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LOWA Maine GTX Snowboots arrive in Maine

But where is our snow?

LOWA Maine GTX Women's snow boot

LOWA Maine GTX Women’s snow boots

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.

Not Just Another Bar

GFB - Gluten Free Bars

GFB – Gluten Free Bars

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.

~Kevin

0 Dark 30

COAST FL70 Headlamp

COAST FL70 Headlamp

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.

Check out the first part of my review HERE, and see what is so special about this light!   The COAST FL70 was provided for review purposes.

Baffin Inferno without the Disco

Baffin Inferno Top and Bottom Layer

Baffin Inferno Top and Bottom Layer

Layering has been long recommended as a way to maintain appropriate body temperature, no matter what the weather conditions throw at you.  These new Baffin Inferno base layers, might just be the perfect solution!  So far, I’ve found them to be comfortable and ‘just right’ as far as temperature control.  Our weather has been a bit warmer than usual, but I’m sure that’ll change soon – it is Maine after all.  To read the first part of my review, with description, click HERE.

Baffin provided the Inferno Top and Bottom Layers for review purposes.

~ KevinW

Rain Jacket, Minus the Rain

STIO Environ rain jacket 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….

Update: United by Blue The Ultimate American Sock

IMG_1869 After a month of almost constant wear, I’m happy to report that my United by Blue, Ultimate American bison down socks are holding up well – and are even more comfortable than when they were new.  We haven’t had much cold weather yet, but the socks have done well to keep my feet comfortable – and not too warm! Check out my update HERE.

Socks were provided for review purposes by United by Blue