The New Redington PROWLER-PRO Wading Boots

The New Redington PROWLER-PRO Wading Boots

The previous generation of Redington Prowler wading boots were very good boots — and they were a top-ten wading boot in the Man Makes Fire guide to the best wading boots. I was a fan because they were lightweight, fit well, and offered an excellent blend of support and agility. Redington has now upgraded the Prowler to the “PROWLER-PRO.” Now they’re even better than before. The fit is nearly exactly the same, but the new lacing design lets you more easily adjust the forefoot and ankle as desired. The new PROWLER-PRO boots are also lighter and drain faster. The best new feature, though, might be the simplest — a new heel-kick ledge that makes it easy to use one foot to shove off the other boot after a long day of fishing. So cool. To read more, check out my full Redington PROWLER-PRO review at Man Makes...
The Triple F.A.T. Goose Norden Bomber Jacket

The Triple F.A.T. Goose Norden Bomber Jacket

The Triple F.A.T. Goose Norden Hooded Bomber Jacket is a super warm down coat. It’s aimed at an urban style sensibility, but the timeless bomber-style design goes well anywhere. Better yet, the Norden includes features that make it capable in truly bad weather: Triple F.A.T. Goose packed a lot of 700-fill-power down into the baffles and then protects it with a DWR coating on the shell. The awesome internal sleeve cuffs fend off drafts and blowing snow. The hood is super warm, and if you don’t want the fur or the hood itself, you can zip off either one. I didn’t expect to like the Norden nearly as much as I do. If you’re looking for a timeless classic down coat, the Norden is pretty great. Read my full Triple F.A.T. Goose Norden Hooded Bomber Jacket review...
Hunting Gifts for Hunters!

Hunting Gifts for Hunters!

The internet is littered with bad content, which is why I take pride in the gift guides I write for Man Makes Fire. Not only do we pick good gifts and gift ideas, we tell you why they’re cool, too. Chances are, if you’re searching for a great gift — in this case, the best gift ideas for hunters — you might not be a hunter yourself. In our guide, 45 Best Gifts for Hunters, I share dozens of specific hunting gifts at multiple price points. In case you’re looking for stocking stuffers only, check out our guide to the best stocking stuffers for hunters,...
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite

The new Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is astoundingly lightweight. The regular weighs a scant 8.8 ounces while the large — which is what I always use — is just 12 ounces. The fabric is definitely lighter than most other air mattresses that weigh a pound or more, but the NeoAir UberLite doesn’t strike me as fragile for sleeping on it inside of a tent. However, I wouldn’t toss this mattress down on sharp rocks and lounge around. With an insulation R-Value of 2.0, the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is aimed at summer backpackers. Read my full UberLite review at Man Makes...
Orvis’ Updated Safe Passage Carry It All Fly Fishing Travel Case

Orvis’ Updated Safe Passage Carry It All Fly Fishing Travel Case

While some fly fishers travel on air planes to go fly fishing, most use vehicles so a “travel” fly rod and reel case isn’t particularly necessary. But there’s a great use for this kind of case: Organization. I’m a big fan of go-bags that help you organize your gear so you can get outside faster and more easily. For this purpose, the Orvis Safe Passage Carry It All bag is awesome. I can load the Safe Passage Carry It All with several fly rods and reels. Not only do I have backup gear handy, I can pack enough gear for friends and family,...
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...