Heybike, founded in 2021, is a relative newcomer to the electric bicycle market. They offer a variety of e-bike types, including commuter bikes, folding bikes, and fat tire bikes. The recently released Heybike Mars 2.0 is an upgraded version of their best-selling e-bike, the Heybike Mars.Read More
I recently received the HeyBike Ranger S foldable electric bike for review. I’m just beginning the process, but I’m already impressed. The bike is incredibly well-built, packed with features, and it’s a ton of fun. The review won’t be ready for a few weeks, but I wanted to tell you about the HeyBike Bikepacking Trip Sale that is currently running.
We recently reviewed the LiTime 100-Watt portable solar panel. The panel pairs well with the LiTime D320 Portable Power Station if you need portable power. The small power station is perfect for camping trips or power outages, keeping devices ready. Weighing in at just under 8 pounds, the D320 portable power station is highly mobile.
Kev and I have been bitten by the camping bug, as evidenced by our new off-road setup. We’ve got camp chairs, but on every excursion, one of us will mention how nice it would be to have a hammock along. We could buy a packable one, but a lot of times, strapping a hammock to a pair of trees is impossible, impractical, or not allowed, and most portable hammock bases are too large or too unstable for our needs. That’s why the anymaka portable hammock, available for the next 15 days on Kickstarter, appealed to me enough to back it.
The BLUETTI AC200MAX is a 2,048Wh, LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) power station that offers a continuous output capacity of 2,200 watts from its pure sine wave inverter (with up to a 4,800W surge capacity) and up to 16 ways to charge and run your gear. Whether you’re looking for a solution that will power your devices and small appliances when camping or during a blackout, or if you’re considering ways to power a small off-grid home, the expandable BLUETTI AC200MAX offers plenty of solutions to keep the power flowing.
ELECOM is a Japanese firm that makes peripherals for computers, including mice, trackballs, webcams, and headsets. They also make gaming-specific mice and keyboards. The ELECOM NESTOUT product line is a step in a different direction, namely outside.
Kev and I recently purchased a travel trailer that can be pulled behind his Toyota Tacoma or my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Part of the fun of planning your first big camping adventure is making sure that you have all the necessary gear to go off-grid for days at a time, which is why the offer to review the ICECO VL60 couldn’t have come at a better time. The VL60 is a heavy-duty metal dual-zone refrigerator and/or freezer powered by a Danfoss SECOP compressor that can be used in multiple outdoor and indoor scenarios. Let’s take a look.
We had an awesome July 4th Party, but when it was over, my wife Raina and I couldn’t believe how much wasteful packaging everything we bought came in. Then, to make matters worse, we put leftovers in single-use plastic bags. I realized there has to be a better way. And Smelly Proof reusable storage bags just might be part of the solution.
Anker has recently upped their game with larger portable power stations with their Solix products. Solix has recently released several battery options and some new Anker products. A large assortment of these devices are heavily discounted for Amazon’s Prime Day sale, and the deals are worth checking out.
I love a good pocket knife; they’re handy for all sorts of things, from carving up fruit to whittling a little figure to just opening packages more efficiently. A good knife keeps a sharp edge, is comfortable to carry, and can be easily used and put away in multiple situations. Is the Tactica K.100 Pocket Knife a solid daily carry? Read on to find out!
Solar has become an important option in today’s power needs, especially while using battery generators, being off-grid outdoors, or dealing with a natural disaster. For outdoor enthusiasts, a portable power option is often the best choice. I prefer solar options that travel well, and the LiTime 100-Watt Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel checks all of the boxes.
The Bote Highwater Hitchhiker is a new product in the brand’s line of waterproof bags and packs. Measuring 7″ wide by 4″ high and 2.2″ deep, it is the smallest bag in their line-up; it is perfect for carrying most phones and can easily also accommodate your wallet, glasses, keys, and whatever else is in your pockets that you wish to keep dry while enjoying your favorite watersport.
I rode my first e-bike less than two years ago. I quickly wanted more speed, more torque, and more range. But I quickly realized that bike helmets don’t offer enough protection at higher speeds. Thankfully, the creatives behind the Virgo e-bike helmet thought similarly and have created a new type of safety helmet specifically designed for the higher speeds of electric bikes.