Alan Kesselheim

52 Articles by: Alan Kesselheim
Field Tested: Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 Binoculars

Field Tested: Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 Binoculars

Powerful yet compact, the Nikon Monarch 7 8 x 30 binoculars are impressive for their size.

Field Tested: Maven B3 8 x 30 Binoculars

Field Tested: Maven B3 8 x 30 Binoculars

For those with a bigger budget, the Maven B3 8 x 30 binoculars are exceptional

Field Tested: Bushnell Legend 10 x 3 Binoculars

Field Tested: Bushnell Legend 10 x 3 Binoculars

A mid-sized set of binoculars with great optical clarity and a secure grip

Field Tested: West Marine Shoreline 10 x 50 Binoculars

Field Tested: West Marine Shoreline 10 x 50 Binoculars

These binoculars are exceptional at dusk and when light is limited

Field Tested: Bushnell H2O 10 x 25 Binoculars

Field Tested: Bushnell H2O 10 x 25 Binoculars

Easy to bring on any given paddling day, the Bushnell H2O 10 x 25 binoculars are extremely compact and fit easily in a jacket pocket.

Field Tested: Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8 x 42 Binoculars

Field Tested: Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8 x 42 Binoculars

A light, mid-sized binocular that is water and fog-proof

Field Tested: Binoculars for Boaters

Field Tested: Binoculars for Boaters

For boaters who love the birds, don't leave home without your binoculars

Destination: The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande

Destination: The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande

To get the true taste of Chihuahuan desert, days of sustained, deep canyons, and a seriously remote experience, take on the Lower Canyons, from La Linda to Dryden, an 80-mile bit of solitude under som[...]

OPINION: Paddling in the Shadow of Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful Border Wall’

OPINION: Paddling in the Shadow of Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful Border Wall’

Every single person I ask on our journey – from shuttle driver to ranch worker, from park employee to waitress to hotel owner – thinks the wall is a really stupid idea. Many admitted to voting for[...]

Review: PurgeAir Dry Bags by SealLine

Review: PurgeAir Dry Bags by SealLine

I wouldn’t put this in the realm of life-changing breakthrough gear, but the new lines of PurgeAir dry bags from SealLine are partway there. Everything about these dry bags are what you’d expect f[...]