OutdoorGearLab, one of the top outdoor gear review websites, has so graciously presented ENO’s DoubleNest Hammock with the Editor’s Choice Award!
On a six-month exploration of Central America to test out five top-performing, compact, lightweight hammocks, the research team compared the sleep comfort, lounge comfort, setup, accessories and portability of each hammock in various outdoor adventure spots like the beach, the mountains and deep in a tropical forest.
They loved the quick drying aspect of the DoubleNest, as well as its durability, roominess and easy compactness. Determined the most comfortable out of all the hammocks tested, as well as super light and space-saving, the DoubleNest was dubbed truly best for multiple-night camping trips!
You can find SingleNest, DoubleNest, DoubleNest Deluxe, and other stuffs from Eno at Ginza Boutique!
KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Columbia Outdry. Designed to be 100% waterproof, Columbia Outdry uses two thin layers to provide dry comfort in trail shoes, hiking boots, and winter gloves. On paper, thin layers may not sound like the most efficient method of waterproofing, but the engineering behind Columbia Outdry results in an absolutely waterproof bond.
Blister Gear choose OHANA from Olukai as 1 of the best outdoor flip flops.
Here is the review from the Blister Gear.
Windproof or Waterproof?
A wind jacket is much lighter and you won’t sweat that much in it compared to a waterproof rain jacket. My own preference goes towards carrying a wind jacket AND a rain jacket with me and wear them according to the current weather situation. If it’s raining, I am obviously going to wear a waterproof jacket but if it’s dry but only a cold wind is blowing then I quickly pull on my wind jacket over my fleece to stay warm.
Here comes the list with the 2 out 5 best windproof jackets for 2015.
North Face is an outdoor equipment retail store that offers huge selection of clothes and equipments designed for outdoor activities and extreme sports. Their main office is located in United States particularly in San Leandro, California near its corporate sister company JanSports who was recognized as the world’s largest backpack maker that supplies almost all areas in the United States and to the neighboring continent. The company is now owned by the VF Corporation, which also owns the well-known brands like Lee, Wrangler and Vans. But the company does not just operate solely in the United State they also offers their line of products to the different parts of the world like in Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia and Latin America.
Raise your lightsabers, fellow Star Wars fans: there’s finally a branded watch that doesn’t look like it came from a toy store. Nixon will collaborate with Disney and Lucasfilm to make a new collection of Star Wars-themed watches, which will include both updated models and completely new designs, all with the aesthetics of a galaxy far, far away.
For Fall 2015, Adidas Outdoor debuts their first set of hiking boots with Boost technology. The boots join an expanded line of Boost loaded trail runners. First appearing in Adidas road running shoes, Boost provides more energy return than any other cushioning material in the industry–this means the new hikers and trail runners are ideal for long-distance mountain trails or runs. PCT anyone?
A couple of years ago, Adidas decided to rethink midsole material and completely scrapped the standard EVA foam found in most running and hiking shoes. Instead, the company took a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material and created a new cushioning layer made from 2,500 little plastic pebbles fused together with steam and pressure. The result is a midsole material that is springy and offers better cushioning than traditional foams.
The new Boost hiking boot collection includes two styles for men–the Terrex Ultimate Boost Climaheat ($200, pictured top) and a more urban look, the Boost Urban Hiker ($180). The former is a waterproof hiking shoe loaded with PrimaLoft insulation for warmth and featuring a Continental rubber outsole for super grip in winter conditions.