Friday, October 30, 2015
Boot Review!!!! Today Luke reviews the Keen Marshall Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots.
Price : Retail price is $140. Amazon price is around $120. I was able to pick up my pair at Sierra Trading Post for $65 with the use of a coupon code.
Colors : This will depend on what you find online. From what I understand all but two of the colors have been discontinued.
Lightweight, flexible and well-cushioned, Keen Marshall Mid hiking boots offer extra ankle support and waterproof breathable protection for long days off the beaten path.
Sporting ubiquitous bumper toes, Keen Hybrid shoes have a loyal following of comfort lovers who are addicted to the metatomical EVA-cushioned footbed that supports and cradles feet in any environment
KEEN.DRY® waterproof breathable membrane
Mesh upper with synthetic overlays
Padded collar and tongue
Heel pull tab for easy on-off
KEEN.PROTECT reinforced rubber toe cap provides added impact protection
Moisture-wicking mesh lining
Removable EVA insole
Durable, high-rebound polyurethane midsole
TPU stability shank
Non-marking rubber outsole with 4mm lugs
Made in China
Waterproof materials: KEEN.DRY®
Upper: Textile with synthetic overlays
Heel height: 1"
Weight (pair): 2 lb. 15.1 oz/428 g
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time for a flashlight review! Everyone loves those right? This is the Fenix MC11 Angle Flashlight!
Link TinyWind.com : http://www.tinywind.com/fenix-mc11-angle-light-cree-modes-lumens-flashlight-black-p-15609.html
Link Fenix: http://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-mc11-2014-led-flashlight-multi-functional-angle-light/
Price : Retails $49.95 but is on sale for 39.95
This is the most recent version with the updated pocket clip and aluminum body. The older version was made of plastic and had breakage issues
Uses Cree XP-G2 R5 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
Three modes of operation
High: 105 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 2 hours 15 min; Alkaline Battery: 1 hour 40 min.)
Mid: 50 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 6 hours; Alkaline Battery: 4 hours 45 min.)
Low: 3 Lumens (Ni-MH Battery: 90 hours; Alkaline Battery: 100 hours)
BURST MODE: 155 Lumens
Digitally-regulated output: maintains constant brightness
Reverse polarity protection
Control button on the head for fast, convenient operation
Burst mode provides immediate access of maximum output
Aluminum alloy has the premium type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Flashlight Length: 3.9″ (99mm)
Flashlight Width: 0.8″ (21.5mm)
Head: 1″ (25mm)
Weight: 3.1 oz. with battery and clip
Batteries: Four 18650 rechargeable Li-ion or eight 3V CR123A Lithium batteries
Included: Body clip, diffuser lens and lanyard
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Guarantee from Fenix Lighting US
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
You've asked for it and so here it is! The Kershaw Volt SS Stainless Steel Knife review.
$20 on Amazon. Double the cost on other sites.
SpeedSafe assisted opening
Steel: 8CR13MOV, bead-blasted finish
Handle: 410, bead-blasted finish
Blade Length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
Closed Length: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
Overall Length: 7.75 in. (19.7 cm)
Weight: 4.3 oz. (122 g)
This is a small knife that handles like a big knife.
When it comes to looks, it’s simple. What I would call minimalistic. There is no nonsense, nothing superficial.
The thick hollow grind preserves tip strength and rigidity
I love the recessed jumping along the body of the knife. It’s function and looks awesome.
Locks solid. Disengages well.
Good pocket clip.
made for the traditional saber grip
When it comes to the flipper, I’m a fan of it. Quick, easy but not too easy. There is a bit of weight behind it which feels like quality. Once pressed, it springs open. That may make it somewhat dangerous to those who are less knowledgable about blades.
Quick but not fast.
This is my current GO TO EDC knife and clearly it has been used.
For what you are getting this blade is insanely affordable.
The 8CR13MoV steel holds a great edge. Easy to sharpen as well.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Today is a double review of the Snugpak Proforce RJ 1 Rain Jacket and RP 1 Rain Pants.
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Today Luke is reviewing the Clean Flame Rapid Fire Firestarter.
Link : http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Friendly-Firestarter-10-Pack-Non-Toxic-Fireplaces/dp/B00LT9RCKC/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8
Friday, October 16, 2015
It has been a while since I have done a boot review so let's change that with the Wood N' Stream Maniac 8” Brown Crazyhorse Boots.
Model # 2100
$139.00 on Amazon
Link : http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/dspNavCategory.cfm?rootID=124&catID=165&prodid=732
· M 8 - 12 ,13,14
· W 8 - 12 ,13,14
Wood N' Stream Maniac WATERPROOF 8" Uninsulated Hunting Boots are loaded with comfort and protection for maximum hunting success!
Breathable X-StreamTM waterproofing keeps you dry and cool in rain, slush or snow. ScentmaskTM helps you target your whitetail before it smells you.
3MTM ScotchguardTM Protector creates a water-resistant barrier without affecting breathability.
Compression-molded EVA midsole includes a removable, breathable insert with strike-zone protection for all-day shock-absorbing comfort.
· Visible Gel System Hiker outsole with self-cleaning lugs for excellent multi-directional traction
· Custom-fitting exoskeleton vamp with free-floating lace system
· Tuff Skin high-abrasion leather with mesh uppers
· Reinforced heel and toe guard
· Padded tongue and collar
· Speed laces
· Rear pull-on loop
· Each approx. 10"h., 26 ozs.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Today we are taking a look at the SwissLink.com General Purpose First Aid Kit. I picked this up to replenish my supplies and to see if it was worth the $25.
Link : http://www.swisslink.com/products/emergency_products_survival_gear/general_purpose_first_aid_kit-5-409/
2 - 2"X6 yards gauze bandages, 1 - 6" elastic bandage, 2 - 4"x4" sterile sponges, 16 - 3" bandages, 1 ice pack, 1 tweezer, 1 scissor, 1 pill bottle, 1 eye pad, 1 hand soap, 4 pain relievers, 1 - 1st aid instructions, 6 safety pins, 1 pair examination gloves, 4 aspirin, 1 first aid cream, 1 triple antibiotic, 1- 1/2" tape, 3 alcohol wipes, 3 iodine wipes, 3 antiseptic wipes, 3 clean wipes.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Today we have an Arc'teryx pack, the Nozone 75 backpack.
Also Luke discusses how to save a lot of money by shopping Sierra Trading post.
Link : http://www.sierratradingpost.com/arc’teryx-nozone-75l-backpack-internal-frame~p~9351y/
C2 suspension system bonds internal pack fabric, HD80 foam and quick-dry back panel into lightweight back panel
Removable twin extruded 6005 T-6 aluminum V-stays for increased lightweight support further stabilizes heavy loads
Ergonomically shaped thermoformed shoulder straps with comfortable Hypercell foam cushion and breathable SpacerMesh lining
Body made of 210 denier nylon 6 fabric
High-wear areas reinforced with 420 denier nylon 6 fabric
Adjustable, removable, quick-snap thermoform waist and sternum straps
Floating lid with external zip pocket
Spindrift collar with two drawcord systems expands pack capacity
Adjustable side-compression straps lock down cargo and feature ice-axe carrying loops
Easy-access stretchy water bottle side pocket
Included bungee cord for front daisy chain
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
For those who love flashlights, today we have the ThruNite Ti 4 Penlight.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Months ago I reviewed the Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket and today up for review is the Helium Pants.
Available in two colors : Grey and Black
Sizes : Xs - XL
Prices : $120 on the Outdoor Research site and around $81 on Amazon at the time of filming this video.
Material : 100% Nylon
Ankle Zippers; Fully Seam Taped
Elastic Waist with Drawcord
Stuffs into Back Zipper Pocket
Fabric: Pertex® Shield+ 2.5L, 100% nylon 30D ripstop
Weight for the Medium size 4.5oz
When folded in it’s own pocket like this, it is 5”x6”
When it comes to most rain pants, they tend to have longer inseams. These pants have shorter inseams which means better fit….for myself at least. Some people like longer inseams; it’s a personal preference thing so keep this in mind before purchasing.
These pants are indeed waterproof as I have worn them in some knock down thunderstorms. Very light weight, great quality, won’t take up much room in your pack and are perfect for spring, summer and fall. For the winter months I tend to do with more technical laminate materials like Goretex. In other words, stronger materials that can handle the abrasive nature of ice.
Perfect for those who are looking to cut weight from their loud outs while not sacrificing protection from the rain.
When it comes to cost, $80 is just about right for the materials. Similar products are around the same range price wise.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015
20% off one Full Priced Item
-You must use the code TWENTY20 for the code to work.
20% off one Full Priced Item
-You must use the code TWENTY20 for the code to work.
Offer valid 10/2/15 through 10/11/2015 but may be changed or canceled at any time without prior notice.
Excludes ski, skate, snowboard brands, gift certificates and select other products. Excludes Amundson, Arcteryx, Benchmade Knives, Beyond Yoga, Bic, Birkenstock USA, Black Diamond Clothing, Burton, Canada Goose, Carlisle, Cushe, CW-X, Dagger, DFX Sports & Fitness, Duvetica, Dynafit, Extrasport, Fjallraven, Filson, Five Ten, Fox, Garmin, Giro, GoPro, Harmony, Helle Knives, Helly Hansen, Hilleberg, Hoka, Hunter, Joshua Tree, Manduka, Mountain Hardwear, Muck Boots, Necky, Nite Ize, NRS, Ocean Kayak, Old Town, OluKai, Ortlieb, Outside Inside Gifts, Pakems, Patagonia, Perception Kayaks, Smith, Snow Peak, Sorel, Sperry, Sterling, Super Natural, Surftech, Suunto, Terra Nova, The North Face, Timberland, Under Armour, Western Mountaineering and Wetterlings. Exclusions may be added at any time without prior notice.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This is an Updated Review of the Sunwayman C22C Flashlight along with a warning concerning the Sunwayman brand of products. This is exactly why I continue to test out products even after the initial review.