By Everett Potter Nocs Field Issue 32mm Nocs makes a range of compact binoculars that are rugged, waterproof, and have a ridged grip that makes them easy to hold onto and hard to drop (admittedly, the neck strap is a bonus). These are lightweight, do-it-all binoculars and what has made
By Neil E. Wolkodoff Bigger planes, fewer available seats, more delays, and jockeying between gates are all upping the travel sound level. What used to be some background noise here and there is now a constant assault on your inner monk. Sound is measured in decibels (dB). For every 10
By Neil Wolkodoff When traveling, two things come to mind when you pack. Does it save space, and is it useful and essential? The National Outdoor Retailer show showcases new products, and while many are aimed at the outdoor enthusiast, most have significant applications to the traveler. Rip Torn. When
By Everett Potter Ohio may not be at the top of your bucket list for summer travels, but if you own or love Airstreams, those shiny, silver travel trailers that are hallmarks of the American open road, then you might want to revise your plans. The company has just opened
By Everett Potter ECCO Biom 2.1 The Danish company ECCO has a reputation for well-made and stylish footwear, from dress shoes and boots to sneakers. In my experience, their shoes tend to be very comfortable right out of the box. Now we have their new ECCO Biom 2.1 Low Tex,
By Everett Potter There’s a new luxury van on the market called the Jayco Terrain 19Y that is likely to give some serious competition to the current crop of vehicles created to pair rugged adventure with creature comforts. Jayco is owned by Thor Industries, which also owns Airstream. It’s been
By Everett Potter Whether you’re heading to the Rockies, exploring the Florida Keys or planning a long drive through the Southwest this winter, its pays to be prepared. Road trips always have their share of the unexpected, and that’s especially true in winter, when weather-related issues can make travel hazardous.