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February 25, 2014 Leave a comment
The first shipment just arrived- new design for 2014
There is nothing more rewarding, nothing more refreshing than the scent of freshly ground coffee floating on the mountain air. Unlock all of the flavor & aroma of your favorite coffee no matter where you find yourself. An adjustable, conical burr, hand-crank Ceramic Coffee Grinder! The perfect start to your mornings outdoors for years to come.
Product Use- Gourmet Backpacking Car Camping
INCLUDES- Grinding Arm, Silicone Grip, Grounds Cup, Bearing Assembly
February 24, 2014 Leave a comment
Yakima Products, Inc., the innovation leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions, has boat owners covered in 2014 with two new boat carriers. The SweetRoll™and JayLow™ bring together easy installation and versatility at accessible price points.
Yakima has long been an innovator in the boat mount market, with an eye on getting watersports lovers and their gear to the water quickly, safely and easily. These two new mounts up the ante even further, providing the easiest installation and use yet.
“Our new boat mounts are all about out-of-the-box usability for the consumer. The SweetRoll and JayLow come fully assembled, are compatible with all types of crossbars and have load-assist features built in. All these exceptional features add up to a great experience for paddlers at varying experience levels” said Evan Hampton, Yakima Product Manager.
This premium load-assist kayak mount provides kayakers with a unique one-box solution for their boat-carrying needs.
The robust set includes two front saddles and two rear saddles with integrated rollers, making loading the kayak a breeze. The base is spring-loaded, so it automatically adjusts when loading and minimizes rattling when empty.
The versatile SweetRoll is also adjustable to a variety of hull sizes. Articulating paddles tilt to adjust to a variety of hull sizes, alleviating pressure points, while the padded, wing-shaped surface hugs and protects both flat and steep hull types.
The SweetRoll is as easy to install as it is to use. It comes fully assembled and features a tool-free installation. Thanks to its universal attachment, it’s compatible with round, square, factory and aerodynamic bars, and it includes an anti-rotation adapter for round bars.
Available: Spring 2014
Behold the switchblade of kayak carriers. With multiple settings and cam-lever operation, the JayLow can carry one boat when in the J-cradle position, two boats when in the vertical position and can fold flat for when not in use.
The JayLow comes fully assembled, installs without tools and is compatible with all crossbars. The integrated ramp system makes boat loading painless, and the soft, over-molded, grooved base cushions the boat and allows for easy cleaning of sand and grit once the adventure is over.
Available: Spring 2014
Yakima Products, Inc. is a world leader in vehicle racks and cargo solutions for a variety of consumers, from outdoor enthusiasts to car aficionados. The portfolios of brands include: Yakima, Whispbar and Prorack.
Each of the individual brands offer a variety of cargo management products including racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and other gear, cargo boxes and bags and high performance multi-sport trailers.
The Yakima Products, Inc. global headquarters is in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.yakima.com.
February 21, 2014 Leave a comment
The mission of Peak Design is to enable photographers, adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts to better capture the beautiful world around them. They do this by designing and building innovative, thoughtfully composed, ultra-durable products that are easy to use and versatile. Right now Peak Design is helping people better transport and physically manage their cameras, but as time goes on they will tackle other pain points that photographers and outdoorsy people face. Peak Design believes that wherever you go and whatever physical activity you do, your camera should be right there with you.
Peter Dering started Peak Design in 2010 when he invented the Capture Camera Clip as a solution to his own camera-carrying frustrations. Check out more and meet the Peak Design team here.
We will feature and post more in depth details on all of the Peak Design products in the coming weeks. In the meantime check out what Peak Design is all about.
February 10, 2014 Leave a comment
Attach your GoPro camera to handlebars, seatposts, ski poles and more with the Handlebar/Seatpost/Bar Mount.
Fits 0.75″-1.4″ diameter tubes. Additional adapter (included) fits 0.43″-0.7″ diameter tubes. For best results use the included liner when mounting to handlebars or seatposts to protect the bar surface and improve stability. Compatible with all GoPro cameras.
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February 7, 2014 Leave a comment
GSI Commuter Java Press, $19.95
I LOVE my coffee, it is the one item of luxury that I bring on all my trips and the GSI Commuter Java Press has just become my favorite item. This mug enables you to produce your favorite loose leaf tea or fresh ground coffee anywhere you can find hot water; and what’s best about it is that it does it all in just one mug. It is portable, light, and sturdy with a plunger design consisting of an outside housing and a tight inner tube fitted with a sealed fine screen. Basically, you toss your loose leaf or fresh grounds into the housing, pour in hot water, plunge down, and your drink is ready!
There are several major advantages to this design. First, this is the only french press I know that does it all in one portable piece. Other French Presses pour off into a separate cup meaning you have to bring a separate mug to enjoy your brew. Second, the inner/outer tube design with the additional neoprene sleeve creates a natural insulation that keeps my drink hot for a long time. Third, the mug comes apart into all of its pieces, making it a breeze to clean. As a bonus, the plastic has resisted taking on a flavor or scent and my occasional cup of tea tastes like tea. Fourth, the mug is small enough to fit into any cup holder…
ALL SAID AND DONE, this has become my travel mug and now I can enjoy fresh ground coffee anywhere without extra pieces cluttering up my pack. I recommend it to all my coffee drinking friends and definitely for a commuter that wants the convenience of a french press and portability of a tall cup all at a very affordable price.
from Milo Pierwola on trektechblog.com
February 6, 2014 Leave a comment
As previous owner of Yakima Racks leading competitor comparable hitch rank, I come to this dance with a wealth of experience of what is needed and good about this type of Rack. I AM NOW THE HAPPIEST GUY ON THE PLANET!!!!!!!!
The first thing I noticed about the HoldUp is its quality! Every part of this unit was built for the job it was meant to perform. Unlike other racks, it is stable, no flopping side to side and up and down us you drive down less than perfect roads. All of the components are quality in construction and their integration in to one unit was well thought out!
Second, the ratching wheel locks are secure when adjust in the traveling mode, no more loosing ratch locks while you trave which was the main-stay of our other racks!
Third, the wheel strap assembly is a fixed point attachment. This eliminates the float that happened in the other design, which always ended up, when coupled with leading competitor’s insecure ratch lock system, allowing our bikes to flop around on the rack. Yakima’s HoldUp design gives me the confidence that our bikes are permanently secure on the rack, until we remove them at our destination!
Fourth, the HoldUp’s 3 positions (springpin and pin system): up, bike carry mode and down (vehicle access mode) gives me all the flexiibly I need for comfort and convienence to have the hitch always on our vehicle. Unlike the leading competitors pivoting syetem it work easy and effortlessly. No more struggles with the handle and bar system that wears to the point where it took massive force and then enevitable jerry-rigged repairs just to make it function!
Lastly, Yakima Tw HoldUp bike cable lock system is easy and convenient to use. Just pull it out of its secure storage position and wrap it around your bike and snap it onto the post. That’s it it’s done! To undo just slip your key into the lock which is in a convenient location and turn. Gone is the incredibly cumbersome cable locks of the leading competitors offering. No more trying to insert a y-forked end into a lock and aligning it just right so the lock actual turns. No more key needed to lock and unlock your bike, where Yakima offers a click-in locked mode. Those of you who have had one of the other guy’s hitches can know the PAIN I experience each time I used those darn locks!
Treat yourself to a Yakima Rack, a Cargo Box or other fine product and you’ll be happy you you made the purchase.