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Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.

Final Update High Sierra Pathway 70L backpack

High Sierra

Starting out on my Black Creek Trail thru hike

I have used the High Sierra Pathway 70L on one additional backpacking trip, a 40 mile trip covering the length of the Black Creek Wilderness.  The pack has performed admirably and continues to remain fairly durable.  Read on for the rest of my thoughts.

Final Update – 33Shake Chia Gels & Pre/Post Workout Shakes

33Shake

Using 33Shake Chia Gels on a Bayou Cane run

I have consumed the chia gels and Pre/Post workout shakes from 33Shake and I have been quite pleased.  I don’t want to give away all my pro tips, but the gels are the bomb.  Read on for my final thoughts.

Final Update – GSI Pinnacle Soloist Stove

GSI Pinnacle Soloist

Cooking Chicken and Rice at Buccaneer State Park

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.

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.