Month: August 2020

Clark North American Hammock Review

Reviewer: Ishi Hara Product: Clark North American Jungle Hammock with XL Rainfly Cost: $359.99 Construction: Nylon bottom, sil-nylon rainfly, mosquito netting, polypropylene rope Manufacturer: Clark Outdoor Products Testing Conditions: fair to moderate weather, 50- to 90-degrees Fahrenheit Familiarity: one year Best Suited For: solo paddlers looking for a lightweight, packable, and versatile shelter that will last for …

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MSR Missing Link Review: Full Details

Reviewer: Ishi Hara Product: MSR Missing Link Cost: $119.99 Construction: Sil-tarp fabric, no-see-um netting, polyester floor, reflective guy lines Manufacturer: Moutain Safety Research (MSR) Testing Conditions: all typical camping conditions: calm, windy, warm, cold, and stormy weather Familiarity: four years Best Suited For: space-and-weight-obsessed thin-fish expeditioners who want an outstanding, fully-functional shelter in a compact …

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MSR Hubba Hubba Review: Full Details

Reviewer: Ishi Hara Product: MSR Hubba Hubba Cost: $499.95 Construction: Sil-tarp fabric, no-see-um netting, polyester floor (4’2″ W x 7’0″ L), DAC aluminum pole, reflective guy lines Manufacturer: Moutain Safety Research (MSR) Testing Conditions: all typical camping conditions: calm, windy, warm, cold, and stormy weather Familiarity: one year Best Suited For: space-and-weight-conscious expeditioners who want …

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Canoe Paddle Bending Branches Viper Review

Product: Bending Branches Viper Review (prototype) Cost: $159.99 Construction: fiberglass blade, Black Willow, Basswood Manufacturer: Bending Branches Reviewer Data: 5’10” tall, 200 lbs., 32 years old, 15 years paddling experience Reviewer Canoe: Bell Wildfire solo canoe Testing Conditions: flatwater paddling in moderate conditions Familiarity: two weeks Best Suited For: the wilderness canoe tripper with money …

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Aquabound Expedition AMT Paddle Review

Reviewer: Ishi Hara Product: Aquabound Expedition AMT paddle Cost: — Construction: 230 cm, 38 oz., two-piece paddle, fiberglass shaft, fiberglass-reinforced polythalamide blades (white) Manufacturer: Aquabound Reviewer Data: 6’0″ tall, 175 lbs., 25 years old, 4 years paddling experience Reviewer Kayak: 17’3″L x 22.5″W Perception Eclipse kevlar sea kayak Testing Conditions: All conditions: calm, windy, choppy, …

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