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Author Archives: Niels Oomkes

I am a multi-sport endurance athlete, and love to get out into the great outdoors to push the body to its limit. Most of my weekend expeditions, adventures, trips, or vacations are planned around running, biking, snowshoeing, camping, or anything else that will allow me to enjoy nature's exquisite beauty.

KEEN Aphlex Waterproof Boot Review

KEEN Aphlex Waterproof Boot

Presenting the KEEN Aphlex Waterproof boot Keen has always been known for its super comfortable footwear. I’d say it has an almost cult-like following amongst my friends who’ve been wearing the sandals for nearly a decade now. Keen has ventured into many sides of the footwear game, but its comfortability has never really wavered. Nor has its signature toe protection ...

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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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The Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Person Tent Review

Kelty Trail Ridge 6

Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Introduction Kelty and the outdoors go hand in hand. From my experience with numerous pieces of gear over the years, their quality is always top notch at a reasonable price. The Kelty Trail Ridge 6 person tent is one of their larger options out of a wide variety of tents.  With a few trips planned to the Collegiate Peaks ...

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A National Parks Project T-shirt Review

Parks Project

  A National Parks Project Tees introduction This is a shirt review. Well, sort of?!? The fine folks at Parks Project have a bigger picture and mission in mind. “A few years ago we signed up to volunteer in the parks, figuring a little hard work in one of our favorite places with some like-minded folks would be a good way ...

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Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer Review

Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer

“Gooooooood morning” Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer The rage, the hype, the NEW wave of drinking coffee has arrived, (Note sarcasm here)!  Coffee shops around the country are promoting their “slow” coffee bars with manual pour-over coffees. This surely beats the coffee from the pot on the burner that may have been sitting for half an hour.  Mind you, the cost of this kind of ...

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Kelty Low-Love Seat Review

Kelty Low-Love Seat

Kelty Low-Love Seat Initial Thoughts There are lawn chairs, and then there’s the “Camping Couch” as we’ve affectionately named our Kelty Low-Love Seat. Our family has had numerous battles to decide on who gets the honor and pleasure of sitting in the fire side lounger. Ultimately, I am glad when the little ones conk out for the night in the tent. ...

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