So these shoes are "technically" water shoes, which they are really good at. They are lightweight, fit great, have drains, dry fast, and the rubber is super sticky. What's even cooler about these is they make incredible hiking shoes too. They have deep tread which is great for traction. The footbed is more supportive than you would think you would get out of a "water" shoe...stone bruises are not an issue. The construction of the shoes are super beefy too...I'm not too worried about blowing these out in a season. The Aquanaut is truly a shoe that excels in water as well as the hikes to and from the water. This is a solid addition to the Astral footwear line and has quickly become my shoe of choice.
I've been using a pair of these all summer and I have to say that Astral nailed it. Kayaking footwear has traditionally been one of the weaker areas of gear that has been available. The Brewer is super durable, super comfortable, and actually fits in a kayak...plus, they actually look cool too. I highly recommend the Brewer for your next water shoe.
So I had a chance to paddle one of these recently and I just had to get on here and post a review. The hull design on this boat is KILLER. Without getting into too many "technical" details about the design, this boat cruises like a boat longer than 13.5', but handles like it's much shorter. I couldn't believe how fast it was and yet how tight it turned. It will easily hold enough gear for long weekend trips as well and even longer if you are good at packing. I liked it so much I have two of them on order for my wife and I. It will be perfect for cruising around and camping on the mountain lakes near where we live.
I use these oar stops on my Cataract Oars and they work perfectly. I have a pair that are rope wrapped and a pair that have the plastic sleeve and these stops work with both. They cinch down nicely and don't slip. I would definitely recommend them.
Love this thing. The two speeds are killer and it chops ice great. It'll also blend fresh fruit or veggies. I can honestly say, NOTHING is better than a frozen margarita on a river trip...
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I use a couple of these for the two main poles on a big Outfitter Wing/Zing. They definitely hold well, even in deep sand are better when needing to stake a larger item (i.e. bigger than a backpacking tent). Highly recommend.
Perfect size for tents. CRAZY holding power in the sand. A must for desert camping.
Super comfy and easy to take off to wash. Seems to be great quality. I even like the color...
Fits the oven perfectly and it's padded. Highly recommend.
We used one of these to tether our fully loaded raft on a Grand Canyon trip to the beaches and it held beautifully. I was amazed at the holding power in the sand. It's great to even have as a backup if there are no trees to tie to. Highly recommended.
So I own two Watershed Colorado bags (and quite a few of the other Watershed models too). Watershed bags are without a doubt, the driest bags out there, but what I love about the Colorado is it's size. Many river trips (unless it's your own private trip) will only allow you to bring 1 dry bag that is roughly 6500 cubic inches or less. This bag is 6400 cu inches...PERFECT. Two of them seem to fit perfectly side to side across a raft as well and the HUGE D-rings are the best I've seen for strapping the bags to the frame. The durability of Watershed bags are second to none as well. So often I have a piece of gear where I say "I wish they would have done...to this, and it would have been perfect". Not with the Colorado. This bag is PERFECT.
I have a 70 lb lab mix and he loves this thing. It packs down small and is really light weight. Because it has synthetic insulation in it, even when he goes and lays down in a creek on hot days, it wrings out really well and dries fast. It's the perfect pad when we're hiking and I even take it with us on day hikes. I was also worried that his nails would rip through the fabric, but so far so good...seems surprisingly durable for the weight.
The Zing is one of those pieces of gear that might take a minute to pull the trigger on, but once you have it you wonder how you ever went this long without one. Unless I'm on an actual multi-day backpacking trip, the Zing is with me. It's perfect to set up over the kitchen to keep the rain or sun off. We camp a lot in the desert and the Zing really makes a difference when escaping the sun isn't always easy. The zing also stands up to wind really well...a lot better than the 'ole cheap big box tarp tied to a tree method...plus, with the zing you don't even need trees to set it up. The only negative I can say is that I wish I would have bought one 20 years ago...
Consistent with the other Hydro Flask bottles I have, the Growler is a AWESOME. It will seriously keep my beverage (i.e. BEER) cold all day...and probably longer if I ever didn't drink all of it. Not sure about the other review, but my lid doesn't leak at all and I'm not exactly gentle on the bottle. The durability and insulation of the Growler is super unique and it works. If you have a need for a Growler, look no further...