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Summer 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show – Update 1


Drinktanks Line up

Today was the second day of the Summer 2017 OR Show in Salt Lake City, but my first full day.  As always it was a busy day with tons of meetings.  Click HERE to see some of the new products!

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

Keen Liberty Ridge boot ONE YEAR UPDATE!

One year later, I provide my thoughts on these boots HERE

Final Update Baffin Kiki Boots

Summer is in full swing in Southeast Alaska which means temperatures are finally hitting the 60s and sunny days mixed in with the rain that come from living in a rain forest.  It also means it is time for us to transfer which has limited the number of hikes that Addison and I have taken, but we have gotten in a few more miles on the boots.  Overall the performance is stellar and the boots have become her favorites.  Read on for her final thoughts on the boots.

Baffin KIKI Winter Boots

Baffin KIKI Winter Boots

Winter hike on the Brotherhood Trail Juneau AK

Winter hike on the Brotherhood Trail Juneau AK

Winter hiking is a family affair in the Boyle household and my 10 year old daughter is accompanying me on more of my hikes.  She asked if she could test gear too and 4alloutdoors and Baffin obliged her request.  She is testing the Baffin KIKI Women’s boot this winter.  I am writing on her behalf, but the review is hers.  Read more on her initial thoughts below.

Keen Liberty Ridge Boot


I received the Keen Liberty Ridge boot for review purposes and immediately was impressed.  Right on the box was a sticker which said “American Built” and that is unusual these days.  Upon initial inspection of the boots, I felt they were very well constructed from various rubber types and a smooth brown leather.  The tread looked quite aggressive, which I liked immediately. Full Review