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Goods + Gear – March 2024

by Randy Woods

Wet & Cold? Gimme Shelter with Filson’s Anorak

With this slimming pullover anorak, you can be protected from the rain and chill of our early spring days without looking like you’re bundled up like Nanook of the North. The secret to the outerwear’s utility is Filson’s Shelter Cloth from British Millerain, which is made with a wax-infused cotton material. The resulting outer shell has a soft oil finish that’s impermeable to moisture yet flexible enough for an active lifestyle. The cruelty-free anorak has the thermal properties of animal skin without using any animal products. At just 11 ounces, the anorak will never weigh you down and includes a quarter-length front zipper for ventilation. The attached hood, snap-adjustable cuffs, drawstrings, and center kangaroo pocket also ensure that none of the wet gets in. Available in dark tan and burnt olive colors. $425 // filson.com

Lock It Up Tight with a Toadfish Dry Box

This Toadfish can keep your dry stuff dry and your fragile stuff intact for any boating or kayaking adventure. Measuring roughly 11-by-6-by-3.5-inches in size, this plastic Dry Box, with an aqua, soft-rubber interior, helps organize your outdoor gear, snacks, smartphones, emergency kits, and other valuables in a crushproof container. The snap-lock lid provides a seal that meets IPX7 waterproof standards in depths of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. The lid also includes two high-density EVA pads to help keep track of fishing lures. For added stability in choppy waters, the Dry Box features a circular suction pad on the bottom, using SmartGrip technology. Proceeds from this Dry Box will also help fund hatcheries to support the restocking of inshore species, such as redfish, trout, cobia, tarpon, and flounder. $55 // toadfish.com

Your Coffee Cup Poureth Over

Just because you’re on the water doesn’t mean you have to give up your craving for a decent cuppa joe. A collaboration between bottle-maker Stanley and outdoor clothier Pendleton, this two-piece pourover set makes a perfect brew every time. The easy-to-clean, metal-mesh screen holds back the ground coffee and requires no messy paper filters. The piping hot java pours directly into the 12-ounce insulated camp mug, made of recycled BPA-free stainless steel. The double-wall vacuum construction of the imported mug, plus the detachable travel lid, ensures that your coffee will stay warm for any outdoor adventures. The unique green colorway of the kit and the striped graphics are based on one of Pendleton’s popular Yakima Camp Blankets. The exclusive design on the dishwasher-safe mug is applied with a new printing process to lock in the vivid colors and resist fading, wash after wash. $59.50 // pendleton-usa.com


Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?…

No, Macbeth, calm down… It’s just the new floating knife offered via UCO Gear by Sweden-based Morakniv. With a handle wrapped with cork grip material, the 1.7-ounce knife easily floats if dropped in water and also comes with a neon-green polymer that’s highly visible in most light conditions. The 97mm stainless steel blade, with a thickness of 1.4mm, stays razor sharp for most maritime needs on your next outing. The sheath can be connected to a belt loop, a backpack, or life-vest for convenient portability. This versatile cutting tool is the perfect addition to any camping, fishing, or kayaking excursion—but be extra careful if you happen to be traveling near any 11-century Scottish castles. Things could get messy. $36 // ucogear.com

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Ya, Mule! Tote Those Bags to the Bote!

Sometimes the toughest part of any boating journey is the hundred-yard slog along the dock to haul your supplies aboard. Make the trek a little easier with this wheeled Mule Cart from Bote. Capable of toting up to 200 pounds, the Mule is made of strong yet lightweight marine-grade aluminum and can be rolled horizontally while carrying large items, like coolers, bait buckets, or tackle boxes. The two flexible airless tires can roll over deep sand or rough terrain without the risk of a flat, and the ergonomically designed, foam-covered lift handle is curved to reduce muscle strain. The cool, sea-foam green unit also comes with four rod holders to accommodate all of your fishing buddies’ gear. With a hitch mount sold separately, this beast can also double as a cargo carrier on your tailgate for the ride home. $549 // boteboard.com

A Zoom Tube for Today’s Modern Mateys

Ever wanted to whip out a cool spyglass to search for land, just like pirate captains of yore? Well, now you can keep one in your vest pocket with this Zoom Tube monocular visual tool from NOCS Provisions. Weighing less than 10 ounces, the Zoom Tube fits easily in your hand providing crystal-clear, 8×32 magnification with its multi-coated lens and BaK4 roof prisms. With a water resistance rating of IPX4, the monocular features an impact-absorbing housing and a ribbed surface for a secure grip. More than just a viewfinder, the Zoom Tube has a Photo Rig adapter that connects easily to any smartphone to snap digital photos with the equivalent of a 400mm zoom lens. A separate Inspector Microscope attachment can also be added to provide microscopic views of close-up objects. $75 // nocsprovisions.com

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