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RunLites Sling II – Initial Thoughts

RunLites Sling II

RunLites Sling II

I am always interested in new technology and as an ultrarunner, I am looking for new ways to brighten the trail while running at night.  RunLites is a new company I recently found.  They make an assortment of gloves with a built in LED light.  I will be reviewing the RunLites Sling II model over the next several months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Rhone Mako Short – Initial thoughts

Rhone Mako Short

Rhone Mako Short – photo from the Rhone website

I honestly don’t think much about the fashion sense of the gear that I use to run, hike or hit the gym in.  I grab what has functioned in the past and use that.  Rhone is a company that wants to change that. They advertise that they make “men’s premium activewear engineered with principle, performance and progress for the modern man.”  I will be reviewing the Rhone Mako Short over the next several months to see if they truly bridge the gap between performance and fashion. Read on for my initial thoughts.

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Race – 2017 Report

 

Mississippi 50 Trail Run

Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run Photo from race website

The Carl Touchstone Memorial Mississippi 50 Trail Run was this past weekend, March 4th 2017.  The race itself has three distances – 20k, 50k, and 50 miles.  I have not ran an ultra since I moved to New Orleans, and I figured it was time to break that streak.  I ran the 50k distance and finished in 6:08:31 and 31/95 runners at this distance.  Read on for my thoughts on this cool race and finally getting into the southern running community.

High Sierra Pathway 70L Pack – Initial Thoughts

High Sierra Pathway 70L

High Sierra Pathway 70L – photo courtesy of High Sierra

One of the most essential pieces of any backpacking kit is the actual backpack that I am using.  This is a make or break piece of equipment. I was fortunate enough to be selected to review High Sierra’s new Pathway 70L pack over the next several months. I plan on using it backpacking in the Southeastern United States including trails in Mississippi and Alabama as the seasons change from spring into summer.  Read on for my initial thoughts on the Pathway 70L backpack.

GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Complete

GSI Pinnacle Soloist Kit

Cooking on the Pinhoti

Integrated cooking systems intrigue me, I like organization and everything having its own spot.  Ever since the first Jetboil came out I have been hooked.  Sure, I could piece together parts for an ultra-light system or otherwise come up with my own solution, but there is elegance in an engineered system.  GSI Outdoors has been putting together integrated cooking systems for a while now, and I am fortunate enough to have the Pinnacle Soloist Complete system to play with over the next few months.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T – Final Update

Marly T

At the Bald Rock Overlook Pinhoti Trail

I have continued to use the Thunderbolt Sportswear Marly T for my outdoor adventures over the past month or so and it has performed admirably.  Comfort remains on point, durability is good and the smell factor is still nonexistent for the most part even after 4 days of backpacking in unseasonably warm temperatures in Central Alabama.  There is some minor fabric pulls in the cuffs of the sleeves and a coffee stain that won’t seem to wash out, but these are rather minor annoyances for an amazing shirt.  Read on for my final thoughts.