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Wilcor Trekking Poles

rated 5 of 5 stars Hiking/trekking poles, shock absorbing. Exceptional hiking/trekking poles.  Aluminum construction Three section, twist to unlock, extend, and lock. VERY good lock. I'm 200+ pounds and the locks have never failed on me.  Infinite length adjustment (you're not limited to pre-made detents) out to almost 4 feet. I use the wrist straps most when pushing up difficult terrain. The straps are also very secure and the lock on those has never failed either. The shock absorbers are also very handy in some… Full review

Oberta Bacon Jerky

rated 4 of 5 stars Taste great and has the texture of regular bacon. Usually I am not a big fan of jerky as I find most of it too sweet for my liking. Oberta Bacon Jerky is a refreshingly different product. Oberta Bacon Jerky tastes great and has good texture just like home cooked bacon. The jerky is not tough or too crunchy. This jerky is also great for snacking anytime you need a quick protein boost. I like bacon when backpacking, especially for breakfast. The cost for this jerky is very close to the precooked bacon… Full review

Perfect Fitness Cooling Towel

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Left a horrible rash on my daughter's neck, itchy hives/blisters. Looks like a chemical burn. Beware. My daughter hade a terrible reaction, painful rash, itchy red hives. The product should have a warning on the label.  Full review

Travelon Clear View Waterproof Pouch

rated 3 of 5 stars We specifically purchased four for our current Orlando visit (think water park and swimming pools). We only used one day so far, in Typhoon Lagoon. Well, it worked for three phones, but my daughter's HTC One's bag allowed water sometime within 3 hours of use and almost ruined her phone. We tested these out the night before the first use and all seemed good, so I think it must be the seal that failed. Full review

ONYX MoveVent Torsion Vest

rated 5 of 5 stars Feature rich, value priced PFD, perfect for kayaking. I found this brand PFD at a well-known general sports chain store after an exhaustive search for a comfortable life vest for recreational kayaking that fit my restrictive budget and my 50s-plus female torso. I had tried out several other brand vests that I had bought then returned due to deciding I did not like the fit. I tried on the ONYX MoveMent Torsion vest in the local store, really liked the fit and the price, but did not buy it right… Full review

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