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For the perfect practice range grab-and-go golf bag, look no further than the Mulholland Endurance Sunday Bag.  Well tailored and lean, this classic provides everything you need.  Features a loop divider to separate irons and woods, has a zippered compartment for a rain jacket, and smaller compartments for balls and tees.  Even comes with a detachable rain hood which doubles as a travel pack.  All you need is right here.  Perfect.  $505 BUY

January 28, 2009 at 5:00 am

powerplantThe HYmini power plant will charge your cell phone, PDA or digital camera using only the greenest energy sources; wind and solar.  The most innovative use of the wind charger is attaching to your body or backpack on the slopes to keep your MP3 player going all day.  The wind generator only needs 9 mph winds to charge, and the solar charger of course can charge even in cloudy weather.  Hand crank charger included as well – just in case the weather isn’t cooperating.  $75 BUY

January 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Boule PetanqueThe ancient Greeks are the first recorded in history to begin tossing coins as far as they could.  The Romans came along and updated the game by giving it a target.  Today, in the south of France, Petanque is played – with a chilled glass of wine in hand.  Easy to play, simply toss the small ball about 35 yards on clay or grass.  Then alternate trying to toss the big balls as close to the small one as possible.  You can knock others out – and closest gets 1 point.  If you have two closest you get 2 points.  More on the rules here.  Easy enough, and still enjoyed after thousands of years. Polished alloy set of six, comes with canvas carrying case.  $50 BUY

January 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

Warmest Parka in the WorldLooking for the warmest piece of clothing in the world?  Here it is.  The North Face’s Himalayan Suit is designed for Everest, K2…and anything close to them. It’s all down, in fact 800 fill goosedown on the body and 700 on the limbs.  Internal water bottle pockets, drop seat construction (wouldn’t want to have take the whole thing off when you have to go) and internal suspenders.  If you’re cold in this, you should probably either see a doctor or start hiking down.  $1,000 BUY

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November 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay, California has become the most watched surf contest in the world.  Covered now by NBC Sports, the purse is impressive – and it should be for riding 50 foot waves.  Surfers around the world get 24 hour notice to be at the wave at the first horn.  Invite only for contestants, but the Official Mavericks Surf Company does send out two boats and sells tickets.  If you’re not on the boat you’re stuck two miles back on shore.  Photo above was taken from the boat with no zoom lens.  See this the right way and do it at least once.  Well worth the $300 ticket.  $300 BUY

November 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Ambient has been making some pretty tech savvy gadgets – and we’re fans. The Scorecast monitors baseball game scores, team schedules, and division standings. Scores update every half inning and extra-inning plays are included. Runs, hit, errors – all included. You can even use the toggle button to switch to other games. Perfect for somewhere with no access to a computer – or if you don’t want ESPN.com open on your desktop all day. No PC or internet connection required. From what we’ve seen – no subscription required – just plug it in and customize your team preferences. Possible locations beyond desk? Kitchen, locker, boat, bedside table, bathroom…. Football Scorecast also available. $100. BUY

April 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Chouinard Surfboard

Fletcher Chouinard shapes some of the strongest and most advanced surfboards available on the market. Made of epoxy, spruce and hemlock, these boards are nine times stronger than the average fiberglass board. The nose of the HP Longboard is made for walking it, and the tail is designed for easy movement. A great board for all levels. Custom sized. The best. Around $900.

March 18, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Fear not the beaches of South Africa, Australia or Northern California. Attach Shark Shield FREEDOM7 to your surfboard as a leash, to SCUBA equipment, or to a snorkel – and you will be surrounded by a protective field of electrodes. The emitted frequency goes straight to the Ampullae of Lorenzini (previously known as a “shark snout”) sending sharks into seizures, while ensuring you make it back to shore. Think of the $645 pricetag as $1 per stitch you might need without this.

February 23, 2008 at 10:25 am


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