MEC Tace jacket

Review by Arnie P

trailhead Blueberry Mountain

trailhead Blueberry Mountain

The MEC (Mountain Equipment CO-OP) Tace jacket was provided for review purposes.

This past month was very good in terms of weather, and three great hiking days to put the Tace jacket through a lot of varied conditions. The three hikes consisted of Bald Mountain/Artist bluff combination, Blueberry Mountain, and Lincoln Woods – all in New Hampshire.  To read more.

Winter Outdoor Retailer News

Today, January 19th is the first day of the Winter ‘show’.  Today is the day that all those lucky attendees get to try out some winter gear.  Many of the outdoor gear companies are there, with with some of their new and cool gear, offering demos, information and usually the opportunity to try things out.  Danielle, and Dave are there, ready to see what’s new.  Starting tomorrow, they will be meeting with the company reps at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City.  They’ll be posting updates and pictures, so you can see what’s coming.

What they see over the next 4 days, is what we’ll be reviewing, and you’ll be seeing in stores over the next year.   Grab a cup of something warm, and stay tuned!   Check for updates on Twitter: @4alloutdoors  and Facebook:

Check out these cool snowshoes for women!

MSR Women's Lightning Axis Snowshoes Cascade designs has some new technology in their snowshoes line-up.  The MSR Women’s Lightning Axis Snowshoes  has the first bilateral binding adjustment to correct toe in or toe out stride. Their new binding technology called SpeedLock, is designed to set the binding up at home and then at the trail just kick your foot in, adjust the heel strap and you are ready to go.

 Read more about the Women’s Lightning Axis Snowshoes here.

By Jenn K.

Cool Spork that takes the heat

Review by Arnie P

tea time

tea time

Even though I was outdoors a lot during this period, I only had the opportunity to use the Spork on one hiking trip.

Blueberry Mountain  To read more.

Final Update on the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable 16 Ounce Mug

Aladdin Transform Mug

For the past month I have been enjoying my daily java in the Aladdin Transform Recycled and Recyclable Mug.

This mug is made with recycled plastics, BPA free, dishwasher/microwave safe, and is good for the environment.

Check out how I am liking this mug here.

Jenn K.

Final Update on Platypus SoftBottle

The Platypus SoftBottle has been nearly everywhere with me for the past few months.  I have found it to be one of the most versatile hydration devices I have ever used.  From backpacking to day hiking, carrying it around campus, and athletic events, the Platypus SoftBottle has proved to be worth the while.  Check here for my latest update.

-Kaleb R.