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Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Update

 

I was able to take the Revol 65 on a multi-day backpacking trip into the Shining Rock Wilderness in Pisgah National Forest in Western NC. I was very impressed with how the pack performed, especially a few of the features. Click here to read my initial update on the Revol 65 backpack by Kelty. 

Kaleb R.

Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Initial Review

View of side compression straps that connect with shove-it pouch

New for 2017, the Kelty Revol 65 is a backpack designed for multiday trips. Featuring a sleek, slender design, the pack comes with a few features that you won’t find from other backpack manufacturers. Check out my initial review of the Revol 65 backpack by clicking here.

Kaleb R.

Kuju Coffee Review – Initial Thoughts

Coffee. It’s a part of daily life and the cornerstone of many morning and evening routines. Coffee can also be a big part of the backcountry experience. Kuju Coffee brings some innovation to how coffee coffee can be made in the great outdoors. Check out my initial review of their Pocket PourOver by clicking here.

-Kaleb R.

Saxx Kinetic Boxer Underwear

Saxx Kinetic Boxer Underwear

“Life Changing Underwear” is Saxx’ motto, which is a bold and rather thought provoking statement. It may not be talked about often, but underwear is a piece of gear that [most] people don’t leave home without. I’ll be taking the next few months to test and give my thoughts and impressions on the Kinetic Boxer. Click here for my initial thoughts. 

Kaleb R.

Alpine Aire Snacks Final Update

Spicy Cheddar Bean dip on pita chip.

A backpacking trip into the Nantahala Wilderness in Western North Carolina allowed me to try out most of these snacks on the trail. I was surprised with a few of the snacks – both in how they tasted and how easy/difficult they were to prepare in the backcountry. Click here to see my final update on the snacks, dips, and smoothie.

-Kaleb R.

Owner Review: REI Revelcloud Jacket

Revelcloud on

REI Revelcloud Jacket

I have held out on purchasing any kind of down or insulated jacket. To be honest, I can be pretty rough on my clothing (ask my wife) and an expensive down jacket with hair-thin walls doesn’t exactly bring durability or longevity to mind. Also, South Carolina weather doesn’t really scream puffy-down-jacket either. However, in anticipation of some upcoming winter backpacking trips, I did my research and landed on what I think was the perfect choice considering all of my misgivings. Click here to read my owner review of the REI Revelcloud Jacket.