Showing posts with label gear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gear. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Steady, Ready, Shoot, Gerber Steady

Gerber's, always has their hand on the pulse of what outdoorsman want, the Gerber Steady, allows you to connect your DLSR or point and shoot.

Built for the weekend adventurer, the Gerber Steady combines the utility of a multi-tool and the functionality of a camera tripod. It comes equipped with an adjustable cell phone and screw-in camera mount and two foldable legs that serve as a tripod. The rest of the tool is all Gerber ingenuity – a fine edge blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, a bottle opener, pliers and wire cutters. Steady on down the trail.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Love These Glove Or Are They Mitten

So having a mitten or glove has always been a preference for many. You either can't tie your shoes or you can, scratch your head or not, you get the idea. This design from CAMP-USA, the price is excellent as well, $80. 

CAMP USA is the exclusive US importer and distributor of CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, the 120 year-old Italian climbing and mountaineering brand.
From our offices just outside of Boulder, we occupy our time obsessing over gear, taking care of customers, and exploring the Colorado rockies. Lunchtime romps in the Flatirons, morning alpine climbs in Rocky Mountain National Park, and dawn patrol ski tours on Loveland Pass keep us honest.
In addition to our small and dedicated staff, we rely on our athletes and customers for feedback and that not-so-subtle kind of pressure climbers like to exert when they talk about gear. If you have feedback or need anything from us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting.

• Updated for 2011
• Ski Mountaineering Competitions, Winter Running
• Attached wind shells hide away in a pocket on the wrist
• Durable synthetic leather palm
• Grip’R pads on thumb, index finger, and palm for superior grip
• Reinforcement patch to prevent abrasion from pole straps
• Terry wipe on thumb
The ultimate glove for spring ski tours and races! For pre-dawn starts and above tree line ridges when the fingers need a bit more protection simply pull out the hidden wind mitts. The coated ripstop nylon Windmit’N covers the fingers and thumb while leaving the palm exposed for good grip. The G Comp Wind is also a great glove for cycling in foul weather. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Vision, Kayak!

Interesting take on Kayaking. I see that the body is secure but how about the legs. Design is wonderful and if this could transform into a workable solution I am all for it, especially when surfing in the waves.
Freestyle kayaking is a relatively young offshoot of the canoe sport, where athletes perform maneuvers similar to those of skaters, snowboarders or surfers. This freestyle kayak design by David Laudert aims to improve upon the ergonomics, appearance, and overall user connection to the kayak. The athlete “fuses” with the hull and is fully supported within the interior without the use of straps that normally hold an athlete in place, relieving the fear of getting stuck under the boat in the event that it turns over and simultaneously enhancing the adrenaline-pumping experience.
Designer: David Laudert

Monday, October 03, 2011

Give the Shirt Off Your Back!

Today through November 27th, MK is rewarding you for donating the shirt off your back to a local charity. 

Here's the deal: donate a new or gently-used shirt to your local MK Retailer. For your generous donation, you will receive $20 off one MK Original MountainTop. Plus, the more shirts you donate, the more Original MountainTops you'll receive at $20 off (1:1). All donated shirts will be given by your MK Retailer to a local charity of their choice. 

Also, share the spirit of giving & win on Facebook! Post a picture of yourself donating a shirt on the MK Facebook page, and you'll be entered to win free MK apparel. 

Details, details. Offer valid only at participating MK retailers nationwide. For each shirt you donate, you will receive a $20 discount toward an MK Original MountainTop. The discount applies only to MK Original MountainTops (Stagecoach Jacket, Stagecoach Vest, Old Faithful Sweater, Original Mountain Denim Shirt, Teton Flannel Shirt, Teton Twill Shirt, Trapper Henley) and only one discount can be redeemed per item purchased. MK t-shirts & hoodies are not eligible for the discount. The discount(s) must be used the same day you donate for in-stock merchandise only. Promotion ends November 27, 2011.

Facebook Contest: (5) lucky MK fans will be chosen each month at random to receive a $75 MK Teton gift card to be redeemed online at (10) winners total for the two month promotion. Winners will be announced October 31st and November 30th. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Six Six One Long Sleeve Protection, Subgear Compression

Compression + Padding = Subgear Compression 

In a never ending pursuit of innovation in protection, SIXSIXONE introduces Subgear. Subgear combines the advantages of anti-microbial compression top garment with the protection of Intella-foam and EVA foam. The result is the perfect undergarment for motocross.
  • Mesh window in the upper back area for added breathability
  • SubGear utilizes an anti-microbial 4-Way compression fabric called Dri-Kool.
  • Wicks moisture off skin while keeping the rider cool, even on hot days.
  • Strategic amounts of Intella-Foam are light and absorb sudden hard impacts more than traditional EVA foam four times its thickness.
  • Flat-lock stitching eliminates irritating seams.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Burn Baby, Burn!

This is one of the best ways to start a fire (on a grill of course).


In Sweden alone, lighter fluid consumption adds up to at least 10 million bottles a year.* This figure does not include disposable grills or petroleum lighter cubes. Since lighter fluid burns at a low temperature it emits a lot of toxic hydrocarbons when ignited. Lighter fluid is based on fossile gasoline and is part of the problem with global warming. Use of lighter fluid and petroleum products in the barbeque always affects the food.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pack Without All The Pockets, Klettersack

Love Simplicity! Pack it up without looking into multiple pockets.


Our classic Klettersack. An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills. We use 1000d Cordura for the exterior and coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment. Our natural leather lash tabs are perfect for securing extra gear or attaching a bike light.

All of our bags are handmade in our LEED Certified shop here in Colorado.

Dimensions: 12″w x 18″h x 6″d

Materials: 1000d CORDURA® fabric outer with coated pack cloth liner.

Features: Natural leather lash tabs, plastic and metal military spec hardware, heavy duty straps reinforced with seatbelt webbing, inner drawstring closure and zippered top pocket.

Colors: Black, Duck Camo, Olive, Silver, Khaki


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

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).”

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.

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

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! 

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.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Freeflow Slacklines

Any Product that helps train your core is the way to go. Freeflow is second to non.

Plain and simple the sport is called slacklining. The "rope", which is called webbing, isn't pulled tight like a tighrrope. This is what makes slacklining so unique. The ability to bounce and sway allows you to build superb balance while maximizing your core strength.

The tensioning systems on all Freeflow Lines are so easy to set up and use that anyone can quickly adjust the line to their specific liking. Lines can be set super tight for jumping and aerial tricks. Go for moves like the 180, 360, Moon Walk - and if you really get good nail the backflip!

Looking to really build your balance and put a little wobble in your step? The line can be set loose and it will provide you with a really nice back and forth sway that mimics the motion of carving on a surfboard, snowboard, wakeboard or skateboard. Many board and ball training systems exist, but none offer the full range of motion that Freeflow Lines provide.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Keeping Warm, Quiksilver Cypher PS+ Heated Vest System

So who would not want to be warmer, at least on the East coast where this year it seems as though the water never warmed up. Well Quicksilver has found the answer without electrocuting the surfer. Utilizing Far-infrared heat technology and delivers hours of heat (129 deg on high setting and 116 deg on low setting) to your vital organs to maintain your core temperature and extend your session. Bonus is that the batteries are rechargeable, how green of Quicksilver. Quicksilver also claims hours of heat, that would be nice. Hey if you are clever and most are, when the season changes look to wear this under your jacket when you hit the slopes.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Take on a old Idea, Duffle Bag remade!

So the old military duffle is/was great, but backpack and designer suitcases came into play. If you like simple and one bag through over your shoulder and go then you will like this new take on an old design. Red nylon duffle bag with a drawstring fastening at one end as well as a full length outer zip. The bag has an internal zip pocket and adjustable nylon cord straps to make it more secure.

Made in Japan, this piece measures approx 28” x 9” x 9” and the adjustable shoulder strap is 38” at its longest length.
Simple and redesigned for the modern world.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ABS-Avalanche Airbag

Fall is upon us and that means switching gears, mountain biking, trail running, and yes skiing starts to creep in the picture. Well feel a little more secured with the ABS-Avalanche Airbag system, wears like a back pack, then pull to inflate.

Once activated, the ABS equalizes the volume and density of the victim relative to the surrounding snow by working on the principle of "inverse particles" .

...and you are ontop within 2 seconds.

As with a life vest in the water, the victims swims on the surface of the avalanche. The added volume of 150 liters has been calculated to be needed for cold, dry and loose snow. If the snow is denser, wetter and heavier less volume is needed. The statistics show that all victims carried down by a moving avalanche stayed on top and survived the incident (see the statistics) .

So be safe get prepared and hey have an advantage if you are playing out of bounds.

Rappel Belt

Ok not that you would but know that you could. There is no gadgets, technology or fancy buttons on this belt, strap in on and it holds up your pant. A bit different than the standard a conversation piece as well. Lightweight, flexible, and comfortable uniform belt that can be used for emergency rappels. Does not dig into waist when bending or moving like other brands.
Worth the price - $24

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bike Gel Flask Holder

Avoid the gastrointestinal meltdown and fuel your body right. Fuel Belt has the Bike Gel Flask Holder, holds 6oz of gel (3-4 packets) within easy reach on your bike. No more taping gel packets all over your frame! Mounts on stem or any frame tube with Velcro straps, helping to avoid the meltdown and ruin a day that you were physical prepared for! All the technology and gear only gets you so far, learn nutrition, experiment and try out multiple products so that you are ready on race day.