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Rhone Mako Shorts – Update

Rhone Mako shorts

Wearing the Rhone Mako Shorts while exploring Buccaneer State Park, MS

I have used the Rhone Mako Shorts for over 120 miles of running, hiking, weightlifting and overall outdoor use.  They are very comfortable and seem to be durable with no obvious defects or wear spots.  Read on for my full update on these fashionable outdoors shorts!

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

GCI provided the Pico Arm Chair for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

For most of the last month, it was not the most suitable weather to test an outdoor item due to rain and cool temperatures. When the weather improved, I got quality time using the GCI Pico Arm chair. When the weather was hot, I could answer a question from a local reader in my review. I will get into comfort and more on the chair back storage Caddy. To read more please click here.

 

Alpine Aire Snacks, Dips, and Smoothies – Initial Review

Various snacks, smoothie, and dips.

Few things can change how a trip in the backcountry is remembered more than food. Insufficient quantity or poor quality can dull the thrill of bagging a summit or ruin the satisfaction of a hard earned day on the trail.

Over the next month, I will be testing out some backcountry food products from Alpine Aire.

Click here to see my initial review on a variety of snacks, dips, and smoothie from Alpine Aire.

Kaleb R

Happy Feet

Blue/Grey Hiker socks

I love hiking, and am not always super picky about gear  – I love trying new items, and seeing how they work out.  One thing I am picky about is making sure my feet are happy.  That means comfortable socks and footwear.   Injinji has some new socks coming out, and I was fortunate enough to receive 2 pair.  A pair of lightweight Liner socks, and a heavier pair of Hiker socks.  These won’t be available until fall, but we have a sneak peak!  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts and plans.

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Water Filtration has come a long way since I started backpacking in the days of iodine tablets and Polar Pure.  Even the days of pumps might be long gone.  Katadyn has introduced the hand held water filtration called the BeFree.  I am fortunate to be reviewing this cool new water filtration device over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

CreekKooler

Hey, I don’t see anyone paddling the mini-kayak that’s following you… Oh, now I see the lid on it, so its not actually a kayak, just a place for gear storage?   Ah, so it’s a cooler, how cool is that (pun intended…) But seriously, I’ll be testing the CreekKooler for the next few months.   You can read my initial thought’s here.

Coy Boy