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Oboz Crest Low BDry Hiking Shoe

Crest Low BDry Hiking Shoe

The Oboz Crest Low Shoe is a waterproof, low-top hiking shoe. Designed for long miles on the trail, the shoe could be described as hybrid between a hiking boot and trail running shoe. Click here to see my initial review of the Crest Low Shoe.

Kaleb R.

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Initial thoughts

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Inflated

I love camping in all of its forms – backpacking, car camping, cabins – you name it I like being in the wilderness. However, as I have gotten older I find that I want thicker sleeping bags, and more cushy confines, but the one thing I have not been able to find yet is a good backpacking pillow.  Sea to Summit thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Aeros Ultralight Delux Pillow.  I have the good fortune of reviewing the pillow over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

No More Winter No More Ice

It was a bit unusual in Maine this past winter.  We had plenty of snow, and at times too much.  So much that ice fishing derbies were cancelled.  Not much ice most of the winter, since the snow never melted off and re-froze.  That’s great in a way, but not so great when it comes to reviewing ice gear.  I had the opportunity to review the Hillsound Trail Crampon Pros, and found lack of ice made that difficult.  Check out what I found so far HERE.

Country Archer Jerky Update

Country Archer

Country Archer Meat Bar Black Creek Wilderness

I ran the gamut of emotions for this review: amazing, happy, satisfied, and sad.  The beef jerky from Country Archer has been used backpacking in Mississippi, as a snack during Mardi Gras Parades, and as refueling after running a 50k race in Mississippi.  The product is amazing and left me happy and satisfied, but sad when I went on my latest backpacking trip in the Black Creek Wilderness and realized all I had left was a couple of the Herb Citrus meat bars and had eaten the rest of the jerky. Read on for my final update.

Outside-Inside Freestyle Dome Cornhole and Ladderball

Spring is finally here and daylight savings time means more time outside. The Outside-Inside Freestyle Dome Ladderball and Cornhole game is a lightweight, and packable game that combines two classic outdoor games: Cornhole and Ladderball.

The game is designed to be portable and lightweight so that you can take it along on all kinds of trips and activities.

Read more here.

Update Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Brief

April 6, 2017

Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

At the Bald Rock Overlook Pinhoti Trail

I have done my best to break the Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs over the past two months with over 125 miles of backpacking, running and general wear.  They have been supremely comfortable, continue to look brand new, and for the most part are funk free for the first couple days of continuous use.  Read on for my full update!