Sunday, December 11, 2016



Why does it seem like all our our gear -seems outdated...maybe because it is! Gifts for those heading outdoors-no matter the pace...always appreciated especially when this new stuff is just so cool.

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT Hydration Systems from name brands Osprey and Camelbak-for  day hikers-trail running ultra-marathoners-and bikers...boast bounce free sips-and a lot of them.

OSPREY--hydration  compartment accessed handy dual zip-inside  dedicated compartment/band prevents reservoir from sloshing around..on hip belt-more compartments provide super easy access plus hip belt-zip compartment is handy and shift the weigh. Reflective pops...NOTE Duro 15 (pictured $140) and Dura-are gender specific-available early  2017

no jostling easy bite valves-QuickConnect for ez detaching-for refills ...stretchy front pocket holds gels/trash-or more hydration bottles! ErgoPull™ hip belt closure. Adjustable/removable sternum straps.

breathable mesh back panel-choice which side to clip hose...minimalist running style  Duro 6 $110 

Camelbak's new CRUX™ Reservoir delivers 20% more water/sips w/ Big Bite™ valve, leak-proof cap and on/off lever-BPA/BPS/BPF free...comes in bunch of sizes-shapes-including a 3L Lumbar reservoir...inside this terrific running/hiking vest. in the front two pockets are the new Quick Flow™ flasks-easy stash with Big Bite™ valve, insulated, large mouth openings for easy fill, easy dry hangar loop for ez drainage/drying, and volume makers too. ULTRA PRO VEST (sizes S-M-L) in lime punch/silver mad if ultra light materials with reflective pops, 3D vent mesh offers multi-directional air flow and cushioning to maximize comfort +breathability, dual adjustment sternum strap increase stability, fuel and gear storage-easy to reach mid-stride, and stretch overflow pocket...for rain shell and in front -upper zippered extra pocket...back 3D Vent Poly Mesh breathable back.

zippered extra media pocket. for smartphone, keys...
CAMELBAK...bigger size-good for unsupported ultra-marathoners- Ultra Ten Vest-black/atomic blue-also makes an excellent day-hiker pack...with compartments for additional gear like poles...

Seirus cold weather essentials= SolarSphere gloves absorbs the sun's rays converts it to heat via SOLARSPHERE™ Insulation-warmth is transferred to hands...while hollow filament insulation retains heat. Pictured Solarsphere™ Ace™ Glove $34.99 features 3g of Solarsphere and 80gHeatLock™form fitting lycra cuff keeps cold out too.

2LITE $338...and 2LITE TREK $329 packable-light load for 2 people on the go. 41" interior height-89" length, 28.45 sq ft body with 2 side doors. packs down to 13"x5"...front full tent pole can be replaced with Trek add-on for additional weight...2LITE TREK uses trekking poles -mesh tent body, fabric sleeve 6 stakes), weighs 2lbs 8 oz, full coverage fly, short arched pole, bow pole.
SLINGFIN's unique designs and patented technology (WEBTRUSS™) is obvious even to the casual camper-enables set-ups in extreme conditions-and is insanely lightweight too...durable and livable from A small outdoor gear company based in CA.

Windsaber $750 2 person-4 season expedition tent weighs only 4lbs 11.5oz, under 5 lbs pretty amazing  for a tent year round use. Extremely strong+lightweight, tent body and flysheet have matching vent for optimal air flow new clip system allows the tent to be used w-w/o the WebTruss™, tunnel door for gear storage or passageway, small packing size. Fabric is highly UV resistant-high tear and abrasion strength, double needle flat seams, all stress points reinforced, DAC tent poles-exceptionally tough+durable-just some of the construction details-that makes this cult fav brand-exceptional.

CrossBow 2-a backpacking tent for all seasons...can be converted to cover any range from 4 season mountaineering use o a lightweight StormPak™ tent (no tent body)...using the patented WebTruss™ technology...