Archive for June, 2021
The latest addition to Nikon’s compact mirrorless lineup is the Z fc, which, if the aesthetics don’t make it obvious enough, stands for “film camera.” Oddly, it happens to capture your images on a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor, not film. Digital not chemical! The nostalgic design also extends to its manual control set. An ISO range is 100-51,200, so yeah, a bit more dynamic than film, too. And it’s not just for stills, the fc captures 4K motion at up to 30fps and it’s compatible with all Nikon’s DX/APS-C lenses.
Designed for run & gun shooting with fully customizable interiors to suit any rig, the PRVKE camera pack from Wandrd is a pro-grade gear hauler with a rugged weatherproof design. Available in 21, 31, & 41 liter capacity, the new, improved pack features better padding, a luggage pass-thru strap, and a hidden passport pocket to name just a few upgrades.
Alpha Motor Company is an electric auto upstart with a long road ahead in its quest to build a market-ready ride. Nonetheless, the California-based design shop has been turning out some pretty radical renderings. The latest comes in the form of the AMC x Heimplanet Cloudbreak tent camper. Designed with the German inflatable tent maker, it is a fully enclosed shelter built for the AMC Wolf pickup. If & when the Wolf hits the streets, this tent will be a sweet upgrade.
Casio is celebrating a quarter century of the premium G-SHOCK MR-G collection with the limited Samurai Commander Armor. Inspired by the intricate armor worn by Samurais, the design was based on a specially commissioned Hana-Basara suit of armor from artisan Suzukine Yuzan. In addition to its armored exterior, the watch’s bezel is made of Cobarian, a cobalt-chrome alloy roughly four times harder than titanium. Only 400 of these warrior watches will be created.
As the follow up to his bestselling 2015 memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson’s new book delivers the icon’s most intimate thoughts and stories. In Letters to America, Willie speaks straight from the heart, sending his thanks and his thoughts to American’s past & present, digging deep into his heart and soul and his music catalog to lift us up in difficult times. And to remind us of the endless promise of our nation.
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Taking direct aim at Ford’s Bronco Sasquatch package, Jeep’s 2022 Wrangler Xtreme Recon is a juiced-up Rubicon sitting on 35-inch BFG AT tires. It’s got a factory lift, better angles of approach, departure, and breakover than the Sasquatch as well as 12.9” of ground clearance which is also higher. A new axle, available later this year pairs with the 6-speed manual transmission to make the Recon the industry’s first 100:1 crawl ratio from the factory.
A combination of memory and air plus some thoughtful engineering make the Pelican Rugged Sleeping Pad a great camping companion when comfort is more important than saving weight. A self-inflating valve fills the 19D memory foam core of the pad while valves on the bottom fill arm rests that keep you from rolling off the side. An integrated pillow cradles your head. Weight 4.1 pounds.
Constructed of heavy-duty, hi-viz 1000D PVC, the compact TUFLUG Tool Pouch is a handy, hard-working carryall for your smaller tools and tech. Reflective hits for night-time visibility, full-zip closure, and its versatile 7” X 13” size make it a top choice for organizing your gear. Sold in four-packs.
As a possibly tongue-in-cheek follow-up to his Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Quentin Tarantino’s debut novel is every bit as brutal, rich and raucous as the 2019 film. Set in 1969 Los Angeles, it’s the story of a faded TV actor and his stunt double striving to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A strange & sordid tale that only Tarantino could tell.
Waxed canvas is a timeless performer. It can withstand wet weather and the rigors of the road and looks better as it ages. Readywares uses this hardworking material to make a nice weekender. The brand’s 26-liter Waxed Canvas Duffel will tote your gear to the gym or lash-on for the long haul wherever the road takes you. An adjustable shoulder strap and webbing handles give you multiple options for carry.
Thermoworks thermometers are the chef’s top choice in commercial kitchens & they’re stepping up their game with the Thermapen ONE. It reads temperature & gives you a digital display in just one second. That’s a lot quicker than previous models and we all know, just a few seconds can mean the difference between done and dogged. This innovative thermometer won’t let that happen.
There are options aplenty if you want to drive a 2022 Porsche 911 GTS. The latest 992-generation GTS coupe & convertible will be available in both rear-wheel and AWD configurations as well as an AWD Targa variant. Powered by a twin-turbo 3-liter flat-six, it outputs 437-horsepower through either an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 7-speed manual transmission. All models are available for order now to be delivered in the early months of ’22.
Known for their hardworking blades and tools since 1919, Coast merges classic design with modern function in their ‘1919 Reserve’ Collection. These knives feature stainless steel blades and patented locking systems plus practical design features. Choose from 3 highly functional folders and one 4” full tang fixed blade.
Designed to help you handle your work in all environments, the Tactical Field Office from Helinox is a stable, portable workspace that combines a rugged 15-liter cargo carrier with an aluminum-frame worktop & detachable table. The zip-top bag is made of 600D poly-fabric and features all-over MOLLE webbing for custom carry. The frame is lightweight and compact & the tabletop & legs can be completely removed from cargo. Weighs just 5 lbs.
With an updated 2nd-gen design, the SpyraTwo digital water gun can shoot a blast of water up to 46-feet. It boasts double the battery life, a higher rate of fire and a quieter, more powerful pump that can power-up three shots at a time and has the capacity to holds up to 20 shots. Like the original Spyra, this one is also refillable in a swimming pool or water tank.
Whether you use Zens’ new 4000mAh Dual Powerbank and stand in portrait or landscape mode, the magnetic connection holds your MagSafe compatible device securely while charging another on its backside. The rear charging pad is not magnetic but this little guy has enough juice to recharge your phone 1.5X.
In Safecracker, Dave McOmie, an actual professional safe cracker, takes readers along for a week in the life. From an impenetrable vault in Vegas with a midnight deadline to Prince’s ultra-secure music vault in the basement of Paisley Park to meeting a mystery man from the DoD at a remote location to crack two high security safes, he shares his unique “work” as well as what he finds locked inside.
Amazingly Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, arguably the greatest rock drummer to ever do it. Considering his infamy & influence, this story is long overdue. Within months of being recruited into the fledgling Led Zep, Bonham & the boys shot to stardom & were well on their way to becoming the most important rock band of the 70s. By 1980, after chart-topping hits, multi-platinum back-to-back albums, & mega stadium world tours, Bonham was dead. This biography takes readers through it all.
Made of solid lucite polished to a mirror finish, the crystal-clear domed design of the NightWatch creates a bold magnifying effect that turns your Apple Watch into a legit bedside alarm clock. Your watch charger snaps into position to offer easy drop-in charging and the device also amplifies the sound of your alarm. Compatible with all Apple Watch models
For the development of the sport-focused Endurance Pro, Breitling teamed up with experts from the legendary Ironman race. Merging an on-board HRM with classic Breitling chronometer design and the reliability of a Caliber 82 quartz movement plus a chronograph, the Endurance pro will go the distance in style.