Archive for February, 2018

This Packable Raft Makes it Easy To Bring a Boat at werd.com

This Packable Raft Makes it Easy To Bring a Boat

Posted in Gear

Normally an inflatable raft is not something you can jam in your backpack for a weekend in the wilderness but the Rogue Packraft changes that. It’s a lightweight inflatable one-person raft that weighs under 5 pounds and can roll up into the size of a roll of paper towels. It has a durable kevlar reinforced floor, and inflates easily with its high flow D7 valve.

Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability at werd.com

Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability

Posted in Photography and Tech

The X-H1 from Fujifilm is the latest addition to the brand’s popular X Series lineup and this one is the flagship. It uses a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III for image capture and features 5-axis in-body image stabilization but the real upgrades went into video function: it supports DCI 4K and Rec.2020 color gamut at a bitrate of 200Mbps. It does 1080P slow-mo at 120fps. There’s also a microphone input jack, and a built-in mic. Fujifilm also just announced 2 new X-mount cinema lenses to support this powerful new body.

Jim Brown: Last Man Standing at werd.com

Jim Brown: Last Man Standing

Recognized as perhaps the greatest football player to ever live, Jim Brown is a certified icon of American sports. Acclaimed sports journalist Dave Zirin spent literally years with the now 81-year-old Brown and covers it all in this new book. From his phenomenal NFL career to his Hollywood years and through his political activism starting in the 60s, and right up to his Trump-loving, Kaepernick dissing attitudes of today.

This Universal Socket is the Right Size Every Time at werd.com

This Universal Socket is the Right Size Every Time

Posted in Gear and Tools

The unique design of the Universal Socket from Kusonkey automatically adjusts to fit any hex nut, screw eye, hook, tension screw and bolt head from 7mm to 19mm. Stainless steel, professional-grade construction ensures durability for years of use in home, automotive, and construction applications.

Tentsile Now Has a Tree Tent for You Solo Campers at werd.com

Tentsile Now Has a Tree Tent for You Solo Campers

Posted in Camping and Gear

The new UNA tent from Tentsile is the latest addition to their growing line of tree tents. The ISPO Award-winning UNA is a single-person, three-season suspendible tent. It attaches to the trees at its 3 corners and features a removable rainfly as well as no-see-um mesh for gazing up at the stars. At 6.2 pounds, it is the lightest tree tent on the market. Available March 2018.

McIntosh Introduces $28,000 Quad Balanced Amplifier at werd.com

McIntosh Introduces $28,000 Quad Balanced Amplifier

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

If 600-watts of premium amplification is what your sound system needs, the all-new McIntosh MC611 delivers. This high-powered quad-balanced monoblock amp will easily make the windows rattle in their frames and send pets scurrying while driving your stereo or home theater sound. McIntosh’s Autoformer output technology means that the amp’s full 600 Watts will be delivered to the speakers regardless if it has 2, 4 or 8 Ohm impedance, allowing it to perform to its full potential with all systems.

This Pen is Made From a Fighter Plane Propeller at werd.com

This Pen is Made From a Fighter Plane Propeller

Posted in Gear and Work

Made from the propeller of an original Spitfire—the infamous WWII fighter plane—this pen pays homage to aviation history with its Hydulignum construction, a high strength birch laminate seasoned by years of wartime use. The pen is also engraved with the serial number of the original propeller and comes in a handcrafted ash wood presentation box.

Cut Your Steak with the Precision of a Bandsaw, Sort Of. at werd.com

Cut Your Steak with the Precision of a Bandsaw, Sort Of.

Posted in Gear

Fashioned from an upcycled section of a carbon steel bandsaw blade, this unique steak knife was hand ground for exceptional sharpness and assembled with hand hammered copper rivets in a selection of four domestic hardwoods: osage orange, black walnut, toasted maple, and American holly.

Keep Your Ballcap Crispy with CapSnap at werd.com

Keep Your Ballcap Crispy with CapSnap

Posted in Gear

Stuffing your favorite ballcap into that travel bag or backpack means you’re basically in the market for a new favorite hat. But, get yourself a CapSnap & you’re good to go. It’s purpose-built to hold your hat securely and maintain its shape. The carabiner design let’s you clip it onto the outside of your bag where it belongs. The clip can hook to the button on top or around the sweatband. Made in the USA.

The 2019 AMG G63 is the Fastest & Most Powerful G-Class Ever at werd.com

The 2019 AMG G63 is the Fastest & Most Powerful G-Class Ever

Posted in Rides

For 2019, Mercedes-Benz went full overhaul on their flagship G-Wagen. The new AMG G63. The body is markedly softer looking with the sharpest edges rounded out and smooth. Nothing soft about the performance though. This weapon is faster and more powerful than ever, with a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that cranks out 577 hp and 627 lb-ft. of torque. A throaty exhaust tone finds its way out via dual chrome-tipped side pipes.

Get To Work In Danner’s Stronghold Boot at werd.com

Get To Work In Danner’s Stronghold Boot

Posted in Boots and Wear

The Stronghold boot from Danner is purpose-built for hard work. Boasting cushy comfort right out of the box, the boots requires zero break-in time, features a full-grain leather upper, SPE midsole for comfort and energy return, and a lace-to-toe design that marks it as a Danner classic-in-the-making.

Panasonic Unveils Next-Generation Lumix GX9 Camera at werd.com

Panasonic Unveils Next-Generation Lumix GX9 Camera

Posted in Photography and Tech

The new flagship GX9 from Lumix replaces the powerful GX8 micro four thirds mirrorless camera, offering more power and versatility into an even smaller body. Key specs on the GX9 include a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, auto focus with face and eye recognition, an electromagnetic shutter, and a monochrome mode for dynamic black and white photos. It also captures UltraHD 4K video at 30p or 24p, and 60fps with full time AF. Available Mid-March in either black or silver finish.

Arrive Wrinkle-Free with this Handsome Travel-Ready Suit Carrier at werd.com

Arrive Wrinkle-Free with this Handsome Travel-Ready Suit Carrier

Posted in Bags and Gear

Designed for dual use, as both a suit carrier and a holdall, this handmade cotton canvas bag from Bennett Winch features a unique set-up that prevents hard, tight folds by allowing a jacket and trouser to be wrapped around the spacious central cylindrical duffle bag, which is then secured with magnets and straps. Both of these elements can be used separately, making this dual-purpose bag even more versatile.