Peak Design: Bino Kit and Cover

At Peak Design we’ve always got a few stews in the cooker. Towards the end of our most recent Kickstarter campaign we announced 3 new products that will ship in the Spring/Summer 2015 timeframe, hopefully sooner: CaptureBINO, Bino Kit and Shell. Sign up here to get updates on the development and availability of our newest gear.

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HOW DOES CAPTURE BINO WORK?

For those familiar with our Capture Camera Clip, Bino Kit works exactly the same. For those wondering what the heck a Capture Camera Clip is, read on.

CaptureBINO consists of two parts: an aluminum quick-release clip that clamps onto your backpack/belt, and an aluminum adapter that screws into your binoculars. The adapter slides and locks into the clip. It can be released by pressing a little red button on the clip and sliding your binos out in the reverse direction of how you slid them in. The system is extremely secure – capable of holding over 200 lbs (90 kg) – far more secure than a strap. Unlinke other binocular pouches and holsters out there, CaptureBINO keeps your binos very quickly accessible and does not add a bunch of unnecessary bulk to your gear.

WHAT KIND OF BINOCULARS WILL CAPTURE BINO FIT?

Any set of binos with a 1/4″-20 tripod mount. Some cheaper binoculars don’t have this mount, but most prosumer and professional rigs do.

WILL BINO KIT WORK WITH ALL VERSIONS OF CAPTURE?

Yep.

 

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WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS WILL SHELL FIT?

Shell will be created in two sizes, small and large.

The small version is intended to cover small to medium sized SLRs and mirrorless cameras (squeezing a Canon 5D/Nikon D600), and a standard zoom (55-200mm) lens when retracted.

The large version is intended to cover medium to large SLRs (loose on a Canon 5D/Nikon D600 to Canon 1D Nikon D4), and a lens up to a 70-200 F2.8 lens (without hood).

The intent of Shell is protection from water and dust, not to create a waterproof, hermetic seal for your rig. It will allow you to carry and operate your camera in rainy and dusty environments. It will not be submersible – it’ll be more like a rain jacket.

Scott Wintersports

PRW is stoked to be representing Scott Wintersports in the Northwest!

We will be profiling the greatest wintersports gear in the coming weeks. First up the Scott LCG Goggle.

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SCOTT LCG Goggle

The reigning champion in goggles, the SCOTT LCG is back for year two. Featuring SCOTT’s award-winning Lens Change Slider system, the SCOTT LCG raised the bar. The interchangeable lens and Fit Systems allow skiers to fully adapt their vision. Thanks to the LCG and its portable low-profile molded lens case, you can now quickly and confidently adjust to whatever the mountain throws at you.

 

 

CamelBak 2015 Kudu 12 Hydration Pack with Back Protection

From Pinkbike.comRichard Cunningham
The Kudu 12 pack has wings which spread the load securely and comfortably to the rider's hips. The shoulder straps are ventilated with mesh fabric.

The Kudu 12 pack has wings which spread the load securely and comfortably to the rider’s hips. The shoulder straps are ventilated with mesh fabric.

 

Helmet and pad storage is well thought out and accessible.

Helmet and pad storage is well thought out and accessible.

CamelBak Kudu 12 Hydration Pack

One of the more impressive items seen at Press Camp in Park City in June was CamelBak’s Kudu 12 hydration pack. The Kudu has a pouch between its ventilated mesh back and its bladder compartment which contains a three-layer impact protection pad. CamelBak’s ‘Impact Protector’ is a CE 1621-2 Level 2 certified protector, which adds very little weight and bulk to the pack in exchange for a hefty measure of safety. The Kudu 12 features a pull-over rain shroud, a wide hip belt with a quick access pocket and the usual range of useful zip compartments that CamelBak is known for. An outer flap is designed to stow a helmet for transfer stages, and there are straps on the lower end of the pack to secure pads. The reservoir holds 100 fluid ounces (3 liters) and there is enough room in the larger compartment for foul weather gear. Inside a stretch-mesh pocket is a roll-up tool organizer to facilitate quick repairs. The pack design is wider than it is deep, to keep the bulk of the its contents closer to the body and less apt to throw the rider off balance. I thought the pack was an important development – a necessary item for enduro racing which has been redesigned to serve a greater purpose. The Kudu 12 holds 549 in³ (9 liters) and MSRP $200.

Six pads on the mesh-lined pack separate the Kudu 12 from your back, and form channels for ventilation. The tri-layer protection element is inserted into a dedicated pouch directly behind the six pads.

Six pads on the mesh-lined pack separate the Kudu 12 from your back, and form channels for ventilation. The tri-layer protection element is inserted into a dedicated pouch directly behind the six pads.

Outside Inside: Adventure Games

Ahhh, summer. Great time to get outdoors. We have lots of things you can do back at the camp after the hike or paddle. Check out our new and ever growing adventure games. Great packable fun for everyone in your group.

BACKPACK TABLE TENNIS

This one-of-a-kind Backpack Table Tennis Set features authentic style table tennis paddles, 3 table tennis balls and 1 net with adjustable posts. For use on a smooth, flat table top surface, you can play at home or take it on the go for all your adventures. A great way to inject a little friendly competition into your down-time, the included net will fit most tables up to 1.75” thick.

  • Authentic table tennis paddles
  • Net expands up to 6’ wide
  • Includes: 2 paddles, 3 balls, 1 net w/ pac

 

Dome 2 in 1 Ladderball/Cornhole

You’ll enjoy two different games in one unique, packable set with this Dome 2 in 1 Ladderball/Cornhole game set. Set it up just like a tent and play for hours around the campfire with your family or buddies. Perfect for any outdoor space, this set conveniently packs down to a small, lightweight pack-sleeve making it a great option for backcountry trips as well.

  • Shock corded fiberglass poles w/ Rip-stop nylon outer
  • 2 players
  • 2 games in 1

Yakima SupDawg

Our twice-annual pilgrimage to the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City was this month. Thousands of brands display new wares and gear that won’t be available to public until 2015.

Yakima introduces ‘world’s widest’ SUP carrier — The Yakima SUPDawg is a SUP roof rack that can carry two 36 inch wide boards, making it the widest on the market, Yak cites. The universal mounting hardware can fit to any bar shape, eliminating many of the hassles of fitting a new rack.

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 The ultimate SUP carrier that does all the work for you

• Premium, sleek glossy black finish to complement modern vehicles

• Integrated rollers for easy loading of oversized SUP boards

• Fully assembled out of the box

• Slider adjusts to boards up to 36˝ wide

• Soft padding cradles and protects boards

• Integrated strap management stows strap ends for travel

• Tool-free install on round, square, factory and aerodynamic bars

• Includes everything needed to carry up to 2 SUP boards

• Fully integrated security

 

GoPro Fetch Dog Mount

This one’s for the dogs.

Have you ever wanted to see the world through your dog’s eyes? Fetch makes it possible, allowing you to mount your GoPro to your dog to capture life from his point of view.

Mount your GoPro to your dog to capture the world from his point of view. This harness features two mounting locations for a variety of perspectives: the chest, for bone-chewing, digging and front-paw action, and the back, for over-the-head shots of running, jumping, fetch and more. Made of washable, water-friendly material, your dog can swim, play and get dirty without a worry. Soft, padded construction keeps your pet comfortable. Fully adjustable to fit small, medium and large breed dogs from 15 to 120 lbs (7 to 54 kg). Chest mount is removable for smaller dogs.

  • Capture the world from your dog’s point of view
  • Two mounting locations (back and chest) enable a variety of perspectives
  • Fully adjustable to fit dogs from 15 to 120 lbs (7 to 54 kg)
  • Chest mount is removable to accommodate smaller dogs
  • Padded at all adjustment points to ensure your pet’s comfort
  • Washable, water-friendly material holds up to swimming, splashing, mud and more
  • Quick release bases make attaching and removing the camera easy
  • Includes a camera tether to further secure your GoPro
Note: Not intended for walking or restraining your dog. Never leave dog unattended wearing Fetch.

GSI Outdoors: Car Camping Essentials

From Blue Ridge Outdoors

By Aaron Bible

What’s not to love about car camping?

All the comforts of home rolled out into the woods, plus your favorite gadgets and techy tools to boot? You get breathtaking views, all the fresh air you want, and if the weather turns or things get weird, you’re only a car ride away from a Denny’s or Motel 6. And for most of us, car camping brings back all the child hood memories of camping with the family – both good and bad.

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, of the 43 million people who camped last year, 38 million of those were car, RV, or backyard camping, and manufacturers are taking notice of this fact.

When I’m heading out for a weekend of climbing or paddling, car camping frees me to focus on the gear and preparedness for my sport, not my camping gear. With that, here are a few Blue Ridge Outdoors picks for some must-have car camping favorites…

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GSI OUTDOORS

One of the most trusted names in camping and still family held, GSI is especially known for their durable camp kitchenware and innovative accessories. And once you have a set of dedicated and reliable pots, pans, dishes and utensils for camping, you’ll thank yourself every time out. One of our favorites is the new 4.7-liter Halulite cooking pot ($44.95), featuring dual locking stainless steel bail handles, integrated straining holes (no need to carry a colander), silicone thumb pads for handling, and a spiral-turned base that helps it stay put. The enduring Destination Kitchen Set 24 ($49.95) gives you everything you need to serve a family of four and stays put in a handy carrying case. You’ll also want to add the Vortex hand-crank blender ($99.95) to the gear box, because eating good food and making fancy drinks is really what car camping is all about. GSI even has a new line of campground games designed to be packable and durable, even for backpacking. New items include Freestyle Bocce ($30), Table Tennis, Kubb, and classics like Chess ($12), Checkers and Backgammon. http://www.gsioutdoors.com

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