I received the STIO Women’s Environ jacket for review purposes. Other than wearing a few times more as a wind breaker, I haven’t had many opportunities to wear it. No rain, no real need for a rain jacket. We’ve hardly had any rain, and no snow yet at all. The jacket has so many features though, that I have plenty to write about. Check out the initial review HERE, and then check back in about a month for more thoughts on the jacket. I’m sure our Maine weather will be cooperating by then….
I have been a Saucony loved for as long as I can remember. My mom used to buy them for me when I was growing up because she knew that they were a high quality sneaker with a reasonable price tag. I’ve tried other brands of running shoes now that I’m on a quest to get fit, but nothing seems to come close to the fit and feel of Saucony on my feet. One of their newest designs to hit the market is the Progrid Razor, which is the perfect shoe to be training in now that winter is underway here in Maine. When other shoes slip or lead you to have wet feet when running in incliment weather, the Progrid Razor keeps your feet warm and dry. I recently took them up Pleasant Mountain, a small peak nearby, to see how they would handle the mud, ice, and dusting of snow that the mountains have been blessed with so far this year. To read my full trail report, click on this link. To read just about the Saucony Women’s Progrid Razor and hear more about my thoughts on this awesome addition to the Saucony lineup, click here.
The temperatures here in Maine lately have been downright frigid (below 20 degrees most days) and having gloves/mittens no matter what you are doing outside is just about mandatory. The Comet Method Gloves have been my “go to” gloves every single morning that I go out, not just when I am heading for the mountains. They do not limit my mobility as much as other, heavier gloves typically do. I have no problem wearing them while driving or holding on to my trekking poles when heading up a mountain. The GoreTex membrane means that my hands stay nice and dry, but don’t wind up getting terribly sweaty thanks to the breathability of it. They are the absolutely perfect multipurpose glove.
I am a reluctant runner and have a history of not wonderful knees that have kept me from even considering running as being something that I would ever enjoy. However, in an effort to shape up, I actually decided to give it a shot. The most important part of running to keep you happy and healthy is a sturdy pair of good running shoes. Fortunately for me, Saucony hooked me up with the ProGrid Guide 3.0 to help me get started. I made sure to visit my local running store first to make sure they fit correct and then I was off and running. Literally.
Let me be blunt. I am not a pencil thin, incredibly fit woman. I am a full figured, food loving woman. So, finding shorts that actually fit my body type and don’t make me question their durability, is pretty darn hard. I don’t know about the other ladies out there, but a lot of the “active” shorts out there seem to be made for people without hips and, assuming that you can get them on over your hips, often result in the loosest waist band known to man. I know I’m not the only shapely, active woman out there, but sometimes it feels like it!
When Mountain Khakis sent me their Snake River Shorts, I was, understandably, nervous of how exactly they would fit me. And, more pointedly, how exactly would they fair in my active lifestyle?
Click here to hear what I have to say about them!