Tuesday, May 23, 2017

INNX Quilted Waterproof Pets Dog Cargo Liner Cover Heavy Duty

Its primary use is for carrying pets around, but this cargo liner is perfect for keeping the interior of your SUV clean. It’s big and quality made. It is 106 inches long by 55 inches wide.  To fit into my Tahoe, I would need 77 inches from the back of the front seat to the tailgate. There is more than enough length to protect the inside of the vehicle, adding the bumper flap also.       
The cargo cover is thick. There are a few cutouts along the side helping it conform to the sides of the vehicle. There are also a few velcro strips on the underside helping keep the cover in place and not slide around.    
I start off by attaching it to the front seat headrests and roll it towards the back of the vehicle.  It could even be attached to the back seat headrests, if you only wanted to cover the back cargo space, this all depends on the vehicle you are using it in.  The cargo cover is thick. There are a few cutouts along the side helping it conform to the sides of the vehicle. There are also a few velcro strips on the underside helping keep the cover in place and not slide around.    

What does it weigh?  It weighs a little over 6 and a half pounds.  It can be folded and stored when not in use. If it gets dirty it can be machine washed or just hosed down and let to air dry.  

Note : I was given a discount in return for my review 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rumble Roller's GATOR

(No Live Animals Inside the box)

In celebration of National Foam Rolling Day, I wanted to share this with everyone. The best way to relax and recover is with a foam roller.  The Rumble Roller line of myofascial release products is the answer.  Recently Rumble Roller released their GATOR.   Its small “teeth” grip the skin for a very soothing cross-friction massage. The Rumble Roller Gator is a heavy duty deep tissue roller unlike your typical foam roller.  I use it to help in recovery after training or racing. It’s versatile in the areas of the body. I tend to use it mainly on my lower body targeting my hamstrings, quadriceps, calves and glutes.  After riding my glutes tend to tighten up and using the roller to help those muscles recover.  After a long run and on recovery days, rolling my calves.  Adding a little more pressure at times, I cross legs, at the calf, with only one of them on the roller to treat tight muscles.  There is a difference in the regular Rumble Roller and the GATOR and swap them from time to time.  A great way to release tight back and shoulders, I slowly and deliberately lay down on the roller, rolling on it from my neck down to my mid back.  Then switch up things and roll is still on my back, going sideways, from my left shoulder blade to my right shoulder blade.  If gravity or too much pressure is being applied, you can always roll it up way, like a cat on a post. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Night Provision BX550 Rechargeable USB Bike Light

On the brightest setting the light will produce 550 Lumens running about three hours. Of course with any battery operated device, the lower the brightness the longer the life of the charge of the battery. The three setting of this light consist of 550 Lumens, mid at 250 Lumens and the lowest setting shines the light at 50 Lumens. At the lowest setting the light will last about ten hours before having to be recharged. There is also a strobe mode, which flashes at the brightness of 250 Lumens. You can simply and easily check the battery power by holding the button down for three seconds after the light has been turned off. The light will then flash from one to ten times, with ten times meaning the battery is fully charged. I have used the light for commuting and it is plenty bright on street light lit roads. The light is only able to be attached on your handlebars and can’t attach to a helmet. The mount it comes with can stay on the bike and the light  can simply slide out. The light is very secure and stable in the handlebar mount. The mount ratchets to tighten when putting on the handlebar. The light comes with the necessary USB charging cable. This is a great light for any cyclist or mountain bike rider. Keep in mind this light is only able to be attached to handlebars and not the option of both handlebars or helmet. The ease of being able to charge it in a computer or wall USB charger is perfect for commuters who may need to charge it while at work. 
The lights battery can be checked by holding the button in for three seconds.  The light will then blink anywhere from one to ten times.  Each blink is ten percent of a charge.  So if the light blinks six times, you have a battery that is at 60 percent. 
I am a fan of using any light on the strobe mode, like this one that on that mode shines at 250 Lumens, during the day when commuting and riding with traffic. 

 Note: I was offered the light at at discount for supplying a review.