New for 2017 Gregory has introduced a lightweight pack series to their lineup. The Paragon (Men’s) and Maven (Women’s) are fully featured packs that feature the new Aerolon suspension system. I will be taking the Paragon 68 for a spin this fall as my daughter and I continue to search out new trails in the Southeastern United States. Read on for my initial thoughts.
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I have put over 170 miles on the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the past few months and they have performed well. The compression has worked well, I have had no cramping issues even though I ran an Ultramarathon, half marathon, and a 7 hour mountain run in them. Read on for my full update.
The Katadyn Be Free filter has accompanied me on all of my adventures this summer – backpacking in Mississippi, local Louisiana hikes, and remote mountain running in Alaska. The BeFree has worked well in all situations and ensured that I had a clean source of water! Read on for my full update.
Boots are an essential part of any outdoor kit and the innovation that continues to take place in the footwear industry almost rivals Moore’s law. I will be reviewing the Lowa Aerox Mid which has incorporated some of the newest technology from Gore and Lowa. Read on for my initial thoughts.
I have continued to use the GSI Pinnacle Soloist Complete system for all of my cooking needs since my last update and it has performed well while cooking one pot meals and remains durable with the exception of a little accident with my daughter. Read on for my final thoughts.
Tested tough is Columbia’s slogan, I can say after 240 miles of running, hiking and backpacking that the new Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs are tough. They show no wear, and remain super comfortable. The only nitpick is that they get funky when wearing them for multiple days. Read on for my final update.