Gear Review

Published online: Apr 30, 2022 Articles, East Idaho Outdoors, Lifestyle, Outdoors Kris Millgate
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Claim your play space with spotted fish ground cover. Read a salmon book in a shaded rocker. Wear quick-dry hoodies packed in a waterproof duffel. And pound dirt in Idaho-inspired boots. Here’s EIO’s 2022 gear roundup.


ActiveIce Spectrum Sun Hoodie | Outdoor Research

$79 | outdoorresearch.com/us

Play outside all summer without baking your body. This new anti-chafe, quick-dry hoodie boasts UPF 50+ sun protection. Lightweight, wicking and cooling fabric. Long sleeves with thumb holes.


My Place Among Fish Book by Kris Millgate

$18.87 | tightlinemedia.com

In the follow-up to her first memoir, My Place Among Men, East Idaho Outdoors editor Kris Millgate migrates with salmon from Oregon’s coast to Idaho’s Wilderness for My Place Among Fish. 

Road trip with Millgate as she interviews the people of the Pacific Northwest—farmers and fishers, dam builders and dam breakers—who have a stake in the narrative of disappearing salmon. 

My Place Among Fish is the story of how one woman chases salmon migration from the ocean to Idaho. And, just like the fish, she falls apart along the way.


SunShade Rocker Chair | GCI Outdoor

$90 | gcioutdoor.com

Here’s another skin saver. A folding chair for the beach or backyard with a built-in canopy to keep you protected from sun exposure. Breathable mesh back. Includes cup holder and phone pocket. 


Sawtooth X Mid B-DRY Boot | Oboz

$165 | obozfootwear.com/en-us

Best-selling boot collection for more than a decade with a tree planted for every pair sold. Waterproof yet breathable. Material upgrade this year with perfect timing for Idaho. Sawtooth National Recreation Area celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Aug. 22. 


Panga 100L Duffel | YETI

$399.99 | yeti.com/en_US

No sweat and no wet on rafting trips with this waterproof, submersible duffel bag. Load with clothes, tents, sleeping bags and books–then take on whitewater. Everything will beach at basecamp soak-free at the end of the float. Hydrolok zipper comes with lube. Use it.


Brook Trout Epic Tarp | Tarpestry

$224 | tarpestry.com

From camp to concert, this is your seat-saver. It’s a tarp with a highly decorative flare. Our favorite of course being trout spots. Picnic on it. Put it over your head as shelter. Another creative use–display it as wall art inside when you’re not using it outside. Rolls to packable duffle size. Water repellent. Includes velcro pocket and grommet rings as attachment points. 



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