Keen Oakridge Waterproof Boot Review

Keen Oakridge Waterproof Hiking Boot

Keen has been a go to company for comfortable footwear.  As a hiker who has had his feet beat up by improperly fitting hiking boots, I know first hand the importance of a good fitting boot.  Recently, Keen has created the Oakridge Waterproof Boot that is built as an all around waterproof hiking boot with an affordable price tag.  Over ...

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Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless Review

Camelbak Chute Vacuum Stainless Profile

The hydration company Camelbak has come a long way since their first prototype of an IV bag filled with water placed in a tube sock.  However, what has not changed is this company’s constant strive to create innovative hydration products.  Over the past month I have had the chance to use the Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless water bottle.  Throughout my ...

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TomTom Bandit Action Camera Review

Tom Tom Bandir

    The company name TomTom brings thoughts of an organization that produces incredibly accurate GPS devices. What doesn’t come to mind is a company that makes an action camera. Well, TomTom did, and has stepped into the realm of the action camera industry, coming out with an action camera named the Bandit. After spending some quality time with the TomTom Bandit Action ...

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Lightweight Lowa Innox Evo Low Review

Lowa Innox Evo

First Impressions of The Lowa Innox Evo Lo Let’s just say that I am super stoked to put these Lowa Innox Evo to the test. I have numerous mountain trips and adventures planned for the late summer and fall. These lightweight hiking shoes fall into Lowa’s ‘Speed Hiking” category which is a perfect classification and description.  I like to mix ...

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Trek Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight Review

Bontrager Ion headlight and Flare taillight

First Illuminating Thoughts On The Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight Perfect timing as these Bontrager Ion Headlight and Flare Taillight showed up on the Autumnal equinox, and morning daylight has virtually disappeared for most of my morning rides. My local group ride meets every Tuesday and Friday, and my wheels need to be rolling by 5:30 A.M. At the ...

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Fischer Pro Mtn 86 TI 2017 Ski Review


Leave it to Fischer, with its storied race program to remind me that skis don’t have to be super fat and over 115mm wide to be fun.  As the industry kept pushing towards fat skis, I tagged along and my skis got bigger and bigger.  Than I noticed something; while I could carve adequately on a fat ski on days ...

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