Travel Gear Blog News 08/06/2010
3 High Design Hammocks | Spot Cool Stuff: Design
Hammocks have come a long way since pre-Columbian natives in South America wove together sheets from the bark of a Hamack tree and strung them up between two poles. Hammocks today are stylishly designed and scientifically engineered.
Easton Mountain Products, Ruff Wear and GoLite Footwear News from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – OutdoorInformer.com
The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market will barrel to a screeching halt on Friday but not before some innovative and unique products are introduced to retailers and consumers.
TNF ‘Karma’ Pack | Gear Review | Gear Junkie
Marketing departments rarely dip into metaphysics when promoting a product. But with its new Tree Hugger 32, an eco-minded backpack design, The North Face touts “good karma” as an attribute alongside pack capacity and compression straps.
Travel gear: Make your dog glow with Ruff Wear jacket – Travel – LATimes.com
If your canine companion is the light of your life, you will welcome Ruff Wear’s Track Jacket ($27.99), which can make Spot more visible — and safer — when out and about.
Henry Rollins’ favorite on-the-road gadget – CNN.com
Many of us have a device that plays mp3s. But to sit in your hotel room with small sound-emitting plugs pounding your ear drums is not always the best way to spend an evening.
The Wonk: Outdoor Retailer Wrap-Up | The Outside Blog
Today is the last day of this summer's Outdoor Retailer show. Stand-up paddle-boarding continues to be the hot new sport, while the major theme in footwear is still less is more:
Teva Forge Pro – OutdoorInformer.com
The Teva Forge Pro is a multi-sport shoe that boasts technical features such as aggressive lugs on the outersole and an external heel counter meant for stability.
Margie Goldsmith: How to Travel With Only a Carry-On for Any Trip
Don't feel like paying the airline to check your bag? Neither do I. The solution? Pack less and carry it all on board.
The Gear Junkie: OR Gear Preview II | The Outside Blog
The Gear Junkie gives us a peek at some of the swag on display under the big roof in Utah's Summer Outdoor Retailer Show
Travel gear: Bigger and cooler by Coleman – Travel – LATimes.com
Coleman’s 100-Quart Xtreme Wheeled Cooler ($99.99) has extra-thick insulation that can keep ice frozen and cold things cold for up to five days in 90-degree heat