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Craghoppers National Geographic Nosilife Adventure Long Sleeved Shirt (Women’s)

The Craghoppers National Geographic Noslife Adventure Long Sleeved Shirt arrived in a women’s size 12 and the color sea salt (light beige). I will say that I am very impressed with the initial appearance of this shirt. The shirt screams of quality from the fabric, looks stylish, and looks to be made well.

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Jenn K.

Final Look adidas Evil Eye Pro Sunglasses

This summer and fall has been packed with adventure and the adidas Evil Eye Pro sunglasses have been with me everywhere.


At the finish of the Maine Marathon

I have used them mountain running in Alaska, running marathons in New Hampshire and Maine, hiking in Mississippi and Louisiana, daily use and a 126 mile run on the Mississippi River Levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.  Overall, I have 500 plus miles of use and abuse on the glasses and they have performed well.  They are comfortable, provide solid eye protection, and have proven to be durable. Read on for my full thoughts.

Cotopaxi Men’s Paray Lightweight Jacket

A lightweight jacket that with from a company that sets itself apart with “Gear for Good”, the Cotopaxi Men’s Paray Lightweight checks a lot of the boxes at first look. Click here to see my initial review and thoughts on the jacket.

Kaleb R.

Initial thoughts on the Crono N5 Pocket Knife

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Swiss Advance Cronos N5 Pocket Knife. Photo Courtesy of the Swiss Advance Website

Swiss Advance has created their own version of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife – the Crono N5 pocket knife.  Over the next couple months, the Crono N5 pocket knife will be my everyday carry knife and I look forward to seeing how it performs.  Click here for my initial thoughts.

Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Final Update

I was able to take the Revol 65 on the Black Mountain Crest Trail in some cold, wintery conditions. The conditions and difficulty of the trail provided the perfect final proving ground for the backpack. Click here to read my final review and conclusions on the Kelty Revol 65 backpack.

Kaleb R.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks


The men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks were provided by Sockwell for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Since I had swelling in my legs when I received the Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks, I was eager to try them out. My swelling reduced after the first day and was not visible after 4 days. The Ascend and the Summit socks produced such similar results that I found it difficult to distinguish between them. Compression socks aid in increasing circulation and reduce the possibility of blood clots in the lower legs. I love the idea I can carry out those goals and still be comfortable. I have worn the socks for weekly Wednesday group hiking. They are warm and comfortable.

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