GOLITE Amp Lite Trail Runners update

Shoe in both colors available So far I have really enjoyed reviewing these shoes, they are like nothing I have ever worn before. I encourage you to review the second installment of my review here…

Dave (the turtle) Wilkes

Primus ExpressSpider Stove

Making hot coco while showshoeing

So easy a 9yo can use it

“So easy a caveman can do it…”

There were no cavemen available for this review, but I was able to locate a 9yo.

I have completed my review of this stove and you can read for yourself how it performed for me here…

Dave (the turtle) Wilkes

Tilley Tec-wool cap a last look

Review by Arnie P

Blueberry Mountain trailhead

Blueberry Mountain trailhead

The Tec-wool cap was provided by Tilley for review purposes.

This past month was very good in terms of weather, timing, and four great hiking hiking days to put this hat through a lot of varied conditions. I hiked in the Billerica forest, and in New Hampshire.
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Stay Warm with the Canada Goose Camp Jacket

By Suzanne

Canada Goose Camp Down Jacket

Canada Goose Camp Down Jacket

When I was first told that I would be reviewing a down jacket, my immediate feeling was that I would be wearing something that emphasized my worst features and made me look like a doughboy that is on tv a lot this time of year. I was not at all enthusiastic. But, Canada Good has definitely proven me wrong. Their Camp Jacket has got to be my favorite jacket ever. It’s the perfect combination of outdoor wear and city active wear. I’ve worn it to go out to dinner at fancy restaurants as a jacket to go with a nice outfit. But, more notably, I’ve also worn it for all of my winter expeditions and come back nice and toasty warm despite the wretched temperatures. My most recent expedition with the Canada Goose Camp Jacket led me to Pleasant Mountain in Maine, which is a small local peak known for great views with minimal time on the trail. To read more about my trip itself, read the full report here. Otherwise, you can find my thoughts from the trail on the Canada Goose Camp Jacket by going to my review here.

Staying hydrated with the CamelBak Fourteener

By Suzanne

Camelbak Fourteener

Camelbak Fourteener

The first pack that I ever bought when I started seriously hiking about five years ago was a Camelbak. I found it locally, liked that it came with a water bladder, and it fit within my poor college student budget. Well, I’ve grown up, but my taste in packs is still with Camelbak, especially with their CamelBak® Fourteener, which they sent me to review. The improvements in the basic overall design of the CamelBak® Fourteener versus my old Camelbak are really noticeable and had definitely resulted in a pack that I’d buy even if it didn’t come with their newly redesigned bladder. I recently took the CamelBak® Fourteener up Pleasant Mountain, a local peak where I got my first winter hike in a couple years ago, with my husband and dog. To hear about my trip with the CamelBak® Fourteener you can click here. To read my full report and thoughts about just the CamelBak® Fourteener, click here.

The Saucony Women’s Progrid Razor Keeps Me Dry

By Suzanne

Saucony Women’s Progrid Razor

Saucony Women’s Progrid Razor

I have been a Saucony loved for as long as I can remember. My mom used to buy them for me when I was growing up because she knew that they were a high quality sneaker with a reasonable price tag. I’ve tried other brands of running shoes now that I’m on a quest to get fit, but nothing seems to come close to the fit and feel of Saucony on my feet. One of their newest designs to hit the market is the Progrid Razor, which is the perfect shoe to be training in now that winter is underway here in Maine. When other shoes slip or lead you to have wet feet when running in incliment weather, the Progrid Razor keeps your feet warm and dry. I recently took them up Pleasant Mountain, a small peak nearby, to see how they would handle the mud, ice, and dusting of snow that the mountains have been blessed with so far this year. To read my full trail report, click on this link. To read just about the Saucony Women’s Progrid Razor and hear more about my thoughts on this awesome addition to the Saucony lineup, click here.