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Posts By Matt K.

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St. Croix Avid Fly Rod Review

By  •  Fly Fish

I’ve fished this rod on small streams all over the American River watershed in the Sierras, in Utah and on the Gibbon and numerous creeks in Yellowstone Valley. It’s never let me down. The rod loads easily and can shoot line 20-30 feet without a problem.
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North Face Long Haul 22 and 26-Inch Rolling Duffels Review

By  •  Travel

The North Face is definitely a good looking bag. It has backpack-like styling that sets it apart from most boring, traditional rollaboards. Because it’s narrow, it looks much taller than other bags in the category.
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Sunol Wilderness Review
9 years ago

Sunol Wilderness Review

By  •  Destinations, Hike

The Sunol Wilderness is right in our own backyard. Situated between San Jose and Pleasanton, California, it can be reached right off Highway 680 at the base of the Sunol Grade.
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Mountain Hardwear Ascent MCZ Review

By  •  Skiing, Apparel, Hike

What combines the best features of a Marmot Oracle jacket and a Pillow Pet? The Mountain Hardwear MCZ, that’s what. Out of the box, this jacket looks like your traditional hardshell. On closer inspection, it’s not.
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Simms Rivershed Wading Boots Review

By  •  Fly Fish, Footwear

I tried a number of options in my quest for a good rubber soled wading boot. First, I resoled a pair of Simms L2s with 510 rubber. Next, I tried a pair of lightweight LL Bean boots. Ultimately, I purchased a pair of Simms Rivershed boots with Vibram soles.

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North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag Review
9 years ago

North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag Review

By  •  Camp

Out of the box, these bags were impressive. They boast a 20 degree rating, which was key. I purchased both the women’s long and a standard length men’s. The quality of construction was excellent, as was the choice of materials.

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