Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane

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Farmer-John (aka Long-John) wetsuits are especially familiar to kayakers and others who want free arm movement along with warmth when on and in the water. But they’re often made exactly the same for Janes and Jills, despite our body types being very different. The Patagonia Women’s R1 Long Jane is just for the water-loving ladies. Made ...

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Eyeskey Waterproof Binoculars

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Recently, I had the opportunity to go birding during a trip to SW Louisiana's Gulf Coast. A few months before that, I was in rural Alberta, and coming up, I have a trip to spot wildlife in Costa Rica and Panama. For all of these trips, I like to bring my own binoculars. Of course, ...

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Nanotips – Text with Touchscreen Gloves

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Have you ever been outside shoveling snow or riding a bike and try to access your Smartphone or other mobile device with a touchscreen with a pair of gloves on? Frustrating. Annoying. Inconvenient. These are just some of the words you’d probably use to describe this situation.   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, try ...

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TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Watch

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It seems as if everyone has a fitness tracker—whether you’re using your phone, watch, or other body accessories. The challenge comes in deciding what you need in a fitness tracker, and perhaps one can help you avoid carrying a lot of extra stuff around. The TomTom Spark Cardio + Music watch combines: activity tracking, where you ...

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Klymit Splash 25 Backpack

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Last week, I talked about dry bags and Amy talked about sleeping pads. Two seemingly very different things, but perhaps it’s possible to create something that uses the two technologies. That’s one of the benefits of the Klymit Splash 25 Backpack. Dry bags aren’t only useful when you’re on or near the water, and if you’re ...

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