Hiking Hat Test

As a follow up to my post on hiking hats, I took both on a nice hot hike into the hills of California to see how they would do. I tested the Sunday Afternoons sun hats - the standard and the waterproof "Storm." As it turned out, these are both excellent hats, but not for … Continue reading Hiking Hat Test

Ultra Adventure Hat(s)

Protective and stylish! (Except stylish.) Introduction I don't tan well and cancer runs in my family, so I am not about to tempt fate with sunburns on the Camino. I also don't like using sunscreen - it's often messy, sweats into my eyes, absorbs into the bloodstream (but is totally safe, of course), and the … Continue reading Ultra Adventure Hat(s)

Is it Waterproof? Mo Gear, Mo Tests!

So the other night I'm standing in the shower wearing a plastic skirt, sun hat, and biking gloves . . . I got my nearly final gear shipment the other day and found myself with some time to test the remaining "waterproof" items to see how they performed. Testing was exactly as fun as you … Continue reading Is it Waterproof? Mo Gear, Mo Tests!