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Final Update – Rhone Mako shorts

Rhone Alaska

Evaluating the next valley

Running, hiking, backpacking, these shorts have done it all. 220 miles of use plus significant gym time and the Rhone Mako shorts continue to look great. Click HERE for my final thoughts on these amazing shorts from Rhone.

Final Update – Columbia Performance Stretch Boxer Briefs

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.

2017 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show – update 2

Fuel Belt

Fuel Belt’s new line up

Check out my thoughts and pictures from my second day at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show.  Click HERE.

First look at the adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro Sunglasses

adidas

adidas Evil Eye Evo Pro in the mountains around Juneau

Sunglasses are an essential part of my kit.  My eyes are very sensitive to light and even in overcast conditions I wear sunglasses, or I end up squinting which leads to headaches.  adidas has become a player in the performance eyewear market and I will be reviewing their Evil Eye Evo Pro glasses over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – first look

Injinji Ultra Compression

Injinji Ultra Compression Socks – Clark Shelf, Juneau Alaska

I have been dabbling with calve compression sleeves for the past few years while running marathons and ultramarathons.  I am not sure that I have empirical data, but since I started using the calve sleeves, I have had better muscle recovery and no calve cramping while racing.  The only challenge was that I needed to wear a compression sleeve and running socks.  Injinji has come out with a compression sock that I hope can do both.  I will be reviewing the Injinji Ultra Compression OTC socks over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6s Case review

Urban Armor Gear

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6s Case

I am a klutz, I admit it.  I break things easily.  I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6s from an iPhone 4s and I needed a new case for my phone to try and protect it from my klutzy ways.  Urban Armor Gear or UAG makes a line of cases to protect all types of phones and tablets and I decided to give them a try.  I have been using their case for the last month while backpacking, running and everyday use and I am pleased and more importantly my iPhone still looks new. Read on for my full thoughts.