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Final Update Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket

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Post-run on a mild SC day.

Late winter in Greenville, SC may just be the perfect place for the Cotopaxi Paray Lightweight Jacket. This jacket has it’s sweet spot in the mid 40’s and that’s about the average temperature around these parts this time of year. I’ve worn the jacket hiking, camping, running, working out, and around town on an almost every day basis. Click here to read my final thoughts on this versatile jacket.

Update Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

Cosmic 20 Sleep

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag

I was able to take the Kelty Cosmic 20 on a multi night backpacking trip on the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Varying temps on each nigh allowed me to test out the temperature ratings above and below the Cosmic 20’s range.

Click here to read my full update on the bag.

Kaleb R.

Kelty Revol 65 Backpack Update

 

I was able to take the Revol 65 on a multi-day backpacking trip into the Shining Rock Wilderness in Pisgah National Forest in Western NC. I was very impressed with how the pack performed, especially a few of the features. Click here to read my initial update on the Revol 65 backpack by Kelty. 

Kaleb R.

Update: Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs

Saxx Kinetic Boxer Underwear

I’ve had a month or so to use an test out the Saxx Kinetic Boxer Briefs. They have been worn during runs, working out, and even as during my office job sitting at a desk. Click here to read my update. 

Kaleb R.

Alpine Aire Snacks, Dips, and Smoothies – Initial Review

Various snacks, smoothie, and dips.

Few things can change how a trip in the backcountry is remembered more than food. Insufficient quantity or poor quality can dull the thrill of bagging a summit or ruin the satisfaction of a hard earned day on the trail.

Over the next month, I will be testing out some backcountry food products from Alpine Aire.

Click here to see my initial review on a variety of snacks, dips, and smoothie from Alpine Aire.

Kaleb R

Happy Feet

Blue/Grey Hiker socks

I love hiking, and am not always super picky about gear  – I love trying new items, and seeing how they work out.  One thing I am picky about is making sure my feet are happy.  That means comfortable socks and footwear.   Injinji has some new socks coming out, and I was fortunate enough to receive 2 pair.  A pair of lightweight Liner socks, and a heavier pair of Hiker socks.  These won’t be available until fall, but we have a sneak peak!  Click HERE to read my initial thoughts and plans.