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slumberjack big tall steel chair review

Slumberjack Big Tall Steel Chair Review

The Slumberjack Big Tall Steel Chair is for big and tall people. A lot of camping chairs and lawn chairs just aren't built that strong, which means that bigger guys risk breaking breaking them. Crashing through...
mystic reaper review

Mystic Reaper Fly Rod Review

The Mystic Reaper is a great fly rod, hands down, at any price point. At the $229 price point, it's a seriously fantastic fly rod. I fished a 9-foot 5-weight Mystic Reaper over a three-day weekend going after b...
ross eddy reel review fly fishing

Ross Eddy Reel Review

The Ross Eddy reel is an entry-level fly fishing reel with a fantastic price-to-value ratio. It boasts a large arbor design that looks great, plus it has a drag system that gets the job done with ease. In my fi...
best fly fishing reels under $100

7 Best Fly Fishing Reels Under $100

The great news about the best fly fishing reels in 2016 is there are plenty of fly reels to choose from at compelling price points. A fly fisher can now get into a well-made reel for less than $100 and sometime...
redington hydrogen fly rod review

Redington Hydrogen Fly Rod Review

What better way to review the lightest fly fishing rod in its class than to take it backpacking? The Redington Hydrogen fly rod is that fly fishing rod. At just 2.5 ounces, the 9-foot, 5-weight version is crazy...
sjk daybreak 6 tent review

Slumberjack SJK Daybreak 6 Tent Review

Finding a large, lightweight, and affordable family tent is tough, but the Slumberjack Daybreak 6 hits the sweet spot. It boasts a simple and effective two-part design: The main body of the tent is all mesh wit...
slumberjack sojourn sleeping bag

Slumberjack Sojourn 20 Sleeping Bag Review

My first impression of the Slumberjack Sojourn 20 down sleeping bag was pretty straightforward: Wow. For an entry-level down sleeping bag, the Sojourn 20 is packed with features and boasts a surprisingly versat...
best backpacking tent money 2016

7 Best Backpacking Tents for the Money 2016

In our guide to the best backpacking tents for the money in 2016 and beyond, we will help you get the most bang for your budget. The challenge is to find a high-quality tent at a low price. More specifically, t...