Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2018

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Page 72 of 83 | 73 OtterBox What started as a company that made a dry box, expanded into phone cases, then acquired LifeProof waterproof phone housings, has now grown into new territories—coolers and stainless steel tumblers. The cooler space is crowded, for sure, but OtterBox has dived in head-first with both a soft and a hard cooler. Made in the good ol' USA, OtterBox teamed with a Detroit-based manufacturer and used some high-tech automotive techniques to grind out some super, uh, cool coolers. The Venture 45 is a full 45-quart cooler and, according to OB, it keeps ice up to 14 days. To say that it's more than a cooler is an understatement. The Venture is designed with a mounting system that accepts a variety of accessories like a bottle opener, a dry storage tray and cup holders. There's also a cutting board attachment. Their soft coolers, the Trooper 20 and 30 (quarts) seems to me to be more appropriate for boating, especially kayaking. It's totally waterproof and a bit of a cross between a dry bag and a cooler. The latches are super simple and can be opened and closed with one hand (one of their designers has a prosthetic hand, so the latch design is purposeful). Like the Venture, the soft cooler has accessory attachments for bottle openers and other fun stuff. It sets nicely upright on its hard bottom yet is soft enough to stuff into place if necessary. It keeps ice for three-plus days. I've thrown mine around in my boat for a few weeks and it still looks new. I guess I need to get more fish blood on it. Frogg Toggs The guys at frogg toggs like to remind me that their froggs won't leak (as in "take a leak") on you. That's their corny, inside joke. But it's also true because that rain gear won't leak even if you put a fire hose on it. And the wind stays out, too. Originally made for duck hunting, I use mine for rain protection on the boat and I even snow ski with my froggies. Founded in 1996 in Guntersville, Alabama, frogg toggs started out offering low-priced rain protection. They still do. But now, serious outdoor addicts have crossed over. With more than 50 products in the rainwear line alone, frogg toggs provides for any budget. Their latest additions include a spiffy new sun glove, lightweight technical shorts and tees and a new Pilot Pro rainsuit. If you haven't discovered the frogg that won't leak on you, better "hop" online and check 'em out. Sorry, that was my corny joke.

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