Update GSI Glacier Stainless Camper

Glacier Stainless Camper

Eggs and hot water for coffee on the stove.

I have been able to use the GSI Glacier Stainless Camper a couple of times since my initial review. I’ve used it to prepare and eat multiple meals (breakfast and supper). Click here to read my initial update and thoughts on the cook set.

Kaleb R.

First look at the Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Xero Shoes TerraFlex

A break in hike at the Woodlands Conservancy

Xero Shoes are designed after the Huarache type of sandal that was made popular in the book “Born to Run.”  As a runner and hiker, I am always interested in new products and platforms and after talking with the charismatic Steven Sashen decided that I would try a pair of the new TerraFlex trail shoes from Xero Shoes.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip & 500 Twist Bottles

I have long been impressed with the plethora of handy products that GSI has come out with for the outdoor enthusiast, backpacker, hiker, and general fitness minded folk.  Their catalog WEBSITE ranges from cast aluminum dutch ovens (of which we own two), to backpacking stoves designed for four season use, to camp furniture and coffee brewing apparatus.  They really have it all.  I have now been provided two of their new vacuum insulated Microlite water bottles.  Full Review

GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip & 500 Twist Bottles

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Bridger Mid B-dry in the woods

Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots in the woods

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

It’s been a good month for trying out the Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots. What I wear on my feet is my most important gear. Since I have sensitive feet, I stop when problems develop with my feet. There was a lot of good weather, so I hiked in Harold Parker State Forest several times and walked in my community. I go to the gym several times a week and to a few other events. The performance and comfort of these boots is great. To read more please click here.

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Overlooking the beach in Grand Isle Louisiana

Even though I have been slowed with an Achilles issue, I have been able to use the Cotopaxi Veloz for an additional 80 miles of running and hiking putting my total miles on the pack over 200.  The pack continues to show excellent durability except for the front chest strap connection point which has continued to fray, but has not failed.  The pack has continued to work well for all of my hiking and running adventures, and I have remained chafe free.  Click HERE for to read my final thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack.

Final Update – Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

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Kelty Cosmic 20 in my tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have been able to test the Kelty Cosmic 20 in some warmer temperatures recently, both in a hammock and in a tent. It’s going to be hard to find a bag out there that gives you this much bang for your buck. Click here to see some updates from my last two trips and read my final thoughts on the sleeping bag.

Kaleb R.