Outdoor Gift Guide- CamelBak Rim Runner

From The Salt Lake Tribune

Searching for ideas for the outdoorsy folks on your Christmas list?

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Rim Runner 22 pack from CamelBak

I used to just hike with a small hydration pack and stuff energy bars, sunscreen and whatever else I needed in my pockets. Then my wife and I received the Rim Runner as a wedding present. It’s been great. It can hold up to 100 ounces (3 liters) of water and still have room to hold anything else you would need on a hike lasting more than a couple hours. $100

GSI Outdoors: Commuter Java Mug

 

SCOTT Sports – The Ski

 

The rebirth of a legend. SCOTT introduces “The Ski” a revolutionary ski featuring an innovative profile design that delivers the ultimate package for all-mountain versatility.

 

Have as much fun as you can on a pair of skis, no matter what.

GoPro Athlete Summit

 

With the help of the GoPro Media Team, GoPro Athletes take over Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu, to become some of the worlds leading content creators and self publishers.

Shot 100% on the HERO3+®

 

GoPro Announces Partnership with Football Icon Jon Gruden

GoPro Announces Football Icon Jon Gruden as Brand Ambassador

Super Bowl-Winning Coach and Monday Night Football Analyst Partners with GoPro to Integrate Line of Cameras into the Game of Football

 

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (November 24, 2014) – GoPro, enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, announced a partnership with Jon Gruden that will change the way football is coached, played, viewed and analyzed. Together, GoPro and Gruden are experimenting with ways to integrate the super versatile, high performance and football-tough HERO4 cameras into a variety of practice and coaching scenarios to bring an entirely new experience to the beloved game. In conjunction with the announcement, the company has released “GoPro: Finish Strong,” an eight-minute video that immerses viewers in the growth of the Hillsborough High School Terriers through Gruden’s coaching with GoPro cameras. (posted above)

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As one of the most accomplished football coaches of our time, Gruden is also a video analysis guru, bringing a critical eye to angles, plays and techniques. Leveraging the advanced capture capabilities and small size of GoPro HERO cameras, Gruden has been testing new ways to capture every moment on the field and provide never-before-seen footage from the point of view of the players and coaches.

“GoPro cameras can help every facet of coaching year-round,” said Gruden. “You can personalize drill work on the field, improve analysis in the media room and refine training in the weight room. If you have a good imagination, a GoPro camera will take your football experience to a whole other level.”

Sparked by the integration of GoPro cameras by the Monday Night Football production team into broadcast, Gruden paired up with GoPro to shoot a high school football team in Tampa Bay, which ultimately led to a national television commercial. This year, GoPro has taken an active role in supporting Gruden’s non-profit, the Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA), which helps high school athletic programs gain access to resources, education, fundraising, and coaching to achieve championship levels of performance. In July, Gruden and GoPro visited the Hillsborough High School Terriers football team in Tampa Bay, spending four days running drills and refining plays with cameras mounted to the players, coaches and equipment. The impact and resonance of Gruden’s coaching, and the incredible points of view captured throughout the special FFCA-sponsored training camp, shine in the GoPro: Finish Strong video. Looking ahead, GoPro and Gruden will collaborate to help football teams learn best practices for using GoPro cameras as a coaching and training tool, support additional initiatives for the FFCA, and explore new integrations for GoPro in the game of football.

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“Jon Gruden is an icon in football and exemplifies leadership in coaching. His belief in GoPro as a training and analysis tool and his passion for making athletes better at the sport is evident in the Finish Strong video we released today,” noted Todd Ballard, Global Director of Sports Marketing at GoPro. “Together, GoPro and Jon Gruden are giving people access to football moments they’ve never seen before, from the interaction between players and coaches on the field to unique points of view as a play unfolds.”

GoPro: To Climb an Iceberg in 4K

 

Hop aboard La Louise as we venture through the arctic waters of Greenland’s Disko Bay in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle. The icebergs are very fragile and unstable and to make it to the top the climbers must learn a valuable life lesson.

Shot 100% on the HERO4®

 

Check out the Behind the Adventure:

Gopro Media Team members, Zak Shelhamer and Justin Whiting, give us a first-hand look at what it took to film for The Adventure in Live in 4K series. Join them as they share the thrills and challenges of filming icebergs in Greenland.

Subscribe to the GoProTutorials channel for fresh content weekly and to stay up to date on products and behind the scenes action.

 

CamelBak M.U.L.E NV: Long-Term Test

The following was written by Vernon Felton for bikemag.com.

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Long-Term Test: CamelBak M.U.L.E. NV || $135.00
It’s been a year since I first reviewed this pack and back then I promised a long-term review, so here we go. I’ve been humping this thing around in the rain and mud. It’s seen the inside of my washing machine more than a few times and wound up being my go-to pack anytime I wasn’t hauling the entire kitchen sink with me on my rides. That’s not to suggest, however, that the M.U.L.E. is shy on the cargo space. The pack accommodates 12-liters of stuff. That’s 732 cubic inches, if you speak ‘Merican.

What’s more, all that storage is well laid out. You’ve got the monster pouch that accommodates tools and tubes and other bulky crap that doesn’t stow easily in pockets, then there’s the more organized secondary pouch; this one is complete with little velcro’d pockets for all that critical-but-tiny stuff that’d invariably go M.I.A. in your main pouch and leave you howling in frustration at some point (master links for your chain, that kind of thing). There’s also the plush-lined pouch up top, which is always a good spot for sunglasses and iPods. Finally, there’s another small zippered pouch that’s great for car keys and the like.

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There are a ton of places to stash your spare tubes, pumps, keys, gu packs, master links and God-knows-what-else.

Oh, wait, did I say “finally”? There are also zippered pockets on the hip belt and you can stuff some fairly bulky items (that rain jacket you were so sure you were going to need) in the outer stretch overflow pocket. At least, I think that’s what they call it. Whatever the proper nomenclature, it’s something that gets a fair bit of use on my rides.

So, yup, lots of storage. But we’re still scraping the surface here. The CamelBak also comes with the company’s excellent 100-ounce Antidote bladder. The Antidote is easy to open, easy to fill and, crucially, once closed, it stays closed. Win. It also features the usual quick-disconnect hose and a bite valve that is about as close to perfect as possible.

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They look weird, but CamelBak’s articulating pods greatly reduce that “My hydration pack is trying to kill me” sensation that you experience four hours into a ride.

Of course, being able to stuff a lot of crud onto your back does you no good whatsoever if doing so also makes you feel like you’ve got an angry midget dry-humping your back. Comfort is key. To that end, the M.U.L.E. NV also sports the usual plethora of straps that help to evenly distribute the load across your back and waist. This pack also features the NV back panel, which sports four “articulating pods” that are supposed to improve airflow. I was dubious—this looked like a potential case of over-engineering, but nope, it’s comfortable.

What didn’t I like? I know, this has been a bit of a love fest so far. Well, I’ve had problems with past CamelBak sternum straps popping off during the middle of the ride, but these stayed put all year long. Um….now I’m kinda searching here. Okay, the zippers could be waterproof. Yeah, that’s all I’ve got. Seriously, it’s a pretty damn dialed pack. If you want max storage or you want to strap your full-face helmet to your pack, you should go with something larger. But for a lot of people, the M.U.L.E. NV covers the bases quite well and then some.

 

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