Outdoors

Beat the Heat with the Portacool Cyclone 140

Most summer days here in south Texas get hot enough that working in the garage or being outside is almost unbearable. I recently had the opportunity to test out the $999 Portacool Cyclone 140 in my own garage/golf cart shop. Texas was kind enough to give me a 103-degree day to start my review. Let’s take a look.

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HPBA Expo Comes to Nashville to Show Off the Latest and Greatest in Fireplace, Patio and BBQ Gear

The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association represents a global array of businesses that make their living selling products that depend on fire. I was lucky enough to score a pass to visit the expo for two days when the association’s annual convention came to Nashville, and I discovered that the industry is continuously innovating, especially when it comes to outdoor cooking.


The Braven Ready Elite Can Easily Handle the Great Outdoors

It’s hard to talk about pool parties and camping trips when many of us are still waiting on at least one more winter storm, but spring is coming — and gone are your excuses to stay inside. The Braven Ready Elite is ready for all of your upcoming outdoor adventures; it’s waterproof, shockproof, and it gives 12-hour battery life.



ECOXGEAR EcoLantern: 360º Waterproof Rugged Speaker & Lantern

If you enjoy spending time outdoors while barbecuing or camping, or if you simply find yourself suffering through periodic power outages, having a reliable LED lantern on hand makes sense. The ECOXGEAR EcoLantern gives you 360º sound as well as a 400 Lumens bi-directional light. It’s portable, versatile, and it will even charge your mobile phone.


Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. When you think of vaporizers, outdoor use and weather-friendliness might not be the first features you’d require. But if you’re interested in a vaporizer that can…


Roomba Creator Made This Awesome Robot That Pulls Weeds

Gardening is a fun task that requires hard work and dedication. But, for your garden to be a success, you must continuously water and plant, as well as pull those weeds, which is — admittedly — not so fun. In every garden, nasty and pesky weeds tend to rear their ugly heads. It’s only a matter of time before they become a nuisance.



Make Your Summer Great with a SunBriteTV

We are in grilling, swimming, and outside season. Never miss a game during a BBQ or neglect to watch a movie under the stars with SunBriteTV, the outdoor television. SunBriteTV is made to handle outdoor use and offers three levels of protection which can fit anyone’s needs and price range. 


BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity Gets Summer Going

BBQ season is once again upon us. School is out for the summer here in South Texas, and the grills have already been fired up. As you know, the most important part of a successful BBQ is the coals. The Chimney of Insanity by BBQ Dragon ($29.95) helps make the charcoal perfect, quickly and without the need for lighter fluid. 



Pelican Bottles Keep the Temps While on the Go

I spend a lot of time out and about whether travelling for games or out in the woods. Keeping drinks warm or cold is always an issue. A small ice chest is not always in the cards, so I usually turn to high quality drink ware. The Pelican TRAVBO32 bottle ($39.99) has proven its worth in my recent tests.