The Outdoor Boys want to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day! To kick off celebrations this year we have teamed up with some awesome brands and put together a prize pack giveaway.
In order to enter this contest sign up below through RaffleCopter. There are many ways to enter like following @theoutdoorboys on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Any questions can be directed to Roy@theoutdoorboys.com .
Prize pack include:
Yeti 10 oz. Lowball Rambler
Acurite Sportsman’s Forecaster
Timex Originals American Flag Watch
Single USB car charger
Dual USB car charger
Magnetic Vent Mount
Mobile Vent Mount
Six (6) assorted scent refills
As winter approaches and cold/flu season begin I make sure to stock up with meds to help fight any symptom. I’m normally busy camping or hiking in the cold season and don’t have time to sit around for a cold. I keep a box of Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain in my backpack any time I’m on the go. Knowing I have the tools to stay healthy is just as important as the gear I carry.
Whether you are hiking up mountaintops or skiing down the slopes, as adventurers, there’s a part of us that never wants to stop adventuring – rain or shine, cough or cold. No matter how we feel – nasal congestion, headache, sinus pressure or the like – it’s just another challenge. Luckily, this cough and cold season, Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain provides fast, effective relief of your severe cold symptoms, so you can enjoy your “sickest day!”
Advil® is currently running the “Sickest Day Ever” Sweepstakes. Sign up for a chance to win a trip to one of three locations for a “Sickest Day Ever” adventure for two! Prize includes airfare, hotel, one day itinerary and video prize package. In addition to the Sweepstakes, The Outdoor Boys have partnered up with Advil® to host a $25 Gift Card Giveaway which includes an Advil® prize pack (details below).
SICKEST DAY EVER SWEEPSTAKES Record a video on the sweepstakes page of yourself saying the Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain tongue twister for your chance to experience your “Sickest Day Ever”. Then, just fill out quick “Sickest Day Ever” entry form for your chance to win the Grand Prize trip and other fun prizes, and you’re on your way!
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ENTER TO WIN Sign up to win a $25 Gift Card along with an Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain product sample prize pack. Giveaway ends on 11/27/2015.
Disclosure: The Advil® Sinus Congestion & Pain product, information and gift was provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to TheOutdoorBoys to facilitate this post. All opinions and comments stated are my own. All photos posted are taken by and property of The Outdoor Boys.
I recently had the opportunity to field test the Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7. At first glance after unpacking the contents I was immediately impressed. The Adventure Cam 7 is very light weight and comes with a slim waterproof housing. The box also comes with a full assortment or accessories including handlebar mount, tripod mount, clip mount, adapters, straps, an extra door and more. Before turning the unit on you can already see the Adventure Cam 7 is packed with value.
Visually the camera is very sleek and appealing. With the battery installed the unit is still very light weight. In addition to this being a wide angle camera there are zoom buttons that allow up to 4X digital zoom magnification. Comes with a standard MicroSD slot allowing up to 32GB cards. The back side of the camera has a 1.5″ LCD screen that allows you see the subject your recording/photographing. Once again, a feature that adds instant value to the unit. Higher priced units require an additional purchase of a bulky LCD that can draw more battery life out of the unit. Thumbs up to the Adventure Cam for having an integrated LCD.
A few product specs: • HDR (High Dynamic Range)
• Motion Detector
• Still Picture burst rate up to 3 Pictures per Second
• Still Pictures at 3, 5, 8 or 12 Megapixels.
• Face Detection and Smile Detection.
• Image Stabilizer • HDMI HD output.
• Car Mode (camera can be used as a dash cam).
• Time-Lapse Recording Option
• Self Timer, TV Mode and Screen display Off/On
• Upside down Mode
The first thing I tested was looking through the LCD screen. In person the screen accurately displays the scene you are looking at with almost identical color and lighting. The photo of the LCD screen above is using flash, hence the brighter photo. However the LCD is in fact very clear an accurate.
The first mount I attached was the clip mount because I wanted to test the unit for sound. This can also be considered a skeleton case. As you would imagine this is not weather proof and the camera will not be protected from the elements. For indoor sound testing this was perfect! The video below contains a clip of music in the end to demonstrate the clarity of the sound. Playing back the clip on the computer straight from the camera I can tell the sound is very crisp and there is no muffling. The recorded sound from this unit is great. I didn’t do too much testing with the case on as you would expect there to be muffling of sound. In the kayaking video you can here the movement and subtle sounds that were recorded.
The video below is broken down by the different environments in which I test the video recorder. This will give you a good idea of how it performs in different lighting and motion settings. While testing video mode I also played with the “HDR” feature of the camera (not in video). Turning on HDR captured better over all colors and helped with shadows in lower light settings, so far its my favorite mode.
Images captured on the Adventure Cam 7 turn are of very decent quality. I took images in low light, average light and bright settings. In low light it performed the way you would expect a camera without flash would. In brightly lit scenes the camera performed well but with higher contrast. I found that in environments with balanced lighting it performed best. The collage image below is about an hour before sundown at about the golden hour. Colors are bright and nothing is lost in the shadows. Even taking a photo inside of my vehicle produced great lighting. With less light the images can get grainy but that is to be expected as the camera will compensate with a higher ISO.
Since I am a big fan of extracting images from videos I did test that as well. I normally do screen shots from a maximized video which does tend to decrease the quality of the image but even in doing so the images are very acceptable and sharp. While out kayaking over the weekend I sent the Adventure Cam 7 for a dive to see if I would capture anything swimming around. I actually didn’t see anything while it was facing straight down. Upon facing it upwards and removing it from the water I captured a fish hiding underneath my kayak. Turned out to be one of my favorite images captured so far. Overall when considering the price point of the Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7 and the quality of the images and video I think you have a winner! Having tested cameras in the higher price ranges then some that fall within the $100 to $150 mark I can honestly say that this modestly priced Adventure Cam will produce videos and images that will make you happy.
If you’re seeking even better performance Ultra ProX also has a 4K model for your needs. Perhaps that will be the next review!
With that being said….. who’s ready for a FREE Giveaway? Sign up to win your very own Adventure Cam 7 following the RaffleCopter entries below. Email me if you have any questions: Roy@theoutdoorboys.com
I’ve always been a lover of all things camera. Cameras are a great tool for making memories last a lifetime. I’ve been teaching my son how to use my cameras since he was a couple years old. He now has a camera he can call his own. He is the proud owner of the VTech®Kidizoom® Action Cam The VTech®Kidizoom® Action Cam is cool and rugged enough for any adventure. It comes with a durable waterproof case and versatile mounts that allow you to attach the camera to many things such as a bike, skateboard, helmet and much more. The best part is the camera is reasonably priced at an MSRP of $59.99 and is recommended for ages 4 and up.
(Photos taken with VTech®Kidizoom®) My son has been having a blast with the camera taking it everywhere he goes. He has tested it on his bike, skateboard, pool and even at the ball park. The Kidizoom Action Cam features a 1.4 inch color LCD screen, rechargeable battery, micro USB cable for data transfer and battery charging, and expandable memory up to 32GB with a microSD card. The Kidizoom Action Cam has enhancing features for both photo and video including stop motion and time-lapse options, as well as special effects including customized photo frames and filters.
(Photos taken with VTech®Kidizoom®) The special effects on the camera to me are a great addition for any kids camera. This feature adds the “cool” to the camera and is a feature my son really enjoyed. It has infrared as well as color filters, borders and more. There are endless uses for this neat rugged waterproof camera. Check out the video compilation of the VTech®Kidizoom® in action.
TheOutdoorBoys are hosting a FREE Giveaway sponsored by VTech®. Sign up below for your chance to win this cool camera. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about signing up. Good Luck! Don’t forget to follow VTech on Facebook and Twitter. a Rafflecopter giveaway
The VTech®Kidizoom® Action Cam and giveaway unit was provided to The Outdoor Boys to facilitate this review. All opinions are mine alone. #GreatestSummerEver
The Outdoor Boys have teamed up with The Review Wire to host a $100 PayPal Cash Giveaway. Hurry up and sign up before its too late. One lucky reader will receive $100 PayPal Cash. See form for Entry Details. Open World Wide. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 11/3/2014.
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Disclosure: The products were provided to theoutdoorboys to facilitate the review. All opinions and comments stated are my own. All photos posted are taken by and property of The Outdoor Boys.
As a lover of the outdoors and everything to do with the ocean, I often wear fishing shirts. Fishing shirts has become increasingly popular and I’m often on the lookout for new hip designs. If you’re into the latest ocean fashion trends or are simply a lover of cool designs, Aqualzul Outfitters has a great selection for you. They have fishing shirts for both men and woman as well as accessories.
The Aquazul brand was born of the spirit of freedom and the rhythms of the sea. Their logo is a true depiction of their passion for the sea and nature. The logo was created to embody the movement of the ocean and the life it breathes into its dwellers. A brand that resonates their beliefs and love into the products they create is a great thing. That’s exactly what Aquazul stands for, and it shows in their designs.
When I go fishing without hesitation I reach for my favorite Aquazul sail fish shirt. Any shade of blue is my favorite color, it reminds me of the ocean and the sky. Besides, who doesn’t like to fish in style.
Aquazul currently has 4 awesome designs to choose from. You have the choice of sailfish, snook, tarpon or mahi mahi. They are made from high quality pre-shrunk cotton that is also lightweight. You also have many colors to choose from and are sized for men and woman as well. If you’re looking for caps, they also have that as well as cool stickers to use on your gear. My wife also loved the sailfish design so we both have a matching fish, how cute right?
Whether I’m out fishing or hanging out in the backyard, an Aquazul shirt is always suitable for the occasion. A great design is always welcome on my back. I am proud to share my solidarity with the fishing community wearing an awesome shirt from an awesome brand!
Disclosure: The products were provided to theoutdoorboys to facilitate the review. All opinions and comments stated are my own.
Father’s Day is around the corner. If you’re looking to get the outdoor dad in your life a gift he will love, I’ve put together a great set of products that will bring him joy. As a lover of the outdoors and a dad myself I know these items will be a hit for the special dad in your life.
Be sure to sign up for the FREE GIVEAWAY below. Share it with your friends and family. ** The items on the giveaway are Polaroid XS80, LifeStraw, Jackery Leaf, Deadliest Catch DVD and Rayovac Sportsman Spotlight.**
Disclosure: The magazines and subscription giveaway has been provided by Rapid Media to facilitate my review.
If you love the outdoors and watersports, Rapid Media has the perfect selection of magazines for you. They publish four great magazines that will have you itching to read the next edition. There is Kayak Angler, Canoeroots, Adventure Kayak and Rapid. The magazines are available via hardcopy or digital copy for an eco-friendly option. Check out rapidmedia.com for details.
When you read through the Rapid Media collection you will enjoy the articles because they have an organic feel to them. The editors and staff are all outdoors people and paddlers alike. They share their unique perspectives and stories that keep readers informed and entertained.
Kayak Angler covers fishing topics from a kayak. They have useful articles on everything from gear recommendations to technique and approach. The magazine is comprised of 4 sections, Chatter, Buzzbait, Lip Gripper and Trailer. You can find stories and reader photos in Chatter. Buzzbait will contains articles on tackle and gear. Lip Gripper will be filled with tips, tricks and how to’s. Trailer will leave you with a food for thought type article to wrap the edition. Readers can submit catch photos for the “Catch Photograph Release” wall of fame to email@example.com containing details of the photo. Fish stories can also be submitted for consideration along with photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are goodies to be given away if selected for publishing. Check out the Kayak Angler magazine for details.
Canoeroots features topics of canoeing and family camping. I found this magazine a to be a great read for ideas with family outdoor adventures. Its broken down by a few sections. Campfire, Tumpline, Know How, Family Camping and Butt End. This magazine is written for both pros and amateurs that are looking to fine tune their skills and know how. If you’re planning a camping trip be sure to give this a read before heading to your local sporting good store for gear. You will learn how to identify essential and non essential items for your next adventure.
Adventure Kayak is geared toward touring and recreational paddling. If you love imagery and are looking for inspiration for your next paddling adventure, this magazine has a “stills” section with surreal photography that will leave you in awe. The “Launch” section will also contain destination location ideas full of information. For those interested in research and science, you will love the “Extreme Science” part of the magazine that gives the readers tips on how to make your next adventure full of exploration. The magazine is full of environmental fun facts and articles that will help prepare you for your journey ahead.
Rapid magazine is written with the whitewater enthusiast in mind. Different types of water crafts are covered ranging from kayaks, canoes to bellyaks (lay on top kayak). As with the rest of the Rapid Media collection, this magazine does not fall short of the glory. Rapid covers the more intense style of paddling. You will read about exclusive whitewater locations such as the Grand Canyons of Papua New Guinea that are nearly untouched by the whitewater community. If you’re one of those people that dream of being out in the water while at work, you will enjoy reading through articles such as “Feeding the Habit” that list numerous stories of pro paddler and how they get by. Rapid has articles and gear ads that will help keep you up to date with everything whitewater.
I sat down several times to read through the magazines with my son. We both loved the images and stories throughout the magazines. Being only 5 years old, imagery was very important and there was no disappointment. Most of the time all you can hear was “wow” from the both of us as we flipped through pages. One of my son’s favorite story that I read to him from Kayak Angler was titled “The School of Hard Rocks” written by Ric Burnley. He quotes Scott MacGregor, the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the magazine giving him words of encouragement to enter a roaring river on a kayak. Scott tells him it was “nothing” and then stated “I took my mother-in-law down this backwards”. We loved this quote and found it hilarious. No matter what type water sport you are in to, you will the Rapid Media collection an excellent choice for a read.
To celebrate the launch of the The Outdoor Boys I have teamed up with my beautiful wife who runs Casa Moncada to host a $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway.
For those who are visiting my site for the first time here’s what to expect from The Outdoor Boys, the site will feature outdoor adventures I go on with my son as well as alone or with the fellas. It will feature a DIY section with posts containing step by step instructions on useful builds. Will also have a review section where I will review everything from sporting good products to outdoor locations to visit for your next adventure. Periodically I will host different types of raffles or product giveaways as well. I hope you all enjoy the site and stay tuned for more.