Although Camelbak’s Groove filtering water bottle has been in stores for at least 2 months now, I haven’t seen anyone in public sporting one. But I have been seeing tons of Bobbles. Tons, and tons, and TONS of Bobbles. Bobbles are BPA-free water bottles with built-in and replaceable filters. I first spotted these a long […]
Osprey offers a few styles of hydration packs, with the Raptor series being tailored towards bikers and trail runners. The Raptor packs feature a lightweight Airscape suspension for support and ventilation, and a BioStretch hipbelt and sternum strap. At the rear of the pack is a dedicated zippered hydration compartment that holds the included HydraForm reservoir. […]
Because of how most mechanical pencils are designed, they’re never really comfortable to pocket and walk around with. Even pencils with retractable tips, such as the Pentel GraphGear 1000, are relatively pointy and intrusive. Pentel’s Kerry Sharp is different and is the only mechanical pencil I know of with a cap. When capped, the Kerry […]
Lamy’s Safari fountain pen is an inexpensive way to break out of the monotony of ordinary ball point and gel pens. The Safari is priced at about $25, and include a single ink cartridge to start you off with. For a few dollars extra (~$4-5), a Lamy Z 24 converter enables you to load the Safari with your choice […]
Domke’s “Post Office” shoulder pad is an add-on accessory that slips over insufficiently padded bag straps. Although intended to be used with camera bag straps, the P.O.-style shoulder pad can be used with any bag strap up to 2-3/4″ wide. I purchased a Domke post office shoulder pad about a year ago and have used […]
County Comm just came out with their new Embassy pen, which features an upgraded design. The new edition does away with o-ring seals and is instead built with an internal threaded housing for greater durability.
Khlip, dubbed the ultimate nail clipper, is made from surgical stainless steel and is said to offer effortless cutting and better ergonomics. The Klhip is made in the USA and retails for $70. Price-sticker-shock aside, the Khlip does look like a neat design. Khlip Nail Clippers via Khlip
Icon’s Link is a compact 1-AA LED flashlight that features a built-in carabiner clip for easy stowage. It’s built with an aluminum body, power-regulated LED, total internal reflection lens for a more focused beam, 2 light output levels, and a clickie tailcap switch. The Link is o-ring sealed and waterproof down to one meter for […]
Three days before a week-long trip, I realized that I needed a new duffel bag. I’m not a fan of rolling carry-on luggage, and so I was looking for a soft-shell bag. Osprey’s Transporter series 46-liter pack seems to fit the bill. The Transporter 46 is spacious and with generously large handles while being small enough […]
I was checking out Camelbak’s new hydration gear, and saw that they recently introduced a new hydration water bladder, called the Antidote. The Antidote series of bladders offers several significant upgrades over the previous Camelbak bladders.