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Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

The Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M was provided the for review.

In March I used the Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M during three or four northeasters in the form of snowstorms. There was a lot of nasty weather to be spending outdoors shoveling snow. I also hiked in Harold Parker and went to the gym. I have been to a few indoors activities where the temperature changed a lot from too cold to too hot. To read more please click here.

Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Helle Bleja Knife

Knives are tools.  They can be used to cut open packaging, sharpen a firestick or cut steak at dinner. Helle is a Norwegian knife company that creates amazing knives, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing their Bleja knife.  It is one of two folding knives that they make. Click HERE to read the rest of my initial thoughts on this sweet knife.

Final Update Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket

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Post-run on a mild SC day.

Late winter in Greenville, SC may just be the perfect place for the Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket. This jacket has it’s sweet spot in the mid 40’s and that’s about the average temperature around these parts this time of year. I’ve worn the jacket hiking, camping, running, working out, and around town on an almost every day basis. Click here to read my final thoughts on this versatile jacket.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System

Owner Review by Arnie P

Echo II NH Forest Oct 11, 2014

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System

I first backpacked in 2005. In 2011, I learned I had back problems. If I were to continue backpacking, I needed to lighten my load. This is how I found the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Ultralight Shelter System.

My search began for an ultralight tent. I looked for a double wall tent, 1 or 2 person, under 2 lbs, durable, made in New England. Over the years, I have hiked and camped in many areas of the US and eastern Canada. Through experience I have learned what to desire in a tent design. With that in mind, I also wanted this tent to protect me from insects, including tics, and to be good in high humidity at most temperatures. After a lot of INTERNET researching, I found that Hyperlite Mountain Gear, in Biddeford Maine, designed and manufactured tents. They seemed to have what I was looking for in a tent. Since it was an expensive product, I made a visit to the factory. To read more please chick here.

 

 

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs – Photo courtesy of SAXX

I reviewed the SAXX Quest 2.0 a while back and really liked them. So we approached SAXX to see if we could review their a pair of underwear from their BlackSheep Merino Wool line up.  I was the lucky writer that was selected.  I am looking forward to this review – click HERE for my initial thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs.

Smartwool Backpacker 150 Tee

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I have worn the Backpacker 150 Tee multiple days a week for the past 4 months. Since my last post, I have continued to run, work out, and wear the shirt casually. Click here to see my final update on the t-shirt where I highlight some features of the shirt and draw some final conclusions.

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