GoPro: Introducing the HERO7 Black

 

Shot on the HERO7 Black GoPro

This is HERO7 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. With HyperSmooth stabilization, you get insanely smooth, gimbal‑like video—without the gimbal. And with TimeWarp, you can capture mesmerizing, stabilized time lapse video as you move through a scene. There’s also a new SuperPhoto mode that delivers the best, most brilliant images automatically. Want to stream amazing moments as they happen? Now you can with live streaming and the GoPro app. To put it simply, HERO7 Black completely changes the game.

Stay tuned for more new and exciting things from GoPro.

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SNEWs Elevator Pitch – Bridgedale StormSock

From SNEWS Elevator Pitch

Ride the elevator with Jim Evans, product manager of Bridgedale.

Bridgedale StormSock

Keep your feet dry through the storm.

Bridgedale’s new 100 percent waterproof StormSock collection has been designed and tested to perform to the highest standards in the wettest conditions when hiking, biking, or running, and will keep feet protected from wind, cold and wetness.

They’re made with the latest knitting technology with a HydroTech waterproof, breathable and windproof membrane. This new HydroTech PU membrane allows perspiration to pass to the outer layer of the sock while preventing outside water from getting in.

The StormSock is constructed with three layers of protection.

1. The inner Layer that touches the skin is made with up to 60 percent Merino Wool, which has moisture management properties, combined with wicking synthetic fibers to move perspiration away from the foot. A terry loop underfoot cushion that extends around both the toes and over the heel ensures comfortable feet in wet conditions.

2. The HydroTech™ PU membrane allows perspiration to pass to the outer layer of the sock while preventing outside water from getting in. This Hydrophilic nonporous PU membrane transports perspiration to the outside via solid state diffusion meaning water molecules are carried through the physical membrane as it seeks to maintain heat and humidity equilibrium. This membrane is not affected by foreign object contamination (such as mud, dirt and salts from sweat) unlike the more common microporous membranes commonly found in waterproof clothing. When laminated to the inner and outer layers this midlayer creates a 100 percent waterproof, stretchable and well-fitted sock.

3. The Nylon and Lycra outer layer protects the waterproof sock against abrasion from footwear and provides excellent stretch to ensure the sock is easy to pull on and off and guaranteeing a snug fit.

The StormSock guarantees foot protection and comfort for outdoor adventurers tackling the wettest trails and will be available online and through specialty retailers in North America in fall 2018.

GSI MicroLite : The Last Activity Bottle You’ll Ever Need

The following is from OutsideDaily by  

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Boasting ultralight construction, ergonomic design, and up to eight-hour performance, this may be the best on-the-go beverage container we’ve tested.

We never leave the house without a beverage. Whether we’re on the trail, at the gym, or simply heading to the office, a cold drink or the morning’s “wake up” juice is always at-hand. As such, we’ve gone through numerous styles of bottles and beverage containers over the years. Some we’ve liked, many disappointed, and more than a few were quickly handed to the next unsuspecting victim. As a result, we approach each latest and greatest activity bottle with a “prove it to me” mindset.

That was exactly our position when we picked up the new Glacier Stainless Microlite 500 bottle from GSI Outdoors.

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GSI Outdoors has a solid reputation in the camping and outdoor recreation marketplace for producing quality and innovative solutions for campers, outdoor enthusiasts, and backcountry adventurers. Their ultralight backpacking cooking sets, in particular, are among our must-haves for multi-day wilderness trips. Naturally, when the company recently introduced the Microlite 500, we had to give it a try.

First, a bit on the Microlite 500’s construction.

Right away, you realize the name is no misnomer. For a stainless steel vacuum bottle, this unit is seriously light, weighing a scant 7.9 ounces. As the company points out, this bottle is a third lighter than traditional stainless steel vacuum insulated bottles in its class. Credit that with the thin, 2mm wall thickness.

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That is not to say the bottle is a lightweight when it comes to strength. On the contrary, a special forming process is used to stretch the 18/8 stainless steel to its remarkably thin proportions while ensuring a structural integrity that meets the needs of active consumer lifestyles. We didn’t test it by jumping up and down on it or running it over with a pickup, but we did let it bounce around on the floor of our Jeep and we’ve been carrying it in our fanny pack for several months along with other heavy items—all without incident. We even tested it on a two-week wilderness hunt in the southern Colorado Rockies. In sum, the Microlite 500 has accepted everything we’ve thrown at it and asked for more.

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If “eco-friendliness” is high on your list of product requirements, the Microlite 500 won’t disappoint. Less construction material, courtesy of the light-wall engineering, means not only fewer resources consumed in the manufacturing process, but also reduced shipping weight that lowers the environmental cost of transportation. Those are two check marks on the green side of the ledger.

As mentioned, this is a stainless steel vacuum bottle, with the inherent insulating properties that go with that design. GSI Outdoors claims 8-hour insulating performance for hot or cold liquids. We did not test this with the scientific method, but can attest to the bottle keeping our water cold from early morning until late afternoon. We can also swear by its ability to keep hot beverages hot. Too hot, perhaps. One of our testers burned his mouth when he took a gulp of coffee not long after filling his Microlite 500 with the dark nectar. He figured some extra-hot coffee would stay warmer longer. Lesson learned: not necessary!

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Another design feature we like is the Microlite 500’s removable, two-piece flip-top. The lid has a sliding lock to keep it from accidentally opening, and a push button that allows it to flip open when you’re ready to drink. A ventilated hole in the lid channels the liquid to a semi spout, which prevents spills and drips. Very convenient and ergonomic. A silicone stopper integrated into the lid covers the hole when the lid is closed. Unlike many screw-type bottle lids, this one will not leak.

Finally, the Microlite 500 is dimensionally slim, measuring 2.9 inches in diameter and 9.2 inches tall. It’s sleek enough to fit just about anywhere, such as a daypack pocket, fanny pack, your vehicle’s cup holder, or even a large purse. That’s one of the reasons why this bottle is ideal for taking wherever your activities lead you, even if it’s just to work or to the gym. Volume is a healthy 17 fluid ounces.

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We’ve learned through years of testing bottles and beverage containers designed for outdoor recreation that not all are created equal (and some should never have been created at all). For general day use, workout sessions, the morning commute, camping, or a hike in the woods, if you want to keep your beverage hot or cold and don’t want the hassle of a heavy, conventional vacuum bottle, the Glacier Stainless Microlite 500 may be the bottle you’ve been waiting for.

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Outdoor Retailer ‘Best In Show’ Summer Gear 2019 – Yakima OutPost

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Yakima Truck Rack

There are plenty of pickup bed racks on the market. But the OutPost HD from Yakima might be the easiest to put on and take off. For those who want a burly overlanding setup on the weekends but an open bed during the work week, this is the option. Unlike others, you can also run a Tonneau cover while it’s installed. Simply unlock it and lift it off as a single unit. Stow in your garage with rooftop tent and jerry cans still attached. The aluminum construction delivers a 500-pound on-road carrying capacity and is Yakima Off-Road Rated up to 300 pounds. It hits the market spring 2019 for $470.

The Best Socks for Winter Running – Bridgedale and Hilly

From Runner’s World by Adam Chase

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These toasty pairs will keep your toes warm on cold-weather runs.

With cold, wet, and even slushy and icy conditions right around the corner, keeping your feet in a good mood always helps in coaxing the rest of your body out the door for a run. The following line-up of autumn and winter socks offers plenty of choices:

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Hilly Marathon Fresh Anklet

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Price: $12.95

This UK company knows how to make a smashing good running sock and the Marathon Fresh is one of Hilly’s better single layer options, especially because it incorporates Polygiene, an anti-odor element. The anatomically-fitted sock provides surprising cushioning in the strategic higher-impact areas of a running foot, delivering notable comfort and seamless construction. The upper foot area is well vented and the combination of 97% Polyamide, 3% Elastane is durable and offers a soft hand to the foot.

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Bridgedale Midweight StormSock

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Price: $45 – $63

Fully waterproof to protect against the worst of running weather, these socks combine an impermeable, hydrophilic, nonporous polyurethane membrane with a merino wool interior for next-to-skin comfort, moisture and odor control and Nylon and Lycra outer layer to protect the membrane and provide stretch and a snug fit. The three layers work together for a fully water resistant, stretchable, fitted sock. They are machine washable and available in different heights and weights.

The Road to Kanza – A Newbie Takes on the World’s Biggest Gravel Race

Ben Delaney signed up to the Dirty Kanza 200 with no real experience gravel racing before. This led him to firstly question why did he even agree to this and secondly, how do you actually prepare for 200 miles of racing on gravel?

Luckily DK200 veteran Josh Patterson was on hand to give him some much needed advice. Follow Ben’s journey as a gravel newbie at the world’s biggest gravel race.

Products used in this video:

GSI MicroLite Vacuum Bottle

 

MicroLite

With its sleek design and clean construction, this high-spec, durable Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottle will keep your beverages hot or cold for hours and hours. Perfect for commuting, picnic, sporting events and base camping.