Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FATHER'S DAYS Gifts- DAD's Who Pack Essentials+ Ride On


We can count on the fathers in our hiking group to carry all the survival stuff-maybe hard-wired into their DNA.

FOR the can count on Dad-encourage his instinctual abilities to pack the essentials:
Pictured---Medium DRY DUFFEL
FILSON-this American brand makes beloved outdoor attire and luggage from rugged Tin cloth and canvas...and now waterproof DRY DUFFEL (medium sized $160) and DRY DUFFEL BACKPACK $140 -from tough vinyl coated material...with webbing handles, waterproof zipper closures, radio frequency welded seams, adjustable buckle straps...great for hauling gear on watery outings. Available now-not pictured-rolltop duffel with hook+loop tab secure contents from the elements

love these-webbed is quick drying too. DRY DUFFEL BACKPACK $140 right. Middle DRY DAY Backpack $125.on left-DRY BAG-comes in small $35-roll top buckle handle, welded seams, oval base keeps bag upright while stuffing up
Go To Work Dad -Urban Commuter Who Bikes or Hikes
Straight Up Business Brief $130 
EAGLE CREEK makes a slew of adventure travel haulers-that defy environments and rough baggage handlers -so much so the company has a "No Matter What" guarantee...

style is easy to carry on a back-can tuck away the padded adjustable straps too-including cross body one-removable

Delivering soon-  a collection of urban handsome bags that have all the protective spaces for personal electronics, biz cards, etc...yet converts to easy carry backpack-and is roomy enough for gym clothes-or an overnight trip.

And all styles -loaded with thoughtful features.

strap down the wardrobe essentials---
2 padded digital safe zones=protection for electronics "All Ways Secure™
organizer pockets galore....includes RFID Blocker Pocket for passports and credit cards (yes the USA is catching up with the rest of the planet, this way)
material is durable and highly water resistant...2 way lockable zippers with Secure-Zip™ toggle closure, side pocket on exterior is handy
For the Father-Who Likes A Cold One...and carries for a crowd...

LOVE THESE---VACUUM INSULATED CLASSIC-64oz of BPA-Free insulated growler sized Kleen Kanteen re-useable/recyclable bottles. Keeps beverages-choose your own for 12 hours, cold for 24 hours-with wide enough opening to pour w/o a funnel, handy leak proof loop cap...tailgating, hiking, on a boat-in a car....enough for all $59.65

the big Tundra $299.99 and smaller sized Roadie $249 (14 cans of beer -20 lbs of ice) both big enough for BYOBs

State of the art premium hauler= YETI COOLERS...come in limited edition colors...and different sizes. FYI-Father's Day Gift Pack  $59.99 but IMO the kitchen grade 18/8  stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated 20oz Rambler included -only 'feeds' one. (With a trucker cap and Tarpon beverage entry tool.

Rotomolded construction-we think doubles as seating, Permafrost™ insulation, No Sweat™ design keeps dry on outside, Bearfoot™ non-lip feet, Vortex™ drain system-easy clean, unbreakable self-stopping hinges are bear proof too-keep the lid propped open for ez access.
SMART---these ACE CAMP bottles...roll down and clip for easy transport...
BPA free...

a lot of sizes available

clever has easy pour spout-and cap is wide enough to fill and clean interior
FOR THE FATHER THAT CARRIES A CAMERA for everything but ...smartphone selfies

GENIUS-Black Rapid Camera Straps re-invents what hauling a DSLR or mirrorless one-means---seriously.

Video sums it up the best-we have personal experience with the Sport strap-totally adjustable with padded part on shoulders-with the benefit of additional strap around-right under the upper arm (can detach)---the strap locks into the part of the camera where a tripod would easy, secure.


-on the water...check out these stunners-handmade in Maine of native Tidal Roots-Stand-Up Paddle Boards...using local labor+materials.

each wooden SUP by TIDAL ROOTS is a one-of-a kind beauty $2850-$3000
four models 10'-12' or custom available---for stable rides-to option for advanced paddlers

"Products With A Soul" stamped-and imo-end of use-makes a good bar top
-on wheels

CANNONDALE---has the urban and adventure cyclists in mind with a slew of guy sized bike options...
front right-Road Bike Cannondale CAAD10 SRAM RIVAL DISC $2,170-a step up for speedster...go the distance on this-very sophisticated aluminum race bike that's lighter, stiffer, and smoother than some rival carbons

top of the line Mountain Bike-Cannondale Jekyll Carbon Team $7580. frame-all new race-for all mountain shredders who like to go FAST-this version adept climber and aggressive descender-designed with Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz
FUUUN-Mountain Bike - Trigger 29 Carbon 2 $6,170-agile handler-for long distances with 29" wheels-nice blend for trail riders-who want a racer feel.

Cannondale Quick CX $1030 and fyi there's a Women's Quick Speed-so couples can be matchy matchy- fitness urban bikes-good for commuters who maybe like to get in an outdoor workout too-on road efficiency with off-road-on dirt ruggedness