Outdoors Portable Lightweight Single & Double Camping Hammocks with Stretch Resistant Parachute Nylon Ropes and Steel Carabiners for Backpacking, Travel, Beach, Hiking, Yard

Background: I love hammocks an own all the major and popular brands (ENO, Grand Trunk, Bear Butt, Chill Gorilla, Kammok, and others).. I only recommend hammocks and gear that WILL NOT FAIL YOU while being used outdoors!! I have had gear fail on the AT (Appalachian Trail) and it is not fun so all gear I recommend will last!

Short Review: Awesome and WELL BUILT hammock that includes straps! The straps that are included are similar to the Grand Trunk Tree Slings!! Basically its a “Hybrid” rope/strap combo that still protects the trees and allows easy hanging!! The materials of this hammock are the same of the big boys so the hammock should last for a very long time! It is a very comfortable hammock!!

Pros
1.) Includes Straps – Straps not only make it easy to hang the hammock but they also make hammocks safer for the user and for the trees! Keep in mind, a lot of campsites now require some sort of “Tree” strap and the included straps with this hammock will work out fine!!

2.) Holds OVER 400 pounds!

3.) Awesome HIGH QUALITY materials!!

4.) Straps fit inside stuff sack with hammock!

5.) Durable Carabineers

6.) Easy to hang

7.) WONDERFUL PRICE!!!

Overall: I highly recommend this hammock! its a great deal and a great way to save money VS some of the others on the market.. Don’t get me wrong! I love ENO hammocks and love the expensive hammocks BUT not everyone can afford them.. This hammock by PolarBear will give you a hammock that is JUST AS WELL MADE for a much lower cost!! I highly recommend it

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WiMiUS 4K Sports Action Camera Dual Screen WIFI 130ft Waterproof 16MP 170° Wide Angle 2 Batteries Include With 20 All In One Kit Set (Q4 Black)

MY Use: I buy these cameras to use on DRONES (Quadcopters)

Short Review: If you are looking for a GREAT VALUE FULL 4K camera, the WiMiUS Q4 is that camera.. The camera operates very similar to a GoPro Hero 3 or 4 and offers both a front and rear screen.. The rear screen is used to help you take the perfect photos or videos, and similar to the GoPro the front screen allows you to see what settings the camera is set on.. This kit includes your camera PLUS over $50 worth of accessories making it an AWESOME DEAL!! It even includes two batteries! The camera works well and takes excellent photos and video!

Pros
1.) Full 4K – Be careful buying “Generic” 4K cameras.. A lot only do 4K at 15 – 20FPS.. This camera is FULL 4K at 30FPS like the Yi 4K Action Camera or the GoPro hero 4 or 5.. That makes this a FULL 4K camera and I can CONFIRM that it is TRUE 4K at 30FPS..

2.) WiFi Camera – Works GREAT with the FREE WiMiUS wifi camera app.. I tested the app on a few different devices including the Nexus 6P, Shield Tablet, and several other tablets.. I even tried it on an IPHONE with no issues

3.) Takes AMAZING PHOTOS – Samples Included

4.) Waterproof – Includes a waterproof case which I tested out to be fully waterproof

5.) WORKS GREAT on Drones!

6.) Battery Life is OUTSTANDING – Plus the camera includes 2 batteries so that extends the life of your camera.. I get about an hour and half shooting 1080P and right under an hour shooting 4K.. I know, that doesn’t sound like a lot BUT it is on par with other Action Cameras, even the GoPro branded cameras.. PLUS most previous WiMiUS batteries fit this camera which is a great plus! I now have over 15 batteries for this style camera

7.) Quality is Outstanding

8.) I have owned SEVERAL WiMiUS cameras over the last few years and have never had any issues with them or their customer service

9.) Includes over $50 worth of extras such as mounts!

10.) Fits MOST GoPro Mounts.. Uses same style mounting system which is a great plus

Overall: I received this camera this week after purchasing it earlier in the week and have already taken it out on a few photo shoots and one drone flight!! So far, the camera is excellent! I’ll update if anything happens to the camera!

Tips:

1.) I know some folks don’t like the fisheye cameras like these add to photos.. That can easily be removed with photo editing software! I use basic photoshop software to do it!

2.) This includes MOST accessories you need BUT you will still need a MicroSD card (Not Included) and I also recommend things such as a handgrip, floats (If planned to use around water) and whatever else you think you may need for your intended use for the camera!

3.) ALWAYS test your waterproof case BEFORE placing the camera in it!! To do this, place a paper towel in the case and submerge in water.. I even do this with my GoPro and it’s official case!! Losing a camera to water is one thing BUT losing your photos is another.. SO ALWAYS TEST YOUR CASE BEFORE USE!!

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WiMiUS Q3 Black 4K Wifi 98ft Waterproof Action Camera With 2.4G Remote Control HD16 MP, 170° Wide Angle, 2.0” LCD Screen,2 PCS Batteries,20 All In One Kit Set (SD Card Exclude)

MY Use: I buy these cameras to use on DRONES (Quadcopters)

Main Difference between the WiMiUS Q3 & Q4 (The Q4 has a front screen to help show what settings you are on.. This screen is not needed for most so save a few bucks and buy the Q3 model).. I wanted to compare the two cameras and I found that Q3 will be fitting my needs better so I will be ordering more for my Drones!

Short Review: If you are looking for a GREAT VALUE FULL 4K camera, the WiMiUS Q3 is that camera.. The camera operates very similar to a GoPro Hero 3 or 4 and offers a rear screen.. The rear screen is used to help you take the perfect photos or videos.. This kit includes your camera PLUS over $50 worth of accessories making it an AWESOME DEAL!! It even includes two batteries! The camera works well and takes excellent photos and video!

Pros
1.) Full 4K – Be careful buying “Generic” 4K cameras.. A lot only do 4K at 15 – 20FPS.. This camera is FULL 4K at 30FPS like the Yi 4K Action Camera or the GoPro hero 4 or 5.. That makes this a FULL 4K camera and I can CONFIRM that it is TRUE 4K at 30FPS..

2.) WiFi Camera – Works GREAT with the FREE WiMiUS wifi camera app.. I tested the app on a few different devices including the Nexus 6P, Shield Tablet, and several other tablets.. I even tried it on an IPHONE with no issues

3.) Takes AMAZING PHOTOS – Samples Included

4.) Waterproof – Includes a waterproof case which I tested out to be fully waterproof

5.) WORKS GREAT on Drones!

6.) Battery Life is OUTSTANDING – Plus the camera includes 2 batteries so that extends the life of your camera.. I get about an hour and half shooting 1080P and right under an hour shooting 4K.. I know, that doesn’t sound like a lot BUT it is on par with other Action Cameras, even the GoPro branded cameras.. PLUS most previous WiMiUS batteries fit this camera which is a great plus! I now have over 15 batteries for this style camera

7.) Quality is Outstanding

8.) I have owned SEVERAL WiMiUS cameras over the last few years and have never had any issues with them or their customer service

9.) Includes over $50 worth of extras such as mounts!

10.) Fits MOST GoPro Mounts.. Uses same style mounting system which is a great plus

11.) The included remote works GREAT!!

Overall: I received this camera this week after purchasing it earlier in the week and have already taken it out on a few photo shoots and one drone flight!! So far, the camera is excellent! I’ll update if anything happens to the camera!

Tips:

1.) I know some folks don’t like the fisheye cameras like these add to photos.. That can easily be removed with photo editing software! I use basic photoshop software to do it!

2.) This includes MOST accessories you need BUT you will still need a MicroSD card (Not Included) and I also recommend things such as a handgrip, floats (If planned to use around water) and whatever else you think you may need for your intended use for the camera!

3.) ALWAYS test your waterproof case BEFORE placing the camera in it!! To do this, place a paper towel in the case and submerge in water.. I even do this with my GoPro and it’s official case!! Losing a camera to water is one thing BUT losing your photos is another.. SO ALWAYS TEST YOUR CASE BEFORE USE!!

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Chill Gorilla Pro Pocket Blanket. 78” x 56”. Compact, lightweight, waterproof. Big enough for an ELEPHANT yet fits in your pocket. RIPSTOP nylon

Use:  My planned use for this Pocket Blanket is my yearly trip to Disney and the Space Coast area this Holiday Season.  Last year I took a pocket blanket of another brand, used it at the Magic Kingdom and Cocoa Beach, and honestly, it wasn’t big enough! This one is perfect!

Short Review:  This blanket is AMAZING and is the ONLY TRUE pocket blankets that is actually a usable size that I have owned!! I work for an organization that promotes being outdoors so I don’t recommend crap gear. I have had gear fail on me before and it isn’t fun, especially 30 miles into a hike on the Appalachian Trail, your day at the beach, or whatever your planned use is!  This blanket won’t fail! It folds small enough to fit into your pocket (See Attached Photo) but is large enough to fit 3 – 4 maybe even 5 people sitting Indian style or 2 – 3 laying!  The blanket is made from a very unique material, the BEST material I have ever seen on a pocket blanket! The material almost feels like a thin rain fly! This is because this blanket IS WATERPROOF!! WOW!!  ENO, Monkey Mat, and others can’t even say that! This can be used on a wet stadium seat, wet ground, or even tossed over you to protect from the rain in a worst case scenario!

Comparisons:  To help you decide if this is the blanket for you, I have decided to compare it with several other blankets!  You might notice, these AREN’T ALL Pocket Blankets! Why compare then? The Chill Gorilla is a pocket blanket that competes in size with REAL Ground blankets but fits in a pocket. THAT’S WHY!!

1.) Chill Gorilla Blanket: Size is 6.5 FT by 4.6 FT weighs 6.3 ounces and IS WATERPROOF! Fits in Pocket! Price $20

2.) ENO Islander Blanket: Size is 6 FT by 6 FT which honestly isn’t much more space when side by side BUT IT WEIGHS 15 ounces and DOES NOT fit in your pocket. Also it is not waterproof!  Price is around $60. While the islander is a GREAT blanket, it’s too large packed for most of my uses and I find myself not using it often.  I actually end up using the Monkey Mat below but its quality is much lower than Chill Gorilla or this ENO

3.) Monkey Mat (As Seen on Shark Tank): Size 5 FT by 5 FT, Weighs 10.4 Ounces and is not waterproof.  Might fit into your pocket but it will be hard. Also, I am not sure how well the material will hold up as this blanket has the lowest quality of all I own.  Honestly, it just looks like no though went into the design and they are just tossed together. Price is around $25

4.) Kahuna Pocket Blanket (True Pocket Blanket): Size 3 FT by 5.3 FT.  Fits in Pocket but VERY THIN. Not Waterproof and MIGHT fit one person comfortably.  Price is around $20

5.) No Names (True Pocket Blankets):  I own several no name brands and they try to impress with “Packed Size” but don’t fall for it. The blankets themselves really aren’t big enough for one person!  Most are smaller than Kahuna!  If they are large, the material is so thin that I wouldn’t trust them out in the woods like Chill Gorilla!

So WHO Wins out of all these?  I feel that the Chill Gorilla BEATS all the above blankets due to its price and features!  Being the only one on my list that is fully waterproof, being one of the only USUABLE blankets that actually FITS in your pocket, and being the lowest priced!  It is also durable enough to use in the woods!  The others really can’t say that SO CHILL GORILLA WINS!

Pros:

1.) Backpacker Friendly with a WEIGHT UNDER 6.5 Ounces!
2.) Extreme Quality:  This blanket is good quality! I have no worries that the material will fail on me in use!  I can walk on it, lay on it, put it on concrete (Tried with all) and it not harm the blanket. Aside from the ENO above, Chill Gorilla is the only one I would trust to be used in the woods!
3.) Waterproof:  The Chill Gorilla blanket is the only one that is waterproof!  That will make it perfect for using on wet stadium seats, wet benches, wet ground, and even tossed over you to protect you from the rain!  Believe me, the others I listed and others I have tried DO NOT KEEP you dry from the ground
4.) Corner Pockets: Use the blanket upside down and use the Corner Pockets as “Stash” pockets. Using it normally, right side up you can fill the corner pockets with sand and use it to weigh down the blanket or even toss gear in the corners!
5.) NO WASHERS: A lot of pocket blankets I own, especially the no name ones (And Monkey Mat) put washers in the corners! WHY!! That is UNEEDED WEIGHT! I usually end up cutting them out.  Pockets on the corners are PLENTY to weigh the blanket down, most of the time the washers aren’t heavy enough!
6.) Loops for tent stakes!
7.) FINALLY THEY INCLUDE A STICKER: Gear junkies, like myself LOVE Stickers!  Why do you think ENO, Chaco, Patagonia, and all those companies always give free stickers? I place them on my RTIC coolers, my pelican camera cases and everything else! Thank you for the sticker Chill Gorilla!
8.) Easy to Repack
9.) Fits in Pocket
10.) Wonderful Price
11.) Great Company that REALLY does a good job designing their gear to be functional!! Their gear is tested and is built the way it should be! Built with outdoor use in mind!

Overall:  I have found my NEW favorite pocket blanket! The materials this blanket is made of is top notch and this is a VERY WELL designed blanket! I highly recommend it to anyone

 
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