The Gregory Savant Backpack Review

The Gregory Savant backpack is a lightweight versatile backpack  suitable for almost all adventures. Gregory is known for making some of the best backpacks in its long line of durable backpacks. That range between day hiking backpacks and your long excursion packs for multiple days.

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32 degree – Down Vest Review.

Recently, I came across the company that produces  the product line Weatherproof 32 degree outerwear. I took a moment to review the products.

On the trail, I prefer the lightest weight options to keep me warm, in most cases this requires down insulation. The cost for 32 Degree’s lightweight down vest is approximately $30 compared to $120 for a similar product sold by other major outdoor manufacturer. This is one of the main reason why I believe this is the best down jacket option.

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Sierra Design Shelter – Flashlight 2 UL Tent

2 Person UL Shelter

Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL

Pros: Excellent headroom where it matters most.  No center pole, still high wind resistant.  Lightweight.  Excellent ventilation.  Shed’s water well.  Quick and easy set up.  Vestibules double as closet space.  Poles can be replaced by trekkers.

Cons: Tent packs to shorter length than the poles.  Could consider purchasing a  separate stuff sack.  I just kept the poles outside my pack.     Continue reading Sierra Design Shelter – Flashlight 2 UL Tent

Levin: Solstar Giant

The Levin Solstar Giant, a lot like its smaller brother the Levin Solstar battery bank is a wonderful product. Many times backpacking, I found myself caring heavy battery banks or solar panels. With the Solstar battery bank allows you to bring portable power with you from the start as well as continuously replenish energy with the solar panels. Continue reading Levin: Solstar Giant

PureGrit 2: By Brooks

The PureGrit 2’s by Brooks are some of the best trail running shoes tested at Hikers Review. The overall fit is found to be all around average for size and fit. In a lot of other comparable trail runners you will find a lot of extra room in the toe box or too narrow.

With a stylish design that is lightweight and durable it provides a high quality shoe at a reasonable price. To help keep the shoe lightweight, Brooks used a durable mesh material that provides a breathable but yet flexible toe box. The tread is designed with an aggressive multi-directional pattern to help prevent slipping on any trail surface.

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Cascades Farm: Vanilla Chip Chewy Granola Bar

The cascades farms organic granola bar was the first granola bar I tested in the spring of 2015. I’m typically not a huge fan of organic because of their slightly elevated prices. But when I had the opportunity to try these granola bars I gave it a shot.

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Saucony Peregrine 4 Review

My overall opinion of the shoes is somewhere in the middle. The overall cushioning on the feet as well as stability is great. They can be laced up quickly and you can be running in no time. The Peregrine offers a nice tight fit that allows you to have control while running down the trail. The tread is aggressive enough for any loose or muddy terrain allowing you to exercise and  explore in most trail conditions.

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My Trail Company: New Company Launch

Recently, Hikers Review got the opportunity to communicate by e-mail with Kale Klontz from My Trail Company. Mr. Klontz was a key member of the former outdoor equipment company GoLite. In the fall of 2014 GoLite ran into financial difficulties due to poor economic conditions that forced GoLite to file for Chapter 11.

For those that are familiar with the backpacking and hiking scene will recognize the GoLite logo and variety of high quality outdoor equipment. Some of their most popular items offered by GoLite were the Imogene tents, Jam Pack backpacks and the Chrome Dome umbrella. Of which Hikers Review will be releasing product reviews on both Imogene and Chrome Dome umbrellas. We will identify reasonable replacements on our website due to the inability to obtain these items from the former company GoLite.

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Sawyer Mini Water Filter

The hardest thing about the Sawyer mini water to accept is the effectiveness of such a small filter. For years I used the Katadyn Hiker Pro for all my trips, but the drive to lighten my pack inspired me to find new methods for water filtration. That is when I was introduced to the Sawyer mini water filter built into a gravity system.

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