GoPro: New Zealand Adventure with Chris Benchetler and Kimmy Fasani

Experience penguins, sheeps, pink zebras and more with Chris Benchetler, Kimmy Fasani, and recent family addition baby Koa. While road-tripping all around New Zealand, Chris and Kimmy look to bring 6-month old Koa into their lives of adventure.

Shot 100% on GoPro

Filmed by Tyler Hamlet and Kyle MacLennan

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Dometic PLB 40

ELKHART, Ind. – Fall 2018 –Engineered to satisfy outdoor and mobile lifestyles with high electrical demands, The Dometic PLB40 is the lightest and most powerful battery in its category. It allows adventurers to travel further and stay longer in nature with a safe and reliable power supply.

Harnessing the latest developments in battery technology, the PLB40 is a unique and innovative portable battery.

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Dometic’s decision to use Lithium Iron Phosphate (known as LiFePo4) makes the battery unit lightweight, compact, and able to deliver stable power for a longer time compared to the Lithium Ion batteries currently available on the market.

Specifically designed to power a cooler, such as a Dometic CFX for a weekend, 12V devices, and USB accessories, the battery has a 2-pin threaded connection and flat discharge curve. Its robust and rugged features make it ideal for outdoor use.

Another innovation of the PLB40 is its multiple power sources: 12 V vehicle socket, solar panel or AC power. This allows users to charge the battery while driving– saving time and the need for an extra battery.

The Dometic PLB40 allows adventurers to travel further and stay longer in nature with a safe and reliable power supply.

The PLB40 will be available in the US in January of 2019.

Key Features

  • Weekend of Power (40 Hours)
  • Exclusive Recharge As You Go Feature
  • Most Advanced Battery Technology on the Market – Lithium Iron Phosphate

ABOUT DOMETIC

Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Climate, Hygiene & Sanitation and Food & Beverage. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Dometic offers products and solutions that enrich people’s experiences away from home, whether in a motorhome, caravan, boat or a truck. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We operate 28 manufacturing/assembly sites in nine countries, sell our products in approximately 100 countries and manufacture approximately 85% of our products sold in-house. We have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide, had a net sales of SEK 14.0 billion ($1.7 billion USD) in 2017 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

SCOTT Patrol E1 AP30 Avalanche Backpack

 

Patrol E1 Avalanche Backpack

Introducing the revolutionary Alpride E1 airbag system, integrated into the brand new SCOTT Patrol E1 Avalanche Backpack.

The SCOTT Patrol E1 AP 30 backpack is the ultimate freeskiing avalanche backpack, which features the all new Alpride E1 airbag system. This fully electronic airbag system pushes the boundaries of innovation, thanks to its supercapacitor technology. It is the lightest electric airbag system on the market. With 30 litres of space to pack all your essentials for the day – elevating your safety for those unforgettable backcountry adventures.

 

SEMA 2018: Popular Mechanics Editors’ Choice Awards – Yakima & Dometic

From Popular Mechanics by

Car culture is thriving with innovative new products for the pro and weekend mechanic.

Once you get past the smell of burning rubber and the sound of 800-hp Mustangs doing donuts in the parking lot outside the Speed Equipment Manufacturing Association (SEMA) show, you’ll find more than 2,400 exhibitors showcasing the newest add-ons for cars and trucks. Here are ten of our favorite new products we spotted at SEMA 2018. (Note from PRW: click here to see the other 8)

Dometic PLB40 Portable Battery

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Want to go camping without really roughing it? The Dometic PLB40 provides clean 12V power to your portable fridge, and unlike the 12V plug in your vehicle, the Dometic will protect you from pesky power drops.

The PLB40 uses a lithium-iron phosphate battery (known as LiFeP04), which comes at a premium but makes the unit lightweight and compact and provides more stable power. With this power source you can keep your CFX or new CFF fridge running all weekend. Available January 2019.

Yakima OutPost HD Truck Rack

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Vehicle rack-maker Yakima is going after overland adventurers with a slew of new products to help travelers haul rooftop tents and off-road accessories. The OutPost HD truck rack provides a low center of gravity, easy accessibility to gear, and an ideal platform for a rooftop tent. Available in spring 2019 for $500.

More from Yakima on the OutPost HD

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Outside Buyers Guide Winter 2018 – Bridgedale

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TRAILSPORT LIGHTWEIGHT T2 3/4 CREW

Where less becomes more. Less weight, more distance. Less shock transmission, more comfort. The Trail Sport Lightweight T2 Merino Cool keeps your feet cool while also offering enhanced foot bed, shin and ankle comfort.

Merino Cool Fusion Technology provides resilient padding, odor control, moisture wicking and outstanding durability for all day comfort.… The Performance Fit is close and supportive and won’t slip down or bunch in your footwear. The Flat Toe Seam minimizes bulk that could cause irritation in the toe box and the sock is kept securely in place with an Elasticated Arch and 3D-shaped heel cup. Built on a structure of Lycra® and set by our Thermo Fit process ensures the sock returns to its original shape and size after every wash.This sock is perfect for those that travel far and travel light.

SCOTT SPORTS – Winter is Coming

See Flory Kern put SCOTT gear to the test.

Outside Magazine: The Best Packs of 2019 – SCOTT Backcountry Patrol AP 30

From Outside by Ryan Stuart

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Scott Backcountry Patrol AP 30 ($1,100)

Best Airbag-Equipped Pack of 2019

Airbag packs come in two varieties: those inflated by air canister, and those inflated by battery-powered fan. Air canisters need to be refilled after every discharge, usually at a dive shop, while the lithium-ion batteries in fan-inflated packs can struggle to hold a charge in frigid temperatures. Here’s where the Backcountry Patrol rises above the fray: its airbag system uses a fan powered by a supercapacitor battery, which discharges faster and refuses to slack off in icy conditions. Scott promises only a single inflation on a charge, but we were able to get two. As for the pack itself, the Backcountry Patrol’s main sleeve, avalanche-tool compartment, and lid pocket easily accommodated a day’s gear. Overall, it blends the ease of use of a battery-powered pack with the reliability of a canister system. If you’re an avy-bag holdout, it’s time to invest. 5.9 lbs

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