Update – Ryders Swamper Photochronic

The Ryders Swamper Photochronic eyeglasses have become a part of my everyday life.  I wear them all the time.  If I am outside, they are on my face. Read more…

Review by: Ron J

The Swamper Photochromic glasses were provided by Ryders for the purpose of this review.

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Arnie looks at center of gravity update for DIY bamboo poles

Article by Arnie P

bamboo poles

bamboo poles

Since I have been using my homemade poles for about 6 months, I have decided to give you an update.  These poles are about half the weight of my store bought poles yet they don’t feel that light.  I guess I was expecting to feel more of a difference.  I started looking for an explanation.  This lead me to thinking about the center of gravity for the poles.  To read more.





Final Review – Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Trail Shoes


Since my last review I have been able to use the Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity trail shoes on several trail runs and I have even worn them on the road  just to see how they felt.  I continue to be impressed with the V-Lites on the trail and they even felt good on my road runs.  Read more…

Review by: Ron J

Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity shoes were provided by Hi-Tec for the purpose of this review.


Final Review – Hi-Tec Sandstone Peak Parka

I am glad I got the Hi-Tec Sandstone Peak Parka when I did because like a lot of the country, here in South Carolina, we jumped into early summer. For the past two weeks we have been very warm and dry so I have not needed the parka at all. Luckily, I did get some use out of it since my last review and it was exactly what I needed on a camping trip a few weeks back. Read more…

Review by: Ron J

Hi-Tec Sandstone Peak Parka was provided by Hi-Tec for the purpose of this review.


Bogs Copperhead Final Update

author wading across the creek in the holler behind my house

I have contained to wear the Copperhead boots quite a bit over the past month and a half, mostly while dayhiking and on one kayaking trip.  I still have not ran across any snakes.  I also wore them several more times while working on clearing some brush in an overgrown wooded area.  The only real problem I have experienced is that it has been unseasonably warm during this time.  February is normally our coldest month, but since my last update in mid February it has not even gotten below freezing, and many days have seen a high in the upper 70s to low 80s F.  To read the rest of the update please click here.

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Ryders Defcon PolarPhoto sunglasses update

Review by Arnie P

hiking in Horn Pond Reservation

hiking in Horn Pond Reservation

I have used the Ryders Defcon PolarPhoto sunglasses almost everyday since they arrived at my house.  I am finding out there is a lot to like about these sunglasses and I will get into the details.  I have used the sunglasses mostly outdoors hiking and driving and on a few occasions indoors.

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