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2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show Day 1

Overlooking the entry to the Outdoor Retailer Show

The first day of the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show kicked off yesterday in Denver Colorado.  It was neat to catch up with old friends and see the new gear offerings. Click HERE to read my update on day 1 of the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show.

PDF Maps App 2.6 Update

map Over the past month I have been trying out the PDF Maps App 2.6. So far I have used the app on three hikes and for exploring future hiking areas. The app has always been easy to load and never crashed. I really like the ability to record my hikes, see the total miles traveled, view graphs of speed and elevation, and add pictures and notes to my hikes. This makes keeping a hiking log easy.

Read more here.

Jenn K.

Update on the BlenderBottle ProStak

BlenderBottle ProStak The BlenderBottle ProStak has been used for the past month mostly to mix BeetElite powder, after ride protein shakes, and to refresh my blended smoothies on the way to work.

Read more here. 

By Jenn K. 

Zamst HA-1 Socks

Zamst HA-1 socks

I recently received the Zamst HA-1 compression socks to test. These socks really interest me as they claim to help reduce plantar fasciitis. I thought for sure being almost 40 years old, that I would never have another pair of socks labeled left and right. These socks however are labeled left and right to insure a nice fit.

Check out my full review here.


Brian T

Hi Tec Breathe Hiking Shoe

Hi Tec Breathe Hiking Shoe

I received the Hi Tec Breathe Hiking Shoe and was looking forward to trying them out.  My plan was that they would be my ‘go to’ hikers for the next few months.  When I went to start writing this review – they had disappeared.  I was shocked, and a bit nervous.  The company had provided them so I could write a review.  I didn’t want to have to tell them I lost the hikers.

Hi Tec Breathe Hiking Shoe

Missing: Hi-Tec Breathe Hiking Shoe

Where did they go?  I couldn’t imagine someone would steal them out of my bedroom, especially not with my loud mouthed dog there guarding everything in sight.  I had been looking forward to wearing them, and discovering how comfortable and waterproof they really are.  Maine is wet in the spring, and I’m not always on groomed trails.  It was a bit of a surprise where they went.  Read on to find out how the ‘mystery’ was solved, and the initial portion of the review.  Mystery solved HERE!

Duofold by Champion Varitherm top and bottom

Duofold is a name synonymous with base layer protection and they offer several tops and Duofold by Champion Varitherm top and bottom bottoms for different conditions in 3 distinct categories; the Original, Thermal and Varitherm.  I will be testing the Varitherm Mid-Weight Brushed Back top and bottom.  As can be guessed by the name, the Varitherm line is designed to be useful within a wide range of temperatures. Both utilize the same 100% Polyester material that is said to pull moisture out while locking heat in.  It definitely feels softer on the inside.  A great feature of the Varitherm line is the flatlock seams. To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy