Tag Archives: backpacking

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6s Case review

Urban Armor Gear

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6s Case

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.

Oboz Crest Low BDry – Final Report

 

After three days on soggy, water logged trails.

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.

-Kaleb R

Backpacking 101 Book Review

It would be impossible to cover absolutely everything there is to know about backpacking in a single book.  Perhaps that’s what many of us love about it – the duality of the activity. Backpacking is enjoyable and rewarding because of both its simplicity and complexity. In spite of all of this, I found Backpacking 101 to be great for the the individual who is just considering backpacking as well as for the seasoned backcountry hiker who is eager to learn more. Click here to read my full review. 

Kaleb R.

Moji Massagers

Moji Curve PRO and Foot PRO massagers

Moji Curve PRO and Foot PRO massagers

I put in a lot of miles and would even classify myself as an ultrarunner or maybe crazy runner who puts in around 50 miles a week running and hiking.  This type of mileage along with work and life stress leads to stiff muscles. Moji is a company who creates massage tools to help relieve sore muscles.  I will be using two of their tools over the next couple months – Moji Curve PRO and the Moji Foot PRO.  Read on for my initial thoughts on these massagers.

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Update

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe Pillow – Inflated

Have you ever had that perfect night of sleep while camping? I have, and the right pillow contributes greatly to my night of comfort.  I have used the Sea To Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe pillow car camping and hammock camping over the last month, and it has performed admirably.  Read on for my full update.

RunLites Sling II update

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I have used the RunLites Sling II over the past couple months while walking and running on the Mississippi River Levy in New Orleans and while night hiking on the trails of Buccaneer State Park on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The lights have provided ample light for walking at night, are comfortable to wear and seem to have a pretty decent run time.   Read on for my full update.