ready for New England winter weather
I received the Sandstone Peak Parka from Hi-Tec for review purposes. This is not my grandfather’s fur lined parka which probably would have been made from caribou or seal for protection from wind and freezing temperatures. Here we are over a hundred years later with a parka that is a lot lighter, and a lot more versatile as you will read from my review.
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Bogs Copperhead Image courtesy of Bogs
The Copperhead is listed in the hunting category on the website, and as expected, they are camo (Realtree). Also, as the name hints, these are snake boots. I already own a pair of Bogs boots (the Blaze MT) and have been extremely pleased with their performance but I am excited to see if the Copperhead’s are up to the challenge. So over the next few months I’ll be wearing the Copperhead boots while I am out and about exploring in the woods and paddling on local creeks and rivers. Please click here to read the first of a series of three reports on how they perform.
Review by Arnie P
climbing small hill with Keen Erickson PCT boots
December, with the holidays and the shortest daylight hours of the year, make for a very busy and hectic month. My activities have continued to be about the same this period, with weather colder than earlier, but still warmer than normal for this time of year. I continue to wear the Keen Erickson boots almost daily. To read more.
The snow is here and with snow comes some pretty awesome activities, one of those being snowshoeing and I can’t wait to try out these amazing Elektra 11 snowshoes by Atlas as soon as I can. Upon first inspection they look like they will perform very well and they have some really great features. Everything seems to be put together well and built to sustain long term use. They have an awesome color scheme and are built of high quality materials. The Atlas Snow-Shoe Company is always looking to improve their technologies in order to provide the highest degree of performance in every snowshoe they create. I can’t wait to try them out and see how well all the wonderful features hold up.
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Author taking a break after a steep climb
I have been wearing the Savage jacket quite a bit over the past couple of months. Temperatures have been all over the place, from a cool 28 F to a rather warm 60 F. Anything warmer than that and I didn’t need the jacket. I also wore it during several rain showers and even during a couple of brief snow events. I wore it mostly when either day hiking or riding my mountain bike but also wore it on a long recumbent ride and a couple of shorter road rides. I have worn it under a hydration pack (Geigerrig Rig 1200) most of the time. I have worn it over just a t-shirt and over a t-shirt and thick winter shirt. To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.
The Happy Girl Skirt has been so amazing to run in and is my number one choice of running gear right now. It fits so well and really holds up to excessive use. A lot of miles have been run in this skirt and I have never been disappointed. I have run a few races in it and have mainly run in the Ogden area and now the Draper area of Utah. It has held up great in this environment and I love that every time I put it on it fits perfectly.
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