Review: First Lite Brooks Down Glassing Mitt

  "What is a glassing mitt?" I quizzed back through the phone to Ryan Callaghan, formerly of First Lite. "Just what I said, a mitten for glassing." Sounds dumb, I thought to...

Garmin Instinct GPS Watch Review

Last year I picked up my first GPS watch and for the most part it did what I needed. But for a wristwatch, it was pretty bulky, had more...

Zeiss Victory Harpia 85 Spotting Scope Review

Back in 2012, I took a Zeiss Diascope 85 T FL spotting scope with me to Alaska on a moose hunt.  At that time, the Diascope had been updated...

Review: First Lite Alpine Cold Weather Glove

First Lite sent me a prototype* of their Alpine Cold Weather Glove back in September, 2018. I happened to be leaving in just a few days for a high...

Athlon Ares BTR 2.5-15×50 Riflescope Review

I’ve never been one to own or use the most expensive rifle scopes on the market. I tend to place more value in my optics towards binoculars and spotting...

First Lite Catalyst Soft Shell Glove Review

I received the Catalyst Soft Shell Glove (link here) in September 2018 as a *prototype, before it even had a name.  The crew at First Lite described it as...

Rokman Extreme Combo Backpack Review

“Well, it’s different.”   Those were the words from Ryan Avery who was trying to describe the Rokman packs to me over the phone.  I don’t recall exactly what we...

Stone Glacier Chilkoot 15° Sleeping Bag Review

.As Rokslide's editor, I've read every Stone Glacier backpack review we've ever done, including many from our members. The common thread in these reviews is that Stone Glacier scores...

FoxPro Fusion Predator Call Review

When the big game seasons wrap up throughout the country, hunters begin shifting focus to predator hunting. For the most part, you don’t need any special kind of equipment...

Budget Shotguns For Bird Hunting

In 2018, my family had to leave our beloved Alaska due to an employment change.  While Alaska has world class hunting opportunities, easy access and simple opportunities are not...

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Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...

“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...
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The Red Zone, with Jared Bloomgren

My friend, Jared Bloomgren, is back with his final installment in his Spot-and-Stalk series (see Spot & Stalk Tactics & Spot & Stalk Part II.) ...

Scouting A New Area: Tips from a Pro

I have worked the past 10 years as a professional scout for WeScout4u.com. The company was founded by Robby Denning in 1997 and has...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...
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Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

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