Orvis’ New Ultralight Convertible Waders

Orvis’ New Ultralight Convertible Waders

The new Orvis Ultralight Convertible Waders are excellent — just like the Silver Sonic versions they replace. The color is better, as well as the suspenders and chest pockets. Better yet, the waders are part of the Orvis Ultralight Wading System, which is great for fly fishers who’d rather go light than burly and cumbersome. To learn more, check out the full Orvis Ultralight Convertible Waders review at Man Makes...
Orvis’ Ultralight Wading Boots

Orvis’ Ultralight Wading Boots

The new Orvis Ultralight Wading Boots are pretty fantastic. In addition to being lightweight, they’re not as tall so they feel much more nimble when you’re wearing them. They are super durable and the dry-ground traction is excellent. In the water traction is about average, so nab some Orvis PosiGrip Screw-in Studs just in case you end up needing them. To learn more, check out the full Orvis Ultralight Wading Boots review at Man Makes...
Best Gifts for Bowhunters

Best Gifts for Bowhunters

It’s hard to buy a bow for a bowhunter because there are so many variables — you need to know your bowhunter’s draw length and draw weight preferences, but also how they might want to use their bow. A tree stand or blind-using hunter might prefer a short bow while a western hunter might prefer a longer bow to help with stability with longer shots. Still, there is a lot of great bowhunting gear and bow hunting gear upgrades that make it reasonably easy to shop for a bowhunter. To see a list of 25 great gifts for bowhunters, check out the full bowhunting gift guide at Man Makes...
REI Co-op Stormhenge 850 Down Jacket Review: Waterproof Excellence

REI Co-op Stormhenge 850 Down Jacket Review: Waterproof Excellence

The REI Co-op Stormhenge 850 Down Jacket is more coat or parka-like than lightweight jacket. It’s super warm, but it also includes well-designed features like pit zips that let you dump excess heat when you’re working hard outside in the cold. The high-quality 850 fill power down is excellent, but what makes the Stormhenge stand out is its waterproof shell. When snow turns to sleet, you don’t have to run back to your cabin, lodge or vehicle. Read the full Stormhenge review at Man Makes Fire or see it listed in the Man Makes Fire guide to the best down...
The Best Camping Gifts for Camping Enthusiasts

The Best Camping Gifts for Camping Enthusiasts

There are very few people we know who a) don’t like camping, and b) who we like to hang out with anyway. There is something special about the great outdoors, and something special about what spending time outside does for kids, adults — and dogs. If you have a camping enthusiast on your gift giving list, check out the 35 Best Camping Gifts Gear Guide at Man Makes...
To Get Off the Beaten Path, Try a Backpack for Fishing

To Get Off the Beaten Path, Try a Backpack for Fishing

The best fishing backpacks are built for specific kinds of fishing, but most are made primarily for fly fishing. I particularly like fishing backpacks that are waterproof because I occasionally fall down. Fishing backpacks that aren’t waterproof, though, have far more pockets and accessory attachment points, so if you don’t wade deep, fall down or fish in the rain, they’re the best buy fishing backpacks. In any event, if you want a bag that will swallow all your gear, go with a fishing backpack. Here’s my guide to the best fishing backpacks at Man Makes...