Author Archives: Leesaj

Leatherman Juice CS3 Multi-tool

Leatherman Juice CS3

Just a little something to take on my next adventure!  The Leatherman Juice CS3 just arrived.  Coming from one of the most well known tool companies, I’m anxous to try it out. .  A small but useful tool that is easy to carry.  Check out what I’ve found so far HERE.

Leatherman Juice CS3

 

 

 

LOWA is going to Iceland

LOWA Maine GTX Women's snow boot

LOWA Maine GTX Women’s boot

Next week, I’m heading to Iceland for some exploring, camping and hiking.  I’m trying to travel light, so I’m only taking two pairs of shoes.  My LOWA Maine GTX shoes for exploring in town, and my LOWA Aerox GTX® Surround‘s for hiking.  The Maine’s arrived back in the winter, but are intended to be a casual, spring/summer/fall shoe. I think they will serve the purpose, especially since we plan on doing a lot of walking.  Read about the Maine’s HERE.

 

LOWA Aerox GTX® Surround Women’s shoe

Just Arrived!

I’m really looking forward to doing some hiking in Iceland in 10 days!  Coming with me on my hikes will be the LOWA Aerox GTX Surround Women’s multi-use shoe.   We (my daughter and I) plan on camping and hiking while there, with some kayaking thrown in.  These LOWA s are definitely lightweight, so lets see how they do on the hikes.  Read more about them HERE

LOWA Aerox GTX shoes

Aerox GTX® Surround Ws

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These shoes were received for review purposes.

Happy Feet

Blue/Grey Hiker socks

I love hiking, and am not always super picky about gear  – I love trying new items, and seeing how they work out.  One thing I am picky about is making sure my feet are happy.  That means comfortable socks and footwear.   Injinji has some new socks coming out, and I was fortunate enough to receive 2 pair.  A pair of lightweight Liner socks, and a heavier pair of Hiker socks.  These won’t be available until fall, but we have a sneak peak!  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts and plans.

No More Winter No More Ice

It was a bit unusual in Maine this past winter.  We had plenty of snow, and at times too much.  So much that ice fishing derbies were cancelled.  Not much ice most of the winter, since the snow never melted off and re-froze.  That’s great in a way, but not so great when it comes to reviewing ice gear.  I had the opportunity to review the Hillsound Trail Crampon Pros, and found lack of ice made that difficult.  Check out what I found so far HERE.

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

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Charlie -walking across the frozen snow.

Maine in the winter is cold, snowy and long.  Sometimes getting outdoors isn’t very easy to do.  I enjoy snowshoeing, and don’t mind the snow.  I’m not crazy about bitter cold and ice though.  Hillsound may have provided some relief from the ice – now if they could do something about the cold.   The Trail Crampon Pro’s offer some very aggressive ice crampons that make being outdoors less slippery and much more enjoyable.  Follow along for my initial thoughts, and then check back next month for a follow up.  Click Here to read on.