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Lori x-country skiing wearing Magnum gear

One of the many perks of having a social media online presence is meeting interesting people and household names such as Magnum Boots USA.

My friends at Magnum were generous enough to send me a box filled with their world famous footwear and apparel.

Since 1982, Magnum Boots USA has been outfitting the FBI, Law Enforcement, Ambulance, Fire and Security Professionals and the military with boots and outerwear for the ultimate in protection.
Now, Magnum Boots USA is also making the move into the outdoor market, and asked if I would be willing to field test some of their products. Familiar with the  brand, I was honored and jumped at the chance!

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Having lived in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho for over 25 years, I understand the importance of preparing for inclement weather when planning to spend a day playing or painting in the mountains. Magnum helped me do just that.

The Elite Jacket:

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I put this jacket to the test. The first day, I went out skate skiing on a cold, snowy day. I had on layers and the jacket kept me warm and dry. I was pleased to learn that this jacket has great wind protection. It kept the wind chill from bothering my core.
The second day I wore this jacket out it the field while plein air painting. Again I kept on layers of clothing underneath, and again this jacket protected me from the wind and wet snow.
This jacket is very versatile, and great for wet and windy weather…an awesome jacket for the outdoor painter. Also, this jacket has lots of pockets for your painting gear! I also like that it is black – black it the best color to wear while painting in the field because it doesn’t reflect onto your canvas. 😉

  • 6 Month No Fade Guarantee
  • Waterproof / Breathable
  • Side zippers for ventilation and access to sidearm
  • Anatomically correct utility pockets
  • Detachable / adjustable hood
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Lori wearing the Elite jacket and the Cardio pant

The Stealth Force Boot:

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Just like the name implies, Magnum Boots USA is know for their boots. Built like a battleship, their line up of boots is designed for the ultimate professional needing athletic comfort, support and durability. Magnum Boots USA produces special operations boots for mountainous terrain.
As a mountain gal, over the years I have owned dozens of different boots and I am not exaggerating when I say, ‘these boots are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn’. There was no break-in period! They are easy to take on and off and have the cushy comfort of a running shoe. This winter, I have been testing them on the snow and ice, these boots have felt warm, waterproof, stable and secure.
After a long day of painting or hiking in the back-country your feet will thank you. Extra light, and metal detector safe, this is a great boot to pack for airplane travel. The Stealth Force Boot will keep your feet warm and dry in the winter and cool and comfortable in the summer.

  • Tested & certified to European standard en 20347:2004 for occupational footwear
  • Full grain leather/1680 denier ballistic heavy duty nylon mesh upper
  • YKK side-zipper for quick donning & doffing
  • ASTM-Approved composite safety toe
  • Cambrelle® moisture-wicking lining
  • M-PACT contoured sockliner with memory foam – molds to the shape of your feet
  • Agion™ antibacterial treatment – silver based inhibits the growth of microbes
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Anti-static construction
  • Non-metallic hardware
  • Metal detector safe
Lori wearing the Elite jacket getting ready to paint!

Magnum Boot USA knows we rely on our gear. Millions of people in the military, law enforcement and civilians rely on Magnum every day for their safety. Whether you are hiking, skiing, camping or painting, Magnum designs boots that are lightweight, comfortable, and full of features. All of this to make sure your boots and gear are the last thing on your mind – that way you can concentrate on your painting!
Please check out Magnum’s extensive selection of boots, jackets, outerwear, shirts and pants. Thank you to Alexis at Magnum Boots USA for sending me this great outdoor gear. Stay tuned for our Magnum Boot Giveaway coming soon!!!
PS. I hope we can meet on Twitter and my FineArtTips Fan Page.
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