This photo shows the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite air mattress backpacking sleeping pad on a tent floor.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite air mattress is the best sleeping pad for 80 percent of backpackers at least 80 percent of the time. Yes, it's that good. It has plenty of cushion and it's surprisingly comfortable...
This photo shows some of the Nebraska landscape for spotting and stalking spring turkeys.

Spot and Stalk Nebraska Spring Turkeys

Wild turkeys are one of America's greatest conservation success stories: After being pummeled by overhunting and habitat loss more than a hundred years ago, lots of smart and dedicated conservationists, includi...
This photo shows the ICEMULE Pro cooler being worn by a hiker on a bridge outside near trees and a lake.

ICEMULE Pro Soft-Sided Backpack Cooler Review

The ICEMULE Pro backpack cooler is one of our favorite soft-sided coolers. The overall design is astoundingly simple -- it's basically an insulated dry-bag with backpack straps. To get Man Makes Fire a close...
This photo shows several soft-sided coolers next to each other, including the YETI Hopper Backflip 24, OtterBox Trooper 20, Fishpond IceStorm, Fishpond Blizzard, and ICEMULE Pro soft coolers.

12 Best Soft-Sided Coolers 2018: How to Choose

The best soft-sided coolers blend usability with durability and insulating properties -- but the best soft-sided cooler is not the one that has three more ice cubes remaining after a multi-day ice retention tes...
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The Best Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Combo for the Money

One of the hardest fly fishing choices for beginners is finding and choosing a good fly rod and reel combo. You probably understand that a good rod will help you learn and make it easier to cast and catch fish ...
This photo shows the MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent setup outside.

MSR Hubba Tour 2 Tent Review

The new MSR Hubba Tour 2 is a lightweight tent designed for longer-term adventure touring -- think epic bikepacking or motorcycle touring trips that cover varied terrain ranging in duration from a week to a yea...
This best wading boot photo shows a person wading in a river while wearing wading boots and waders while fly fishing.

10 Best Wading Boots 2018

The best wading boots for the money need to fit your budget, but they also need to fit your desired fishing conditions and fishing style. In this gear guide to the 10 best fly fishing wading boots, we'll cover ...
This Korkers WRAPTR review photo shows the Korkers WRAPTR Wading Boots on a wet log.

Korkers WRAPTR Wading Boots Review

The new Korkers WRAPTR Wading Boots are one of the most pre-hyped wading boots I've ever seen: Nearly a year before the WRAPTR Wading Boots were available to buy, Korkers promised to end stitch and seam failure...