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Cloudline Switchback Technical Hiker socks

Review by Arnie P

Cloudline provided the Technical Hiker socks for review purposes

Cloudline Switchback Technical Hiker socks

Cloudline Switchback Technical Hiker socks

Cloudline Switchback Technical Hiker socks

 

I think this is the first time our group is reviewing a product from this company. The name Cloudline is for the feeling you get when climbing a mountain, getting above the clouds, looking down at the cloud.  Also enjoying the joy and personal satisfaction of another successful climb. The customer should feel the Cloudline experience. Seattle, Washington is the home of Cloudline.

Cloudline socks, made in the USA, come with a 100% guarantee. The internet site states that if the customer is unhappy for any reason with any Cloudline product Cloudline will make it right, every time.

This is the only sock style offered on their internet site at present. Men’s sizes Medium (6-8.5), Large (9-11.5), X-Large (12-14.5) and Women’s sizes Small (4-6.5), Medium (7-9.5), Large (10-12.5), and Youth (3.5-5). Color selection consists of the following 8 choices: Backcountry Blue, Pacific Northwest Green, Redwood, Autumn Orange, Hi-Vis Orange, Wildflower Pink, Glacial Blue, and Panorama Purple.

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Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes update

Review By Arnie P

Breakheart Reservation with Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes

Breakheart Reservation with Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes

Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes update

I like to start using a new pair of hiking shoes at the gym first to experience using the shoes under controlled conditions. I think this is especially true in cold weather when the shoe gets warmer in the gym and molds to my foot quicker. After 3 visits to the gym the Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes felt very comfortable on my feet. At the gym I can feel how well this shoe performs with different socks which would not be as easy to do while hiking on the trail. With my thinest socks, the shoes are slightly loose whereas with my thickest socks the shoes are snug fitting. With my medium weight wool socks which I wear for most of my hikes, the shoes fit the best which is something I like.

I have been wearing these shoes around my neighborhood, taking the dog out for walks, and going shopping locally. I have also attended a few seminars. I am able to go anywhere and feel comfortable with Oboz Traverse Low Bdry hiking shoes.  To read more please click here.

Update Hi-Tec Sierra Lite I WP boots

Review by Arnie P

laced without using single loop

laced without using single loop

The weather has been been more varied than usual for this time of year.  On the moisture side it rained to having fine snow.  Temperatures varied from the 50’s (F) down to near 0 F.  I am using the boots about 3-4 times a week for mostly hikes in the 1-2 hour range.

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Update Hi-Tec Sandstone Peak Parka

Review by Arnie P

ready for New England weather

ready for New England weather

I has been an exciting month, mainly because of the variety of weather I experienced wearing the Sandstone parka.  We had a low of near 0 F to  a high of  over 50 F for temperature.  To accompany this there was snow, rain, sleet, freezing rain, and winds up to 25 mph.

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A Last Look at the Keen Erickson PCT boots

Review by Arnie P

climbing small hill with Keen Erickson PCT boots

climbing small hill with Keen Erickson PCT boots

December, with the holidays and the shortest daylight hours of the year, make for a very busy and hectic month.  My activities have continued to be about the same this period, with weather colder than earlier, but still warmer than normal for this time of year.  I continue to wear the Keen Erickson boots almost daily.  To read more.