Filters water FAST – that should be the new tagline for the MSR Thru-Link inline filter. I was able to use the Thru-Link filter on a couple of backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail since my initial report. Click HERE to read my full thoughts on how the filter performed.
The MSR Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles were provided by for review purposes.
The New England weather is crazier than ever but hiking with the MSR Dyna-lock Explore poles made it easier and safer. The ground being frozen during this period was constant. The snow cover varied from near bare to about six inches of snow. Most Wednesdays I hike in Harold Parker forest with a group of hikers for at least two hours. With about 35 miles of trails there is a lot of variety. I also did some local walks.
In this update I will relate my experiences with the baskets. There are adjustments to make my hiking more efficient. I show you why I like the locking mechanism of the Dyna-lock Explore Backcountry Poles. To me there is nothing better than quick and easy, especially when it is 20 F.
I have not seen that much difference in poles weights for most good poles. These poles are a couple ounces lighter than the ones I have used for many years and I can’t tell the difference especially in winter with the extra weight of clothing. To read more please click here.
Reusable bottles, mugs and cups are prolific today as many of us try to reduce our environmental footprint. Enter EcoVessel, a Boulder Colorado based company and their line-up of reusable bottles and drinkware. I am fortunate enough to be reviewing the EcoVessel Port Wine and Whiskey Tumbler over the next month or so. You can read my initial thoughts HERE.
Winter has arrived in Northern Virginia and warmth is essential while playing in the outdoors. The Dakota Grizzly York shirt jacket should keep me warm during my outdoor adventures. The Dakota Grizzly York is a plaid jacket that can be worn as an outer piece or as a mid-layer underneath a shell jacket. You can read my full initial review HERE.