Melinda Mahaffey

Melinda Mahaffey

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Leupold Golden Ring - Binoculars: Reviews

If you care about visual perfection (price be damned!), move up to this deluxe unit. The Golden Ring offers superior crispness, images brighter than those in other models, and a smart focus lock that...

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Vortex Stokes Talon - Binoculars: Reviews

The Talon delivers images as sharp as binoculars twice the price, plus it's easy to use, 100 percent waterproof, and backed by a lifetime warranty. 8x42; www.vortexoptics.com

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Balance 100 Calorie Bar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Looking for sweeter fare? The caramel flavors taste like candy but still have 23 vitamins and minerals and five grams of fiber and protein. This bar has only 100 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. www....

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Hooah! Apple Cinnamon Bar - Energy Bars: Reviews

The Hooah!'s claim to fame? It was developed by the U.S. military, which found that it improved stamina. The Chocolate Crisp is like eating a flavored Rice Krispie treat. www.hooahbar.com

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Carson NoShock - Binoculars: Reviews

These bargain binos are priced to move but still tough enough for hard use. They're protected against falls and klutzy friends and come with a lifetime prism-alignment guarantee. 10x25; www.carson-...

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Carl Zeiss Victory Compact - Binoculars: Reviews

Get superior optics in a pocket-friendly package with this super-sleek palm-size model, updated this year for improved light transmission at dawn and at dusk. 8x20; www.zeiss.com

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Brunton Echo - Binoculars: Reviews

Want no-compromise magnification without a weight penalty? At 19 ounces, the Echo is the lightest full-size model we tested. 10x32; www.brunton.com

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Honey Stinger Protein Bar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Sports nutritionists recommend a bar like this—with 20 grams of protein—before resistance training. Caution: The honey-based Peanut Butta Pro is a bit sweet for a mid-hike snack. www....

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

Clif Nectar - Energy Bars: Reviews

Clif's first 100 percent organic bar contains two servings of fruit—and no more than five ingredients total. Our fave: Dark Chocolate & Walnut. www.clifbar.com

Melinda Mahaffey
Nov 1, 2010

How the West Was Wined

Napa's knack for producing world-class vintages has spilled across the Left Coast. Raise a toast to five getaways that mix bucolic adventure by day with fine wine by night.

Amy Marr, Katie Arnold, Tim Neville, Melinda Mahaffey, and Kimberly Lisagor
Oct 12, 2006

The Goods: Adventure Racing

Go-fast gear for your next adrenaline-fueled run-climb-bike-hike-paddle through the woods

Lisa Jhung, Aaron Gulley, Melinda Mahaffey, and Grayson Schaffer
May 17, 2006

Slow Burn

NordicTrack Incline Trainer X10

Dennis Lewon, Aaron Gulley, Melinda Mahaffey, Gordy Megroz, Stephanie Pearson, and Lesley Suppes
May 16, 2006

Triple Threat

After a breakout year, this native Colorado triathlete is ready for the world stage

Melinda Mahaffey and Justin Nyberg
May 15, 2006

Sit, Stay...Survive!

The real-life hairy adventure behind Disney's new polar epic

Melinda Mahaffey
Feb 1, 2006