Category: Gear Review

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REVIEW: Ossipee Women’s Midweight Crew

Garments with flexibility are important.  It’s sometimes the deciding factor on whether or not a piece is worth the investment.  This merino wool base layer boasts flattering line darts down the front, which makes...

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REVIEW: Minus33 Merino Wool Argyle Socks

I love socks. I enjoy shopping for them, and even more, I enjoy wearing them. About twice/year, I fill online shopping carts with high performance socks for my various needs – hiking, long distance...

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REVIEW: WoolX Base Camp Hoodie

We, hikers, pay a lot of money for our gear. We want it to be worth it. In an ideal world, we’re able to make an investment in something that we can use across...

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Review: Mia V-Neck T-Shirt

Mia V-Neck T-Shirt – Lightweight Try It, Then Expect to Want One in Every Color.   I started testing this Merino Wool shirt at a boxing class.* I quickly became a fan as the...

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Review: 30L Shasta Weather Defense Backpack

Three adults tested this pack over the course of several weeks.  We all reached the same conclusion: this pack is comfortable. Pros: Comfortable Compresses well Large capacity Easy to roll and secure top Straps adjust...

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Review: Youth Hydration Pack

REVIEW: Youth Hydration Pack This Outdoor Products pack is a MUST HAVE for hikers and other active adults with kids old enough to carry them!  Three kids (ages 7, 5, and 4) tested these...

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Gear We Love

  Love is in the air, and we’re reflecting on the important things in life: family, friends, and gear. If you’re looking for something to gift your favorite hiker or yourself, check out the...