Jack Lwrote a review of Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Aluminum 2-Piece Paddle on August 22, 2016
5 stars. Love it.
Being an extremely active outdoor enthusiast since I was very young, I have been privileged to enjoy experiences with many types of outdoor activities and the associated gear. I enjoy: hiking, cycling mountain climbing, canyoneering, fly fishing, running, skiing and traveling. I am a Certified Lead Climbing Instructor - Boy Scouts of America and am presently completing ACA Canyon Leader Training. I've organized extended unsupported cycling trips; lead multiple groups of friends, youth groups and family on various excursions to Zion National Park, Moab, UT, Escalante UT, Wyoming, and Montana; Canyon Leader for multiple BSA group outings; organized numerous backpacking trips for adults and youth. Have competed and finished the Deseret News Marathon, Payson Marathon, and Heber Valley-1/2 Ironman Triathlon.
Travel experience includes extensive travel in North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, Central America and Canada.
With my varied experiences I have learned the significance of the right gear and the need for that gear to be of high quality. Sharing that experience and background with others, helping them find the right solution to their gear needs is extremely enjoyable - almost as enjoyable as doing the activity, almost.
5 stars. Love it.
The helmet did not fit my head well. It sat high and was not exactly low profile. I did not like the look and it seemed clunky. It was very light weight and comfortable though.
I haven't been real pleased with this tripod. It has tipped over multiple times when it is even slightly windy. It is nice that it functions as both a tripod and a handle.
This filter works so well when you're accommodating a large number of people and needing to fill bottles for dinner time. This filter has worked flawlessly and has great features such as the clear panel for seeing the water level.
The only downside to the filter compared to the Pro Hiker is the filter doesn't have the charcoal to improve taste. I hope they eventually offer a filter with charcoal. I'm thinking it would delay output.
Fantastic product and no reason to go shorter lengths when you are going fluro if you know you will be using it up. it doesn't go bad as quickly as mono and a much less of a chance you'll be stranded when you've got a good hatch coming off.
If you have wide feet and like good support these are the boots. They are so comfortable and easy to break in. Virtually no breakin time. Very durable and minimal wear with hard use.
These are such amazing sunglasses. They feel great on and are so light with such high quality lenses. A fantastic combination to have. Maybe to be expected by the price, but worth it.
This has been a great tent for many uses and environments. It has performed amazing well in heavy rain and wind. Even kept out blowing sand when other filled up. Easy put up and take down, durable fabric, but light. Great tent for two people backpacking who like to be comfortable and have a bit of space. Two vestibules work extremely well for extra space for shoes and packs, etc..
This stove has features that are very important to a good stove - it comes with a shield to increase fuel efficiency, ability to turn a fuel canister over to increase ability to use fuel at low temps. Adjustable flame does actually work and allows simmering, which is a great option for fuel efficiency and good cooking..
Initially had an issue with a screw coming loose and not being able to reattach, returned it got a new one and have been using many times without issue.
Talk about value, this stove is so simple and light, but performs amazing well over hundreds of burns. This is the stove to go to when you want to go light and don't want problems.
This piece really saves you when you are on the water for a long period of time over many days. When the days get long and hot this shirt feels like it is saving your hide, but still keeps you cool while doing so.
I could wear this thing all the time. It performs so well in really cold temps and manages to not heat up too much while setting in the office.
Sooo light! Hardly know you have it on.
This is an amazing well designed piece for the person needing a durable rain/snow/wind jacket. The jacket takes abuse and doesn't show it. It fits amazingly well and performs equally as well. The ergonomics are impeccable-with arm movement not being an issue, or exposing the rest of you to the elements. Very comfortable with a pack on and quite light for the features it possesses. .
These bottles are amazing and is my go to bottle when it's hot out. These do the job of keeping water cold when it's amazingly hot out.
Push button open is so nice! Not having to unscrew a lid everytime you want a drink makes life so simple. And it works very well. Have had no issues with performance.
These bottles are amazing at keeping the drink cold or hot. The bottle has a great finish as well, very durable and stays looking good through abuse.
This is a great chalk bag for making that climb a little less encumbered than by a bad chalk bag that is difficult to reach into. This bag works effectively and clips easily and cinches up tight.
Bought these for my wife who wheres socks out like no other. Still no holes after months. They were a great investment.
These "honey's" have a great flavor and provide substantial fuel for the burn. Been a great addition to my long hikes and runs.
I really appreciate that real honey is used and natural benefits associated with that.
These are a great tool for the fly fisher. They have some of the great options that make it a must for your lanyard - cutters, magnetic tips and easy to use to trim tippet or other things.
Katadyn makes it easy to change out this filter and provides all the pieces to make the purifier fully functional -as good as new when you install. This filter, with charcoal, makes questionable water taste incredibly good.