Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dumbags, No Noise. No Damage. No Injuries. No Hassle!

I might be missing something, this is a great idea, but not sure why the high cost. They are bags!
This is a brilliant idea, I am sure someone that wants to make a ton of money by selling a truckload will, just at a cost that makes sense.

Dumbags- Smart Weights: are purpose-built sandbags, designed to eliminate the major problems associated with metal kettlebells and dumbbells, such as personal injury, property damage, noise, portability issues, storage, cost, and much more. Their brilliant design and versatility has meant that they are suitable for anyone purchasing weights – whether on their own or as an addition to existing weights.
Created by Australian businessman and fitness professional, Michael Coates, together with his 2 sons (both Personal Trainers) they have just completed test marketing via a global crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, and are very excited by the results, with orders from countries all over the world.
Great product and if you want to spend the money its a great alternative.


Only Smittybilt could come up with a product as innovative as the new G.E.A.R. Seat Covers. Combining plush comfort with an efficient design, Smittybilt takes the idea of premium seat covers to a whole new level.

Each G.E.A.R. seat cover comes fully-equipped with pockets and storage compartments to help you store personal items and save space, while also providing a comfortable and durable seat cover solution. Available in a range of sizes and configurations, you can use them to cover the front seats of your jeep, the rear bench seat, or just about any truck seat. Their modular design lets you add and remove pouches to create your ideal storage layout, customizing them to accommodate whatever gear you choose to bring with you. Made from 600 denier polyester with a PVC liner, they are highly durable and available in coyote tan, OD green, and black.


Friday, December 13, 2013

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch

TomTom, you would have thought missed the boat, ok they did with smartphones and the whole mapping apps. Well I have to say they bounced back, very well, it is hard to buy yourself another watch, but one that can detect pretty well treadmill and laps done in a pool, well that is worth $200.

Scrap all the other toys you have planned for the holiday season and return the other watches, this is a game changer, Yeah TomTom is not well known in the Multisports arena or any arena outside your car, but for years many trusted it to get them where they were going. I am sure it can do an amazing job tracking where I want to go!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sneakers That Track Your Steps!

From Gizmodo!

A daily run can be great for your health and fitness, but it can actually be harmful too if not done properly. Of course the right shoes are an important part of the formula, especially this sensor-laden pair developed by the Fraunhofer Institute which provide real-time feedback on your running style, and how to improve it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rethink the way you measure fitness. Athos, Workout, Tracking Clothing!

Athos, wearable tracking clothing has come to light. Not only is tracking simple things like heart rate, now full muscle motions, are you actually hitting the right muscle with the movement you are doing. Athos has hit on a something others have missed. This can open up a truck load of opportunities, with the recent purchase of MAPMYFITNESS by Under Armor, I would think that this would be their next purchase. Trainers get ready, the flood gates are going to open up.  
The Experience
So much data, what to do with it?
While having a lot of data is great, it's even better when it's relevant and easy to understand.

  • Get real-time data, feedback and coaching that's relevant to your current workout.
  • Get workout summaries that show you how to improve the next time around.
  • Compare your progress and results against friends and family.
  • Keep track of and work toward your goals.
  • And so much more that we can't wait to show you!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John Lewis, Easy Camp Tipi Tent!

$150, for a teepee, a modern era teepee. You can buy light weight tents from EMS for a little more, but for backyard camping this is the best deal around!

Product information

The retro looks and versatility of the Tipi tent continues, with campers using them for shelters, play, centre piece, meeting area and palatial accommodation on site or at the festival.
Having just a centre pole, this 4-berth Tipi tent is easy to pitch. Multiple guys and a hexagonal floor ensure stability.
It features taped seams to keep things water-tight and an anti-bug mesh to prevent any unwanted guests. The apex cowl that protects the underlying vent features an internal hoop to maintain its shape and 4 guys to hold it in place. Bright colours help boost the party atmosphere.
Material:100% fire retardant polyester
Capacity:4 people
Dimensions: 275 x 300 x 205cm
Weight:3.7 kg

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OUTLIER Doublebag

OUTLIER Doublebag:

Simple the way things should be. Bags, you can't have enough of them, the minute you think that you have the one that you have always wanted, someone looks over your shoulder see the problems you are having and creates a better more useful bag. Damn! Well Hard to beat the Doublebag, you can even add it to of one your other favorites, yes this will be come a favorite.

A simple way to separate your clothes while traveling. Two bags in one, a clean side and a dirty side. As your journey progresses, the clean side shrinks and the dirty expands. Once you start using it you may well find it an essential travel tool.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.  
My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just over 2,000 subjects age 50 and up. A 10 point score system was developed to assess how easily they could get up off the floor based on a sitting-rising test (SRT):
Lower SRT scores were associated with higher mortality (p<0.001). A continuous trend for longer survival was reflected by multivariate-adjusted (age, sex, body mass index) hazard ratios of 5.44 (95% CI 3.1–9.5), 3.44 (95% CI 2.0–5.9), and 1.84 (95% CI 1.1–3.0) (p<0.001) from lower to higher SRT scores. Each unit increase in SRT score conferred a 21% improvement in survival. Conclusions: Musculoskeletal fitness, as assessed by SRT, was a significant predictor of mortality in 51–80-year-old subjects.
There was a clear relationship between how easy it was for the people to get off the floor and how long they lived.
A little deeper dive into the data shows that about 95 percent of the people who scored well (between eight and 10) survived over 14 years. Only about 60 percent of those who scored poorly (between zero and three) survived for 14 years, and the number of people who scored poorly increased with age.  
And that’s not the only test out there that can predict lifespan. There is now evidence that poor grip strength predicts early mortality in young people.

iWatch, Apples Jump Into Wearable Electronics!

Could this be it! We are all wishing for it, I wear a watch everyday, then I switch to my running watch, then if I am working outdoors, to another. One Watch all the time would be great. Have the ability to see who is calling, play a song, messages, calendar items, meetings, well you get the idea. Now this one looks just like the Nike Fuel Band, but you have to start somewhere and with Nike and Apples partnerships in the past, why over think the concept.

"Though tomorrow's Apple event is shrouded by the usual air of mystery, there will almost definitely be news about a new iPad. The future is less certain for iWatchhopefuls, but in the meantime you can check out this incredibly slick-looking faux mockup of an Apple smartwatch by Berlin-based engineer Thomas Bogner, who posted his concept to Dribbble earlier today.
Bogner, a Nike FuelBand owner, calls his mockup "the bastard child of a Fuel Band [sic] and an iPhone."
Though neither Bogner nor his design have anything to do with Apple, his mockup, whose display features both vertical and horizontal scrolling, evokes some of that glossy, sell-worthy sheen Apple would need to pull off to convince as-yet skeptical consumers that smartwatches are the new smartphones." From Fast Company

Monday, October 21, 2013

Love Backpacks - RIG 500 Citrus

Backpacks you can never have enough and when you think you do, well another one comes out that you have to have. Well the RIG 500 is that one, it fits snug for that run without bouncing around on your shoulders and back. MORE and PRICE $130

Never Suck Again with this RIG 500 Hydration Pack. Why? Because it sprays. Dry Capacity, 500 Cubic In. Fabric, 100% Ballistic Rip Stop. Bladder, 70 oz with quick-release valves for drinking tube and pressurization tube for easy fill and bladder removal. Slide top for easy fill, cleaning and drying. Heavy duty size 8 coil zippers. Vertical zippers that are I-POD ready. Removable waist strap. Ergonomic fit shoulder straps with terraced overlay for adjustable tube configuration and power bulb configuration. Industrial load disbursement cut and padding. Integrated slider chest strap. Plug and play reservoir tube connector. Compression straps with PVC reinforcement. Industrial nylon gear strip. Reflective zipper pulls. Eco rig back pads with air drive ventilation. Heavy duty nylon pack handle. (Length 18.5 Inches. Width 10 Inches)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Recon Jet

So Wearable technology is here and moving quite fast, maybe to fast for some, but other like me not fast enough. Now the pioneers like Nike and Apple, move with the tides, other for many reason have a hard time moving forward. Well the Jet by Recon Instruments, is a great alternative to Google Glasses, mainly for it rugged shell and go anywhere attitude, more for the adventure seeker than a trip to the coffee shop.  Plus the price is $400 cheaper. 


Recon Jet is a powerful standalone microcomputer with the onboard processing power, suite of sensors and networking capabilities you would expect from a tablet or smartphone. It's open platform and SDK allows developers to create apps for any activity where information, relayed direct-to-eye, changes the game.

9-Axis sensors
• 3D accelerometer
• 3D gyroscope
• 3D magnetometer

Pressure sensor
• Altimeter & barometer application

Ambient temperature sensor

Optical touch sensor for UI control
Works in all weather conditions, and with gloves on

On-board memory
• 8GB flash
Wide screen 16:9 WQVGA display
Virtual image appears as 30" HD display at 7'
Power-saving sleep mode
High contrast and brightness for readability in high ambient lighting
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Smart)
• Apple MFi Bluetooth support

• MEMS GPS/INS Kalman filtering fusion algorithm

• Support for connectivity of up to 8 ANT+ peripherals

Micro USB
• Device charging/power
• Data transfer
HD camera

Integrated speaker and microphone

Game Changer, Nymi, Might Have Found The Right Mix!


Control your Life
The Nymi tells the world, you are you, allowing you to securely communicate your identity to all of your favourite devices.
Get 'em while they're hot!
The first 25,000 people to preorder the Nymi will get a special, introductory price of $79. After that, the price for the next batch will go up to $99. We'll be shipping in early 2014 and won't charge you until we've shipped.
In the meantime, join our community and start mingling. We can't wait to see the great ideas you come up with.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Polar LOOP

Yes this does what all the others do but with a couple more years of research and fitness technology behind them. Yes they are late to the game, may it is better, I would assume. Linking to the heart rate monitor is very smart and set them apart. 

For anyone who wants to track their activity 24/7 and get guidance to reach activity goals.
  • Activity Guide helps you stay active all day long
  • Activity Benefit gives feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity
  • Displays daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day
  • Free guidance with the Polar Flow app and Polar Flow training community
  • Compatible with Polar H6 and H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensors
  • Waterproof

Thursday, September 05, 2013


Christopher Ward, Has done it right!
This is the watch, you can have many others but this watch is it! Powerful, strong, elegant, simple, you could keep going.  Try not to be fooled by the $1,030, price tag, this watch is worth much more than that. Save up this will be your go to watch. Omega, has held that honor for years, in my book, but wow you can't deny this watch it's due!

Given that amateur geologist William Gregor discovered titanium in Cornwall in 1791, you might have expected us to have introduced this strong and lustrous metal into our range before now.

However, it was worth the wait. The C11 Elite is a true titan of a diving watch and is guaranteed to win admiration and admiring glances in equal measure.

With the strength of steel, but 45% lighter, combining with remarkable anti-corrosive properties (particularly against sea water), titanium could have been created for use in diving watches. When you add the precision engineering of one of the best and most attractive cases available, incorporating an internal countdown bezel, to the finest Swiss made helium release valve and a design that oozes with stylish authority, you begin to understand why our resident diver, Chris, is drooling over this particular watch.

Only 500 C11s in this colour combination will ever be produced which will make this legend-in-waiting even more desirable if thats possible?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Brakeboard gives skateboarders a brake!

The Brakeboard is a skateboard truck (axle) with a built-in brake system. It allows for powerful and controllable stopping and smooth speed control down steep descents.
Until now, stopping or controlling a skateboard down any hill at speed has been a challenge. Foot braking and power-sliding require a high level of riding skill. With the Brakeboard, all riders can enjoy controlled hill descents, either by maintaining a velocity continuously or simply braking from speed at a hill's end.
The brakes fit any longboard and can retro-fit your existing board. They ride like any normal truck retaining the regular turning abilities. Pushing and sliding are also not affected by the brake. You can even use your existing longboard wheels.
The Brakeboard is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the sport of longboarding and, for the initiated, it adds a further dimension to riding.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Garmin, VIRB™ Elite, Could Kill the GoPro

Hard to say that anything could get ahead of the GoPro, but the Garmin, VIRB could be just that. It's a bit more expensive, $400 but really, this is the next evolution to Sports cameras

True 1080p HD Action Camera Made Easier with Wi-Fi® and GPS

  • 1080p HD video recording with 16 megapixel CMOS image processor
  • Chroma™ display: color, high-resolution; easier control of setup, playback and adjustments
  • High-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer and barometric altimeter
  • Wi-Fi connectivity; use with free mobile applications for iPhone® and Android™
  • Rechargeable, 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery, record up to 3 hours at 1080p
he VIRB Elite is a true HD 1080p action camera that combines enhanced HD video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions like preset recording profiles. For example, the Ski profile automatically records during the run but pauses when you get to the bottom. VIRB Elite features a built-in 1.4” Chroma color display that stays on when the camera is on, but uses minimal power. The display lets you easily setup/preview/playback video and adjust menu settings without detaching it from its mount. Record at 1080p for up to 3 hours with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. And video enhancement features like Digital Image Stabilization and Lens Distortion Correction ensure footage looks great, even before you start editing.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Unfold, Add Water, Have Fun! Oru Kayak

What's really to say, folds into a nice, little big, messenger bag. Now I am sure there are limits to where and what you should really go out in, but for the easy going, take a nice paddle up the coast this is perfect. Storage, well fold up stick in a corner of the garage and well, all done.

We’re a new company dedicated to unlocking the wonder and discovery of the great outdoors— even for city dwellers.
At Oru Kayak, we believe that spending time outdoors makes people happier, healthier, and more productive. Our products offer a way to explore and connect with the natural world—even when you live in a city. We hope your Oru Kayak journeys are as fun and fulfilling as ours have been.
Designer and founder Anton Willis grew up in rural Mendocino County, with easy access to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. In 2008, a move into a small San Francisco apartment forced his fiberglass kayak into storage. Inspired by an article on new advances in the art and science of origami, he sketched a few ideas for a folding kayak. Sketches turned into countless paper models, and over 20 full-scale prototypes. After user-testing on dozens of bays, lakes, rivers and oceans, Oru Kayaks are ready to explore the world.
Ardy Sobhani is a co-founder and business strategist with a strong background in business and startup operations. He has over ten years of experience helping companies set goals, achieve financial targets, and run operations. 

Monday, August 05, 2013

North Shore Racks, 6 Bike, Bike Rack!

Finally a rack capable of carrying 6 bikes. The ultimate incarnation of our NSR series of racks. Incredibly compact, this rack uses our patented technology to carry up to 6 mountain bikes in an amazingly efficient way. Adjustable in height, layback and setback it will fit virtually any full size SUV or truck, right out of the box. Maximum weight is now 300lbs and for heavy duty 2" receiver hitches only. Our 6-bike rack protrudes less than a 4 bike tray rack, and does not block the stop lights on most full sized vehicles. Something to consider with your expensive bikes behind. Note: not compatible with fork mounted fenders: not intended for road bikes: check with hitch manufacturer for compatibility (must be heavy duty class IV/V hitch). Now includes locking anti-rattle hitch pin (lock may not fit some hitches ie late model Toyotas).

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Lezyne Drive Pro

Simple, looking like a light from a Model T, this light is perfect and portable. Clip and go.
The lens is made of high-grade optical material and serves as an activation button that cycles through four flash and one solid mode. The CNC machined aluminum body makes the Drive a durable and weather resistant light. The Composite Matrix back plate can be unscrewed to replace the two CR2032 disposable batteries. The multi-position silicon rubber strap attaches directly to the back plate to secure the light to a wide range of handlebar and seat tube diameters.
The price seems to be right anywhere from $14-$28. 

AWA - Another Exciting Fitness Gadget!

This lil thing will make you a pro!

Following the trend of wearable fitness trackers, the AWA sport sensor goes beyond the functionality of wrist-bound devices and makes it possible to record and compare physical data from almost any of your favorite sports. Composed of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, it can be attached to anything from a shoe to a fencing sabre and is lightweight enough that the user won’t even notice it. Automatically synced wirelessly to your phone, it provides up-to-the-minute stats of your strength, speed and more!

Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/07/31/this-lil-thing-will-make-you-a-pro/#u4Dybb1rMOc0s7eJ.99 

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Provo, Utah – July 22nd, 2013 – BRAVEN announces the immediate availability of the BRAVEN 855s, the biggest rugged BRAVEN yet. The 855s comes encased in a shock-absorbing water-resistant exterior, making it the perfect high-fidelity wireless speaker for sport, travel, around the house, and outdoor experiences. The BRAVEN 855s measures less than 10 inches long and 4 inches tall, but delivers enough power to fill raucous rooms or outdoor parties with amazing audio. Designed for the adventurer, the 855s is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, has a brute looking grill and is able to charge mobile devices including cameras, smartphones, even tablets. Similar to the BRAVEN 850, the 855s can also wirelessly daisy chain with a second 855s or 850 speaker for a true left and right wireless stereo experience. - See more at:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

KREYOS: The ONLY Smartwatch With Voice & Gesture Control

KREYOS: The ONLY Smartwatch With Voice & Gesture Control from Kreyos on Vimeo.
Since the first time Captain Kirk spoke into his “communicator,” people have dreamed of using their voice to control communications.  As the only waterproof, interactive smartwatch to feature a microphone and speaker, the Kreyos Meteor is the first to allow you to control your smartphone – and your smartphone functions – remotely using voice commands.
The Kreyos Meteor is a hands-free, two-way communication system that you wear on your wrist. On your belt. On your bike. Or even on a lanyard around your neck.
Because it is light and portable, it’s easy to wear while on the move – whether you’re on a long bike ride or a short-trip to the grocery store.
For the first time ever, you now will have hands-free control over the powerhouse mini-computer that sits in your pocket.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Simple and Versatile, HandleBand!

Again, simple and brilliant, in so many ways. KickStarter
Our phones help us navigate and train. They're our cameras, our lights, and our emergency link home. So why don't we use them with our bikes? The Handleband is a simple tool that brings to light the untapped potential of our smartphones. It offers a simple, elegant and universal means of uniting your smartphone with your bicycle.

ChargeLight! iPhone, iPad, Android

THE DOCK-ABLE, RECHARGEABLE, & PORTABLE LED FLASHLIGHT & BATTERY PACK FOR ANY USB DEVICE INCLUDING IPHONE, IPAD & ANDROID. ChargeLight could be the most powerful and compact LED flashlight and battery pack ever. Smartphones, cameras, and flashlights need to stay charged at all times, so we can use them when we need them. Staying on top of power-hungry devices demands a product that is both lightweight and portable to tote wherever we go. With a beautiful design that suits any decor, ChargeLight is the most universal, practical, and essential product you may ever own.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Head Trauma, Reebok Has a Solution! CheckLight

At CES 2013, mc10 and Reebok revealed the Checklight, a product built to help protect athletes who play football, hockey and other impact sports. Today, you can purchase one of your very own in men's, women's or children's sizes for $149.99 from Reebok's website. For your money, you get the sensor strip, a skull cap to keep it snug on your noggin and a micro-USB charger to keep it powered up.
For those who've forgotten, the Checklight's a head impact indicator powered bymc10's flexible electronics technology that gives athletes and medical personnel simple, actionable information about impacts to the wearer's head. It's not a concussion detector, per se, but it does provide information about the location, number and intensity of impacts to your dome -- so it's a valuable tool that can help identify those in danger and keep them out of harm's way. Well worth $150, we'd say.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A ‘SMART’ BALL, Basketball That Is!


  • Instant feedback - shot by shot or every dribble 50 different head-to-head competition choices 
  • Skill-based leveling workouts that get more difficult as you improve 
  • QuickTrain shot analyzer for shot speed, shot arc, and backspin 
  • QuickTrain ball-handling for power dribbling, speed dribbling, and off-hand dribbling 
  • Works with Android 4.0 and greater and iOS 5.0.5 
  • Stores workout and competition history for up to 4 players for 3 months 
  • Indoor/Outdoor synthetic leather cover 
  • Wireless recharging and up to 8 hours of battery life Up to 90 ft. range from hand held 
  • Men's and women's/youth sizes
Used in conjunction with the four included training apps – including one allowing head-to-head competition against anyone, anywhere also using the technology – 94Fifty provides players instant feedback and hard data, allowing information to be processed in real time, facilitating faster improvement.
The basic philosophy is simple: That which gets measured can be improved, and too many aspects of training in basketball aren’t measured. A coach can call a jump shot “too flat,” lacking the proper arc to go in consistently, but that language is imprecise. Instead, the ball will communicate the exact angle of a shot to a smart phone and tablet. If 45% is what a player needs, he’ll quickly learn what that looks and feels like coming out of his hand.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

2013 Outdoor Must Haves!

Coffee is definitely a luxury at the campsite, but nothing will put more pep in your step than a tin cup full of java before you hit the trail. For the longest time, this meant packing along a sandwich baggy full of grounds and a couple filters and brewing it like a hobo, but this nifty little gizmo from Handpresso changes all that. Using a pre-pressed coffee packets and a hand pump to get the right water pressure, the Wild Hybrid is undoubtedly the most portable espresso machine we’ve ever encountered

There’s something to be said for completely unplugging every so often, and even though high-tech gizmos definitely aren’t necessary for getting out and enjoying nature, we here at DT we know from experience that the right assortment of tech gear can make outdoor excursions simpler, safer, and more fun. These days more and more companies are making gear that’s designed to withstand the elements, so we’ve rounded up our favorites and put together this definitive guide to the best summer outdoor gear.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/buying-guides/best-outdoor-tech/#ixzz2XzZgWlac

Ringtool at werd.com

Ringtool is designed to provide maximum functionality with minimal form. It's manufactured in the same hardened and tempered stainless steel Leatherman uses on its multitools so is durable and strong enough to last several lifetimes despite being virtually weightless. It can be kept on a keyring for bike adjustments, assembling furniture, adjusting snowboard bindings, opening that ritual end-of-the-day-beer, and other miscellaneous daily needs. It’s easy to use too, much like the turning of a door key, between the thumb and bent forefinger. To be clear, this tool is not meant to replace more serious tools but rather to be readily available in the case of emergency or spontaneous need. 
I am an industrial designer with several years of industry experience bringing good ideas to life. I’ve worked alongside manufacturers and engineers to take countless products to market, from with conceptual sketches to production part. In addition to experiences of my own long-distance bike touring and cycling within the city, Ringtool was the product of countless conversations and testing with cyclists, mechanics, architects, designers, and material experts. I have quotes from two foundries located in here in northeastern USA for both tooling and prices per part so all I need now is your help with the funding to be able to pull the trigger for the first batch.
If this campaign is a success and you receive the tool I would love to hear your feedback and will try my best to incorporate any changes you think might make the product even better in the next version. I am deeply appreciative for your considering to support making this long time dream of mine a reality.
-Bottle-cap opener
-3mm Hexhead
-4mm Hexhead
-5mm Hexhead
-6mm Hexhead
-8mm Hexhead
-Flathead Driver
-Phillips Driver
-Torxhead T25 Driver
Tip to Tip= 2"
Weight ≈ 1oz
TSA Approved 
Patent Pending

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Simple Phone Sleeve, RichWorks

These cell phone sleeves are just plain beautiful. So beautiful in fact, it might take you a little longer to answer your phone or respond to that text. But does that really matter when your device travels in this much style? Didn't think so.

From Even Rich, Founder RichWorks
It’s been something of a dream or goal of mine to create and manage my own brand with its own products, to start something and just see what happens without much of a destination. It’s the kind of thing that lingers in the back of your mind for a while and you just let it marinate until you think it's ready. Well some time in the spring of 2013 it felt ready.
I purchased a new phone and obviously wanted to protect it, but I’ve always hated bulky hard cases and those wimpy snap on things that don’t offer any protection. As someone who takes care of my phone, I really didn’t need a bombproof case that turns your phone into the size of an early 90’s cell phone. Being someone who always wants something that no one else has, I figured I could whip something up.
I’ve always been into soft-goods and learned to sew pretty well in college so I took some left over nylon fabric I had and started sewing up some sleeve-like covers. Turns out they came out pretty cool so I ordered some more fabric in a few color ways and kept refining my design. When I presented my cell phone sleeves to friends and family, some of them loved it and just “got it” but others admitted being reluctant to using it because it wasn’t enough protection. A few people said the cell phone sleeve might not work for everyone but the same product intended for tablets and laptops would make a lot of sense. Obviously I expanded the lineup.
I hope to be able to expand the brand with all types of products. I’ve got a lot of diverse passions and different ideas for products that I’d love to be able to make and sell for people. RichWorks isn’t just about selling one type product or good; it’s really just a means to spread my idea’s to whoever cares to listen.

Thanks for checking out RichWorks and I hope you will spread the word about us If you appreciate our products!

                                                                                                            -Evan Rich

Adidas is spring loaded!

From Fast Co.
It wasn’t until James Carnes saw a rough sketch of a strange running shoe--the sole dotted with rounded, angled blades--that he thought the concept would actually work. “We’re taking a rigid and stiff material and making it look soft and elegant,” says Carnes, the head of global design for Adidas. “That’s hard. This was something we always wanted but didn’t think we could get.”

Monday, June 24, 2013

Rudy Project, Excellent Eye-wear!

There is always a deal, for all their gear.
For 25 years our mission has been simple - research, develop, apply and promote technical innovations to create comfortable, practical, stylish and cutting-edge product that meets the needs of even the most demanding athletes.
Become a fan on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to get the inside scoop on new products and special offers before they hit the streets! We also have a YouTube channel where we'll post informative videos on our products as well as sneak peak of products coming in the future!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hammock | Printed Double Hammock | Travel Hammock - Grand Trunk

Easy light and well worth the $65 dollars. Best and easiest to set up!
There are hammocks, and then there is the Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock. Our guarantee to you is that once you hang up this hammock you will love it; if you don't, then let us know! This hammock offers the largest portable hammock bed space on the market and only weighs 20 oz. Enjoy a snooze by yourself or with that special someone.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hands-On With The Omega Seamaster Bullhead (Live Pics Pricing) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories

If you like watches and you are a Omega enthusiast, the Bullhead is for you.

The late 60s were an exciting time for Omega. The Constellation line was in full stride, the Speedmaster was heading into space, and the Seamaster Bullhead was finding love in a growing sea of sporty chronograph fans. More than 40 years later, the Speedmaster is still on top of its game and the Constellation is… well it's still here (though a far cry from the 561s of the 60s). The Bullhead however, was been but a faint memory, only discussed within the nerdiest of WIS circles (you know who you are). That's about to change though, thanks to a faithful re-issue of the 1969 Bullhead Chronograph unveiled in Basel just a few weeks ago.

Life Triangle – Water Rescue System by Prof. Shi Yuanwu, Hu Sumei & Wu Chongxiang � Yanko Design

Industrial designers are great. This concept is great.
Life Triangle is a 2012 red dot award: design concept winner.
Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/05/16/the-triangle-of-life/#RI5YeYjGbcrWHXDB.99 
Every so often you see a design and think, wow why has that not been done before. Not sure, but this concept is great. Drop, crawl and wait for chopper to lower safety rig.   Life Triangle is a life raft featuring a multi-directional triangular shape so that it doesn't capsize easily. Apparently the triangular structure prevents the raft from turning over, a fear often associated with smaller rafts. The boat involves automatic inflation and features a movable signal light containing GPS technology.
Read more at Yanko

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


What is not to love, big, thick, Swiss internal movements, oh and the price is perfect $700.
ARMIDA A5 1000m Diver ETA 2824-2

The Armida A5 1000m is a functional diver watch.
Its movement is a Swiss ETA2824-2

- 316l stainless steel case
- Black dial
- white hands
- C3 lumed bezel dot, hour markers and hands
- 42 mm case diameter
- 43mm bezel diameter
- Lug to lug 53mm
- Lug distance 22mm
- Height 17mm
- Double domed sapphire crystal 3.5 mm
- Anti reflective coating on the inside crystal
- 22mm steel bracelet and rubber strap
- Waterproof to 1000m/3300feet
- Screwed and signed crown 7mm
- 1 Year International Warranty

Monday, April 29, 2013

Citroen DS BiRotor Concept by Jose Eduardo Sanchez � Yanko Design

Why do concept cars look so great, then when produced well not so much! Designer: Jose Eduardo Sanchez, has a great concept for the Citroen, Clean Tech! How about this for Triathletes car!
The Citroën DS BiRotor is a hybrid concept that merges aerodynamic coupe styling with 4-door hatchback versatility to form the sportiest Citroën compact yet. It uses the latest in internal combustion and electric power for optimal fuel efficiency and immediate implementation to the current infrastructure. All that squeezed into a superlight carbon and aluminum modular chassis for optimal weight, rigidity and safety.

As for the tires, the Michelin Variable Response is designed to provide both perfect grip and fuel economy. The VR consists primarily of two carbon fiber covers pressed against each other holding the tire in place. The tire is made from a soft colored rubber and black vulcanized harder rubber surrounding it. The wheel features a servo motor that varies the width of the tire depending on weather conditions and driving demands. It works by expanding the rubber and shifting the gaps to direct water more efficiently. When the ground is dry, the tire closes to become flatter, bigger and harder, improving fuel economy .It will also respond to sudden and violent maneuvers in order to increase stability. The carbon covers keep weight low and allow the wheel to have a bigger diameter to cover larger distance with each rotation.

The power train is one-of-a-kind. It features a 600cc Wankel engine that produces 140hp mounted over the rear axle and connected to the rear wheels via CVT transmission. It also features two 30hp electric in-wheel motors at the front to improve performance and fuel economy. These are powered by a bank of supercapacitors that are recharged constantly by the engine. The onboard computer manages the power delivery according to the driver’s demands, being able to function as a fully electric vehicle without the need of batteries or recharging. The typical disadvantage of the Wankel engine, such as lower pressure and oil consumption are rectified by the use of a turbocharger, organic biodegradable oil and hydrogen-on-demand system. The latter uses a water tank and stainless steel plates to generate hydrogen gas and injects it into the engine to improve combustion and lower emissions.

Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/04/26/citroen-clean-tech/#PRihLPitFEEueqwT.99

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

7 Best Dive Watches

You have to love watches, the best is when Timex rates among one of the best. You don't have to have a $5,000 watch to reach the depths, and most of the time they are overrated. Omega Seamaster is one of my favorites. But after a service, it is running fast 1 hour a day fast. never heard of a Timex doing that!
7 Best Dive Watches - Gear Patrol

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Man's Best Friend Gets Its Own Action Cam Mount Courtesy Of Sony

Get ready, having your dog follow you while running can provide some interesting footage, or when he/she chase a squirrel, that could be pretty cool. Well Sony has made a harness for their action cam, that attaches to a dog larger than 33 pounds.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SmartCrossbars™, Easy and Fast!

SmartCrossbars™, manufactured right here in the USA, make it fast and easy to put any attachments like boxes, bike racks and ski racks onto your vehicle.  Thanks to the patent pending quick release system, you can change out components in literally a couple of seconds instead of minutes and hours with Yakima® and Thule® crossbars.
SmartCrossbars™ fit right into the towers made for round Yakima® or square Thule® crossbars.  If you’re buying a new rack, get the recommended towers for your vehicle, and buy SmartCrossbars™ that are at least the width of those they recommend.  If you have an existing rack, just replace the existing crossbars with SmartCrossbars™.
This system is made of extruded, 6065 aluminum and CNC machined for precision. Top that all with military spec hard anodizing and you have a product that is built to work flawlessly and stand up to the elements for decades!

Monday, April 01, 2013

LoopAlien - Rapid Cord Attachment by David — Kickstarter

LoopAlien - Rapid Cord Attachment by David — Kickstarter: LoopAlien - Rapid Cord Attachment
The size is nice, from the initial images it looks larger. This is a must have make cinching up on a line easy and simple.  

The LoopAlien is very easy to use as shown in the video and pictures. To adjust, simply release the tension on the cord and reposition. Once the tension is reapplied the LoopAlien will hold fast. This small, efficient design has been tested to well over 100 pounds using a 1.75 mm cord with no slipping. In fact, the more tension you put on the rope, the more the LoopAlien grips it. The LoopAlien works with cords all the way up to paracord size. The 1.75 mm cord is easier to adjust than the larger paracord sized cords.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bedrock bags and packs: Entrada handlebar bag

Bedrock bags and packs: Entrada handlebar bag

Rackless touring gear to take you from road to single track.

Bedrock Bags currently offers handlebar bags and stem bags as standard items. Seat bags will be ready soon! 
FRAME BAGS and other custom items are available upon request. Just hit the contact link, tell me what you need, I'll give you a price and we can go from there. Customer service and communication is a priority!
Hand made in Durango, Colorado.

Entrada handlebar bag

Go fast and light with the Entrada. At 5.75" inches in diameter this bag works well with bikes with smaller head tubes such as 29ers with a suspension fork. Available in two options. One with a flat, padded panel and another with a contoured pocket with waterproof zipper.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CrossFit Changing How We Use Fitness!

CrossFit has come on strong, been around for quite sometime, but with the games it really has been taken to a new level. Who is the fittest, I had the opportunity to go through a Level 1 Training class, listen to the speeches, read the manual and see what it takes to be CrossFit, more than you think. I am an endurance athlete, what changes for me is the weight, not even the heavy stuff,  push-up, sit-up, pull-ups, running, biking, rowing, nice, now add that to a doing a "Cindy", what or who is "Cindy", well your maker:

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
5 Pull-ups
10 Push-ups
15 Squats


Every class is a competition, battling with the class or against yourself. Type A, well you will do both. Problem for endurance athletes are as follows, we are weak, very weak in part of our bodies neglected by years of individual training, BAD, very bad. You can dive full into CF and get a ton out of it, you will be faster, stronger and overall fitter than just swim, bike, run.

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

CrossFit Endurance CrossFit Endurance is an endurance sports training program dedicated to improving performance, fitness and endurance sports potential. We inspire, coach, and provide our community with the most aggressive and proven fundamentals of sports science, exercise physiology, nutrition and athletic training protocols. We are the leaders in strength and conditioning for endurance athletes. We have been guiding athletes, educating coaches and providing premier content to the endurance communities with tremendous success. Our passion is endurance sports. Our goal is to show a path that has not been illuminated. Our training principles work. We are not for everyone, only for those who want to have a home in which they can grow both mentally and physically as an athlete to realize their chosen potential.

Power and speed are critical components to success in the endurance world. With careful planning, our strength and conditioning plan increases these two mainstays of performance while decreasing recovery time, reducing injury, promoting preservation of lean tissue and creating a more sustainable performance curve.

We focus on eliminating unnecessary volume of training while increasing intensity. Our programming is structured, sport-specific and seamlessly integrated with Olympic lifts, powerlifting, gymnastics movements, explosive activity and mobility-based support. Everything we do focuses on midline stabilization and working from the inside out.

Our strength and conditioning approach for endurance athletes is unparalleled. We incorporate the CrossFit fundamentals of being constantly varied. Repetition is the enemy and results in a decreased ability to build fitness.

Make no doubt, our program is not easy, but we believe the journey is part of making the results more rewarding. Our design is to maximize you as an athlete and to elevate your fitness.

Our commitment to you is that we will coach, inspire, lead and educate with care, sincerity and a relentless motivation to finally get you where you want to go!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Automatic - Your Smart Driving Assistant

Ever wanted to see how your car is doing without having to take it to the deal, welcome Automatic!

Driving Feedback

Automatic learns about your driving style and gives you subtle audio cues when you do things that waste gas, like:
Rough Braking
Braking abruptly decreases fuel efficiency and dramatically increases wear-and-tear on your car’s brake pads.
Speeding doesn't save as much time as you might think, but driving 10 MPH over the speed limit reduces fuel1efficiency by 12-15%.
Rapid Acceleration
Stepping hard on the gas pedal decreases fuel efficiency and wastes money.
Automatic shows how you're doing on every trip.

Drive Score

Automatic scores your driving every week to help you improve. A high score could save you hundreds on gas every year.

Trip Timeline

The Automatic app displays detailed info about your week, like how much you drive and where.
See the actual MPGs for all your trips, even for older cars that don't display fuel efficiency on the dashboard.
Automatic also detects* fill-ups and even tracks local gas prices to show you how much you're spending.

Its a wonderful thing!