Tag: Salomon

Roundup Of The Season’s Best Outdoor Shorts


The warmer weather of summer always brings with it an uptick in activity, to which my Endomondo account can attest. Over the past few months, the trails around Pittsburgh have served as a head-to-head testing ground for outdoor shorts from Outdoor Research, Icebreaker, Sherpa Adventure Gear, Salomon, and Mountain Hardwear. The purpose of the test was to look for shorts that covered a wide variety of fabrics and designs, and that could be used for multiple activities both on and off the trail. You will find my thoughts on each below.

Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

For Spring 2015, Salomon has created the perfect shoe for those of us aspiring to be Kilian Jornet and knock off a speed ascent or two. A cross between a hiking and mountaineering boot, with an insulation temperature down to 20°F, the S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX will quickly get you up (and back down) all but the highest and coldest of mountains.

Day Hiking Essentials

IMG_1808Spring has sprung. Time to hibernate your skis, dust off your trail shoes, and head for the hills. Below you will find a list of 13 items that currently make up my day hiking kit – basic essentials you need to have a safe and fun day out. 

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