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Author Archives: Bennett Colvin

Bennett Colvin lives in Steamboat, Colorado and is an avid fisherman, hiker, skier, and outdoorsman. Bennett instructs fly fishing and runs youth fly fishing programs. He also is a professional fly tier and ties publicly at fly shops and expos.

SealLine Discovery Deck Dry Bag Review

SealLine Discover Deck Dry Bag

          Water and electronics rarely play well together.  Thank goodness for companies like SealLine who create products like dry bags, dry sacks, and protective cases that allow water sports enthusiasts to play in the water worry free. Throughout the years, as an avid fisherman, paddle boarder, and kayaker I have water damaged more gear than I would care ...

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Redington Prowler Wading Boot Review

Redington Prowler Wading Boot

It’s hard to appreciate how slippery a river bottom is until you find yourself wading in a swift current. In these hairy situations you realize that every rock is as slippery as ice.  At that point your only hope is to have a wading boot that is stable with solid traction like the Redington Prowler wading boot.  Rivers can be ...

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Kora Shola Crew Review

Kora Shola Crew Fit

It might be cold outside but you don’t have to be.  The Kora Shola Crew is a versatile base layer top that is perfect for all cold weather adventures.  Behind each garment from Kora there is a great story.  Each product made at Kora originated from Himalayan Yak Wool.  The wool is harvested by the nomadic farmers and purchased at ...

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Merrell Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX Surround

Merrell Capra Venture Mid Hiking Boot Lugs

Leave that Moleskin at home! The new Merrell Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX Surround are made for long treks. Your feet will last the entire hike without blisters, battering, and bruising.  Merrell was able to achieve this superior comfort by using GORE-TEX SURROUND technology.  Over the past two months my feet have been happy hiking and field testing around in the new Merrell ...

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Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod co. Mini Kit

Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod co. Mini Kit Items

It is time to Tenkara!  Getting into Tenkara fishing has never been easier than with the Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod co. Mini Kit. Like many fly fishermen, I have been hesitant to get into the Tenkara craze.  These hesitations were caused by never giving Tenkara fishing a chance.  Over the past two months, I have taking the Topo Designs ...

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Stio Azura Insulated Vest Review

Stio Azura Insulated Vest

Cold mornings and warm days call for layering.  There is no better way to layer up than with the Stio Azura Insulated Vest. Equally adapted for an urban adventure or trip to the mountains the Stio Azura Insulated Vest is made for changing temperature conditions.  I have enjoyed field testing the Stio Azura Insulated Vest in the mountains of Colorado over the ...

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Keen Oakridge Waterproof Boot Review

Keen Oakridge Waterproof Hiking Boot

Keen has been a go to company for comfortable footwear.  As a hiker who has had his feet beat up by improperly fitting hiking boots, I know first hand the importance of a good fitting boot.  Recently, Keen has created the Oakridge Waterproof Boot that is built as an all around waterproof hiking boot with an affordable price tag.  Over ...

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Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless Review

Camelbak Chute Vacuum Stainless Profile

The hydration company Camelbak has come a long way since their first prototype of an IV bag filled with water placed in a tube sock.  However, what has not changed is this company’s constant strive to create innovative hydration products.  Over the past month I have had the chance to use the Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulated Stainless water bottle.  Throughout my ...

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Chums Downriver Rolltop Bag Review

Chums Downriver Rolltop Bag

Chums Downriver Rolltop Bag Review Electronics and water sports rarely play well together.  That is unless there is way of keeping the electronics safe and dry.  Chums is a company that specializes in keeping expensive sunglasses safe during water sports since 1983.  Recently, Chums has introduced to the Downriver Rolltop Bag that allows water sports enthusiasts to keep their electronics safe when ...

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