Solomon’s pre-trail update #1

Solomon had an exciting week this past week; he received his Hurtta gear! hurttaboxSolomon and I were lucky enough to be sponsored by Hurtta for our SOBO A.T thru hike! We are both so excited to be able to represent this incredible company while on the trail. Working with them has been a wonderful experience, start to finish. Everyone was so incredibly helpful, informative, and genuinely interested in our upcoming adventure! They truly wanted the best fit and look for Solomon, and have kept in contact, even after we received the products. So, a GIANT thank you to Hurtta! You’ve all been incredible, and I’m so thankful for your time and support!!

While on the Appalachian Trail, Solomon will be using:

the trail pack
pack 1

Micro vest,

and the frost jacket for when the weather gets cool and wet (not pictured because it’s been too damn hot to put it on him).

So far, the products have held up well. The pack has plenty of storage for dog food and collapsible doggy bowl, with room to spare for other potential items.

Since we’ve been unable to put the micro vest and pack to a true outdoor test (my work schedule has been too hectic), he’s been wearing them while running and playing out at my parents house. Both the micro vest and backpack have stood up well to romps with three other large dogs, chicken chasing, and rolling around in the grass. Obviously not the ideal testing situation, but we’ll take what we can get at this moment! Hopefully Solomon and I will be able to take a short overnight trip soon so we can really test the gear. Until then, we will continue to have extended play dates and long day hikes at the local wilderness refuge to get used to the gear.

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