Posts Categorized: Gear

Gear Review: FitBit Surge

I’ve been a long-time Fit Bit user, thanks to a challenge at Title Nine where we all raced to the North Pole (and back) as part of a team. We watched our progress on the map. It was super fun. I started with a FitBit Zip, then graduated to a FitBit Flex when I kept…read more

Gear Review: Therm-A-Rest EvoLite

I have been a Therm-A-Rest devotee for many years.  I rocked a Therm-A-Rest 3/4 length self-inflatable for what seemed like an eternity until it finally got retired after college. Then, I moved on to a Z-lite foam pad to save weight for about 8 years. As I’ve gotten older, I find it a little tougher…read more

What’s in your pack? Hiking with the Ten Essentials

The sun is out, the snow is melting, flowers are blooming and the mud is drying. Add it all up and summer is here and it’s time to bust out those hiking boots! That means it’s time to get your gear organized, so you can grab-n-go and get out on the trail quicker! I am…read more

Gear Review: Hydro Flask 40 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

Ok – I’m a backpacker, so I’m not super picky about my water. It doesn’t need to be cold, just wet. It doesn’t need to taste like cucumbers or lemon, as long as it doesn’t taste like it’s been in the bottle for days. I picked up the mega-sized 40 oz Hydro Flask out of…read more

Gear Review: Double Time V-Tee by Title Nine

So full disclosure – I spent over 6 years working for Title Nine. Out of every piece of gear that I collected over that time (that’s a LOT of gear… my closet is stuffed!), the Double-Time V-Tee was my favorite piece. EVER. It’s the first technical shirt I’ve ever had that actually looked cute and…read more