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Showers Pass Apex Tech T-Shirt Update

Showers Pass Apex Tech T-shirt I have really enjoyed wearing the Showers Pass Apex Tech T-Shirt so far.  It is fast becoming one of my favorites for bike riding and is a great hiking shirt as well.  It has been very humid this summer and I was able to test the wicking ability of the shirt to the max.  To read all my thoughts so far please click here.

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Update Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Upper and sole wear on the Xero Shoes TerraFlex after 100 miles of use

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

The Xero Shoes TerraFlex have performed well over the past several months.  I was able to use them for daily walks, hiking and even a beach half marathon.  The shoes have performed well in all conditions.  They definitely take getting used to, but I find them to be comfortable. Durability also seems to be great even after over 100 miles of use.  You can read my entire update here.

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip & 500 Twist Bottles

Final Update!

After using the GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip and 500 Twist bottles extensively for a couple months, I was able to assess their strong and weak points well.  I will say this, there were not many weak points!  Read HERE for the full review and updates.

 

Olight H1R Nova Headlamp UPDATE

Update after a month of extensive use

I have now used the Olight H1R Nova Headlamp for over a month and I remain super impressed.  Click this LINK for full update and pictures of use.

Maker:0x4c,Date:2017-12-19,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y

First look at the Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag

Sakari Gear Sisu Sleeping Bag photo courtesy of Sakari Gear Website

One of the best things about reviewing gear is the ability to try out new products and learn about new companies. One of the new companies is Sakari Gear.  Sakari Gear’s “goal is to be able to provide great quality outdoor gear at a great price, while creating a meaningful social impact.”  Their first product is the Sisu Sleeping bag which I have the good fortune of reviewing.  You can read my initial thoughts on the Sisu Sleeping bag HERE.

Update GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

Update GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

Dinner Prep at Buccaneer State Park in Mississippi

I am not sure how I car camped before I started using the GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station.  I really enjoy how easy it is to set up and the ability to better organize my camp.  The table top is perfect for storage and food preparation.  You can read my full update HERE.