Hands On Review: Osprey 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag

Here’s a hands on look at Osprey’s 40 Liter Transporter Duffel Bag

Osprey Transporter 40 Travel Duffel Bag (via Amazon) by Osprey

The Transporter, at least the 40 Liter size is packable.  It comes packed just like this.  It was a bit tough to unpack, so I wouldn’t consider it easily packable.  It’s nice to have the ability, but I probably will not pack it much if ever.

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Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan + Hands on Review

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan by Igloo

  • Virtually indestructible rotomolded construction
  • Robust swing-up side handles provide easy, stable transport and fold flat for space-efficient storage
  • Oversized, threaded drain plug allows quick draining and easy cleaning, with a tether to prevent loss
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum hinge rods and latch pins for durable performance
  • Lockable lid for maximum security: uses standard-size lock

This is an awesome cooler.  I have the white version of this in the same size, 55 quarts.  Check out my extensive hands on review – Hands On Review: Roto Molded Igloo 55 Quart Sportsman Cooler

Igloo 49133 Sportsman Cooler, 55-Quart, Tan

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L – on Massdrop

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L.  About:”The 3-liter Geigerrig Hydration Engine takes care of many water system needs. You can use it to have a drink, spritz to keep cool, and spray to get clean. It’s compatible with most packs and comes filter-ready so you can always have clean water on hand. The water tube and air tube are designed to be easily removed for cleaning and refilling. Plus, the large opening and sliding top allow for a quick fill of water and bulky ice. Finally, the BPA-free reservoir is reversible and dishwasher safe.”

I got this the last time it was on Massdrop.  I really like that the top is removable for cleaning and drying.  In fact it’s reversible and dishwasher safe.

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Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L.  About:”The 3-liter Geigerrig Hydration Engine takes care of many water system needs. You can use it to have a drink, spritz to keep cool, and spray to get clean. It’s compatible with most packs and comes filter-ready so you can always have clean water on hand. The water tube and air tube are designed to be easily removed for cleaning and refilling. Plus, the large opening and sliding top allow for a quick fill of water and bulky ice. Finally, the BPA-free reservoir is reversible and dishwasher safe.”

I got this the last time it was on Massdrop.  I really like that the top is removable for cleaning and drying.  In fact it’s reversible and dishwasher safe.

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Hands On Review: Roto Molded Igloo 55 Quart Sportsman Cooler

Here’s a look at Igloo Products 00044921 Sportsman Cooler.  I purchased the white, 55 quart size.  It’s also available in tan and in other capacities.  According to the description it is “Virtually indestructible rotational molded construction”.  Features a heavy-duty “3-point grab” handle with comfort grip with durable, rubberized T-Grip lid latches and anti skid feet.  It also includes an oversized insulated and tethered drain plug.

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Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack

Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack by Osprey

  • Suspended mesh ventilated backpanel
  • TSA airport approved security approved laptop sleeve
  • Padded Laptop and Tablet Sleeve
  • Blinker light attachment
  • Front panel organization pocket

Osprey Lifetime Warranty: “Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If we are unable to perform a functional repair on your pack, we will happily replace it. We proudly stand behind this guarantee, so much so that it bears the signature of company founder and head designer, Mike Pfotenhauer.”  Warranty policies vary around the globe.  See: Almighty Guarantee on Osprey’s website.

Gear Trails Commentary: As of this posting, this is the pack I use for travel.  It’s awesome.  I carry my laptop and iPad in the the padded sleeve.  I love that it’s brightly colored on the inside so you can find things easy and it’s got plenty of room.  It’s a daypack, but it easily has enough room for me to go an entire weekend.  For the hikers in the group, it can also be used with a hydration pouch.  If you’re primary purpose is hiking, I’d probably look for another bag, but it’s nice to have the option.  This has been an awesome travel bag for me.  I have several Osprey bags and have been happy with them all.

Osprey Packs Nebula Daypack


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Samsung Electronics 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung Electronics UN50MU6300 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

Samsung Electronics UN50MU6300 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 4X more pixels than Full HD means you’re getting 4X the resolution, so you’ll clearly see the difference.
  • See vibrant and pure color for a realistic experience.
  • OneRemote automatically detects and controls all your connected devices and content with no manual programming required*.
  • Smooth action on fast-moving content with Motion Rate 120
  • Please note the differences between the MU6300 and the MU630D. MU6300: Black cabinet, 450 nits HDR sustained brightness, Mega Dynamic Contrast MU630D: Dark Titan cabinet, 430 nits HDR sustained brightness, Ultra Dynamic Contrast

I have this exact TV and… it’s awesome.  I actually bought the 55″ first and loved it so much, I bought the 50″ for replace another TV, so I have it in two sizes.

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Samsung Electronics UN50MU6300 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

Eagle 5 Gallon Gasoline Safety Can – Made in the USA

Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5" Height, 12.5" Diameter

Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5″ Height, 12.5″ Diameter


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  • Product is highly durable and very easy to use
  • This product is manufactured in the USA
  • 5 gallon gasoline Safety can with poly yellow funnel
  • 100% leak tested, UL and ULC listed and FM Approved
  • Has flame arrestor screen
  • Patented comfort grip Trigger release with spring closing lid and fixed Handle
  • Red baked on powder coat finish over lead free galvanized steel construction

I picked one of these up after breaking the umpteenth lid on the cheap plastic gas cans.  I tried a couple brands of the cheap cans and none of them really worked well.  Most of the closures are weird to me and most leaked.  That meant I really had to tighten the cheap plastic lids and that in turn meant that the screw on lids kept breaking.  I could name a couple of brand names, but I won’t.  You probably know what I’m talking about.  Anyway, I looked around and found this can.  After getting one and using it for a while, I quickly realized that I loved it.  The quality on this can far exceeds anything that I’ve owned and takes me back to the metal cans my dad and grandpa had that just lasted and kept lasting for years.  I bought two more and own a total of three now.  I’ve replaced all of my cans with this one.  I have used this can extensively and can recommend it to you.

Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5″ Height, 12.5″ Diameter


SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

  • PRECISE CUTTING- Sharp cutting edge leaves smooth clean cuts
  • RESULTS- No more ripping, tearing, or jagged nails, No rusting
  • DESIGN- Die cast lever gives extra leverage for smooth easy action
  • GREAT GIFT- Excellent gift for family and friends, Lasts a lifetime
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE- Appropriate for professional use

I have this and it’s awesome.

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SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

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SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

  • PRECISE CUTTING- Sharp cutting edge leaves smooth clean cuts
  • RESULTS- No more ripping, tearing, or jagged nails, No rusting
  • DESIGN- Die cast lever gives extra leverage for smooth easy action
  • GREAT GIFT- Excellent gift for family and friends, Lasts a lifetime
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE- Appropriate for professional use

I have this and it’s awesome.

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SEKI EDGE SS-106- Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper

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Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L – $24.99

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L

Geigerrig Hydration Engine 1.5L, 2L, and 3L.  About:”The 3-liter Geigerrig Hydration Engine takes care of many water system needs. You can use it to have a drink, spritz to keep cool, and spray to get clean. It’s compatible with most packs and comes filter-ready so you can always have clean water on hand. The water tube and air tube are designed to be easily removed for cleaning and refilling. Plus, the large opening and sliding top allow for a quick fill of water and bulky ice. Finally, the BPA-free reservoir is reversible and dishwasher safe.”

I got this the last time it was on Massdrop.  I really like that the top is removable for cleaning and drying.  In fact it’s reversible and dishwasher safe.

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SOG Dark Energy CREE LED Flashlight

SOG Dark Energy Flashlight DE-03 - 128 Lumens, 1 AA, Annodized Aluminum Body, CREE LED Technology

SOG Dark Energy Flashlight DE-03 – 128 Lumens, 1 AA, Annodized Aluminum Body, CREE LED Technology by SOG

  • Features a Cool White Cree R5 LED bulb with a Optical Grade Polycarbonate Lens and Textured aluminum reflector. Max output of 128 lumens and a run time of 66 minutes on 100% brightness, or 67.3 hours on reading mode.
  • Five operation modes – Momentary on, Full on (100% brightness), Low (40% brightness), Reading (4 lumens), and Strobe
  • Water Resistance: IPX-7 Protected against water immersion. (Immersion time 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter)
  • Includes (1) AA Battery
  • Overall length: 4.5-inches, Weight: 3.8-ounces, Lifetime Warranty

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