$75 (pre-order); www.theundress.com/
A major Kickstarter campaign this fall has funded a company that is marketing a great way for sweaty women runners, cyclists or beachgoers to change out of wet workout gear without the risk of getting naked in public or having to submit to the indignity of changing in a public restroom stall. It’s an ingenious dress with draw strings and strategically placed pockets that allows women to disrobe and put on dry clothes without exposure. You can still contribute, via a wait list, and be among the first to get the undress when production kicks in. Its instructive video shows how it’s done.
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▪ Selk’Bag wearable superhero sleeping bags
As if wearable sleeping bags weren’t dorky enough, now you can camp out and be Spider Man or Captain America. Selk’Bag and Marvel Comics have teamed to take wearable sleeping bags “to the next level” with four sizes of bags – from 4-foot-6 to 6-foot-4. There are Velcroed sleeves that allow your hands to be free to, you know, fight off evildoers before hitting the sack.
▪ Backpacker magazine guide to base layers
Anyone who braves the outdoors in the dead of winter knows the importance of a snug and warm base layer that actually stays dry. Backpacker magazine tested the top seven models and rates them on factors such as warmth, wicking of sweat and “stink factor.”
▪ “10 Shameless Ways to Get a Free Drink”
1. Join a rewards club
2. Ask for it as compensation if flight is delayed or you’re asked to change seats
3. Sign up for airline newsletters
4. Stay at hotels with free happy hours (Embassy Suites, Kimpton hotels)
5. Scope out art gallery events with open bars
6. Attend the Captain’s Party on a cruise ship
7. Use Groupon or other deals sites
8. Hit up the airport lounge
9. Let people know you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, etc.
10. Attend an art auction at sea
“Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.” Roseanne Barr
Compiled by Sam McManis, firstname.lastname@example.org