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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

Skin and bones: Backcountry Custom Canoes

Skin and bones: Backcountry Custom Canoes

In 2015, Jon Babulic had the opportunity to leave a successful career in construction management, and with it the incentive to pursue a new career. The 43-year-old calls himself “a bit of a waterman[...]

4 do-it-all wood canoe paddles

4 do-it-all wood canoe paddles

Testing four canoe paddle options (from Bending Branches, Mitchell, Sanborn and Grey Owl) to answer one question: What if I could only own a single canoe paddle...

Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

If you’re ever on Arkansas’s Buffalo National River and you see an empty canoe drifting on cyan-colored water in the shade of the bluffs, don’t assume that you’ve scored a boat. Similarly, if [...]

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

($1,390, oricanoe.com) “Origami” kayaks first arrived on the paddling scene a few years ago, and they’ve quickly exploded in popularity. The innovation was to lose the poles, inflatable [...]

Field Tested: Mountain Khakis Flannel Original Mountain Jean

Field Tested: Mountain Khakis Flannel Original Mountain Jean

When I first received the Mountain Khakis Flannel Original Mountain Jean, I was concerned about the relatively thin flannel lining, worried that it would not be warm enough. What I’ve found, however[...]