MH Guide To Gear 2016: The Outdoor Adventure Edition
If you love the outdoors, then you’ll love the 2016 edition of the Men's Health Guide To Gear- it consists of the latest and greatest must-haves for every adventure. You’ll wonder how you ever survived without them!
December 20, 2016
Survival Situation Even seasoned outdoorsmen can be caught off guard by nature's wild unpredictability. Packing these key pieces of gear can greatly increase your odds of getting out alive! Swedish Fireknife So you’ve got sometwigs and branchesbut know nuts aboutstarting fires? Luckilythis colourful outdoorstudy knife comeswith a fire starterin its handle.PRICE: $57, www.lightmyfire.com Leatherman Wave Full Size Tools Want to cut wires, sawbranches, stab bearsand open beers all withone tool? With largerknives and all-lockingblades, this multi-tooldoes the job.PRICE:$181.90, www.isetan.com.sg Big Agnes Krumholtz UL2 mtnGLO Welcome to the futureof camping trips. Thishigh-tech tent comeswith an interior fan, a7-watt solar-poweredUSB charger and LEDlights stitched into theseams. The 2.7-sq-mfloor is right inthe sweet spot fortwo-men tents, andthe 99cm ceiling ishigher than mosttents in its class.PRICE:$900, www.bigagnes.com LifeStraw Personal Straw Water Filter If you ever feel likehaving 1,000 litres ofbacteria-free waterin your pocket atyour disposal (thatweighs only 54g),this water-filter straw isperfect for you.PRICE:$48.37, www.touratech.com.sg Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro This impressivegadget is a flashlight,power bank andwireless speaker allrolled into one ruggedpackage about the sizeof a Red Bull can.Illumination comes inthree different modes:flashlight, lamp andemergency beacon.PRICE:$111, www.outdoortechnology.com BONUS! Why You Should Check Out... Surabaya This is your gateway city to the breathtaking Bromo TenggerSemeru National Park – a mountainous area with two activevolcanoes (Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, Java’s tallest peak)rising out of a sea of sand. Caution is required.Learn more atwww.tigerair.com Dress Smart When you're in the great outdoors, safety and comfort must come first. This list will keep you confident as you traverse rocks and through water. Matador Pocket Blanket This picnic blanket is water repellant, puncture resistant and can sit 2-4 people (160cm by 110cm), but folds compact enough to fit into one of your pockets. Plus, it has weighted corners so the wind can't blow it around.PRICE: $42, www.matadorup.com Fitbit Charge 2 Don't just watch your steps when hiking — track them! This fitness tracker comes packed with goodies like a built-in heart rate monitor, automatic workout detection, long battery life, a solid app and, most importantly, a clock face.PRICE:$248, www.fitbit.com Arc'teryx Bora 2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots These footwear are designed to work with interchangeable liners (which, on their own, can double as camping slip-ons) to carry you from summery hikes to wintry treks. Vibram helped design an outsole that offers optimum support, durability and grip.PRICE:$445, www.arcteryx.com Oakley Latch Hang these shades from your collar and tiny clips hidden inside the temples clamp down hard on your shirt. Now when you lean over a stream to filter water into your bottle, your sunglasses won't tumble off into the current.PRICE:$250, www.zalora.sg Invisaband Mosquito Repellent Bracelet This wrist strap promises to repel mozzies from your personal space by slowly releasing the active natural ingredient geraniol over the course of its 120-hour lifespan.PRICE:$35, www.invisaband.com Eddie Bauer Flying Squirrel The zipperless design on this sleeping bag sheds even more mass on an already lightweight sleep sack, and yet packs insulation rated to 4.4 deg C. For colder camps, you can use this as an inner bag.PRICE:$415, www.eddiebauer.com Mission Workshop Arkiv Rails and lash points allow the base model to be tricked out with add-ons to protect your carry-on gear. It's more travel sidekick than stash sack — perfect for your urban exploration.PRICE:From $326, www.missionworkshop.com Crosspoint Waterproof Socks These are composed of 3 layers that strive to keep your feet dry, while wicking away sweat and keeping water out. Anti-bacterial liners help keep your feet healthy and reduce foul odours.PRICE:US$35, www.showerspass.com BONUS! Why You Should Check Out... Cebu The oldest city in the Philippines has a rich religious and historical heritage, with relics dating back to the 16th century. The beaches at Mactan and Olango are perfect for snorkelling and bird watching, while Mount Busay offers sweeping views of the city.Learn more at www.tigerair.com Chart Your Way The ability to orient yourself in the wild can save your life. Equip yourself with these gadgets (alongside an up-to-date paper map, just in case!) American Red Cross Blackout Buddy H2O This emergency torchlight provides illumination when all else is lost. It powers up using a water-activated magnesium-oxide battery, giving up to 72 hours of continuous illumination, and is safe to use even when submerged in water.PRICE:$23, www.amazon.com Polar M600 This sporty smart watch is perfect for adventurers. It comes with built-in GPS, measures your heart rate, tracks your sleeping patterns, and can survive underwater.PRICE:$569, www.polar.com Trinity Portable Wind Turbine Power Station Keep your navigation tech charged with this portable wind turbine. It weighs under 1kg, and when fully juiced up, can recharge an iPhone 16 times. It works in wind speeds as low as 4kmh — enough to make leaves rustle and create water ripples.PRICE:$513, www.janulus.com Luci Outdoor 2.0 Inflatable Solar Light This collapses into a disc so you can hang it on your backpack for daylight to keep it charged. Come nightfall, it inflates into a waterproof LED lantern, which features a flashing mode to signal for help.PRICE:$36, www.mpowerd.com X-Cap Light Up Hat A snug beanie fitted with a removable USB-charged head lamp will keep your head warm and wits intact, as you use one of its four strengths of illumination to move about after dark.PRICE:$45, www.store.moma.org Eton Scorpion It's got everything you need for an emergency — radio, flashlight, phone charger, and bottle opener. Solar panels keep this device charged, but in the event you run out of juice in the middle of the night, just use the hand crank to power it up again.PRICE:$107, www.amazon.com Garmin Monterra This rugged, waterproof GPS mapping powerhouse will solve all your navigational needs. It comes with high-sensitivity GPS, 3D maps and a touchscreen that's still readable in the sun.PRICE:$755, www.buy.garmin.com Mod Tablet 3 This handsome case organises all the stuff you'll need to see you through transit. There are 10 pockets for your tablet, phone, passport, cards, and currency: 5 slots for cords, pens, notebooks and in-ear headphones; a magnetic dock for interchangeable inserts; plus a Tile Original tracking device.PRICE:$485, www.thisisground.com BONUS! Why You Should Check Out... Ipoh The gateway to Cameron Highlands has good food and hidden treasures for you to discover. The Sam Poh Tong Temple is said to be the biggest cave temple in the country, showcasing exquisite Buddha statues among stalacities and stalagmites, and excellent views of the city.Search for flights at www.tigerair.com For The Record Travel memories are some of your most precious possessions. Use these tools to help you reminisce that extraordinary adventure you just had. The Adventure Log These 48-page notebooks come in packs of 3, and feature an organisational system for jotting down location, date, trip conditions and your thoughts — helping you keep a viscerally satisfying handwritten record of all those amazing trips.PRICE:$17, www.wordnotebooks.com Machine Era Pen This pricey bugger could be the only pen you'll ever need in a lifetime. It's machined from solid stainless steel, with a threaded cap to guard against ink leaks. A Pilot G2 cartridge comes included, but the hand-polished case will house any standard-sized Uni-Ball refills.PRICE:$83, www.machine-era.com Exolens With Optics By Zeiss Wide-Angle Lens Kit This pro-level iPhoneattachment isyour smartphone’sequivalent of the18mm landscape lensfor DSLR cameras.It’s designed to retainsharpness and colouraccuracy withoutintroducing distortions.The lens coating boostsphoto contrast, and thestructure features amount for standardtripods alongside acold-shoe mount forother accessories.PRICE:$349, www.apple.comsg Nikon KeyMission 360 The big feature ofNikon’s flagship action camera (which iswaterproof, shockproofand freezeproof) isits ability to capture360-degree videos in4K resolution (and stillsup to 30 megapixels) –meaning you’ll have oneheck of a panorama toshow from your skydive.PRICE:$739, www.nikon.com.sg CMRA This Apple Watch strapsports two cameras(outward-facing 8MP;self-facing 2MP) to letyou capture HD photosand videos with yoursmartwatch, with 8GBof memory to store it all.PRICE: $346, www.getcmra.com Ultimate Ears UE Roll 2 The wireless speakerlets you put asoundtrack to youradventures, evenunderwater up to ametre deep. It offersnine hours of batterylife and 33m ofBluetooth range,while adding a measly330g to your backpack.And it comes with aninflatable floatie.PRICE:$149, www.apple.com Apple iPhone 7 Plus While this iPhoneboasts the best batterylife and performance todate, the real advanceis the “portrait” modesitting in the cameramenu. It leverages thetwo cameras of the7 Plus to create theblurred background –the so-called “bokeh”effect – pros oftenuse for portraitsand still-life shots.PRICE:From $1,248, www.apple.com BONUS! Why You Should Check Out... Chiang Mai Situated in northern Thailand, the land of ancient temples is a worldaway from the fast-paced capital city of Bangkok. Surrounded bymountains and lush countryside, its isolation until the 1920s helped keepits historical monuments and distinctive charm intact.Learn more atwww.tigerair.com
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