Initial Thoughts on the Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp

Princeton Tec has been making headlamps for over 40 years, and I can still remember my excitement when I bought my first Quad headlamp.

Princeton Tec

Princeton Tec Axis – photo courtesy of Princeton Tec website

Princeton Tec continues to innovate and I will be reviewing one of their newest headlamps the Axis.  Read on for my initial thoughts on this headlamp.

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Initial Review

I enjoy reviewing socks and luckily we like to review socks here at 4alloutdoors.org.  Over the next several months I will be reviewing the Men’s PhD® Run Ultra Light Low Cut Socks from Smartwool.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra light Socks

 

I am interested to see how comfortable they are and if the thin socks can stand up to long days of running and hiking.  You can read my initial thoughts at this LINK.

Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee

T-shirts are basic to everyday life. I have a few favorites that sit in the top of my drawer that I always grab when looking for something comfortable for my next adventure.

The Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee isn’t your run of the mill shirt. Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee.

Kaleb R.

Trail Running – Danimal 50k Race Report

Danimal 50k

Danimal 50k Finisher Medal

Fall is prime trail running time in the Southeastern United States.  The Danimal 50k takes place in Lake Charles, Louisiana and it is run on the rooty technical trails of Sam Houston Jones State Park.  This is my review of the race – let’s just say that I underestimated the course, but still was able to earn another finish! Race Report

Final Update: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

SOL Escape Pro Bivvy I wanted to establish what I consider the lower limits of the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy.  I’m not talking about survival either, just how cold I could  manage without risking making myself sick.  After testing it down to 36 F I believe I found my limit.  Put it this way, I will not be trying it in anything colder than this unless I’m in a true survival situation.  On the plus side, I was surprised at just how warm I was able to stay on a very windy and cold night.  To read the rest of the update please click here (and scroll down).

Coy Boy

Final Update: Saxx Running Shorts

Run Shorts

Kinetic 2 in 1 Run Sorts

After 6 weeks of solid running in these Saxx running shorts, the verdict is in.  These shorts are awesome.  Read the updated review here.