Tuesday, June 13, 2017

DADS (and grads) Best Gifts-Gear/Gadgets

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source marywinkler.devianart.com

Rugged types or in need of creature comforts...no matter the man---here's a bunch of want-its gifts for the Dads (or grads) who get outdoors...
Part One

YETI, PELICAN, SOG, KLYMIT

YETI's legendary coolers downsize and lighten up with this handsome Hopper  soft cooler (several sizes) made of waterproof /leakproof DRYHIDE™Shell-resists mildew/punctures, inside liner FDA food grade a-ok, Coldwell Insulation™closed cell rubber foam keeps contents cool. Sleek looking too. Pictured with accessory attachment-multi-tool Molle Zinger and Yeti Bottle Key...on the Hitchpoint™ Grid
can't put a dent (practically) in these handy TRAVEL Tumblers by hauler specialists PELICAN-all fit into 99% of cup holders...come in 22oz and 32oz sizes for big gulpers. High polished 18/8 BPA free stainless steel, copper plated inner wall  and vacuum insulation-keeps liquids hot or cold, comes with spill resistant slide lid. 5 color options.
Handy types -probably obsess over the engineered multi-tools (several size versions including TSA worthy carry-on ones) by SOG. The PowerGrab has 19 tools (including pliers, gripper soft wire cutter, hard wire cutter, crimes, 3-sided file, can opener, small, medium, large flathead screwdrivers, awl,  scissors, straight blade, magnetic Hex Bit driver, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener, ¼" driver, fully serrated blade, rulers, and optional Hex Bit kit includes additional 12 tools!!!)- Made of stainless steel and comes in a GRN or nylon pouch... with choice of satin polish w/ Hex Bit and nylon sheaf ($134) or satin polish with modeled sheath ($110). Impressive!
For comfort seating during summery al fresco jaunts outside-in the park or atop a mountain, or comfort sleeping on multi-day treks in the wilderness, say hello to cult fav KLYMIT. Pictured-Klymit Double V $129.95 is 2 human sized version of fav Static V-with signature body mapping technology and unique v-chamber design limits air movement+ side rails that limit you rolling off in the middle of the night. Better-packs down so mall-and includes a dry sack pump for quick +easy inflation (8-10 pumps). Weighs 40.5 oz-size 46" x 74" x 3", Fabric 75D polyester (durable) with R value 1.6 (thermal insulation from a cold ground)
stuff sack
Part 2