I have continued to use the Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T for my outdoor adventures over the past month or so and it has performed admirably. Comfort remains on point, durability is good and the smell factor is still nonexistent for the most part even after 4 days of backpacking in unseasonably warm temperatures in Central Alabama. There is some minor fabric pulls in the cuffs of the sleeves and a coffee stain that won’t seem to wash out, but these are rather minor annoyances for an amazing shirt. Read on for my final thoughts.
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Hiking pants are an essential part of any kit. I have tried several brands over the years and find that I generally like a pair of pants that are lightweight and comfortable, can stand up to abuse, and, most important to me, have a short inseam. I am 5’6” and have a 30 inch inseam which has meant that I end up needing to hem or roll most outdoor pants. Enter Mountain Khakis – they have a pant that seems like it will fit the bill – the Cruiser Pant. I will be using these pants over the next few months on my adventures and see if they earn a place in my gear closet. In the meantime, read on for my initial impression.
I recently moved to New Orleans from Alaska and I have taken to exploring the outdoor offerings found in the South Eastern United States. For the Columbus Weekend Holiday in October of 2016 I decided to explore the Tuxachanie Trail in the De Soto National Forest with my daughter. The Tuxachanie Trail runs from highway 49 to P.O.W. Lake for a total distance of 12 miles one way. For my trip, we camped at Airey Lake about 5 miles down the trail from Highway 49 on the first night and backpacked 7 miles or so to P.O.W. Lake for an overnight before retracing our steps to Airey Lake. Read my full review on the trail here.
Underwear – everyone, well most everyone, wears it but we don’t often talk about what we are wearing. However, make the wrong choice in underwear and it can ruin a hike or run. Columbia thinks they have the answer with their new performance line of underwear. I have the good fortune to review their new line of Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs. Read on for my initial thoughts.
Review by Arnie P
Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.
On the way to the gym one morning I a good opportunity to test the Yaktrax Run on a flat rough icy surface. The atmospheric conditions did not let me to try the Yaktrax Run on a flat icy ground. Then after a 2 inch snowstorm, it had warmed enough for the snow to become slush. The temperature had fallen overnight. To learn more please click here.