Category: Gear Reviews

smartwool cover

Staff Smartwool Reviews

Product: Smartwool Socks Best uses: Any and everything! Merino wool isn’t itchy; its fibers have a much smaller diameter than your old traditional wool sweater. It regulates your body temperature in both the hot...

exum glove

Marmot Exum Guide Gloves

Product Marmot Exum Guide Gloves Best uses Being outside in cold weather when you still need use of your hands What I’ve used them for Keeping my hands warm all over New England including...

Ultra MT GTX

The North Face Ultra MT GTX Shoe

Product The North Face Ultra MT GTX Shoe Best uses Trail running Hiking What I’ve used them for Hiking and trail running around Connecticut Favorite aspects of the product For me, The North Face...

down wash direct

Nikwax Down Wash Direct

Nikwax has had a Down Wash for years. It was a safe, effective way to clean your down jackets and sleeping bags. Recently though, the down industry has changed. Now many down products come...

thule capstone 40

Review: Thule Capstone 40L Pack

Product: Thule Capstone 40L Pack Best uses: Day hikes where a lot of gear or layers are required Weekend backpacking What I used it for: Camping out in Vermont for a weekend while taking...

NF PreCip

Marmot PreCip Jacket

Product: Marmot PreCip Jacket Best uses: Staying dry and blocking wind Why I like it: Great value! You can stay dry without having to break the budget To me, having a good rain jacket...

secret sleuth

Smartwool Secret Sleuth No Show Socks

Name & Store: Shelley Stevens – Trailblazer New Haven Name of product tested: Smartwool Secret Sleuth No Show Sock What you use the product for: Every day life! Favorite aspect of this product: My...

chromapop

Smith Optics ChromaPop Lenses

Best uses: Just about anything outside during the day What I’ve used them for: Kayaking in Michigan Paddle boarding in Connecticut Hiking in New Hampshire and New York Cycling in Connecticut Favorite aspect of...