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Initial thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz

Cotopaxi Veloz 6L Hydration Pack

The hydration pack and vest market continues to grow, and every year there seems to be new innovations.  Cotopaxi has joined the movement with their new Veloz line of hydration packs that feature an innovative attachment system and plenty of pockets to organize all a runner’s nutrition and gear needs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Great Mississippi River Levee Run Report

Great Mississippi River Levee run

The Bling

When I knew I was going to be moving to New Orleans, I immediately began looking for new races to run.  There was a cool race called the Rouge – Orleans and it was a relay from Baton Rouge to New Orleans that was about 130 miles long.  I thought wow what a cool race. Well it was canceled for a variety of reasons and I kinda let that thought of running this race slip away.

After living here a while, I connected with Louisiana Ultra Runners and got to know these crazy runners. I found out that Jerry Sullivan, one of the members used to do the Baton Rouge to New Orleans run as a fat ass run around Thanksgiving every couple years or so.  Well it so happened that this was the year for the Great Mississippi River Levee Run,  a crazy 130 mile fat ass run. Click HERE to continue reading my report.

Initial Thoughts on the Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp

Princeton Tec has been making headlamps for over 40 years, and I can still remember my excitement when I bought my first Quad headlamp.

Princeton Tec

Princeton Tec Axis – photo courtesy of Princeton Tec website

Princeton Tec continues to innovate and I will be reviewing one of their newest headlamps the Axis.  Read on for my initial thoughts on this headlamp.

Final Update – Best Night’s Sleep ever

Aeros Pillow

Sea to Summit Aeros Ultralight Deluxe pillow inflated and ready for bed

I have put this pillow to the test over the past several months including letting my daughter use it for a week long camping trip in Alaska, and I can say it unequivocally meets Sea to Summit’s promise that it is “light, compact and comfortable.” Read on for my final update.

Gregory Paragon 68L – Initial thoughts

Gregory Paragon

Gregory Paragon 68L – Photo courtesy of the Gregory website

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.

Update – Injinji Compression socks

Rhone Alaska Ultimate Direction Access 600

Evaluating the next valley

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.