Tag Archives: Kaleb

Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee

Smartwool

T-shirts are basic to everyday life. I have a few favorites that sit in the top of my drawer that I always grab when looking for something comfortable for my next adventure.

The Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee isn’t your run of the mill shirt. Click here to read my initial thoughts on the Smartwool Merino 150 Backpacker’s Tee.

Kaleb R.

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

A backpacking trip into the Nantahala Wilderness in Western North Carolina allowed me to try out most of these Alpine Aire snacks on the trail.

Alpine Aire snacks

Spicy Cheddar Bean dip on pita chip.

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.