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This photo shows the Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Backpack outside on a rock.

Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Backpack Review

The Fishpond Thunderhead Submersible Backpack is a tough, waterproof backpack tuned for fishing. It's far more than rain and splash proof -- as the name notes, it's fully submersible. Better yet, it has a few k...
This camp chair photo shows the REI Co-op Flexlite Macro Chair in front of a tent.

REI Co-op Flexlite Macro Chair Review

The REI Co-op Flexlite Macro Chair is a lightweight, super-packable camping and event chair that is also surprisingly comfortable. Better yet, this new "Macro" version is built stout enough to handle up to 300 ...
This photo shows the REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent with one door open.

REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent Review

The newly updated REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus Tent is a 4-person dome tent that flirts between a backpacking tent and an ultralight car camping tent. Either way, it's a great tent -- the key to the Half Dome 4 P...
This photo shows the Eureka! Boondocker Hotel 6 Tent set up next to a river at a camping site.

Eureka! Boondocker Hotel 6 Tent Review

The new for 2018 Eureka! Boondocker Hotel 6 Tent is versatile, robust and roomy. It's tall, has great ventilation and it boasts a massive gear garage. To get us a closer look at this new camping tent, Eureka...
This photo shows a camp stove with a frying pan full of veggies frying outside.

15 Best Camp Stoves and Camping Grills 2018

When you finally get outside and go camping, you want the best camp stove or best camping grill for your needs. This doesn't mean the most expensive camp stove and grill combo -- just the camp stove or camp gri...
best fly fishing reels under $100

7 Best Fly Fishing Reels Under $100

The great news about the best fly fishing reels in 2018 is there are plenty of fly reels to choose from at compelling price points. A fly fisher can now get into a well-made fly reel for less than $100 and some...
This photo shows the zipper on the Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip-Front Waders.

Best Zip-Front Fishing Waders

We never hear fly fishers complain about having zip-front waders: Basically, once they invest in waders with waterproof zippers, they seem particularly satisfied. And some say they'll never go back to regular f...
This photo shows the Smith Creek Rig Keeper fly fishing accessory on a rock.

Smith Creek Rig Keeper Dropper Rig System Review

I've started looking for ways to save time on the water when I'm fly fishing so I can maximize my fish-catching opportunties. If you have just one weekend, one day or one hour left to fish, wouldn't you rather ...