Tag Archives: hiking

FirePit Rocker Update

FirePit Rocker Update

GCI FirePit Rocker by my campfire

One of the things that makes car camping fun is hanging out around the campfire.  The FirePit Rocker from GCI Outdoor makes hanging out around the campfire even better because it is super comfortable.  I like the ability to lounge with my legs straight out and gently rock back and forth while enjoying a beverage. To read more of my update click here.

Warbonnet Thunderfly

Warbonnet Thunderfly I am usually so busy writing reviews of gear sent to me that I don’t find the time to write a review of gear I bought.  However, I have been so impressed with the Warbonnet Thunderfly that I carved out the necessary time.  Lets just say I really like this hammock fly.  But to read all about it click here.

Coy Boy

First Look – ROVR Colorado RollR 85 Cooler Review

ROVR Colorado RollR 85 Cooler Review

The Colorado RollR 85 fully tricked out.

The ROVR Products RollR cooler started the same way that many ideas do – because of a problem.  Tired of carrying gear from their car to their campsite they thought there had to be a better way, and the RollR cooler was born. ROVR products has an easy to navigate website with videos explaining their products.

I will be reviewing the Colorado RollR 85 in the summer heat of New Orleans and the deep south this summer.  ROVR products calls it “An 85-quart carrying, all-terrain attacking, patented design that can go anywhere you can.”  The RollR 85 retails for $449.

Read my full review here Colorado RollR 85

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Boots

lowa renegade

Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid

I recently completed a weekend backpacking trip in the southwestern corner of Virginia in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Many know to it and refer to it as Grayson Highlands. 23 miles and two nights on the trail gave me the perfect opportunity to put the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots to the test. Sneak peak: I didn’t break them in before the trip…

Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid boots.

Kaleb R.

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Showers Pass Apex Merino Wool Tech T-Shirt

Follow along as I review the Showers Pass Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt.  It arrived just in time for some hot and muggy Alabama summer weather.  It feels so soft and comfortable it’s hard to believe it has any wool in it.   To read my initial impressions please click here. 

Coy Boy

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

This report is several days late. I could not get my gout swollen foot to fit into my boots. The weather has been unpredictable for this time of the year, going from hot and humid to hot and dry, then the next day the temperature drops to 50 F and rain. I was in Harold Parker for three of the Wednesday group hikes. I used the Oboz boots while I planted my garden. Then I had the job of maintaining my yard after a winter that damaged a lot of trees and shrubs. When the rest of the equipment was replaced in the gym, it was time to test my boots again. Also time for the last word on tying the boots. To read more please click here.