By Lars Dalseide | September 14 2011 17:18

Spudz and Gun Slickers from Alpine Innovations on NRAblogOdgen, Utah - Wear glasses? Take pictures? Shoot video? Have a flat screen or a iPhone? Use a scope on that rifle? Then you better have a Spudz.

Spudz are those microfiber cloths wrapped inside a neoprene pouch. The cloth will clean your glasses, wipe your camera lense or erase all those finger prints that are piling up on your iPad. As one who uses a camera and an iPhone quite a bit at work, I'll tell you that I never leave home without it (apologies American Express).

As luck would have it, I ran into David Poppleton from Alpine Innovations at the 2011 Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Conference in Utah. Alpine is the maker of Spudz along with a comprehensive line of ancillary accessories. Let's just say that I spent a good deal of time thumbing through his collection of cloths.

At first I wasn't sure, but then I began to understand why David brought the Spudz to POMA. First reason, and the most obvious, was the Gun Slicker. About the size of a tennis ball when all rolled up, the Slicker slides over your rifle or shotgun when the rain starts to fall. Not a bad thing to throw in your pack when you're headed out for a hunt. But that's just the beginning.

A camera holder, phone holder, an iPad holder that goes on your arm, a Stripee that covers your fly fishing fingers, a gun polishing kit with D-ring and more. They even have covers for drum sticks, guitars and golf balls ... each accompanied with one of those microfiber cloths so everything stays clean. And they can even customize the design.

So if you're looking for something to keep the glasses clean, or keep your rifle dry, take a look at POMA Partner Alpine Innovations ... odds are that they have the perfect solution to your cleaning/drying problem.


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