Volume 25, Number 4 June/July 2017


One of the hottest trends right now is stainless-steel, double-wall, vacuum “drinkware.” These items are sturdy enough for camp, but also nest easily in the cupholder of a pickup or SUV. Hydro Flask has a take on this category begins with the classic brushed-stainless-steel look, but expands to add multiple colors. The Tumbler (think of a Starbucks Venti) comes in two sizes—22 ounces and 32 ounces (the 22-ounce version on the left costs $29.95). The smaller—and aptly named—“Rocks” (below, $7.50) is a 10-ouncer with a beveled bottom that provides a shelf for the pinkie, giving you a firmer grip on the… [Read More]



Designed by renowned knife maker Butch Vallotton, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt is a more compact, pocket-friendly version of his first Spyderco collaboration, the Vallotton Sub-Hilt. Like the original, it features a beautifully crafted handle constructed with full skeletonized stainless-steel liners and stainless-steel bolsters. They are paired with contoured, polished G-10 scales and complemented by matching G-10 inlays in the bolsters. The result is a stylish sub-hilt-style handle with a seamless fit that accurately replicates Vallotton’s coveted custom knives. SRP: $309.95. (spyderco.com)

Utilizing Badlands Zip-No Magnetic Closure Technology, the Bino XR optics case provides separate, easy-access compartments for a set of binoculars and a rangefinder. The Bino XR optics case upper storage pouch can accommodate most 10×42 and smaller binos, while the lower storage pouch can accommodate most rangefinders. Available in Badlands Approach camouflage, Serengeti Brown, and Gunmetal Gray. SRP: $149.99. (badlandspacks.com)