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Update: SOL Escape Pro Bivvy

SOL Escape Pro bivvy I wanted to test the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy at the lowest temperature it was recommended but this did not happen for several weeks after receiving it. Then I had to work when it did finally drop to 50° F. Fortunately, it was even cooler the next night and I was able to go on a short overnight hike. The following will be a pretty detailed report of how the bivvy worked as the temperature dropped during the night.  To read all about it please click here.

Coy Boy

HydraPak Stow 1L

HydraPac Stow 1L Follow along as I put the new HydraPak Stow 1L bottle through the paces.  It is not listed on the Hydrapak website yet and it came without instructions but it’s basically a collapsible water bottle .  If I needed instructions on how to use something like this I probably should just stay out of the woods….  to read my Initial Thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutrition Follow along as I see how I like Tailwind Nutrition.  It was developed by ultra endurance racer Jeff Vierling as an all-in-one formula to combine hydration, caloric and electrolyte replacement during ultra race events. He was frustrated with the available drinks, gels, and bars that caused stomach issues to the point of hurling in a trash can at the end of his first Leadville 100. After testing several combinations he came up with the current formula with the intention of using it as his secret weapon, only other athletes saw his results and wanted in on the action.  To read the rest of my first impressions please click here.

Coy Boy

Final Update High Sierra Tokopah 6.0

high sierra tokopa 6.0 The High Sierra Tokopah has been a faithful companion on all my bike rides save my recumbent which has a seat that wouldn’t allow me to wear the hydration pack.  So, I only rode the recumbent twice all summer. But that’s neither here nor there as far as how the test went.  To read the report including my final thoughts please click here.

Coy Boy

Update: Ottolock bike lock

ottolock coy I have not had many opportunities to use the Ottolock, partly due to a busy schedule that has limited my riding opportunities, but also because when I did squeeze in an hour ride here and there I didn’t need to lock my bike.  I did manage to use the lock three times.  You can read my findings here.

Coy Boy

CreekKooler

CreekKooler Initial Review.

CreekKooler

Hey, I don’t see anyone paddling the mini-kayak that’s following you… Oh, now I see the lid on it, so its not actually a kayak, just a place for gear storage?   Ah, so it’s a cooler, how cool is that (pun intended…) But seriously, I’ll be testing the CreekKooler for the next few months.   You can read my initial thought’s here.

Coy Boy