Author Archives: Kaleb Ross

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

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LOWA RENEGADE GTX® MID

Footwear is an essential part of many outdoor activities. The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a mid-height boot designed to be comfortable enough for day hikes and rugged enough for backpacking trips under the weight of a loaded pack. Click here to read my initial thoughts and review on them.

Kaleb R.

Swiftwick Flite XT Five Socks

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The Swiftwick Flite XT Five socks were designed specifically with cross-training in mind. Swiftwick claims that they are “the most technologically advanced cross-training sock ever developed.” Click here to see my initial review of this sock.

Kaleb R.

Update GSI Glacier Stainless Camper

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Eggs and hot water for coffee on the stove.

I have been able to use the GSI Glacier Stainless Camper a couple of times since my initial review. I’ve used it to prepare and eat multiple meals (breakfast and supper). Click here to read my initial update and thoughts on the cook set.

Kaleb R.

Final Update – Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

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Kelty Cosmic 20 in my tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been able to test the Kelty Cosmic 20 in some warmer temperatures recently, both in a hammock and in a tent. It’s going to be hard to find a bag out there that gives you this much bang for your buck. Click here to see some updates from my last two trips and read my final thoughts on the sleeping bag.

Kaleb R.

GSI Glacier Stainless Camper – Initial Review

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Glacier Stainless Camper Unpacked

The GSI Glacier Stainless Camper is an all-in-one cooking and eating system designed for use by 4 people. As GSI says, it’s the “Ultimate, Integrated Cooking + Eating Solution.” Nesting nicely inside of a literal kitchen sink, almost everything needed to cook and eat on exists within this single product. Click here to read my initial review on the GSI Glacier Camper system.

Final Update Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket

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Post-run on a mild SC day.

Late winter in Greenville, SC may just be the perfect place for the Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket. This jacket has it’s sweet spot in the mid 40’s and that’s about the average temperature around these parts this time of year. I’ve worn the jacket hiking, camping, running, working out, and around town on an almost every day basis. Click here to read my final thoughts on this versatile jacket.