Tag Archives: Merino

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

Initial Thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs

SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs – Photo courtesy of SAXX

I reviewed the SAXX Quest 2.0 a while back and really liked them. So we approached SAXX to see if we could review their a pair of underwear from their BlackSheep Merino Wool line up.  I was the lucky writer that was selected.  I am looking forward to this review – click HERE for my initial thoughts on the SAXX Blacksheep Boxer Briefs.

Smartwool Backpacker 150 Tee


I have worn the Backpacker 150 Tee multiple days a week for the past 4 months. Since my last post, I have continued to run, work out, and wear the shirt casually. Click here to see my final update on the t-shirt where I highlight some features of the shirt and draw some final conclusions.

Kaleb R.

Thunderbolt Sportswear Baseline Marly Tee

Baseline Marly Tee

Baseline Marly Tee

A successful running and backpacking kit begins with the base layers that a person wears.  I will be using the Thunderbolt Sportswear Baseline Marly Tee as my base layer shirt for my adventures over the next few months.  The Baseline Marly Tee is a lightweight merino tee shirt that is available in both long sleeve and short sleeve options.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Final Update: Icebreaker GT Road Bike-Women’s SS Rhythm Jersey

SS Rhythm Jersey

Before The Little Red Riding Hood Century Ride

I consider the Icebreaker Rhythm Jersey to be a keeper in my cycling jersey collection. Not only does it look great, but it is super comfortable. It has been worn the past month one to three days a week while road biking.

Check out my final thoughts here.

By Jenn K.

Icebreaker Rush Bra Update

Icebreaker Rush Bra Update The Icebreaker Rush Sports Bra has been worn for short activities lasting an hour to all day events where it was worn for over 7 hours.  It has been worn under both synthetic and wool tops in temperatures ranging from the upper 40’s F to the mid 80’s F. During the past month it has been worn 2-4 days per week.

Check out how I am enjoying the Rush Bra.

By Jenn K.

Darn Tough Vermont Ski/Ride Merino Socks

by: Dave D’Abate

Courtesy Photo

Darn Tough Vermont makes some incredibly comfortable socks. The only problem was, I wasn’t very familiar with the brand until this year.

From Darn Tough’s Press Release:

‘Darn Tough socks are designed, manufactured, and tested in Vermont, USA. Their high-density knitting allows for durability and cushioning without bulk. They also offer Merino Wool and Coolmax® blends for optimal comfort and climate control. The socks also include additional support around the arch, ankle, and toe to prevent blisters and add endurance. The socks are designed for every type of athlete and climate, from summer mountain bikers to winter Nordic skiers.’

Click here to read more!