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Kuju Coffee Final Update

A multi-day trip into Pisgah National Forest on the first weekend in fall was the perfect time to test out Kuju Coffee’s Pocket PourOver system. Coffee at breakfast and after dinner made the trip that much more enjoyable. Sounds like I enjoyed the coffee? Click here to read my final thoughts on Kuju Coffee.

Kaleb R.

Final update on the Chaos Beatles 100% Organic Fedora Hat

This will be my final reporting on the Chaos Beatles 100% Organic Fedora Hat and over the last six weeks I have not changed my thoughts on this hat. I have continued to wear it at the beach and around town after.

Read more here. 

Jenn K. 

Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutrition Follow along as I see how I like Tailwind Nutrition.  It was developed by ultra endurance racer Jeff Vierling as an all-in-one formula to combine hydration, caloric and electrolyte replacement during ultra race events. He was frustrated with the available drinks, gels, and bars that caused stomach issues to the point of hurling in a trash can at the end of his first Leadville 100. After testing several combinations he came up with the current formula with the intention of using it as his secret weapon, only other athletes saw his results and wanted in on the action.  To read the rest of my first impressions please click here.

Coy Boy

Update: Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs

Saxx Kinetic Boxer Underwear

I’ve had a month or so to use an test out the Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs. They have been worn during runs, working out, and even as during my office job sitting at a desk. Click here to read my update. 

Kaleb R.

Update Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

The Katadyn Be Free filter has accompanied me on all of my adventures this summer – backpacking in Mississippi, local Louisiana hikes, and remote mountain running in Alaska.  The BeFree has worked well in all situations and ensured that I had a clean source of water!  Read on for my full update.

Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.