Author Archives: Kaleb Ross

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.

Smartwool Backpacker 150 Tee

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I have worn the Backpacker 150 Tee multiple days a week for the past 4 months. Since my last post, I have continued to run, work out, and wear the shirt casually. Click here to see my final update on the t-shirt where I highlight some features of the shirt and draw some final conclusions.

Kaleb R.

Update Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

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Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

I was able to take the Kelty Cosmic 20 on a multi night backpacking trip on the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Varying temps on each nigh allowed me to test out the temperature ratings above and below the Cosmic 20’s range.

Click here to read my full update on the bag.

Kaleb R.

Update: Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket

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I’ve been using the Cotopaxi Paray jacket for a couple months now and I love it. It’s my go-to easy layer that I can trust to protect me from the elements. Check out my first update by clicking here.

Kaleb R.

Update – Smartwool Backpacker Tee

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Two months with the Smartwool Backpacker Tee and I can say it’s one of the best that I have ever worn. I’ve worn it backpacking, running, at the gym and around town. Click here to see my thoughts on this shirt’s superpowers as well as how well it plays with dogs.

Kaleb R.