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First look at the FuelBelt Uno

Uno Hydration Belt

FuelBelt Uno Belt

Summer is almost here and living in the south it is almost impossible to run without bringing along some water.  FuelBelt has revamped their hydration belts with the new Helium line.  I will be reviewing the Uno Hydration Belt while running and hiking as we head into the hottest part of the year.  You can read my initial thoughts HERE.

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Overlooking the beach in Grand Isle Louisiana

Even though I have been slowed with an Achilles issue, I have been able to use the Cotopaxi Veloz for an additional 80 miles of running and hiking putting my total miles on the pack over 200.  The pack continues to show excellent durability except for the front chest strap connection point which has continued to fray, but has not failed.  The pack has continued to work well for all of my hiking and running adventures, and I have remained chafe free.  Click HERE for to read my final thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack.

Initial Thoughts on the GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station

GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station in use at Buccaneer State Park, Mississippi

One of the great things about car camping is that you can bring everything and the kitchen sink, but the problem is that most State Parks only have a picnic table which limits space to store everything.  GCI Outdoor thinks they have fixed the lack of storage space with their Master Cook Station.  The Master Cook Station is a foldable table with multiple levels of flat space to store and organize everything for a car camping adventure.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

Final Update Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Relaxing at the top of the Devil’s Marbleyard in the Jefferson National Forest

I have put another 80 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer boots since my last update hiking in the mountains of Virginia and the swamps of Louisiana.  These boots have easily handled all the terrain I encountered while protecting my feet.  Click HERE for my final thoughts.

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt

I reviewed the Ergo Hydration Running Belt by FuelBelt.

The FuelBelt Ergo Hydration Running Belt is a lightweight belt designed to carry two eight ounce water bottles. It is specifically designed to fit a woman’s body. The water bottles, which come with the belt, are BPA-free.

It contains is a storage pouch for smart phones, which is completely detachable. Inside the pouch, there is a hole for a wire to be inserted, in case you are using wired ear buds. The pouch is held in place by Velcro and a zipper.

Two detachable micro race locks are also included. These are used to hold a race bib in place without pins, saving expensive tech shirts from holes and snags. The belt contains reflective accents for visibility when running in low-light conditions. Hex foam moisture wicking padding surrounds the inside of the entire belt.

 

Read the entire review here.

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker – first look

GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker

Chilling in the GCI Outdoor FirePit Rocker at Grand Isle State Park

Camp chairs have advanced the days of the folding three legged stool, and  GCI Outdoor has set out to make the best chairs around.  One of their newest chairs is the FirePit Rocker, an easy to carry lightweight chair that is perfect for any event.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.