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Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

The Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots were provided by for review.

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

Oboz Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots

The Men’s Bridger Mid B-dry hiking boots come in the colors Sudan, Black, Scotch Brown, and Shale Gray. Sizes available are 7-12 in half sizes, and 13, 14. This boot is available in a normal and wide width. The boot is Mid cut covering the ankle. There is added material at the toe for protection. The heel is rounded which I believe helps my stability on the trail. The top of the boot sloped down toward the heel end of the boot. This helps in putting on the boot. All the lacing loops are raised and are closed except for the top pair. The bottom 2 pair are fabric loops, followed by 2 pair of metal and a fifth pair of fabric. The very top pair are open metal hooks. The upper part of the boots is made with a waterproof, breathable membrane. To read more please click here.

GSI Glacier Stainless Camper – Initial Review

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Glacier Stainless Camper Unpacked

The GSI Glacier Stainless Camper is an all-in-one cooking and eating system designed for use by 4 people. As GSI says, it’s the “Ultimate, Integrated Cooking + Eating Solution.” Nesting nicely inside of a literal kitchen sink, almost everything needed to cook and eat on exists within this single product. Click here to read my initial review on the GSI Glacier Camper system.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

The Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M was provided the for review.

In March I used the Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M during three or four northeasters in the form of snowstorms. There was a lot of nasty weather to be spending outdoors shoveling snow. I also hiked in Harold Parker and went to the gym. I have been to a few indoors activities where the temperature changed a lot from too cold to too hot. To read more please click here.

Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Initial thoughts on the Helle Bleja Knife

Helle Bleja Knife

Knives are tools.  They can be used to cut open packaging, sharpen a firestick or cut steak at dinner. Helle is a Norwegian knife company that creates amazing knives, and I am fortunate enough to be reviewing their Bleja knife.  It is one of two folding knives that they make. Click HERE to read the rest of my initial thoughts on this sweet knife.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

Review by Arnie P

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M At trail head temperature 22 F

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M At trail head temperature 22 F

Craft provided the Drama Wool Comfort Zip M for review.

Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M

In this update on the Craft Drama Wool Comfort Zip M, I explore a warm and cold hike in Harold Parker Forest. I used this first layer to shovel my driveway after a snow strom. I have been to the gym several times for comfort in a gym where it can be cold. How the Comfort Zip M dried after a first wash.

I used my washing machine on delicate wash with a low suds detergent. Since I wore silk underwear as the first layer, I washed them at the same time. I hung dried them in the cellar. The silk dried in less than 3 hours and the Drama Wool Comfort Zip M took over 3 hours but less than 4 hours to dry. To read more please click here.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell Men's therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell Men’s therapeutic performance socks

Sockwell provided the men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

In this last look at the Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, we discuss washing and the reduction of swelling in my legs. I have been out on the trail in the cold weather of 15 F and winds up to 20 mph. We get to see differences between these two excellent pairs of socks. I will answer a question asked by an observer on the trail.

These socks take longer to put on than regular socks. The method shown on the website is better than any I tried. Removing the socks off also takes a few seconds longer. Taking off the Summit socks takes a little longer than taking off the lower compression Ascend socks. To read more please click here.