About Cory McLaughlin

Cory McLaughlin is an avid outdoors enthusiast, writer, father, and coach. He spends nearly all his free time in the outdoors. He values family, friendship, and adventure above all else. If you enjoyed his review please leave a comment below.

Hennessey Hammock Explorer UL Zip

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Hennessey Hammock Explorer UL Zip Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: New side entrance zipper closure with a strong #5 YKK zipper and two double sliders. The Explorer Ultralite Zip was designed for anyone up to 250 lbs. (114 kg)  and 7′ (213 cm) tall and has our patented asymmetrical shape and […]

Gregory Zulu 65 and Jade 38

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Gregory Zulu 65 and Jade 38 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: ZULU 65 Combining week long volume with a streamlined profile, the ventilated, adjustable FreeFloat suspension on the Zulu 65 gives you incredible year round versatility. The large, U-Zip opening makes access and organization of your gear a […]

Zoic 2 Backpacking Tent by MSR

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Zoic 2 Backpacking Tent by MSR By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Stay cool and comfortable on warm nights in the wilderness with this ultra-breathable, spacious tent designed to help you rest up for more productive days of adventuring. Light enough to take into the backcountry, the Zoic 2 offers […]

GSI Outdoors Moka Espresso Pot

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GSI Outdoors Moka Espresso Pot By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on Instagram @ireviewgear Just the Facts: No matter where your adventures might take you, you’re never more than a few minutes away from an incredible cup of espresso with the GSI Outdoors Glacier Moka Espresso Pot. Simple design is exceptionally easy to use Brews quickly […]

SJK Ransak 70

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SJK Ransak 70 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: FOR WHEN YA NEED TO FIT IT ALL IN! The Ransak 70 duffel is designed to haul just about anything you need – load ‘it up, toss ‘it in and hit the road! We didn’t skimp on features – you get […]

Feathered Friends Flicker YF Quilt Sleeping Bag

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Feathered Friends Flicker YF Quilt Sleeping Bag By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: We created the Flicker to achieve maximum comfort and versatility without compromising on weight. Unzipped, it functions as a large quilt on warmer nights and is wide enough to cover two adults in a pinch. The footbox […]

Tenkara USA Sato Set

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Tenkara USA Sato Set By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireivewgear Just the Facts: A complete tenkara set including the best-selling tenkara rod in the market, the adjustable Sato, which can be fished at 10’8″/ 11’10” / 12’9″ (rod includes a rod case and woven sock); and a kit bag with the new Tenkara […]

Stoeger P3500

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Stoeger P3500 By Adam Mowrey Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just The Facts: The Stoeger P3500 is a versatile and affordable pump action shotgun that packs a punch. This gun performs like a top-of-the-line gun with a price tag of only $399. It feels great in the hands, and its pump action is smooth as butter. With a […]

Camp Chef Pursuit Portable Grill

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Camp Chef Pursuit Portable Grill By Cory McLaughlin  Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Anyone can cook deliciously smoked food with the smaller, portable design of the Pursuit® Pellet Grill. With 501 square inches of cook space and a convenient 10 pound hopper capacity—the Pursuit is prepared for wherever your next adventure takes […]

Casus Grill BIODEGRADABLE Single Use Grill

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Casus Grill BIODEGRADABLE Grill By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Ready To Grill in 5 Minutes Super Easy & Super Portable UP TO 50% Less CO2 Emissions No Flames & Minimal Smoke High & Even Grilling Heat All Natural Bamboo Grate 100% Natural Materials Lavastone Thermal Insulation ​ Weight 2.2 LBS Biodegradable Eco-Friendly […]

GSI Outdoors Escape HS 3 L Pot

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GSI Outdoors Escape HS 3 L Pot By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: For the longest time, the choice between silicone and metal pots was a choice between space and speed, between efficient packing and fuel efficiency, but with the EscapeHS line, collapsible pots finally grow up. Starting from an […]

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 28 Cup Percolator

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless 28 Cup Percolator By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Great for brewing coffee for large camping groups, the rugged stainless steel GSI Outdoors Glacier Perc coffee percolator is great for use on both stove top or campfire. Available in multiple sizes, it features heavy-gauge 18/8 stainless […]

Camp Chef Professional Outdoor Oven

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Camp Chef Professional Outdoor Oven By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Enjoy the convenience of cooking on an oven and stove top, anywhere with the new Professional Outdoor Oven. Your new favorite camp oven now has thermostatic oven control and a higher (5,000 BTU/hr) internal oven output. Brew coffee at […]

GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Camp Stove

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GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540 Camp Stove By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: They say you can “go big or go home” and we bet you can guess where our vote lies. After starting small with our incredibly-compact, amazingly-efficient backpacking stoves, we thought that it was high time we made something […]

Big Agnes Big Six and Skyline UL Chairs

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Big Agnes Big Six and Skyline UL Chairs By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Big Six Camp Chair When you’re used to camping in comfort, the Big Six Camp Chair is your jam. Designed with deluxe chillin’ in mind, the Big Six has a tall back, wide seat, and sits […]

Time Concepts ICON Shane Dorian Signature Watch

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ICON Shane Dorian Signature 5304 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: 42mm 316L Brushed Stainless Steel Case with IP Black Plating Unidirectional Rotating Timing Bezel Screw Down Locking Crown Screw Case Back Black Dial Thick Swiss SuperLuminova Lume Hands and Dial Numbers Japan Quartz 3 Hand + Date Movement K1 […]

PackTowl Ultralight

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PackTowl Ultralight By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on Instagram @ireivewgear   Just the facts: UltraLite When every ounce counts, the UltraLite quick-drying towel is great for backpackers, travelers, or any minimalist who wants to pack a towel for an impromptu dip in some trailside water. Weighing a third less than the closest competitor, this soft, […]

Outside Inside Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle

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Outside Inside Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Unbelievably fun, backyard or campground game for family and friends.  Throw the disk and knock the chicken off the pole while your opponents try to catch the disk and/or the chicken for points.  Easy set-up.  Lightweight and portable.  Set includes 2 […]

Lowa Renegade GTX Low

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Lowa Renegade GTX Low By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: This low-cut trail shoe features a hybrid DuraPU™/DynaPU™ midsole for superb cushioning, support and rebound. Add a roomy toebox and extra cushioning around the collar and tongue and you’ve got a rugged walking shoe that can handle rocky trails and […]

Lowa Alpine Expert GTX boots.

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Low Alpine Expert GTX boots. By: Casey Potts Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: A new take on a versatile all-around alpine boot, this insulated model’s design balances flexibility with durability, and excels in both hiking comfort and climbing performance. The Fit Wing features allows for easy ankle articulation, making it ideal for […]

Optic Nerve Vettron Polarized

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Optic Nerve Vettron Polarized  By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: The ingenuity of the Vettron is apparent in its unique aesthetic and unexpected functionality. We started with a retro-forward design and updated the geometry to sync with today’s trends. We then added innovative mechanics including a Gate Hinge system […]

Wolf and Grizzly Grill M1 Edition Kit

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Wolf and Grizzly Grill M1 Edition Kit By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: ·  Features Smaller in diameter than most water bottles, and weighing approximately 1 kg (2.2 lb)   Every component is made 100% 304 stainless steel and food safe   Quickly set up the grill or pack it […]

Zenbivy Light Bed 25º Quilt and Sheet

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ZenBivy Lite Quilt and Sheet by Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Zenbivy Light Beds have a patent-pending zipper-less design which means they can hang with the lightest quilts and mummies on the market. Add to that the comfort of a Zenbivy Bed, and its ability to transform from a […]

Canyon Cooler’s Watercooler

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Canyon Cooler’s Watercooler By Cory McLaughlin Find us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Whether you’re on the job site or campsite, our 5 gallon water cooler will keep your liquids cold and ice in-tact for multiple days of either work or play. One piece roto-molded construction and insulated with high-density Hunt-X foam leaves no […]

Canyon Coolers Mule 30QT Cooler

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Canyon Coolers Mule 30QT Cooler By Cory McLaughlin   Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: The Mule 30QT true capacity premium cooler is fitted with hard wearing wheels that makes getting your goods and gear from one location to another easy. It’s a family-friendly cooler, perfect for those times that your hands are […]

Hydrolight™ | Multifunctional Water Bladder

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Hydrolight™ | Multifunctional Water Bladder By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: In the past, our options for illumination in the wild have been limited…  Campfire? Nice and toasty. Besides providing light, you’ve just set the tent on fire. A campfire is no use in a tent.  Wear my headlamp? When I need […]

Deuter XV1 Backpack

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Deuter XV 1 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: Article ID:            3850018-7000 Weight:                960 g Volume:               17 litres Size:       52 / 28 / 18 (H x W x D) cm Laptop compartment:    38 / 26 / 3 (H x W x D) cm   The athletic daypack with a […]

Deuter Fox 30 Youth Backpack

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Deuter Fox 30 Youth Backpack By Cory and Ellie McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Fox, our trekking backpack for kids and youngsters, was revised to provide the technical design and high functionality of our “big” backpacks fully adapted to the needs of kids. The Fox also grows with the child […]

Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulated Jacket

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Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulated Jacket By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: ODIN STRETCH HOODED INS JACKET No.  62833 A super lightweight and stretchy men’s insulator jacket with Primaloft® Gold Active+ insulation and a high clo value. Odin Stretch Ins Jacket is a super lightweight insulator jacket featuring Primaloft® Gold […]

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

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MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit By: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: To meet the needs of multi-activity backcountry adventurers, we set out to engineer the most versatile water filter ever. The Trail Base microfilter kit features modular components that allow it to be used as a gravity system at […]

Camp Chef SmokePro SG 24 and Sidekick Attachment

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Camp Chef SmokePro SG 24 and Sidekick Attachment By: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Enhance your back patio cookout with our revolutionary new SmokePro SG pellet grill featuring Slide and Grill Technology. Switch seamlessly between Indirect and Direct Flame mode to achieve two delicious flavor profiles all on one capable grill. Slow cook […]

Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX® WNS

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Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX® WNS Editor: Cory McLaughlin/Ellie McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear  Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION Zamberlan’s best-selling boot for both men and women, the 996 Vioz GTX® is a tribute to Italian comfort, performance, and design. Discover why this is one of the best-reviewed boots in the outdoor industry worldwide! Perfect for […]

LEKI TIMEOUT CHAIR

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LEKI TIMEOUT CHAIR By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: TIMEOUT The Time Out provides a seating height of 30 cm and impresses with a folded size of 9 x 11 x 35 cm. Weighing in at just 860 g, it is the lightweight champion of LEKI’s folding equipment range. Features […]

TiGoat Large WiFi Titanium Stove

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TiGoat Large WiFi Titanium Stove Editor: Cory McLaughlin FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Large WiFi Specifications: Construction:                 Titanium body, aluminum legs Pipe:                                Titanium, 2oz per ft, 3 in diameter Weight:                            1 pound 14 ounces with out pipe Size:                                 15 in long, 8 in wide, 10 in tall Overall Hight:                 15 inches Packed […]

Slumberjack Deadfall 65

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Slumberjack Deadfall 65 Editor: Cory McLaughlin/Johnny LeMaster Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Elevate Your Load: We wanted to elevate our meat hauling packs to the next level. The DST Deadfall pack is the culmination of serious product design, field research and good old fashion gear abuse. We wanted a sturdy pack that […]

Wilderness Chaplain’s and the Upcoming Event

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It’s not often that we get the opportunity to share a story like the one told by Wilderness Chaplains. Everybody needs help sometime and while most of us count on first responders to be there for us we often forget, or never even consider, who is there for them. Well, we at iReviewGear.com care deeply […]

EcoSurvivor USB Lantern

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EcoSurvivor USB Lantern Editor Katja Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Let the adventure seeking begin with the EcoSurvivor USB Lantern. The powerful LED will keep your path well lit during a hiking excursion or at the campsite after dark. Built for outdoor use, the lantern has a rugged, impact-resistant construction and rubberized […]

Big Agnes Blackburn UL 0

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Big Agnes Blackburn UL 0 Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the facts: Specs + Sizing Bag Weight Small: 2lb 8oz / 1.13kg / Reg: 2lb 12oz / 1.25kg / Long: 3lb / 1.36kg Fill Weight Small: 21.5oz / 610g / Reg: 23.5oz / 666g / Long: 25.5oz / 723g Compressed […]

ION Pathfinder 2

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ION Pathfinder 2 Editor Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: WHAT’S INCLUDED Pathfinder 2 (Grey) 1/8” (3.5 mm) Stereo Aux Microphone & Cable Power/Charging Cable Safety & Warranty Manual Quick Start Guide             (2.29 MB) KEY FEATURES IPX5 water-resistant–shrugs off the harshest elements   Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth® compatible device   Wirelessly […]

Slumberjack Big Cot and Wheeler Lake 0 Degree Sleeping Bag

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Slumberjack Big Cot and Wheeler Lake 0 degree Sleeping Bag Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: This durable cot is a great value for guests and camping alike. The reinforced steel is guaranteed not to squeak and the setup is simple and quick. SPECS Weight Capacity: 500 lbs Dimensions: 40 x 86 […]

Zamberlan 1014 LYNX MID GTX

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Zamberlan 1014 LYNX MID GTX Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear  Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION: The camouflage patterned 1014 Lynx Mid GTX delivers astonishing comfort, fit and performance on a relatively lightweight and extremely stable platform. The Lynx Mid is excellent for early-season backcountry bow-hunting where a mid-high, protective, and uninsulated boot is […]

Zamberlan 1017 SMILODON GTX® RR

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Zamberlan 1017 SMILODON GTX® RR Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts:   DESCRIPTION The nine inch 1017 Smilodon GTX RR is the perfect tactical and late season hunting boot in cold conditions where black, white, and grey camouflage patterns are required. Built to withstand cold temperatures and extremely harsh terrain, […]

GCI Freestyle Rocker

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GCI Freestyle Rocker Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Freestyle Rocker™ is a stylish and comfortable outdoor rocker chair for the great outdoors! Designed with a patent-pending Spring-Action Rocking Technology™, this chair rocks smoothly while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. Whether you are camping, tailgating or in your backyard, […]

Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon

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Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION From moderate local ice flows to classic mountaineering routes and technical alpine faces, the Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon is our best all-around crampon for the spectrum of frozen objectives. The Sabretooth’s redesigned stainless steel construction incorporates a strong, yet […]

iRevewGear Gift Guide!!!

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Its time for our IRG.COM gift guide! Here is a list of some excellent products we had the pleasure of using and reviewing. We know not everyone has time to buy and test gear all year long and we are here to help you with that. We feel that these gifts will put some great […]

Klymit Insulated Hammock V Sleeping Pad and Pillow X Large

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Klymit Insulated Hammock V Sleeping Pad and Pillow X Large Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear Just the facts: Hammock camping is now a 4-season adventure. Even the most ideal hammock setup is ruined if you can’t stay warm. The Insulated Hammock V™ with non-slip zones and Klymalite™ lofted synthetic insulation boasts a […]

EcoSurvivor Battery Pack 9000mAh

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EcoSurvivor Battery Pack 9000mAh Editor: Katja FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Keep the adventure going with the EcoSurvivor Durable 1-port USB Battery Pack. The portable energy source extends the life of your devices when an outlet isn’t available and also serves as a reliable backup during an unexpected power outage. The compact […]

SPOT X

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SPOT X Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: SPOT X provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can stay connected to family, friends and colleagues whenever you’re outside of cellular range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of a life-threatening emergency. SPOT X even provides you with […]

The Range- High Speed Muzzle Brake

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The Range- High Speed Muzzle Brake Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear My Story: If you have children and you have even taken them shooting you know that this can be a bit of a learning curve. Not so much the mechanics of shooting but rather learning to deal with the noise and […]

WETFLY BACKCOUNTRY 10FT MINI TENKARA KIT

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WETFLY BACKCOUNTRY 10FT MINI TENKARA KIT Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: WETFLY’s flagship Tenkara product, the Backcountry Tenkara Package just got better! Lighter and more compact than anything on the market. Small enough to stow away in your backcountry pack or a pocket. Urban adventurers, this will fit in […]

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