Hiking

May 202013
 

Overboard Waterproof Backpacks

If you’re into water sports you know how important it is to keep your gear safe from water while enjoying your preffered aqua activities.

Overboard, the UK based leader in waterproof bags and cases, has a full line of accessories developed to keep your stuff away from water. From all their products, I was especially attracted by their waterproof backpacks. With capacities between 20l and 30l, the Overboard waterproof bags feature a large internal compartment where you can store your precious gear and are made of PVC and 600D nylon (meaning the humidity will not soak through even if exposed to water for long periods of time). Here’s how they describe their own product “This Class 3 waterproof backpack offers many great features padded shoulder straps; padded back; padded lumbar; adjustable sternum strap; adjustable waist belt; top carry handle; an outer elasticized bungee; outer zippered mesh pocket; outer elasticized mesh pocket; reflective stripes; and an internal pocket.”

With prices ranging from $65 US and up based on the purchased model and carrying capacity, the Overboard bags are a great purchase for any water adventures lover.

$64.99 | BUY NOW – US Market
£35.49 | BUY NOW – EUROPE
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May 072013
 

Cool Item Piles: Hicking Gear
The warm weather is here, and, with it, the start of the outdoors trips season.

To help you prepare for your next mountain trip, I put together a selection of outdoor trips essentials. The list is targeted to the average tripper who seeks to spend a couple days in nature, and not for the adventurous hiker who’s ready to take on Mount Everest. While we compiled the present list with care and choosing high quality items, please do your due diligence in choosing your hiking gear as your life might come to depend on it.

1) Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die: Outdoor Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations – $9.98
2) Bear Grylls Men’s Trek Long Sleeve Shirt by Craghoppers – $67.99+
3) Bear Grylls Men’s Survivor Regular Trouser Pant by Craghoppers – $59.99+
4) Hammers HP5 Anti-Shock Hiking Pole with Compass & Thermometer – $29.99
5) TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack – $70.76
6) Hi-Tec Men’s Falcon Waterproof Hiking Shoe – $64.95
7) Gerber 31-000701 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Kit -$94.69
8) Emergency Thermal Blankets – Grizzly Gear – Folds to 52″ X 84″ – $5.99
9) Energizer 7 LED Headlight – $16.22
10)Coleman Hooligan 2 Backpacking Tent – $58.50
11) United Cutlery UC2821 M48 Kommando Survival Rescue Axe, Orange – $32.80

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Apr 132013
 

Suunto Core - The Outdoors Watch That Will Keep You Informed of Everything

Suunto is a Finish company specialized in manufacturing precision instruments for outdoors sports (diving, training, hiking… etc).
Their award-winning Suunto Core series come with an impressive set of features and is specifically designed to help you and keep you informed of of conditions while your sporting outside. Some of the features we spot were: temperature, altimeter, barometer, cardinal directions, bearing tracking, alarm, weather and weather memory, sea level pressure and so on … please check the product page to see a full breakdown of everything the Core Series is able to do.

The Suunto Core series comes with a variety of individual models, colors, shapes and functions, with prices starting at $299 US and a two year
The Suunto Core series comes with a variety of individual models, colors, shapes and functions, with prices starting at $299 US, a two years warranty and a variety of straps (sold separately) to match your personal style.

$299+ | BUY NOW – US Market
£177+ | BUY NOW – EUROPE

 

Mar 222013
 

Drink Clean Water With The Vapur Micro Filter Water Bottle

The outdooring season starts again, so make sure you take out your equipment, clean it, get it back in shape and complete the missing pieces, if any … also check the LifeStraw and The LifeSaver Bottle.

Today, we check the Vapur Micro-Filter water container. The new product feats on all well known Vapur Anti-Bottles (flexible water containers made of high quality materials that can be easily stored away when not in use) and, when used, filters oput 99.99 of bacteria, protozoa and microbial disease from drinking water.

The filter has a life time of 1,000 liters filtered and it’ll be available in the following weeks on the Vapur website.

$TBA | BUY NOW
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Jan 312013
 

LifeSaver Portable Water Filtering Bottle System - Clean And Filetr Your Water On The Go

Awhile back we featured the LifeStraw Portable Water Filter which allows you to safely drink water from almost any water source while on the go. While the LifeStraw is a good outdoors trip companion, we find it’s bigger brother, the LifeSaver Filter Bottle even better for the same purpose. Not only has the LifeSaver Bottle the same filtering capacity as the LifeStraw, but it also allows you to carry the filtered water for later usage … it’s a bottle, isn’t it?!?

Here are some of the LifeSaver Portable Water Filter features:

  • Bottle Storage capacity: 25oz (750 ml)
  • Water treatment speed – 25oz (750 ml) in just 60 seconds
  • Dry weight: 22oz (635 gr)
  • Replaceable drinking teat
  • Cap seal
  • Removable anti-slip base and carry strap
  • The LifeSaver Bottle eliminates the need for iodine tablets, tedious boiling, chemicals, tubes, shaking, scrubbing, waiting, and effort from the water purification process
  • Replaceable carbon filter
  • Compliant with most water drinking regulations (U.S. compliance EPA: U.S. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act 93-523; UK compliance: Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000;EU compliance: European Drinking Water Directive Council, Directive 98/83/EC)
  • Available in 2 formats: LifeSaver 4000 (cartridge service rating 1056 US gallons – 4,000 liters) and LifeSaver Bottle 6000 (1585 US gallons – 6,000 liters)

This is the perfect trip comanion for anybody who likes camping, hiking, outdoor trips as well as for emergency situations.

$149+ | BUY NOW – US Market
£119+ | BUY NOW – EUROPE
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Sep 252012
 

LifeStraw Portable Water Filter

LifeStraw allows you to drink water from contaminated water sources. It is very light, small, portable, and it is the perfect companion for an outdoor trip or any emergency situation.

LifeStraw Features:

  • Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
  • Ultralight: weighs only 2oz!
  • Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
$19.95 | BUY NOW
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