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Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

lowa renegade

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid

I recently completed a weekend backpacking trip in the southwestern corner of Virginia in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Many know to it and refer to it as Grayson Highlands. 23 miles and two nights on the trail gave me the perfect opportunity to put the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots to the test. Sneak peak: I didn’t break them in before the trip…

Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid boots.

Kaleb R.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

This report is several days late. I could not get my gout swollen foot to fit into my boots. The weather has been unpredictable for this time of the year, going from hot and humid to hot and dry, then the next day the temperature drops to 50 F and rain. I was in Harold Parker for three of the Wednesday group hikes. I used the Oboz boots while I planted my garden. Then I had the job of maintaining my yard after a winter that damaged a lot of trees and shrubs. When the rest of the equipment was replaced in the gym, it was time to test my boots again. Also time for the last word on tying the boots. To read more please click here.

 

First look – Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boot – photo courtesy of the Salewa website

Boots, Boots, Boots – essential for any outdoors trek.  Salewa’s Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex is a lightweight summer alpine trekking boot, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing it over the next couple of months. Read my initial thoughts here and follow me as I put the boots to the test.

Lowa Aerox Mid – First look

Lowa Aerox Mid

Lowa Aerox Mid – Photo courtesy of the Lowa website

Boots are an essential part of any outdoor kit and the innovation that continues to take place in the footwear industry almost rivals Moore’s law.  I will be reviewing the Lowa Aerox Mid which has incorporated some of the newest technology from Gore and Lowa.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Summer 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show – Update 1

Drinktanks

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 Hiking Shoes – Final Report

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 Oboz Crest Low BDry hiking shoes.

Hiking shoes

After three days on soggy, water logged trails.

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