It is important for our gear to be able to hold up to hard conditions and hard use. We love it with tough love and we use it hard. (I just set a record on how may times I have written hard in two sentences). Hard, hard, hard, hard! We have some sweet reviews planned for the upcoming year, after we have had a chance to work in some of the new gear. Here is what we are using (insert adjective rhyming with nard) , so that we can give you an honest look at how it held up: Lots of new Simms stuff, including packs, and waders, and other new releases. Some of the Loop rods that have gotten a lot of hype. Lines, Accessories, wading boots, and tons more. While you wait bellow is a bunch of links to some crushed reviews we have done in the past.