Friday, May 12, 2017

Kammok Thylacine Down Sleeping Bag™

From a successful hammock campaign that launched Kammock into everyone's mind. Now they have been awarded Gear Of The Year. One sleeping bag, endless options. The Kammok Thylacine Down Sleeping Bag™ is an innovative outdoor sleep system that adapts as your needs and environment change. Set apart from other sleeping bags, the Thylacine is tailored directly to your body with adjustments to control the width of your sleeping bag, minimizing cold spots and maximizing comfort. When equipped with a liner, the Thylacine base bag adapts to a range of temperatures and outdoor conditions without sacrificing premium performance or snuggly soft feel. On its own, the Thylacine Down is a 20°F rated sleep system. Combined with the Thylacine Liner, you can sleep comfortably at or above 0°F. This sleeping bag is built to last and is covered under our lifetime warranty.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Omega's Seamaster, 1957, Redone.

THE OMEGA 1957 TRILOGY LIMITED EDITIONS In 1957, OMEGA released three professional timepieces that would all go on to become absolute classics: The Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster. In 2017, OMEGA is paying tribute to these three mechanical masterpieces by releasing special 60th Anniversary editions of each model.

THE SEAMASTER 300 - 60TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 39 MM Based on the CK2913, this new Seamaster 300 features a black aluminium bezel and retains the famous Naïad sign on the crown, which back in '57 was a mark of exceptional water resistance. Powering the 2017 model is the Master Chronometer 8806.


Friday, March 03, 2017

Redshift Sports, Game Changer! One Bike, Two Options. Tri/Road

This is amazing, one bike, two options. Tri bike then a road. All of us have had two bike and train on the road bike and race on the tri bike. Now you can do both.
Redshift Sports was founded in 2013 with the goal of making components that help cyclists and triathletes go faster on the bikes they already own.  We are a small group of mechanical engineers who happen to be avid (if somewhat average) cyclists and triathletes.
Prior to founding Redshift Sports, Stephen, Erik, and Scott managed (and still manage) Ripple Design LLC, an engineering consulting and product design firm in Philadelphia.  We work on a wide range of products, from medical devices to large-scale landmine clearance equipment.  We drew on this extensive design, prototyping and manufacturing experience to bring the Switch Aero System to market.
Red Shift - Switch Aero System. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Demons Need To Be Conquered!

Over a cup of coffee in the USFS building at Hermit Lake, the soon-to-be founding fathers of the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, Al Risch and Brad Ray, were discussing government budget cuts and the potential devastating results these cutbacks would have on the maintenance and stewardship of the fragile Tuckerman Ravine region.
Brad mentioned that similar Friends groups had started up in other parts of the country and wondered whether we could find someone in the Mount Washington Valley to start a local group whose mission would be to solicit private sector funding and raise an awareness about the struggle to keep and maintain a program of stewardship over the Tuckerman Ravine area.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

RunIQ from New Balance and Intel

In my eyes it is never good to be late, in New Balance's and Intel, it might have been the best thing. Seeing the mistakes and bad UX/UI from other companies, they seem to have made a pretty good watch at a GREAT price point $300 is amazing.

JOIN STRAVA Track your workout and connect with a community of runners worldwide.
BRING YOUR MUSIC Sync, store and listen to Google Play playlists via Bluetooth™ headphones.
TRACK YOUR HR Monitor your heart rate in real time and stay in your target zone.*
KEEP THE PACE Track your run time and intervals with one-click lap functionality.
MAP EVERY WORKOUT Track your course, pace and distance with built-in GPS.*
STAY CONNECTED Get notifications from your phone and reply on the go.**
MAKE IT YOUR OWN Download apps and customize your dashboard. *RunIQ's activity tracking metrics (including location, distance, heart rate, pace and cadence) are estimates and may not be completely accurate. Accuracy is affected by factors including physiology, nature of movements and location of device.

**When connected via Bluetooth™ or Wi-Fi. Reply feature supported on Android™ phones only.

***Additional bands available 2/1

pretty good selection for right out of the gate.

RunIQ, New Balance

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

CES Is Here, Casio Show's New Watch!

Coming from Engadget!
Casio's second watch doesn't look much different than the outdoor smartwatch it revealed at last year's CES. However, the software brains inside the ruggedized timepiece have been given a strong nudge forward. This is one of the first Android Wear 2.0 devices to surface, over half a year since we first got to play with Google's retooled wearable OS. The watch -- designed for outdoors types -- also comes equipped with low-power GPS and color maps that can be downloaded offline for true outdoorsmen and women. You will survive.
Yep, as we said earlier, the design is very similar to the original. Casio has, however, added button guards and a new protective bezel -- important when your outdoors watch costs a few hundred dollars. For usability while wrestling bears or kayaking for your life, the buttons are now different sizes to help differentiate while using it.
App-wise, Casio has further developed the things its Pro-Trek watch does best, with fishing, hiking and cycling features all well represented.

Friday, December 16, 2016

WANDRD, One Of The Best Packs!

We are passionate photographers, travelers, commuters, creators, and explorers, and we needed a pack that could keep up with our adventurous lifestyle. But we also wanted it to look incredible, and the perfect combination of style and function wasn't out there, so we decided to make it.

When we set out, our goal wasn't just to create a great travel and camera bag. We wanted to encourage others to stop focusing on the monotony of daily life and to really live.

A great bag does more than carry your stuff. A great bag evokes action and facilitates adventure, all while being so intuitive, you forget it's even there.

No matter what you're doing, we build each bag with one purpose – to help you focus on the moment.

And that is why we offer:

Limited Lifetime Warranty – We stand behind our products. If there is a manufacturer defect, we will fix or replace it for free!

30 Day Return Policy – We get it, sometimes you need to sleep on it. And we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. That's why we have given you 30 days to change your mind and return what you bought. Just email us at and we'll have you send the items back to us (with the tags still attached).

High Quality and Innovative Gear – We promise not to be content with mediocrity. We will only use the highest quality materials and will constantly look for ways to improve. In fact, we would love to hear your feedback and ideas for making our products even better. Email us at


Friday, December 02, 2016

Sometimes a better mousetrap come along, with bike transportation, this happens every year or so. Everyone trying to make it easier, quicker and the ability to handle multiple bikes. I love roof mounted bike racks, they have their downfalls, mostly, garages. UpSide seems to have something pretty good. If you already have a factory roof rack or aftermarket, you do all the work on the ground, lift it up and twist to secure it to your car. 


white-icon-fastFolded to installed within 20 seconds
white-icon-weightWeighs under 2.0kg
white-icon-sizeAt 610mm folds shorter than most MTB bars
white-icon-strongSuits bikes up to 25 kgs
white-icon-infiniteUnlimited by frames, tyres or wheels

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Wahoo Fitness Bike Desk

The Wahoo Fitness Bike Desk is gold, perfect for anyone looking to get some exercise in at work or home. More important it is perfect for watching movies on your laptop. For the price, $230, it is a bit high and a make shift version of your own, using pipes could be had for less.

The Wahoo Fitness desk is the desk for multi-tasking. Use it as an indoor cycling desk with your KICKR or as a standing desk in your office. It's fully adjustable to allow you to easily optimize for and switch between the following:
  • Standing
  • Sitting upright
  • Riding with hands on hoods
  • Riding in the drops
  • Riding in aero bars
The desk has built-in tablet and smartphone stands and built-in holes to connect all your computer technology. A steel frame makes it sturdy and a slip-resistant surface will keep everything in place - no matter how much you sweat.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Back, Better and Ready to Retake the Market! GoPro Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5, is out and it is going to reestablish what made them the king. 33 feet without a case, a small black camera that is fantastic and small 4K video at 30 fps, and comes standard with voice command support for hands-free controls. It also come with video stabilization, advanced wind noise reduction, as well as both a GPS and a touchscreen on the Hero5 Black — not to mention a small B&W screen up front.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Crazy Fast Tri Bike,

Crazy fast, Crazy fast, The Andean Project had one goal: to produce the best triathlon bike possible. A collaboration between Diamondback, KQ Studios, and unjaded aerodynamicists from outside the cycling industry, this bike achieves its singular purpose.

The Aero Core is the heart of Andean, and reflects our integrated design approach. This bike was designed from the center of the wheels—the least aerodynamic area—in towards the middle of the frame, then up. The Aero Core is the result: one large airfoil, it begins with the front wheel, transitions over the bottom bracket and exits off the rear wheel. Laminar flow across the entire system is improved, dramatically reducing drag at every yaw angle.

This is going to change everything, with thinking like this and everyone wanting to go faster, the ICU will have to make the change to the rules.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How To Swing A Kettlebell, Correctly!

Gear Patrol, nails this:
Exercising with kettlebells has a whole range of benefits, from building strength to burning fat, not to mention reducing the chance of injuring your lower back. But since just picking up a pencil awkwardly can blow out your back, we asked StrongFirst COO and certified kettlebell instructor Craig Marker about proper basic form. “The kettlebell swing is one of my go-to exercises for beginner to advanced athletes. It’s much simpler to teach than Olympic barbell movements, and it provides overlapping benefits like strength, speed, and explosiveness.” But that’s if you do it right. So make sure you know the basic movements before you go swinging heavy ass kettlebells in front of your gym’s floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
Hinge, don’t squat. Properly swinging a kettlebell is less of a squatting movement and more of bend at the hips. More accurately, the hips go back and the knees only bend slightly. “Think about this position as a jump. If you try to jump forward as far as possible, the bottom position is the same position that you use at the bottom of the kettlebell swing.”
Explode with your hips, not your arms. “If you think of a bullet being fired out of agun, it receives all of its power initially and then relies on momentum to get to its destination.” The same goes for a kettlebell swing. All the power in getting the kettlebell up in the air comes from the hips. Your arms are just along for the ride.

Your arms aren’t completely useless. Keep your elbows locked and your shoulders back. As the kettlebell arcs upward your lats are engaged, keeping your upper back tight, which Marker says “provides more protection to your lower back during the swing.” And don’t worry about how high the kettlebell peaks. It’s supposed to float up once your hips are in their forward-most position and you’re standing up straight.
Now for the downswing. “It’s like playing chicken with your crotch. You have to wait until the last second to hinge your hips and let the kettlebell pass between your upper thighs.” If your forearms are hitting your lower thighs, you lower back is doing too much work. Now that you’re at the starting position again, do it all over.
Final tip. Use the right weight. If you’re proficient with your swing, a heavier weight will build more explosive power. But adjust the weight according to your experience and proficiency. The key is to be explosive, so don’t jump up in weight too fast, too soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

TRAK, For A Runners Safety!

TRAK is a safety device that all runners should have with them. You never know and being prepared, today, is extremely important.
Make sure your are! Kickstarter

TRAK is a patent pending, titanium knife designed to be used by anyone, anywhere, regardless of conditions or environment.  TRAK was originally created to be used as a back up dive knife for commercial divers entangled in fishing lines.  TRAK has been adopted by runners due to it being lightweight, easy to carry, and rust proof.  The new TRAK was born. 
At less than 1/2 oz, TRAK is the perfect choice for individuals with an active lifestyle that need an ultra lightweight knife. TRAK is the perfect knife for those running alone, biking, hiking, camping or just walking your dog.  Regardless of the environment, TRAK can handle it!  We found that TRAK not only came in handy in a marine environment, but found ourselves wearing it on our daily runs.  With TRAK, you're never alone.


Thursday, June 30, 2016


Pump track rock, plan and simple. If more USA municipalities welcomed them, kids would be outside more, rather than in front on the TV, Phone, or computer.

Velosolutions Tour de Pump from Claudio Caluori on Vimeo.

Monday, June 06, 2016

OTTO | An Functional App Bike Tuning Kit!

OTTO Tuning System - 10 & 11 speed cassette

The OTTO Tuning System simplifies the rear derailleur adjustment process, giving everyone the power to adjust their bicycle with professional precision. It's a must for racers, mountain bikers, triathletes, enthusiasts and mechanics. This smart Tuning System uses your iPhone's camera and a set of engineered gauges to check shifting alignment, and provides verbal prompts that lead users through any needed adjustments. The App is free and offers progressive levels of functionality with both CHECK and TUNE options, as well as a multi bike profile feature.

Use OTTO before key events, after swapping wheel sets, when traveling with your bike, and with major component changes. Rides are better, smoother and race-ready. You will have confidence in your shifting and know it’s perfect.

Features & Benefits

Check: Verify rear derailleur alignment in less than a minute. Get your OTTO Index Score! A positive or negative score informs you whether to make counter-clockwise or clockwise barrel adjustments.
Tune: Full rear derailleur adjustment. In-App purchase required (7-day: $3.99 / 90-day: $11.99 / 1-year: $26.99)
Minimized Instructions are available for a faster experience.
Derailleur Angle & Twist measurements. Find out if your derailleur hanger is bent.
Compatible with Shimano or SRAM 10/11 speeds. iOS only (no Android or Campy).

Get it here for $39