Final Update: Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs

Saxx Kinetic Boxer (photo provided by Saxx)

I’ve been able to wear the Kinetic Boxer Briefs in a variety of activities. Read my update on how they performed on a backpacking trip as well as some final thoughts on them by clicking here.

Kaleb R.

Update SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers


Quest 2.0 photo courtesy of SAXX

I have used the SAXX Quest 2.0 boxers hiking, running, and lounging over the past two months and they are awesome.  I have to say they have are some of the most comfortable and breathable underwear I have used.  Read on for my full update.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell therapeutic performance soocks

Sockwell men’s therapeutic performance socks


Sockwell provided the men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

This report will be on Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, the Ascend OTC and the Summit OTC. The major distinction between the Ascend and the Summit is that the Ascend is a moderate compression sock while the Summit is a firm compression sock. I will start with explaining the common features followed by the differences. I admire that the Sockwell company supports the revival of the American Textile Industry and the American Sheep Farmers.


Stockwell designs and manufactures socks in the USA. The sheep that produce the wool are from the US Rockies. There is an excellent video on the website under the tab “explore” explaining the manufacturing and design criteria for making the Sockwell socks. to read more please click here.


Update: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

SOL Escape Pro bivvy I wanted to test the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy at the lowest temperature it was recommended but this did not happen for several weeks after receiving it. Then I had to work when it did finally drop to 50° F. Fortunately, it was even cooler the next night and I was able to go on a short overnight hike. The following will be a pretty detailed report of how the bivvy worked as the temperature dropped during the night.  To read all about it please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update – Best Night’s Sleep ever

Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe pillow inflated and ready for bed

I have put this pillow to the test over the past several months including letting my daughter use it for a week long camping trip in Alaska, and I can say it unequivocally meets Sea to Summit’s promise that it is “light, compact and comfortable.” Read on for my final update.

HydraPak Stow 1L

HydraPac Stow 1L Follow along as I put the new HydraPak Stow 1L bottle through the paces.  It is not listed on the Hydrapak website yet and it came without instructions but it’s basically a collapsible water bottle .  If I needed instructions on how to use something like this I probably should just stay out of the woods….  to read my Initial Thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy