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Reviews written by Steve Pearson

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Electronics Reviews
Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   August 25, 2015
(Updated: August 25, 2015)
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2.0

Vexilar SP200 Sonar Phone - Not practical for this angler

Before using the Vexilar SP200 I had to order an aftermarket waterproof pouch for it, since the one included isn't -really- waterproof. That problem solved I loaded the yak and headed off to give the SP200 a try. OPERATIONALLY everything went fine. The hardware synced up with the app in no time at all and the controls were very easy to understand (albeit a bit clumsy to use in the waterproof envelope). The picture and resolution were very good. So here's where I have "issues" with the product. When I turned the unit on (4pm)...

Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   April 18, 2015
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4.0

Comfortable Clothing with Good UV Protection

I probably own 8 or 10 articles of clothing from the PFG line and overall I'm pretty satisfied with them. They are universally comfortable and the UV protection does work well (eliminating the need for fish-spooking scented sun screen). I also like the fact that they dry -very- quickly. I have found the sizing of different products to be all over the map...sometimes I need an XL, other times even a L seems to be too big. The "Omni Freeze Zero" technology is a bit over rated in my opinion and I personally don't find it lives...

Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   March 28, 2015
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5.0

Don't walk...Run...Getcha one (or two)

I was working for a "major outdoor retailer" and after a few months of watching these things fly off the shelf as well as listening to my customers sing there praises I bought my first ThemaCell. Since then I've purchased two more and can't imagine going camping without one (or two). This thing really DOES work (with certain limitations). We place one on the picnic table while camping (or sitting out on the deck) and I would guess it probably deters 80 to 90 percent of the mosquitoes within a 10 to 12 foot radius (nothing is...

Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   March 28, 2015
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3.0

One major flaw

Very light weight, seems to be pretty durable. I'm a minimalist when it comes to outfitting my yak, so I appreciate having the means to measure fish right on the handle...Just one less thing (tape measure) I have to bring along. The only thing I -don't- like about this paddle is the "hook removal" notch on the paddle blade, it regularly snags on bungees and other on board items. While I think that Bending Branches makes some fine paddles, I would -not- buy this specific paddle again because of my experiences with the "hook removal" notch.

PFD Reviews
Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   March 22, 2015
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5.0

VERY Comfortable

I'm a bit larger than the average bear...6 ft, 230 pounds and I'm no spring chicken (58 y.o.). As a result I'm not as nimble as I was 20 years and 20 pounds ago. When I began looking for a PFD I wanted a vest that wouldn't (further) restrict my movement, had plenty of adjust-ability (to accommodate my girth) and was comfortable to wear. The NRS Chinook filled all those requirements and as a bonus had tons of features (pockets, D-rings, etc) that I have really come to appreciate. I recommend this vest to all my kayaking...

Fishing Kayak Reviews
Steve PearsonSteve Pearson   September 24, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Speed 
 
3.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0

Ride 115 = Great Value

I'm a novice Kayaker and the Ride 115 is my first "Yak". When deciding which Kayak to purchase I had the choice narrowed down to three boats, all of them coming in at the $1000 price point. In the process of window shopping I stumbled upon a closeout deal on a brand new Ride 115 for $599. At that point my choice became much easier. I've had the kayak out 4 or 5 times now, primarily to just paddle around and get used to the boat. This being my first Yak, I really don't have much of a...

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