April 23, 2013
Double barrel, 1100 lumen led flashlight delivers 10 different light settings by Impeltronics
Impeltronics is now offering the Night Owl LED Flashlight, which offers 10 different light settings, in one device. Providing a wide-range of versatility, the multiple settings even provide a double light capability with 1100 lumen output.
Whether you’re seeking a flashlight for search and rescue, camping and hunting or everyday purposes, the Night Owl Flashlight is also equipped with CREE LED lights, giving the user about 50,000 hours of bright light time. Both output and runtime have been officially tested to make sure battery life holds up as specified. It is important to note that all functions of this clever light will operate on a single battery at about half the runtime.
Additionally, the Night Owl LED Flashlight comes well-equipped with a holster, a lanyard and a handy operator’s manual, making handling easy and quick. For travel trips or use in harsh conditions, the Night Owl flashlight is constructed with an aircraft aluminum housing, stainless steel lens rings and diamond coated strengthened lenses. The aluminum has an anti-scratch, premium anodized surface.
Capable of lighting the way in extreme cold or extreme heat, the Night Owl is designed by Impeltronics with a variety of temperature ranges in mind. For days when the weather is toasty, multi-level cooling fins on the device keep it chilled protecting the internal electronics and LED. A scalable battery end cap also includes a waterproof seal, for even more improved versatility and usage in extreme situations.
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April 11, 2013
The Bad Elf GPS (left) plugs into the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to enable satellite GPS, while the Bad Elf GPS Pro (right) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth) up to five users who can share real time GPS data – anywhere.
Bad Elf, manufacturer of Apple-approved accessories that enable the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to receive real time GPS data on board via satellite, has appointed Northport Systems, Inc. to distribute the Bad Elf product line in Canada.
Headquartered in Toronto, Northport Systems is a leading supplier of GPS-related products for marine navigation. The company also supplies desktop, mobile and web-based navigation software products under its own Fugawi brand.
Bad Elf GPS does not rely on cell tower assistance to achieve a lock or to determine position. The Bad Elf units include a high performance satellite receiver and antenna that receive data directly from the GPS satellites. Locking on to up to 15 satellites, a Bad Elf unit supplies GPS data up to 10 times a second that can be accurate to within 9 feet (2.5 meters). This also means users will improve their GPS lock on the water beyond cell phone coverage areas.
The Bad Elf GPS (BE-GPS-1000) plugs into iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad 30-pin connector to enable satellite GPS, while the small and compact handheld Bad Elf GPS Pro (BE-GPS-2200) operates independently to wirelessly connect (via Bluetooth wireless technology) up to five users who can share real time GPS data for display on digital charts and a wide range of other compatible marine apps. The GPS Pro was the winner of the TechRadar Best GPS Device award at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.
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April 11, 2013
inReach SE with Color Screen and Virtual Keyboard Offers Expanded Standalone Text Messaging Capabilities, Adjustable Tracking Intervals, Pairs with Popular Mobile Devices
DeLorme, the innovation leader in personal satellite communications and navigation technology, has announced the launch of its newest product inReach SE (Screen Edition). With 90% of the world’s surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach SE is essential gear for the traveler or outdoor adventurer to keep them connected and safe anywhere in the world. inReach SE remains the only satellite communication device that can both send and receive text messages in its price category.
The newest generation of inReach builds on DeLorme’s award-winning technology to keep outdoor adventurers, boaters, aviators and travelers connected when off the grid or in parts of the world where cellular communications are limited. With the expanded standalone capabilities of inReach SE, users benefit from a color screen, virtual keyboard, slim design and a long-lasting internal lithium battery. In standalone mode, inReach SE provides free-form texting capabilities of up to 160 characters to any cell phone number, email address or social media page.
Using DeLorme’s Earthmate App (www.AppStore.com), inReach SE pairs wirelessly with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to access topographic maps and NOAA charts and to make text messaging even more convenient. inReach SE is also compatible with Android devices.
With the ability to maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments, inReach SE also offers global SOS capabilities, adjustable tracking intervals from 10 minutes to four hours, and remote real-time follow-me/find-me tracking and ping-me locating. In the event of an emergency, the interactive SOS capability of inReach automatically triggers remote tracking and allows users to describe and update their situation so proper resources can be deployed.
“Whether you’re deep in the backwoods, floating on a remote lake, or simply travelling abroad, anyone can benefit from the comprehensive functionality of inReach SE,” said Michael Heffron, DeLorme CEO. “Over the last two years we have been listening to customer feedback, so the next generation of inReach includes many new features based on their input. The internal rechargeable battery and the on-screen, free-form texting are especially beneficial, making on-the-go communications more convenient and delivering peace of mind to family and friends easier than ever before.”
inReach operates over the Iridium satellite network, providing truly global two-way satellite communications, high network reliability and low-latency data links (less than 60 second delivery of messages end-to-end) anywhere on Earth, with no gaps, fringe or weak signal areas.
The follow me / find me tracking feature of inReach provides GPS position updates allowing family and friends to follow the user’s trip as it happens. Family and friends can log into a dedicated MapShare page to follow a detailed breadcrumb trail, ping a location, and send messages to the inReach owner. In the event of an emergency, the built-in SOS button can be activated to trigger a distress alert with delivery confirmation and it automatically activates the remote GPS tracking feature. GPS tracking assists search-and-rescue personnel with homing in on the user’s location, whether stationary or on the move.
Pairing the inReach SE via Bluetooth with the Earthmate App turns a mobile device into a global satellite communicator and navigation tool. Real-time GPS location, tracking and text messages are overlaid on the digital maps for easy navigation and position location. inReach owners get exclusive, unlimited access to DeLorme’s topographic maps and North American NOAA charts, which can be downloaded via an Internet connection prior to departure and remain available in the Earthmate App even when outside cellular coverage.
Suggested retail price for inReach SE is $299, with annual satellite subscriptions beginning at $9.95 per month. Four-month seasonal and special aviation plans with more frequent tracking intervals are also available.
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March 7, 2013
The ComforT Bag is a lightweight sleeping bag with the perfect combination of warmth and comfort for indoor and warmer weather use (50-70 degrees). It’s available is six designs including Mossy Oak Break-Up and Duck Blind.
Although conceived for use by Firefighters as a convenient sleep system for rotation duties, anyone can enjoy its benefits. Whatever your passion or profession, the versatility of Knight sleeping bags make them an unmatched choice.
The patented design features a detachable pillow pad with built-in pocket for a full size pillow. Velcro attaching points on both sides of the bag allow for right or left hand zip. Simply detach the pillow pad, flip the bag over, and reattach. It’s quick and easy to set-up for use and to store. To help regulate body heat there is the ComforT Strip draft barrier at the top and Velcro closure at the foot. Draft tube along the zipper keeps out cold air and prevents heat loss. Both sides feature a convenient storage pocket with Velcro panels you can customize with your name and favorite insignia. Made to be rolled full-width from the top down and secured with quick release straps, you can even roll your pillow up with it. The shoulder strap makes hands-free carry simple. It can be outfitted with an additional fleece liner (sold separately) for cooler weather or mated with another ComforT Bag to form a double bag for even more versatility.
Each one is quality constructed with pride in the USA using premium materials. Solid colors feature a 7.5oz cotton duck shell. Camo colors feature a 7.5oz poly/cotton shell. All have soft, no-pill poly-fleece lining, heavy duty YKK hardware and excellent top opening quick exit zipper. Every great sleeping bag needs equally great insulation and Climashield Apex delivers. Climashield’s signature continuous filament insulation has the highest level of thermal efficiency in the industry and is the premier insulation in use by the US military. It doesn’t clump, shift or separate with repeated use or washings, ensuring consistent warmth throughout its lifetime. Just wash and dry, then roll and go.
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February 12, 2013
Whether you’re setting up equipment or bundling and attaching extra gear to your bag, Nite Ize’s new CamJam and CamJam Small Cord Tighteners will make any tightening a stress-free task. Compact and lightweight, this innovative new product is designed to lock light loads securely into place with a simple pull of a cord. Simple in structure and versatile in use, this CamJam Cord Tightener will be any outdoor enthusiast’s new best friend!
The CamJam Cord Tightener is an easy, knot-free way to tighten, tension, and secure cords. It may be small in size, but if offers big functionality where you need to apply some sort of tension. It features no moving parts to break or wear out, and it’s easy for anyone to use, making it the perfect knot-free solution to securing lighter loads of all types.
Made of sturdy, durable plastic, the CamJam Cord Tightener offers two versatile systems of use and can be used and reused hundreds of times. Clipped to rings and hooks, it’s excellent for hanging and securing banners, lanterns, tarps, tents, and other gear. Or, create a loop by clipping it to one end of the cord and pulling the other end through-perfect for bundling light gear, extension cords, cut brush or even groceries to a bike basket.
For those smaller loads, Nite Ize designed the CamJam Small to thread a narrower cord (from 1.8mm to 3mm in diameter). With a stainless steel gated carabiner on one end and a rotating, ridged cam mechanism on the other, the CamJam Small can be anchored to any hook, D-ring, or loop. The new CamJam Small Cord Tightener is available in either a two pack or a two pack that includes 1 x 12′ section of highly reflective cord.
Nite Ize was founded by creativity and has continued to commit to innovation throughout 24 years of business. Nite Ize products and brands strive to exemplify problem/solution based products with quality and performance at the core. Nite Ize takes pride in the way they conduct their business and do what they say they will do. Nite Ize team members are passionate about their products, customer satisfaction, their partners and the environment.
Nite Ize operates from its corporate offices in Boulder, Colorado, and offers over 400 innovative products & accessories in five unique categories: Mobile, Hardware, LED, Flashlight, and Tool. Its products are sold in over 60 countries by the world’s most recognized retailers.
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February 7, 2013
Meet the Tin Packer. This bag was created to fill the need for a simple no nonsense pocket pack that is American made and doesn’t break the bank, The Tin Packer can be utilized as is but is intended to be modified by the user to personalize it for their needs.
When you start looking to head to the outdoors it seems your possible gear options multiply faster than you expect. Little things like your wallet, keys, phone and cash can easily get lost. Keep all of your small items together. The Tin Packer fits that role perfectly. It’s about 4.75″ × 3.5″ inside— big enough to hold an Altoids tin.
Many packs bought today are tricked out with extras you don’t want, to get you a feature that you do. With the Tin Packer YOU personalize YOUR pouch YOUR way. Want a certain color? The Tin Packer accepts most commonly available dyes you can apply at home. Want to add on a loop or a grommet or a pocket? The Tin Packer’s canvas is easily modified by a good sail needle, scissors and some thread. Field care and repair is easy as well. If you wish you may treat the heavy canvas of the Tin Packer to repel water with any number of waterproofing options.
Its not just another pouch its YOUR pouch done YOUR way.
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February 6, 2013
Win Announced at Product’s Unveiling
Hydrapak, a leading global supplier of active-lifestyle hydration equipment, today announced its new SF350 and SF500 SoftFlask collapsible bottles have been designated ISPO Award Winners in the Performance Accessories category.
ISPO’s international mix of 57 judges, with expertise in design, professional sports, media, and retail, have bestowed the prestigious award as the company introduces the new SoftFlasks to the market.
Extending the utility of the easily stored and collapsible SoftFlask line, the new SF350 and SF500 focus on performance hydration and feature wider filling ports, on-demand bite valves, shut-off switches, and are versatile multi-sport accessory produced in .35 and .5 liter capacity. The modular design is user-friendly and flexible: whether stored within a backpack, a cycling jersey pocket, or with Hydrapak’s optional integrated hand straps, these feather weight flasks are engineered to adapt.
“The SoftFlasks have great potential across a wide variety of sports and recreational activities,” said Hydrapak CEO Matt Lyon. “We are excited to develop this entirely new category of hydration and feel honored to become an ISPO Award winner. It’s awesome.”
With an introduction at the ISPO trade show and launched to consumers in Summer 2013.
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January 23, 2013
Focus on innovation and technology extends brand’s product range
PrimaLoft, the world leader in performance insulations and performance fabrics, continues its dedication to innovation and performance with the launch of two new performance-driven insulations.
The new PrimaLoft insulations, PrimaLoft with 4Flex Technology and PrimaLoft with Grip Control Technology, will be launched at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Samples will be available for preview, by appointment, at the PrimaLoft booth (#39043).
PrimaLoft with 4Flex Technology
PrimaLoft with 4Flex Technology is an innovative insulation engineered to provide incredible 4-way stretch and recovery without sacrificing warmth and water repellency.
This new insulation is ideal for use in outerwear and gloves worn during high-output activities requiring ultimate flexibility and freedom of movement – including ice climbing, snow sports, and aerobics. PrimaLoft with 4Flex Technology delivers body-mapped thermal efficiency that moves with you.
PrimaLoft with Grip Control Technology
PrimaLoft with Grip Control Technology delivers stability and adhesion for gloves and footwear. It is engineered to deliver a non-slip grip for gloves and footwear where it counts for a confident and stable hold. Whether you’re an ice climber, ski racer, motorcyclist, or golfer, PrimaLoft with Grip Control Technology delivers performance by enhancing our insulation known for warmth, comfort, and water resistance and adding the functionality of a slip-resistant grip for a range of activities.
“PrimaLoft continues to pursue innovative concepts to deliver technical insulation applications for today’s outdoor industry,” said Mike Joyce, President & CEO, PrimaLoft. “By pushing our technical properties, we are able to develop and deliver top-line products for our brand partners. Especially as they look to introduce to consumers how PrimaLoft® keeps you warm, dry and comfortable in any weather condition.”
PrimaLoft has made significant strides in the development of its proprietary synthetic insulations with research and development and processing technologies.
PrimaLoft Performance Fleece and Fabrics
In addition to new synthetic insulation developments, PrimaLoft continues to engineer and introduce new performance fabric applications using PrimaLoft YARN, including: performance fleece, base layer and technical knits.
These performance fabrics are constructed with PrimaLoft YARN, a knittable yarn made from micro denier PrimaLoft fibers that are finer than cashmere, resulting in a luxuriously soft feel. Fabrics constructed with PrimaLoft YARN feature the following performance advantages: warmth, superior softness, fast dry rate, enhanced durability, moisture management properties, and anti-friction capabilities.
PrimaLoft SYNERGY Adoption
In addition to the new insulations launched at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013, PrimaLoft will also showcase the latest technical and outerwear performance garments featuring PrimaLoft SYNERGY, adopted by the following brands for Fall ’13: BIG AGNES, Browning, Isis, Merrell, OAKLEY, Patagonia and The North Face, just to name a few.
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January 22, 2013
The flagship boot from LaCrosse Footwear has been the Burly, and the next set of improvements on this boot has made it the AlphaBurly.
“This year’s model has been dubbed the AlphaBurly Pro,” Taylor Towne, public relations coordinator for LaCrosse Footwear, explains. “We’ve decided to refresh this line for 2013 by adding new features and benefits, along with a better fit and more comfort. We’ve used a more-natural rubber compound to make it more flexible and easier to put on and take off. We also have removed some of the rubber from the upper part of the boot and used neoprene to add more flexibility. Instead of a rubber gusset, we’re using a neoprene gusset to increase stability.”
To me, the biggest improvement is on the inside of the boot. Instead of a fleece inner lining, LaCrosse has added an embossed neoprene lining with channels to increase airflow and prevent the foot from sweating so much. Too, you can get a camo outsole, which is great for the turkey hunter. The uninsulated AlphaBurly Pro has a bigger lug system sole. To learn more about the AlphaBurly Pro from LaCrosse, visit www.lacrossefootwear.com.
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January 22, 2013
The High Ground boot from Danner follows the popular Pronghorn boot that has been Danner Boots’ show pony for several years. The new High Ground is a much lighter boot.
“This new boot is built on our trailguard platform, a feature of many of our hiking boots,” Taylor Towne, public relations coordinator for Danner Boots, reports. “This boot still provides the durability and stability that hunters have enjoyed in the Pronghorn, but this boot is much-more agile and is built more on the athletic-shoe platform. Designed to eliminate hot spots and pinch points – the High Ground is extremely comfortable.”
The boot comes in a variety of insulations and men’s and women’s styles and has very durable hardware gripping ability. It will be a great super-light and comfortable boot for hiking and hunting mountain terrain. For more information on Danner’s new High Ground boots, visit their website at www.danner.com.
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