Walking Barefoot? Here’s a Euro for Your Troubles

I received a pair of  PUR Euros for review purposes, and they claim they are like walking barefoot.  I’m going to see about

PUR Euro shoe

Euro in Dark Roast, photo courtesy of manufacturer

that!  I’ve always loved going barefoot in the summer, but find that its just not a good idea in some places.  So, these are going to get a work out after hiking or kayaking, especially around the campfire at night.

Seems a bit funny, as my only previous experience with Baffin footwear is a pair of super winter boots.

Read the initial review HERE.

Therm-A-Rest 2 C/35 F Alpine down blanket update

Review by Arnie P

Alpine blanket with Prolite air pad

Alpine blanket with Prolite air pad

The next step in my trying out the Alpine blanket was to go on a series of one night local backpacks.  Since my last report, I bought a Therm-A-Rest Z light pad.  I now had essentially 2 air pads and one Z foam pad all made by Therm-A-Rest.  I will now go into the differences I found while trying out the different sleeping pads.  To read more.

Osprey Hornet 32 Final Update

I recently took the Hornet 32 on a two day, 23 mile, overnight backpacking trip.  It was the perfect trip prior to wrapping up my final update on the pack. There are many products out there labeled “lightweight”, but I think that the Hornet 32 holds up to its lightweight label and performs well in a variety of settings and activities.  Check my final update on my experiences and thoughts on the Osprey Hornet 32 here.

-Kaleb R.

Benchmade 585 Mini-Barrage Update

The Mini-Barrage has accompanied me on numerous day hikes and some overnight backpackinig trips.  Click here to see my update on how the knife has performed over the past months.

-Kaleb R.

Exchange 26 Duffle Put to the Test……..

Danielle Denton

I use my Exchange 26 every time I travel and I love it.  I was in dire need for a good, durable duffle to use for all my travels.  I tested it on a small SkyWest Jet, on my camping adventures, and everything in between.  I was happy to see that it fit pretty well in the overhead bin with some nice pushing and all my clothes stayed clean and unwrinkled.  The ID badge is easy to get to and you can register your bag to track your order in case of loss or theft.  It has great packing ability and heavy duty compression straps for a big load.

Click here to read more about the awesome features of the Exchange 26…….

One last look…..Kombi Base Layer

Danielle Denton

The Kombi barrierweight base layer has been a great piece of clothing and has served its purpose during a large variety of activities.  When I wore it skiing I was well insulated and kept nice and cozy while up on the mountain.  It fit really well all throughout the time I was reviewing it and didn’t do any shrinking, fading, or discoloring.  I wore it on many adventures and wonderful hikes.  

Click here to read more……