The team at Yeti has built an ice chest that will stand up to just about anything – hurricanes, floods and Grizzly bears included. Constructed from a single piece of molded polyethylene, the walls of Tundra coolers are two inches thick with freezer-style gaskets that lock in the cold. They’re tough enough to accept dry ice (-109F) that will crack ordinary coolers. If you depend on a cooler for work, a Yeti will pay for itself with the money you save just buying ice. Oh, and about those Grizzly’s – padlock holes are molded into the corners of the body that, when combined with a MasterLock, certify it as a bear resistant container. Now that is tough.
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Our exhaustive search for the perfect backpack may have come to an end. Mile High Mountaineering has just released three very impressive backpacks. These colorful packs are made from super-tough 315 ripstop Codura and come in 38, 55 & 80 liter options. The frame and sYnc A.C. suspension system is incredibly stable and claims to handle weight far more efficiently than most packs of the same size. Load and access your gear more efficiently through the vertical, water-resistant zipper on the front panel (our favorite feature) or the traditional top load opening that also hides a hydration sleeve and an integrated rain fly. Fully adjustable shoulder straps & a dual-pivoting, adjustable hip belt allow each pack to fit virtually any body shape. A special compartment in the bottom of the the 55 & 80 liter sizes house a built-in stuff sac that’s perfect for a sleeping bag. [...]
More than 300 top prospects were invited to participate at 2011 scouting combine in Indianapolis last week. This is a vital step in achieving each of their NFL hopes & caviar dreams. And while Patrick Peterson and Julio Jones may have demonstrated incredible athleticism – the behind the scenes unsung hero was a high-tech compression shirt many of the athletes wore. Under Armour created an electronic “bug” that’s woven in to their new E39 performance monitoring shirts. The removable, tri-axial accelerometer tracks everything from heart rate to g-force acceleration. Straight out of your FPS video games and onto the field; it gauges the power and efficiency of each athlete’s movements. Scouts and trainers can then view this data via their wireless laptop or iPad. [...]
Use this mat “for your mat” as a portable studio floor outdoors or alone for extra support during your home or studio practice. The Zuura Mat works on any surface: carpet, sand, grass, or cement and is tough enough to take your Downward Dog anywhere. Best of all, and because it’s made from bamboo, if it gets wet just wipe it off and let it air-dry before you roll it up. Now… if it could only help us with our Peacock posture. [...]
This ruggedized point-and-shoot camera is GPS enabled. It can trace your steps via its phototracking feature to not only tell you where you are in the world, but also display the information as long/lat coordinates or landmark name. If enabled, each image is tagged with geo-location info you can then use with the included software to provide a map of your route and photos taken along the way via Google Maps. The other specs are impressive as well: 14.2 megapixel resolution, HD video, GPS geo tagging, shock, freeze, water and dust proofing, 5x wide optical zoom (28-140mm), and 2.7″ rear LCD. You have four colors to choose from if “outdoor” orange isn’t quite your style → [...]
New at the Field Notes Shop is their self-branded Stenographers notebook. Steno notebooks are a staple at offices, indoor and out, just about everywhere (this one included). They’re so much more practical than a the much coveted Moleskin. With larger pages and a more comfortable writing position – now they’re just as beautiful too. The Steno is proudly printed by the good people of Schneider Graphics in Bensenvill, Il. and bound with bombproof black metal ring wire. We got our hands on one this week and can attest to their quality and attention to detail. [...]
Seen on rafting and backpacking excursions the world over. SealLine backpacks, dry sacks and gear packs are practically standard equipment. Even so, they’ve managed to find a way to improve their best selling Baja dry bag. It’s now tougher, lighter and greener. Perfect for extreme or prolonged wet adventures any where. These eco-friendly bags are built with PVC-free, extra tough 300D TPU double-coated nylon with double urethane coating. Still made in the USA, they maintain their exclusive Dry Seal closure and include D-rings for lashing down during rough travels. [...]