After using the GSI Outdoors Microlite 720 Flip and 500 Twist bottles extensively for a couple months, I was able to assess their strong and weak points well. I will say this, there were not many weak points! Read HERE for the full review and updates.
Cold Weather Protection
I’m trying out the U°THERMIC Coldscreen Cold Weather Protection this winter while biking and running. Hoping to extend the days I can be outside. The temperatures in Maine are dropping and it really cuts into my time outdoors. Read HERE to see what Cold Weather Protection is all about. Now, if someone could do something about how little day light we have this time of year, I’d be thrilled!
This item was received for review purposes.
18oz Wide Mouth HydroFlask
Nothing like a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning hike, or a cold cup of water on a hot afternoon hike. The HydroFlask 18 oz Insulated Wide Mouth Coffee is designed to meet either need. It has a narrow circumference, making it easy to hold on to. Advertised to keep liquids hot or cold for ‘hours’, I’m going to be checking out how well it does. The temperatures will be dropping here in northern New England, so this could come in very handy. Click HERE to read part one of the review of the Insulated Wide Mouth Coffee.
HydroFlask supplied this item for review purposes.
Wonder Warmers (Size Small)
Reuseit.com, which is an awesome site to find anything eco-friendly, recently hooked me up with a set of Wonder Warmers to try out. I don’t know if you have been watching the weather lately, but we have been hit with a lot of cold temperatures here in Maine lately (and absolutely no snow). I’m typically against using portable/chemical heating pads because I don’t like the waste that they cause. Fortunately the Wonder Warmers are completely reusable. To read about my latest trip outdoors with them, you can read the whole report by clicking here or you can read about just the Wonder Warmers by clicking here.
Dakine Comet Method Women's Gloves
The temperatures here in Maine lately have been downright frigid (below 20 degrees most days) and having gloves/mittens no matter what you are doing outside is just about mandatory. The Comet Method Gloves have been my “go to” gloves every single morning that I go out, not just when I am heading for the mountains. They do not limit my mobility as much as other, heavier gloves typically do. I have no problem wearing them while driving or holding on to my trekking poles when heading up a mountain. The GoreTex membrane means that my hands stay nice and dry, but don’t wind up getting terribly sweaty thanks to the breathability of it. They are the absolutely perfect multipurpose glove.
Click here to read more about my thoughts on the Dakine Comet Method Women’s Gloves.