Products: First look
Buff gets ready for summer
Outdoor headwear specialist Buff has introduced four new products in its High UV Protection range in preparation for the summer months.
Buff’s High UV Protection headwear is designed to keep users cool and protected from UV rays, which are more common in the summer months. High UV Protection Buff is a seamless tubular garment made using Coolmax Extreme to offer fast wicking and moisture absorption, improved comfort and at least 95 per cent protection from UV rays. Simply by twisting, turning or tying it into a pirate, saharaine, foulard or scarf, a High UV Protection Buff can provide sun protection to the face, head and neck. High UV Protection Buff is also available in a special collection called The Angler Series with prints and patterns designed to appeal to fishermen and anglers.
Visor Buff is also made with a seamless tube of Coolmax Extreme but with the addition of a neoprene peak to better shade the eyes in bright sunshine. Visor Buff can also be worn in a multitude of ways and blocks 95 per cent of UV rays while offering excellent comfort and breathability and has the additional advantage of being able to ‘flip up’ the neoprene peak which makes it perfect for use when playing summer sports or taking photographs.
Visor Buff Evo2 is ultra-light and fully reversible, with a neoprene peak and a draw string at the rear which means it will perfectly fit the head whilst offering a greater level of comfort and sun protection than traditional caps. Made with a double layer of Coolmax Extreme fabric, it offers excellent moisture transpiration plus at least 98 per cent protection from UV rays. Headband Buff uses a double layer of Coolmax Extreme to make it perfect for running and adventure sports. It is available in 20 designs. www.buffwear.co.uk
Mammut’s app for that
Mountain sport clothing and equipment brand Mammut has launched two iPhone applications to help mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts get the most from their next adventure.
The ‘Packing List’ app can be used to compile a packing list which is checked by Mammut’s own Pro Team athletes and its Alpine School.
Any missing items can be added to the list, which is then sent to your mobile phone and allows packed items to be ticked off. The list can be shared between users, with commenting allowed and responsibility for specific items assigned to individuals. For group trips, it allows private, general and team items to be defined.
Mammut said its Safety app is designed to help snowsport enthusiasts assess local avalanche risks, and features a clinometer to estimate the slope angle, a compass to determine the slope exposition and an altimeter to measure altitude. The application also includes links to all the avalanche bulletins worldwides. www.mammut.ch
Lighting the way LED Lenser has launched its
new Pro Series of LED torches, which it claims are the ‘brightest alkaline battery LED torches now available on the world market’.
Benefits of the Pro Series include a speed focus system, Cree LED light chips as standard, 24 carat gold contacts and two-step dual switch light function.
LED Lenser said products in the range can project a beam up to a maximum of 1,765ft from a light output of 1050 lumens. The P14 sits at the top end of the range, with a 300m beam range and a light output of 200 lumens. It is powered by AAA alkaline batteries lasting up to 50 hours per set, with the option of the dual- switch light at lower levels extending the life to an impressive 130 hours. The P14 has an SRP of £69.95. The Pro Series also includes the H7R Rechargeable head torch. It has a light output of 160 lumens, and weighs 120g. A fully adjustable strap, premium quality Creee LED light chip, standard dimming facility for high-to-low beam and a 90-degree
adjustable light also feature on the H7R, as does the advanced focus system, which allows the instant change from long-distance to circular flood beam, to immediately suit any situation. The H7R has an SRP £64.95.
Time to run
Nike and TomTom, one of the leading names in satellite navigation, have joined forces on a new runner’s watch to develop ‘the most dynamic and motivational running experience in the world’.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS features three buttons and a tap screen for navigation. During the run, the new Nike+ SportWatch GPS captures location information while showing runners their time, distance, pace and
calories burned on-screen. The GPS receiver also works in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor to deliver highly accurate pace and distance data.
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS shows run history, with data from past runs; personal records, including those imported from Nikeplus.com
; has Quick Start with optional shoe-based Nike+ Sensor; and is heart rate monitor compatibile.
It can also deliver run reminders, which appear after five days if a run has not been logged; and post-run acknowledgement and encouragement.
Each run is graphically mapped through TomTom’s technology, and includes route notes, elevation and length. Runners will also be able to find the perfect route by searching the catalogue by location, length, difficulty and even landmarks. nikerunning.nike.com
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