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Geigerrig RIG 500 Hydration Pack Review

  By David Link Once you try a Geigerrig Hydration Pack, you’ll ditch the old hydration packs you’ve been using. Their pressurized hydration bladder design is truly worth adding to your gear collection. The hydration pack concept is nothing new, and most popular backpack brands offer some iteration of a …

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Nikon Monarch HG 10x42mm Binocular Review

  By David Link Nikon’s new binocular for 2017 is stylish, easy to use and extremely bright and clear. Couple that with a Field Flattener Lens new to the Monarch series and a record breaking field of view, and you have an exceptional binocular at a great price, especially when …

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Sitka Gear Review – New And Classic Styles

  By Pete Rogers The Sitka Gear brand has been turning clothing into gear since 2005. The company’s idea began from a miserable climb in the mountains. It was during this climb when a vision for better materials and better clothing emerged. After climbing through rough conditions and heavy cold …

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Just Announced: Leupold LTO-Quest

  Just in time for the start of the 2017 NRA Show, Leupold has announced the addition of a new thermal device, the Leupold LTO-Quest. This handheld thermal device offers a new way for hunters to track downed game or scout their surroundings. The LTO-Quest has smartphone-like styling, and it …

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Alps Outdoorz Luggage – Voyager X and RMEF Journey

  By Nancy Jo Adams Alps Outdoorz is quickly rising in the ranks for having a vast line of quality backpacks with all the right features, so it is no surprise that the new luggage line is quickly becoming a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Alps Outdoorz incorporated quality materials and …

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First Lite Sawtooth Jacket Review

  By David Link One of the big announcements from hunting brand First Lite at SHOT 2017 was the Sawtooth Hybrid Jacket. I had a chance to test this unique new hunting jacket in Colorado early this year, and I was extremely pleased with how the Sawtooth performed. The jacket …

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The High-Performance Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm (straight)

  By Guy J. Sagi Optics reviews usually come in two versions—so thickly coated in science and math that you get head cramps, or watered down until the only flavor detectable is writer opinion. The Vortex Viper HD 20-60×80 mm deserves something between, though, because it has the kind of …

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ATA Offers Entrepreneurs/New Companies the Opportunity to Showcase Products

  By Nancy Jo Adams While the Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus was announcing its’ demise and permanent closure, another show was coming to an end: the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show. As fans around the world were heart struck with the news of …

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HOKA One One Tracers Review

  The Innovation of the HOKA Brand. By Mayrena Hernandez When you first look at the HOKA Tracers, you get a sense of familiarity in the color scheme such as the Hoka Clayton Shoes, but it’s easy to tell that something is different from any of the other HOKA shoes. …

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Korkers: The Multi-tool of Winter Boots

  With winter beginning its annual assault, time to make sure your winter gear is up to snuff. Among the most important body parts to protect are our extremities – head, hands, and feet! You want them warm and dry and, when it comes to winter footwear, you want it …