Category Archives: Gear Review

Get the Funk Out with WIN Sports Detergent

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Win Detergent

Workout apparel has come a long way since I ran cross country in high school. That was 1998 – 2000, and when I wasn’t in uniform, I ran in basketball shorts, random t-shirts, and white cotton briefs. Now everything is synthetic, and it’s awesome! Modern synthetics wick moisture away from the skin, insulate to keep you warm, and can breathe… Read more »

Gear Review: The Cotopaxi Volta 35L Rolltop (Updated!)

Cotopaxi Volta out in the field.

Last year I reviewed my Cotopaxi Volta Rolltop. Now, with more experiences and insight under my belt, I’m updating that review.

Want to know how my opinion has evolved? Read on to find out.

Spoiler Alert: I still think this pack is excellent!

Gear Review: Ridgemont Outfitters Monty Hi Boots

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Ridgemont Outfitters Monty Hi Hiking boots

In need of a new pair of hiking boots? I’ve been sporting a pair of Monty Hi boots from Ridgemont Outfitters, and I’m telling you all about them here.

Be Prepared: Every Day Carry & Swiss Army Knife Giveaway! (Giveaway Concluded)

My Every Day Carry

As a kid I committed the Boy Scout motto, “be prepared,” to memory and did my best to live by it. Now that I’m an old Eagle, I still believe in being prepared, but I’m a lot wiser. I want to be ready for whatever comes my way, be it an emergency, an opportunity, or just a great time. I’ve… Read more »

Gear Review & GIVEAWAY: Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Daypack (Giveaway Concluded)

If you’ve been reading my posts, especially my review of my Volta Rolltop, then you know how much I respect and admire Cotopaxi. ┬áMy Volta has treated me so well that when I started looking for a daypack, I wanted to check out Cotopaxi’s Luzon 18L Daypack. So Clarissa and I each ordered one, figuring we could get our first… Read more »