The Sog Blade Light Fixed knife is something somewhat new to the market: A knife with a light on it.
It has six LEDs molded into the handle on either side of the knife blade. You don't have to juggle a flashlight and a knife at the same time doing chores while camping.
I can see it working when you get into camp really late and have to dice the spuds for dinner while the camp lantern is being used by someone else at the picnic table. It could work for dressing out game late into the evening on a hunting trip.
It's a unique idea. It can be used as a flashlight without using the knife and the knife can be used without the light.
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The light is powered by standard alkaline batteries and has push-button switches.
A single AA battery provides 25 lumens of bright white light. It is also water resistant to full immersion.
It can be used as a flashlight while the knife is in the sheath.
The price is $155.
For more information, go to http://sogknives.com/store/BLT10-K.html.
Waterproof panniers keep bags plenty dry
With the spring rainy season coming, bicycle commuters may be looking for a better way to carry gear and make sure it doesn't get wet. That's especially true if you're carrying stuff like laptops and cameras.
The Ortlieb Front Roller Panniers feature special 3D welding and are "absolutely waterproof." Maybe that means they are for Seattle-grade commuting.
They are recommended for front rack mounting or small bag rear rack mounting. Larger ones cost more.
The roll-over style closures keep water out and are able to expand with the load. They fit racks with a tube diameter of up to 10mm; 14 mm hooks area available separately.
Cost: $150. Seen at REI or http://www.ortliebusa.com.