Sometimes the little things make a big difference. Our accessories are the little things we've made for trail life that get people saying "Dude, that's cool. I want one!" Whether it involves getting a fire started, making camp life easier, or generally making you more comfortable... we probably have something for the job.
Whether you're concerned about hanging your backpacking food to keep it away from mice or bears, you'll need to weight the end of your line for that toss up through the branches. After years of trying to securely tie rocks to the sharp end, we started making experimental throw bags. The RockIt is the best one out there.
We start with rugged 300 denier, PU-coated diamond ripstop fabric, then finish every hem by securing the cut edge under a double-rolled edge. Mitered corners on the top flap create a passage and secure attachment for the line. The hook and loop closure keeps things closed whether in your pack or in the sky. We form pocket tucks on the bottom to form a three-dimensional shape that happily swallows the palm-sized weight of your choice. 45 feet of high-tech 250-pound sleeved Spectra cordage is good insurance for your food hang. Finished weight is 1.02 oz.
Our Seat Belt is designed for anyone who finds themselves wishing for some seated back support on the trail... if you've ever found yourself casting a glance around for a tree trunk or a rock formation curved just right, this thing could be your ticket. When people first see one of these they usually seem to arch a quizzical eyebrow and grin... then when they try it out, BOTH eyebrows arch & the jaw drops a bit, "This is actually really comfortable!"
It's designed to spread support over a broad area of your back by leaning against the strap. The high and low strap are immediately backed with a semi-rigid sheet to disperse any pressure points, and 3/8" foam gives you some padding. You can adjust the strap to any length, but most people seem to start by wearing it over the knees. Of course, you can use it on one knee, or even loosen the strap far enough to use your feet as the counterbalance.
Even better, the Seat Belt works great as a simple sit pad if you find a soggy log that looks otherwise comfortable, or perhaps you find yourself wishing for a bit of cushion on your canoe seat. (We've even wrapped the strap around a gunwale of the canoe for some lazy evening paddling!) As for hitting the trail, the Seat Belt makes a great compression panel or pack lid... we just set the padded part on top or bottom, wrap the strap around the other end, and cinch (awesome for holding a water bladder firmly in place on top of your pack).
400D x 300D Nylon/Poly Diamond Ripstop
Color: Chili Dirt
[The Seat Belt is the red & brown assembly on the gray pack pictured. Pack not included. Check out the Youtube video!]
I always used to pull my hand part-way out of a mitten so I could warm up my thumb with the rest of my hand, and I met a ton of people who did the same. Doesn't that seem ridiculous? Why not make a mitt that works in a normal worn position? The webbed design of my patent-pending PeninsulMItt thumb keeps your thumb in the same chamber as the rest of your hand, which allows your whole hand to warm the thumb pocket.
All other mittens isolate your thumb from the rest of your hand; your fingers get a boost of warmth from their adjoining members, but the thumb is stuck way out on its own, as cold wind whistles through the gap between your thumb and hand. Our thumb pocket enables full range of motion within the PeninsulMItt, so you can fully spread your hand for grip... or nestle your thumb right next to the rest of your hand.
The PeninsulMItt also allows markedly better dexterity than pre-existing insulated handwear. In addition to the thumb pocket that allows full extension of your thumb, there's an extended pocket for your pinky finger. You can fully spread your hand within the PeninsulMItt, which translates to surprisingly great dexterity... your hand can actually work the way it's designed to work.
The first PeninsulMItts use Climashield Apex insulation in complementary combinations. Our standard mitt uses 4-ounce Climashield on the back of the hand that's faced with fleece, and the palm uses 3.3 ounce Climashield with a double-thickness of fleece. The dual layer of fleece on the palm compensates for compression of insulation as you grip something, such as a ski pole or ice axe. The shell is water-resistant Epic by Nextec, which gives great breathability and weather protection.
Our super-warm mitt uses 7.5 ounce Climashield on the back and 5 ounce on the palm, shelled with 3-ply pro shell waterproof-breathable fabric.