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Best Fly Fishing Nets for Trout: Rubber & Nylon

If you really want to catch trout fly fishing, you need a fly fishing net. Of course, you can definitely land a fish without a net -- I've caught thousands of fish this way, but once I learned to appreciate a f...
This image shows the Frogg Toggs Hellbenders fishing waders in action fly fishing on a river.

Frogg Toggs Hellbenders Stockingfoot Waders Review

The Frogg Toggs Hellbenders Stockingfoot Waders are a solid entry-level wader that boasts a great price-to-value ratio. They have a four-ply construction with reinforced knees and shins, as well as built-in gra...
This image shows the Cabela's West Wind Dome Tent in the 6-person version outside at a camping site.

Cabela’s West Wind Dome Tent Review

The new Cabela’s West Wind 6-Person Dome Tent is one of the best family camping tents available in 2017. It balances a very usable design with an excellent price-to-value ratio. The latest West Wind Dome Ten...
This best water shoe image shows the excellent Columbia Drainmaker III water shoe at Lake Tahoe.

10 Best Water Shoes 2017

The best water shoes are robust and versatile enough to wade in a river, trek across a sandy beach, ride in a whitewater raft, grip a slippery boat deck and hit the water park. Plus, the best water shoes tend t...
This image shows the Olympus Tough TG-5 waterproof camera on the ground in mud.

The Olympus Tough TG-5: Better Video on the Way

Olympus has finally done what we’ve been waiting for: Amped up the video recording quality in what was already one of the best overall waterproof cameras. Olympus will soon release its new Tough TG-5, the succe...
This image shows the kuhl firefly jacket.

KÜHL FIREFLY Jacket Review

It’s hard to overstate how good the KÜHL FIREFLY Jacket looks in person. The KÜHL FIREFLY is a lightweight jacket that you can wear as a mid or outer layer depending on your activity and weather conditions. The...
This is an image of the Cabela's Orion 2 Backpacking Tent fully setup.

Cabela’s Orion Backpacker Tent Review

The Cabela’s Orion Backpacker Tent is an entry-level backpacker tent with a stable and durable design. It’s roomy enough for two backpackers, and most importantly, the Orion has a fantastic price point for begi...

5 Best Outdoor Gear Sales Going on Right Now

Whoa. We usually see some great sales near the end of May every year, but this year seems especially great — or maybe it’s just because we’re drooling over so much sweet gear and the plans we’re making to spend...