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Thursday, December 31, 2015
In a world now full of action cameras and selfies, the options are constantly growing for accessories that will up your video, photography, or social media game. Being able to capture images and videos in new points-of-view (POV) has transformed how we look at the world. So how do you know which accessories are the best for you and your cameras? Well, that's where we at theBREAKDOWN come in, of course! Today, we review the Xshot Pro Pole.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ramen noodles are a staple in almost any college student's diet and can be found in almost every kitchen cupboard. Have you ever thought of what else you could use it for? In this Quick Tip, learn an easy way to put those little flavor packets to good use.
Friday, December 18, 2015
In this review we have teamed up to write the top 5 things we look for when purchasing a new backpack. Hopefully this will help you consider what you really want in a pack before you purchase a new one.
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Dayton – Back Ventilation: I got my wife to scratch my back after a long hike once. She learned her lesson. My back needs to get some cool mountain air flowing on it to keep it happy. I look for a pack that allows airflow to my back.
Jeff – Rain Cover: Built-in rain covers are great for sudden downpours you might experience on the trail. They stash in a special pocket at the bottom of the bag and all you have to do is zip it open and pull the cover of your bag and you’re good to go.
Jake – Pockets/Compartments: I'm a huge pocket guy! I like my gear organized and compartmentalized. That being said, this isn't a deal breaker. Obviously, there should be different areas on a pack to store different gear, depending on how often you need to access it and where the weight is stored. There are certain items I want to grab in a second and others I won't need until I get to camp and others still I won't use at all unless there's an emergency. All these should have their specific place in my pack. I want to feel like I'm carrying a backpack, not a stuff sack. Storage sacks can help if you have a pack that doesn't have as many pockets, but try to think about where you would put the gear you already own on the pack you're looking at. (See #1)