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Goodies for your active lifestyle
1. GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Backpacking Cooking Set
We like this durable, non-stick super efficiently designed cooking set. The set includes two mugs with insulating sleeves, two bowls and an ingenious strainer lid. Also included are a frypan and a pot gripper, all designed to fit inside a carry bag that doubles as a sink basin.
Coming in at just under 1lb 13oz, the Pinnacle cooking set is the ultimate in space saving ingenuity that comes fully equipped for the needs of two backpackers.
2. Spank OOZY 760 Trail Bar
Sorry to get your mouth watering, but the OOZY is not that kind of trail bar. We’re talking mountain bike handlebars from Spank, a leading manufacturer of cycling components. Oh, your mouth IS watering? You must be a die-hard rider!
Designed for cross country, trail, all mountain and enduro riding, the OOZY’s 760mm width offers added stability on the downhill. Made of Super-6 Alloy, the Spank Extreme Gradual Taper (XGT) bars are designed to taper gradually and continuously from reinforced wall thicknesses at the stem clamping zone, all the way to the bar ends.
The lack of stress risers, which are normally present in tapered handlebars, allows energy to dissipate unimpeded through a gradual tapering within the inner core, leading to improved strength and fatigue life, and better dampening of hard hits and chatter. To the rider, this means enhanced confidence and control, and less hand, wrist, and forearm pain.
3. Urban Armor Gear
Urban Armor Gear – or UAG as they are commonly known by – offer light weight yet rugged drop-tested military grade protection for all your devices. Inspired by a sense of adventure, their distinctive cases are engineered to protect your gear from the rigors of a mobile lifestyle and enhance the utility of your device. Their products reflect the independent spirit of their designers and represent a dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship.
As work and adventures often go hand-in-hand, you will be rest assured knowing our MacBook and iPhone are well protected by their UAG Composite cases from the frequent mishaps they endure outdoors. UAG offers different levels of protection for an impressive array of devices; and they look pretty snazzy, too!
MSRP $34.95 (iPhone) – $79.95 (MacBook)
4. Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) SingleNest Hammock
This is the hammock that started it all. The SingleNest comes with its own stuff sack and folds down to the size of a softball. This hammock is light enough for backpacking and also perfect for camping and hanging out in the backyard. If there is one piece of gear you buy this summer make it an ENO hammock … you can thank us later.
5. CamelBak Quick Grip Chill
Not every run is an expedition. We love how the Quick Grip Chill lets you move light and fast, but holds enough water for a substantial five-to ten-mile run. CamelBak added a zippered pouch with just enough room for the three true essentials: keys, card and phone. The extra stretch mesh pouch expands to fit an energy gel or two, and the velvetex-lined strap won’t chafe your hands over the long haul.
And as always, the insulated Podium bottle keeps your drink cold from start to finish. Other features include reflectivity, a key clip and an adjustable cinch strap for a secure carry. The Podium bottle features patented Jet Valve technology with a lockout dial for leak-proof transport. The Quick Grip Chill comes in an array of color choices.
6. Zing Energy Bars
This is a new energy bar brand that was formulated with sound nutritional science in mind. They also taste fantastic. If you are looking for a new energy bar try Zing. Our favorite flavor is Dark Chocolate Mocha. Truly one of the tastiest energy bars ever made and high in protein and fiber to boot.
MSRP $31.95 per dozen
7. Chaco Sol Women’s Sandals
The Chaco Sol is the go-anywhere and wear-with-anything sandal we love. With the same durability that made Chaco famous, the Sol is our favorite sandal for long summer days.
As part of their New Chill leather collection, the Sol features full-grain leathers and padded pigskin lining. The sandal features the all-day support and comfort of Chaco’s slimmed-down women’s specific LUVSEAT™ footbed and their 25 percent recycled EcoTread™ outsole.
8. The North Face Campforter 20 Sleeping Bag
Rated at 20 degrees Farenheit and weighing a svelte two pounds twelve ounces, the Campforter 20 is perfect for camping trips. This is a down bag with a relaxed cut that allows for sleeping positions that are more natural. The down itself is water resistant with a hydrophobic finish that repels moisture up to ten times longer than untreated down. Our favorite feature of this sleeping bag is the wraparound zipper that converts half of the bag to a cozy quilt for lounging around the campsite on chilly nights.