Throttle and Torque: Outdoor Research’s Trail Duds

We’ve reached the final installment in my Outdoor Research review series. I shared my thoughts on the Supercharger pants as well as the Redline jacket, both of which are now among my favorite outdoor clothing. Now I get to move on to the Throttle Shorts and Torque Tee, the last of the goodies OR send my way. As you know, …

Putting Outdoor Research’s Redline Jacket to the test…

So as you know, Outdoor Research sent me some goodies to try out and I had a lot to say about their Supercharger pants last time around. Of the four pieces they had me put to the Val in Real Life test, the pants were by far the most useful. But now it’s time to give you the rundown on …

Putting Outdoor Research’s Supercharger pants to the Test

Call me obsessive or call me thorough (or both if you like) but I really feel it necessary to put new gear to the test before I write up a review. That’s why for more than three months I’ve been putting four items from Outdoor Research to the Val in Real Life test. That test has taken me and these …

Val in Real Life takes on Overland Expo…

The first official destination of the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition was indeed, Overland Expo. Go fig right? This event was big question mark for me. I knew fabulous blogger peeps would be there (more on them later) so I wouldn’t be lacking some face-time with some amazing travelers. But in terms of the Expo itself, true overlanding and off-roading …