Tag Archives: backpacking

Final Update – Best Night’s Sleep ever

Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe pillow inflated and ready for bed

I have put this pillow to the test over the past several months including letting my daughter use it for a week long camping trip in Alaska, and I can say it unequivocally meets Sea to Summit’s promise that it is “light, compact and comfortable.” Read on for my final update.

Gregory Paragon 68L – Initial thoughts

Gregory Paragon

Gregory Paragon 68L – Photo courtesy of the Gregory website

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.

Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Update

 

I was able to take the Revol 65 on a multi-day backpacking trip into the Shining Rock Wilderness in Pisgah National Forest in Western NC. I was very impressed with how the pack performed, especially a few of the features. Click here to read my initial update on the Revol 65 backpack by Kelty. 

Kaleb R.

Update – Injinji Compression socks

Rhone Alaska Ultimate Direction Access 600

Evaluating the next valley

I have put over 170 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the past few months and they have performed well.  The compression has worked well, I have had no cramping issues even though I ran an Ultramarathon, half marathon, and a 7 hour mountain run in them.  Read on for my full update.

Kuju Coffee Final Update

A multi-day trip into Pisgah National Forest on the first weekend in fall was the perfect time to test out Kuju Coffee’s Pocket PourOver system. Coffee at breakfast and after dinner made the trip that much more enjoyable. Sounds like I enjoyed the coffee? Click here to read my final thoughts on Kuju Coffee.

Kaleb R.

Update Katadyn BeFree

Katadyn BeFree

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

The Katadyn Be Free filter has accompanied me on all of my adventures this summer – backpacking in Mississippi, local Louisiana hikes, and remote mountain running in Alaska.  The BeFree has worked well in all situations and ensured that I had a clean source of water!  Read on for my full update.