2021 Summer Gear Review
Adventure in the Okavango Delta with GreatSafaris.com
Ranger Ready Repellents
For Father’Day we’d like to make a practical and useful gift for dads who are excited to take the family out into the great outdoors. Fragrance is often a popular Father’s Day gift, but we’d like to suggest a fragrance that also will protect dad (and fam) from Vector-borne disease carried by mosquitos, ticks, and other pesky bugs – Ranger Ready Repellent.
The premium insect repellents include a safe and effective alternative to DEET that is available in an array of scents like Amber, Night Sky and Ranger Orange – all created by a master perfumer for a positive olfactory experience. The DEET-free, non-greasy bug repellent with two formulas: Picaridin 20% for body use and Permethrin 0.5% for clothing and gear. Ranger Ready is safe for everyday use and offers up to 12 hours of protection against mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects that potentially carry vector-borne disease. Apply regularly to clothing, camping gear, hiking gear, and more to keep your family bite-free.
RANGER READY P2 PAK™ PICARIDIN + PERMETHRIN TRIGGER SPRAY ($27.00)
The Ranger Ready P2 PAK ™ includes Ranger Ready Body-Worn Repellent with Picaridin 20% as well as Clothing-Worn Repellent with Permethrin 0.5% and contains NO DEET.
Permethrin 0.5% protects for up to 40 days or 5 washes, apply to clothing, tents, sleeping bags, dog beds, horse saddles, blankets, and other fabrics.
VARIETY SCENT 3 PACK ($49.00)
Scent Zero: When the best scent is none at all.
Night Sky Scent: Top notes of lavender and lemon compliment the sandalwood base, perfect protection for an evening out.
Ranger Orange Scent: Base notes of Bergamot, combined with Natural Orange, create a fresh scent.
RANGER READY CAMPING PAK ($14.00)
This travel size Ranger Ready Hiking & Camping Outdoor Adventure Pack will help you from the trail to the tent without weighing your backpack down.
Gregory keeps backpacks fresher, longer
US brand Gregory, one of the most iconic names in the outdoor industry, has launched this Spring 2021, two new backpacks featuring Polygiene Stays Fresh® technology from the Swedish firm. The Kalmia and Katmai are both designed for trekking and are set to be in high demand as many parts of the world open up following the lifting of Covid restrictions
Both backpacks feature Gregory’s ventilated FreeFloat 360 suspension system, which is engineered for stable, responsive support. Polygiene Stays Fresh technology is applied to the mesh that covers the entire suspension and is formulated to last for years of demanding use on the trail.
The validation of Polygiene came initially from Gregory’s extensive testing process and in-which all packs are sent to their headquarters for a post-mortem review, as Gregory Product Line Manager, Matt Connors explains below.
“Our testers will use these packs for weeks and months on places like the AT (Appalachian Trail) where the packs are constantly inundated with sweat and bacteria from the wearers body. By the time they get to us, they smell awful. It turns out that sweat odor is a chief complaint amongst our testers and for some, becomes reason enough to not want to wear the pack.” Connors continues, “it became clear that Polygiene had a commitment to science and helping us understand efficacy. What really impressed us was the data on safety, resource use, and potential benefits toward extending the life of the product.”
Gregory, who has a strong commitment to sustainability, opted to use Polygiene Stays Fresh technology to help extend the life of their products. The technology works by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria and stops the odor at the source, permanently. Therefore, as in the case for the Gregory testers, prevents a product from being prematurely discarded because it smells.
As well as allowing wearers to use the Kalmia (available in a women’s specific fit 50L or 60L) or the Katmai (available in a men’s specific fit 55L or 65L) for a greater length of time, the treatment also means the backpacks are more likely to be sold on into the thriving secondhand market, helping keep the products alive even longer.
Polygiene’s Commercial Director for the West Cost, Bobby Howell adds, “we couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with one, if not the leader in performance backpacks and feel strongly the extended life potential of these backpacks is crucial and a key USP for the end-consumer.”
For more details of the new Katmai and Kalmia from Gregory, visit www.gregorypacks.com/
About Gregory Mountain Products
For more than 40-years, Gregory Mountain Products, owned by Samsonite International S.A., has been the leader in expedition, backpacking, daypacks, and travel gear. World-renowned for fit, durability, and performance in all of its products, Gregory has won awards for its pack designs from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker, National Geographic, Popular Science and Men’s Journal. Responsible for many industry firsts in backpacking fit and design, the Gregory research and design team continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance.
As the world leader in stays fresh technologies, we want to change the way we view products – from fast consumables to durables. We treat clothes, accessories, home products, and textiles to help people stay fresh, wash less and let clothes and products live longer. Over 200 global premium brands have chosen to use the Polygiene brand with their products. With the wholly owned subsidiary Addmaster Holdings Limited, we now have the possibility to offer solutions for both soft and hard surfaces. Polygiene is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information: www.polygiene.com.
With multiple states across the country lifting more restrictions and mask mandates, Americans are preparing for the summer vacation of a lifetime. But after a year isolated at home, figuring out what to pack can be a challenge, especially when it comes to taking skin care essentials with you. Sacrificing your favorite products for a week or even longer can not only send your skin’s progress backwards but can ruin your post-pandemic vacation vibes.
FactorFive’s travel minis are a must-have this summer to keep your skin so smooth and nourished you’ll have an even bigger summer glow up. It contains their three-step skincare system in airplane-friendly sized packaging. The regenerative serum, anti-aging cream and eye/lash cream are all cruelty-free products with no harsh ingredients like parabens, DEA, phthalates, TEA, urea, mineral oils and sulfate detergents. All of the products contain ethically derived human stem cell growth factors to refresh and rejuvenate skin after a day spent in the sun.
BindBuddy: is a simple device that easily attaches to any bag or backpack strap and firmly holds any garment or soft goods (sweater, jacket, coat or other clothing layers) close and secure to your body at all times. This allows you to enjoy a hands-free commute, hike, walk or run. Whether you commute for work, travel for business or hike…. you likely know that space in your backpack is a premium. Now you don’t have to keep your jacket or sweater in your bag anymore taking up that valuable room! This hands-free device easily clips onto most backpacks and gym bag straps. It’s super light weighing in at only 51 grams and is very durable. It can carry and secure most soft-goods weighing up to 2.5lbs with its lightweight and durable nylon strap. That’s enough strength to carry even the heaviest of winter coats! For more information please visit: https://www.bindbuddy.com/
Rawlogy: How do you recover after a long plane or road trip, an awesome hike or miles of commuting? A massage would be nice at the end of each of these activities, right? Rawlogy is a company that makes amazingly cool cork massage balls and rollers which are great for sore, tired or tense muscles associated with traveling. You can even use them on the train, in the plane or automobile! These ultralight, eco-friendly, ethically produced, and travel-ready, cork massage balls and rollers offer a premium self-massage experience wherever you are. Whether you are at home or traveling….. Rawlogy allows users to relieve pain in those sor
e, tired, aching and or stressed muscles. For more information please visit: https://www.rawlogy.com/ (also available on Amazon)