If you're going out in the wilderness you need to be prepared for everything. This is especially true when it comes to making fire. Matches get wet, lighters stop working. When you reach that final resort there is nothing better than flint. The Flint Laces by RattlerStrap ($14) guarantee that you're never for from a spark. Each lace contains a 1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. Just remove your laces and strike the tips with a steel edge and your good to go. The laces come in multiple lengths to accommodate any boot in your closet.
The Transporter Sync ($99) connects to your external hard drive and provides access to all of your files wherever you are. Just connect the Sync to your router and plug in any USB drive and in a few minutes your Mac or PC will find it on you network. When your away from your house you'll be able to access your files with your Apple or Android smartphone. The Transporter Sync is now available for pre-order and has an expected ship date of November 15th.
The Nike Woodside 2 Boots ($120) are Nike's modern take on a classic boot. The boot features a beautiful colorway that includes a brown water-resistant leather upper with an Olive rubber overlay to handle the rest of the elements. The waffled outsole was specifically made to help you keep your footing on any surface. A water-shield inner membrane adds an additional layer protection while the warm, soft interior lining keeps your feet comfortable under a multitude of conditions.
The Garmin Vivosmart ($170) may have hit the nail on the head. It's a combination fitness tracker plus smartwatch. When paired with your smartphone, it automatically vibrates and displays a message when you receive texts, emails, or calls. You can swipe the band to receive additional information. When not in use the band kind of looks like a Live Strong band with a blank screen. But when you tap the band the OLED screen comes to life to display your steps, distance traveled, calories burned, time and more. One of the coolest features is the inactivity reminder. If you haven't moved for over an hour the band will vibrate to let you know you need to get going. Once you've walked for a couple of minutes the timer will reset. This keeps your body's production of fat-burning enzymes at a healthy level. Additional features include a battery that will last up to 7 days and a 5 ATM (50 meters) water rating, so it's safe in the shower or pool.
We love the work of DP Customs, and they've done another great job with their new DP Customs Triumph Bonneville - Rusi ($TBA). This is the first Triumph they've worked on and it looks like they'll be getting requests for a bunch more. This bike features a custom tail section, 2 into 1 exhaust, tank and seat. Name brand components used include Brembo, Sudco, Progressive Suspension, Ballistic, ISR and Bitwell. This would be an awesome bike to own.
In total contrast to what the title suggests, Serenity ($6) is an action adventure movie with a bit of Sci-Fi thrown in. Written and directed by Josh Whedon and starring Nathan Filion, Gina Torres and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Serenity is the name of the ship on which the action takes place. The crew have to evade an assassin on board who has been sent to capture a passenger with telepathic abilities. This is a movie that fell under a lot of people's radars but guys in particular have given Serenity a cult status. If you loved the TV series Firefly, you'll love Serenity.