What a Spectacular Fall We’ve Had Here in New England
Normally all of the leaves have been knocked off the trees here in New England by this time of year by the rain. But not this year. This year the conditions were perfect for a long beautiful Fall – a relatively wet summer, giving way to a drier Fall with brisk temperatures but no heavy early snow.
Knowing that this beauty wasn’t going to last - we took every opportunity that we could to hike far and wide to see the beauty that Nature had to show.
Here are a few photos of the amazing late Fall colors that we saw in New England this year. (click on any photo to start the slideshow):
McDavid® Hex™ Knee Pads
Participating in outdoor activities can take a toll on your hands and feet and the rest of your body – so you need to protect it as appropriate with the right gear like gloves, shoes and clothing. In some situations you need even more protection which might include eye protection or hearing protection. Over the years we’ve found that you also need to protect your knees since they do a lot of work for you while hiking and participating in many shooting activities. Luckily there are lots of knee pads on the market to help you solve this problem.
When looking for the right knee pads to meet your needs you should consider the following three main areas:
Because we want to protect our knees with padding, but don’t spent a considerable amount of time running and then “hitting the dirt” or crawling around on the ground, we like the lower profile, lighter weight knee pads than the heavy duty “tactical” knee pads that are used by many outdoor enthusiasts; especially tactical shooters.
Consequently we use McDavid® Hex™ knee pads which have individual hexagon shaped cells that conform to and move with your body to balance comfort and protection. Although these knee pads were primarily designed for playing basketball, football, volleyball and other court, field and impact sports, they work well for our shooting and hiking activities. Their compression sleeve holds the knee pad firmly in place – but they are still lightweight and breathable. Since we wear them under our pants when shooting, the fact that they don’t have a more durable “hard cap” isn’t an issue for us.
If you want more details about the McDavid® Hex™ knee pads you can find it here:
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