From the Engineers | The Goal Zero Yeti Link & Tank

From the Engineers | The Goal Zero Yeti Link & Tank

For a decade, we've been innovating portable power solutions designed to power everything from camping trips to expeditions to off-grid parties and projects. Now, with the introduction of our new Yeti Link and Tank Expansion System, we've got you covered at home too. We caught up with Goal Zero Electrical Engineer Evan Price to talk about how the Yeti Link and Tank work with a Yeti Power Station and Home Integration Kit to keep essential circuits running in your house any time the grid goes down.

GIRO: We'll Stop When You Stop

GIRO: We'll Stop When You Stop

Giro was founded more than 30 years ago by Jim Gentes, a man with an obsession for design and answering unmet needs. Our world has changed dramatically in the past three decades, but Giro has remained steadfastly committed to serving enthusiast riders like you because we understand that riding is more than just a fleeting hobby or a passing fad. Riding is the best part of a great life. That’s why we do what we do. So as long as you keep striving for better, we’ll keep making the gear that gets you there. We’ll Stop When You Stop.

Seirus Adds New Gloves and Mittens to Heatwave+ Collection for 2019

Seirus Adds New Gloves and Mittens to Heatwave+ Collection for 2019

New styles to match any adventure

San Diego, CA (January 15, 2019) – Seirus, leaders in innovation and technology for face, hand and head protection, are pleased to introduce four new gloves and two new mittens to their Heatwave+ Collection.

Seirus Heatwave+ products feature a dual stage heating system that reflects body heat and amplifies temperature for warmth in the coldest conditions. Plus Seirus’ proprietary Neofleece insulation adds another layer of warmth to the back of the hand

Additions include styles for those who get warm and those who can never seem to get warm enough, plus new women’s specific styles that have a narrower cut and are built with textured fabrics with elegant lines in a glove.

Heatwave+ gloves and mittens are the next evolution in warmth and comfort for people who enjoy spending long days outside and want the best protection and quality products.

The Fall/Winter 2019/20 collection includes new styles for both men and women.

Range Glove

The Range Glove is an expedition style glove with Primaloft insulation for superior warmth comparable to down, and small technical features designed for backcountry travel, such as the carabineer loop on the 4th finger for easy hang storage either on the skin track or not.

  • Gauntlet cuff

  • One handed wrist cinch

  • Carabineer loop on ring finger

  • Reinforced thumb crotch

  • Insulation: 300g Primaloft Gold

  • Insert: DryHand, Waterproof/Breathable

  • Shell: Premium Leather/Softshell

  • Palm: Premium Leather with TechHide Soundtouch

  • MSRP: $119.99

Traverse Glove

The Traverse Glove is among the warmest non-heated glove from Seirus. Proprietary Heatlock insulation, breathable waterproofing, and a premium leather exterior provide a superior combination to combat any element Mother Nature decides to launch. Soundtouch capabilities allow touchscreen use without removing gloves.

  • Ergonomic wrist opening

  • Form fit cuff with gusset & Velcro cinch

  • Soft nose wipe on thumb

  • Insulation: 340g Heatlock

  • Insert: DryHand Waterproof/Breathable

  • Shell: Leather/Softshell combination

  • Palm: Premium Leather with Leather Soundtouch

  • MSRP: $99.99

Departure Mitt

The Departure Mitt is engineered specifically for women. It is a convertible mitt with a discreet zipper accessing the interior Soundtouch Heatwave glove liner adding dexterity and versatility to fix bindings or use a cell phone without actually having to expose hands.

  • Convertible Mitt with side zipper to interior Heatwave index & thumb

  • Soft nose wipe on thumb

  • Insulation: 300g HeatLock

  • Insert: DryHand Waterproof/Breathable

  • Shell: Softshell/ToughTek

  • Palm: ToughTek

  • Available in Black and Heather Light Gray

  • MSRP: $74.99

Vapor Glove and Mitt

The new Vapor Glove and Mitt options are lightweight, but pack a warm punch. with a lot of puff. The exterior is a mix of DWR treated Herringbone fabric and LeatherTex accent for a sophisticated look good for days skiing or commuting.

  • Slim gauntlet cuff

  • One handed wrist cinch

  • Reinforced thumb crotch

  • Soft nose wipe on thumb

  • Insulation: 200g HeatLock

  • Insert: DryHand Waterproof/Breathable

  • Shell: DWR Treated Herringbone/LeatherTex

  • Palm: LeatherTex with Soundtouch

  • MSRP: $59.99

Fuse Glove

The Fuse Glove is a women’s specific glove, with a narrow wrist and fingers, plus stretch fabric for maximum comfort and movement. This super soft glove is the companion for long walks in the woods on chilly days.

  • Women’s specific fit

  • Slim gauntlet cuff

  • One handed wrist and cuff cinch

  • Soft nose wipe on thumb

  • Insulation: 240g HeatLock

  • Insert: DryHand Waterproof/Breathable

  • Shell: Softshell

  • Palm: LeatherTex with Soundtouch

  • MSRP: $54.99

About Seirus:

Seirus is an authentic outdoor brand that can be counted on to deliver premium products and technologies designed to enhance the comfort and performance of active outdoor enthusiasts in any condition. For over 30 years the team at Seirus has focused on innovation to develop and deliver groundbreaking technologies and products. Seirus sustains its success by constantly surpassing what is standard and using the best materials and workmanship. Seirus products are easily purchased online at Seirus.com and at retail shops across America.

Seirus Press Contact:
Katie Metzler
Terra Public Relations
katiem@terrapublicrelations.com
307-733-8777

Have a Care

Have a Care

Let’s face it - your gear is going to get a lot of use this season and the non-stop action may lead you to glaze over proper care and maintenance of it.

But a good wash is necessary for your health and protection of your gear.

Take a quick glance at Seirus’s Care Labels and then do yourself and whoever is riding home with you a favor — give it a wash.




GIRO: What to Bring on Your Fall Ride – 7 Essentials

GIRO: What to Bring on Your Fall Ride – 7 Essentials

When it comes to fall riding, you need to be prepared to face the elements: moisture, cold wind, mud, and whatever else Mother Nature throws your way. Don’t let inclement conditions ruin your ride. Whether you’re hitting sloppy trails for the first time this season or you’re trying to beat your own PR on wet roads you’ve ridden forever, gear up appropriately so you can get after your adventure in total comfort.

1. ALL WEATHER RIDING JACKETS

Even though the minute you step outside you can see your breath, you should resist the urge to bundle up too much when heading out on the trails. If you do, you’ll end up uncomfortably overheating and feeling soggy. Wet, chilly conditions call for lightweight, solid performers that shrug off rain but stay breathable. Invest in a solid jacket that’s waterproof, stretchy, and windproof. Remember, details like waterproof zippers, packability, vent exhausts, and reflective details go a long way.

2. ALL WEATHER RIDING SHORTS

Staying dry is equally as important as staying warm. With a 15,000mm waterproof rating, waterproof zippers on the vent panels, and DWR coating, the Havoc H20 Short is the one to opt for when it comes to riding damp, gritty trails. Fit and feel also play an important role when it comes to your shorts. The Havoc H20 combines the fit of your favorite enduro-inspired riding shorts with a durable 2-way stretch 3-layer laminated material, and it offers 6,000g/m2 of breathability, so skin won’t feel sticky. Slip them over your knee pads or warmers to stay stoked (not soaked) this fall.

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3. THERMAL LAYERS AND BASE LAYERS

Temperature regulation and moisture management are critical to your performance and comfort in cold weather, and nothing beats high-performance layers to help with these components. When you wake up in the morning and it’s still dark out, you’ll get a sense of warmth and comfort when you readily slip on these skin-like fitting layers, especially the Chrono LS Base Layer. It features proprietary Wikpro fabric, a blend of polyester and nylon knit that enhances moisture transfer with an incredibly soft feel against the skin with exceptional stretch. Bonus: when you’re packing for your ski or snowboard trip, you can rely on these to layer under your outerwear for deep winter warmth.

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GOAL ZERO YETI POWERS: TAILGATING EDITION

GOAL ZERO YETI POWERS: TAILGATING EDITION

From grills and TVs to mini-fridges and blenders, there's a lot that can go into setting up the ultimate tailgating party. Whether you're a diehard fan or are just getting into the tailgate scene for the first time, we've got you covered. In this installment of our "Yeti Powers" series, we power a handful of tailgating staples using three different Yeti power stations and show you how to add solar recharging into the mix.

Will Hollinger joins the KerryO Sales team

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Will Hollinger


Quick Bio:

A Rochester NY area native, Will started snowboarding in 1994 and was coaching and instructing by age 16. He worked in various shops growing up before moving to NYC after college and taking a job in the Snow and Skateboard departments at Paragon Sports. Will was at Paragon for 5 years and worked his way up before switching over to become an independent rep. He has spent the past 6 years working with numerous brands, but most recently as the Mid Atlantic regional rep for Burton Snowboards, Analog and Anon optics. Will currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and super cute baby boy.

Giro VIVID Technology

Giro VIVID Technology

HOW VIVID WORKS

VIVID™ was developed by Giro in partnership with Zeiss
Optics, the global authority in quality optics. This
patented lens technology is based on decades of
studying the visual experience on snow. Conventional
goggles and sunglasses are designed to eliminate blue
light. The long held belief was that blue light = bad
light. But here’s the thing: snow isn’t white… as the
most reflective surface on Earth, snow is actually blue. 
Our research proves that seeing this blue light is
fundamental in processing terrain on snow. VIVID Lens
Technology effectively manipulates blue light by letting
in contrast enhancing blue light, while blocking 
harmful UV light. VIVID essentially filters out the haze
and frees your eyes to spot your line and focus on
enjoying your experience.

Kerry O Sales Demo at Stratton

Kerry O Sales Demo at Stratton

Another demo at Stratton in the books. Always fun with the people we love. A huge thank you to all of our retailers that braved the elements, enjoyed some home cooking and Jello Shots, made some quality turns and tested all of the 17/18 line ups. Bigger props and big love to the team we have in the Mid Atlantic and New England. None of this would go down without the hustle and the muscle they put in everyday at Stratton. Joe, Jim, Jack Knife, Devon, Quinny, Mike, Jarrett, Tom, Big Show and Mark. Linda and Matt too!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The best team hands down. Giro Snow, Go-Pro, Jones Snowboards, YES Snowboards, Now Bindings all looking amazing!!!

Check out images and video from the demo below!

 

New Seirus Heat Touch Hellfire Gloves

New Seirus Heat Touch Hellfire Gloves

Fighting the cold is easy when it comes to keeping your core warm. All that body mass tends to produce enough heat to warm itself. What isn’t easy is keeping extremities like your hands warm. As anyone with cold hands knows, gloves are much less effective when your hands aren’t radiating a lot of heat.

The logical solution is heated gloves. However, battery power limits how long the gloves will be effective. Seirus’ newest Heat Touch gloves tackle this problem head on. The new Hellfire heated gloves are the world’s first glove to provide all-day heat.

To get that all-day battery life, Hellfire gloves use a new rechargeable, ultra-lightweight battery. In turn, this powers Seirus’ Flexible Fusion heat panels to bring heat to the entire hand. At the touch of a button, users can adjust between three levels of heat to meet their preference. On a single charge, the gloves can stay powered on for up to twelve hours on the low-level heat setting. Medium heat will last up to eight hours while high heat will last up to four. That’s about double the existing Heat Touch gloves.

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New Giro Helmet to Come in 2017

New Giro Helmet to Come in 2017

Helmets and goggles are an important way to keep people safe while skiing or snowboarding. However, when is the last time you wore them because of how cool they looked? That is why Bigtruck and Giro have teamed up to combine aesthetics and function.

Today, the two companies have announced their partnership in creating the limited-edition Capsule Collection. By combining the style of Bigtruck headwear and the quality of Giro’s progressive head protection and optics, the two have made something great.

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The Ledge MIPS helmet starts the collection off in a surprisingly technical way. This isn’t your average headgear. The patented MIPS impact protection allows the helmet to slide relative to the head. Basically, a low-friction inner layer stays stationary on your head. During an angled impact, the protective outer layer can slide to reduce the rotational violence to the brain.

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Giro’s Latest Ski Helmet Mimics Your Brain’s Own Protection

Giro’s Latest Ski Helmet Mimics Your Brain’s Own Protection

Helmets are far from the brain buckets (basically shells) of times past.

Advancements in the use of foam and other insulations have come a long way in better protecting the brain, but it remains a challenge to engineer against high velocity impacts coming from different angles. It takes more than just adding padding; in fact, more padding can cause more damage as the material packs out over time, creating more space between the shell and head.

Enter MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection Systems. MIPS started in Stockholm, Sweden by five biomechanical specialists at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 2001 to create the most cutting-edge brain protection system. With the help of neurosurgeon Hans Von Holst, who was fed up with patients still getting traumatic brain injuries despite wearing helmets, and researcher Peter Halldin, the MIPS technology was developed into a helmet that supports energy dispersion and absorption, rather than just buffering against direct impact.

WATCH VIDEO HERE: http://www.digitaltrends.com/outdoors/giro-mips-ski-helmet/

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Review: Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight

Review: Goal Zero Torch 250 Flashlight

Goal Zero supplied us with a review sample of their Torch 250 to test and I was expecting to find their usual, a quality product that holds up to the elements and does what it promises.

What I found was a completely new way of thinking….a complete mindset shift.

The Goal Zero Torch 250 is so innovative and so different from everything else out there that it forces you to think differently about a flashlight’s role in survival and prepping. Should a flashlight be just a simple way to see at night, or could a flashlight be more?

After all, the #1 rule of bug out bags, or packing for a camping trip in general, is that everything in your pack should have at least three uses.

And, once you think about it, a flashlight is the best portable power source you’ll have out in the bush. But no one has ever capitalized on this…

….Until now.

Our Goal Zero Torch 250 Review

Before I start this Goal Zero Torch 250 flashlight review, I should confess that I always thought a flashlight should be small and bright and last a long time… and that was about it.

If I ever needed a flashlight I would usually buy the cheapest one available. Sometimes I would splurge a little for features like zoom or a couple of different modes, but that was really about it.

Given that, I was honestly curious what would make me pay $67 for a flashlight. After playing with the Goal Zero Torch 250 for a couple of weeks I now understand EXACTLY what that is, and I don’t think I’m EVER going back.

Here’s why….

First Impressions

The green and black packaging is simple yet descriptive, and the only item in the box is the Goal Zero Torch 250.

When I opened the box I was staring at a completely different type of beast, something I honestly didn’t expect.

Was I even looking at a flashlight? Maybe, yes. Of course. It’s obviously a flashlight with its multiple light options. But I really felt like I was looking at so much more.

The Torch 250 is not only a flashlight, but also a portable solar power bank. And a powerful one too, one that I would come to learn is capable of charging nearly anything via USB, including your smartphone.

With two separate flashlight options and a flood light, I knew this would be a good flashlight too. There was no doubt there. But the built in female USB port and multiple charging options is what really intrigued me.

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