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Final Update Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Relaxing at the top of the Devil’s Marbleyard in the Jefferson National Forest

I have put another 80 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer boots since my last update hiking in the mountains of Virginia and the swamps of Louisiana.  These boots have easily handled all the terrain I encountered while protecting my feet.  Click HERE for my final thoughts.

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

I reviewed the Ergo Hydration Running Belt by FuelBelt.

The FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt is a lightweight belt designed to carry two eight ounce water bottles. It is specifically designed to fit a woman’s body. The water bottles, which come with the belt, are BPA-free.

It contains is a storage pouch for smart phones, which is completely detachable. Inside the pouch, there is a hole for a wire to be inserted, in case you are using micro race locks

wired ear buds. The pouch is held in place by Velcro and a zipper. Two detachable micro race locks are also included. These are used to hold a race bib in place without pins, saving expensive tech shirts from holes and snags. The belt contains reflective accents for visibility when running in low-light conditions. Hex foam moisture wicking padding surrounds the inside of the entire belt.

 

Read the entire review here.

FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle

FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held

The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is a lightweight method to carry up to 10 oz. of hydration on a run. There is an adjustable strap, so you can adjust it to fit around your hand comfortably. The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle is dishwasher safe (top shelf only), which is a real plus. The bottle is BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about Bisphenol A  leaching into your water from the plastic.

The FuelBelt Tech Fuel Hand-Held Running Water Bottle has two gel pack loops to securely hold gel packs. It also has a smart phone holder, so you can have easy access to your fitness apps and music. The loops that hold the smart phone in place stretch, so any size phone can be accommodated securely.

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GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker – first look

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker

Chilling in the GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker at Grand Isle State Park

Camp chairs have advanced the days of the folding three legged stool, and  GCI Outdoor has set out to make the best chairs around.  One of their newest chairs is the FirePit Rocker, an easy to carry lightweight chair that is perfect for any event.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

Final Update – Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Jacket

At the finish of the Double Bridge Run in Pensacola Florida

Since the last update, I have used the Salewa Pedroc backpacking and camping in Virginia, while volunteering at winter ultra races, and for every day hiking and general wear in New Orleans.  Overall, I have over 180 miles on the jacket and it has exceed expectations.  It is comfortable, durable and useful in a wide array of situations.  Click HERE to read my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Blackstone Griddle

Blackstone Griddle

Cooking Pancakes on the Blackstone Griddle

I like to cook outdoors and anything that makes the process easier is a plus.  Blackstone Products makes cold rolled steel griddles and accessories that can be used for camping, tailgating or for cooking at home.  I will be reviewing the Blackstone 28” Griddle over the next couple of months for my cooking endeavors while camping and at home.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.