Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.

I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.

Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the originals and they still work, why look for any thing different. Well it seems as though they have the Clearwater CNX  a lighter more improved from the original.
"The essential KEEN fit and protection lightened up to make every step a natural connection. The Clearwater CNX features a webbing upper with traditional KEEN sandal style. The bungee lace allows for customized fit. Multi-directional flex grooves on the low-profile sole enhance the natural flexibility of the foot and improve ground contact while razor siping provides advanced traction on slick surfaces. The contoured arch supports the foot."
The one that has my interest is the Gorgeous 

This one is made for sailing and paddling. When it gets wet and cold this is my next shoe. Now the "O" which I will call them were perfect, where them on the boat where them off the boat, perfect.
These could however be my next sailing shoe.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Bell & Ross, Desert Type


I love watches the bigger looking the better, plus they need to be bullet proof. Bell & Ross has proven that over and over again, Desert Type is no exception. @ $4200 it is a bit steep but you will never need to replace it.
The latest addition to Bell & Ross's popular BR 03 lineup is a new stainless steel limited edition called the Desert Type. The sandy beige dial has a nice contrast against the black PVD coated case which is sized at 42mm, a much more wearable size in comparison to its much larger 46mm siblings. 
The watch also features an automatic movement, hour/minute/second/date functions, applied photo luminescent numerals/indexes/hands, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, and two strap choices: aged leather and synthetic fabric. Already sold out. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Torch T2 Bike Helmet With Integrated Lights

Great! Perfect!
Designer are producing great stuff. The Torch T2 is a perfect bike helmet for those who commute, live in a city or just going into town. It also has blinking red lights on the rear of the helmet as well.


Following the heritage of the T1, the T2 is the latest in cycling tech for urban commuters. It not only includes 10 integrated LED lights, but two rechargeable batteries offering up to 36 hours of continued use in a weather resistant design for safe riding in any type of weather, day or night!
The T2 helmet is fully CPSC and CE certified. We will also be using the funds of this campaign to test for the AS/NZS standards so that it will become available to the Australian market in 2015.
The T2 lighting system is protected by shatter-proof polycarbonate lenses. The lenses not only protect the LED lights from damage, but act as a diffuser making the rider just as visible from the side as the front or rear. The lenses also happen to be an integral part of the impact structure of the helmet's front and rear.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Garmin, Can They Kill GoPro

Garmin has a lot of ground to cover and the price is not going to help them. The good news is that there is another player in the market and they understand the playground. If nothing else this makes the market a little more choosy and hopefully easier to get into. Garmin is a trusted brand for many watches and GPS devices, so if the quality and care is put into the VIRB then you can bet that this will be a outstanding device. 

VIRB XE is the only HD action camera with G-Metrix™. So not only does it shoot rich, high definition video at 1080p60fps, it captures even more detail with G-Metrix sensors. Powered by Garmin GPS, G-Metrix allows you to track and overlay how fast, how far, how high, and how intense the action truly was.
$399
 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Citzen Eco-Drive - PROMASTER AQUALAND DEPTH METER

These watches are monsters, big, powerful and bullet proof, not that anyone would like to test that theory. Citizen has been making dive watches for awhile and they always are big and bad. Now with Eco-Drive, well no winding or batteries, perfect.

Ready, Set, Dive. CITIZEN® Promaster Aqualand 200 Depth Meter watch with 70M depth display, ISO compliant, 8h pusher maximum depth and 10h pusher reset, power reserve indicator and auto start dive mode you won't want anything else when headed to the ocean. Stainless steel case compliment the black polyurethane strap and black dial.

$950 0 buy now!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Amok Draumr 2.0, Cool Sleeping Place


I love new cool stuff, especially when it changed the way you look at things. Camping for instance, the Amok Draumr is one of those changes. 
The presidental suite to nature´s own hotel, including an outstanding view. Wanna sleep with nature? Come hang with us!
Amok Equipment is an outdoor equipment company that redefines the way people camp.After being sold out to over 15 countries, the patent pending hammock, Draumr has now reached its second generation.
The idea behind Draumr was to create an adjustable bed you can take anywhere. Draumr is customized for outdoor sleeping and camping and it's only requirement is nature itself. Its adjustability quickly turns it into a recliner, bug free area or a flat bed, with or without tarp.

the second generation of our patent pending hammock comes in colors blue and green. Suspension and bug net included. Available with and without tarp.
Colors:
Green (new) and blue
Hammock weight:
1.46 kg / 3.22 lb (without tarp)
2.05 kg / 4.52 lb (including tarp/stakes)
Capacity:
150 kg / 330 lb max weight
22 kN carabiners
Tree distance:
minimum 2.5 m, maximum 6 m.
Use of the hammock:
The hammock requires an inflatable sleeping pad - you can read about size recommendations here.
The hammock fits most people. We have created a foot bag that makes it comfortable for those as long as 190cm (large inflatable sleeping pad required). The maximum load is 150 kg / 330 lb. 
The hammock is intended for 1 person and normal use.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blue Freedom | The World's Smallest Hydropower Plant


Interesting, now I just need to get this for my house, wind powered. Not that you should be bringing your smartphone camping, enjoy the outdoors, but the concept is great.
Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.

Kickstarter

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fogo Adventure Gadget: GPS+Flashlight+Walkie Talkie+Charger



As things get smaller and more functional its only a matter of time till everything melts together. Or things that make sense. Meet Fogo, the only gadget that includes GPS, bluetooth, digital voice messaging, USB backup battery, and a powerful LED flashlight. Whether you're biking or hiking, fishing or hunting, navigating or camping, the Fogo keeps you safe and lightens your load!
The Fogo was built to get you off the beaten path and keep you safe while exploring. With GPS tracking and waypoint navigation, the Fogo can be your guide as you blaze a new trail. Load points of interest from your smartphone via Bluetooth or USB and see everything the outdoors has to offer you, while the built in pedometer keeps track of every step you take. When you get there, communicate with other Fogo users via text or voice messaging. Don't worry if the real world comes calling, the Fogo has enough power to recharge your phone and still light the way home with its 1000 lumen flashlight.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Get Cozier, Sleeping Bag For Two!

Backcountry Bed Duo SYN 1.5-Season

This is so for me, a larger sleeping bag like I am at home. Now this is great for car camping or if you have someone else you want to share the night with. It is not down, but hey if there is someone else in there with you, why would you need down. 

You asked for it - and we built it. Now you can "sleep" in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter…and a special someone. Plus, it's available in this synthetic fill build, offering performance in warmer conditions. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can "sleep" comfortably and naturally on your back, side, or stomach.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

INDOBOARD, Best Low Tech Gear, Ever!

One of the best workouts you can get coupled with curls, push-ups, squats, etc., is with the Indo Board.
The Original Training Package provides a complete workout without taking up a lot of space and offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Indo Board was designed to enable the rider to have fun while exercising the core muscles involved in board sports, team sports and fitness. The basic goal of the Indo Board Balance Trainer with the roller and cushion is to ride as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground.

The Original Training Package comes with both the original roller and the mouth inflatable IndoFLO:  Balance Cushion that is great for Sports Training, Rehab and Therapy by promoting core training and core stability on a unique balance training device used by professional athletes worldwide. The workout possibilities are practically endless with the Indo Original Training Package as new exercises are constantly being explored and developed by our team of Group Fitness Instructors. The Indo Board Original deck does not actively roll on the cushion, it simply tilts offering a full 360; circle of instability that is challenging in a way that's safe and fun. Best of all, there is no risk of falling and no learning curve insuring that anyone can now enjoy the benefits and fun of balance training anywhere.The Indo FLO cushion is a safe product that has a multitude of potential applications and can deliver an interesting, full-body workout, whose uses have been refined based on expert feedback. The Indo FLO cushion was designed so anyone, regardless of skill level or age, can enjoy the benefits of core training while improving their balance, posture, coordination, and leg strength.

Friday, February 06, 2015

AVADE, Heating Shirt, Perfect For Any Cold Weather Activity!


$199 AVADE AU
With a passion for dirt bikes, an obsession with comfort, and a love of adventure : Ride. Board. Walk. Fish, AVADE was started because of our own need for a LIGHTWEIGHT and fast acting, heated garment that could compliment an existing active apparel, not replace it.

We strove to build that perfect outfit, that feeling of unison between man and machine, tool or apparel, that feeling you get when everything works together and creates that harmonious flow.

Preparation and setup was paramount. We wanted  everything to fit and feel perfect, always thinking and researching new ideas.

Do we just buy something that was adequate, or do we build a garment that was perfect for our multitude of uses. Constantly altering and adjusting.

Originally it was the dirt bike and enduro riding that brought about the idea of a heated garment, keeping warm during those cool down times without overheating everywhere else. Then it soon took over our lives. It needed to work for our fishing trips and mountain biking weekends...golf, weekend sport spectating... the list went on. It had to be right for all, not just perfect for one.

AVADE has been designed to be incredibly lightweight, thoughtfully engineered and supply warmth quickly at the PUSH of a button.

Created for those start-up and cool down times, rest periods and transport sections. Using a minimalistic approach in an ultra light-weight garment,  synthetic fibres for strength and flexibility, naturally occurring vapour  release and Zero thermal benefits. Incorporating strategically placed carbon fibre heating zones, that balance heat, safety and battery life in a package that delivers maximum heat fast, on demand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

smrtGRiPS, Brilliant!



smrtGRiPS are the World's First Connected Bike Grips. A bike upgrade that makes your bike smarter, safer and more enjoyable to ride without ever needing a display.
These are brilliant, better for road bikes (coming soon I hope), but in general, just plain smart. 
smrtGRiPS seamlessly integrates eyes-free navigation, haptic feedback notifications and a bike tracker. iOS and Android Ready. All right in your hands.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pivotal Living, The Perfect Fitness Band!

What makes this perfect, $12, that right, by now most everyone has heard of Pivotal Living. They are the company that turned the wearable market on it ear. In a couple months last year they made such and impact that it completely changed everyone's marketing strategy. $12 for a band, brilliant, well its $12 a year for their services. Smart, considering most people stop wearing them after a couple months.
The interface and graphics are nice, there are some bugs but PL says they are working them out. To compensate all the early adopters they are giving users another year. So $12 for two years, again brilliant.
The best thing is the sleep alarm, it gently vibrates you awake. Hey if you only wear it to sleep, a $12 alarm is a steal.
Pivotal Living

Monday, January 05, 2015

New Year, New Gadgets, Garmin fēnix, Wear it All The Time!

When it comes to watches, it is hard to have one that does it all. Dinner, work, weekends, working in the yard and of course your active lifestyle. Well Garmin fēnix comes close

Uncompromising Multisport Training GPS Watch

  • Stainless Steel EXO™ antenna with GPS + GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy
  • 1.2-inch sunlight readable color Chroma™ display
  • Fitness training features like VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor (when used with a heart rate montior¹)
  • Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, TracBack and Sight’n Go
  • Connect IQ™ compatibility for customized apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields
  • fēnix 3 is the rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch. With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, fēnix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition. Access to theConnect IQ platform allows customization of watch faces, data fields, widgets and activities. And, fēnix 3 is a thin, light multisport training GPS that won’t slow you down whether for training or every day use.

    Serious Style That Stands Up to the Roughest Conditions

    fēnix 3 is available in 3 bold models: gray with high-strength, scratch resistant, crystal and black band; silver with red band; and the premium sapphire model with a stainless steel band and sapphire lens. Each watch features a protective stainless steel bezel and buttons, and reinforced housing for extra durability. A sunlight-visible high-resolution color Chroma display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light. fēnix 3 iswater rated 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode, 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 months in watch mode (all depending on settings).

    Advanced Fitness Metrics

    fēnix 3 is packed with training features to tell you about your form and fitness. The first is the VO2 max estimator. When used with a heart rate monitor¹, fēnix 3 crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. Track changes to your VO2 max to see your fitness gains and to compare with your peers. Other fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check, plus a Race Predictor, which estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number.
  • Swim Profile and Ski-board Mode

    The fēnix 3 isn’t just for running; special feature sets help swim training and skiing too. Borrowing from the Garmin Swim™, fēnix 3 tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. You just tell fēnix 3 the size of the pool you’re swimming in and begin your workout. Ski-board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. You can even use your fēnix 3 as a glove-friendly remote, via ANT+™, for the VIRB® and VIRB Elite action cameras.

    Navigate Your Way

    No other navigator GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) wristwatch offers you the combined training functions and our leading GPS technology. fēnix 3 provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten track. Its built-in sensors provide information on heading, elevation and weather changes.
    It records a GPS track log creating a “bread crumb trail” as you move. It also allows you to mark locations, such as a start/finish line, course checkpoint, or a campsite, vehicle or other point of interest. With fēnix 3, you can create and follow courses, mark up to 1,000 locations and store up to 10,000 track points and navigate to them.
    Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp™. fēnix is equipped with both ANT+ and Bluetooth® Smart capabilities to wirelessly share locations, routes and geocaches.
  • Altimeter, Barometer and Compass

    fēnix 3 altimeter
    fēnix 3 is equipped with ABC sensors to provide relevant real-time information. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not.
    fēnix 3 auto-calibrates its ABC sensors using its GPS receiver and also auto sets the time based on location. For an extremely accurate temperature reading, pair it with our tempe™ external temperature sensor.
  • Connect IQ

    fēnix 3 uses the ConnectIQ platform for specialized software so you can personalize your watch with customized apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces that make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter.

    Stay Connected

    Smart Notifications lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, even if you're on the trail. fēnix 3 receives the wireless signal from a compatible iPhone® 4s or Android™ smartphone² and let’s you know you have a message, displaying the text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.
That about does it. Can't wait for my Polar to crap out, since the back is rusted might not be to long.
Garmin here I come!