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The Best Down Jacket 2017: The Ultimate Guide

There is no one single best down jacket, and that's a good thing because it means we have choices -- there are many best down jackets. Everyone has different body types, does different sports, has different bud...
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Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket Review

The Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket is a versatile lightweight down jacket that looks best after you've put a few miles on it. True, it's not the lightest jacket in this category, but it boasts a combin...
echo ion fly reel review

Echo Ion Fly Fishing Reel Review

The Echo Ion Fly Reel is an affordable, well-designed large-arbor fly fishing reel. In fact, for a fly fishing reel that comes in under $100, it’s an excellent fly reel. We’re big fans. Echo sent along its I...
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Cabela’s North Port Down Jacket Review

The Cabela’s North Port Down Jacket is an entry-level lightweight down jacket that is surprisingly great. In fact, at less than $100, the Cabela’s North Port Down Jacket flirts with best-buy status. Let’s ta...
dakine boot locker review

DAKINE Boot Locker Review

The DAKINE Boot Locker ski and snowboarding boot bag gobbles up gear. You put your boots in the tarp-lined bottom compartment and stow your helmet, goggles, gloves, snow pants, and jackets in the top. The de...
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Outdoor Research Highcamp 3-Finger Gloves Review

The Outdoor Research Highcamp 3-Finger Gloves have saved my ski season: they’re warm, flexible, durable, and easy to wear. More importantly, if you ski with kids or like to take photos and video with your smart...
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33 Best Gifts for Fly Fishing Fanatics 2017

To make this easier for everyone, we took our two best fly fishing gift guides, mashed them into a handy single page, then added a couple drool-worthy additions at the bottom. 33 Best Gift Ideas for Fly Fishin...
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15 Best Gift Ideas for Fly Fishing Fanatics

In our Man Makes Fire guide to the best fly fishing gifts 2017, we choose some of the core gear that most every fly fisherman needs, could use, or would appreciate. Some fly fishers already have some of this ge...