Partners Against All Odds

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Inclover Magazine

Partners Against All Odds Here are InClover’s top picks to accompany your journey to find out what’s beyond the horizon.

Garmin eTrex 30x is suitable for hiking, mountaineering, trekking and other outdoor sports for its small size and durability to water and shock. Can be easily stored in your backpack’s hip belt pocket and also fits perfectly in your hand. The display has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and can show up to 65,000 colors. The Garmin eTrex 30x is equipped with a 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter, wireless feature, WAAS and HotFix. Maps can be easily added to the MicroSD card and also supports integration of satellite images with the maps, though a subscription is required to use this feature.

Sawyer Mini Water Filter. A second generation filter that is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. With a total field weight of 2 ounces it fits in the palm of your hand. The Sawyer Mini filter is perfect for everything from camping with the kids to traveling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted. The filter removes 7 log (99.99999%) of all bacteria (like salmonella) as well as other harmful bacteria which causes cholera and E. coli and 6 log (99.9999%) of all protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. It comes with 16-ounce reusable squeeze pouch, 7-inch drinking straw, and cleaning plunger.

Celestron’s Nature DX 12x56 binoculars are the perfect companion for your next all-day outdoor adventure. With phase-coated BaK-4 prisms combined with fully multi-coated lenses, provide maximum light transmission through the entire optical path, for brighter images, even in low light conditions. With large, 56 mm objective lenses, you’ll notice the increased light-gathering abilities of Nature DX 12x56. The 12x56 model offers the highest magnification available on a Nature DX binocular, so you can get close to your subject, even when you’re glassing at long distances. They’re also an excellent choice for casual astronomical viewing. Waterproof, fog proof, and nitrogen purged, these binoculars can withstand the elements. A durable rubber armored, polycarbonate housing protects your Nature DX from damage without weighing you down. Twist-up eye cups with multiple stops ensure proper positioning of the eyes, even for eyeglass wearers.

Osprey Atmos AG (men’s) and Aura AG (women’s) radically reinvents the backpacking experience. This “anti-gravity” backpack has one of the most unconventional and comfortable suspensions ever made. The AG has a perforated mesh panel that runs the length and width of your back, all the way down to your hips and around the front of the waist via the hip belt. This creates smooth, even pressure against your shoulder blades down to the lumbar region—it’s more like a gentle caress than the poking and prodding of a typical pack. Rather than flip-floppy webbing, the AG belt consists of two seemingly spring-loaded, pre-curved wings that wrap around your hipbones with a meaty but soft embrace. The Osprey packs come in two sizes, 50-liter and 65-liter, and are designed to carry up to 40 and 50 pounds, respectively.


Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8. This tent allows you to go camping whenever you want, regardless of what the weather might be. Its dome shape and pole structure make it ideal for windy conditions while the huge rain fly and vestibule handle the rain and snow. Another huge plus with this tent is the carrying bag that conveniently separates the rain fly from the tent body and poles. It also has big pockets that allow you stuff the material, saving you time and sanity; no more wrestling your tent into a stuff bag that it barely fit into when it was factory packed. 

The Nikon 1 AW1 delivers high quality images anywhere with its tough, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof construction. It has the world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate (approx. 15 fps with AF)*, and features like Slow View and Live Image Control. Shoot Full HD video and share your images wirelessly using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. The only camera you’ll need for wherever life takes you.