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Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Initial Review

I enjoy reviewing socks and luckily we like to review socks here at 4alloutdoors.org.  Over the next several months I will be reviewing the Men’s PhD® Run Ultra Light Low Cut Socks from Smartwool.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra light Socks

 

I am interested to see how comfortable they are and if the thin socks can stand up to long days of running and hiking.  You can read my initial thoughts at this LINK.

Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee

T-shirts are basic to everyday life. I have a few favorites that sit in the top of my drawer that I always grab when looking for something comfortable for my next adventure.

The Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee isn’t your run of the mill shirt. Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee.

Kaleb R.

Final Update: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

SOL Escape Pro Bivvy I wanted to establish what I consider the lower limits of the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy.  I’m not talking about survival either, just how cold I could  manage without risking making myself sick.  After testing it down to 36 F I believe I found my limit.  Put it this way, I will not be trying it in anything colder than this unless I’m in a true survival situation.  On the plus side, I was surprised at just how warm I was able to stay on a very windy and cold night.  To read the rest of the update please click here (and scroll down).

Coy Boy

Final Update: Saxx Running Shorts

Run Shorts

Kinetic 2 in 1 Run Sorts

After 6 weeks of solid running in these Saxx running shorts, the verdict is in.  These shorts are awesome.  Read the updated review here.

Final Update – Injinji Compression Socks

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have put almost another 100 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression socks while running 2 marathons and trail 50k.  The socks have remained comfortable both on short and long runs.  Meanwhile durability has been good with a few pulls in the socks, but nothing that hurt their performance at this point.  Read on for my final update.

Final Update: Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs

Saxx Kinetic Boxer (photo provided by Saxx)

I’ve been able to wear the Kinetic Boxer Briefs in a variety of activities. Read my update on how they performed on a backpacking trip as well as some final thoughts on them by clicking here.

Kaleb R.