Tag Archives: backpacking

Update – Lowa Aerox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Lowa Aerox Mid

Lowa Aerox GTX Mid after 130 miles of use.

The Lowa GTX Aerox Mid has performed admirably over the last few months.  They have seen over 130 miles of trail from Mississippi to New Hampshire and have lived up to Lowa’s assertion that they are an “extremely breathable/waterproof, lightweight, do-it-all outdoor athletic shoe.”  Read on for my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz

Cotopaxi Veloz 6L Hydration Pack

The hydration pack and vest market continues to grow, and every year there seems to be new innovations.  Cotopaxi has joined the movement with their new Veloz line of hydration packs that feature an innovative attachment system and plenty of pockets to organize all a runner’s nutrition and gear needs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Loyal readers, our 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live.  It is chocked full of great gift ideas for the outdoors person in your life.

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Final Look adidas Evil Eye Pro Sunglasses

This summer and fall has been packed with adventure and the adidas Evil Eye Pro sunglasses have been with me everywhere.

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At the finish of the Maine Marathon

I have used them mountain running in Alaska, running marathons in New Hampshire and Maine, hiking in Mississippi and Louisiana, daily use and a 126 mile run on the Mississippi River Levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.  Overall, I have 500 plus miles of use and abuse on the glasses and they have performed well.  They are comfortable, provide solid eye protection, and have proven to be durable. Read on for my full thoughts.

Initial thoughts on the Crono N5 Pocket Knife

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Swiss Advance Cronos N5 Pocket Knife. Photo Courtesy of the Swiss Advance Website

Swiss Advance has created their own version of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife – the Crono N5 pocket knife.  Over the next couple months, the Crono N5 pocket knife will be my everyday carry knife and I look forward to seeing how it performs.  Click here for my initial thoughts.

Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Final Update

I was able to take the Revol 65 on the Black Mountain Crest Trail in some cold, wintery conditions. The conditions and difficulty of the trail provided the perfect final proving ground for the backpack. Click here to read my final review and conclusions on the Kelty Revol 65 backpack.

Kaleb R.