Fishing rods are a lot like shoes – one size does not fit all. But Terry L. Manely thought otherwise, and he’s created the Multifunctional Rod Foundation (MRF) System – a.k.a. the “Adjust-A-Butt” – which allows users to adjust the length of the fishing rod on the fly. The rods are aimed at all anglers and the company has more than 60 different models that can even help catch the big one. Video after the jump
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We’ve seen a movement towards cycling attire that isn’t so aimed at the hardcore rider – however some of it is for the truly “uptight cyclist.” Phil Siegert’s line of cycling attire isn’t so uptight, but it is for the Upright Cyclist – which is now the name of his business.
His line of clothing is for those who don’t want to change what they are wearing to go for a ride, so whether it is for commute to work, a leisurely weekend trip around town or a journey to the store, Upright Cyclist can have you covered. The company, which just launched last month, introduced five pieces that include shorts, pants and three jackets and each is meant to handle riding around town, while still looking good off the bike.
Signal Snowboards cap an epic 2012/13 winter with a good old fashioned derby race! Paying tribute to traditional pinewood derby races
Even as spring heats things up as we head to summer there are those cool mornings or early evenings when arm warmers can come in handy. For those times the Stantovelo Protective Arm Warmers could be a good option to consider as these offer the ability to keep the arms warm, but also provide some reflective properties, which can come in handy in the early morning or evening. The Protective Arm Warmers are designed to be used when a rider is recovering from road rash as well. Hence these are truly protective in more ways than one.
Imagine loading up the car with all the stuff you could need and then hitting the water in a lightweight boat – but needing no trailer to do so. That’s because the Boatpack is actually an Acrylic-capped ABS plastic car roof box that can hold up to 650 Liters of camping gear, and then can become a boat, complete with wooden seat and folding oars.
It can pack a boatload of stuff and be a boat to boot.
Camping is supposed to be getting back to nature, but sometimes people camp out at music festivals or other places and create a whole lot of garbage in the process. Sometimes the tent is so trashed that it ends up in the garbage. But Fast Company reported last week that Glad – yes, the maker of garbage bags – is reportedly working on a disposable tent that turns into a garbage bag.
While we know not everyone will love the idea of a single use tent, we do think this could be a good way to ensure that campsites and those outdoor festivals aren’t totally trashed. Video after the jump
While many people fear the rays of the sun – which can lead to skin cancer and other nasty stuff, new research suggests that there is much good that comes to exposure to the sun. Not only does it provide a dose of vitamin D, but researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that exposure to the sun can increase the release of a compound called nitric oxide into the blood vessels. This compound can help lower blood pressure, and thus reduce the risks of heart disease and stroke.
While skin cancer is still a concern, the study noted that deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke are 60 to 100 times higher in northern Europe than those from skin cancers. Moreover Vitamin D can also help lower the risk of heart disease so perhaps a little tan can improve one’s health.
While some running and cycling races are now barring the use of hydration packs we don’t think that ban will last. Plus there are so many reasons to wear your water rather than carrying it. Now Tacprogear has introduced its line of H2O To Go packs, a user-friendly hydration system that can be added to virtually any pack or used a stand alone hydration system.
It features an anti-snag moisture-wick back padding with straps and a removable Microban bladder; while the rugged construction includes a MOLLE spine making it compatible with military gear carry systems. It is availbe in black, Coyote Tan, OD green and multicam.
We’ve seen a serious movement in providing electrical power for bicycles, and now the Mokai Motorized Kayak is bringing the juice to personal watercraft. The kayaks are powered by a 4-stroke Subaru EX21 electric start engine that is couple with the proprietary jet drive.
The Mokai Motorized Kayaks are good to get those places where paddling just won’t do, allowing users to reach remote camping sites, fish or hunt down stream. With this kayak you could find yourself up the river without a paddle and that wouldn’t be a problem.
Nike Golf has introduced a performance line of clubs designed specifically with women in mind. The Nike Verdana is the lightest women’s set ever produced, and from top to bottom it is meant to deliver faster swing speeds and provide greater control. The set includes 11 clubs: driver, 3 fairway wood, 4-6 hybrids, 7-PW, SW, putter, and a matching carry bag. This holistic full-set design takes distance gapping, trajectory, and spin profiles into account, producing a set engineered just for women.
When the company name is Lightweight you know that the products won’t be heavy weights, but the German bicycle component maker has introduced the Edelhelfer (German for “Precious Helper” or “Super Domestique”) water bottle cage that tips the scales at just 18 grams. The carbon fiber cage has the look of the company’s distinctive aero carbon spokes, and even comes with lightweight alloy screws to further cut down on weight. At a reported 65 euros the heaviest thing about this one might be the price.
The Micro G Toxic Six Running Shoes from Under Armour look like they could have an infectious disease, but if you can get past the look these might be what the kids call “sick” in other was. These minimalist shoes offer an ultra-flexible, anatomical Micro G midsole that allows the wearer’s foot to move naturally, while the glove-like upper provides a snug fit. The shoes offer molded MPZ panels that provide additional support, while the asymmetrical lacing system reduces pressure on the top of the foot. All this could make the Micro G Toxic Six one infectious shoe.
Cycling apparel maker Sidi has partnered with Castelli this season with a new line of men’s and women’s cycling attire that offers a bit of flare and a whole lot of fashion. This new lineup pairs nicely with the Sidi road shoes, and is inspired by some of the greats of Italian cycling, including the Pippo, named for Flippo Pozzato; an Ivan Basso design and even one for Dino Signori, the founder of Sidi.