Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable KayakKayaking has become one of my favorite things to do within the past few years. I’ve gone from a recreational kayak angler to a seasoned kayak tournament competitor. Over the years I’ve paddled many different kayak types from well known brands. I’ve owned and currently still own several kayaks. Every time I go on outdoor adventures I almost always regret not bringing my kayaks along. Most of the time I’m dealing with space issues and I have to decide what items are most essential for my trip. Unfortunately my kayaks generally take up more space than other essentials so I end up leaving them behind.

Recently I was introduced to Innova Kayak which instantly solved my kayak space issues. I had the opportunity to test out the Innova Helios II EX tandem inflatable kayak and it quickly became my ‘go to’ kayak for traveling and camping. I honestly never gave thought to an inflatable kayak before but since testing it I can certainly see the many advantages of owning one.

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

The Helios II EX is a 12.5 foot tandem inflatable kayak rated for up to 396lbs (2 person). The total weight is 36lbs and completely folds to fit into the included drybag/backpack. It is constructed of a fully rubber-coated Nitrylon fabric making it rugged, fast drying and easy to clean. It’s also very puncture and abrasion resistant. The kayak includes deck netting and gear bungees along with adjustable footrest and carry handles. It also has a river rating of Class 1.

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

The Helios II EX along with other Innova Kayaks are easily packed into their respective dry bag/backpacks. The Helios packed dimensions come in at 20x14x8″ and with a weight of only 36lbs, it is can easily be carried using the included backpack.

Carrying a full sized kayak in a backpack? I bet you never thought that was possible! I surely didn’t, but am excited that Innova Kayak makes this possible. From this point forward I will always have a kayak with me on camping trips and traveling.

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

Setting up the Innova Helios is also quick and easy. Each kayak comes with the necessary pump and attachments to get you quickly into the water. The Helios has three main compartments to fill, port side, starboard and the base of the hull. There are three additional small areas to fill on the top as well. The kayak uses push button air valves for inflation that allow you to pump without losing any air. This feature is excellent if you’re inflating solo. Once you’re familiar with the setup, inflating can take roughly 10 minutes.

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

After the easy setup, it was time for the maiden voyage. I had the perfect opportunity to put the kayak to the test. I was on a camping adventure with a group of 22, and mostly everyone got a turn. Before paddling tandem I test drove it solo and was immediately impressed at how fast and straight the kayak tracked. The Helios does include a fin that assist in tracking as well.

I gradually increased the weight load as I continued to test. The next paddle consisted of one adult and one child. The kayak was still very sturdy and fast on the water. Next I paddled the Helios with 2 adults on the kayak and obtained the same results. Still tracking very well with good speed. To further this testimony on the speed of the kayak, I only had 1 paddle while testing. I can only imagine how fast the Helios tracks with 2 adults and 2 paddles.

Innova Helios II EX Tandem Inflatable Kayak

Not once throughout the testing did I even question stability. There are some kayak hulls that compromise stability to gain speed, the Helios doesn’t compromise. Instead the hull is well balanced to allow for good speed and traction while maintaining a solid balance. While on a subsequent paddle with my son, he was eager to try standing while I paddled and that also had favorable results.

If you’re looking for a quality kayak that is light, portable and pack-able the Innova line of kayaks will certainly have what you need. This particular model is excellent for exploring rivers, paddling along ocean shorelines, lakes, fishing in the back country and much more.

The video below is a compilation of the different environments which the Innova Helios II EX kayak was tested.

Have any questions or thoughts on the Helios or the Innova line? Leave a comment below.

More information can be found on Innova Kayak’s website as well as their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

 

 

Disclosure: The product was provided to TheOutdoorBoys to facilitate the review. All opinions and comments stated are our own. All photos posted are taken by and property of TheOutdoorBoys.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Need holiday gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer in your life? Look no further, The Outdoor Boys have put together a list of great items that are sure to be a hit this year. The guide includes a range of awesome indoor and outdoor gift ideas, check it out!

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The Invigorating Heel To Toe Masseuse: Hammacher Schlemmer
hammacher-schlemmer-foot-masseuseThis is the device that combines deep tissue shiatsu, compression, and heat for an invigorating foot massage that rivals those given by a professional masseuse. Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, users simply tuck each foot into the soft cloth-lined pockets for a vigorous 15-minute session. Unlike lesser vibration massagers that provide meek, superficial treatment, this unit's six slowly rotating nodes focus deep, penetrating shiatsu massage along the full length of the soles, while two additional nodes target tension on either side of the heel. Meanwhile, the foot wells inflate and deflate, providing compression massage that kneads out tension on the top of the foot while varying the pressure of the nodes. In evaluations by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute, this unit garnered enthusiastic praise from panelists, such as, “Its variety of pressure and rollers makes this far superior to any I've tried.” The massager also has an optional infrared heat setting to pleasantly warm the soles to boost relaxation, circulation, and healing. Users can select between two intensity levels and three massage modes.
Merrell: Overlook 6 Ice+ Waterproof

merrell-overlook-6-iceFEATURES
• Vibram® Arctic Grip™ outsole provides unparalleled traction on wet ice even in the most extreme winter conditions
• Leather upper
• TPU waterproof shell
• Traditional lace closure
• Bellows tongue keeps debris out
• Conductor™ Fleece lining for added warmth
• M Select™ WARM lightweight, low bulk 200 grams insulation keeps you comfortable
• Single density removable footbed
• Molded nylon arch shank
• Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
• 4.5mm lug depth
• Weight: 3lbs 4oz / 1474g
Lowrance Elite-5 HDI Fishfinder/Chartplotter With Suncover
lowrance-elite-5-hdi-fishfinderchartplotter-with-suncoverFound in-store or online at Gander Mountain

The Lowrance Elite-5 HDI Fishfinder with Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) on a brilliant 5", 480x480 pixel Solar MAX 256-color TFT display gives you the best possible view beneath your boat. This broadband sounder is excellent for marking fish arches and tracking lure action. HDI provides easy to understand, picture-like detail of bait fish, predator fish, and structures with no interpretation needed. The Elite-5 HDI fishfinder also features exclusive technology that overlays DownScan Imaging onto your broadband sounder display for a stunning view that separates fish targets from surrounding structure. TrackBack lets you immediately scroll back into your history to review covered areas and pinpoint spots, thus saving time and fuel trying to retrace your path. Elite-5 HDI Chartplotter includes an easier to use menu system with quick access to all features using one-thumb operation. The page selector does not hide live sonar or map while making page decision. Multi-window displays let you choose up to three panels simultaneously in split-screen mode. Internal 16-channel GPS antenna is compatible with Navionics and Lowrance cartography, giving you a detailed US background map that contains over 3,000 lakes and rivers, plus coastal contours down to 1,000'.
Ninja Coffee Bar Glass Carafe Coffee System
ninja-coffee-bar-glass-carafe-coffee-systemBetter than a coffeehouse experience at home. Your package includes:

10-Cup (50 oz.) Ninja® Glass or Thermal Carafe
50 oz. Removable Water Reservoir
Ninja Smart™ Scoop
Permanent Filter
4 Single Serve Brew Sizes – Cup, XL Cup, Travel, & XL Multi-Serve
Built-in Hot & Cold Frother
20-Recipe Inspiration Guide

Additional Features Include:

5 Brew Types
Programmable Delay Brew
Drip Stop
Intelligent Clean Cycle Indicator
Timex: Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back Chronograph
timex-intelligent-quartz-fly-back-chronographCrafted from a solid casting of steel, this not-quite-traditional chronograph pleases your senses--from the curves of its anatomy to the tactile experience of its pushers. But the dial is the most striking feature. Independent bi-directional hands measure time and fly back like the dashboard gauge of a sports car.
Fly-back Chronograph (4-hour auto shut-off)
2nd Time Zone
100 Meter Water Resistance
Intelligent Quartz™ Fly-Back Chronograph Movement
Stainless Steel Case & Quick-Date®
INDIGLO® Night-Light
Timex:
IRONMAN® Sleek 150
Timex ironman-sleek-150Thirty years ago, we took the clock off the finish line and put it on your wrist. TIMEX® IRONMAN® became your coach, your motivation and a symbol of your dedication. TIMEX® IRONMAN® Colors collection celebrates three decades of crossing nearly every finish line in the world with bright, bold colors and patterns.
Lap Management System allows easy access to dated training logs with lock capabilities
100-hour chronograph with lap or split in large digits
Hydration and Nutrition Alerts reminds you to refuel.
A powerful combination of innovative sport functionality and aerodynamic design for enhanced performance and comfort
Interval training is easy with the ability to save 2 unique workout sessions with 5 labeled interval options.
Target Time Pacer gives distinct audible performance feedback when lap times are logged
3 customizable alarms: daily/weekday/weekend/weekly options
5-workout memory with 50 laps each
199-lap counter
Pakpod Adventure Tripod with Ninja Stakes
Pakpod Adventure Tripod with Ninja StakesCapture amazing photos and videos from almost any angle. Compact, waterproof, and quick to deploy, Pakpod weighs less than a pound and is more versatile than any tripod on the market today.
Built from the same stuff as bike and ski helmets, Pakpod is a durable, waterproof, freeze proof tripod that weighs in at less than a pound, is notable for its patent-pending staking feet and packs down to less than a foot long.
Northern Nova™ Propane Lantern with Case
northern-nova-propane-lantern-with-caseFill your entire campground with light with the brightest Coleman® lantern, the Northern Nova™ Propane Lantern with Case. Our patented tube-mantles shine brighter than standard versions, and this lantern doubles up on that brightness technology to produce an unheard of 3000 lumens of light that reaches up to 32.5 meters away. Starting your lantern is easy. Just hit the Instastart™ push-button ignition and dial in the perfect brightness with the adjustable control knob. Once your lantern is lit, the legs provide extreme stability (and a space-age look) when placed on a table, and the chain handle allows for easy hanging. Meanwhile, the globe guard helps protect the globe from breaking. No matter where you go, the PerfectFlow™ pressure control technology produces a steady fuel stream and consistent performance in all kinds of weather. When you're ready to head home, the legs fold up for more compact storage in the included case until you're ready for your next bright adventure.
Campfire Defender Kit
campfire-defender-kitFireside Industries Inc. is the proud manufacturer of the Campfire Defender, a revolutionary campfire safety system designed to make camping easier and safer. The Campfire Defender can be placed over a campfire in the event of inclement weather or simply when it's time for bed. Made from a military grade fabric the Campfire Defender is more than capable of containing your campfire not allowing embers to escape.

The pinwheel vent on the cover allows users to control airflow into their firepit thus allowing them to extend the life of their coals for 8 hours. Instead of having a cold wet fire pit in the morning the Campfire Defender allows you to wake up to a fire pit that is dry, hot and contained making starting your next fire a breeze.
Yatra: Aquatune 12610
Aquatune 12610Your life is a journey. Yatra’s Aquatune line is the perfect combination of sound, mobility and endurance. Our go-anywhere speakers easily sync with your devices. With our signature AWS (All Weather Sound technology), fearlessly stream your tunes in life’s harshest environments: Weatherproof, Shockproof, Dustproof... Your ultimate outdoor companion!

Engineered to be bold and colorful. The Aquatune 12610 features remarkable digital sound with an IPX6. Rock out for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Portable, durable and boasting jaw-dropping design.
Jackson Kayak: Flex Drive
jackson-kayak-flex-driveJackson Kayak has designed a patent-pending prop-driven pedal system which allows for hands-free forward and reverse propulsion for kayaks. Named the Flex Drive, it consists of a daggerboard-protected tri-prop propeller which, combined with unique articulation of the prop system, gives the Flex Drive increased performance over other drives and helps keep the system clear of obstacles and easy to clean. Jackson Kayak’s Flex Drive System can quickly adapt from deep to shallow water navigation without having to move the main pedal drive unit.

The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development as well for release at a later date.
Innova Swing II Kayak
Innova Swing II KayakInnova Kayak is changing that with its inflatable kayaks. The Innova Swing 2, a two-person inflatable kayak, can easily be packed inside a suitcase but is durable and rigid enough for river, lake or even shoreline use with a spray deck to keep passengers dry. The Swing weighs under 25 pounds and packs into a 27x15x9 inch roll. Innova Kayaks are made from recyclable rubber and the company offers its own recycling program for boats that are ready to retire. The Swing 2 is available in a special package for the holidays with a fin, rucksack, skirt, pump and two paddles
Accurate BX-400 BX Boss E-Series Reel
Accurate BX-400 BX Boss E-Series ReelPatented TwinDrag™ System
Six Class 5 ABEC stainless steel bearings
Greased AccuDrag system
Stainless steel gears
Stainless steel ARB bearing
2 year AccuCare Reel Service
Sleeved spool for increased castability
Heat treated pinion gears
Larger, stronger gear shaft for increased torque
Patented DirecShift mechanism

Proudly designed, manufactured
and assembled in the USA
Pelagic Fish Hook Shades
pelagic-fish-hookPELAGIC PMG™ (Polarized Mineral Glass) Lens Technology represents the highest evolution in marine grade polarized optics. Produced in state-of-the-art European Optical Laboratories, this lens material was specifically developed for “life on the water” where harsh, salty, and ever-changing conditions can often persist for days on end.

Polarized Mineral Glass: Delivering an Unfair Advantage

Utilizing a proprietary blend of naturally occurring minerals and rare earth elements,
PELAGIC’s PMG™ Lens Technology delivers the most optically correct, visually accurate
glass lens on the market today. No matter what external or environmental conditions
you may possibly face - sunny, cloudy, wet, dry, or salty – PELAGIC provides an extra
layer of protection for your eyes that you can count on day in and day out.
Ozark Trail 73-Quart High-Performance Cooler, Grey
ozark-trail-73-quart-high-performance-cooler-greyMelting ice is the last thing you want to worry about when you're out in the woods, on the boat or kicking back at the beach. The Ozark Trail 73 Quart High-Performance Roto-Molded Cooler keeps ice for more than 9 days and features heavy-duty, seamless, one-piece construction that is virtually unbreakable and built to last.

Our premium insulation and rugged construction are complemented by a whole range of features, like stainless steel locking plate with built-in bottle opener, T-handle latches, reversible anti-skid/slide feet, garden hose compatible oversized drain with threaded plug, wire basket, 4 drink holders, built-in fish ruler and heavy-duty handles with comfort grip for easy carrying. And just in case you run into any trouble, this cooler has been tested by the USDA's Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and certified bear-resistant.
Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack
skylanders imaginators starter packUnleash your imagination! Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands' greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.
Rapala X-Rap® Magnum® UV
rapala-x-rap-magnum-uvX-Rap Magnums run perfect right out of the box, no wasted time tuning. The massive diving-lip takes the X-Rap® Magnums deep… unassisted. Nothing to hinder the action. Each dives to its preset depth…the XRMag10 to 10 feet, the XRM15 to 15 feet, etc. Run up to 13 knots for big game fish worldwide. Big water patterns compliment the X-Rap construction standards – textured translucent body, internal holographic foil, 3D holographic eyes. Built saltwater tough with 3X split rings holding 4X VMC® Perma Steel hooks. Some models feature colored lip for added attraction.
Williamson Game Fish Kit
game-fish-kitSix great all-around lures, professionally rigged and presented in a saltwater resistant bag, a kit that will meet all needs for game fishing especially, Dorado, Tuna, Sailfish, etc.
•Kit Includes:•2 - Tuna Catchers Rigged 6"
•2 - Dorado Catchers Rigged 6"
•2 - Sailfish Catchers Rigged 6"
•All lures are rigged with quality VMC® hooks
•Easy-to-clean mesh storage bag
Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection
Assassin's Creed - The Ezio CollectionLive the complete saga of Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the most iconic leader of the Brotherhood of Assassins, as you seek vengeance for the betrayal of your family in a time of greed, corruption, and murderous conspiracy.Including three of the most critically acclaimed titles in the Assassin's Creed franchise and featuring over 80 hours of gameplay with enhanced graphics, Assassin's Creed® The Ezio Collection brings these enduring adventures to life for the first time on Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 system.
Watch Dogs 2
watch-dogs-2Explore the birthplace of the tech revolution as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker who has fallen victim to ctOS 2.0's predictive algorithms and accused of a crime he did not commit. In Marcus' quest to shut down ctOS 2.0 for good, hacking is the ultimate weapon. Players can not only hack into the San Francisco Bay Area's infrastructure but also every person and any connected device they possess to trigger unpredictable chains of events in this vast open world.
Steep
steepRide the massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.
Defy and master the world’s most epic mountains on skis, wingsuits, snowboards, and paragliders. Go solo or drop in side by side with other players. Record and share the most insane stunts ever captured. Dare your friends to try out your custom lines, then challenge the world to beat your best tricks and relive your most epic wipeouts.The mountain is yours to explore. So strap in, suit up, and drop in.
Vin Vault Boxed Wine

Vin Vault Boxed WineVin Vault offers a portfolio of premium wines in a package worthy of displaying on your counter. Each Vault holds the equivalent of four 750ml-sized bottles conveniently in one box. These premium wines will stay fresh for up to four weeks after opening. With wine this delicious in flavor, it’s easy to see why Vin Vault is wine worth locking up. Vin Vault is available in six varietals, each crafted in a distinct style: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Red Blend.
Ezra Brooks Bourbon Cream

ezra-brooks-bourbon-creamStill bottled and aged the old fashioned way – in new charred American white oak barrels, Ezra Brooks is then charcoal filtered for an unmistakable, unforgettable mellow flavor.

Ezra Brooks is distilled using high quality corns and ingredients, employing very specific temperature control settings. Aged in charred white oak barrels, this genuine sour mash bourbon delivers a beautifully smooth flavor and finish.

This careful process ensures an exceptionally smooth and subtle taste that is pleasingly soft and balanced, and preferred by bourbon connoisseurs everywhere.
Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
rebel-yell-kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskeyThe original recipe for Rebel Yell dates back to 1849, when it was invented at what would later become the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Although many famous bourbons were produced at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery (including Pappy Van Winkle), most shared one unique characteristic pioneered by William Laurel Weller himself — instead of rye, the bourbons used wheat as a secondary grain in their mashbill, lending a softer, smoother flavor to the whiskey.
Survival Straps
survival-strapsSurvival Straps® manufactures Authentic paracord Survival Bracelets™ and accessories that are highly customizable. Survival Bracelets™ are worn around the world as a personalized fashion statement, but also as a symbol of strength, honor, and the belief in American production. All our products are made in America from super strong, AUTHENTIC, 550# military spec paracord which gives them a secondary purpose. In an emergency situation, you can unravel the bracelet to deploy the paracord to help get you out of a jam. If you do use it in an emergency situation, send us your story, and we will send you a new one, free of charge.

Keep Cool Outdoors With A Portacool Cyclone 1000

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Trying to keep cool in South Florida is not only a thing of the summer. We get a couple months of cool weather out of the year. I’m usually trying to find shade or hang out indoors with the AC because fans are usually too hot. This summer I had the luxury of testing an awesome product that filled my outdoor cooling needs. The Portacool Cyclone 1000 was my weapon of choice this summer combating the heat. Its a portable evaporative cooler that can keep you cool where a traditional air conditioner can’t.

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The Cyclone 1000 is different from traditional coolers because it doesn’t just blow ambient air back at you. This unit works by simply filling up with water and running the unit. The unit uses an internal pump to cool the water and create a chilled air working off of evaporation.The fan then blows off chilled air that will certainly keep you cool. You don’t have to worry about getting wet, Portacool Cyclone is not a mister. The Cyclone 1000 model has an 8 gallon reservoir that can be filled manually or via the included hose hook-up.

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The unit can be used in any outdoor application where a power source is available. Uses include but are not limited to residential, industrial, farm, recreational, tailgating,  fitness and much more. Best of all, Portacool is a “green” option for cooling. Their units don’t require the use of freon or other types of refrigerants. Only thing you need is water and power, Portacool will do the rest. There is a very small footprint this product leaves and only requires a standard 115v hook-up.

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The next time you’re watching an NFL game or your favorite collegiate team play, take a close look at the side lines, you may spot a Portacool unit! They are there for a reason, because the work! I’ve had the pleasure of using my unit in everything from casually hanging outside with friends, pool time with the kids and even while cooking in the grill. I already have plans to take the unit out with my on my next camping adventure. I’ll be sure to carry my long extension cord and hook it up inside my tent with the windows unzipped to get cool air with outside ventilation.

For more information on the Portacool Cyclone or other units visit their website. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram @Portacool as well. Tag them on pictures of you with your Portacool unit!

 

 

 

 

 

Jabra Sport Pulse

Sport_Pulse_1400x1400_02Looking to take your training to the next level? Jabra recently launched the Sport Pulse which is the ultimate wireless workout solution. The headphones are loaded with awesome features such as a heart rate monitor, Bluetooth 4.0 and integrated music and training management using the Sport Life app.

SportLifeAppThe Sport Life app interfaces with the Sport Pulse and allows the user to plan, monitor, test and analyze their workouts. The Sport Pulse has everything you need to maximize your workouts all while monitoring and maintaining a healthy heart rate using the precision in ear heart rate monitor.

You can now set workout goals, set target heart rates, set up your customized audio coach, capture workout stats, review past workouts or test and track your fitness. Best of all you can do all of this while listening to you favorite motivational tunes.

Jabra Sport Pulse was also designed with durability and comfort in mind. Jabra conveniently ships each pair with four sets of Ear Wings and Ear Gels for a perfect fit no matter the shape or size of your ear. They are built towards US military rain, shock, sand and dust standards. Jabra doesn’t just list their product as such, the Sport Pulse is actually rated using the IEC standard 60529 set by the International Electrotechnical Commission. What this means for the consumer is, you’re actually getting a quality product with the assurance that it will perform even under extreme environments. If you’re a jogger that loves to jog in the rain, just grab your Sport Pulse and go for a run.

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Overall, the Sport Pulse is an all-in-one training solution optimized for running with the capability to monitor heart rates via an in ear monitor. They are the only earbuds proven to provide clinical-grade accuracy in the readings. The outstanding quality standards are just icing on the cake.

For more information on the Sport Pulse visit the Jabra website. Be sure to check out their other products as well as the Jabra Facebook page.

 

 

 

2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day 2016 is almost here! Hook dad up with some cool gifts this year. The Outdoor Boys have prepared an awesome product lineup that has just what dad wants this Father’s Day. Stay tuned for a Free Father’s Day Giveaway coming soon! Giveaway products will be announced in the next few days.

 

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones: Hammacher Schlemmer
BoseHeadhphones_guideThese are the comfortable Bose headphones that reduce ambient noise so wearers can enjoy crisp acoustics without the distracting sounds of an office, home, or an airplane. Microphones inside and outside the earcup sense disruptive low-frequency noise, and internal circuitry generates a countering sound pattern that cancels those sounds, so even an airplane engine’s roar becomes little more than a hum. Proprietary Bose ear cushion technology forms an acoustic seal that reduces higher-frequency sounds, so wearers can enjoy the rich, tonally balanced audio for which Bose is famous. An included cable with an inline remote and microphone for use with an iPhone 5, 4s, or 3GS allows users to answer and end phone calls and adjust volume with one touch. Earcups pivot so the headphones can slip into a protective carrying case for easy storage and portability. Includes one AAA battery and airline adapter. 7 1/2" H x 6" W x 3" D. (7 oz.)
Portacool Cyclone™ 1000

Cyclone-1000Do not let the small size fool you -- this evaporative cooler provides much needed relief from the heat. The Portacool Cyclone™ 1000 portable evaporative cooler has the smallest footprint of the Portacool™ family of evaporative coolers. Take your outdoor spaces back from the heat!
The Cyclone 1000 rolls where needed to provide cooling comfort where A/C is impractical. Simply add water and plug in. It is NOT a mister so you will not get wet. And it is NOT like a fan that blows hot, stagnant air; it uses a pump to cool the water and create chilled air that works off evaporation (like the cooling sensation you get when you step out of a pool).

Features:
• Dual water fill options (manual fill or hose connection)
• Adjustable louvers
• Water control valve and water level gauge

Specifications:
• Air Delivery 1,000 CFM / 1,700 m3/hr
• Speeds Two
• Cooling Capacity 300 s.f. / 28 m2
• Water Reservoir 8 G / 30 L
• Unit Dimensions (inches) ​35 H x 19.5 W x 20 D
• ​Unit Dimensions (cm) ​89 H x 50 W x 50 D
​ • Unit Weight ​50 lb / 23 kg
​ • UPC ​614288122318
VTech Cordless Phone System with Smart Home Sensors
VTech Cordless Phone System with Smart Home SensorsWhenever dad is out-and-about and wants to know what’s going on at home, this wireless home system can alert him if someone in the house forgot to close the garage door, or when a window or door opens unexpectedly and motion is detected by one of the smart sensors. Alerts can be sent to the included handset, or a call to his work or mobile line. Now dad can be more connected than ever.
• Wireless Monitoring System
• Easy-to-install sensors
• No monthly monitoring fees
• Sound and text sensor alerts on handset and base unit
• Caller ID Announce1
• Push-to-talk
• HD audio
• Digital answering system2
• Digital answering system voice guide
• Full-duplex handset and base speakerphones
• Caller ID/call waiting—stores 50 calls
• Battery backup
• Backlit keypad and display
• and much more
Timex Yacht Racer®

Timex- Yacht RacerDESCRIPTION

Built for the pure enjoyment of the sport, the analog Timex® Yacht Racer™ is as functional as it is beautiful. The unique bi-direction center hand provides a countdown to start and a perfect date you'll never have to set.

Yacht Racing Mode
Count-Down Timer to Auto Start Chronograph
Perfect Date® (Perpetual Calendar)
Silicone Strap
100 Meter Water Resistance
Timex Waterbury Chronograph

Timex-waterbury-chronographDESCRIPTION

Meet the next generation of classic. Our roots date back to 1854 in Waterbury, CT and this iconic chronograph, with a meticulously stitched leather band, ageless design, and solid steel construction honors our heritage of pure craftsmanship and authentic watchmaking.

Timeless, Classic Design
Chronograph Function with 4 Hour Capacity
Genuine Leather Strap
Quick Date®
50 Meter Water Resistance
Timex IRONMAN® Sleek 150

Timex-Ironman-Sleek-150DESCRIPTION

Thirty years ago, we took the clock off the finish line and put it on your wrist. TIMEX® IRONMAN® became your coach, your motivation and a symbol of your dedication. TIMEX® IRONMAN® Colors collection celebrates three decades of crossing nearly every finish line in the world with bright, bold colors and patterns.

Lightweight Performance Design
Easy To Use Menu Based System
Tapscreen Technology Controls Stopwatch And Timers
Stopwatch With 150 Lap Memory, Interval Timer, Target Pacer, & Hydration Alerts.
100 Meter Water Resistance & INDIGLO® Night-Light
Coleman Carlsbad™ Fast Pitch™ 6-Person Darkroom™ Tent + Screen Room
coleman-tentSleep in after the sun rises or put the kids to bed early while the sun is still up with a Coleman® Carlsbad™ Fast Pitch™ 6-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room. The Dark Room™ technology on this tent blocks 98.4% of sunlight to keep the tent darker if you want to sleep while the sun is up, and it also reduces how much the tent heats up during the day by up to 11.4%. You can grab a drink and an outdoor chair, and watch nature unfold before your eyes while you relax in the screen room. It's a great way to stay away from bugs while enjoying the great outdoors, and with a full floor you can use it for extra sleeping space on warmer nights. The Fast Pitch™ system uses pre-attached, color-coded poles and hub, fast fit feet and snag-free Insta-Clip™ suspension to let you set up your tent 50% faster than a comparable Coleman® tent with conventional setup. If it rains, the WeatherTec™ system with its patented welded floors and inverted seams will help you stay dry. Awnings over the windows create ventilation without letting in any rain. Illumiline™ reflective guy lines are more visible at night so you don't get tripped up if you need to take a walk in the dark. When it's time to head home, the tent fits into an included carry bag for easy storage and transport.
Coleman 55 Quart Rugged 55 A/T Wheeled Cooler

coleman-coolerBlaze a trail to anywhere and take along some cold food and drinks with a Coleman® 55 Quart Rugged 55 A/T Wheeled Cooler. This all-terrain cooler can go as far off the beaten path as you can with its telescoping handle and 8-in. oversized, off-road wheels that give you 75% more ground clearance than a Coleman® cooler with 6-in. wheels. For the rare occasions when the wheels won't cut it, the rugged EZ-Lift™ swing handles make it easy to carry your cooler in the roughest of conditions. Large enough to hold 84 cans, you'll have plenty of space for refreshments for a whole group of people, and they'll stay cold for up to 5 days. Once you arrive, the Have-A-Seat™ lid will ensure you always have a place to sit and relax, and the cup holders molded into the lid will keep your cold drink close while you enjoy the day. After you've trekked your way back, the leak-resistant drain makes it easy to empty any excess water, so you're ready for your next off-road adventure.
Bernzomatic ST500 Cordless Soldering Iron

Bernzomatic-st500Bernzomatic, the leader in handheld torches, has put together four camping hacks to help you get more with less. The Bernzomatic ST500 Cordless Soldering Iron is an all-purpose tool for campers ready to tackle anything nature throws at them. It’s small and compact to throw in your bag, has a soldering tip, pinpoint flame and hot blower, and runs on butane fuel. Here are four ways to use it:

· Repairing Tackle: If you’re actually catching your food, in addition to cooking it, you may need this handy tool for repairs. Use the Bernzomatic ST500 to fix your broken fishing rod. Simply add heat and remove the epoxy on the rod. Then, use the torch to heat up the new fishing rod eye and adhere to the pole with adhesive. With a soldering tip and pinpoint flame control, it’s easy to make simple repairs on any of your broken gadgets.
· Rope 101: Tying a lot of knots for your tent and boat, or doing any hard core cutting with paracord? Use the fine point flame for eliminating frayed rope ends. And you can even cut with the soldering tip if a knife isn’t handy.
· Constant Fire Source: So we get that you could start a fire with almost anything, but we also recognize that the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The pocket sized ST500 can easily light tinder and other kindling to ignite your expertly crafted campfire in even adverse weather conditions.

· Instant Blade Sanitizer: Need to keep that Swiss Army knife clean? A quick shot with the flame of the ST500 will help you stay sanitized in the great outdoors. You can also use the torch as a cooking source – its small flame can blacken your catch of the day.
SWRVE CORDURA® Jeans

Cordura-Swrvemade of CORDURA® denim these jeans will stand up to wear like nobody's business*, yet they look and feel just like regular cotton denim jeans.

FEATURES
- low waist in front to prevent your belt from digging into your gut
- higher waist in back to stay respectable and to keep you warm
- articulated knees for a better fit on a bike or barstool
- seamless diamond gusset for comfort
- back pockets fit a mini U-lock
- pocket for accessories
- reflective strip on inside right leg that is exposed when you roll up your cuff
- high quality YKK metal zipper
- rivets to make them more durable
- stylish trim fit for everyday use
Chamberlain MyQ Garage

MyQ GarageChamberlain, the leading maker of garage door openers, has the solution – MyQ Garage. This DIY device and app can be installed by anyone with a screwdriver and ladder. Once operating, MyQ Garage let’s you check if the garage door is indeed closed from any smartphone. You can even open and close it remotely to let a friend in or have a package stowed away. And the app will alert you if the door opens.

Product Features

Installs in minutes and works with your home’s Wi-Fi
Free app with no monthly or ongoing service fees
Included: Wi-Fi Hub, door sensor, mounting bracket, power cord and instructions for free app download.
Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Daypack

cotopaxi-backpackThe durable, packable, versatile Luzon has a new twist. Packed with personality and history, each Luzon Del Dia is made proudly in the Philippines by an employee who has total creative control over the pack's colorway. No two are the same.

The Luzon Del Día is designed with total creative control by employees in the Philippines, meaning no two bags are alike. Each bag will arrive at your door a total surprise. What you can expect is the highly packable design, repurposed ripstop nylon, mesh backpack straps, and internal hydration sleeve that make up the perfect adventure pack.
JLAB Epic2 Bluetooth Wireless Sport Earbuds
JLAB-EPIC2The new Epic2 Bluetooth Earbuds are the sleekest wireless earbuds JLab Audio has released yet, with 12 hours of sound between charges and four more hours of battery capacity than competitive products. The earbuds have Crystal Clear Clarity (C3) technology that delivers a clean, crisp sound with vibrant highs, mids and a pumping bass through high-performance eight-millimeter drivers, which are 50 percent larger than the nearest competitor. The earbuds are IPX-5 rated, making them 100 percent waterproof.
Williamson Heavy Speed Jig Kit

Williamson-Jig-setHeavy Speed Jig Kit is hand picked for depths of 50 to 100 meters or strong current conditions. The Heavy Speed Jig kit (HSJK4) features 2 Abyss® Jigs (200 &300g) and 2 Benthos® Jigs (250 & 400g). For shallow or slow current conditions, we recommend our Light Speed Jig Kit (LSJK4).
Kit Includes:
Abyss® Jig 200g
Abyss® Jig 300g
Benthos® Jig 250g
Benthos® Jig 400g

Fishing shallow or slow current? Use the Light Speed Jig kit (LSJK4) featuring 2 Abyss® Jigs (60 & 150g) and 2 Benthos® Jigs (100 &200g). For depths of 50 to 150 meters or strong current conditions, use the Heavy Speed Jig kit (HSJK4).
Kit Includes:
1 - Abyss® Jigs 60g
1 - Abyss® Jigs 150g
1 - Benthos® Jig 100g
1 - Benthos® Jig 200g
The NFL Bag Toss Game

The NFL Bag Toss GameThis is the tournament bean bag set that comes decorated in the livery of your favorite NFL team. Ideal for tailgating, halftime festivities, or playoff-season pre-game hype, this set is favored by elite “bags” players for the boards’ true bounce and official 4' L x 2' W measurements. Unlike lesser plastic sets that allow bags to slide off the scoring surface, both boards are made from solid plywood with legs that fold out and have 6"-diam. scoring holes, ensuring compliance with the exacting standards set forth in the bylaws of the American Cornhole Association. Includes eight regulation 6" sq.,16-oz. cloth bean bags. 12" H x 24" W x 48" L. (64 lbs.)
Kobalt 24 Volt Brushless Drill

Kobalt-24-Volt-Brushless-Drill• Includes: 24-volt max high-capacity Li-ion battery (2.0-Ah), 24-volt brushless drill/driver, charger, belt clip, double-ended driver bit, bit holder, auxiliary handle, and soft bag
• 1/2-in drill/driver has a brushless motor delivering up to 650 in-lbs of torque while offering up to 10 times the motor life and 1.5 times the run time, and a 2-speed gearbox (0 to 550 and 0 to 2,000-RPM)
• Features built-in LED work light, keyless all-metal chuck, 23 position clutch plus drill function, and a variable-speed trigger
• 24-volt max (2.0-Ah) Li-ion battery has a built-in fuel gauge
• Delivers up to 50% more power and up to 3.6 times more run time, compared to Kobalt 18-volt tools - additional battery cells have been added and reconfigured to fit in a compact, newly designed 24-volt max Li-ion battery pack
• Combine this revolutionary new 24-volt max power pack with a highly efficient, long-lasting brushless motor, and you've got a family of cord-free power tools that pack a powerful punch
Bosch Power Box Jobsite Stereo with Bluetooth
Bosch-Power-Box-Jobsite-Stereo-with-Bluetooth• Bluetooth connectivity lets you connect any Bluetooth media device to the radio
• Charge anything - 4 power outlets, Bosch battery charger bay (14.4-volt and 18-volt Li-ion), 12-volt DC power outlet, powered USB port
• Hear everywhere - 360° premium stereo sound, 4 speakers and subwoofer
• Use anywhere - rugged aluminum/rubber roll cage protects unit, weather-resistant design, powered by Bosch 14.4-volt/18-volt Li-ion batteries or any 120-volt power source
• Play anything - play MP3 and WMA digital music files from most MP3 players, CD players, and most SD/MMC cards and USB mass storage devices
• Advanced digital signal processing - optimized AM/FM reception and signal quality for best clarity
• Sealed buttons, speakers, and battery chamber protect the unit from dust and weather
• 6-ft power cord to reach distant outlets - cord wrap for convenient storage while not in use
• Large, illuminated digital display for easy viewing
Bondic: Plastic Welder

Bondic-Plastic-WelderThis incredible adhesive is a 100% water proof and heat resistant tool. A solvent free formula stays liquid until cured with the included UV LED Light. The Bondic® solution dries clear and creates a permanent bond. Bond, build, fix and fill virtually anything in seconds. Bondic® works on : plastic, wood, metal, PVC, steel, rubber, wiring, ceramic, figurines, vinyl, Kevlar, polypropylene, leather and so much more.

Bondic® is the only product that works where glue fails. It’s liquid plastic that only hardens when you need it to. YES it stays liquid and won’t dry out like those crazy glues on the market today. Bondic® is a very simple 4-step process (clean, fill, cure and shape) to fix almost anything, saving countless precious items from ending up in the trash before their time.
XShot Sport Pole
XShot-Sport-PoleThe XShot Sport is the most advanced action sports camera pole available. It collapses down to under 12 inches (11.75" / 30cm) yet still expands out to 40 inches (100cm) while weighing less than half of most other poles at under 7oz (200g). It is compatible with GoPro cameras, action cameras (e.g., JVC, Sony, Ion, and more), compact point & shoot cameras, and also includes an adapter to hold most any mobile phone.

The XShot Sport is made from hard-anodized aluminum and has been salt water tested by independent labs and received ATSM B117-11 certification. With tons of extras included and rugged up build quality, it's up for any adventure while still being small enough to slip into a pocket or pack.
XShot Floating GoPro Pole
XShot-Water-PoleThe XShot Aqua is perfect for water adventures. Constructed of tough, clear polycarbonate plastic, the Aqua pole will seem to simply disappear into the background and leave behind the perfect shot. Lightweight and compact, the Aqua collapses down to only 14in (26cm), extends out to 25in (62cm), and features a clip to hold your GoPro® remote.

The XShot Aqua transparent GoPro stick features:

• Floating Pole is Perfect for Water Use
• Tough Polycarbonate Construction
• Clear Construction Fades into Background of Photo and Video
• Compatible with GoPro® Cameras
• Remote Holder Clips to Pole
• Includes Adjustable Lanyard
FreshTech Single & Dual USB Car Charger
FreshTech Dual USB Car Charger • Charge two of any USB compatible devices simultaneously while on-the-go with this dual USB car charger
• Freshen your car while charging your devices
• Eradicate odor with this new ground-breaking technology
• Quick and easy scent replacement, scents last up 30 days
• Never have your phone or tablet die on right you when you need them again
Freshtech Magnetic Vent Mount
FreshTechFreshtech Magnetic Vent Mount
• Secure your device with a Magnetic vent mount
• 360 Degree rotation for horizontal or vertical view
• Quick and easy scent replacement, scents last up 30 days
• Eradicate odor with this new ground-breaking technology
UV BUFF® NATIONAL PARKS
BuffIntroduced in conjunction with the National Park Service Centennial, this vintage-inspired collection celebrates the majesty of America’s national parks. Featuring six of our most beloved and popular parks, a National Parks UV BUFF® makes the perfect -- and most useful -- souvenir to commemorate the adventure of a lifetime.

Because we love the idea of people wearing their new National Park UV BUFF® while out enjoying our beautiful national trails, we’re donating 3% of the net purchase price from each of the National Parks UV BUFF® styles to the American Hiking Society.

No more excuses for sunburns. No more hiding in the shade. UV BUFF® headwear keeps the sun fun while blocking 95% of harmful UV rays*. Hour after hour, COOLMAX® Extreme fabric wicks away sweat to keep you cool and Polygiene® Active Odor Control neautralizes odor. Now that’s cool.
Motorola Talkabout® T600 H2O
MotorolaStay Connected During Your Wildest Outdoor Adventures

With a rugged, fully waterproof* design, emergency features and a 35-mile range, the T600 H2O keeps you connected and protected during your extreme outdoor activities.

The T600 H2O is packed with top-of-the-line radio features, including the ability to float* and a water-activated flashlight. The flashlight also includes a red LED to preserve night vision.

With these exceptional capabilities, you can count on the T600 H2O to deliver reliable communications during your wildest adventures - whether by land or by sea.

• Up to 35-mile range
• 11 Weather Channels (7 NOAA) with alert feature
• Advanced Built-in Flashlight with White and Red LEDs
• 22 Channels w/121 privacy codes
Reel Sonar: iBobber
ibobberSearch #iBobberForDad on social media for an exclusive iBobber giveaway hosted by Reel Sonar.
Unlike boat-mounted fish finders that only show what’s directly under the craft, iBobber can be cast up to 100-feet away with sonar pings 135 feet deep. The iBobber turns on upon contact with the water, then syncs with a smart device (iOS and Android) to show fish location, size (over/under 15”), water temperature and more.

iBobber is lighter, smaller and has a longer battery life compared to other related products on the market (for a competitive overview please see here). Other key features include:

• Trip Log: capture the day’s adventure with details such as date, time, location, conditions, type of fishing (spin, fly, bait, etc.), types of lures used as well as number of fish caught, what kind, how big and more!
• Actionable information: keep track of the most successful spots with GPS-tag location, fish and strike alarms, weather logs and lunar calendar
• Social media integration: easily post to popular sites, or email a friend who's stuck back in the office
• Bluetooth Smart: low-energy connection allows for 10 hour battery life
• Lightweight design: 59mm diameter and weighing in at only 47g
• LED indicator for easy spotting or night fishing
Just Bones - Performance Board Shorts
JustBonesBoardwearJust Bones Boardwear™ is Reinventing The Boardshort™ with its patented adjustable waistband. Instead of worrying about boardshorts falling down while carving the waves, Just Bones Boardwear™ have a fully adjustable waist technology discretely hidden underneath a Velcro® flap at the waistband in the back. Just lift the flap, alter the waist-size and the boardshort fits perfectly, instantly.

• Performance boardshorts in 4-way stretch are perfect for any water sport from surfing to wakeboarding to swimming with a guaranteed perfect fit with the adjustable waistband so you won't lose them in the water.

• Hybrid boardshorts are perfect for going from the beach to lunch and worn hiking, biking and even to that backyard BBQ with the patented adjustable waist and comfortable fit.
Gillette Shave Club
gilletteGillette has the perfect offering for the Dad that already has everything: a membership to receive to the best shave year round. For a great Father’s Day gift, pair the award-winning Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology with a year-long membership from the newly revamped Gillette Shave Club which is available online through Gillette as well as select mass retailers.
·The plan is flexible, offering many options in terms of cartridge, handle, and frequency of delivery. Dads deserve the highest-quality shave and through the Gillette Shave Club, Gillette delivers a great shave that – surprise! – can actually save guys up to 50% when compared to other shave clubs. Here’s the thing:
·Premium blades from Gillette Shave Club can save guys up to 50% when compared to other shave clubs, because one of our top-of-the-line Fusion ProGlide blades can deliver up to a month’s worth of shaves against the alternatives.
·The Gillette Fusion ProGlide was rated closer, smoother, more comfortable and better in over 15 other categories than razors from that other club.*
·Gillette Shave Club offers the convenience of product at your doorstep paired with advantages only Gillette can deliver – taking our existing Subscription program to the next level, including deals & coupons, exclusive access to our programs including MLB, NFL or entertainment partnerships and more.
·Gillette Shave Club premium blades offer up to a month of shaves for about $5 ($60/year) depending on the type of blade and frequency of delivery. The Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology is available for a suggested retail price of $11.49
26" Men's Kent KZR Mountain Bike
26 Men's Kent KZR Mountain BikeThe KZR from Kent bicycles is a no-nonsense hardtail mountain bike with all the features you need for street and trail. The custom oversized aluminum frame with a Vitesse telescoping suspension fork handles bumpy terrain with finesse, so your ride is smooth and controlled. Shimano provides the 21 speeds to get you up and down all the hills easily with light action twist shifting and sharp indexing derailleurs. When things get a little hairy, the KZR has all the stopping power you need courtesy of the front cable-actuated disc brake and the rear linear pull handbrake. The high-profile Vitesse wheelset keeps you tracking straight and true and knobby tires help hold your line. Comfort comes your way with a padded seat that is easily height adjusted with a no-tools quick-release seatpost clamp lever. Whether you're riding on the street or on the trail, the KZR from Kent has you covered.
Crocs Swiftwater Collection
CrocsMen’s Swiftwater Leather Clog
It’s more rugged than it looks, with a combination of water-friendly leather uppers and molded Croslite™ foam body. It’s light, works on or off the trail, yet still has all of the Crocs comfort and cushion you love. The adjustable heel strap also lets you get a secure, comfortable fit.

Men’s Swiftwater Leather Clog details:
•Leather and Croslite™ material uppers
•Croslite™ foam footbed for all-day cushion and comfort
•Great top of foot and toe coverage
•Adjustable heel strap lets you fine-tune the fit
•Perfect around the campsite or around town
•Roomy Fit: yet slightly narrower than our Classic Clog
Duke Cannon - The American Soap and Hatchet Set
Duke-CannonThe American Soap and Hatchet Set is the premium gift for the outdoorsman, survivalist, or dad who simply likes owning cool sh*t. This assortment contains only items made with pride in the USA:

Duke Cannon Hatchet made of sharp US steel forged to genuine American hickory
- Specs: 19oz head weight, 18” handle length
- Each Duke Cannon Hatchet is hand crafted, so no two are exactly the same

Duke Cannon Steel Bottle Opener

Premium Duke Cannon Grooming Goods
- Big Ass Brick of Soap, Accomplishment (Bergamot/Black Pepper scent)
- Big Ass Brick of Soap, Productivity (Light mint scent)
- Heavy Duty Hand Soap (made with pumice for removing dirt, grease)
- Tactical Soap on a Rope (mesh scrubber with military spec paracord)
- Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm (unscented)
- Cannon Balm Tactical Lip Protectant

Grooming goods come in an authentic military ammunition can.
Jabra Sport Pulse
JabraPulseJABRA SPORT PULSE WIRELESS

WITH IN-EAR HEART RATE MONITOR
Your all-in-one training solution with a built-in heart rate monitor. Made towards US Military standards, it’s sure to withstand even the hardest workout. Get immersive Dolby® sound and real-time voice coaching that helps you reach your goals. Cut the wires and enjoy true freedom of movement.
Perfect for
✓ Outdoor training
✓ Training optimization
✓ Exercise planning

 

 

 

Fishing With The iBobber: Castable Bluetooth Fishfinder

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Ever wonder what it would be like to see what’s directly beneath your cast? Traditional fish finders only show you scans underneath your boat. I had the opportunity to test the iBobber, a cool new fishing product that is a game changer for fishfinder units. The iBobber is a castable Bluetooth fishfinder that syncs straight to your Android or IOS device via a simple user friendly app.

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The iBobber is a simple to use device that looks just like a fishing bobber. You simply sync the iBobber to your phone via Bluetooth using the app and it’s ready to go. It can be dropped in the water near you (make sure you attach it to your leader/line) or cast in any direction to begin reading the activity in the water. It is capable of scanning depths up to 135′ deep and easy to read. The app has a simple interface equipped with a sonar, waterbed scan, weather, calendar and even a trip log!

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I took it to the ocean this past weekend and was excited to test it out. To begin using I simply had to drop it in the water which powered the unit on (no switch to worry about). Once in the water I turned the app on, connected via Bluetooth and voila! It instantly began giving me readings through the sonar. The fishfinder I have mounted on the kayak was also giving similar readings so I instantly knew this was the real deal.

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I tested the unit at a honey hole I have plotted on my GPS that has produced many fish before. As you see from the screen shot above, the readings show a decent school of fish. What was more important to me was seeing the 20′ drop in the ocean floor I was looking for.

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The next thing I tested was the waterbed mapping. Selecting “waterbed” on the app initiated the mapping sequence. It prompted me to cast, then hit “OK” so I can begin slowly retrieving. Once retrieved another “Ok” finalized the waterbed image on the app. Since I was drifting north of the marked position on the GPS I casted directly south over the spot. The waterbed image (above) once again proved accurate showing the same 20′ drop I previously saw while on the sonar.

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Overall, the iBobber is very easy to use and best of all versatile and cost effective. I’ve only tested from a kayak but the possibilities are endless. This can be used from boats, kayaks, off the jetty or at a pier with scans beginning at 3′ depths. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a simple to use fish finder. No need to rig up power cables or mount transducers.

Ever thought you would be viewing scans of fish through your phone? Thanks to iBobber and their innovative product, now there is an app for that too!

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: The product was 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.

Field Testing The Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7 – FREE GIVEAWAY

Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7I 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.

Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7 - logoVisually 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.

Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7 - LCD View - logoA 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.

Ultra ProX Adventure Cam 7 - Clip Mount - logoThe 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.

UltraProX-Adventure-Cam-7-photo-webSince 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.
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Kayak-fishing-selfie-logoOverall 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

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For more information on the Ultra ProX product lineup be sure to visit them on the web. You can also find them on Instagram @UltraProX

 

 

 

Disclosure: The product was 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.

Ultimate Outdoor Gift Guide 2015

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JBL Xtreme : Splashproof portable speaker
150422_JBL_Xtreme_B_hero_FS_x3JBL Xtreme is the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker that effortlessly delivers earth-shaking, powerful stereo sound by incorporating four active transducers and two visible JBL Bass Radiators. Packing a massive rechargeable 10,000mAh Li-ion battery that supports up to 15 hours of playtime and dual USB charge out, this speaker easily keeps your music and your devices going for as long as you need them to. You can trust JBL Xtreme to bring the excitement wherever you need it – whether indoors or outdoors, poolside party or backyard barbeque – with its splashproof fabric design that’s available in black, blue, or red. It also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for clear conference calls, and JBL Connect that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
Celestron UpClose 20-60x60 Spotting Scope

Celestron UpClose Spotting Scope 20x60x60-3The 60mm Waterproof UpClose Spotting Scope is a good choice for bird watching, nature or wildlife observation, hunting, and enjoying scenic views. This scope is extremely lightweight (under two pounds) and comes with both a soft case and an aluminum case. The Celestron 52229 features a prismatic refractor, with an externally-sealed, rubber armored waterproof housing. The fully coated optics provides clarity and minimum color aberration. Plus, the permanent zoom eyepiece with a soft rubber eyecup provides more comfort. Celestron refractor spotting scope has a 20-60x magnification, and comes with a convenient metal tabletop tripod with simple pan/tilt movement.
UltraProX Adventure Cam7: Outdoor Waterproof Camera

UltraProX7With truly amazing video and picture quality, UltraProX is proud to introduce the all new Adventure Cam 7. Making it perfect for many applications, Extreme conditions, photo-shooting, outdoor sports, Water Sports (up to 100 ft), etc.
• Large 1.5 Inch High definition screen that displays and replays videos recorded.
• HDR (High Dynamic Range)
• Extra Wide angle lens perfect for closeup. 6G + IR F=2.0 170 degree
• Still Pictures at 3, 5, 8 or 12 Megapixels.
• 20 Piece Accessory Kit allows to mount in dozens of ways
• Mounting hardware and accessories fully compatible with GoPro
• 1080P FHD (1920X1080 30fps)
• 720P (1280X720 60/30fps)
Includes the necessary adapters and accessories to mount your camera in dozens of ways.
Orion Coolers

OrionCoolersStandard Features:
• Standing Pad
• 6 Tie Down Points
• 4 Aluminum Bottle Opener Corners
• Lockable/Certified Bear Resistant
• Low Profile Camming Latches
• Motorcycle Grip Carry Handles
• Camo Colors
• Rugged Rotomolded Shell
• 
Best-in-class 2”+ of Insulation
• 
Made in the USA
• Smart, Real-World Sizing
• 
Drain Plug
• YakAttack Tracks / RAM Integration
• Highly Functional Tray System
• 
Removable Princeton-Tec AMP1 Light
• Sectional Divider/Cutting Board (optional)
Motorola TALKABOUT T400

product-T400-w-screen-front-0493-3The Talkabout T400 radios are perfect for your outdoor excursions as well as life’s everyday adventures. Take a pair of radios on your next camping trip, hiking trip or even to your house backyard or nearby park. With a simple push of the button, you can enjoy outdoor activities and quickly stay connected to friends and family.
With a range of up to 35 miles and freedom to communicate wirelessly, the T400 won't slow you down. The range in real-life conditions can be reduced from maximum range.
22 Channels each with 121 Privacy Codes, totaling 2,662 combinations
Keep updated with real-time weather conditions by turning on the weather channel or initiating weather alerts. With these capabilities, you will always be prepared for the unexpected.
Three ways to power your radio. Use NiMH rechargeable batteries included for up to 8.5 hours. Micro-USB to outlet, vehicle adaptor, computer, 3 AA batteries on the go for up to 21 hours.
Timex Expedition Sierra Rugged Field Chrono
TW4B01600-Timex-Expedition-3Named after one of our favorite American mountain ranges, Sierra is for those who love the outdoors. The leather strap is inspired by our favorite hiking boots. And the stainless steel case makes this one of our best-looking shock-resistant watches ever.
Ridge Merino: Base Layers

RidgeMerinoA core essential to any outdoor activity begins with comfort. The Ridge Merino men's baselayer feels great next to your skin and will keep you comfortable - no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.

Merino Benefits:
• Soft - no itch, premium ultra-fine 18.5 micron fibers feel great against your skin.
• Climate control - Natural temperature regulation means Ridge insulates when it’s cold and lets heat escape when temperatures rise.
• Moisture management – Ridge natural fibers wick moisture away from your skin to prevent clamminess.
• No stink – Merino wool naturally and permanently resists odor without the use of chemicals.
• Sun Protection - UPF 50+ certified
Eagles Nest Outfitters - CamoNest Hammock

Eagles Nest Outfitters CamoNest HammockBlend in to your environment, whatever that may be, with the ENO CamoNest. As versatile as nature is varied, the CamoNest provides the perfect hidden nirvana.

Constructed from the same breathable, quick-drying nylon as its ENO peers, but with the added bonus of unique camo patterns, the 400lb-capacity Nest can adapt as quickly as you can say hammock.

Whether you're out on the hunt or relaxing among skyscrapers, kick back and hide away with the CamoNest.
LuminAID PackLite 16

LuminAidCreated by Toyota Mothers of Invention Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta.
The new PackLite 16 has double the LEDs (2X the wattage), is made out of a thicker, more durable TPU (PVC-free) material, and has an additional flashing setting for emergencies. The PackLite 16 provides up to 16 hours of consistent LED light and can be easily recharged in the sun, ideal for recreational use outdoors or in the home as an extra light source. It has two, extra bright LEDs that provide over 65 lumens on the Extra Bright setting and a 32-hour flashing mode.The PackLite 16 folds up into a compact, portable size that is easy to clip to your backpack to charge on-the-go or store in your emergency kit. The durable and weather-resistant TPU plastic material (100% PVC-free) inflates to diffuse the LED light and create a lantern. The PackLite 16 will easily light up a 125 sq. ft space. Tuck it away in your first-aid kit or hook it on your backpack for your next adventure!
Edgesport Ultimate Survival Kit and Multi-Tool
Edgesport Ultimate Survival Kit and Multi-ToolThese products are perfect for the avid outdoorsman, hunter, camper, hiker, or backpacker. They could also be useful in emergency or disaster situations.
Gage Sunglasses

Gage Sunglasses - discount code• Includes branded microfiber pouch for safe on-the-go storage of your sunglasses that is also used to clean the lenses
• Includes branded sticker that sticks to your favorite object and/or person
• Made of a thermoplastic material that is extremely flexible, durable and lightweight for enhanced comfort
• Embossed GAGE logo on both arms
• Provide UV 400 eye protection from the sun’s harmful rays
• FDA approved Impact Resistant Lenses that will not break or shatter
***Be sure to use discount code "OUTDOORS20" at checkout for an exclusive 20% offer.***
Real Avid AR15 Tool

Real Avid AR 15 ToolBlack oxide coated and packed with precision-made, mission-specific features, the AR15 Tool is the ultimate tool for black guns.
The AR15 Tool removes carbon with ease from 12 critical bolt carrier group surfaces, helps make repairs, reduces malfunctions, helps customize and makes reassembly fast and easy.
The tactical sheath is MOLLE compatible and is designed to carry additional bits and the Front Site Adjuster for even greater capability whenever and wherever you need it.
Real Avid Pistol Tool

Real Avid Pistol ToolWhen it comes to mission-specific tools the new Pistol Tool is packed with functionality. Eighteen highly-capable titanium coated tools in a tactical, rugged frame work with ease and precision to keep handguns firing reliably and accurately.
From tear-down and cleaning, to maintenance and reassembly, The Pistol Tool is the partner to have in the field, at the range or workbench.
Xshot Deluxe Selfie Stick & Go Pro Pole
Xshot - Deluxe Selfie - Go Pro PoleXShot Deluxe Selfie Kit With Remote
NEW: Everything you need to take the perfect selfie in style! Comes in 6 different shades with a universal phone holder and a Bluetooth remote.

XShot 2.0 for GoPro Pole
The essential compact GoPro Camera Pole for Action Photo or Video and Travel Photography
Secur: Four-In-One Light & Power Bank

Secur FOUR-IN-ONE LIGHT & POWER BANK• Large Capacity 6000 mAh Power Bank
• High Power LED flashlight
• High Power LED Lantern
• Flashing Red Emergency Light

Go where no man has gone before with this combination power bank, flashlight, lantern and flashing red emergency light. Charges iPad, iPhone, smart phones and other digital devices.
Stat Gear: Surviv-All Survival Knife

Stat-Gear-Surviv-All Survival KnifeThe Surviv-All survival knife from StatGear has a high carbon 440 stainles steel full tang, drop point blade. It has a rubber textured handle with a stainless steel pommell on the handle bottom. The heavy duty belt sheath includes a fire starter rod and cord cutter so you don't have to take your knife out for minor cuts. There is an integrated knife sharpener stone on the rear of the sheath. The knife handle is secured to the sheath with the patent-pending para-secure paracord handle strap. Knife length: 9.5 inches Blade length: 4.25 inches Knife weight:7.5 ounces Knife weight in sheath: 13 ounces

•440 stainless steel full tang, drop point blade
•Rubber handle with steel pommel on bottom
•Fire starter rod
•Cord cutter in sheath & paracord knife handle strap
•Knife sharpener in rear of sheath
All-Season GearCloset

All-Season GearClosetWhile other manufacturers make claims about weight capacity, strength or durability, Gladiator brand proves it with some of the industry’s most rigorous testing regiments to ensure unsurpassed performance in any environment. If you’re serious about product quality, Gladiator brand is the right choice for you. Tests include:

• Powder coat test
• Extreme temperature test
• Strength test
• Environmental test

With this 24-inch deep storage cabinet, you can organize seasonal clothes and equipment to help maximize needed space in other areas of your home or garage. This storage cabinet has an adjustable rod that supports up to 90 lbs, making it ideal for bulky ski jackets, hunting gear, fishing gear and more.
High Sierra Symmetry 18

HighSierra-Symmetry18Low profile pack built for serious back country adventure.
• Roomy panel-load main compartment holds and organizers shovel, probe and other avalanche rescue tools.
• Zippered mesh organizer and key-fob inside main compartment keeps your essentials within easy reach.
• Separate compartment on the back of the bag securely holds hydration reservoir and keeps it away from sharp objects (reservoir not included).
• Zippered hydration tube cover on the shoulder strap is insulated and has integrated heater-pack (not included) pocket to help keep bite valve from freezing.
• Integrated sport flap on the front of the bag can be used to carry helmet, snow shows or other gear.
• Tricot-lined accessory pocket.
• Adjustable tuck-away webbing straps for diagonal ski or vertical snowboard carrying.
• Shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap.
• Tuck-away adjustable waist belt.
• Capacity: 1098 cu. inches./18-liter
• Weight: 2.2 lbs.

Body Dimensions: 20.5" x 11.0" x 5.0”
Chaco: OutCross Evo 2

Chaco - OutCross Evo 2Follow our OutCross evolution further inland with the OutCross Evo 2. This performance trail and water-ready rambler features a closed-construction mesh upper with a stretch collar and neoprene lining, so you can move from trail to water and back with indifference. A semi-collapsible heel and webbing pull tabs make for easy entry and our sleek silhouette comes packed with features like our podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ PU footbed and our capable non-marking 25 percent recycled EcoTread™ outsole.
mtnGLO™ Tent Light Accessory Kit

mtnGLO™ Tent Light Accessory KitThe mtnGLO™ Tent Light Accessory Kit, part of the Big Agnes mtnGLO™ collection, features patent-pending mtnGLO™ tent light technology using durable LED lights to illuminate the interior of your tent with enough light to sort gear, play cards and hang out with friends without blinding them with a bright beam of light
• Light up your tent or campsite
• 100"/254cm long strand of LED lights incased in lightweight nylon tubing
• 6 plastic clips allow you to move your lights around and customize your lighting experience
• Three AAA batteries provide power (batteries not included)
• Neoprene travel case included
• Light strand can also be powered by any USB source
Lowe's: Kobalt Tool Gift Set

Lowes-Kobalt-Tool-setKOBALT 22-PIECE TOOL SET
This set includes a knife, hammer, pliers, wrench, scissors, tape measure, saw and screwdrivers. The tools come with a convenient bag and a plastic box for storage.
STANDARD LEVEL
This durable level comes with a convenient built-in measuring scale.
COMMAND PICTURE-HANGING STRIPS
These super strong, easy-to-use hanging strips keep your pictures reliably in place. And they come off clean, leaving no surface damage.
STANLEY HI-VIS STUD SENSOR
Find studs in drywall up to 3/4 of an inch deep with this stud sensor.

TechGifts

Hammacher Schlemmer: The Best Travel Bluetooth Speaker

SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III The Bose Soundlink travel-sized Bluetooth speaker earned the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute’s “Best” rating because it produced clearer, richer, louder sound than other tested models. During evaluations, a panel of audiophiles raved about The Best Bluetooth Speaker’s “perfect” amount of bass, “crisp” transmission of speech, and its full tones in musical genres ranging from easy listening to hip-hop. While distortion garbled the output of lesser units, The Best Travel Bluetooth Speaker’s passive radiators and custom transducers helped prevent distortion while reaching maximum volumes louder than 70% of the tested competition. Panelists also deemed The Best unit easy to use, pairing quickly with Bluetooth-enabled devices and remembering six devices. The Best Bluetooth Speaker has a range of at least 30' and during testing maintained a connection 190' from its paired device—almost double the range of lesser speakers. Its sleek design requires no stand or cover, which often interfere with the audio, and its long-lasting lithium-ion battery powers the speaker for up to 14 hours on a full charge with the included AC adapter. 10" W x 5" H x 1 3/4" D. (3 lbs.)
Motorola Talkabout T480

Motorola-Talkabout-T480When disaster strikes and cellphone towers are down or networks are overloaded and unavailable, the T480 gives families a way to call for help and stay easily connected to neighbors and others in the community. The radios are equipped with innovative emergency functionality and features including:
Access to FM and seven National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environment Canada (EC) weather channels, as well as four very-high-frequency (VHF) channels that receive continuous broadcasts from local and regional weather stations
A light-emitting-diode (LED) flashlight that automatically turns on during power outages so users can easily spot the always-charging radio
An emergency button that transmits an audible siren as an alert to call for help
A safety whistle belt clip that can be used to signal for assistance and for added security
A “quiet charge” feature, which means users can opt to charge and still receive weather alerts while not enabling audible two-way radio chatter
A wall/desk stand, so it can be placed in an easily accessible location and continuously charging so it has a full battery when needed (it also operates using three standard AA batteries)
An International Protection rating of 54 (IP54), a weatherproof standard that certifies the units are designed to withstand rain, snow and other weather hazards.
Timex Expedition Grid Shock

TW4B03000-Timex-Expedition-Grid-Shock-3Get off the grid and embark on an adventure. We’ll be right there with you. Inspired by our much-loved WS4 design, Grid Shock is ready for anything. It’s got vibrating alarms and timers and INDIGLO® night-light for after dark. The hardened resin case with stainless steel top ring is officially shock resistant and water resistant to 100 meters.
JBL Flip 3

150422_JBL_Flip3_K_hero_FS_x1BLK-3JBL Flip 3 is the next generation in the award-winning Flip series; it is a comprehensive portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound everywhere. This ultra-compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 10 hours of continuous, high-quality stereo audio playtime. Sporting durable, splashproof fabric materials that are available in 8 vibrant colors, Flip 3 is the all purpose, all weather companion that integrates music into every aspect of your life – from tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights. Flip 3 also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
MeCam X

MeCamXMeCam X is our answer to the action sports video camera. As with all MeCam products, efforts have been made to produce the smallest and lightest action video camera on the market. At 2in x 2in and less than 4 ounces, the MeCam X is ultra portable while delivering high quality power and resolution.

The LCD screen on the back the device makes sure you are capturing all of the action you intended to!

MeCam X has Wifi which connects to its own smartphone app to control the device and is able to be operated by an included remote control watch. View and share your footage in real time on the go.

Features:
• 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @60fps
• Time Lapse Photography 10s, 20s, 30s, 60s
• Waterproof Housing up to 30M
• 5MP Wide Angle Photos 150 Degree FOV
• Loop Recording Modes: 2min and 5min
• Wifi App (iOS and Android Compatible)
• 2" Color LCD Screen with real time preview and playback
JBL Pulse 2

JBL Pulse 2Elevate your music experience to another dimension with the JBL Pulse 2, a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers sensational sound with an interactive light show. Bring your music to life with glowing, multi-coloured visuals and transform wherever you are into a party. Take full control of your Pulse 2 light show using JBL Prism color sensor lens. Just point and shoot the lens at the color you want, and watch the Pulse 2 amplify the colors of life. The splashproof design enables the Pulse 2 to light up any stage or show with high-quality stereo sound for up to 10 hours of playtime, thanks to its built-in 6000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. Pulse 2 also features a noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. Customize your light show experience and configure your JBL Connect settings, all at the tip of your fingers with the JBL Connect app.
G-Project: G-Tube

G-Project G-TubeA Bluetooth speaker that's IPX5 water-resistant, meaning it can handle splashing from all angles without the worry of water damage, making it the perfect companion to take to the ocean, lake, pool or shower. It's equipped with a 6-hour built-in battery and fits right in the palm of your hand, making it ideal for clipping onto a bag, backpack or strapping onto a bike. It's rugged housing structure, that's wrapped in a full steel grill with protective elastomer on the ends and center, protects it from everyday use.
G-Project: G-Drop

G-Project-G-DropA fully waterproof Bluetooth speaker. If you¹re BBQing, hanging in the pool, enjoying the waves at the beach, or playing in the snow, G-DROP is made to stay by your side when wet or dry. With its IPX7 rating (a fancy way of saying super-waterproof), you can dunk it in water, float it in a pool, sit it on a pile of snow and rock out to your favorite music anytime, anywhere. It has a built-in 7-hour rechargeable battery and is built with a hook making it easy to hang from a tree branch or clip onto a backpack.
iHealth: Edge Fitness Tracker

iHealth Edge Fitness TrackerEvery step you take is one step closer to your goals. Measure each one along the way, see every inch of your progress, and share your triumphs using the iHealth Edge Wireless Activity Tracker. Wear the Edge on your wrist or attach it to your clothing to accurately monitor steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned every day.
Ninja Coffee Bar™

Ninja Coffee BarThe Ninja Coffee Bar™ brewer changes the game, bringing rich flavor home—turning your favorite ground coffee into anything-but-basic black. Not to mention all of the refreshingly robust Over Ice drinks and frothy, flavorful Specialty beverages you can whip up at the touch of a button with our concentrated coffee.

The Ninja Coffee Bar™ with Auto-iQ™ One-Touch Intelligence lets you enjoy hot coffee with incredible flavor richness and in any size you want: a cup, travel mug, half carafe or full carafe.

The brew types on the Ninja Coffee Bar™ don’t just indicate what types of beverages you can create, they also reflect graduated levels of coffee-to-water concentration. Starting with Classic Brew and the slightly more intense Rich Brew, dial up the concentration intensity 2x with Over Ice Brew and 3x with Specialty Brew. Each selection precisely calibrates the right flavor, richness, and strength for the beverage you want to make.
Reel Sonar: iBobber

iBobber-promoGet $15 OFF 11/1/15 through 12/31/15 when you use Promo Code: HOLIDAY15 Exclusively at www.reelsonar.com
Unlike boat-mounted fish finders that only show what’s directly under the craft, iBobber can be cast up to 100-feet away with sonar pings 135 feet deep. The iBobber turns on upon contact with the water, then syncs with a smart device (iOS and Android) to show fish location, size (over/under 15”), water temperature and more.

iBobber is lighter, smaller and has a longer battery life compared to other related products on the market (for a competitive overview please see here). Other key features include:

• Trip Log: capture the day’s adventure with details such as date, time, location, conditions, type of fishing (spin, fly, bait, etc.), types of lures used as well as number of fish caught, what kind, how big and more!
• Actionable information: keep track of the most successful spots with GPS-tag location, fish and strike alarms, weather logs and lunar calendar
• Social media integration: easily post to popular sites, or email a friend who's stuck back in the office
• Bluetooth Smart: low-energy connection allows for 10 hour battery life
• Lightweight design: 59mm diameter and weighing in at only 47g
• LED indicator for easy spotting or night fishing
Chant™ Sport Portable Audio System

Chant Sport Portable Audio SystemFeaturing all the functionality and portability of the CHANT BT, but with bigger, bolder sonic strength, the CHANT BT Sport works with Bluetooth® enabled devices and many more through the auxiliary input. The water-resistant Chant Sport makes for enhanced outdoor use. Take it with you everywhere, and build your own wall of sound.

2 x 4.5W - 1.75” Drivers + 2 x passive radiator 

Blended Bio-plastic, Silicone and Recyclable Aluminum Housings
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP mono audio
Built In Microphone Allows For Use As Speakerphone
Carabiner Clip
Designed to float 

Fits in most cup holders or water bottle cages 

IPX7 liquid ingress protection 

Up to 8 Hours of Wireless Play
USB Charging Cable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Pro Vape: ProVari Radius

ProVariThe NEW ProVari™ Radius is a powerful microprocessor controlled box-style device that lets you adjust and fine tune the device to your exact preferences by adjusting the power (in wattage), along with a number of great features. The Radius is also the first ProVari with three buttons allowing you to adjust your power settings quickly with the press of a button. The Radius chip uses the latest technology to bring you some new and exciting features.

The ProVari™ Radius has regulated power output which keeps the wattage the same with each puff regardless of your remaining battery power. As the battery drains, the device will keep the power output consistent, giving you the perfect vapor all day long. Now you can dial-in the perfect settings for your tank or atomizer, and e-liquid!


The ProVari™ Radius Includes:

• 1 ProVari™ Radius Device - Black Onyx with Satin Silver Stainless Steel
• 1 Free Samsung 18650 Battery (A $12 Value)
• 1 P3 connection with 510 adapter and ring included
• 1 Micro USB charging and data cable
O.penVAPE FIY Kit

PenVapEveryone likes a little control, and with the O.penVAPE Fill-It-Yourself Kit we leave it up to you.

For the first time in history, consumers have the opportunity to create their own workable oil solution to load into their O.penVAPE portable vaporizer.

With convenient features that make it easy to fill empty cartridges, store your kit contents, and keep track of your O.penVAPE FIY Kit, it's the perfect accessory for the connoisseur who likes to dabble in a little oil mixing.

The O.penVAPE FIY Kit does not come with pre-filled cartridges. This product is intended for use with essential oils and herbal extracts in states where the sale and consumption of such oils and extracts are legal.
QuickDraw 500 Deluxe

QuickDraw 500 DeluxeWith instant material recognition, unmatched performance, large capacity and cutting-edge design, QuickDraw® devices precision heat three different material types for the optimal delivery of rich vapor.

QuickDraw’s non-threaded, magnetic cartridges allow for effortless switching between dry blends, liquid, and solid extract, offering unmatched versatility and convenience for on-the-go vaping. The QuickDraw 500 DLX instantly recognizes what you’re vaporizing, rapidly heating your material to the optimal temperature to prevent overheating and deliver pure, rich, vapor every time.
Nutri Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Pro Compact System

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Pro Compact SystemAuto-iQ™ Smooth Boost™ technology takes drink customization to the next level. A unique combination of powerful Ninja® blades, high-torque motor, and high speeds allows you achieve an even greater level of smoothness than Ninja® has ever delivered before—all at the touch of a button.

• Nutrient & vitamin extraction AND high performance all in one machine
• Next generation Auto-iQ™ Smooth Boost™ Technology takes drink customization to a whole new level
• Features 1100-watt motor base
• Includes two 24-ounce Nutri Ninja Tritan Cups with two Sip & Seal Lids, 24-ounce stainless steel Nutri Ninja Cup, 40-ounce blend & prep bowl with dough/chopping blade, 48-ounce XL multi- serve Nutri Ninja, and 30 recipe inspiration guide
•Additional attachment available is the first-ever coffee and spice grinder blender attachment
Aluminyze: Aluminum Printing

Aluminyze: Aluminum PrintsGet your favorite photo aluminyzed to display on your furniture piece, mount it on your wall, stick it onto a photo album - or just about create it into an amazing work of art. Aluminyzed photos stand out for its vibrancy, sophistication, professionally modern look and durability. Aluminyze prints images on aluminum surfaces using a die-sublimation process.

Aluminyze prints are available in different sizing, shapes, surfaces and mounting options. There are even options to print personalized photos on Smart phone cases and license plates which make a great gift for anyone. There are also many fixture options for mounting prints on 3/4" & 1.25" Aluminum Edge Mounts.

Take advantage of the Exclusive 30% discount code "OUTDOORBOYS" code expires 12/31/2015.

 

StockingStuffers

Timex Expedition Scout

TW4B02100-timex-expedition-scout-3Genuine Leather Strap or Durable Nylon Strap
Durable Brass Case
50 Meter Water Resistance
INDIGLO® Night-Light
BuffUSA UV Buff

BuffUSA-3No more excuses for sunburns. No more hiding in the shade. UV BUFF® headwear keeps the sun fun while blocking 95% of harmful UV rays*. Like our Original BUFF® product, the UV BUFF® can be worn more than 12 different ways, from a headband to a cap to a balaclava, for a personalized style and perfect fit.
JLab Epic Bluetooth Earbuds

JLab Epic Bluetooth EarbudsThe award-winning EPIC Bluetooth Earbuds from JLab Audio now come in multiple colors just in time for the holiday season. The EPIC Bluetooth Earbuds are splash-proof and washable, and now come in blue and white and deliver 10 hours of sound between charges and 60 percent more battery capacity than competitive products. The earbuds have Crystal Clear Clarity (C3) technology that delivers a clean, crisp sound through high-performance eight-millimeter drivers. Weighing only 15 grams, the EPIC Bluetooth Earbuds are one of the lightest products in their category.
Rapala

Rapala6 1/2" Fisherman's PliersDesigned for years of reliable service, the Rapala Fisherman’s pliers are made of durable carbon steel with a nickel plated finish. Co-molded grips for comfort with a double leaf spring for ease of use and convenience. Split shot crimper, Rapala® lure tuning tool and light duty side cutters are also featured.

Fluorocarbon LeaderThis premium fluorocarbon leader features an extra strong clear Sufix® 100% fluorocarbon line with a premium ball bearing swivel and unique Touch-Lok Snap. This strong, light and ultra-thin snap offers “easy on – easy off” lure replacement, but ensures exceptional locking strength, thanks to its unique design.

Fish 'n Fillet® KnivesMade by Marttiini, the makers of premium Rapala fillet knives for over 50 years.
- Classic Birch Handle
- Progressively tapered, full-tang blade
- Safety Notch secures tang to brass ferule
- Fine tooled leather sheath
- Includes single-stage sharpener

Zippo - 12 Hour Black Hand Warmer

Zippo hand Warmer-3Slide this into your pocket and enjoy the outdoors even when it’s cold! Zippo's high polish chrome Hand Warmer has a high-polish finish and thin design that easily fit into pockets. It’s virtually odorless and stays warm for up to 12 hours. The Zippo Hand Warmer is perfect for sporting events, hunting, winter sports, and sleigh rides too! The Zippo Hand Warmer also comes with a filler cup and warming bag, perfect for gift giving. Fill with Zippo Premium Lighter Fluid. Hand Warmer replacement burners sold separately.
Otis Technology Ear Shield

Otis Technology Ear ShieldOtis Technology presents a smarter way to protect your hearing while improving your response to range commands and other communication. Ear Shield's™ new Sound Reduction Chamber Technology changes the sport shooter experience. Now you can shield your ears from high-decibel noise comfortably while hearing other sound frequencies, like speech, clearly without removing your gear. Unlike muffs, Ear Shield's? compact design won't get in the way of achieving the proper cheek weld.

- Improves communication
- Eliminates stock interference
- Cool and comfortable
- No batteries required
- Lightweight and collapsible
- Adjustable to fit any shooter
Zippo - 12 Hour Black Hand Warmer

Zippo Emergency Fire Starter-3Zippo Emergency Fire Starter doesn’t even rely on a flame to start a fire, but instead uses a simple flint wheel to spark water-resistant, waxed tinder sticks that store in a waterproof case. In emergencies, where matches or lighters are unavailable, this kit can start a fire almost instantly. The Zippo Emergency Fire starter has been awarded the Seal of Approval by the North American Hunting Club. Zippo Emergency Fire Starters are available at authorized retailers and Zippo.com for $9.95. An 8-pack of Replacement Wax Tinder Sticks is also available for $4.95.
Life Mounts LED BackPack Light

Life Mounts LED BackPack LightThe Life Mounts LED BackPack Light was designed for those seeking the outdoors and makes a perfect stocking stuffer. It attaches to the shoulder strap of any sized backpack, hydration pack or kid carrier and provides forward facing light. The powerful LED flashlight has 3 modes, operates on one AA battery and can be seen for over 1,000 feet. The patented universal mount is made of durable silicone rubber and the secure Velcro straps mean your light will fit and stay exactly where you put it but can also be easily removed for hand held use.
.50 Caliber Custom Bottle Opener

LuckyShotUSA-50Cal-Bottle-OpenerThe Lucky Shot 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener measures approximately 4” in length and can be used to open any type of capped bottle. This unique piece of barware is a perfect gift for a bachelor party, for Father’s Day and Veteran’s Day, or as pre-hunting gift. Keep a bullet bottle open in the kitchen, in the man cave, and in the RV. By saving bullets for the kitchen and bar, the military keeps the used casings out of landfills. Repurposing is the ultimate in recycling as the bullets are quickly given a new, long life.
These decommissioned bullets are safe because they do not contain any active gun powder or primer. They will not explode and they cannot be reused in a gun. Due to the fact that they look like the real thing, it is wise to leave them at home when you are planning on flying or going to school.
Shave Well Unbreakable Camping Mirror

Shave Well Unbreakable Camping Mirror• Lightweight, unbreakable & durable
• Clear, undistorted reflection (fog-free in the shower)
• Large enough to signal, small enough to fit in your backpack
• Chain to hang mirror included
• Compare size to other camping mirrors. The Shave Well Camping Mirror is 4" wide and 6" tall - only 1.8 ounces
Simple.be ZigZag Belt

Simple.be Zig Zag Belt• Made in Oregon, USA
• Heavy Duty Polyester/Nylon webbing.
• ZigZag stitching pattern and double-layer construction for stiffness.
• Excellent vertical stiffness. ZigZag Belt will not dent under your belt loops.
• Super durable. Enjoy years of everyday wear.
• Infinitely adjustable
• Looks great with jeans, khakis, work pants, cargo shorts
• No metal parts, it passes through security without triggering metal detectors.
• The ultimate travel belt
• Belt Width: 1½ inches (38mm)
• Order the same size as your pant's waist size.
Sunglass Warehouse: Biscayne

SunglassWarehouseBiscayneThe fear of losing your glasses in the water is a thing of the past. Introducing, our floating sports style sunglasses. Did we mention they're polarized, too? BOOM.
- Polarized Lenses
- Plastic Frame
- Multicolor Mirrored Lens
- Floating Frame
- 99% UVA/UVB Sun Protection
Doctor Insole: FitStep & LifeStep

DoctorInsoleThe FitStep features a low profile footbed designed for high-impact activities that require maximum control. Whether you’re hiking up a mountain, playing basketball or running around in sneakers all day, this insole offers optimal stability and support for your most active days.

The LifeStep is the orthotic insole that started it all. This orthotic insole is especially designed with comfort and stability in mind. It features a layer of extra padding and is made to fit in a variety of shoes, so that you can focus on the everyday activities you love most -- and go that extra mile.
HydraPak Stash 750ML Collapsible

HydraPak-Stash-1LThe collapsible soft walled bottle integrates an innovative molded top and bottom that snaps together for easy storage and transport. When ready to drink, simply squeeze to release, remove screw-cap, and fill. The 750ml Stash™ is a perfect companion for camping, adventure travel, and every day use.
Full Moon Ultimate BBQ Box

Full Moon Ultimate BBQ BoxAn award winning line up of sauces and seasoning including Full Moon BBQ's Southern Seasoning, Famous Chow-Chow, Award Winning Bar-B-Que Sauce & Alabama White Sauce.
JBL Reflect Mini BT

JBL Reflect Mini BT-3Introducing the JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth sport earphones. Sweat proof and designed with ear buds that don’t stick out from your ears, these super lightweight earphones deliver stunning JBL sound to inspire all of your athletic endeavors. Cross-fit with confidence and exercise with ease because the JBL Reflect Mini Bluetooth sport earphones are wireless and provide 8 hours of playback time through premium 5.8mm drivers. Weekend warriors and committed athletes alike will also enjoy the one button remote and mic, the stylish range of colors and the ability to easily clean the earphones after use.
H4 Compact Case for GoPro HERO4

H4 Compact Case for GoPro HERO4Protect your GoPro HERO4 in style with the GOcase H4 Compact Case; featuring a durable 4-layer construction, premium materials, and thoughtful design. Whether at home or on the go, the GOcase GoPro Case is the perfect case to safeguard you GoPro HERO and accessories.
Energizer® Headlights

Energizer-HeadlightsEnergizer® Vision LED Headlight
• 2 light modes to control brightness and runtime
• Powerful beam. Up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology.
• Pivots to direct light where you need it
• Easy to operate slide switch
• Includes 3AAA Energizer® MAX® batteries

Energizer® Vision HD LED Headlight• Three light modes
• White spot light
• White flood light
• Spot and flood together
• Dimmable to control brightness and runtime (only with all LEDs on)
• Powerful beam. Up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology
• Pivots to direct light where you need it
• Durable light is water resistant with a shatterproof lens
Includes 3AAA Energizer® MAX® batteries

Energizer® Vision HD+ LED Headlight• Four light modes
• White spot light
• White flood light
• Spot and flood together
• Red for night vision
Dimmable to control brightness and runtime (excluding night vision)
Powerful beam. Up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology
Water resistant and drop tested to stand up to harsh conditions
Includes 3AAA Energizer® MAX® batteries

Energizer® Vision HD+ Focus LED Headlight
• Three light modes
• White spot light
• White flood light
• Red for night vision
• Digital light focus and memory recall
• Powerful beam. Up to 4X brighter than standard LED technology
• Water resistant and drop tested to stand up to harsh conditions
• Includes 3AAA Energizer® MAX® batteries
The Man Minute: A 60-Second Encounter Can Change Your Life - Book & DVD

The Man Minute A 60-Second Encounter Can Change Your Life - Book & DVDThe Man Minute is a brand new daily devotional designed for men who care about their legacy. For Jason Cruise, what started out as a simple idea to send men 60 second wisdom via email on Mondays became a global fraternity of men pursuing God’s best for their lives. For years, “The Man Minute” email devotional has spanned denominations, people groups, and even oceans to get inside the souls of men of all walks of life. Following in the footsteps of this popular email devotion, Jason Cruise has taken the flat, paved, predictable road of men’s devotionals and made a hard right turn down a dirt road of insights that are raw, unfiltered, and unpredictable in The Man Minute. Every “Man Minute” is designed to be read in 60 seconds, yet a man will carry the insights he gleans into a lifelong journey of spiritual manhood. This book and DVD combo offers a high-caliber tandem of biblical insights that will draw men closer to God, along with some great hunting stories that hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are sure to relate to!
Third Eye Headlamps

Third eye Headlamps- *POWERFUL* - A Perfect Combo of 4 White and 2 Red Options - COOL WHITE
LIGHT High/medium/low settings easily adjusts to your needs. High setting
gives 168 lumens of light to 360 feet. Low setting conserves energy,
perfect for close up work. SOS setting lets others know you need help - RED
LIGHT preserves night vision, best for wildlife viewing and great for
reading in bed. STROBE setting lets others know where you are

- *WORRY FREE* - ultra efficient Cree XP-E LED lights mean extended
battery life so you can focus on your activity, not your gear. TESTED AND
TRUSTED by experienced adventurers who demand top quality and reliability.
Runs on three easy to find AAA batteries.
CENTRAL 300 FRONT LIGHT

CENTRAL 300 FRONT LIGHTLED Fuel Gauge/Charge Indicator
A small built in LED light indicates the battery level. Green = >75%, Orange = 75-25%, Red = <25%
Dual Beam Pattern
Dual beam pattern allows crystal clear near and far visibility.
Replaceable Battery
Battery pack can be replaced in seconds.
Micro-USB Rechargeable
Charges via any standard USB port.

• No tools required
• Lithium-ion battery
• Waterproof to IP-65 standard
• 5 hour recharge time
• Lumens: High 300, Med 150, Low 80, Pulse 80, Strobe 80
• Runtime: High 2hrs, Med 4hrs, Low 8hrs, Pulse 20hrs, Strobe 16hrs
• Distance: High 108m, Med 76m, Low 56m, Pulse 56m, Strobe 56m
• 162g / 0.35lb
UAG: Phone & Tablet Cases
UAG-CASEUAG makes rugged, light weight, drop tested phone cases for the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy & Note series, LG G4, LG V10, HTC One series, and Droid Turbo 2. Our tablet line consist of rugged cases for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Apple iPad Mini 4, and iPad Pro. Find your device below and get ultimate protection from Urban Armor Gear.
DZR: Flask
DZR-FlaskStay warm this holiday season with this flask made from DZR!
JoyJoy Watches
JoyJoyWatchesJoy Joy is bringing back the allure of sporting a personal timepiece as a means of self-expression. The company’s line of colorful, printed watch heads and watch skins puts the fun back into wearing a watch by allowing wearers to express the full breadth of their personalities – whether they are a kid, an adult or adventure seeker. And because these watch accessories are so affordable, wearers can now change the look of their timepieces as often as they do their mood and clothing.

JoyJoy Watches extends this taste projection to its maximum potential with a line of affordable printed, patterned and solid-colored watch skins and watch heads. The watch skins are made of high-quality silicone and are available in themes like animal print, arts and crafts (tie dye, splatter ink and spin art), black and white prints, candy colors, city and seascapes (subway trains and board shorts), flower power, high fashion (plaid and houndstooth), Navajo, mosaic, serenity, snacks (jelly beans, cupcakes, bubbles and cherries) and tactical (camouflage and stars and stripes). In fact, with more than four dozen options to choose from, JoyJoy has a pattern or color to match every lifestyle.

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Xootr MG (Magnesium) Scooter

Xootr-MG-Magnesium-scooterThe Xootr Mg is the latest Xootr kick scooter. The deck of the Mg is solid magnesium (no kidding) providing the lightest deck structure and lowest deck height of any Xootr scooter to date. We believe the Xootr Mg is the most advanced push scooter ever made, which is why it is our best selling model. The deck is available in three colors: black, blue, or red. It also offers a wide deck which provides comfortable cruising, allowing you to have both feet side by side on the deck unlike other adult kick scooters such as the Razor A5 Lux, Know-Ped, or Micro. The Mg has a beautiful, sleek, and modern look.
My Mini Golf

My Mini GolfMy Mini Golf can be used in a variety of settings. The game is the first and only portable golf putting kit for golfers and non-golfers designed to develop, improve or maintain their golf putting skills while having enjoyment and a unique challenge.
SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop™ Rebound
SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop ReboundHoop and support the troops with the quick and easy mounting Pro Mini Hoop Rebound. The break-away rim, clear shatterproof backboard, and digi-camo mini-ball make it perfect for the bedroom or game room. And you can hoop proudly knowing proceeds benefit a great cause – our country’s wounded military.

A portion of proceeds from every hoop sold will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Operation Rebound program. It supports the injured military and first responders through sports and fitness by funding sports equipment, training and competition expenses
Ninja Turtle to Weapon Figures

Ninja Turtle to weapon- Now the Ninja Turtles can mutate from action figures into their signature weapons that we see them battle with every day in Nickelodeon's hit TV show.
- In just a few transformation steps, kids can go from playing with their favorite 6", fully articulated Ninja Turtle action figures to playing with the Turtles' signature weapons!
- Collection includes: Leonardo, Michelangelo, an Raphael
Half Shell Heroes Mutation Vehicle

Half Shell Heroes Mutation Vehicle- The Half Shell Heroes segment is designed specifically for preschoolers, and includes play features that work with younger hands.
- With the new Half Shell Heroes Mutation Vehicles, preschoolers can enjoy two vehicles in one! With an easy flip transformation, young Turtle fans can change the vehicle their Turtle is driving into an all new vehicle to sneak up on the Shredder!
- Each vehicle includes a 2.5-inch action figure.
- Collection includes: Shellraiser to Recycling Truck with Donnie and Fire Truck to Tank with Raph
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

Vtech-Kidizoom-Smart-WatchThe VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX is an even smarter watch for kids with more fun games and activities! Perfect for young photographers, this durable smartwatch has more memory so kids can take tons of pictures and videos. Kids will love using the new motion sensor to explore three action challenges! The Smartwatch DX also includes eight games kids can play using the touch screen as well as the ability to download more from Learning Lodge®. The watch helps teach kids how to tell time by letting them choose between more than fifty 3D digital and analog displays. In addition to the alarm, timer and stopwatch, two new tools include a calendar feature and a calculator so your child can work out simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. More than just a watch, it’s the Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX.

 

JimyJigsUSA – Testing The Rudo 225G: Mahi & Japo 180G: Nemo

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Testing out new gear is something I enjoy very much. It gives me a reason to go out and do the things I love. I recently had the opportunity to test out a couple saltwater fishing jigs from JimyJigsUSA. Specifically, I tested the Rudo 225G: Mahi Mahi and the Japo 180G: Orange Nemo.

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JimyJigsUSA is a company that prides themselves in creating high quality fishing jigs. Each jig is hand crafted and painted with a high gloss durable coating. If you’ve ever fished with jigs you know the importance of a high quality paint job. As you see from my small collection, I’m no stranger to jigs. I try to keep different styles and colors readily available as the type of jig I use would depends on water conditions, depth and fish bite in general. I’ve also lost more than my fair share of jigs due to toothy fish or unfortunate tangles with structure.

JimyJigsUSA Mahi Rudo 225

I set out to test the jigs on my last offshore kayak fishing trip. I started with the Rudo 225G which produced 3 Bonita for the day. Although Bonita are not my fish of choice, they put up a decent fight no matter the size and are always fun to catch. What was more exciting to me was seeing the friends I was fishing with were coming up empty handed while the JimyJig was producing. Not to say I like my friends NOT catching fish, I simply was thrilled to see the success of the jig I was using.

It’s always a great feeling when catching fish. I switched up to the Japo 180G but didn’t have the same success. I did have a hookup on it that came loose halfway through my fight. It was interesting to feel the difference in the retrieval from the previous Rudo style. I am confident that on my next trip I will have better success.

JimyJigsUSA Mahi Rudo 225

JimyJigsUSA Rudo 225G Mahi Mahi Super GlowJimyJigsUSA Mahi Rudo 225JimyJigsUSA Japo 180G Orange Nemo Super GlowJimyJigsUSA Japo Nemo 180gr

Both styles of jigs have a distinguishable retrieval. They are each designed for a certain style of retrieving. The Rudo is a speed jig that drops quickly at any depth. I found that the retrieval was effortless as the jig cuts through the water quickly. Speed jigging with the Rudo was a pleasant experience as I didn’t experience any muscle fatigue or general tiredness due to the ease of retrieval.

The Japo drops to the ocean floor at a slower rate, but can vary based on weight. However the jigs design is that of a flutter jig. The jig will naturally descended slower and more erratically giving the impression of an injured or fleeing fish. On retrieval the jig will have more resistance due to the dancing motion.

More information about these awesome jigs from JimyJigsUSA can be found on the web at www.jimyjigsusa.com. They have plenty of different styles and color variations that can certainly help you catch that trophy fish you’re after. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

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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.

#GreatestSummerEver With VTech®Kidizoom® Action Cam

Vtech-kidizoom-action-camera-greatestsummerever-hero-web 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 VTech®Kidizoom® Action Cam-web 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®) Kidizoom-collage-web 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®) VTech-Kidizoom-Action-Cam-special-effects-collage-web 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. VTech-Kidizoom-Action-Cam-bike-skate-collage-web  Check out the video compilation of the VTech®Kidizoom® in action.

Vtech-kidizoom-action-camera-greatestsummerever-giveaway TheOutdoorBoys are hosting a FREE Giveaway sponsored by VTech®. Sign up below for your chance to win this cool camera. Contact me at roy@theoutdoorboys.com 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