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.
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.
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The Pocket Rocket Deluxe stove kit has worked great during my limited testing so far. I’ll outline my use on a recent day hike. Short story, it worked great, long version…click here and scroll down to the updated section
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.