Today was the second day of the Summer 2017 OR Show in Salt Lake City, but my first full day. As always it was a busy day with tons of meetings. Click HERE to see some of the new products!
Tag Archives: backpacking
Since the last update I have put another 60 miles on the Mountain Khakis Cruiser pants for almost 120 miles total. Amazingly, they still look almost new. Comfort remains top notch and the durability of the pants has been great. Overall, I have been really pleased with the Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pant. Click HERE for my final update.
A backpacking trip into the Nantahala Wilderness in Western North Carolina allowed me to try out most of these snacks on the trail. I was surprised with a few of the snacks – both in how they tasted and how easy/difficult they were to prepare in the backcountry. Click here to see my final update on the snacks, dips, and smoothie.
I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons. I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing. The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks. Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both. I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months. Read on for my initial thoughts.
I am a klutz, I admit it. I break things easily. I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6s from an iPhone 4s and I needed a new case for my phone to try and protect it from my klutzy ways. Urban Armor Gear or UAG makes a line of cases to protect all types of phones and tablets and I decided to give them a try. I have been using their case for the last month while backpacking, running and everyday use and I am pleased and more importantly my iPhone still looks new. Read on for my full thoughts.
A 24 mile hike in the Nantahala Wilderness at the headwaters of the Nantahala River in the Blue Ridge Mountains provided the “perfect” final test for the Crest Low BDry shoes. I wouldn’t call the conditions perfect for backpacking, but for testing a pair of waterproof shoes made for through hikes, it couldn’t have been any better. Click here and scroll to the bottom to read my final update from this trip and draw some conclusions about the shoes.