I have basically lived in the Dakota Grizzly York shirt for the past couple of months. I like how comfortable it is, and because it is a button down I can easily open or close the shirt to adjust to numerous temperatures. Click HERE to read my final update.
Gloves are an absolute must for me, even in fairly temperate weather. I have broken both of my pinkies, so they get cold easily. So when the opportunity arose to review the Sealskinz All Weather Gloves, I eagerly volunteered. Sealskinz describes the All Weather Glove as “A rugged, lightweight and technical waterproof glove. Offering a balance of warmth and breathability.” You can read my full initial thoughts HERE.
MSR provided the MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles for review purposes.
In my last update of the MSR Dyna-lock poles I will dig deeper into the differences in using summer and winter baskets. I hope to show why the more you use these poles the better you may like them. I will explain the reasons that caused the annoying things that happened on the trail.
I will explain how my poles become an extension of my body while hiking. The hiking conditions I encountered during the test period forced me to make a choice between wearing traction may depend of the confidence I have in my poles to prevent me from sliding and falling.
To read more please click here.
In my last update I mentioned a possible hypothesis that because of the larger diameter of the Pika 1L Teapot, it would boil water faster than vessels with smaller diameters. Please click on the link HERE to see how my testing went and my final thoughts on this gear.