Altitude Pro boot from Hi-Tec
With summer season upon us many are planning hiking trips as we look forward to great weather following a brutal winter.
I tried out the new Altitude Pro RGS WP from Hi-Tec and discovered a great, waterproof hiking boot. It’s very comfortable and has a rugged yet modern style that most guys will like in a hiking boot. It features an abrasion resistant heel and toecap that protects against rough terrains, and it also has a Vibram rubber outsole that delivers great traction.
I tested the boots out on a short hike and came away impressed with the comfort and traction. With Father’s Day around the corner the boots can also be a great gift for the active person, or for someone looking for an excuse to become more active! That might be you as well, so check them out.
Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light
Having enough light is often an issue when you’re trying to get work done, whether it’s in your garage, basement, back yard or driveway. With the new Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light. you can have a flexible option that provides 360-degree lighting for large and small jobs, along with a reliable light source for power outages and outdoor events.
The Portable Tripod light is corded, cordless and rechargeable for maximum flexibility. You can adjust it in multiple ways to light up a large or small work area. It features three detachable cordless lights that easily slide off and offer a great option for smaller jobs while being perfect for tighter spaces.
With 45 watts of ultra-bright LEDs, the rechargeable light reaches up to 2400 lumens. The 90-degree adjustable hinges and 360° pivoting base allow for multi-directional positioning to cover larger areas.
Each separate light runs for up to 10 hours and features Lithium Ion technology to stay charged for up to 12 months. This makes it ideal as an emergency light source or for an outdoor activity where you don’t have an easy power source.
The portability is also a nice feature, as it’s lightweight with a convenient shoulder strap for easy carrying. The tripod stand collapses for easy transport and storage as well, so it’s easy to pack for your trip.
With Father’s Day around the corner, this can make a great gift for dad, while many of you will want to consider it for your garage as well.
Great Shirts from Alara
I’ve been upgrading my dress shirts lately, so I was happy to have the opportunity to try out two new shirts from AlaraShirt.com. I found two slim-fit shirts that looked great on the website – the Lavender grid slim fit shirt and the Navy – White pencil stripe slim fit shirt. The Lavender shirt has the grid pattern that’s been popular lately and the second shirt had a classic blue and white thin stripe look.
When I opened the package I was impressed right away with the colors, which were very vibrant, and the overall look of the shirts that reflected the high-end quality of the items. I’ve been moving towards more fitted shirts for years, and both shirts were very well constructed and fit perfectly. Of course, that means I’ll have to stick with the healthy eating habits and working routine I’ve been I’ve been trying, as these slim-fit styles are not forgiving!
Both shirts are made with two-ply Egyptian cotton with meticulous craftsmanship, including 18 fine stitches per inch ensuring durability, adjustable mittered barrel cuffs, ultra flexible removable collar stays, side gussets for style and strength and Alara’s exclusive unbreakable mother of pearl blend buttons. With each item, you also get Alara’s
15-day, no hassle free return policy.
The fitted shirts look fantastic with jeans or casual pants and of course under a blazer as well. You’ll find a wide variety of styles from trendier patterns to more classic looks.
If the slim-fit look isn’t for you and you prefer roomier shirts, those options are available as well with Alara. Keep that in mind, as well, if you’re shopping for anyone else. It also helps to have some variety in your closet. If you’re wearing an undershirt, you might want to choose some standard-cut shirts for work.
Both shirts we tried are competitively priced as are all the items on this website. Bullz-Eye readers will get an additional 10% off the sale prices listed on the site by using coupon code “alara10” at checkout.
Along with dress shorts, you can also check out AlaraShirt.com for quality sports shirts and new items have been added for Spring & Summer. With Father’s Day around the corner you can find some great gift ideas as well.
Product Review: Summer Running with Reebok
Reebok has been impressive lately with a slew of new offering for both the casual athlete (myself) and the more serious athletes out there. This summer, Reebok is unveiling a brand new running shoe called the ZJET. Like the way the jet engine blast is created by moving air from high to low pressure compartments, the ZJET enhances your running by moving trapped air in an underfoot current for maximum cushioning. Paired with extreme flexibility and Nanoweb upper construction for stability, the ZJET is the ultimate in maximum cushioning, providing unsurpassed comfort and quickness so you can jet up and down the open road. Some of the standout features include:
- Max Cushioning Speed Channels: Pressure changes created by your unique foot strike forces air from heel to toe, providing cushioning where you need it and resulting in a soft and responsive underfoot feel.
- Serious flexibility: Multiple flex grooves allow the foot to bend freely adding additional comfort and freedom of movement.
- Nanoweb uppers: Keeps your feet locked in, supported and centered on the platform.
We also appreciated the seamless upper that is super lightweight and provides a smooth and irritation-free fit.
Recently, we tested a pair of the new Reebox ZJETs and were impressed with the fresh look, crazy comfort and solid footing that they provide. The MSRP is $129.99, and you can check them out now at www.reebok.com.
Adidas unveils 2014 World Cup Battle Pack collection
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is less than a month away, and adidas has debuted a new collection of Battle Pack cleats just in time for the tournament. Featuring a cleat from the brand’s five silos — including Lionel Messi’s signature adizero F50, as well as the latest Predator, Nitrocharge, 11Pro and adizero F50 — each model comes in its own disruptive black and white pattern.
Every adidas player will wear the Battle Pack cleats during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, including Messi (Argentina), Mesut Özil (Germany), Dani Alves (Brazil), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Karim Benzema (France), Frank Lampard (England), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), Fernando Torres (Spain) and Jozy Altidore (USA).
“The black and white design is unlike anything I’ve seen on the field,” said US forward Altidore. “Wearing the same collection as every other adidas athlete at the World Cup makes me part of something bigger.”
The unique black and white design of the Battle Pack collection is inspired by the war paint of native warriors and features gold stripes representing the FIFA World Cup trophy. Alternatively, the Battle Pack version of Messi’s signature adizero F50 includes a blue and white pattern to celebrate the Argentina federation.
The adidas Battle Pack collection debuts on the field for the first time during the UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon on May 24. All five models are now available for pre-order exclusively at adidas.com and will hit stores beginning May 26.
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