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Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

Update on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife

Swiss Advance

Swiss Advance Crono N5

I have carried the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife for the last month or so, and I really like how handy this little knife is. The tools are useful in a pickle, and the knife blade is sharp and big enough for standard camp tasks like cutting stuff for meal prep.  Read on for my full thoughts on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell Men's therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell Men’s therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell provided the men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

In this last look at the Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, we discuss washing and the reduction of swelling in my legs. I have been out on the trail in the cold weather of 15 F and winds up to 20 mph. We get to see differences between these two excellent pairs of socks. I will answer a question asked by an observer on the trail.

These socks take longer to put on than regular socks. The method shown on the website is better than any I tried. Removing the socks off also takes a few seconds longer. Taking off the Summit socks takes a little longer than taking off the lower compression Ascend socks. To read more please click here.

First look – Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boot – photo courtesy of the Salewa website

Boots, Boots, Boots – essential for any outdoors trek.  Salewa’s Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex is a lightweight summer alpine trekking boot, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing it over the next couple of months. Read my initial thoughts here and follow me as I put the boots to the test.

Update – Lowa Aerox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Lowa Aerox Mid

Lowa Aerox GTX Mid after 130 miles of use.

The Lowa GTX Aerox Mid has performed admirably over the last few months.  They have seen over 130 miles of trail from Mississippi to New Hampshire and have lived up to Lowa’s assertion that they are an “extremely breathable/waterproof, lightweight, do-it-all outdoor athletic shoe.”  Read on for my full update.