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!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Outex Waterproof DSLR Cover

Outex was designed to seal-in SLR equipment from the elements - even under water. The patented seal design allows malleability, flexibility, light weight and quick & easy installation.
The Kits offer you a complete solution for most SLR camera brands, including covers, optical lens, viewfinder, and the base accessories to get your started.

Get it, Outex!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Lawson Hammock | Blue Ridge Camping Hammock

Lawson Hammock | Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
Hammocks are one thing, hammocks that you can sleep in are another! This on by Lawson Hammock | Blue Ridge Camping Hammock is amazing. 

Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are the finest tent hammocks, jungle hammocks and wilderness hammocks made anywhere. This camping hammock is lightweight, weather resistant, and flying insect free.

Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are designed specifically for backpacking in hard terrain. Anywhere a tent can't go the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock is there - mountainside, jungle, wilderness, along river beds, etc... It's for people who are on the move, who need to set up fast and go. It can be used either as a tent hammock or on the ground as a bivy tent. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are made of the finest materials, including a nylon pack cloth bed, rip-stop nylon rain fly, and no-see-um netting. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are safe, comfortable, easy to set up, and really protect the occupants from flying insects and the elements. It's also light-weight, weighing only 4.25 lbs. Users don't have to carry added bulky weight such as ground tarps and sleeping pads. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are a leader in the three season tent category.

We think you will find this to be an outstanding three season tent. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks have been featured in many articles such as Backpacker Magazine, Soldier of Fortune, Outside Magazine, American Survival Guide and in the El Yunque episode of the 'Trailside Series' on PBS. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks have been used world wide by researchers and professionals as well as by campers, hunters, fishermen, whitewater rafters and kayakers in the most difficult climates and terrain with great success.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail or call us. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are products that we believe in; more than eight years of experience and research have gone into its design. Blue Ridge Camping Hammocks are available through purchase online at our website, at many catalogs and camping specialty stores, or you can call us directly to place an order. Thanks for your inquiries! Covered under U.S. Patents.

I'm in!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

MIT and US Army crafting uniforms with full-body fiberoptic sensors

Seems as though tracking your heart rate is not enough, now the military and MIT are thinking about tracking just a bit more of our soldiers.
Militaries want soldiers to carry an increasing amount of tech on to the battlefield, but that isn't necessarily convenient -- or comfortable. MIT and the US Army have started early work on uniforms with fiberoptic sensors that would alleviate much of that burden. By weaving in microfibers cut from a mix of specialized, fluidized materials, the partnership can build data links that cover the entire body without breaking or adding significant bulk. They could serve as basic elements of a communication system, but MIT has broader ambitions: the sensors could track wounds through heat signatures, and just might prevent friendly fire incidents by sending a don't-shoot signal when targeted with a laser sight. The fibers still have to get much thinner before the Army can offer smart uniforms as standard issue, but the wearable tech may keep soldiers nimble and, just possibly, save a few lives.