Tag Archives: running

Update – Smartwool PhD Run UL Socks

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Smartwool Phd UL Socks after 100 plus miles of running

I have put over 100 miles on the Smartwool Phd Run socks in the past month, including using them for the last 40 miles of the Great Mississippi River Levee Run. The socks have performed well in cool and warm temperatures and are proving to be durable.  Click HERE for my full update.

First Look Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket

Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha

Enjoying a relaxing fall afternoon on the Mississippi River

Fall and Winter seasons are challenging for me as a runner and hiker.  I am always looking for the perfect insulation piece that will keep me warm during strenuous activities but not leave me sweating profusely.  Salewa thinks they have solved this dilemma with the Salewa Pedroc Polartec Alpha Jacket featuring Polartec Alpha insulation.  Read on for my initial thoughts and be sure to follow me as I put the jacket to the test over the next couple of months.

Initial thoughts on the Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

GPS enabled watches are everywhere now. Epson has entered the market with a line that includes four watches with a price point from $99 to $399.  I will be reviewing the ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch over the next couple of months.

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Epson ProSense 57 GPS Running Watch

My goal is to understand the functions that separates Epson watches from their competitors while continuing to accurately track my running and hiking.   You can read my initial thoughts on the ProSense 57 HERE

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Loyal readers, our 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live.  It is chocked full of great gift ideas for the outdoors person in your life.

2017 Holiday Gear Guide

Final Look adidas Evil Eye Pro Sunglasses

This summer and fall has been packed with adventure and the adidas Evil Eye Pro sunglasses have been with me everywhere.

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At the finish of the Maine Marathon

I have used them mountain running in Alaska, running marathons in New Hampshire and Maine, hiking in Mississippi and Louisiana, daily use and a 126 mile run on the Mississippi River Levee from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.  Overall, I have 500 plus miles of use and abuse on the glasses and they have performed well.  They are comfortable, provide solid eye protection, and have proven to be durable. Read on for my full thoughts.

Initial Thoughts on the Princeton Tec Axis Headlamp

Princeton Tec has been making headlamps for over 40 years, and I can still remember my excitement when I bought my first Quad headlamp.

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Princeton Tec Axis – photo courtesy of Princeton Tec website

Princeton Tec continues to innovate and I will be reviewing one of their newest headlamps the Axis.  Read on for my initial thoughts on this headlamp.