CHILL GORILLA INSTANT POP UP PRIVACY TENT. Perfect for Dressing/Changing, Portable Shower, Outdoor Shelter. Privacy Camp Bathroom. Easy to Setup. Includes Carrying Bag. The Instant Private Room.


Short Review: Excellent privacy tent for camping, beach, pool parties, and can even be used as a dressing room! Yes, running a seasonal outdoor store, we used a tent like this for a dressing room! Easy setup, durable, and plenty of uses!

Pros
1.) Tons of uses
2.) Easy setup in under 2 minutes! Under 1 minute if you are careful and get out of its way quick enough!
3.) Includes everything you need (bottom, stakes, carry bag)
4.) Easy packup – There are videos on youtube to help if you cant figure it out!
5.) Plenty of vents and vent in the top (top vent allows venting even while changing clothes)
6.) Can be used to hang shower

Overall: very impressed with this and the price! great value!

NTONPOWER Portable Inverter Generator Battery Backup Power Source Station with Rechargeable 170.1Wh/47250mAh Lithium ion Power Bank with 4 Usb Charger,4 DC Port and 1 AC inverter for Outdoor Camping



Short Review: I own several of these inverter generators from various different brands.. I charge them via solar (see tips below about saving the laptop tips for solar charging), and then I use them while camping and other activities outdoors. 170watt hours is a lot of power, especially if used only to charge phones and stuff! This should charge a powerful smartphone around 50 times and probably more!

Use: I needed something in between the size of my yeti 400 lithium and my goal zero Sherpa 100.. this fits the bill perfectly!

Tested with
1.) USB String Lights – Great camping accessory! I used Goal Zero lights. Worked great
2.) Microsoft Surface – Worked great and more than doubled the battery on my Surface
3.) Huawei Mate 9 – Charged 10 times and still had a ton of juice
4.) iPhone 6 – charged 10 time after charging the mate 9.. Still had tons of juice..
5.) 6 can mini fridge – Works Great
6.) Charged the NTONPOWER with my 100watt goal zero solar panel

Notes: This does not provide enough power for a coffee pot or anything like that

Pros
1.) Metal Body, built very well
2.) Easy to read LCD display
3.) Rubber waterproof protector for plugs
4.) Built in light
5.) Can charge multiple items at once

Tips
1.) Be sure to unscrew the outlet and connect it to the battery bank. It ships unplugged!
2.) You can use the laptop adapters to plug a goal Zero panel into this battery bank using the regular input instead of the solar input
3.) This battery pack cannot be carried on a plane.. you need one under 100 watt hours for that

Overall: after one trip and several test I am impressed with this battery pack. So far it’s working well! I have several other trips planned so I’ll continue to update if I have any issues

CHILL GORILLA HAMMOCK UNDERQUILT BLANKET. Lightweight Fits All Camping Hammocks. Under Quilt Keeps You Warmer, Saves Space & Versatile. Camping Backpacking and Survival Gear. Eno Accessory BLUE

Short Review (Summary): I was fortunate enough to get in on and be able to purchase during the first batch of these and must say it is awesome! When these are back in stock, I recommend everyone picking one up!! Quality is outstanding!! It feels very good during fall camping!! Yes, temp here is starting to drop so its nice to have this extra layer of warmth under my hammock! Doing a lot of hammock camping, an underquilt is a MUST

Tips
1.) THIS DOESN’T replace your sleeping bag (or I should say, topside blanket). I know several companies are coming out with “Pod” systems for hammocks that can replace your sleeping bag but underquilts don’t really do that.. Underquilts help protect you from the open air below your hammock.. They work WONDERFULLY well doing this but most folks will still need a sleeping bag, blanket, or quilt (Overquilt if you buy from ENO) on their topside! Especially if its cold outside

2.) Someone once asked me, “I have a sleeping bag that’s wrapped around me, why would I need this” and I responded saying that your sleeping bag is squashed between your body and hammock.. Meaning its not insulating you very well!! This underquilt adds a layer that isn’t “Squashed” between you!!. A good sleeping pad can do the same thing but really, a sleeping pad in a hammock? Come on!

Pros
1.) Unique Design – Underquilts aren’t really new but there aren’t many major companies out there making them.. You have ENO as the “Big Boy” making them and then several “Cottage” brands such as Chill Gorilla and others.. All brands are giving their underquilts a unique twist and I own some from several brands!!

One of the unique and new design choices I have seen with this underquilt is the bungy cord system. It has two sets of cords, one at the top and bottom center of the quilt that is designed to attach to your carabiners and the other set of cords is on the sides used to attach to your “Anchor” system (Tree, Hammock Stand, Etc.). Attaching at both places works SO MUCH BETTER!!

Another Unique design is the feet area of this underquilt is smaller than the head area.. This really does help the fit and makes this fit much better!! Also notice the sides are curved and not straight.. I own several brands with straight sides and it causes the underquilt to sag. The curved sides of this underquilt has seemed to correct that issue!!

2.) Price – Chill Gorilla always prices their stuff at a GREAT VALUE!! Price changes but if you shop around you will notice they are priced as a great value, especially for the product quality!!

3.) Includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED!! One underquilt I purchased from another brand made me buy bungie cords.. Not a huge issue but after I spend a good chunk of change on gear I hate having to buy “Extras” just to use it!!

4.) 40 Degree – This is actually perfect.. Especially for me!! I use underquilts as an extra layer of warmth on the bottom.. When you hammock camp, the open air under your hammock can get cold!! I still have my toasty 0 degree bag on top so this 40 degree extra layer on the bottom is plenty! At least in my area

5.) Semi Lightweight – This is a synthetic bag so it is heavier than my down bags but still light enough to hike and backpack with

6.) Synthetic – Am I a DOWN or Synthetic person? Well being from East Tennessee I am both! Down doesn’t work well when the air is damp (It clumps together and flattens).. The Smokies has DAMP AIR almost 90% of the time! When I hammock camp I am exposed to that damp air so I love synthetic HOWEVER I feel much warmer in my DOWN bags!! SOO basically when I hammock camp I use synthetic.. When I tent camp I use down that I have treated that helps it with the damp air. Being in a tent though, the damp air isn’t as hard on the down.. So yeah, I am one of those “Both” guys!! I do have a down underquilt and use it when I am not camping in the Smokies

7.) Supporting a green company! If you purchased one of the first few batches of these the logo is upside down.. The company says this in the description.. A lot of companies would of tossed these or sold them at an outlet.. Nothing wrong with selling them at an outlet but I see a lot wrong with tossing these! So I am very glad to support a company that is just honest about the mistake and doesn’t waste product

8.) Plenty Long Enough – No issues with length.. I am 6FT tall and my body never hung out of this

9.) Works with ALL hammocks and brands

Overall: Yeah! When these are back in stock GRAB ONE!! The first batch went quickly!!! I am sure the new batches will as well

Notes
1.) Photos will come soon (If I don’t forget!)

Dryzle Reverse Inverted Auto Open Umbrella – Upside Down Windproof Umbrellas for Women and Men (15 Designs)

Short Review (Summary): Wonderful Umbrella! Packaged very well, stands on it’s one (making it easy to dry), very large and very waterproof!! The hook and auto open are both excellent features!

Use: I used and tested when hurricane Harvey came through my state. Being inland we just got rain and wind.. this survived both and keep me dry!

Pros
1.) Top Quality

2.) LARGE enough for multiple people

3.) Free standing – no where to hang and dry? Don’t worry! This will stand on its own and dry!

4.) Was able to use this as the last of Hurricane Harvey came through my state and it was large enough and strong enough to keep me dry and survive the wind

5.) Includes carry bag, but very hard to get back in so I tossed the bag

Overall: I am impressed with the price, the quality, and the functionality of this umbrella!! I am sure you will be to!

Genuine OEM Factory 2017 Kia Niro Spare Tire Kit (Applies to all factory wheel sizes)

Note:  This is more of a “Safety” review than product review.. I recommend everyone always have a spare tire, especially if you enjoy the outdoors like myself!

As all Niro owners know, we get a can of goo and a pump for a flat tire.. for a lot of folks, this is enough.. they never plan on changing a tire themselves and will just call roadside assistance.. nothing wrong with that BUT I got a spare and here’s why

Reason 1: In the past 10 years I have only had two flats.. both ended up being blowouts and a can of goo will not fix those.. id rather change the tire than wait on a wrecker.

Reason 2: I travel a lot in the mountains.. Limited cell phone coverage so now way to call a wrecker

Reason 3: One of my flats was on a Sunday.. no tire shop in my area are open on Sundays so I’d have no transportation

So yeah, I purchased this and am very glad I did! Fits my Niro perfectly and locks into the wheelwell without any issues.

I highly recommend this

Beacon by Barebones Living | Bronze Rechargeable Outdoor Lantern

The Beacon is a GREAT, very small, simple lantern! It uses the same batteries as Goal Zero Products (A dual polarity 18650 battery) and it charges in a snap!! Battery can be changed and extras can be purchased!! The USB cable is built in which makes it very simple to charge anywhere! No need or no worries about forgetting your cable or even bringing it with you. Quality is outstanding and this sucker is VERY BRIGHT!!! I would recommend this to anyone needing a simple light outdoors!!

Tips
1.) Remember, this doesn’t take NORMAL 18650 batteries.. It takes the Goal Zero version that is dual polarity! Search Goal Zero 18650 to find them

CHILL GORILLA GEAR SLEEVES – SNAKESKIN. Instant Stuff Sack For Your Hammock, Rain Fly, or Tarp. 173" Total. Tube Packs or Unpacks Your Gear In Seconds. [Essential Camping and Survival Gear] GREY

Short Review (Summary):  I haven’t been able to use these in the field yet (We have had MAJOR RAIN everyday).. With that being said, these are STILL VERY AWESOME!! I got to test them inside and play with them which I always do before I take any gear camping!! I would like to draw attention to the size of these, They are larger than MOST, if NOT ALL sleeves on the market which help with a couple things.. If you have a bug net or fly, one or the other MAYBE EVEN BOTH (Depending on the size of your gear) will fit in these sleeves! Basically, they are big enough for more than a hammock!
So, what is a sleeve?  Basically its a storage or protection item that helps you setup and protect your hammock!  Helping you keep it off the ground, helping you keep everything from getting tangled, and so on..  It will also allow it to be stored as one single item!  This keeps your hammock gear together and it is ready to go when you are!!

Pros
1.) Quality – I have NEVER had an issue with Chill Gorilla Gear!! You can buy their gear and feel confident that it will last!  Just like ENO and all the big brands out there, Chill Gorilla is made just as good if not better!!  You only want quality on the trail! WHY?  Have you ever had gear fail 20 or 30 miles into the Appalachian Trail or any other long hike?  I have, and it is not fun!! Quality counts! It can save your life and protect you.  Chill Gorilla is one of the brands that I have no issues tossing in a survival pack or taking on LONG (Sometimes MONTH LONG) hikes!

2.) Easier Setup – If done correctly, you can setup your gear MUCH quicker with these!

3.) Provides Storage Protection

4.) Waterproof – Will keep your hammock dry while you’re out an about, away from the campsite!! Just keep in mind, this is waterproof so DON’T STORE A WET hammock or fly in it!!

5.) Longer Than Hennessey Snakeskins!  Hennessey makes a good product, but I have never been a fan of their All-In-One design..  I only owned my Hennessey for about a month or so before trading it off.. I did keep the snakeskins though! BUT These Chill Gorilla will replace them because of two reasons! 1.) Combined they are longer! MUCH LONGER and 2.) They are also large enough to hold more than one hammock such as 2 hammocks, rainfly and hammock, or whatever!! 

6.) Excellent Value – Chill Gorilla might not beat everyone’s price BUT THEY DO have the best price for TOP QUALITY gear!!  If you find something that is cheaper, you better believe their are probably quality compromises on those items!

7.) Should fit ANY BRAND From ENO, to generics!  This is another reason their size is so awesome!

Overall:  These are great and I would highly recommend them to anyone who owns a hammock or does a lot of hammock camping!  You can buy these and confidently know they will last while you are out and about using them!! You will know they can last a lifetime!! You will know they can protect your gear GREAT!!