GoPro HyperSmooth

Shaky Footage is dead!! Check out the GoPro #HyperSmooth series:

So, you think you can dance with stars Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert? Well now you can with HyperSmooth, the best in-camera stabilization, ever.

 

Dan Atherton shows off what the HERO7 Black can do by making this rocky trail in Wales look like a smooth downhill ride to start your week.

 

Strap into Johnny FPV’s race drone as he rips a mind-bending follow cam of driver Matt Coffman at Formula Drift St. Louis.

All shot 100% on the GoPro HERO7 Black using HyperSmooth.

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Outside Inside: Two Family Friendly Games For You

From Practical Travel Gear by Leah Guill

We love being outside as a family and exploring. But sometimes building a sandcastle for the millionth time just doesn’t keep anyone’s attention. Outside Inside from GSI Outdoors is always coming with us. On our latest trip, we took along the small and simple Backpack Shut The Box and the Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle.

Backpack Shut the Box

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Backpack Shut the Box is a simple and fun game that everyone can get in on. The Outside Inside game is packaged in a rip stop and black netting carry pouch. The BackPack Shut the Box contains two dice, the paddles and instructions.

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The game board and paddles are made from wood. The paddles flip up and are attached so you cannot lose them. Which we would, given the chance. The dice are plastic and are small enough for everyone to handle. The carry bag has a loop from the purse string closure that can easily be used as an attachment point for your backpack.

OIG_logo_Pantone167C_revised_a4eace6a-6638-466c-a097-3281826b6da1_360xThe Shut the Box game is easy to play so it is great for the whole family to enjoy. We did change a couple rules for our 5-year-old to make it a little easier for him. Each game takes about 5-15 minutes to play, depending on the players and their dice rolling ability.

I love this game for the fact that it is incredibly light weight, easy to clean with a simple wipe down and is great for hiking, camping, swim meets, airplanes and even to play in a restaurant while we are waiting for our food.

The Backpack Shut The Box retails for $15.95.

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Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle

What a fun game! The Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle is a little bigger at 18×11 inches.

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There is so much fun to be had with the Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle game! Included in the bag are 2 telescopic poles, 2 squeaky chickens, 1 disc, carry bag.

The set-up is quick and easy. It took maybe a total of 2 minutes and that was with help from the kids. The disc is substantial enough that everyone could throw it.  We played this game from lunch through dinner one night.

IMG_0662-e1538561604282-338x450At one point, the kids decided that every hit of the opponent’s chicken meant their stand had to be moved back a space. This made for some hilarious attempts when the chickens were about 20 feet from each other.

Our dog was also obsessed with this game because it involved a flying disc and squeaking toys. At one point, he intercepted the disc and took off with it. Thankfully, he didn’t put any teeth marks in it. You have been warned about the K9 attractiveness of the Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle.

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The whole Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle game in its carry bag weighs in at about 2 pounds and is large enough that you should use it for car camping, park and backyard play. It would be awesome to take to a festival and make new friends through a friendly competition.

Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle retails for $52.95.

Check out our past reviews of Outside Inside gifts for the family HERE!

SCOTT Patrol AP30 Avalanche Backpack

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ELEVATE YOUR SAFETY
The SCOTT E1 Patrol AP 30 is the ultimate freeskiing avalanche backpack pushing the boundaries of innovation. Its supercapacitor technology, along with exceptional design results in one of the lightest electronical airbag backpacks on the market to date.AlprideE1_Logo_BAGS_negative_orange

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SUPERCAPACITOR TECHNOLOGY

Cold temperatures do not affect the performance or charge of the supercapacitor

TURBO RADIAL FAN

More pressure and volume in a shorter amount of time

FULL SYSTEM WEIGHT 1280G

-720g lighter than any other electronical system on the market
-1390g Backpack Weight

ZERO COST USER PRACTICE

Train at home to make sure you know how to react on a bad day

MECHANICAL TRIGGER AND DEFLATION RELEASE

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Robust design to mitigate  electronic failure

NO CARTRIDGES / NO LI–ION BATTERY

No restrictions for traveling and shipping

2x AA BATTERIES

Recharge on the mountain in 40min. without power supply or use your Micro USB to charge it in 20min.

KEEP IT RIDE READY

For 3 month without checking it and activate the airbag twice without reloading any cartridges

 OUR AVALANCHE BACKPACK WEIGHS 231 TIMES LESS THAN THE HEART OF A BLUE WHALE!

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GoPro HERO7 Black Million Dollar Challenge

Shoot for your share of $1,000,000.

Help us create the HERO7 Black Highlight video. All you have to do is submit your best raw video clips – shot exclusively on HERO7 Black. If your shots are used in the video, you’ll get an equal cut of a million dollars.

How it works:

  1. Get a HERO7 Black. To participate, you’ll need to pick up a HERO7 Black.
  2. Get the shot. Get out there and capture the raddest moments you can find. Then, submit your unedited videos to this site.
  3. Get paid. If your content is featured in our HERO7 Black Highlight Video, you’ll get your share of $1,000,000.

Learn more: gopro.com/MillionDollarChallenge

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Questions about the challenge?

Check our FAQ and full terms + conditions.

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.

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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