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Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Bridger Mid B-dry in the woods

Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots in the woods

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

It’s been a good month for trying out the Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots. What I wear on my feet is my most important gear. Since I have sensitive feet, I stop when problems develop with my feet. There was a lot of good weather, so I hiked in Harold Parker State Forest several times and walked in my community. I go to the gym several times a week and to a few other events. The performance and comfort of these boots is great. To read more please click here.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots come in the colors Sudan, Black, Scotch Brown, and Shale Gray. Sizes available are 7-12 in half sizes, and 13, 14. This boot is available in a normal and wide width. The boot is Mid cut covering the ankle. There is added material at the toe for protection. The heel is rounded which I believe helps my stability on the trail. The top of the boot sloped down toward the heel end of the boot. This helps in putting on the boot. All the lacing loops are raised and are closed except for the top pair. The bottom 2 pair are fabric loops, followed by 2 pair of metal and a fifth pair of fabric. The very top pair are open metal hooks. The upper part of the boots is made with a waterproof, breathable membrane. To read more please click here.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

The Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M was provided the for review.

In March I used the Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M during three or four northeasters in the form of snowstorms. There was a lot of nasty weather to be spending outdoors shoveling snow. I also hiked in Harold Parker and went to the gym. I have been to a few indoors activities where the temperature changed a lot from too cold to too hot. To read more please click here.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System

Owner Review by Arnie P

Echo II NH Forest Oct 11, 2014

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System

I first backpacked in 2005. In 2011, I learned I had back problems. If I were to continue backpacking, I needed to lighten my load. This is how I found the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System.

My search began for an ultralight tent. I looked for a double wall tent, 1 or 2 person, under 2 lbs, durable, made in New England. Over the years, I have hiked and camped in many areas of the US and eastern Canada. Through experience I have learned what to desire in a tent design. With that in mind, I also wanted this tent to protect me from insects, including tics, and to be good in high humidity at most temperatures. After a lot of INTERNET researching, I found that Hyperlite Mountain Gear, in Biddeford Maine, designed and manufactured tents. They seemed to have what I was looking for in a tent. Since it was an expensive product, I made a visit to the factory. To read more please chick here.

 

 

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M At trail head temperature 22 F

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M At trail head temperature 22 F

Craft provided the Drama Wool Comfort Zip M for review.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

In this update on the Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M, I explore a warm and cold hike in Harold Parker Forest. I used this first layer to shovel my driveway after a snow strom. I have been to the gym several times for comfort in a gym where it can be cold. How the Comfort Zip M dried after a first wash.

I used my washing machine on delicate wash with a low suds detergent. Since I wore silk underwear as the first layer, I washed them at the same time. I hung dried them in the cellar. The silk dried in less than 3 hours and the Drama Wool Comfort Zip M took over 3 hours but less than 4 hours to dry. To read more please click here.

Review Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

The Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M was provided for review.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

The Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M is a base layer long sleeve top with a half zipper and a collar. There are bands of ribbing along the outsides of the sleeves and vertical bands on the front and back of the shirt. The location of the vertical bands are right and left of center. The shirt is a solid color with the ribs being lighter. The collar fits well around the neck. I find the height of the collar perfect. The fit around the neck is snug but not tight. The zipper extends down to the sternum on me. This shirt is long for me as it extends about 8 in below my waist. Please click here to read more.