RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Rack

The need to upgrade from our Yakima RidgeBack bike rack presented itself this year when we both purchased new bikes: I bought a Scott Scale 940; Stella bought a Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women's). We were looking for a more convenient way to load and unload our kayak from the roof of the Tahoe, while … Continue reading RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Rack

Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

After owning a pair of Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof hiking boots for nearly four years, and using them in both the summer and winter, I decided that it was time to provide my feet with a bit more warmth during our winter activities, particularly while snowshoeing. And, I didn't even think twice when I had purchased … Continue reading Oboz Men’s Bridger 8″ Insulated Waterproof

KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

Shortly after Stella and I met (over ten years ago), we purchased a run of the mill hard-side cooler, which we have been using ever since. While that cooler had provided adequate cooling for short periods of time, this spring we decided that it was time for a major upgrade. I had come across an … Continue reading RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women’s)

If you have read my (Stella) review for my first adult bike, Giant Sedona DX W, then you will understand how big of a deal it is with getting my second adult bike, the 2020 Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women's). At the time when I had purchased the Giant, we were living in Green Bay, Wisconsin where … Continue reading Trek Dual Sport 3 (Women’s)

Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat

So if you are like me, you may be thinking, "A hat is hat. What's the big deal?" I thought that way up until I had purchased the Outdoor Research Women's Solar Roller Sun Hat, as my head is routinely getting sunburned where my hair parts. This summer, we had a big upcoming vacation where I … Continue reading Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat

Women’s Oboz Campster Sandals

Note: this review is specifically geared toward the use of the Women's Oboz Campster Sandals for stand up paddle boarding. Shoes or no shoes? Sandals or no sandals? These are often the questions (and plight) of newbie stand up paddle boarders. And, it is a dilemma not to take lightly because it can impact several … Continue reading Women’s Oboz Campster Sandals