Rain Jacket Challenge: Marmot Minimalist vs. Outdoor Research Foray

Although I plan to bring a Frogg-Togg jacket with me on the Camino, I've needed a new rain jacket for hiking and backpacking for some time now and decided I might as well try out a few just in case one would also work on the Camino. For Video, click HERE. Marmot vs. Outdoor Research … Continue reading Rain Jacket Challenge: Marmot Minimalist vs. Outdoor Research Foray

Magic Shoes 2.0 – Testing the Altra Lone Peak RSM

Well I finally did it. Ever since I discovered the Altra Lone Peak "Magic Shoes" I've been itching to test out the waterproof version of the model (the "RSM" - short for rain, snow, mud). This week (thanks to a free $100 REI gift card and their annual sale) I got my chance. Why So … Continue reading Magic Shoes 2.0 – Testing the Altra Lone Peak RSM

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!