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Author Archives: Mark Ranum

Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.

CampMaid Outdoor Cookout Grill Set Review

Campmaid Outdoor Cookout Grill Set

Camping usually means cooking hot dogs on a stick, processed food, sandwiches and other boring camping food, that can be old news after a day or two. What if there was a way to easily take camp cooking to another level? What if you could have cinnamon rolls, baked chicken, smoked meats, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, pizza and even peach cobbler? Or just about any ...

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Tifosi Synapse Sunglasses Review

Tifosi Synapse

Tifosi is an Italian word that translates to “Super-Fan”. Which according to their website is, “exactly who we are and who we make our eyewear for. Our mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. We design, test, and torture our product to enhance your sport whether you’re running a 5k, riding your ...

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The North Face Flight Series Warp Knit Dual Shorts Review

The North Face Flight Series Warp Knit Dual Shorts

The North Face’s Flight Series was designed in collaboration with their team athletes, with the key focus idea being, “Run no matter what”. The Flight series collection incorporates FuseForm engineering, warp knit fabrication and FlashDry technology to keep runners cool, dry and focused on one thing: their run. I was giving the opportunity to test out the Warp Knit Dual Shorts from the collection. ...

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The North Face Fuseform Progressor Fleece Review

The North Face Fuseform Progressor Fleece

Fleece jackets are typically designed to function as lightweight and breathable mid-layers for outdoor activities in a range of weather conditions. Depending on the Season, they generally work best worn over a moisture-wicking base layer and under a waterproof or windproof hard shell. There are many variations of fleece jackets on the market today; synthetic vs. natural fibers, jacket weights, and ...

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The North Face Ultra Vertical Trail Running Shoe Review

The North Face Ultra Vertical

The North Face Ultra Vertical is the newest trail shoe offering added to the performance lineup of North Face trail running shoes. This shoe was built to take technical trails at breakneck speeds, maximize energy return and protect your feet while tackling steep ascents and descents. First Look The Ultra Vertical reminded me immediately of the Ultra MT, minus the waterproofing. ...

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Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

Columbia Rogue F.K.T. Trail Running Shoe

In early 2016, Columbia Sportswear Company announced a realignment of the Montrail trail running footwear brand as a sub-brand of its flagship Columbia brand. This move signaled an huge increased commitment to their trail running category. Columbia’s trail running apparel, footwear and accessories will now be branded Columbia Montrail, similar to the familiar Columbia PFG sub-brand utilized in the brand’s Performance ...

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TomTom Adventurer Review

TomTom Adventurer

  Are you ready for an Adventure? The newly released TomTom Adventurer GPS outdoor watch is ready to track just about anything that you can throw at it. The new GPS outdoor watch was built to elevate your outdoor activities with dedicated sports modes for hiking, trail running, skiing and snowboarding. The TomTom Adventurer joins the TomTom Sports’ range of ...

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