Author: Niels Oomkes

Vasque St. Elias Hiking Boot Review

Vasque St. Elias Hiking Boot Review

Oh, I do admire Vasque and their boots. I had a pair of what I think were the Sundowners in the early 90’s. That’s when I discovered the amazing states of Colorado and Utah...

Smartwool Ski Socks Review

Smartwool Ski Socks Review

Ironically, right before these showed up, I had just purchased a pair of Smartwool ski socks for each of my three ladies. I wanted them to be equipped properly on the mountain no matter...

A Cozy Casual Winter Sweater Round-Up

A Cozy Casual Winter Sweater Round-Up

The ‘Active’ in Active Gear Review can certainly have various meanings. For me, when Fall and Winter roll around, the mood and motivation changes. Mind you, I don’t go into complete hibernation, but I...

A Roka Rory 2.0 Prescription Sunglasses Review

A Roka Rory 2.0 Prescription Sunglasses Review

Roka’s tagline for these glasses and various other models in the Bourbon Collection is as follows: “Summer. Distilled. Bourbon Collection: Inspired by our favorite Summer moments and places.” I wholehearted agree. Firstly, Sunglasses define summer,...

Hoka Trail Code GTX Hiking Boots Review

Hoka Trail Code GTX Hiking Boots Review

  I have now run in numerous pairs of trail and road Hokas over the years. Additionally, I also make my way up steep and rocky technical 14-er mountains here in Colorado. Those rough...