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Henty Tube Backpack Review

Hentytube

Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they're not stable or ergonomic enough for much longer rides.  As my fitness increases I find myself [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
multi-function-cooler-and-picnic-table-2

Summer's nearly here, and it's almost time to start planning picnics.  If you don't like sitting on the ground with the dirt and insects, you probably prefer going to places with picnic tables available, but with the Multi Function Rolling Cooler with Table and 2 Chairs, you can go anywhere and still enjoy using a [...]

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Securing your bike when you’re out and about is perhaps the first thing a bike owner has to confront, once they’ve bought the bike and a helmet. As soon as you arrive at the post office, drugstore, or coffee shop on your first ride, you get off, and realize you’ll have to prevent someone else [...]

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Soocoo S60-1

Action cam is a term that has permeated the fabric of today's youth. With the popularity of GoPro cameras, the market has been flooded with a whole slew of new offerings to knock the leader of its perch. The Soocoo S 60 is a new contender and they have asked us at The Gadgeteer to [...]

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Pictures of a new product called Notch.  Notch is a hat thats has a notch cut out so that sunglasses fit comfortably within the brim of the hat. Product designer Paul Cunningham of Yuma, Arizona

I wear glasses daily (I can't wear contacts) and wear ballcap-style hats often, especially when outdoors. I sometimes wish I could pull my cap down lower over my eyes, but my glasses or shades get in the way. Notch must have been reading my mind, because their hats potentially solve this problem.  Founded by a U.S. [...]

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barebones-canyon-lantern-2

The Barebones Canyon Lantern has a retro style, but it's loaded with modern features.  The lantern has two 8W rechargeable lithium-ion batteries inside that are more resistant to cold weather than alkaline batteries.  It has a stainless steel, plastic, and rubber body and a handle that can be used to carry, to stand it on a [...]

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ATLeisure-solar-lighted-umbrella-2

If you're lucky enough to have a personal outdoor area to enjoy warm weather, check out this lighted umbrella for your patio table.  The ATLeisure 9' Easy Light Touch Solar Umbrella with 44 LEDs will fit in the umbrella holder made into most patio tables, or you can use it without a table if you purchase a [...]

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spot-connect-satellite-phone

Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT device via Bluetooth and "get connected to [...]

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havahart

I wish I would have known about the Havahart Spray Away Elite II before we ended up erecting an 8 foot tall fence around a 50 x 50 foot garden plot two years ago. Jeanne had tried several times to have a garden only to have it turn into a free salad bar for the [...]

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SunJack-LightStick-8

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of [...]

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usb-touchlight

The USB Touchlight is a small pendant light that is powered by any USB power source, even a battery pack.  Turn the light on/off and toggle it through three lighting levels by pressing on the patent-pending lens.  You can hang it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.  The light is 114-132 lumens at 350 mA, [...]

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glidergloves-3

I hate winter with a passion. I think snow is pretty to look at from inside a warm house, but I loathe being outdoors when the temperature drops to less than 40 degrees. I usually get my gloves out by the end of October so I can keep my hands warm when I'm going to and from work. Gloves [...]

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runbell

Did you have a bell on your bicycle when you were a kid? Now runners can use a similar device to herd pedestrians out of their way. The light weight Runbell is designed to wear on your index and middle fingers and features a spring-loaded striker that activates with flick of your thumb to produce a [...]

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eddiebauer-microthermstormdownjacket_01

Living in the Midwest, we get more than our fair share of inclement weather. As I type this, in January, it is -8 F air temp with -27 F wind chill. Brisk, baby. Well, more like painful. I've tried many types of winter coats over the years, but I hadn't owned a "puffy" coat since I [...]

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solar-lid-light

Replace the lid of a normal Mason canning jar with a Solar Lid Light, and you'll have an emergency lantern you can use indoors or outdoors.  The lid has a water-resistant solar panel and rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries to power the bright LED lights.  They are available in either silver or rustic brown.  The Solar [...]

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revolve-chair-with-speakers

This is not the typical folding outdoor chair!  Although the rEvolve chair does fold up into a carry bag, that's where the similarities end with most outdoor chairs.  The rEvolve has a swivel base, so you can turn from side and side - even a full 3600 - and never miss the action of a game. [...]

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Do you find yourself having to constantly move the flashlight around when you're walking at night to see what's ahead and to make sure you're not going to trip over something?  With the Nightlighter Flashlight, you'll be able to light up both directions without moving your hand.  The Nightlighter looks about the size and shape of [...]

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colter-know-your-knots-bandana

Most everybody has used a bandana.  They are useful for many things - tying back your hair, tied around your head to act as a sweat catcher when you're working or playing hard outdoors, wrapping up things in your bag...  Now they can even serve as a reference guide.  The Know Your Knots Bandana from [...]

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nyne-aqua-07

Another Bluetooth speaker?  Been there, done that.  Waterproof?  Yawn.  Okay, how about one that floats?  If that caught your attention, check out the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker. Connectivity:  Wireless Bluetooth Enabled and 3.5mm Aux-in Wireless Range:  33 feet or 10 meters Sound:  2.0 Stereo Channel Output Power:  2200 mA Rechargeable Battery with 10 hrs. [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
rechargeable-hand-warmer

If your hands are always cold as ice, you need one of these rechargeable hand warmers.  (My daughter needs one; her hands are always as cold as ice.)  Its lithium-ion battery charges from USB power, and then it can provide you with up to 6 hours of heat (up to a maximum of 130oF) to [...]

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