Update – Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pants

Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pant

Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pants – Courtesy of MK Website

I have put over 60 miles hiking, backpacking, and trekking around the south on the Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pants and they have performed admirably.  They are super comfortable, durable and look great in the outdoors and social situations.  Read on for my full update!

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

The GCI Pico Arm Chair was provided for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Beep beep, I see a brown UPS truck, I rush out the side door, intercept the driver on the side stairs, we exchange greetings, he hands me the package and I return inside. Glancing out the window, I see the UPS truck is not there.

After opening the ends of the cardboard box I push the contents out. This package is wrapped with the instructions printed cardboard sleeve with a plastic handle. The sleeve slides off with ease revealing the carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap. After opening the 2 side brackets the chair slides out with ease. I glance at the construction, pleased with the sturdy look of the legs and frame of the chair. I have never forgotten the chair that collapsed on me years ago. Holding the chair with the feet down I place my foot on both feet of the chair and pull up to extend the legs. I rotate the armrest per the picture on the box. In seconds the chair is ready to sit. Well, almost all the time. I find using the least amount of force works the best.  To read more please click here.

Oboz Crest Low BDry Hiking Shoe

Crest Low BDry Hiking Shoe

The Oboz Crest Low Shoe is a waterproof, low-top hiking shoe. Designed for long miles on the trail, the shoe could be described as hybrid between a hiking boot and trail running shoe. Click here to see my initial review of the Crest Low Shoe.

Kaleb R.

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Initial thoughts

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Inflated

I love camping in all of its forms – backpacking, car camping, cabins – you name it I like being in the wilderness. However, as I have gotten older I find that I want thicker sleeping bags, and more cushy confines, but the one thing I have not been able to find yet is a good backpacking pillow.  Sea to Summit thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Aeros Ultralight Delux Pillow.  I have the good fortune of reviewing the pillow over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

No More Winter No More Ice

It was a bit unusual in Maine this past winter.  We had plenty of snow, and at times too much.  So much that ice fishing derbies were cancelled.  Not much ice most of the winter, since the snow never melted off and re-froze.  That’s great in a way, but not so great when it comes to reviewing ice gear.  I had the opportunity to review the Hillsound Trail Crampon Pros, and found lack of ice made that difficult.  Check out what I found so far HERE.

Country Archer Jerky Update

Country Archer

Country Archer Meat Bar Black Creek Wilderness

I ran the gamut of emotions for this review: amazing, happy, satisfied, and sad.  The beef jerky from Country Archer has been used backpacking in Mississippi, as a snack during Mardi Gras Parades, and as refueling after running a 50k race in Mississippi.  The product is amazing and left me happy and satisfied, but sad when I went on my latest backpacking trip in the Black Creek Wilderness and realized all I had left was a couple of the Herb Citrus meat bars and had eaten the rest of the jerky. Read on for my final update.