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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.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

 

The men’s Ascend OTC and Summit OTC socks were provided by Sockwell for review.

Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks

Since I had swelling in my legs when I received the Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic Performance Socks, I was eager to try them out. My swelling reduced after the first day and was not visible after 4 days. The Ascend and the Summit socks produced such similar results that I found it difficult to distinguish between them. Compression socks aid in increasing circulation and reduce the possibility of blood clots in the lower legs. I love the idea I can carry out those goals and still be comfortable. I have worn the socks for weekly Wednesday group hiking. They are warm and comfortable.

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Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks

Review by Arnie P

Sockwell therapeutic performance soocks

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

This report will be on Sockwell Men’s Therapeutic performance socks, the Ascend OTC and the Summit OTC. The major distinction between the Ascend and the Summit is that the Ascend is a moderate compression sock while the Summit is a firm compression sock. I will start with explaining the common features followed by the differences. I admire that the Sockwell company supports the revival of the American Textile Industry and the American Sheep Farmers.

Sockwell

Stockwell designs and manufactures socks in the USA. The sheep that produce the wool are from the US Rockies. There is an excellent video on the website under the tab “explore” explaining the manufacturing and design criteria for making the Sockwell socks. to read more please click here.