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GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

GCI provided the Pico Arm Chair for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

For most of the last month, it was not the most suitable weather to test an outdoor item due to rain and cool temperatures. When the weather improved, I got quality time using the GCI Pico Arm chair. When the weather was hot, I could answer a question from a local reader in my review. I will get into comfort and more on the chair back storage Caddy. To read more please click here.

 

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Review by Arnie P

GCI Pico Chair

The GCI Pico Arm Chair was provided for review purposes.

GCI Pico Arm Chair

Beep beep, I see a brown UPS truck, I rush out the side door, intercept the driver on the side stairs, we exchange greetings, he hands me the package and I return inside. Glancing out the window, I see the UPS truck is not there.

After opening the ends of the cardboard box I push the contents out. This package is wrapped with the instructions printed cardboard sleeve with a plastic handle. The sleeve slides off with ease revealing the carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap. After opening the 2 side brackets the chair slides out with ease. I glance at the construction, pleased with the sturdy look of the legs and frame of the chair. I have never forgotten the chair that collapsed on me years ago. Holding the chair with the feet down I place my foot on both feet of the chair and pull up to extend the legs. I rotate the armrest per the picture on the box. In seconds the chair is ready to sit. Well, almost all the time. I find using the least amount of force works the best.  To read more please click here.

Hultafors Serrated Outdoors Knife

The knife I received to review is the Serrated Outdoor Knife (SOK) which has a MSRP of $23.  Street price seems to be a couple dollars cheaper than that but regardless, even at MSRP, it’s a reasonably priced knife for outdoor use. Full Review

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Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pants – First Look

Mountain Khakis Cruiser Pant

 Cruiser Pants – Courtesy of Mountain Khakis Website

Hiking pants are an essential part of any kit.  I have tried several brands over the years and find that I generally like a pair of pants that are lightweight and comfortable, can stand up to abuse, and, most important to me, have a short inseam.  I am 5’6” and have a 30 inch inseam which has meant that I end up needing to hem or roll most outdoor pants.  Enter Mountain Khakis – they have a pant that seems like it will fit the bill – the Cruiser Pant.  I will be using these pants over the next few months on my adventures and see if they earn a place in my gear closet.  In the meantime, read on for my initial impression.

Yaktrax Run

Review by Arnie P

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax Run on flat icy surface

Yaktrax provided the Run for review purposes.

Yaktrax Run

On the way to the gym one morning I a good opportunity to test the Yaktrax Run on a flat rough icy surface.  The atmospheric conditions did not let me to try the Yaktrax Run on a flat icy ground. Then after a 2 inch snowstorm, it had warmed enough for the snow to become slush. The temperature had fallen overnight.  To learn more please click here.

 

 

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots Addendum

Review by Arnie P

Pond on today's hike in Harold Parker Forest

Pond on today’s hike in Harold Parker Forest

Oboz provided the Scapegoat Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots Addendum

This addendum covers 2 backpacks and a hike in Harold Parker State Forest.  The backpacks were in hot and warm weather.  The hike was the coldest of this season.  The backpacks were a good opportunity to experience the boots on a long moderately difficult hike.  To read more please click here.