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5.11 Station Grip Gloves: Get a Grip

The 5.11 Station Grip Gloves are a medium grade glove designed to fulfill a variety of tasks. One such task was making my avatar in Far Cry 5 look cool. I’ve had the take the chance to take a look at the real-life Station Grip gloves and give them a spin. As a medium weight […]

My trail running gear and clothing UPDATE

My trail running gear and clothing UPDATE

Editors note: This is an update to my original article on my trail running gear. Some has remained the same, while a few other pieces of gear have been changed out/upgraded. I’ve been a pretty avid runner for the past several years. I’ve completed half marathon’s, full marathon’s, the Tough Mudder and several smaller 5k […]

Perseverance Survival Woobie (AKA Poncho Liner) Hoodie

Perseverance Survival Woobie (AKA Poncho Liner) Hoodie

A couple months back I saw a post by former Recon Marine Rudy Reyes about a friend of his, a former Marine Scout Sniper, who was selling hoodies made of poncho liner material.  Now anyone who has served in the Army or Marines knows that the poncho liner AKA Woobie (I’m old school and always […]

Frogg Toggs Rain Jacket: First Impression

Frogg Toggs Rain Jacket

If you’re looking for an alternative to an expensive rain jacket, such as those produced by the big name brands, but don’t want to settle for the cheap Wal-Mart version, then look no further than Frogg Toggs‘ All Purpose Men’s Rain Jacket. Type of jacket: Rain jacket/outer shell for all outdoor activities, including outdoor firearm training courses. Colors available: Stone. […]

Terrex Climaheat Agravic Micro Down Jacket

Terrex Climaheat Agravic Micro Down Jacket | by adidas

There are certain things I look for in a down insulation layer. Lightweight, warmth and compressibility. The new Terrex Climaheat Agravic Micro Down Jacket has these attributes in spades. I wear the size large and this jacket only weighs 272g or 9.6oz, pack into an integrated pocket and is warmer than some thicker jackets. I’ve had […]

Tekkima Trek Pullover | Casual warmth when you need it

Living in a northern climate, the winters can be a bit much. Because of this, my closet is full of warm clothes. Four to five months with snow on the ground tends to wear on you over time. But with an active family and 2 teenage boys, we continue to soldier on regardless of what […]

Hillsound Equipment | Armadillo LT Gaiters

Hillsound Equipment | Armadillo LT Gaiters

Minor inclement weather should never deter your adventuring. Let nature thin out the crowds and enjoy a little more peace of mind. Winter conditions call for additional gear to accommodate for increased hazards, but you can still hit your favorite trails as long as they don’t get too extreme. A piece of equipment that sometimes gets […]

U.S. Mountain Field Jacket | Cockpit USA

U.S. Mountain Field Jacket | Cockpit USA

There is an undeniable sense of enthusiasm when I get a new piece of gear and try it on for the first time. Gear has that special power, it’s not just an article of clothing, a bag, equipment, or accessory.  Instead it is a purpose driven piece of gear to assist me in my love […]

Triple Aught Design Ranger Hoodie | A Minimalists 4-Season Jacket

Triple Aught Design Ranger Hoodie | A Minimalists 4-Season Jacket

In calling the Triple Aught Design (TAD) Ranger Hoodie a 4-season jacket I am making a bold statement, but one, I believe, this remarkably versatile jacket achieves. My gear reviews focus on equipment that I believe is versatile, durable, and reliable. I have very high expectations and expect my equipment and gear to meet or […]

Techrock GTX Hooded Jacket

Techrock GTX Jacket | by adidas Terrex

Since age three, I’ve been clumsily sliding down hills with skis attached to my feet. It’s truly a passion of mine. No other sport allows as much freedom, variety and exilleration as Alpine skiing. Well, for me at least. My mother, a Swiss native, spent her winters teaching skiing in Vermont. Sealing my destiny on […]