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Final Update Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Relaxing at the top of the Devil’s Marbleyard in the Jefferson National Forest

I have put another 80 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer boots since my last update hiking in the mountains of Virginia and the swamps of Louisiana.  These boots have easily handled all the terrain I encountered while protecting my feet.  Click HERE for my final thoughts.

Final Update – Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Jacket

At the finish of the Double Bridge Run in Pensacola Florida

Since the last update, I have used the Salewa Pedroc backpacking and camping in Virginia, while volunteering at winter ultra races, and for every day hiking and general wear in New Orleans.  Overall, I have over 180 miles on the jacket and it has exceed expectations.  It is comfortable, durable and useful in a wide array of situations.  Click HERE to read my full update.

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.

Initial thoughts – Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Sporting the Catamount Sunglasses while hiking at the Woodlands Conservancy

I have sensitive eyes, and sunglasses are a necessity.  I am always on the lookout for sunglasses that I can wear for multiple sports such as running, hiking, fishing that still look stylish for wear around town.  I will be reviewing the Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses over the next few months to see if they meet the requirements to be added to the gear quiver.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

GSI Glacier Stainless Camper – Initial Review

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Glacier Stainless Camper Unpacked

The GSI Glacier Stainless Camper is an all-in-one cooking and eating system designed for use by 4 people. As GSI says, it’s the “Ultimate, Integrated Cooking + Eating Solution.” Nesting nicely inside of a literal kitchen sink, almost everything needed to cook and eat on exists within this single product. Click here to read my initial review on the GSI Glacier Camper system.

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.