Tag Archives: Camping

Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

Update on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife

Swiss Advance

Swiss Advance Crono N5

I have carried the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife for the last month or so, and I really like how handy this little knife is. The tools are useful in a pickle, and the knife blade is sharp and big enough for standard camp tasks like cutting stuff for meal prep.  Read on for my full thoughts on the Swiss Advance Crono N5 knife.

Update – Smartwool Backpacker Tee


Two months with the Smartwool Backpacker Tee and I can say it’s one of the best that I have ever worn. I’ve worn it backpacking, running, at the gym and around town. Click here to see my thoughts on this shirt’s superpowers as well as how well it plays with dogs.

Kaleb R.

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.

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

Cosmic 20

Kelty Cosmic 20

A down, three-season sleeping bag with a ton of value at a great price, the Kelty Cosmic 20 has a lot to offer for a sleeping bag that costs less than $200. Click here to read my initial review on the bag.

Kaleb R.