The Best Binoculars of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The best pair of binoculars is the Carl Zeiss Victory HT Binoculars. They are the brightest binoculars available, and sport a robust and ergonomic design. Nikon Monarch 5 offers a much more affordable yet comparable quality pair of binoculars.

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The Best 18650 Batteries Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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What are the advantages of 18650 batteries? They are 3.7 volt lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged, are inexpensive, and are compatible with a wide range of electronics.

The Lightest Folding Bike

by Patrick Hyde •

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The lightest folding bike on the market is the Pocket Rocket Super Pro Red 11. These built-to-order bikes weigh less than 16 lbs/ 7.2kg.

The Best Windproof Lighter Of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The best windproof lighter of 2016 is the Zippo Armor. This windproof, liquid-fueled lighter won’t freeze in cold temperatures. It has a lifetime warranty and is available in dozens of colors and themes.

The Best Shatter-Proof Phone of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable smartphone is the Droid Turbo 2. This phone claims to be the first shatterproof smartphone, and it appears that the phone lives up to those claims. In a test, the phone was dropped 900 feet, and it received only cosmetic damage — it was still fully functional.

The Most Durable Boots Available

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable boots available are the Boss Engineer boots by Wesco. They are hand-crafted with the highest quality leather and have an extremely durable vibram sole. Wesco boots are hand-made in the United States and are resoleable. With proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime.

The Most Durable Tent of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The most durable tent of 2016 is the Hilleberg Anjan 2. This 3.6 pound tent is made with top-tier materials and it is very strong. The tent was tested with a wind machine for six hours, and it survived admirably.