Charles Dickens would certainly appreciate the Pickwick bag from Brooks of England. While this versatile water-resistant treated canvas roll-top backpack was made in England, it would certainly be the type of bag that the members of the Pickwick Club might have used on their various adventures to the old coaching inns of England.
It features numerous compartments, and a roll-top system to ensure items are protected while maintaining a sleek look. The bag also offers a “secret” pocket and extra compartment just in case. Jolly good indeed!
Do you participate in a sport or fitness activity regularly? Do you enjoy trying out the latest technology? Can you offer technical praise or criticism of a product? Can you keep a secret? I you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you might be a perfect candidate to become a ‘wear tester.’
A wear tester is an individual under agreement with a manufacturer to test and evaluate a product before it arrives to market. This is a non-paid position, but can be rewarding if you enjoy testing new products and you can provide written product evaluation in a timely manner. As a bonus, you may even be allowed to keep the product after testing or evaluation by the manufacturer. The downside is you cannot tell anyone that you are participating in the program; you cannot give away, loan or sell the item; you cannot photograph the item; you cannot post pictures on a social networking site… basically the first rule of wear testing is to not talk about wear testing. Read the rest of this entry »
This glove is made from silver fiber to keep your body temperature regulated.
Gloves are an essential for winter running. It’s important to cover all skin from exposure, but fingers are more susceptible to cold. The HVAC Glove from Brooks Sports packs some tech features into its grip. Its HVAC material is made with silver-embedded fibers to thermally balance body temperature, and transfer moisture. It also kills bacteria within an hour of contact so germs don’t build up from one run to the next. The finger tips have a polyurethane coating to aid dexterity and grip objects. The HVAC Glove also has a thumb pad that can operate an MP3 player with the gloves still on. That’s key to keeping warm on your next jaunt. Brooks also built in a magnet to keep gloves together when not in use. This way wherever you throw them, in a closet or a bag, you’ll pull them out together.