Life has been hectic, but I have been able to use the Gregory Paragon pack on two more backpacking trips since my last update – a week long trip with Big City Mountaineers in California and a long weekend trip along the Alabama-Tennessee border. The Paragon has performed spectacularly – comfort is top-notch; the pack is durable; and it can swallow all my gear including a bear canister and over a week’s worth of food. You can read my final update HERE.
I have put over 225 miles on the FuelBelt Uno Belt and it has performed admirably. The durability is superb and the belt has exhibited excellent breathability during the hot and sticky New Orleans summer. It has just enough room to carry what I needed on my runs. Click HERE to read my final thoughts on this sweet running belt.
One of the best things about reviewing gear is the ability to try out new products and learn about new companies. One of the new companies is Sakari Gear. Sakari Gear’s “goal is to be able to provide great quality outdoor gear at a great price, while creating a meaningful social impact.” Their first product is the Sisu Sleeping bag which I have the good fortune of reviewing. You can read my initial thoughts on the Sisu Sleeping bag HERE.
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.
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.
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.