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.
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But where is our snow?
I received the LOWA Maine GTX boots for review purposes, and am anxious to try them out. We really do need some snow, and hopefully will have some before too long. The boots look like high top sneakers, but are designed for wearing in the snow and cold. With uppers made from Waxed Cotton Canvas/Polyester/Full Grain Leather and a lining that is waterproof and includes GORE-TEX®, I am very curious as too how they will do. Click HERE to read more about them.
I’ve been checking out the GFB – Gluten Free Bar over the last month or so. I’m impressed with the thought that has gone into these bars, and the taste. The healthiest food in the world probably won’t get eaten if it doesn’t taste good. Read about what I’ve found while eating them. Check out my review HERE.
GFB was provided for review purposes.
Not sure how many of you are as frustrated as I am (and sleepy) because it gets dark so early, and stays dark so long. Here in Maine, its pitch dark by 4:30 pm, and still dark at 7:00 am. Not only does this cut into my outdoor time, it makes doing anything outdoors more difficult. Have you ever walked a mostly black dog in the dark? She’s off leash and hard to spot, that’s for sure. Thankfully, the COAST FL70 Headlamp has rescued me from stumbling around in the dark. I wear it while walking the dogs, while trying to see into dark spaces and keep it with me while driving in bad weather.
I received the STIO Women’s Environ jacket for review purposes. Other than wearing a few times more as a wind breaker, I haven’t had many opportunities to wear it. No rain, no real need for a rain jacket. We’ve hardly had any rain, and no snow yet at all. The jacket has so many features though, that I have plenty to write about. Check out the initial review HERE, and then check back in about a month for more thoughts on the jacket. I’m sure our Maine weather will be cooperating by then….