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First look at the Montane Viper Hoodie

First look at the Montane Viper Hoodie

Montane Viper Hoodie

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I like the crisp temperatures, blue skies, and the opportunity to try out new fleeces. This year I will be using the Montane Viper Hoodie – a lightweight hoodie with POLARTEC Thermal Pro Fabric.  You can read my initial thoughts HERE.

Final Update on the Gregory Paragon

Final Update Gregory Paragon

Backpacking in Big Basin

Life has been hectic, but I have been able to use the Gregory Paragon pack on two more backpacking trips since my last update – a week long trip with Big City Mountaineers in California and a long weekend trip along the Alabama-Tennessee border.  The Paragon has performed spectacularly – comfort is top-notch; the pack is durable; and it can swallow all my gear including a bear canister and over a week’s worth of food.  You can read my final update HERE.

Final Update – CGear Sandlite Mat

CGear Sandlite Mat

Relaxing on Pensacola Beach

After a summer’s worth of use the CGear Sandlite Mat has become a staple in my outdoor adventure kit. I have used it while car camping, backpacking and on trips to the beach.  It is the perfect size for me to lay out camping gear or to use as a sitting pad on any surface. Click HERE for my final thoughts.

SAXX Blacksheep Boxers – Final Update

SAXX Blacksheep boxers

Crossing a bridge near the Walls of Jericho

I have worn the SAXX Blacksheep boxers for an additional 20 miles of hiking, running and backpacking since my last update. They have continued to perform well. My only negative is the sizing, I ordered the same size that I have in the Quest and Kinetic and the Blacksheep seem significantly larger than the other two which makes them not as comfortable on me.  Click HERE to read my final thoughts.

First Look at the OLIGHT M1T Raider Flashlight

M1T Raider Flashlight

OLIGHT M1T Raider Flashlight

OLIGHT is a Chinese company that makes fine lighting products with multiple uses from everyday to hunting and tactical applications.  They state that their mission is to provide quality illumination products to everyone.  Their website is laid out well giving the user the ability to see lights based on their intended use.  I will be reviewing their newly released M1T Raider flashlight.  You can read my full review here.

Update Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

Upper and sole wear on the Xero Shoes TerraFlex after 100 miles of use

Xero Shoes TerraFlex Review

The Xero Shoes TerraFlex have performed well over the past several months.  I was able to use them for daily walks, hiking and even a beach half marathon.  The shoes have performed well in all conditions.  They definitely take getting used to, but I find them to be comfortable. Durability also seems to be great even after over 100 miles of use.  You can read my entire update here.