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

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

Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

It is difficult to truly appreciate the value and importance of thermals (base layer clothing) until you’re in a situation where you need them - and do not have them, or the ones you have are not adequate. I (Stella) am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have had the same base layer leggings … Continue reading Odlo Performance Warm Base Layer Bottoms

Arc’teryx Tenquille Hoody – Women’s

I (Stella) do not balk at paying a higher price for good quality clothing and/or gear. However, when I first viewed this jacket at the local REI, I was a bit taken aback by the sticker price. To me, the jacket had looked like nothing more than a flimsy piece of fabric. On that particular … Continue reading Arc’teryx Tenquille Hoody – Women’s

Merrell Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoes (Women’s)

Shopping for shoes/boots/sandals is a torturous activity for me. I HATE clothes shopping to begin with, but when I need to shop for my feet, I find that to be an even worse task. This is because I have very difficult to fit feet due to a narrow heel, high arches and small foot size (5.5 - … Continue reading Merrell Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoes (Women’s)