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  1. Dave’s Take: EyePromise Vizual Edge Pro

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    Hi MGS Folk. It’s been a minute since I last rolled out a Dave’s Take article, but I thought that this new experiment of mine was worth sharing. You see, that is what makes today’s post a little different. It is an ongoing experiment rather than a review. How’s that for a switch?

    Today is the first day that I will be taking the EyePromise Vizual Edge Pro eye health dietary supplement to hopefully improve my vision. Will it work? I have no idea, but that is what makes this an exploration rather than a report. I am starting with hopes, not data.

    Why am I focusing on my eyes?

    Working remotely over the past year has thrashed my eyes. I can tell that they are strained from working on the computer all day. The excess of blue light and constant focal distance have not been friendly to my eyes. The deterioration is obvious when I drive and the road signs that are usually clear have become blurry. A year of Zoom has fatigued the eyes as well as the spirit. When I see my optometrist this year, a new prescription will be involved.

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin

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    It was a previous visit to the eye doctor where I learned about taking lutein and zeaxanthin as supplements for eye health. The doc talked about baseball players who were taking it to see the ball better, and that it could help reduce the irritation/glare caused from oncoming headlights while driving at night. Charged up with optimism, I went and bought a bottle of supplements, finished the bottle, and promptly forgot about buying more. Ah the joys of a short attention span.

    Padraig to the rescue

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    Anyway, here I was knowing that my eyes are struggling, but not really having a plan about what to do about it. As fate would have it, this video of Padraig Harrington dropped into my lap.

     

    One of my goals in life is to pay attention to what is in front of me. Kind of ironic to say that when this is all about declining vision, but it often seems like solutions are out there if you can see them. So here was Padraig, a better golfer than I could ever be, looking into eye supplements to improve his golf game. It honestly made me laugh a bit as I don’t even think about how my eyes effect my golf game. They are of course involved, especially with putting. If you can see the contours better, you should read break better.

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    Why EyePromise?

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    “Putting comes down to confidence and as I got older, I was struggling with reading the greens. However, I’ve now been taking EyePromise for 4 months, and I feel that I can now pick up the change in contrast of the greens much better, which gives me confidence in reading the putts and my stats have improved. I have genuinely found that using EyePromise has helped me.”

    -Padraig Harrington

     

    Like I said, I try to pay attention to what is in front of me. Although I previously knew about the lutein and zeaxanthin supplements, I had basically forgotten all about taking them in the past to help my eyes. Then along came Padraig and the EyePromise Vizual Edge Pro to remind me. It was life saying, “Hey Dave, remember these?”

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    Disclaimer and Plan

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    First and foremost, I am not a doctor. I’m more of a test subject at this point. While I am not concerned with any of the vitamins and supplements listed in the EyePromise formula, I would suggest that you check with your doctor before taking these, or anything new. At this point, I am sharing the experience and not endorsing the product.

    And so here we are today. Like I said before, I popped the first packet of Vizual Edge Pro supplements this morning. Will they help? I hope so. How will I know? I’m not sure. Regardless, I thought that it would be a fun process to share with all of you. I do know that my eyes could use some assistance at this point. So can my golf game. I’m really hoping for some gains like Padraig discussed in the video.

    I’ll pop in here and there over the next month to let you know how it is going. Hopefully, I’ll have an eyeful of insights to share.

    For now, follow this link to learn more about EyePromise.

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  2. 9 hours ago, Tpoole22 said:

    I definitely started doing that, but it's tough being Louisville. There is such a high demand for all of the good bourbons especially eagle rare and blanton. I usually have to go stand I'm line at the distilleries and hope I'm lucky enough to get one.

    Have you tried E.H. Taylor or Wellers?

    There is a random liquor store down the street that has Taylor for $69. Weller is crazy here at well over $100 for the green label.

    Did grab a bottle of Blanton's at grocery store last night for $61. Wife had the audacity to ask if I already had one at home. Only 2/3 full, babe. Back-up is needed.

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    The Biggest of the BOOMs

    “Apex predator” was the phrase that came to mind when I first saw the ads for the new UE HYPERBOOM speaker. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, here is a quick dictionary.com assist:

    In the natural sciences, an apex predator is a predator that exists at the very top of the food chain. Unlike some other predators, it’s never preyed upon itself. Examples include polar bears, lions, crocodiles, and orcas.

    Granted, that is a strange thought to think about a speaker. The thing is though, the UE HYPERBOOM really seemed like an apex speaker. It’s the biggest of the big. If it was part of a nesting doll set, the HYPERBOOM is the outer, all encompassing doll. It's the Jupiter of planets. In the spirit of our current online education systems, here is a little online quiz.

    Which fish in the image below represents the UE HYPERBOOM?

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    Have I hammered on the large theme enough? Actually, I think that there are multiple largenesses that need to be explored. Sure, the profile is one point to ponder, but the second is the sound. For the past few years, Ultimate Ears engineers have bent the rules of reality by packing big sound into small speaker spaces. The question now becomes, what can they do with a large space?

    My What Big Woofers You Have

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    I wanted to start with the cutaway diagram of the UE HYPERBOOM, because honestly, it’s madness in there! I mentioned above how the UE engineers consistently put big sound in small spaces. Well, they have basically done it again, fitting the wide into the wee. To give you some reference for my awe, let me tell you a bit of a story.

    My first car was a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. Sure, it was twenty years old at the time, but that was actually an advantage in my mind as it meant that anything that I did to the car was an upgrade. Switch to one-piece windows? Upgrade! Add a stinger exhaust? Upgrade! Build a custom stereo system to blast Eric B and Rakim? BIG UPGRADE!

    Though the components were low quality, I was able to install a pair of dome tweeters in the doors, two 4.5” round speakers in the back seat area, and dual 10” woofers in the back. Add some crossovers, an amp, and a terrible cassette deck, and you had all you needed to give your neighbors more bass than they bargained for. That bug rattled both back and front trunks.

    So why talk about that car? Basically, the UE HYPERBOOM has nearly the same speaker set up as my old VW. If you tone down the woofers, the car stereo speakers and the UE HYPERBOOM speakers are close cousins.

    Maybe now you see the source of my space amazement. Once again, the UE engineers have gone total Tardis on the speaker, fitting much more inside than it seems possible.

    Sound Check (ish)

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    One of the frustrating things about doing these speaker reviews is not to be able to give you quantifiable performance data. I know that all reviews of anything have a level of subjectivity to them, but it would be nice to mix in some objective data here and there.

    To this task, I fired up my decibel reader app. My plan was to compare the myBOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3, with the UE HYPERBOOM sound outputs. After some random scrolling through my audio library, I selected The Cult’s Love Removal Machine as the test song. Here’s a refresher (or introduction):

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    Basically, I recorded the dB output at the same part of the big guitar solo using all three of the speakers, each turned up to maximum volume. Here’s the data I collected:

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    “Hey Dave, aren’t all of those nearly the same loudness?”

    As it turns out, the speakers all have a decibel limit. According to the UE website, the speakers should max at 90 dB for the myBOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3, with the UE HYPERBOOM topping out at 100dB. As you can see from the data, there was not much difference in loudness.

    However, there was a huge difference in sound. It was amazing to compare them one right after another. The obvious, and not unexpected improvement in the BOOM->MEGABOOM->HYPERBOOM progression was with the bass. BOOM->MEGABOOM bass increase is a known entity to me. The larger speaker has deeper bottom end tones. Still though, the HYPERBOOM’s bass rock express was a surprise when I fired it up.

    My daughter and I discussed what should be the first song out of the HYPERBOOM. While Kesha’s Woman was a strong contender, we went with Scream and Shout by will.i.am and Britney (bitch). Lots of different sound textures in that song, and the bass is huge.

    Where the MEGABOOM 3 brings enough bass that you can hear it, the UE HYPERBOOM brings the bass so you can feel it. As I said, I was ill prepared for the boom of the HYPERBOOM. It has that old huge dual-tape boom box bass, perhaps the bass is even closer to car stereo bass. I suppose the speaker arrangement should have clued me into this, but there was no portent for the pounding.

    Naturally, big bass beats are not the choice of all. Thankfully, you can fire up the UE BOOM app on your phone and adjust the levels to fit your preferences. On the topic of EQ, the HYPERBOOM also features a new adaptive EQ. It uses the microphone to change the EQ levels based upon the space, automatically adjusting to fit an indoor room, or outdoor patio. Again, this kind of feature is tough to quantify, but the change in sound as you move from place to place happens. So far, I have never questioned the mix that the HYPERBOOM dials in.

    Not For The Golfs?

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    Ideally, Dave’s Takes are all about sharing my thoughts on products that golfers would be interested in using. Some of these products may be more golf lifestyle products, rather than products to use on the course. Because of its size, I had fully assumed that the UE HYPERBOOM would fit in the golf lifestyle category, but I took it to the course for a fitting regardless.

    As you can see in the photo above, it’s not going to fit in a cupholder, let alone the water bottle holder in your bag like the BOOM 3 can. However, check this shot out...

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    The UE HYPERBOOM will fit in the basket of the power cart. What you do with that information is up to your judgement and conscience. In a casual scramble setting, this speaker could deliver substantial round revelry. Should you be surrounded by anti-music golfers, this one could raise some ire, probably with a three to four hole radius. Basically, you need to remember just how much sound the HYPERBOOM delivers.

    How Hype is the HYPERBOOM?

    So how much love do I have for the HYPERBOOM. While my affection is significant, there is one thing that in certain situations could steer me to another audio option. Before I get to that, let’s look at a few other interesting HYPERBOOM features.

    Simple To Use

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    As soon as you turn on the HYPERBOOM, the speaker is immediately in pairing mode. A short trip to Bluetooth settings on your phone and you are good to go. A new feature with the HYPERBOOM is a second Bluetooth channel that can pair with a different device. No more speaker fighting sessions, or randomly switching to a different user when they use their phone.

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    All of the control buttons are on the top and operation is super simple. Use the plus and minus symbols for volume, and then the standard one touch control to pause and skip. If you are using the other UE speakers, this will all be automatic.

    Great Connectivity

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    The HYPERBOOMs ports are all tucked away under a little rubber flap. Once you lift it, you will see the charging port and other inputs. The HYPERBOOM does not charge by simple USB like the other speakers, likely due to the size of the plays for 24-hours battery. The USB port is not for charging the speaker but rather to charge another device. One needs a charged phone and a charged speaker for the music thing to work. There is also an aux cable input as well as an optical port in case you want to hook this up to a component system.

    Portability

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    The UE HYPERBOOM has a nifty hidden handle that allows you to carry the speaker. It seems to work fine for this, but I’m a little gun shy about carrying the heavy speaker this way. Though these are touted as drop proof, I’d rather not drop it.

    Portability is really the one thing that I don’t glow about with the HYPERBOOM, and it’s not the speaker’s fault. This is a large speaker, that while you can take it from place to place, you are probably doing so by car, or just leaving the HYPERBOOM in the same spot most of the time.

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    Again this is not a fault, but rather a perception incompatibility for me with UE speakers. I can’t count the number of times that I have tossed a BOOM, ROLL, WONDERBOOM, or MEGABOOM into my golf bag, kayak, backpack, ice chest, or basket on my bike. In my mind, UE speakers are the apex predators in portable audio, and the HYPERBOOM is not that portable. It has the best sound by a wide margin, with the bass being otherworldly, but it’s not a toss and go speaker. I feel like I'm getting mad at the speaker for something that it is not designed for, and that's not really fair. The UE HYPERBOOM just challenges my UE brand perception I suppose.

    Dave’s Take on the UE HYPERBOOM: Sounds Like a Winner

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    The UE HYPERBOOM does come with a big sticker price of $399.99, making this the most expensive speaker in the UE line-up. When I played the speakers in sequence, there was no question that the sound of the HYPERBOOM was impressive and well beyond that of its diminutive kin. Like I said, this speaker can rumble a room. I think that someone looking for a home stereo replacement will love this speaker. Though it’s a portable audio product, the emphasis of the HYPERBOOM is really on audio over portability. When you hear the sound, I bet that you will feel OK about the HYPERBOOM being a bit more cumbersome.

    My plan for the HYPERBOOM is to have it anchor my UE audio experience. Though the UE app, I'll pair my speakers together.  Then I will drop the HYPERBOOM at a central location in the house or yard, and place BOOMS and MEGABOOMS where needed to supplement. It still blows my mind that you can run all of these speakers, with nearly endless audio content, from a single pocket-sized phone. Viva the golden age of wireless.

    BONUS BUDGET CONTENT

    I know that a $400 speaker is not in everyone’s budget. Well, I have a great find that will allow you to experience the UE audio and portability for a lot less. Costco frequently has a deal on WonderBooms where you can get two of them for $99. Here’s the link to the product page. Check your local store and check back online if they are sold out. They do restock. The WonderBoom is a solid, dare I say Most Wanted speaker.

    BONUS BIGNESS CONTENT: How Big is the Hyperboom?

    I thought that it would be fun to compare the size of the UE HYPERBOOM to some other things just so you can get a real feel for the size of it. First, here are the BOOM 3, MEGABOOM 3, and HYPERBOOM speakers side by side.

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    Here are the BOOM and MEGABOOM sitting on the HYPERBOOM.

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    The HYPERBOOM compared to a golfball

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    The HYPERBOOM vs. a delicious 12 oz. beverage bottle

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    And the only thing that put up a fight, the 1.75 l Kirkland French Vodka bottle

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    If you've ever bought that vodka, and you should since it's excellent, then you can now relate to the HYPERBOOM's monolithic majesty. Neither are really portable, but both are delicious in their own right.

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  4. On 7/28/2020 at 8:06 AM, txgolfjunkie said:

    Careful with eBay...lots of counterfeits out there. The major golf forums have some good items for sale. I will say, after buying used clubs through the major websites (Global, 2nd Swing, Callaway Pre-Owned, etc), Callaway Pre-Owned is by far the best bang for your buck if you're in the mood for Callaway/Odyssey. I've found some fantastic deals on that site. I think 2nd Swings pricing is a bit over the top. For example, a new Mizuno T-20 wedge on most sites is $149. 2nd Swing has them used for $170+. A real head scratcher. 

    Remember that CPO also has Toulon putters and trade ins. Picked up a Toulon Long Island for about $20 after sending in a couple of clubs.

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  5. Had an interesting lesson with someone using the Capto Putting system. Here's the LINK.

    Was similar to SAM lab type data, but it was way more realtime and the instructor knew right away how to tweak my stroke based upon the data. Interesting too for the Indian not the Arrow folk as my numbers changed dramatically when I tried different putters. Impact efficiency, basically smash factor, changed quite a bit with the different putters. That was something not surprising based upon how different putters feel when rolled, but it was cool to have the data to back up that feeling.

    Aim point lessons have probably had the greatest impact on my putting. Reads are so much better than pre-Aimpoint

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  6. Ten Years of MGS Buckets

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    It’s kind of crazy to think that I have been writing reviews and other golf related articles for mygolfspy for almost ten years. That means that my soon to be twenty-year-old son was ten. Funny how fast life can fly by when you are not paying attention, or even when you are paying attention, I suppose.

    Anyway, over the years I have written a whole load of things, both here and on the blog. I have somewhere around 280 pages of forum posts and nearly 200 blog articles. That’s quite a few words about this silly sport that we love!

    It’s interesting to look back on some of those reviews, and see how the subject of the review worked out in the long haul. One of my earliest mygolfspy reviews focused on the Clicgear 3.0 pushcart, and obviously Clicker is still going strong. The new straps on the 4.0 model look pretty cool. Other products, such as the PivotPro, didn’t fare so well in the market, though preventing excess weight shift to the outside of my right foot is still a thing.

    While I am down to check out just about anything golf related, there are a couple of things that I always viewed as apex activities and/or products. Projects that were just a little bit more than the usual. 

    I always wanted to visit PING and see how their Phoenix plant operates (did that), and I’ve also wanted to get a fitting done at and tour Scotty Cameron HQ (not done that yet). There are just some things that stand out on the to do list, like in the photo above where I was able to get Callaway to donate sets of clubs to the First Tee. All reviews are fun, but some have extra significance.

    With that thought in mind, we get to the subject of today’s review, The Yeti Roadie 20. My fondness for Yeti gear may be the worst kept secret on mygolfspy, perhaps second only to my addiction to putters. Up until this point though, my reviews have all been focused on what I consider to be somewhat supporting cast Yeti products. Not saying that the soft-sided coolers and insulated drink wear are not solid products, they are. It’s more that what initially drew me to Yeti was their hard-sided coolers, and until today, those sturdy suds schleppers have remained unexplored.

    Not anymore.

    And so, without further prattling, lets dive into this river green YETI Roadie 20.

    Something Solid for Standing

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    I don’t remember if I recounted previously what a sales rep shared with me about the origin of the original YETI hard-sided cooler. If I’ve shared this anecdote before, and if you ask my wife, I probably have, then skip ahead. Otherwise, read on.

    Basically, the original YETI cooler was designed to allow fishermen to stand, or sit upon the cooler when in the boat, without worry about it collapsing. What synergistically happened was that once they achieved this level of structural stability, they also had produced a cooler that could hold ice for days, rather than more typical hours. Somewhere along the way they figured out that amazing cooling was a better marketing strategy than “you can stand on it”, and so the coldness became the main story.

    Enough history, let’s see what this Roadie 20 is all about.

    Definitely Durable

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    Whatever the Roadie 20 origin story, what YETI has produced is an insanely durable cooler. Like surviving two gorillas using the coolers as gladiator weapons durable. Naturally, the first thing that I did when the cooler arrived was stand on top of the cooler, perhaps even pretending to cast a line out. What I do in my own backyard is my business! Regardless, it didn’t even flex under my 212 lbs.

    Not really being remotely facetious about the fighting gorillas either. Check out this bear tag:

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    I’ve witnessed YETI quality of design time and time again in the other products, but with the Roadie 20, you can really see how these are engineered, perhaps over engineered even for longevity.

    Check out this photo of features taken from the YETI site and you’ll see that most of them share the theme of durability.

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    From the locking straps, to the hinge, to the wall design, nearly all of the aspects are about strength of construction. It’s one of the things that helps me to swallow the price of YETI items: they are designed to last, and their warranty backs that up as well.

    Porting the Potables

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    So let’s get to the real guts of the Roadie 20 review, how does it work as a cooler? Standing on it is all fine and good, but I can stand on lots of things that don't hold cold beer. Let’s look at the capacity and the cooling.

    Capacity

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    Here are a couple of shots showing how various bottles and cans fit into the Roadie 20.

    Wine

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    Beer Bomber

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    YETI Growler

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    Standard Bottles and Cans

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    So you can see that this, the smallest of the Yeti hard-sided coolers is not deep enough to take on a wine bottle or a 22oz beer bottle standing up. Tip them on their side though, and you can get a half dozen in there easy. I was pretty surprised that the half-gallon Rambler fit in there, but this definitely ups the road-trip-to-breweries potential of the Roadie 20.

    Naturally, tall cans and standard 12oz cans went in with ease, but there was one thing worth noting that differed a bit from the YETI info.

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    It was pretty easy to fit a 3x5 layer of cans across the bottom, and there was definitely room for a second layer on top of those. Sure, this cuts down the room for ice, but it would allow you to get more in there than the advertised 16 cans. I’d definitely wager that you could throw a case of beer in there, fill the remaining volume with ice, and that the 24thbeer would still be cold when you grabbed it.

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    Beer Spotlight: North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner

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    Just thought that I would share a little bit of info about the most amazing of beers: North Coast's Scrimshaw pilsner. Back in the fall, I had a Keto phase for about three months. This inspired me to seek out low carb beers, knowing that something out there must be better than Ultra. As it turns out, Scrimshaw has only 2 grams of carbs, and 100 calories per 12oz bottle. That’s actually lower than Ultra. It is 4.7% ABV with 22 IBU if that’s of interest. Bottom line is that it is a good beer, which happens to be low carb too. We actually had a keg of it for my 40thbirthday party. Who knew that we made the healthy choice?

     

    Cold For Days

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    So I didn’t go and buy a block of ice and see how long it would take to melt. I was going to, but then I saw how many people on YouTube have done that already. Instead, I explored the construction that enables the sustained coldness.

    The main player in the durability story is the thick, insulated walls of the cooler. Obviously this is the main ingredient for YETI’s signature cooling as well. This is also the design element that you see copied so frequently by the competitors. Lots of coolers out there now feature this rotomolded, double-walled, insulated design, but YETI was the company that came up with the modern version. It's the Anser of coolers.

    Along with the thick walls, the lid also plays a significant role in the cooling story. At home, it doesn’t matter how much you insulate your walls if you have drafty doors. Too too with the Roadie 20. The lid gasket and body fit together in such a way that the cooler seals seemingly airtight. My pressure testing hardware is out at shop for repair right now, so I can’t say that it is airtight for sure, but it seems that sealed to me.

    Thick, insulated walls, combined with airtight sealing are the keep cool components for the Roadie 20. As long as you don’t keep opening it up all of the time, your cans will stay cold for a long while.

    There are Some Cold Spots

    There are a couple of things that you will want to be aware of if you are thinking about grabbing a Roadie 20, or one of the other YETI hard coolers. First, these coolers can get heavy quickly. The Roadie 20 weighs fifteen pounds empty, and obviously much more than that once you add ice and cans. Remember this before you head out with it on the two mile walk to the beach. If I have a hike ahead of me, I’d probably go with a soft-sided option like the Hopper series. The handle on the Roadie 20 is ergonomic and stout, but prolonged lugging could make this cooler feel like you are swinging a kettle bell. Remember though, every beer that you drink makes the cooler that much lighter.

    While the hard sides are great at making the Roadie 20 an unsquishable structural marvel, they also make it unsquishable. This cooler will not cram into the trunk last. You’ll need to pack around it. You can pack one less chair though for that soccer tournament as you can safely just sit upon the Roadie 20.

    Successfully Stalking the YETI

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    While I am not ruling out any future YETI reviews, I do feel a sense of closure now that I’ve run the gamut from tumbler to cooler; hard-sided to soft. The Roadie 20 is a solid cooler (literally). It’s not a cooler for the walking golfer, but those of the riding ilk could have it sit co-pilot, or lash it down to the back rack on the cart. It does have openings specifically designed from lashing. Be sure to ask your marshal to help you tie it down.

    I’m looking forward to many road trips with the Roadie 20 in 2020. Cheers MGS peeps!

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    Just a little bump to the Vista review.

    First, still using these headphones and they are by far my favorite to date. Daily use in the gym and still going strong.

    Below is the press release about the new came green color option, and the fact that they now have military-grade certified toughness. They have always had this, but now they have the official designation. Read all about it below:

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    PARK CITY, Utah  February 18, 2020  Jaybird, the leader in sport headphones for runners and adventurers, announced today the launch of a special edition colorway for its Jaybird VISTA™ Totally Wireless Sport Headphones – Planetary Green. VISTA is Jaybird's first true wireless headphone that meets U.S. military MIL-STD 810G rugged compliant standards, passing repeated shock, vibration, drop and crush tests, as well as withstanding tropical humidity, hurricane-force water and desert sandstorm conditions.  

    Tweet now: @JaybirdSport launches Planetary Green VISTA earbuds with EarthProof best-in-class IPX7 and Military Standard durability.

    “When we developed VISTA, we set out to build a headphone that lives up to the demanding conditions athletes face around the globe,” said Jamie Parker, CEO of Jaybird. “The Earthproof™ construction of VISTA, now meeting U.S. Military standards to withstand the harshest environments, is a strong acknowledgment of the bar Jaybird is setting in true wireless durability.”

    Planetary Green is a special-edition color pattern inspired by the planet we love, the places we play, and the explorers who inspire us. Just as Jaybird brings cutting-edge technology into the wilderness, the topographic camo pattern of Planetary Green is a visual reminder of how digital and natural worlds intersect. With an EarthProof™ encapsulated and IPX7 water and sweat proof construction, incredible audio quality with 6mm milled drivers, a secure and comfortable sport fit, up to 16 hours of listening, personalized music experience through the Jaybird app and stashable charging case, VISTA can power any adventure or workout. Jaybird VISTA has received numerous awards, including Runner's World Editor's Choice, Gear Patrol's 100 Best Products of 2019, as well as GOOD DESIGN™ and iF DESIGN™ awards.

    Availability

    Jaybird VISTA Totally Wireless Sport Headphones in Planetary Green is now available at jaybirdsport.com and select e-tailers and later this month at local retailers for a suggested retail price of $179.99. Planetary Green joins Vista's other in-line colors: Mineral Blue, Nimbus Gray and Black, all of which featureEarthProof™ durability. For more information, please visit jaybirdsport.com or connect with us on Instagram or Facebook. The Jaybird app is free and available through the iOS and Android app stores.

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