Thunderbolt Jeans – 1 Year Recap

Another six months have passed since my original 6 Month Review of the Thunderbolt Jeans so I thought I’d drop in with a quick follow-up. They’re still going strong. I still wear these almost every day and they still perform and look as good as ever. Being so impressed with the first six months I’ve ...

Travel towels and the joy of linen

A towel may seem a luxury and a waste of precious space in a travelers one bag and for some time I thought so too. Why deal with having to pack a towel that may still be wet when most places you would stay at provide them? If most of your traveling involves hotels I would ...

Lems Boulder Boots

Update: I swapped out the included laces with these and turned my Lems into slip-ons. I’m happiest when I’m barefoot. The less constraints on my feet the happier I am, especially when I’m on my feet or traveling all day. As such I always seek out the lightest most comfortable shoes I can find that don’t ...

Thunderbolt Jeans – A 6 month review

There’s a good reason jeans are so universally popular. They’re durable, can be dressed up or down, and are globally accepted. For my one bagging minimalist lifestyle there are drawbacks I’ve discovered over the years that had me searching for an alternative. Jeans pack heavy, especially for a 6′ 4″ guy. A rolled up pair ...

Why the iPad Pro 9.7 is my favorite reading device

Having owned several iterations of the Amazon Kindle over the years I was able to make the switch to consuming books on this new digital medium… albeit reluctantly. It took a while for the software to catch up to the fantastic e-paper display hardware for me to truly appreciate the benefits of being able to ...

Allbirds – A 2 month review

Update: Be sure to also check out the 6 Month Review Video. When I first heard about Allbirds and their Wool Runners I immediately placed an order knowing absolutely nothing about them. To say I’m obsessed with merino wool would be an understatement considering the majority of my wardrobe is made up of it. A ...