If you remember, last summer we reviewed the Nocs Provisions Standard Issue binoculars (you can see that here). How do refresh a solid pair of travel-ready binoculars? You bring in two new colors and design some new strap patterns. Meet the Nocs x Amelia Winger-Bearskin LE bundle.
For this release, the Nocs binoculars have two new colors – Dewdrop Blue and Dewdrop Grey. For the straps, they partnered up with Amelia Winger-Bearskin. Here’s what Nocs says about the partnership:
Nocs Provisions, maker of adventure-ready binoculars and accessories, has teamed up with Amelia Winger-Bearskin to create a limited edition binocular bundle with a strap design, inspired by the traditional patterns and beadwork of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, of which Amelia is an Enrolled Member. This Honor Native Land bundle is available exclusively at REI Co-op, in all stores nationwide and on REI.com.
This collaboration is part of the US Department of Arts and Culture: Honor Native Land nonprofit where Winger-Bearskin holds an instrumental role. Honor Native Land, the subject and theme of the collaboration, is an effort to bring awareness to the practice of observing and honoring Native land through acknowledgment and efforts to correct the stories and practices that erase Indigenous peoples’ history and culture.
As the quote there shows, this bundle actually has a message behind it. If you want to pick up this bundle, don’t head over to Nocs Provisions. Instead, you’ll need to head to your local REI, or over to rei.com, and bring along $149 to get your set.