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Final Update – SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Final Update - SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Hiking in the Kisatchie National Forest while wearing the SAXX Quest 2.0 Boxers

Well, I admit it, I am converted.  SAXX boxers have become my favorite underwear.  I have used them while backpacking, camping, and hiking, and they are durable, funk free, and comfortable.  Read my full final review HERE.

Final thoughts on the Katadyn BeFree Filter

Katadyn BeFree Filter

Filtering water with the Katadyn BeFree while running in Alaska

I have continued to use the Katadyn BeFree filter over the past couple months on a couple more backpacking trips. Durability has been great over the past couple months with no issues, but ease of use, well it is still easy to use, but there were some hiccups.  Click HERE to read my final update.

First look – Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex Boot – photo courtesy of the Salewa website

Boots, Boots, Boots – essential for any outdoors trek.  Salewa’s Mountain Trainer Mid Gore Tex is a lightweight summer alpine trekking boot, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing it over the next couple of months. Read my initial thoughts here and follow me as I put the boots to the test.

First Look Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha

Enjoying a relaxing fall afternoon on the Mississippi River

Fall and Winter seasons are challenging for me as a runner and hiker.  I am always looking for the perfect insulation piece that will keep me warm during strenuous activities but not leave me sweating profusely.  Salewa thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket featuring Polartec Alpha insulation.  Read on for my initial thoughts and be sure to follow me as I put the jacket to the test over the next couple of months.

Update – Lowa Aerox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Lowa Aerox Mid

Lowa Aerox GTX Mid after 130 miles of use.

The Lowa GTX Aerox Mid has performed admirably over the last few months.  They have seen over 130 miles of trail from Mississippi to New Hampshire and have lived up to Lowa’s assertion that they are an “extremely breathable/waterproof, lightweight, do-it-all outdoor athletic shoe.”  Read on for my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

GPS enabled watches are everywhere now. Epson has entered the market with a line that includes four watches with a price point from $99 to $399.  I will be reviewing the ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch over the next couple of months.

ProSense 57

Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

My goal is to understand the functions that separates Epson watches from their competitors while continuing to accurately track my running and hiking.   You can read my initial thoughts on the ProSense 57 HERE