Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zeal Solar Backback.

More and more of us are traveling with more gadgets, phones, receivers, watches, emergency beacons and of course iPods. Well they do need charging, why not have the sun do it while we are hiking. 

Zeal Optics introduces the RELIANT Solar Backback. A versatile, safety-enhancing, backcountry companion. A Solar Backpack which produces self supported energy and holds all your gadgets in one place.  Charge all your mobile devices - Simply use the USB cable that comes with your devices. Plug it in and your device will begin charging.  Perfectly works with the Zeal Transcend GPS goggle, keep all your devices charged on extended expeditions.  Available in rust or stealth black.

Backpack Details
  • Mobile Device Charging Ability
  • Goggle size top compartment is perfect for Transcend GPS goggle
  • Organic Plastic Solar Panel
  • Supercool ventilated padded back & straps
  • Hydration system compatible
  • Easy grab haul loop
  • Side compression/ski carry straps
  • Padded hip belt
  • Storage for ice axe, probe, beacon & ski’s
  • Front shock and cord carrying system
  • Adjustable chest strap
  • Padded wind and tunnel backsystem
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Rubberized waterproof bottom
  • Zipped front pocket
  • Mesh side bottle pockets
  • Top load – quik snug closure system
  • 1000 denier ripstop nylon body
  • Removable solar panel goes with you anywhere
  • 21 liter / 1280 cu in / 3 lb w/o battery
Solar Details
  • Lightweight,thin-film photovoltaic material
  • Patented photo-reactive materials made from conductive polymers & organic nano-engineered materials.
  • Reacts with both indoor and outdoor light
  • Low-cost source of renewable energy
  • Green sustainable and organic plastic
  • solar panel is fully recyclable
  • MOL-P08 Battery Chacteristics
  • Lithium Polymer Battery 1500mAH
  • The MOL-P08 uses Mini USB for charging
  • Auto charging self contained battery
  • Also Chargeable from computers USB port

Suunto Core Collector's Edition Everest Watch

Watches are cool, cell phones are for call. Suunto, makes some of the coolest and most useful watches on the market. Well their newest watch does something a bit more it gives back. 
Thrilling Moves with Apa Sherpa
In honor of the legendary mountaineer and Suunto Ambassador Apa Sherpa, Suunto launches a limited edition outdoor sports instrument, the Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest. Celebrating Apa Sherpa’s world-record 20th summit of Mount Everest, the Core Extreme Edition Everest reflects the determination and strength of one of the world’s greatest living mountaineers.
Suunto will donate a portion of all proceeds of this product to the Apa Sherpa Foundation to help support the education of the children living in the remote village near the base camp of Mount Everest.
As a limited edition, Suunto is producing only 8,848 pieces of the Extreme Edition Everest to match the elevation of Mount Everest’s peak at 8,848 meters. 

  • A numbered, limited edition of 8848 pieces inspired by Mount Everest’s height of 8848 meters

  • Altimeter with altitude log memory and altitude difference measurement 

  • Barometer with storm alarm and weather trend indicator 

  • Automatic Alti / Baro switch 

  • Compass with semi automatic calibration and a digital bearing 

  • Depth meter 

  • Multiple watch, date and alarm functions with dual time and countdown timer 

  • Sunrise/Sunset times for over 400 locations worldwide 

  • Digital thermometer 

  • Menu based user interface in English, German, French and Spanish 

  • User-replaceable battery

  • Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Shovel Master Is An Easy-To-Install Add-On Handle

    Yes it is winter and yes you might have to start to shovel snow. One of the best exercise, it shows where you are lacking at the gym and how week your back really is. Well lets make it a little easier, it´s basically an add-on handle, very easy to install and turs your ordinary shovel into a ergonomic shovel powerhouse. After installing, your shovel has dual handles letting your arms do all the work, this takes away the pain and strain from your back.

    Enjoy Winter. Shovel Master

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    North Face Apogee Jacket

    If you are skiing 60+ days a year, in some pretty harsh conditions this jacket is for you. The North Face ApoGee Jacket.
    Staying true to the styles of yesterday and encompassing the technology of today, the Steep Tech™ Apogee Jacket offers nearly invincible protection against winter's fury. Constructed with Kevlar®-reinforced shoulders for high-risk mountain descents, this burly jacket includes an array of technical features that athletes rely on for all-day use.
    Designed in part with The North Face® athlete and extreme skiing pioneer, Scot Schmidt, the geometric Steep Tech™ logo (on torso) is derived form something Joseph Campbell (an American mythologist) used in his lectures. Schmidt says, “I believe he called it the ‘Sphere of the Physique’. It represents a healthy balance between the mind, body and soul. The outer circle represents the body. The center dot represents your soul. The line separates your ego from your source (soul).”

    GymGym: The World's First Ergonomic Exercise Chair

    From BeSportier

    Working out while working is a bonus, you have the Treadmill-Desk, which all business should at least give their employees the option to have instead of a desk and chair. Now if you are going to have a chair well, GymGym is the option.

    In today’s business climate, the average working adult will spend a minimum of eight hours a day seated at a desk in front of a computer. This stressful working climate is taking its toll on our health and well being.

    Most people are never taught the proper seating posture and physically correct routines needed to avoid the repetitious movements that continually keep our bodies out of their proper alignment. The results cause a variety of chronic and acute physical health challenges including aches, pains and muscle stiffness that can over time grow into more serious problems, including:

    1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    2. Spinal Stenosis
    3. Spondylosthesis
    4. Generalized Disk Disease

    The inactivity of remaining in a seated position throughout the day causes our muscles to weaken, our bones to thin and our limbic system (responsible for the body’s immunity to illness) to become sluggish and inefficient. Hours of sitting slows blood flow and can result in the formation of blood clots, known as deep vein thrombosis.

    What affects the body also affects the mind. Prolonged physical discomfort results in increased mental stress, which can disrupt concentration, inhibits creativity and negatively affects our performance.

    The solution? Gymygym - the world’s first ergonomic exercise chair designed for our modern lives.

    What is ergonomics?

    Ergonomics is the science of designing objects and tools to conform and work with the human body rather than against it.

    And while the current crop of ergonomically designed office chairs represent an improvement over traditionally designed chairs, even with adjustments, their "one size fits all" approach represents outdated technology.

    Until now.

    The Future of Seating Technology

    Because no two bodies are alike, the Gymygym’s patented flat bungee seating system is designed to specifically conform to you, the user, providing the perfect combination of give and support where you need it most while helping to eliminate the very serious physical issues caused from prolonged improper seating.

    The custom constructed Gymygym Ergonomic Exercise Office Chair correctly positions the body to:

    1. Relieve pressure on hips, lower back, neck and shoulders
    2. Improve circulation
    3. Promote proper alignment of the spine

    Classic Looking Burton Boards retro 1983

    Old School
    New School
    Nothing beats an old school look to the ones that started this sport 25+ years ago. The boards were heavy but it really felt like you were surfing. Back of the board was either a split tail or straight and unless you were in powder it was a bear to turn.

    Burton teamed up with BCs Noboard crew to develop the No Fish Snowboard—a powder board designed to be used without those movement-hindering binding thingies. By using a grippy pad instead of bindings, the No Fish allows you to move around and ride like you were on a surfboard. Just like the Fish, this Burton board includes a fast Sintered WFO Vision base and responsive Powder Fly II wood core. The No Fish also uses an S-Rocker to combine standard and reverse-camber shapes for a unique ride on the white waves.

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Low Tech, High Functionality!

    Bike inner tubs. Recycling is something that just keeps getting beter. How many have you thrown away?

    While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, we strive to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into useful stuff like bags and wallets. Another word for this is upcycling. Recycling turns stuff into the same thing over and over again. Upcycling turns something of lesser value into something of greater value.

    People say that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me.

    There were always extra inner tubes lying around my apartment, and I realized that I could probably build the perfect bag out of stuff I already had. The first prototype was born on my home sewing machine. It wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what I needed.

    Soon, my friends wanted their own. Then local bike shops caught a glimpse and expressed interest. Each bag improved over the last. Thanks to my friends, demand grew and grew, which led to the founding of Alchemy Goods.

    So to whoever it was that stole my bag...you were the inspiration for my imagination. Thank you.

    Pedaler on SALE

    Head to our shop for our sale where you will will find items discounted by 40% – 75%. Happy Holidays!

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010

    Danny MacAskill "way back home"

    Danny MacAskill just makes you want to go ride and be a kid again. In the last year he has made himself into a household name in the biking community and for good reason, his skills are amazing.

    Technogym, One Great Company!

    Technogym is in a world all its own. They are on the cutting edge of how one should use, design, incorporate wellness into ones life. They now have set up shop in NYC, the center, in the Soho neighborhood of New York City, is a one-stop education center, retail location and showroom, according to the company.

    "Home wellness products on display include the Kinesis Personal and the Run Personal, the first designed treadmill featuring a 19-inch screen offering Internet, TV and MP3 connection. "

    Read More....

    Friday, November 19, 2010

    Straight Razor, How Shaving Was Meant To Be.

    A straight razor is a fixed blade razor, the most common men's razor until the 1950s when safety razors became widely available. Once you master the art of straight razor shaving, you will be able to get a far smoother shave than you can get from any modern method. However, shaving with a straight razor is dangerous and has a long learning curve. Even honing and stropping the straight razor require time and patience to learn; you need to acquire a certain touch to do it correctly. While you are climbing up the learning curve, the quality of your shaves may be significantly worse than you can do with a disposable. You will also probably cut yourself at least once, despite repeated warnings to go slowly and carefully. Most of the men on the straight razor forums have. But once you have mastered the straight (which typically takes around 100 shaves), you will be able to consistently give yourself a shave that's far better than any shave you've ever had before.


    The Art Of Shaving

    The Art of Shaving is a unique concept guided by the expertise and hands-on attention of our founders. We are passionately devoted to the very best in men’s skin care, and have created an innovative path to optimal shaving performance. We call this The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave. —Prepare… LatherUp!... Shave… and Moisturize.

    Our dedication to the science of aromatherapy is the foundation of our product philosophy. We formulate our products using high quality botanical ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. These
    ingredients provide therapeutic properties to the skin and mean that razor burn and ingrown hairs are avoided, while nicks and cuts are prevented and healed. We are committed to eliminating even a trace of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances or other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin.

    To achieve the perfect shave The Art of Shaving re-introduces you to an essential shaving tool, the shaving brush—the only tool designed to absorb water and deliver a rich, warm and protective lather to the skin. To complete
    the experience The Art of Shaving creates beautifully handcrafted shaving razors. These shaving instruments are carefully designed to offer proper weight, balance and grip to ensure the best results.

    Once men begin using The Art of Shaving products, they tell us they experience, day after day, far more comfort than ever before along with healthier, smoother skin.

    The Art of Shaving brings art and passion to a daily routine.

    Wednesday, November 03, 2010

    Virtual Reality Cycling

    The aim of this project was to explore the development of an interactive guided imagery display to be used initially by both the staff and residents of Milford Care Centre Limerick. Now completed, it can potentially be used by anyone for exercise and recreation.On the 3rd of December 2009, the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick 
received an email from the head of the art department in Milford hospice asking about the possibility of a student or a number of students to collaborate on an idea for a project to enable residents and visiting patients of Milford Hospice with a sense of escapism in the physiotherapy room, as the room itself has no ground level windows leaving the current palliative and elderly users feeling trapped in their environment as well as their illness. For the purposes of demonstration, the completed project itself features an interactive display, linked to a stationary bike allowing users to cycle through Google Streetview, with 360º navigation using a Nintendo Wii Remote. The set up may also be used to display pre recorded video landscapes and virtual environments.This project has shown how accessible and inexpensive virtual reality rehabilitative environments can be as it was built and programmed using all off the shelf, freely available, open source software and the device itself can be attached to any stationary or assistive bike.

    el:Dudy, All Around Hand-Held Exercise System!

    The el:Dudy is an all around hand-held exercise system for “older” people. Each has a bevy of motion sensors and accelerometers to accurately track progress. All the information is sync’d and stored on your computer or phone via bluetooth Real Snazzy eh? This looks so cool. I can handle wrist twists and I love anything that helps stretches me out. And since when did massage become exercise? I’m not “old” but sign me up. Preventative measures people

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    Light and Warm

    Patagonia makes great stuff hands down, I have had a kayaking jacket I used for sailing and they have replace the color several times. about 20 years ago they had a jacket similar to the Men's Down Sweater and of course it was stolen at college. So to see a similar product like this just makes me want to stay out in the cold.

    There's much to see 14,000 feet up at the Chasm View bivy: a vertigo-inducing panorama of the Diamond and alpenglow over the Rockies. There's also chilly air in any season, and that's where our Down Sweater comes in. It delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth. The ripstop shell with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp: it's tear-resistant and windproof and made from 100% recycled polyester. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, a quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets, a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuff sack and a carabiner clip-in loop. Drawcord hem.


    • Superlight, windproof and water-resistant shell has high-tear strength
    • Quilted construction stabilizes 800-fill-power premium European goose down
    • Pockets: two zippered handwarmers, one zippered stretch-mesh that doubles as a stuff sack with carabiner clip-in loop
    • Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal warmth in and drafts out
    • Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 800-fill-power premium European goose down
    • 368 g (13 oz)
    • Made in China.


    • Recycled Polyester
    • We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.


    • Deluge® DWR
    • Patagonia’s proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Shark Running Jacket

    We are always looking for the next best thing, cycling get new stuff left and right, running shoes has Newton Running, so why shouldn't your upper body get some cool digs as well.
    X-BIONIC Running Shark Jacket High-Functional Running Jacket was made with very high-tech features that provide the athlete an optimal performance climate. For example, fresh air can be let into the interior of the jacket via AirIntakes so as to be distributed through a complex system of channels and bars around the body. This was moisture and stale air is carried out of the jacket keeping you you dry and feeling good. In addition, the symbionic membrane is wind and waterproof but doesn't constrict breathability in the process. It transports not only vapour but also sweat drops through the membrane to the outside.

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    Seeing the Patient in the Future!

    All need to start to see the world in a different light or in most cases iPad (google tablet). Changes on all fronts are happening quicker than most can keep up with, exciting and challenging. With though process and designers pushing the way who knows what is next, just need to be functional.

    form Yanko Design

    his firm goes by the name “Worrell” and this solution session aims at a situation based in a technological world, but a world that intimately connects doctors with their patients. This presentation shows an epic talk between design professionals working with Worrell and one doctor and one patient. They of course represent the greater whole, expressing the wants and needs of the entire community.

    This talk represents the past few years of Worrell talking with patients in their homes and at the medical office and hospitals about their needs, the needs of what Worrell knows are stakeholders in the medical world. Worrell is an industrial design firm that works in interactive and medical technologies and has been for the past 35 years – they’ve been working on this particular project for the past four or five.

    The images you see below in the gallery and later in the movie are of a set of technologies called “Pathway.” These web powered devices will not only store and keep current your medical records, they’ll aid in providing you, the patient, with helpful information like articles on your condition sent directly from your doctor.

    Take a look at this video “Design We Can All Live With” and be completely inspired and excited for not the future of medical care, but the soon-to-be present!

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Topeak, Air BackPack

    Not sure what has taken so long, we have had sneakers that had an air bladder, why not backpack until now. Topeak has bridged that gap.
    A revolutionary cycling specific backpack which uses pressurized air to fine-tune personal comfort and fit. Multi-channel air chambers located in the hip belt and back contact area inflate with an integrated micro pump and release valve providing infinite adjustability.

    Constructed from lightweight and durable 210 denier nylon, the form fitting and aerodynamic Air BackPack features multiple storage compartments including: full length center zipper providing main access; separate top loading Hydra Core compartment; zip side panel; side water bottle pocket; built-in, fold-out helmet holder and hidden pull-out rain cover. A clip-in Gear Core keeps gear like mini pumps, tools, tubes and more in separate pockets and can be removed when more storage is needed

    Tuesday, October 05, 2010

    Six Ways to Bring Out the Athlete in Every Kid!

    Everywhere you look, there's information about the importance of getting your kids to exercise. According to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, as little as 60 active minutes throughout the day can have a huge impact on a child's obesity risk. Because sports can feel like play, not exercise, finding one your little one likes is a great starting point.

    But what if your child just doesn't want to try one? We asked top-ranked sport psychologist Dr. Robert Weinberg of Miami University-Ohio (and the author of nine books in the field) for his must-have list of easy and effective ideas for how to get children on their feet -- and having fun.

    1. Give them choices: Research is clear that if children participate in a physical activity or sport just because their parents want them to, then the result will usually be short-term involvement in exercise. This in mind, think about what's unique about your child. Does he tend to like working or playing in groups or alone? Does she need structure or a lot of autonomy? In addition, what kinds of athletes (or even celebrities) does he admire? Use these things (not your ideas of skills she should be learning) to put together a working list of ideas to go over with your child. The opportunity to give input, help with the process and even learn about the role models associated with each sport can turn getting off the couch into something to get excited about.

    2. Involve their friends: Peer influence and acceptance is extremely important for adolescents. Talk to parents of your child's close friends to find out what their kids are up to. Or, if you're all in the same boat, come up with an activity the kids can all do together.

    3. Play to their strengths: When narrowing your list of options, think about where your child's talents lie. If he doesn't have great hand-eye coordination, don't make something that requires it the first sport you try. Research has shown that if a child starts to feel success or competence in an activity, it increases the chances she will like it and continue.

    4. Don't shun their love of video games: If you have a TV or video game lover on your hands, use it to your advantage. A number of studies have shown that kids burn a lot of calories playing Wii games -- generally equivalent to energetic, moderate-intensity walking.

    5. It's (sometimes) okay to give them rewards: It's true that rewards can enhance motivation. But the key is to try to use the reward not just for time logged but also to reflect some level of competence or achievement. Healthy rewards should have meaning to the child, and be used mostly early on. Ideally, they're there to kick-start the discovery the natural "reward" of getting better and better at something.

    6. Giving them a little push can help a lot: If you've tried all of the above and getting going still feels tough, it's all right to be a little pushy. Interviews with young athletes reveal that in some cases, their parents' pushing them was what they needed to get involved in a sport or some type of physical activity. They said they didn't realize it at the time, but in looking back, they were glad their parents urged them into the activity when they were younger.

    Ready to burn some calories as a family? These fun outdoor games are guaranteed to bring out the kid in you.

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    LED Escape Light, Brilliant!

    The Future Of Escaping

    Keeping your wits during an emergency evacuation of a building is easier said than done. If it’s a hotel or an unfamiliar mall, following the leads can be difficult and even confusing at times. The LED Escape Light is a portable LED electric torch meant to tackle this issue of unfamiliarity. It comes with a built-in projector that projects a map to guide you out accurately. I like the handy stand that it is housed in, with an easy grab-and-run vibe.

    The LED Escape Light won a Liteon Award as well.

    Designers: Li-Yu Chiao, Cheng-Cheng Chun, Ming-DaYang, Kung-Yi Kuang, Huai-Yi Hsieh, Ching-Chang Chuang, Yu-Hung Chien, Shaio-Chung Cha & Yu-Hung Chien

    Flank Legs, Wow finally better leg protection.

    Protection from the elements, meaning pedal bit back, rocks, falling down. Anything to help protect one of the most valuable body parts.

    A bold combination of lightweight fabrics and impact protection, the Flank Leg is the evolution in Race Face protection. Tapping the industry shift towards lower profile, innovative protection, driven by DH racers and free riders.

    The construction of the knees ensures they stay put throughout the entire range of pedaling motion but lock on impact to protect critical areas. Behind the heat debossed Durable
    Nylon cover lies d3o™ Intelligent Shock Absorption™ technology. A PU based cellular polymer - flexible in its relaxed state, engaged on impact. Award-winning Race Face armour design, unsurpassed freedom of movement and lightweight construction; the evolution
    of protection.

    Patagonia Nano Puff® Scarf

    Nano Puff® Scarf is better than a stout Amish quilt for sealing out persistent cold. It has a smooth, skin-pampering feel along with the technical benefits of wind-and-water resistance, and features a slick all-recycled polyester shell and a highly stuffable layer of 100-g PrimaLoft® One quilted on the inside to warm up a damp evening or a day on the slopes. A pass-through slit creates oodles of fit possibilities; it's reinforced for durability. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.


    • Shell fabric is from the Nano Puff® series from Alpine
    • 100-g PrimaLoft® One insulation ensures warmth around neck and chest
    • Pass-through slit allows a great fit and is reinforced for durability
    • Adjustable fit
    • Shell: 1-oz 100% recycled polyester. Insulation: 100-g PrimaLoft® One. Recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program
    • 68 g (2.4 oz)
    • Made in Vietnam.


    Recycled Polyester 
    We recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.


    At Patagonia we seek to build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm. That's our mission statement, and it takes many forms. As it applies to making products, we work hard to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the Earth without compromising quality. Because to us, quality is not only how well a product performs and holds up, but also how it's made.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Fix it Fast!

    If something breaks when you are out and about, yes you could call for help or you could reach into your pouch and pull out Sugru. break the seal and patch your problem. Now this is a quick fix but it will get you home. Extremely clever scientists have been working on sugru for over 5 years to give it as many great physical properties as possible, so it can be as versatile and useful as possible for you. Sugru can help you dramatically prolong the life of your stuff. By applying in some cases even a teeny tiny bit to your things, you get to keep them for much longer and decrease your impact on our wee world. Repair with gusto!

    Now the downfall is that you have to use it within 6 months, now if you have kids I am sure this will be used up in a sec.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Cassette Tool Updated

    Call this Bike Parts 2.0, this tools makes things a bit easier and less bulky to the alternative.
    Normally you’d need a three-pronged attack to remove the cassette: a cassette locking tool, a spanner and a chainwhip. The Shimano-compatible Next Best Thing 2 does away with the need for these heavy tools by using the derailleur hanger as a leverage point.
    Once anchored in place, which can be a little fiddly, it’s a matter of turning the pedals to loosen the lockring. As long as the lockring hasn’t been overtightened initially – best to check before setting off on tour – it’s a clever solution to every tourer’s nightmare.

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Cold Activated Zoot Thermal Compression

    Hey here in the Northeast it is getting code, Labor day has past, leaves are starting to fall and Cross Country, Cyclocross is upon us. Well break out the Thermal Compression from ZOOT, best used when cold to keep your core warm.

    CompressRx Thermal provides all of the advanced benefits of CompressRx while keeping you warm during those cold training days. CompressRx reduces muscle fatigue and increases blood flow, so you can train harder and recover faster! 

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    Who Want To Go Skiing or Snowboarding Now!

    It might be the end of summer but with movies like "Come Find Us" who does not want to go skiing or snowboarding. Good things for kids like this, really shows how to push the limit and get you jazzed to get it done.

    Keeping SunScreen On!

    Finding a product that stays on and keeps you protected is hard, now SCAPE comes to the rescue.
    In the words of Dr. Martens…
    1. Formula is 5x More Waterproof, Sweatproof and Doesn’t Clog Pores “Traditionally, sunscreens use oil to achieve waterproofing.
    We developed a polymer matrix that bonds to your skin to make it waterproof. This creates an ultra thin Gore-tex-like layer on the skin and to hold the suncreeen in place even if you sweat for a long time or are in the in water. Most importantly, it doesn’t block pores so you can still sweat.”
    2. Top-of-the-Line UVA Protection
    “SCAPE provides the highest level of UVA protection possible. Plus, the formula includes antioxidants that remove free radicals from skin for cellular protection.”
    3. Stringent Unbiased Testing
    “When sunscreen companies do waterproof testing, it’s usually 20 people in a pool for 80 minutes—no movement and no towel-off when they get out. Then SPF test is done. This has nothing to do with an athlete’s reality. So we designed a much more stringent test. We exposed our product to stricter conditions both on athletes and in the lab. Plus, we had an independent lab doing the testing as well—not just us.”
    4. Athlete-Tested Outside the Lab
    “Additionally, it was important that we tested our product in real life, so we teamed with volleyball players, surfers, endurance athletes, etc, for testing. That was a crucial part missing in product development with other companies. You can only test products so much in a lab—eventually you have to put it in a real-world application, and we did that.”

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Tony Blauer

    Feel good and be able to protect yourself. Subscribe to Crossfit.com and watch his amazing videos, even sign up for a class.

    Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) is one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military and professional self-defense instructors.
    During the 1980's, BTS pioneered reality-based self-defense with their ground-breaking 'Panic Attack' drill, the design of the world's first functional scenario-based training suit and the first self-defense program based on psychology, physiology and kinesiology.
    The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response) is a scientifically researched & medically reviewed personal defense measure that exploits the body’s natural responses to violence and danger. This survival mechanism, dubbed:Startle-Flinch Response has been scientifically integrated into a series of neuro-muscular drills that teaches individuals how to convert their instinctive reactions into protective and combative tactics.

    HIGH GEAR™ is considered to be the world's most dynamic role-player gear because it allows trainers to engage in realistic and integrated scenarios in practically any environment. BTS has developed an analytic & systematic approach to scenario training by reverse-engineering real world confrontations. This program is called Ballistic Micro-fights™.
    BTS is now a world-leader in the design of force-on-force training equipment, as well as program management for police defensive tactics, military combative trainingclose quarter combatives, andpersonal defense training. HIGH GEAR™, Ballistic Micro-fights™ and the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ are now used by many of the world's leading DT, Combatives and self-defense instructors to augment their personal defense skills.

    Our focus, our mission and our path have not wavered since we began teaching real-world self-defense in 1979... we have been on the cutting-edge of reality-based training for the self-defense world ever since.

    Tuesday, August 03, 2010

    Catch you in the action: ATC9K HD All Terrain Video Action Camera

    A simple to use, high definition helmet camera to bring to places you wouldn't dare bring your normal camcorder. Comes with numerous mounting options with more sold separately. Use it underwater or on land; it's tough and durable and records directly to a MicroSD card. Delivers full color video at 1080 x 720p HD resolution with 135 degree capture Field of View (FOV). Includes a built-in 1.5" LCD screen for playback and preview. Also includes our new G-Sensor that measures the varying G-force measurements during the activities being recorded. Track the extreme G-force levels and compare with friends!

  • HD 1080p Resolution (1920 x 1080)

  • 30 Frames per Second at 1080p mode

  • 60 Frames per Second at 720p mode

  • Includes Double-Sided Remote for easy access and Recording

  • 32GB Micro expandable memory - 32MB Internal Memory

  • G-Sensor

  • HDMI

  • 1.5" LCD Color Screen

  • Laser Pointer

  • 135 Degree Field of View (FOV)

  • Waterproof up to 20m

  • Shock Resistant up to 1.2m

  • Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Immersion Research 2010 LX Dry Top

    Got to love staying dry. Using products that are meant for one sport that have cross over uses are key. Take the Immersion Research 2010 LX Dry Top, and you can see how if you work the bow on a sailboat this baby will be your best friend. Made with 4 layer waterproof/breathable Entrant®, lightweight waterproof/breathable inner tunnel, latex neck with over-gasket, hook and loop closures over latex wrist gaskets, zippered semi-dry pocket on front chest, adjustable neoprene waistband. Seam taped throughout.
    The price is a little steep, staying dry does have its advantageous.

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Zoc Doc!

    Finally getting to a point where technology and doctors are coming together.

    ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to book Doctor appointments online.

    ZocDoc started in September of 2007 as a service to help people find and make dentist appointments in New 
    York City. Today ZocDoc also offers primary caredermatologisteye-specialistENTorthopedistOB/GYNallergist,podiatristcardiologistpediatricianradiologist and psychiatrist appointments in New York CityWashington DCSan Francisco and Chicago.

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Create Your Own Deck

    Three easy steps:

    1. Choose a suitable deck
    2. Upload design
    3. Design and enjoy!
    Simple and affordable, great idea taking the tee shirt design to the next level.

    Becoming a Adventure Racer

    From Endurance Planet.
    This week’s story is the first of a two-part edition written by endurance sports legend Marshall Ulrich. The title: “Transformation of an Adventure Runner…one runner’s journey from the farm to Mount Everest, through joyful and scary places in his heart and soul.”

    Wednesday, July 07, 2010

    Burley Travoy

    Best product, this is great now more people in the USA can start to ride their bikes instead of drive their cars.
    Now, you can easily take all your stuff with you. Pull it behind your bike. Bring it in when you arrive. Skip the grocery cart – use your Travoy. Haul garden supplies. What else do you want to do? So easy to attach and detach. Market Bags, Transit Bags, Rain Fly, Cargo Straps.

    : Conveniently detaches from bike in seconds so you can roll it indoors
    : Can be folded to fit inside briefcase-sized tote bag for transport or storage
    : Patent-pending design provides excellent stability and maneuverability
    : Tote bag clips to trailer in both walk-mode and bike-mode
    : Cargo capacity: 60 lbs
    : Trailer weight: 9.8 lbs
    : Folded size: 21" x 18" x 8"
    : Wheel size: 12.5" x 2"
    : Track width: 22"

    Monday, June 28, 2010

    Withings WiFi Scale

    The first WiFi enabled scale, I assume we will start to see many more since the healthcare space is becoming a self monitored area. 

    Data collection

    • Instant weigh-in by getting on the scale
    • Automatically turns on and off


    • Display units : kg, lb, stlb
    • Graduation 0.1 kg (0.2 lbs) - 4 sensors
    • Maximum 180 kg (396 lbs)


    • Big graphical screen (2.4" x 1.6")
    • White, high-contrast lighting

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Alex Honnold shoots up Half Dome

    Madman rock climber Alex Honnold shot up The Nose and Half Dome in a combined 8 hours over the course of the day. He set at least one speed record on Half Dome, breaking his old record by 41 minutes, and he likely broke a combined route record by adding The Nose.

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010


    Welcome to WikiBoulder. This site serves as a communal guidebook site for rock climbers around the world. WikiBoulder allows you to create or edit guidebooks with its unpantented super cool guidebook creator. You are also free to view the guidebooks others have created or edited.

    During a trip to Font in March of 2010 a discussion began around the dinner table regarding quality ratings for boulder problems. I'm sure this discussion has been repeated ad nauseam by many serious boulderers. In fact, ours was repeated ad nauseam around the dinner table every night for way too long. One night you'd be sick of it, and the next you'd find yourself arguing the nuances of what 'obvious start' meant. Eventually we did come up with a purely objective system, but once we began naming some decent, but hardly 5 star problems that fit all the criteria, we knew it wasn't going to work. Well, I knew it wasn't going to work; others had hope. I figured the best system would be based on mass consensus, and being a web developer, began formulating a possible website to capture all the data.

    At this point the concept began to fork. On one side sat the quality rating system, but with this became a need to define all the problems to rate. A guidebook site seemed the most logical answer. Like the rating system, I knew it had to be open to mass input; I wasn't going to enter in all that info. Luckily I had a background of dealing with visual data creation on the web and an idea of what developing a topo creator would entail.

    "While I was churning through the guidebook piece of it, my Font companions began realizing how far you could take the quality rating system. Once a user had rated enough problems, a picture of the style of boulder problem that appealed to them would develop. Using this info the site could begin recommending problems and areas that would appeal to the user.

    Back from my trip, I immediately began to throw myself into the project. At the time I still had a job, but as that slowly began to fall apart, I found myself putting more and more time into WikiBoulder. Now I'm working on WikiBoulder full time and want to have it in a stable state by the end of July.

    I hope everyone finds this thing useful and any recommendations or comments are much appreciated.
    – Sundev

    Wednesday, June 09, 2010

    Oil Spill Live!

    In todays age with all that we have it oil has leaked in the Gulf since May 2, 2010. How is this not the top priority of the U.S.A., let alone the world. We can pull wine bottles of the deck of the Titanic but we can't cap gushing oil. I guess they should send in James Cameron, he can then save the day and make millions of the movie right, come on, someone fix this mess before all ocean life is ruined.