The Selk’bag: A Wearable Sleeping Bag

The Selk’bag is a genius idea. How did I not know this existed? Sleeping bags always leave me with the feeling of being hopelessly trapped. Sleeping bags are confining and claustrophobic inducing. Sleeping bags kind of suck. The Selk’bag seems much more manageable. I hike a lot in Hawaii and plan to do some overnight hikes. Yes, Hawaii is a tropical island, however, high elevation areas like Mauna Kea and Heleakala can become very frigid. The Selk’bag might be just the thing that I’m looking for.

The Selk’bag is available for sale now and priced from $99.

Be The Alpha: T-Shirts for the Adventurer

Be The Alpha is a step away from the typical genre of T-Shirts that we feature here. These T-Shirts were designed for people who are outdoorsman, athletes, and adventure seekers. These T-Shirts are made for those of us who aspire to be alpha, to be the best that we can be physically and mentally. Steve Grod founded his brand in order to promote the message of Be The Alpha:

“I have always believed that life is meant to be enjoyed and experienced, to the fullest. I always felt that many people are not truly LIVING; they are merely existing. I believe in creating my own destiny and inventing my own future. The Be The Alpha brand represents a re-definition of what it means to Be The Alpha. Real Alphas embody a quiet confidence and not afraid to question the status quo. They stay true to themselves and celebrate authenticity and individuality.” -Steve Grod

Gros is no stranger to adventure, he is both a Brazilian Jiujitsu practitioner and a avid hiker, he has pursued the art of Jiujitsu in Japan and summited many high peaks, from Mt. Fuji in Japan to many of the high peaks of the Himalayas, including a two-week sojourn to Mt. Everest base camp in Nepal. Cool.

I myself am becoming quite the avid extreme hiker. This year along I have hiked to the highest peak on the island of Oahu (Mount Ka’ala) and have also traversed what is considered to the the most difficult trail on Oahu, the Bowman Trail to Bowman Terminus and Haiku Stairs. The later hike was an 11 hour / 12 mile adventure that I will never forget. Imagine walking along ridges whose width is just the size of a foot, as well as near vertical climbing with and without rope. I am definitely trying my best to Be The Alpha.

Be The Alpha T-Shirts are available now from their online shop for $20 a piece but you can save 10% of your order if you purchase two or more items – just remember to use the coupon code GET10 at checkout.

Unique LA Spotlight: TIMBER!

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

To kick things off I’d like to feature a brand that was started in 2006 by California designer Chad Eaton called TIMBER! Every shirt featured at TIMBER! is designed and screen printed by Eaton (I love the dedication). This brand has one of the more unique design niches since TIMBER! is all about lumberjack culture.

“TIMBER! is a t-shirt company based on a story about lumberjacks, their bosses (the top hat guys with an excessive hair curse.) and a bigfoot stuck between both their worlds.”

Eaton is currently at work on a fully illustrated book based on the TIMBER! universe so be on the look out for that. TIMBER! tees are priced from $18 to $32 and you can purchase them over at their ETSY shop.

You can find TIMBER! at Unique LA in Booth 270.




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