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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.

Final Update Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Salewa Mountain Trainer Boots

Relaxing at the top of the Devil’s Marbleyard in the Jefferson National Forest

I have put another 80 miles on the Salewa Mountain Trainer boots since my last update hiking in the mountains of Virginia and the swamps of Louisiana.  These boots have easily handled all the terrain I encountered while protecting my feet.  Click HERE for my final thoughts.

Initial thoughts – Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Sporting the Catamount Sunglasses while hiking at the Woodlands Conservancy

I have sensitive eyes, and sunglasses are a necessity.  I am always on the lookout for sunglasses that I can wear for multiple sports such as running, hiking, fishing that still look stylish for wear around town.  I will be reviewing the Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses over the next few months to see if they meet the requirements to be added to the gear quiver.  Click HERE for my initial thoughts.

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

Volunteering at an Aid Station at the Holiday Lake 50k

The crew of Aid Station 3 at the 2018 Holiday Lake 50k

Holiday Lake 50k is one of the oldest ultras in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  I planned to run it this February, but an Achilles injury sidelined me for the race, so I volunteered to help with an aid station.

I am glad I did because I got to see the race up close, and my experience made me want to run the race even more when I am healed up.  Click HERE for my full thoughts.

Final Update: Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp

Princeton Tec Axis

At the finish of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run with my wife and daughter

I have used the Princeton Tec Axis headlamp ultra-running on the Mississippi River Levee, car camping and hiking and it has performed superbly.  The headlamp has proved to be durable and the axis lighting knob is a great feature that allowed me to customize how much light I needed for my activities.  Click HERE to read my full thoughts.

Update on the Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Update on the Salewa Pedroc Jacket

Styling the Salewa Pedroc Jacket while walking Mia at the Woodlands Conservancy

I did not have to search for Winter in the Southeastern United States this year and I didn’t need to search for opportunities to use the Salewa Polartec Pedroc jacket.  I used it during a 130 mile run from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, for wintery hikes at the Woodlands Conservancy and while camping in national forests in Louisiana and Missippi.  Click HERE to read my full update.