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Final Update – Native Eyewear Catamount Glasses

Native Eyewear Catamount glasses

Caddying for Birdies for the Brave at the Zurich Classic

I have worn the Native Eyewear Catamount glasses for over 225 miles of golfing, running, hiking and backpacking.  They have performed exceptionally. The visual acuity is clear and crisp; they are so light I forget that I have them on; and I haven’t broke them, so the durability is top notch.  Click HERE to read my final thoughts on this pair of glasses.

Update Helle Bleja Knife

Update Helle Bleja Knife

Making breakfast in Grand Isle LA

I have carried the Helle Bleja knife daily over the past couple of months in addition to carrying it while hiking and camping across southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  The knife has remained sharp and easy to use whether I am cutting line to make new guy outs for a fly or slicing cheese and venison links while making dinner. Check out my thoughts HERE.

Final Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Epson watch

Relaxing at camp

I have used the Epson watch another couple of months with an additional 250 plus miles of usage on the watch in addition to every day usage.  I used the watch while running two marathons – and the battery life last the whole race even though I was pushing 5 hours and 30 minutes at the Oklahoma City Marathon.  The durability continues to be excellent.  Overall, I like the watch – Click HERE for my final thoughts.

First look at the CGear Sandlite Mat

CGear Sandlite mat

CGear Sandlite Mat under my hammock at Buccaneer State Park

Every now and then a new product stands out and I want to learn more about it.  I first saw the CGear Sandlite sand free mat at the Winter 2018 Outdoor Retailer show and it intrigued me. It is specifically woven to allow sand to flow from the top of the mat to the bottom but it doesn’t let sand come up from the bottom.  Backpacking and Camping in the south means I have an abundance of sandy campsites to choose from and I thought the Sandlite Sand Free mat would be a good addition to my kit.  Read all of my initial thoughts HERE.

First look at the Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Xero Shoes TerraFlex

A break in hike at the Woodlands Conservancy

Xero Shoes are designed after the Huarache type of sandal that was made popular in the book “Born to Run.”  As a runner and hiker, I am always interested in new products and platforms and after talking with the charismatic Steven Sashen decided that I would try a pair of the new TerraFlex trail shoes from Xero Shoes.  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts.

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Final Look at the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Overlooking the beach in Grand Isle Louisiana

Even though I have been slowed with an Achilles issue, I have been able to use the Cotopaxi Veloz for an additional 80 miles of running and hiking putting my total miles on the pack over 200.  The pack continues to show excellent durability except for the front chest strap connection point which has continued to fray, but has not failed.  The pack has continued to work well for all of my hiking and running adventures, and I have remained chafe free.  Click HERE for to read my final thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack.