Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SHINE ON-DRINK UP Sports' Essentials For Darker Days

Portable Water + Light Options-Outdoor Sports' Essential from Camelbak®, Nathan Sports, Black Diamond, MPG, Sombrio, Nalgene, Nite Ize, Stanley, Rove

Colder days mean new gear to make those long outdoor hours-comfortable and safe.

From CamelBak® -new Arête™ 18"(11oz) and 22"(16oz)-ultimate peak bagging pack combines a reservoir sleeve and highly compressible-super light hydration pack-that's also reversible to transform into a reservoir sleeve to stash in backpacks for longer treks...or travels.

CamelBak® Arête™reversed---reservoir sleeve 'side' for longer treks---can use it as a daypack for the summit...airmesh harness with removable sternum strap
2 in one functionality-CamelBak® Arête™ 18" -$65 -in 5 color options, 22"-$80- in 3-made of 240D ripstop nylon- available January 2016-  Covered by the CamelBak Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee 

pretty roomy...enough space for day trips and travel...

CamelBak® Arête™22"

Water fountain shut-offs....mean hauling your own water for those longer runs...
ergo shaped ...the CamelBak Arc™ Quick Grip handhelds...have zip mesh stretchy pouch for essentials...

from Nathan Sports handheld hydration gets bigger with SpeedDraw Plus Insulated(up to 18oz $35). Pictured- Insulated double wall Fire and Ice technology reflective bottle, ergonomic grip shape with adjustable strap and thumbhole for grip free running..mesh strap and roomy zip pouch--doesn't stretch out after use---that happens to other brands. The QuickShot Plus Insulated -8oz-with zip pocket with internal stretch mesh pockets.all with with high flow race cap and 3M™reflection.
Water Bottles-all BPA free...

Nalgene's -like Kleenex defines the water bottle in the USA industry---introduces fun inspirational  On The Fly bottle...where can Sharpie in just what...leakproof design, one handed operation-and fits in most cup holders and bike cages...

ROVE®...a new mobile lifestyle brands that makes a slew of useful 'stuff' provides the ideal portable solution for on the go spa water  this Flavor Infuser bottle. LOVE IT. Leakproof, scratch+shatter resistant Eastman Tritan™-odor, stain and stain resistant, Fruit or tea leaves...infusion tube detaches for ez cleaning.
Because sometimes---sitting outdoors cheering on yet another kids' soccer game---needs a helpful nip...or celebration.
The Classic Wide Mouth Flask form Stanley leakproof, 18/8 stainless steel- single wall-...naturally BPA free too! Integrated lanyard so never lose the cap...8oz $24.99

NALGENE's also has a lightweight Flask-leakproof and slender, bulk-proof design for utmost discretion. $8.99


NiteIze makes an insane amount of innovative products-that even industrial design, Yves Behar worshipping geeks would adore...including this 3in1 LED FlashStick™-with bright 60 Lumen flashlight (high+low modes options), slide the metal middle part with GlowStick control buttons(glow, flash and SOS)----for lantern and Star Wars worthy glowstick modes- see below---easy to carry, 2.8oz- on hikes or while running for night time visibility.

run time 1.45 hrs on high...8.30 low-uses a AA alkaline battery included -tall cap includes a lanyard  hole...

SlapLit® got a refresh---makes it easier to replace the 2032 3V lithium battery included-snap it slap it technology -Bright Red LED turns on by pressing the end-lasts 100 hours,, weighs a mere 1.31oz. Passive high vis pattern-we use ours faithfully. 

New from Nathan Sports---Zephr Fire 100 Runner handheld torch and Lightbender RX sweat proof, waterproof, chafe-free armband light (3 color modes)....ergo grip design...shines where it should. Trail runners in  particular will appreciate the Zephyr Fire---the integrated hand strap-insures grip  free running-like their hydration, provides 108 lumens with 3 modes.Built in warning siren. Both have rechargeable battery via USB, and IPX4 weather resistant. 

Interesting---Runners' Headlamp Halo Fire™with a reflective BlackLight headstrap...288 Lumens, rechargeable battery, lightweight, 5 lighting modes-low, medium high, sprint, and strobe...spotlight -floodlight. Very cool- Auto Strobe sensor triggers strobe alerts on coming drivers and 2 down angled LEDs light up the path ahead. RunWave technology for hands free. Haven't tried this out---but intriguing. 

Durable---we still use out Black Diamond headlamp-from waaaay back when-but the COSMO model-is insanely lightweight (86g)...can double as a headlamp for outdoor jaunts for when the sun isn't shining bright. 160 Lumens max 3 levels of brightness dimming, strobe (high), red-night vision, proximity (single, double+ triple LED light options), IPX4 weather tough. Stretchy adjustable headband---runs on a 3 AAA Alkaline batteries-included. New for us-lock/unlock button option up top 
Performance wear reflects more...most brands have those reflective trim pops-but for dark night times-mean the more-the better...just ask the road kill...
from SOMBRIO---a collection for mountain bikers...the Pursuit Kit...Spring 2016 delivery....loaded with features... Pursuit Jersey and Shorts...have Chill Mesh technology-moisture wicking with Xylitol treatment produces a chilling effect when it comes into contact with sweat...and be seen!!...the graphics are glow in the dark---the fern print on classic slim sitting raglan top...and on the shorts too (camo print available also). Also onboard for the shorts-strategically cut laser cut ventilation, bonded pockets (keep moisture out) and silicon grip on inner waist, velcro tabs at waist, seamless crotch panel, made of ultra light and mid weight 4 way stretch fabric w/ DWR finish.

show and tell from MPG aka Mondetta Performance Gear- a Canada based company that redefined athleisure workout to streetwear years ago...and continues to update a fab collection of great trend on style+techy fabrics any gal-or guy would love. This jacket -glows in the dark when hit with light...serious reflective-overall pattern and trim...thumbholes for great fit, zipper cage no chafing, 2 side zip pockets, adjustable collar. Flattering fit.NICE. Seen at a Style Hunt Event.