Eagle Creek Morphus Carry-On
Being an efficient traveler these days—especially on those longer international jaunts—is more important than ever given the airline limitations on luggage. One of the most progressive companies around—even though it has been around for more than 40 years—Eagle Creek, has introduced a truly revolutionary concept with its Morphus™ International CarryOn that is an airline compliant bag that actual morphs into two bags. Thus, the name that the company has given its creation. You can literally leave with one bag and return with two.
This ultralight set of two bags that masquerades as one checks all of the boxes for a carry-on when it comes to size (13.75” X 20.5” X 9”) and weight (only 7lbs.) and is made of ultra-durable fabric that cleans up nice from the rigors of travel.
The Hauler bag that quickly unzips from inside the main wheeled bag has shoulder straps so that it can be used as a backpack or as a third option attached to the retractable handle of the wheeled carry-on. The hauler bag is perfect as a briefcase or computer/device bag that will fit under your seat; measures at 12.5” X 18.5” X 8.75” and comes in at under two pounds. The capacity of the backpack is 35 liters and the wheeled luggage is 32 liters of space, so you can separate the backpack from the wheeled luggage to double your carrying capacity for the trip home.
The heavy-duty zippers and construction are a nice feature and it also has weather resistant, comfortable, laptop-friendly organization features in the backpack section for electronic accessories. The wheeled luggage boasts of compression straps, pockets, #10 zippers and more. The Morphus features a new ExpandStand™ that folds flat to be compressed under a bed for easy storage when not in use.
Among the additional features, this international carry-on has treaded off-road wheels for multi-terrain maneuverability; interior compression straps to keep contents from shifting; zippered mesh door panel pocket for organization; padded 15” laptop and tablet sleeve in the backpack.
Organization extras include a unique cord winder, key fob, cellphone pocket and battery pack pocket; zip-away suspension that protects the backpack system; top and side haul handles on both backpack and main bag; puncture-resistant #10 lockable zippers; central lock point and a handy quick stash 3-1-1 pocket.
Eagle Creek also offers many packing extras and handy accessories that can be added to this bag or others to enhance a vacation experience.
For more information, visit: www.eaglecreek.com
Atrue electronic golf scorecard that takes advantage of current technology and yet is easy to use like a paper scorecard has finally arrived for those that take their smart phones to the course.
The 80BREAKR™ golf app is the only app on the market that looks and works like a paper scorecard--but incorporates everything the latest mobile devices can do for you. It’s ease-of-use lets golfers focus on their game, instead of the app. Without any annoying screen changes, it now features one-tap score entry and an at-aglance screen, including score, competition, betting and GPS distance to the center of the green.
Almost every golf course in the world can be loaded into the electronic scorecard on the app that is available for iPhone and Android devices, and the app is free with paid add-ons that can enhance the experience.
It can also keep your statistics to be used later for game
improvement, such as fairways hit, greens, putts, short-game and slice/hook scoring. It can also give you real time scoring and betting information if you are competing with friends.
The app also allows you to quickly post to your USGA handicap and features no-touch GPS at a glance and a “Beer Me” button to order from the beverage cart at your favorite course. Coming later this year is voice-input scoring and a live leaderboard for larger competitions. The 80BREAKR™ golf app is FREE and is chock-full of benefits! It features GPS distance to the center of the green, automatic and real-time calculation of skins, Nassau, and skills games, and a handicap service that posts automatically.
“We are very excited to get all these improvements into the 80BREAKR™ app over a couple of official releases,” said Thomas Stewart, President and Developer of the 80BREAKR golf app. “We are surprised by the high adoption rate of the 80BREAKR™ app by golfers so early in the season, as well as by golf courses looking to boost revenue and profit for 2018.”
Stewart is a mechanical engineer with 24 U.S. patents for high-end computer design across three high-tech Silicon Valley companies. He’s led teams of engineers to deliver high-quality computer designs on time and on schedule. The 80BREAKR app was born out of frustration with other apps and a desire to finally break 80 for an 18-hole round--and he used his engineering design skills to create the best golf scorecard app.
A perfectionist, Stewart is looking for constant improvement with the app and now has a GPS flyover of every hole that shows the hole’s graphics and has a shot-distance tool. Fewer buttons and inputs are his goal with each upgrade of the program, and a onetime sign-in for every device is part of the latest version.
Finally, 80BREAKR is releasing an update that keeps your scorecards seamlessly and securely on their server. This is very convenient for golfers who can use their phone one day to keep score, an iPad or tablet the next, then go back to their phone after that. All the while, all scorecards are accessible from any device.
To learn more and for the free download visit: www.80breakr.com
With the warmer months coming upon us, it is the time of year for cooler attire in and around the golf course – and of course for traveling. Coast Apparel, an East Coast company that caters to the inspiration from kick-back beach lifestyle of Hilton Head and the Hamptons, has several stylish new wardrobe pieces that are perfect for the golf course, club house—and even after golf on the sand or other favorite spot on vacation.
The company likes to call its style from desk to dock, but the casual fit and the liberal use of soft cotton in their offerings make these pieces extremely comfortable and cool even when the temperatures start to climb. The detail in the fit and design— all the way down to the crab logo—gives Coast Apparel a distinct look and feel. The line is designed with guys in mind and with thoughtful features that make getting dressed for the links or boardroom easy. When it’s a button down, it’s styled so it can be tucked or untucked.
Among the top choices for this spring are the Winyah Short