STM Goods was born in 1998 when Ethan Nyholm resourcefully slipped his new laptop into a padded postal envelope for protection while carrying it around in his hiking pack. From here he teamed up with co-worker Adina Jacobs to create products specifically designed to protect digital gear while offering a fashion-forward look. The latest offering from STM, the Myth is a bag that has both style and substance. the Myth was brought to life,.
Outdoor clothing & products reviewed
When my boss informed me I had a growler waiting for me on my desk, I had a lot of different images flash across my mind; a Hydro Flask not being one of them! It turns out the Hydro Flask Growler is a 64 oz bottle specifically designed to keep your beer cool and carbonated all day (an acceptable substitute for what I was expecting).
The 4Season Explorer XL hammock comes with attached mosquito netting, detachable rain fly, support ropes, and compression sack with set-up instructions on the back, the standard 42" (107cm) long "Tree Hugger" webbing straps are created to protect the bark of the trees you use as a home for that night. This kit also comes with an oversized 36" (91cm) wide open-cell foam pad, a heat-reflecting space blanket and, in this instance, the Snakeskin XXL (not included as standard).
The summer is here, it is time to get the BBQs out and because giving your friends and family food poisoning is frowned upon the GrillEye PRO Plus is also here to be your sous chef. This handy gadget is a grilling and smoking thermometer that features hybrid-wireless connectivity. The kit comes with the GrillEye PRO Plus Smart Grilling and Smoking Device, two GrillEye Meat and Ambient Temperature Probes, two clips for ambient temperature readings, a quick user manual and GrillEye PRO Plus USB mini cable for charging.
One of my favourite things in the summer is heading out to the coast to go camping and soaking up the glorious sunshine; one of my least favourite things is waking up with the sunrise at 5am and by 8am feeling like I am trying to sleep in a sauna. The Mackenzie 4 BlackOut tent from Coleman features their BlackOut Bedroom design; this clever bit of tech blocks out the daylight, keeping the sleeping area cool in the daytime, up to 5°C cooler in fact.
The sun is out, the great outdoors is calling and whether you spend the week living in a field (preferably in a tent or caravan) or simply get out in your garden, local park or industrial estate car park, wherever you end up there’s nothing quite like chilling outside and dining alfresco. The Xcelerate Stove with Double Burner and Toaster from Campingaz provides 2 x 2200W with a gas consumption of 2 x 165 g/h + 75 g/h, it can boil a kettle (at 3 m/s wind speed) in 10 minutes for 1L.
My brother-in-law has very little body fat and as a result he gets very cold, we often see him turn shades of blue you only ever see in zombie movies, the Traveller Gilet from Blaze Wear could be the ideal product to bring back the colour in his cheeks (and legs). Now, sometimes wearable tech isn’t the most stylish of things, but this gilet looks rather smart, you wouldn’t even know it harnesses a heat-boosting superpower.
We have had some seriously indecisive weather lately, heading out for the day involves taking everything from you sun cream to your waders, thankfully the Berghaus GR20 Storm Shell Jacket is so light (278.6g size M) and packs down into such a compact space it is no bother at all to take with you, just in case. If the weather takes a turn for the worse you will be grateful to have it, packed full of features to keep you dry, it is available in sizes Small through to Extra Extra Large.
The MPX GORE-TEX Pro Offshore Jacket has been created to keep you comfortable in all weathers whilst out on the boat, it comes in Brilliant Blue, True Red or Black and is available in sizes XS-XXL. Updated for the new season this MPX Offshore Jacket features an improved cut for increased levels of comfort and a darted sleeve construction for better flexibility and range of movements. It has a three-layer GORE-TEX Pro fabric construction, this provides added durability without adding any bulk, with less weight means it is well suited for active sailing.
Straight from the off I’m going to confess I love Helinox chairs, the regular Sunday set up at our house is the hubby and I, sat in our Helinox chairs in front of the TV, kicking some zombie ass on CoD (we know how to live it up). This isn’t what they are made for, but they are so freaking convenient we tend to use them for everything. Helinox chairs (they also make tables and cots) are designed to be strong, lightweight and compact, making them the perfect travel companion.