Fall Gear Guide: Travel and Lifestyle

Self Employed Shoes

This is the last of the Fall Gear Guides for 2011. But the products and gear in this guide are just as capable to handle anything that winter can throw at them. The products here will make your traveling not just more enjoyable, but also weary free. Also the clothing is both fashionable yet functional, this being a must when traveling. As always we would love to hear what you have to say about the products and information here. And now bring on winter!

Freewaters Self Employed

As autumn fades and the winter cold bites at our ankles, we must accept that the sandals we have worn everyday for the last six months must be put aside for a while. If you are refusing to compromise our casual lifestyle, The Freewaters’ Self Employed is the shoe for you. Also they have Incorporated the “GREENNINJA” design in them. Off there website it states: “Eco is not something we claim, it is something we just do, quietly and strategically (like a good ninja). Rather than designate one or two eco styles, we have incorporated progressive green materials through-out the line while maintaining the strictest standards of performance and durability.”


Shell: Natural Felted Wool and Premium Japanese Microsued: solvent free and vegan friendly.

Liner: Removable and washable design with snap heel closure and toe velcro to secure. Furry collar can be popped up for extra warmth, insulated ‘sleeping bag’ construction.

Footbed: Toasty warm super soft wool.

Midsole: 3-D molded ergonomic insert with arch support and heel cup. sits over a lightweight EVA foam layer.

Outsole: non-marking recycled eco-rubber is nice on your hardwood floors and secure on your wood stairs.

Weight: 8.7 oz

Habitat: indoor/outdoor

MSRP: $80.00


Mountain Khakis Shirt and Pants

TF_Swatch1_PinePlaidM's Teton Flannel Shirt

If you are going out on the town or to work the Teton Fannel is a great shirt. Match it up with the Original Mountain Jeans to be comfortable all day long. The Fannel has a soft feel and a great look. It has to chest pockets and the drop tail back hem.


6.5oz, 100% Cotton Yarn-Dye Flannel


2 Chevron Chest Pockets

Antique Nickel-Reinforced Buttons

Traditional Back Yoke

Drop Tail Hem

Embroidered Logo Treatment on Back Right Shoulder

Casual Fit

• MSRP: $79.95

• http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/men/shirts-and-sweaters/ms-teton-flannel-shirt.cfm

OMJ_Swatch2_DarkIndigoM's Original Mountain Jean

The jeans are both rugged and refined. With the classic 5-pocket style and custom MK fit, these high quality pants are redefining what it means to wear ‘jeans’. Action gusset, triple-stitched and rivet-reinforced stress points.


10.8oz, 100% Cotton Denim

New: Custom MK Fit

New: Back Pocket Design Treatment

Custom Embossed Leather Bison Patch

Classic 5-Pocket Jean Style

Embroidered Chain Stitch Logo on Coin Pocket

Diamond-Shaped Action Gusset


Rivet-Reinforced Stress Points

Triple-Stitched Seams


Mid-Rise, Relaxed Fit

• MSRP: $83.95

• http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/men/pants/ms-original-mountain-jean.cfm


Howler Brothers Loggerhead Longsleeve

The Loggerhead Longsleeve keeps you dry and protected from the sun with its 100% polyester and all day UPF 45 with no need to reapply. Features include a two-button henley collar, large tonal howler monkey at the left chest, thumb holes at cuffs, and mini stash pocket at the right rear lined with sunglass cleaning ­­­­­­­­­­microfiber.


Wicking and quick dry 100% Polyester

Certified UPF 45

Stash pocket at lower back lined with sunglass-cleaning microfiber

Contrast taping at side vents

Coconut buttons

Thumb holes at cuffs

2-button Henley collar

Tonal Howler monkey icon at left chest

Regular fit

• MSRP: $65.00

• http://howlerbros.com/products/loggerhead-longsleeve/


stormlogicExofficio Storm Logic Jacket

“Jacket to pillow before take-off.” What does this mean? This is the first thing you will read about this jacket on Exofficio.com. The jacket comes with a built in stuff sack that transforms the jacket into a travel pillow. ALso the jacket has a pocket for everything you need from passport to … This jacket is truly a must have for anyone that travels. The Jacket shell is a 20 denier ripstop polyester that’s treated with DWR. Insulated with PrimaLoft One, which absorbs 3x less water, is 14% warmer when dry and 24% warmer when wet than the competitive insulation.


• Built-in stuff sack allows jacket to roll into adjustable travel pillow

• Microfleece-lined collar

• Lined chin flap to prevent zipper from rubbing

• Vertical front zippered security pocket

• Microfleece-lined security zip hand pockets

• Bungee cinch on bottom hem

• Internal travel pocket system

• Durable 20 Denier ripstop nylon shell

• Primaloft One insulation is warm even when wet

• Treated with Durable Water Repellant (DWR) for water and stain resistance

• Quick drying

• High warmth to weight

• Windproof

• Convertible

• Sizes: M-XXL

• MSRP: $120-$180

• http://www.exofficio.com/products/details/mens-storm-logic-jacket



jarheadAlpha Industries Jarhead

A sleek fitting lightweight jacket - - perfect for autumn outdoor adventures. A lightweight nylon shell is perfect to keep you warm before the winter chill sets in.


• 100% nylon outershell, with ribbed cotton trim on cuffs, hood and waistband

• Super soft jersey cotton lining

• 2 Upper and 2 lower pockets on front

• Slimmer diameter arm holes provide sleek style without adding a bulky look

• Hood comes with pull drawstring

• MSRP: $132.00

• http://www.alphaindustries.com//Mens-Casual-Outerwear/Alpha-Industries-Jarhead.asp



TTW2Tilley TEC-Wool Hat

A great and stylish hat to wear around town, keeping you comfortable with discreet tuckaway ear warmers. It is guaranteed for life and is insured against loss.The fabric is from Schoeller Technologies and is called C-Change. It offers temperature control’ comfort, keeping you war in the cold weather and cooler when your temprerature starts to climb.


Guaranteed for life not to wear out

Insured against loss

Excellent sun protection, rated UPF 50+

C-Change™ technology for 'temperature control' comfort

Unique tuckaway earwarmers

Treated for rain and snow repellency

Secret pocket

4-page Owner's Manual

Crushable and packable

Dry cleanable

Medium brim

Brim size: Front: 2 5/8" and Back: 2 3/4" Sides: 2 1/8"

Weighs 4.8 ounces

• MSRP: $99.00

• http://www.tilley.com/Tilley-TTW2-Tec-Wool-Hat.aspx



Retro-Enviro-Mid-WPHi-Tec Men’s Retro Enviro WP

The Retro Enviro Mid WPis not just a great boot to use in the outdoors, it is also made with the outdoors in mind. The Retro Enviro Mid WP is a light hiker that features a 50% post-consumer lining, a removable CMEVA footbed and a carbon rubber outsole which are both made of recycled content. The retro style is callback to earlier hiking roots and will keep you looking good on your all-day adventures.


• Waterproof, low chrome, full grain leather

• Upper lining, utilises 50% post consomer waste

• Removable CMEVA footbed with recycyled content

• Carbon rubberoutsole with recycled content

• MSRP: $120.00

• http://www.hi-tec.com/us/products/mens-lifestyle/881-4051/retro-enviro-mid-wp/


swiss_spartanVictorinox Swiss Army Hardwood Series

We have all seen a Swiss Army knife and many of us own one, but probably not as beautiful as the Hardware Series. No the popular SwissChamp, Spartan, and Huntsman models are now available with Hardwood handles. Color and grain patterns in these beautiful knife handles are each unique with natural beauty.



1. Large Blade

2. Small Blade

3. Corkscrew

4. Can Opener with

5. –Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws)

6. Bottle Opener with

7. –Large Screwdriver

8. –Wire Stripper

swiss_huntsman9. Reamer

10. Key Ring

11. Tweezers

12. Toothpick



(the above in addition to the following)

13. Scissors

14. Multi-purpose Hool (Parcel Carrier)

15. Wood Saw



(all of the above in addition to the following)

16. Fish Scaler with

17. –Hook Disgorger

18. –Ruler(in/cm)

19. Nail File with

20. –Nail Cleaner

21. –Metal File

22. –Metal Saw

23. Fine Screwdriver

24. Chisel/Scraper

25. Pliers with

26. –Wire Cutter

27. –Wire Crimper

28. Phillips Screwdriver

29. Magnifying Lens

30. Pressurized Ball Point Pen

31. Straight Pin

32. Patented Mini-screwdriver

33. Sewing Eye

Price: $112.50

Photo-Sport-1Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW

Lowepro unveils an ultra-lightweight, high-performance backpack design, purpose built for adventure-sport athletes who like to go fast and light with their essentials and camera gear. “Our new Photo Sport AW backpacks are ideal for people who like to mountain bike, trail run, snowboard and take photos while they enjoy the great outdoors,” said Treg Tyler, Lowepro worldwide director of marketing. “We think adventure-sport athletes will appreciate the light weight, innovative design details and freedom these backpacks offer,” he added.The lower compartment of the pack includes Lowepro’s patent-pending Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber™ to protect camera gear in a padded and secure compartment and help prevent bouncing while an athlete-photographer is in motion. A zippered, side-access pocket allows the wearer to quickly rotate the pack to the front, unzip, un-cinch and access his or her camera to capture an ideal vista or moment.


Exterior: 10.6W x 6.7D x 19.3H in.

27 x 17 x 49 cm

Interior Camera Chamber: 7.7W x 3.5D x 9.1H in.

19.5 x 9.0 x 23.0 cm

Toploading Compartment: 13.9 liters

Weight: 2.9 lbs / 1.3 kg

Fits: Pro DSLR without grip with lens attached; flash; hydration reservoir (not included); personal items like a hat, light jacket, trekking or ski poles, snack, cell phone, keys, etc.

MSRP: $199.99


Apres_BlackLimeBurstNative Apres

The Apres polarized interchangeable sunglasses are an all-around great pair of sunglasses that can be worn before, during and after sports. These glasses provide supreme protection from the sun and  the elements. The Snap-Back Interchange lens system enable you to switch lenses to ensure that you have the right protection for a variety of light conditions and activities.


• Single Snap-Back™ Interchangeable Lens System

Eyebrow Venting

Cam Action Hinges

Rhyno-Tuff® Air Frames

Venting, Cushionol™

Mastoid Temple Grip™

Anti-Ocular Intrusion System®

MSRP: $109 - $129


magellan710Magellan's eXplorist 710

The eXplorist 710 handheld GPS has been designed to be the ultimate outdoor navigation devices, whether users are on the trails, in the mountains, or off shore. Theis GPS can guide you from your front door to the trailhead. Also with the addition of Navionics’ highly detailed marine and lake charts will enable boaters and fishermen to rely on the eXplorist as their primary navigation device while on the water. Magellan now has a huge catalog of premium digital maps that can help eXplorist users navigate to just about anywhere on the planet. The eXplorist 710 also works with DigitalGlobe's satellite and aerial imagery. Satellite and aerial imagery are powerful and advantageous tools in the outdoors. Geocachers may spot obvious obstacles to avoid or trails to aid in reaching hidden treasures safer and faster.


• Core Outdoor Navigation Rugged and waterproof, the eXplorist combines high sensitivity GPS reception with aesthetic mapping and accurate navigation.

Experience Recording Integrated 3.2 mega-pixel camera, microphone, and speaker enables outdoor enthusiasts to record geo-referenced images and voice notes.

Superior Maps with 3D Perspective View

3.0" Touch Screen and Button Controls

3-axis Electronic Compass & Barometric Altimeter

Paperless Geocaching

16 Hours of Battery Life Powered by two AA batteries

OneTouch™ Menu Magellan's award winning OneTouch™ favorites menu is now on our handheld devices. It provides instant access to bookmarks of favorite places.

World Edition Pre-loaded Map

Summit Series USA

City Series

Navionics® Map Compatibility

MSRP: $549.99


BD126XBriggs & Riley Exchange 26 Duffle Bag

Two bags in one—easily convert our Exchange Duffle into a backpack with our quick-convert backpack suspension.  Simply zip-away the back panel for access to padded backpack harness with sternum strap. One smart bag.


Zip-away back panel gives access to padded backpack harness with sternum strap for convenient "hands free” carrying

Easy pack main compartment

Quick access side pocket, exterior side pocket convenient for separating smaller accessories

Removable comfort-flex shoulder strap with pad included

Zip expansion provides 3" of additional packing space upon demand

Simple as that® lifetime warranty even covers airline damage—same as all Briggs & Riley bags

Dimensions: 10" x 26" x 12" / 25.4 x 66.0 x 30.5 cm

Weight: 3.1 lbs / 1.4 kg

MSRP: $160.00


trekr_flatLunatec Trekr

Trekr is a camping washcloth that you never need to wash because it rinses clean every time you use it. The nylon doesn’t absorb water so it dries fast and that keeps it from getting smelly. The weave gives it a great exfoliating texture and makes it lather up good. It has an attached elastic loop that serves as its own compression strap so you can roll it up for storage. You could be covered in mud and Trekr will still be clean after cleaning you.


• Quick Drying - Drip dries in minutes.

• Exfoliating - Lathers great and leaves your skin feeling smooth and clean like you had just left the spa.

• Low Maintenance - Never needs washing because it rinses clean every time you use it.

• Odor Resistant - Open weave of non-absorbent fibers in conjunction with rapid drying properties prevents odors.

• Durable - Made out of woven Nylon fibers.

• Compact - 75% smaller than the size of a traditional washcloth, Trekr takes virtually no space and is lightweight.

• Dimensions: 27cm x 27cm

• Weight: 9g

• Material: 100% Nylon

• Dry Time: About 15 minutes

• MSRP: $4.25