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First Look – ROVR Colorado RollR 85 Cooler Review

ROVR Colorado RollR 85 Cooler Review

The Colorado RollR 85 fully tricked out.

The ROVR Products RollR cooler started the same way that many ideas do – because of a problem.  Tired of carrying gear from their car to their campsite they thought there had to be a better way, and the RollR cooler was born. ROVR products has an easy to navigate website with videos explaining their products.

I will be reviewing the Colorado RollR 85 in the summer heat of New Orleans and the deep south this summer.  ROVR products calls it “An 85-quart carrying, all-terrain attacking, patented design that can go anywhere you can.”  The RollR 85 retails for $449.

Read my full review here Colorado RollR 85

Initial Update: Swiftwick Flite XT Five Socks

Swiftwicks before a run.

I’ve put these socks through the ringer. Over the past month, I’ve worn the Flite XT Five socks while training for a 50k, Crossfit workouts, and even on a backpacking trip. I haven’t found them to perform exactly as advertised, but they are still my favorite pair of socks at the moment. Click here to see my initial review on the socks.

Kaleb R.

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

lowa renegade

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid

I recently completed a weekend backpacking trip in the southwestern corner of Virginia in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Many know to it and refer to it as Grayson Highlands. 23 miles and two nights on the trail gave me the perfect opportunity to put the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots to the test. Sneak peak: I didn’t break them in before the trip…

Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid boots.

Kaleb R.

Olight I1R EOS Flashlight

Olight I1R EOS Flashlight

Every Christmas, for the past 10 or so years, I have asked for the same thing: a flashlight and/or a pocket knife. Why? Because there is almost always a chance that every day that I will need to use one of them. My first thought when I got my hands on the flashlight was about just how small and compact it was. At half the size of a tube of lip balm, this light takes up minimal space and packs a big punch. Click here to read my initial impressions of the Olight I1R EOS Flashlight.

Kaleb R.

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Follow along as I review the Showers Pass Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt.  It arrived just in time for some hot and muggy Alabama summer weather.  It feels so soft and comfortable it’s hard to believe it has any wool in it.   To read my initial impressions please click here. 

Coy Boy

Update: Blackstone Griddle Review

The Blackstone Griddle has performed as advertised.  It is easy to cook on and I like that I can generally cook an entire meal at one time.  Seasoning and cleaning was a bit of a chore at first but has become easier, and the griddle is easily transportable, but maybe not in the way Blackstone envisioned.  Click HERE to read my full update on my Blackstone Griddle Review.

Blackstone Griddle Review

Cooking Venison hot links on the Blackstone Products 28″ Griddle.