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Monday, July 29, 2013
Hot Outdoor Gear: Sazzi Shoes, Swoob Bras, Siesta Hammocks, FrozenPeaz and a Straw For a Water Filter. Totally Cool at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Utah.
Pockets for your phone, keys, candy in a sports bra! What???
While rummaging around online on websites instead of
rummaging around (and cleaning) the bottom of my daughter’s soggy and odorous
backpack from camp last week, I found myself happily cruising around the
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market’s site.
And, specifically, poking around on the "Product Showcase", which is fancy for: all the cool, new gear that’s out there that we just
might want to own!
While doing so, my eyeballs were drawn to these
fascinating, fun outdoor goodies, practical or not. And let’s be clear, I don’t
own these nor have I tested them, so do your homework! But it’s fun to discover
new gizmos and solutions for our outdoor adventures. Read on.
Light as a Feather Travel Hammock – Oh, yes. This worth
checking out just for the video. How I want to be that dude setting up his
blue, parachute hammock all over the world. Beam me over to him, Scotty. @ La Siesta Colibri $68
Finally A Sports Bra with Pockets – Ok, ladies, this one’s
for us. Swoob (love the name) and the rest of us have declared that “purses are
overrated” – enter, as I call it, the Pockety Bra, or as they call it, their
Chandi. Phone in the center, keys to one side, ChapSitck (or, uh, candy) on the other. It’s in
design right now, so we need patience, people. Swoob Chandi Adjustable High Impact $50
Hot and Cold Packs Named After a Bag O’ Peas – A+ for sense of humor in just the name: FrozenPeaz. I mean, someone finally had the guts to
just go with it!! As how many of us have sat with a bag o’ Trader Joe’s petite, green peas on our knees, elbows, boo-boos. Non-toxic. And the PeazPod (again, love it) comes in 6 different shapes. FrozenPeaz $30 and up.
Just Like a Straw –Put this in your
mouth, lay down next to a river, and slurp, as if it's a Big Gulp. Enough said. 1,000 liters of clean
H2O in your pocket! Fantastic. LifeStraw Water Filter @ $20
"Sandals Suck" so Try These Instead – Love their slap in the
face marketing: sandals suck! Apparently, these zapatos have cozy little toe-holders so
that each digit feels, well, special. (Unlike your barbaric flip-flops.) They
look a little like those lizard barefoot shoes we’ve seen before – Land Of The
Lost people – or a little Jurassic Park-y. See what you think. Sazzi DecimalSandals @ $80
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