Good news, I have finally begun to use my Kombi Base Layer this season and it has been really great for a large variety of activities. It is an awesome layering piece for X-Country skiing and snowshoeing and a great outside piece for running and use at the gym. I just recently hiked to the top of Maylan’s Peak and it was such an amazing view. My Kombi kept me warm and comfortable all the way up and back down when it usually gets a little more brisk.
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Brunton Restore, Image courtesy of Brunton
Have you ever been on a backpacking trip and have your phone die halfway through the trip, or maybe have your camera batteries die and miss some great photo opportunities? And possibly even worse, have your GPS die and get lost? Well Brunton has just the device to cure this problem. Enter the Brunton Restore otherwise referred to as the Restore throughout the rest of this review. The Restore is basically a solar powered charger built onto a heavy duty rechargeable battery. The Restore’s battery can also be charged via a computer USB 2.0 port or through a car power outlet before heading outdoors. To read more please click here.
Kelty says the bag has a zipper draft tube with anti-snag design and it lives up to that claim. read more
Trail runners or hiking boot alternative? How about both. I have posted the final installment in my review of these unique shoes and I invite you to follow the link below to read the entire review.
Dave (the turtle) Wilkes
Are you snowed in? Here in Northern New England, we’ve had some great snow this year! Makes you want to get out and FLEX those muscles!! I’ve been using a pair of Tubbs FLEX ALP snowshoes, and getting some exercise, and getting rid of cabin fever. Check out the review HERE.
Piles of snow in Maine
Men's FLEX ALP Snowshoe
Countdown to Valentine's Day 2011: Day 3
For those of you who have been following 4AllOutdoors this week, you might remember my last Countdown post, Day 2, in which I eluded to a bit of luxury in the next post. Well, here you have it.
Yes, that’s right. You, my outdoor loving friend, should really check this out. Buff, the “original multifunction headwear”, released a luxury Buff to their lineup last year and it is dying to be worn by your fashion loving Valentine. Or maybe just the outdoor lover who could use a little sprucing up. (Remember their old, gross headgear piece of choice? Ew. You have to get rid of that.) For those of you who have been living under a rock and have yet to experience a Buff for yourself, the Buff is a super convertible, really long tube of material, merino wool in this case, that easily converts from a neck scarf to an ear warm to a hat to and balaclava and so much more. If you haven’t done so already, you need to go check out the reviews that we have done of Buffs over here.
The idea here is pretty straight forward. For the lady or lad in your life who seemingly has it all, a merino wool Buff, especially in a lovely shade of pink or red, will show them you care by keeping them safe and warm during the bitter cold of winter and by giving them a super easy to pack extra layer no matter what the season. Is your Valentine purely platonic? Then the idea stays the same. As we all know, staying safe in the great outdoors means being prepared for anything. The Buff is lightweight, durable and very easy to stash in a pocket of your pack or even in a purse for a night on the town.
Coming in at under $35, you can give your Valentine merino wool and look like you spent a fortune. Only you’ll know you didn’t.