Tag Archives: marathon running

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Update Epson ProSense 57 GPS Watch

Woodlands Conservancy hike with Mia

I have used the Epson ProSense 57 watch for over 400 miles worth of adventuring and it has performed well.  It is easy to operate and does a nice job of tracking my hiking and running activities.  Durability seems solid.  The only nit pick is the battery life.  Click HERE to read my full update.

Update – Smartwool PhD Run UL Socks


Smartwool Phd UL Socks after 100 plus miles of running

I have put over 100 miles on the Smartwool Phd Run socks in the past month, including using them for the last 40 miles of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run. The socks have performed well in cool and warm temperatures and are proving to be durable.  Click HERE for my full update.

Initial thoughts on the Cotopaxi Veloz Hydration Pack

Cotopaxi Veloz

Cotopaxi Veloz 6L Hydration Pack

The hydration pack and vest market continues to grow, and every year there seems to be new innovations.  Cotopaxi has joined the movement with their new Veloz line of hydration packs that feature an innovative attachment system and plenty of pockets to organize all a runner’s nutrition and gear needs.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Initial Review

I enjoy reviewing socks and luckily we like to review socks here at 4alloutdoors.org.  Over the next several months I will be reviewing the Men’s PhD® Run Ultra Light Low Cut Socks from Smartwool.

Smartwool socks

Smartwool PhD Run Ultra light Socks


I am interested to see how comfortable they are and if the thin socks can stand up to long days of running and hiking.  You can read my initial thoughts at this LINK.

Final Look Ultimate Direction Access 600 Running Belt

Ultimate Direction Access 600

Summit view from Little Si in North Bend WA

After 400 miles of running and hiking, the Ultimate Direction Access 600 has become an extension of me.  I don’t leave the house without it – I have run every distance from a two mile training run, a half marathon, even a 50k, and the Access 600 has performed well.  There is plenty of room for snacks, a phone and usually enough hydration to get me to the next aid station. Read on for my final thoughts on this handy running belt.

2017 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show – update 2

Fuel Belt

Fuel Belt’s new line up

Check out my thoughts and pictures from my second day at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Show.  Click HERE.