New Spring Gear Review from Bob Ward’s
By Matt Schauer

Posted: April 6, 2012

The Experts at Bob Wards gave us some insight on some hot products for Spring 2012. Get the real reviews from the people that test the products.

The NEW Creek Company Voyager Frameless Pontoon Boat!

The Voyager combines the best of both worlds, float tube portability with pontoon boat stability. With it’s frameless design and 3 setting adjustable footbar for rowing comfort and stability, the Voyager accommodates most sizes of anglers. The 8 foot long pontoons are 16-inches in diameter and made of a heavy-duty PVC nylon outer cover with a 30 gauge PVC main bladder fitted with a Boston valve. The Voyager comes with a carrying/storage bag to stow your gear, 5 foot two piece take-down oars and keepers, built-in cargo storage area behind the seat that will accommodate a cooler or dry bag, and a large, removable insulated side storage bag for tackle boxes, rod storage, and more. Weighing in at only 28 lbs, the Voyager can handle 400 lbs and class II whitewater. It also breaks down to a mere 27”x27”x9” for easy packing and storage.

Timberland’s Radler Trail Camp

Whether you’re on a backpacking trip, spending the weekend car camping or just sitting around the backyard firepit, your feet will truly appreciate Timberland’s packable, water-repellent Radler Trail Camp shoe. This lightweight shoe zips completely into itself to minimize the space it takes up in your pack. And as these fleece-lined camp shoes feature 42% recycled rubber lug outsoles for superior traction in the woods, you can comfortably and confidently venture out to collect more firewood or grab another marshmallow.

Smith Optics Elite Shooting & Tactical Glasses

Smith Optics offers a wide range of stylish, protective eyewear. Their tactical sunglasses are available in 5 different frame styles so you can get the look you want, with the high impact protection you desire. The durable sunglass lenses protect against harmful UV A/B/C rays, and ensure a distortion-free view thanks to the Smith Optics Tapered Lens Technology which corrects distortion through the lens. The Smith Chamber Tactical Sunglasses features a lightweight, impact-resistant frame. The high quality lens and frame materials are designed to hold up in the field.

Performance and style – a winning combination.

The Aegis family of eyeshields offers a variety of fits and protection for high impact environments. Whether you’re deployed, training for a mission, or shooting for sport, the Aegis ARC is the piece of eye protection you want with you. Smith’s Tapered Lens Technology corrects distortion while shooting.

Smith Optics come with a lifetime warranty. Sunglasses available in Rx prescriptions and eyeshields are compatible with Smith Elite Interchangeable Rx systems.

To view these and other fine products visit one of the 5 Bob Ward & Sons stores in Missoula, Hamilton, Helena, Bozeman and Butte or shop 24/7 online at

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