HOKA ONE ONE Hiking Boot Review

The HOKA ONE ONE Hiking Shoe/Boot Is Hideous, I Love It

After many miles of hiking in various climates and countries, my Ahnu Coburn boots developed a leak due to a split in the front of each sole. This was a problem as I loved the boots and they served me well but were no longer waterproof. At my local outfitters (where I previously bought my Coburn boots years prior), I somehow walked out with these weird bouncy moon shoes called the Hoka One One hiking boots. I was told that Ahnu was discontinuing their Men’s lineup of boots. WTF, it seems the parent

Brutal Reviews - Lowepro DryZone 200

Lowepro DryZone 200: Great for moist… but stay out the deep end.

Brutal Reviewer – David Greer- Lowepro DryZone 200 – As an adventure photographer, you have to be able to capture those fleeting moments that define the experience. This comes with an enormous obstacle, though – the expensive, ultra-fragile, bulky gear that you need within arm’s reach at a moment’s notice. Naturally, you want easy access while keeping all your lovelies safe and sound (regardless of how brutal the elements get).

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 60L

Long Term Patagonia Black Hole Duffel 60L Review

Some might see the Patagonia Black Hole travel duffel bag 60L as a small addition to their baggage arsenal. I am here to tell you that you can live out of this 60L duffel bag. For years I have preached on my soapbox, “the more compact and light your travel gear is, the better”. As someone who has traveled to many different countries for varying weeks to years, I have had to carry all of my possessions on my

Reviewing The Swiftwick Aspire Four Socks

To talk eagerly to someone about socks is about as discomforting as talking to a stranger on a bus about Jesus. Socks are the introverts in the gear family that everyone just simply acknowledges. Well today, socks get the proper respect they deserve as the OWA crew have seen the light! Now, Swiftwick did not

Fitness Innovations Foam Muscle Roller

The Fitness Innovations Foam Muscle Roller is not just for the hard bodies. I, by all means, should know since I’m sitting here typing and trying to keep my belly from hitting the space bar. Riding mountain bikes several times a week for years, I just thought that a soreness in my legs was the norm. I also suffered from a constant lower back pain for years that always liked to flare up on 15-20 mile plus rides and hikes. 

Eno DoubleNest Hammock – Reviewed By John Ozmore

I bought my Eno doublenest hammock on eBay after seeing one set up between the trees at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch rock climbing area near the Buffalo National River in the Ozarks of Arkansas. The comfortable smile of a beautiful girl with her eyes closed bathing in the sunlight and swinging gently in the breeze sold me. I was surrounded by grunts and screams of effort and the occasional curses of falling rock climbers. The surrounding noise was swept into the wind. I
wanted one.

My Mits On The Salsa Redpoint Carbon X01

Spinning leaves were falling from limbs and the faint sound of folk music and beard combing could be heard. The temps were unseasonal yet perfect for riding that day. It was the 2016 IMBA World Summit in Bentonville, AR which so happens to be where I live. Riders from all over had

Eno Hammock Dryfly

The Eno Hammock Rain fly is sturdy and will keep you dry, most of the time. Mine has survived flash floods and numerous thunderstorms. It has held up through the worst of it and even allowed me to get a little sleep during it all. Sometimes water can run down the lines and drip on you, but this usually just requires a quick adjustment and you can get back to flatulating last