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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.

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots in Harold Parker forest

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots in Harold Parker forest

Review by Arnie P

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz provided the Scapegoat Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

The weather during this period was hot and humid with negligible rain. The lawns appear lifeless and the few wild berries are small, lacking taste. Daylight temperatures hovered in the 80’s and 90’s with a few degrees lower at night. My activities during this period continued to be the same but at a slower pace. I continued to wear the Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots every day during this period.

I hiked another 4 times with my Wednesday hiking group on these 2-hour hikes. I am sweating more. The trails are rough and despite the added moisture from sweating I did not experience and adverse effects of blisters or abrasion to my feet. I walked to the senior center several times making a 3-4 mile round trip depending on the route and number of side excursions. I walked to Silver Lake a few times a week, sometimes seeking relief from the heat.  To read more please click here.

CEP Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

Review by Arnie P

CEP Men's Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks after 2 months use

CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks after 2 months use

CEP provided the Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks for review purposes.

CEP Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

The weather during this period was hot and humid with negligible rain. The lawns appear lifeless and the few wild berries are small, lacking taste. Daylight temperatures hovered in the 80’s and 90’s with a few degrees lower at night. My activities during this period continued to be the same but at a slower pace. I continued to wear the same boots I used for most of the last report.  I hiked another 4 times with my with my Wednesday hiking group on these 2-hour hikes. I have been sweating more. The trails are rough and despite the added moisture from sweating I did not experience and adverse effects of blisters or abrasion to my feet. I have walked to the senior center several times making a 3-4 mile round trip depending on the route and number of side excursions. I walked to Silver Lake a few times a week, sometimes seeking relief from the heat.

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CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

Review by Arnie P

Harold Parker with CEP socks

Harold Parker with CEP socks

CEP provided the Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut socks for review purposes.

CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks

It has been a good month of testing the CEP Men’s Dynamic + Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut Socks. The temperature has been warm during the day and cooling down during the night. With day temperatures ranging from the 70’s to the low 90’s and the humidity very seldom high. I wore these socks every day all day except for wash days. I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of these socks. This is because I did not like my first use of a thin tight fitting sock. My review will explain why my ideas have changed for the better.  To read more please click here.

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Review by Arnie P

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots

Oboz provided the Scapegoat Mid hiking boots for review purposes.

The Oboz Scapegoat Mid hiking boots come in the color Charcoal. Sizes available are 8-12 in half sizes, and 13, 14. The shoe is mid cut or just above ankle high. There is added material at the toe for protection. The heel is rounded which I believe helps my stability on the trail. At the heel is a large loop to aid in putting the shoes on. The loop is large enough for me to insert my index finger and I think I will find this very useful. All the lacing loops are closed except for the top pair which is open. The lower five pair of loops are flush with the surface and the top loop is raised.  To read more please click here.

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Review By Arnie P

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men's shoes

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes

Icebug provided the Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes for review purposes.

I wore the Icebug Saunter Bugweb men’s shoes a lot during this period. In addition to hiking 5 times with the Harold Parker group and attending a few seminars, I walked daily to the grocery or the coffee shops and sometimes walked my daughter’s dog. We had 3 small snow storms each amounting to about 2-8 inches. The temperature closed in on 70 F one day then two nights later to a low of near zero.

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