First Look – Sealskinz All Weather Gloves

Sealskinz All Weather Gloves
Sealskinz All Weather Glove – photo courtesy of the Sealskinz website

Gloves are an absolute must for me, even in fairly temperate weather. I have broken both of my pinkies, so they get cold easily.  So when the opportunity arose to review the Sealskinz All Weather Gloves, I eagerly volunteered.  Sealskinz describes the All Weather Glove as “A rugged, lightweight and technical waterproof glove. Offering a balance of warmth and breathability.”  You can read my full initial thoughts HERE.

A last Look MSR Dyna-Lock Explore poles

MSR provided the MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles for review purposes.

In my last update of the MSR Dyna-lock poles I will dig deeper into the differences in using summer and winter baskets. I hope to show why the more you use these poles the better you may like them. I will explain the reasons that caused the annoying things that happened on the trail.

I will explain how my poles become an extension of my body while hiking. The hiking conditions I encountered during the test period forced me to make a choice between wearing traction may depend of the confidence I have in my poles to prevent me from sliding and falling.

To read more please click here.




Update: Blacksheep boxers by SAXX

Blacksheep boxers by SAXX
Enjoying the view from the observation tower at Grand Isle State Park.

I have worn the Blacksheep boxers by SAXX while hiking around Southeastern Louisiana and camping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The boxers are super comfortable and seem to be durable and, most importantly, smell-free even after several consecutive days of wear.  Click HERE for my full update.

Gregory Paragon 68L – Initial thoughts

Gregory Paragon
Gregory Paragon 68L – Photo courtesy of the Gregory website

New for 2017 Gregory has introduced a lightweight pack series to their lineup.  The Paragon (Men’s) and Maven (Women’s) are fully featured packs that feature the new Aerolon suspension system.  I will be taking the Paragon 68 for a spin this fall as my daughter and I continue to search out new trails in the Southeastern United States.  Read on for my initial thoughts.