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Rhone Mako Shorts – Update

Rhone Mako shorts

Wearing the Rhone Mako Shorts while exploring Buccaneer State Park, MS

I have used the Rhone Mako Shorts for over 120 miles of running, hiking, weightlifting and overall outdoor use.  They are very comfortable and seem to be durable with no obvious defects or wear spots.  Read on for my full update on these fashionable outdoors shorts!

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

GCI provided the Pico Arm Chair for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

For most of the last month, it was not the most suitable weather to test an outdoor item due to rain and cool temperatures. When the weather improved, I got quality time using the GCI Pico Arm chair. When the weather was hot, I could answer a question from a local reader in my review. I will get into comfort and more on the chair back storage Caddy. To read more please click here.

 

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

Water Filtration has come a long way since I started backpacking in the days of iodine tablets and Polar Pure.  Even the days of pumps might be long gone.  Katadyn has introduced the hand held water filtration called the BeFree.  I am fortunate to be reviewing this cool new water filtration device over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

33Shake Energy Gels and Shakes

33Shake

33Shake Pre/Post Workout Shakes – Photo Courtesy of the 33Shake website

I have been running marathons and ultra-marathons since 1998 and I have refined my nutrition so that I understand what works for me.  This is a blessing and a curse because there are so many new products that launch each year to help runners achieve their best.  33Shake is one such company.  They make Chia Energy Gels and Pre/Post workout shakes.  I will be reviewing both of their products.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Update – High Sierra Pathway 70L

High Sierra Pathway 70

Author hiking in the Black Creek Wilderness

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70 backpack on a couple of backpacking trips and on training hikes over the past few months.  The pack’s performance has been good.  The fit of the pack has been easy to dial in, and thus far I have had no durability issues with the material, buckles, zippers or straps.  It is a traditionally designed internal frame pack and I have felt comfortable with the layout and my ability to store and access my gear.  My only nitpick at this point is that it is a hot pack that does not allow for much air flow on contact points like my back, shoulders and hips.  Read on for my full update! 

gosh! Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System

gosh! Dripo

gosh! Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System

Let me start off by saying that my husband is the gear tester in our house. I’m NOT an outdoor person, and my idea of camping out involves room service! But I do like coffee, especially iced, cold-brew coffee, so when the opportunity to review a new cold brew system occurred, I strongly encouraged him to let me review it.  I will be looking at ease of use, flavor of coffee as well as the cost of using the system. Read on for my initial thoughts on the gosh! Dripo Cold Brew Coffee System.