Beer time. – Solstus’ Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated 12oz Can Colster



It is not a secret that my family loves its’ stainless steel tumblers. Since the tumblers have become widespread and heavily used, new forms have emerged. My older son gave the Yeti stainless can kozies, as gifts for Father’s Day this past year. So, we even have those, lol. This particular Solstus koozie is a competitor that has hit the market. There are some differences to this one, that makes it more usable for bottled beers, than the Yeti can koozie. This one’s shape is just slightly different. So, it can easily accommodate both 12oz cans and bottles. It is made out of plastic and stainless steel. There is even a secret, thermal lock gasket, that helps to secure your bottle or can. It definitely held our Corona really well. It didn’t rock at all, in the Koozie; a perfect fit. The stainless steel is 18/8 stainless, and it is vacuum sealed, double wall construction. That is what gives it it’s great insulation properties. The plastic is part of the screw on top. It is threaded well, and easy to do. Just unscrew the top, and place your bottle or can inside of it, and screw the top back on. Then, just enjoy, relax, or party. Whatever is on your agenda. It is stated that this koozie will keep your drink cooler 10X longer than without. It definitely keeps it cooler longer, I can attest to that much anyways. I like the little added green color of this holster. We like to call it Zombie Green, lol. It’s a fun twist to a stainless koozie. I love the no sweat factor this koozie delivers. And, you do not have to worry about it rusting here on the coast, since it is made out of quality stainless steel.  It is just like our stainless steel tumblers. It’s comfortable to hold and use. It’s sturdy in construction, and highly durable. We have no complaints.

I received this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Solstus Double Wall Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated 12oz Can Colster / Koozie / Insulator.

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Time for a cold one. – Buy Chiefs’ Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Koozie Insulator Twin Pack



We have become fans of the stainless steel tumblers on the market, and use them daily. Stainless Steel is such a durable material. It does not rust. It does not naturally harbor fungus, bacteria, and mold. That is why its’ the material of choice in professional kitchens. I am so happy to see the market expanding. If we buy specialty drinks or beer, they normally come in glass bottles. Drinks taste pretty darn good out of the glass bottles too. So, we were very happy to see this set. It is fantastic. Just unscrew the bottom of the container, and slide your bottle in, and close it up. This set is amazing. It has a screw top for the top to keep out nature debris, and bugs, and then the bottom opening, to place your drink into it. This set is a 2 pack. In it you get: 2 Stainless Steel Bottle Holders, 2 Stainless Steel Bottle Openers, and 2 Neoprene bottle sleeves, along with an ebook on brewing beer. You really can’t beat it. The beer bottle holders will hold most 12oz bottles, so you don’t have to drink beer to use these.

Here is a list of some beers the company says fit these stainless koozies:

Angry Orchard Hard Cider


Ballast Point




 Big Sky

Black Diamond



 Bud Light

 Bud Light Lime

 Bud Light Platinum

 Bud Light Aluminum



 Coors Light

Dogfish Head



 Goose Island

Gordon Biersch



Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer

Johnny Appleseed Cider


 Michelob Light

 Michelob Ultra

 Miller Genuine Draft

Miller High Life

 Miller Lite

Pepsi Glass Bottle

 Redd’s Apple Ale

Samuel Adams

Shiner Bock


These koozies are insulated. They have a neoprene liner, and the bottom cap, also has a neoprene liner in it. This also helps keep the bottle seated, quietly in the koozie. I love that they added a neoprene external sleeve, to put the stainless bottle holder in. Each neoprene sleeve has a stainless steel bottle opener attached to it too. This is the ultimate holder for parties/bbqs outside in the summer. This set up definitely helps keep your drink colder, longer! I had an unopened bottle stay cold for 10 hours in this set up. And that external holder, makes it so easy to hold onto them as well. Since they attached the bottle opener to the holder, you also always have that handy as well. It really is a well thought out set. So far, I haven’t noticed any problems with the threading on the bottom opening. Could they improve on it, yes they can. But, it is working well so far. Otherwise, I have no complaints. It’s a great, and highly useful set. Perfect for gift giving.

(The Corona bottle is a little too tall for the Koozie. It fits, but the screw on top does not.)

I received this, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – Buy Chiefs’ Stainless Steel Beer Bottle Koozie Insulator Twin Pack + Two Bottle Openers + Two Bonus Insulated Bags + E-Book + Gift Box. Pack of 2.

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The newer collapsible chair. – Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest.


I don’t know about you, but I hate lugging around those usual camping chairs. The bags are long, and they take up too much room in the car. They are even cumbersome to carry, since we always have more than one. I have been wanting to test out one of these chairs for a long time. I am soooo impressed with their take down size, and with their higher weight tolerance. This chair from Trekology can hold up to 300lb, which is great for a collapsible chair. This is perfect for larger parents, or parents who always have a child on their lap. You won’t have to worry about the chair giving way, like some do. They even use a very thick and durable fabric. If you really know backpacks, you will immediately understand the 1000D Nylon material used. Most backpacks use a 600D. The more tactical, heavy duty packs use 1000D. It lasts so much longer, and can really put up with more abuse. I think that was a great choice of material for a chair like this. It’s very thick. I love how well made the chair is. The stitching on the fabric was done all tight and on point. The seeming was done perfectly. You can tell the craftsmanship as you look it over. Even the storage bag is made quite well. Down the top of the storage bag, you will find a strip of molle webbing. You’ll be able to attach other items you might need to this bag. I love being able to organize our things, in a quick and simple manner. The bag itself only measures 14” long. They state on their ad page that the chair weighs only 3.5lbs. I weighed it with my fish scale, and it cane up at only 3.22lbs. So, that was awesome. It’s even less weight to pack out if you are going hiking and camping. The chair is pretty simple to put together. The frame is designed with a hinge system. There is a Velcro strap connecting it together. Just undo it when you remove it from the bag, and then do a snapping motion to open and click the frame together. We discovered it snaps into form pretty quick that weigh. It’s made out of aluminum, and really holds up our weight well, and even in the grass, on mushy ground. Then, just place the chair cover onto the frame. My husband called it more of a recliner feel, and I have to agree with him. The head rest is really just part of the chair. It’s a high back chair, so you can really lean back into it, and the chair stays very stable. You can easily fall asleep in this chair and take a nap. Fortunately, it’s just as easy to take apart as it is to put it together. We absolutely love the chair. Thanks Trekology!

I received this at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. Opinions expressed are 100% solely my own.

– Trekology’s Compact Portable High Back Camping Chair with Head Rest – Ultralight Backpacking Chair in a Bag.

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So, so comfortable. – Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.


If you like to go camping, go to the beach, or just lounge, this is for you. The concept is pretty cool, and it really works. All you need is some wind, and you have a couch to sit or lie on. If you have ever used a dry bag, you can operate this with ease. It literally functions as a dry bag does. This particular couch from Stoga, has a maximum weight limit of 330 – 440lbs. That is a lot of weight. One person can comfortably lie down on it, and three smaller people can sit on it comfortably. You may have to roll yourself over to get up though, lol. The couch is just full of air, and getting out of it is not the most graceful action. To fill it up you need to open the bag, and hold it up with the compartment open, facing the wind. If there is no wind, create your own by running. It doesn’t take much to fill it. Now, after you fill it with air, you roll the end over like 3 times, and then clip it shut. Voila, you have a couch to get cozy on. The material for the outside of the couch is a Nylon. The interior of the couch is PVC. It’s pretty durable, and puts up with the weight of me and my husband, together, lol. It’s very easy to keep clean, and dries quickly in case you get it wet poolside, or beachside. You can even use it indoors, for that impromptu sleepover. I love how lightweight this is. It arrives with its own shoulder bag to store and carry it in. It weighs only 3lbs, which is really light. You need wind to fll it up, but if it gets too windy, it can blow away if no one is on it. You can get a sand stake, or yard stake, and some paracord. Then just loop the paracord through the strap you buckled. Then it can’t blow away when you get up; problem solved. Also, remember to take your keys out of your pocket, or anything sharp you may have. The material can actually put up with a lot, but you can put a hole in it, if not careful. Overall, I am really impressed with this couch. The storage bag was not made with the best craftsmanship, but it works, and well too. It is easy to roll up the couch, and put it back in it, when you’re done with it too. I am comfortable recommending this product.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.: Klue Knights’ Stoga Outdoor Inflatable Couch Camping Furniture Sleeping Compression Air Bag Lounger.

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Swim in comfort. – Qeartex’s NorthPole Mens Swim Trunk With Cargo Pockets.


I may not be wearing them, but I like it when my husband has pockets in his bathing suit. It makes life easier for him, and I notice that. That’s important. I picked out this bathing suit in grey for him. I love the color grey, and it looks great with pretty much any shirt he chooses to wear with it. The material is really soft. He already had a pair like these in black, so I was happy to be able to review a similar pair in a different color. The style looks pretty nice on, and they function like a pair of shorts. You can wear these fishing, boating, out to an amusement park, swimming at the pool or beach. They are a great overall design; high functionality. There are a total of four pockets on these swim trunks. Two cargo pockets and two traditional pockets. The cargo pockets have two grommeted drain holes, each, and a Velcro closure. These are great to carry your wallet and keys in. I picked grey, but they offer these trunks in 10 different colors and sizes ranging from Men’s Small to Men’s XX Large. The thighs do accommodate muscular thighs, as well as tushies, lol. There is a mesh liner in these trunks, which we just cut out. My husband prefers to wear his own briefs, and this way he can use them as shorts while fishing, etc… It is so fast and simple to cut out the liner with a pair of scissors, in case that is what you prefer too. The waist has both an elastic and drawstring closure. I think that really makes for a more comfortable fit, especially when you are being physically active, like boogie boarding, and fishing, swimming, and the like. They are made out of Polyester, and so are easy to wash and dry. They will not shrink on you, and are pretty durable. We find that they run true to size as well. The length really depends on your height, lol. My husband is 5”11” and they go a little past his knees. So, they are the longer length. The inseam measured out at 9 ½” for the size L we received. Our pair will get a lot of use this summer, for sure.

I was afforded the opportunity to review this product, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. : Qeartex’s NorthPole Mens Swim Trunk With Cargo Pockets.

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Portable, solar lighting. – Vproof Direct’s Solar Light Portable Magnet Outdoor/ Indoor Rainproof Solar Lantern.


I am an LED nut, and a solar one too. You really can’t beat the combination either. LEDs are so durable and long lasting. I love how clear and bright their lights are too. I hate compact flourescents, and am so glad they are being used less and less. People treat them like a regular light bulb, when they are filled with a powder form of Mercury, which is so toxic. My older on broke one once in his room. What an extreme nightmare that was. Kids and animals can break LED lights in the home, without worry of any toxic fallout. So yea, I love LEDs!!!!!!!!!!!! I do have a collection. I am not to fond of the dark, and either is my youngest. It’s great to have a back of source of light when the lights go out do to a storm, or while traveling. This particular light is so cool. I love it. Not only is it waterproof, an LED, and solar powered, but is also has magnets on the back of it. It really holds too! And, to add icing to the cake, it also has a loop, so it can be hung and/or attach your own carabineer clip to it. That way you can clip it to your pack, solar panel out, so it charges throughout the day. This light is lightweight at 3.2oz and measures only 5” in diameter. It has 10 LEDs in it, and three modes: low, high, and a slow strobe/flash. That is the order how they come on as well. On low, which is still pretty bright, this light can go up to 8 hours on a full charge, and up to 5 on the other modes. I charged mine up through my window in the living room, so It’s so simple to do. On high, this light is 90 lumens, and can illuminate approx. 15sq. ft. of light. I have to admit, I didn’t measure the light area, lol. But, I can say, it really does illuminate a good area. It would definitely light up a tent, or the inside of a work trailer. It has a 3.7VDC Lithium Polymer Battery in it. There is only one button on the back of the light, in the middle of the solar panel. This operates the entire light; so simple. If you had to get out of your vehicle at night, in the dark, this light wood really be helpful. It would stick to the outside of the car, and give you hands free light, which is a great safety aid. I love that. You can have it charge by throwing it on your dash during the day, and then it can really serve as a great emergency light if you should need it, at night. I really can’t say enough about this light. It has so many useful attributes to it. It has quickly become one of my favorites.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Vproof Direct’s Solar Light Portable Magnet Outdoor/ Indoor Rainproof Solar Lantern, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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A summer of fun with Rose Kuli’s 12+1 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings Fishing Spinning Reel.


It’s almost warm enough for us to start back pier fishing. We really want to teach our 8 year old this year. He has been, but it’s time to really do. This reel is being set up for him. It is a very smooth reel to operate, which is key. We are very happy with this Rose Kuli reel. It is a 12 +1 ball bearing reel. You can use it for both freshwater, and saltwater fishing. Some of the features on this real are: Instant Anti-Reverse, 5.2:3 Gear Ratio, Power Drive Gear equipped, and an S Curved Oscillation System. All types of technical jargon there, lol. The handle has a button on the underside, just push it in, and the handle collapses flat. A great feature for storage and traveling. It can also be changed easily from the left to the right side. We mainly use braided line, which works great on this real. You can fit approx. 100-150 feet of line on here depending on the weight of the line. The body of the reel was made out of graphite. It has a machine cut brass pinion gear. I like the weight of the reel, as well as the “thumb/finger” grip. It is wide, and easy to use. My son is doing well with it. He has been walking around playing with it, getting used to it. It’s a great way for a child to become really comfortable and familiar with a new hobby and the equipment. The motor is computer balanced, and you can tell. It really is a well weighted, and smooth operating reel. The only part of the reel that was a little tight at first was the bale. But with a little use, it loosened up. We are really looking forward to a season of use with it. It has already put up with my son’s wear and tear, and it’s still running smoothly.

For a limited time, you can get 60% off this reel with this code, to be used at checkout: WD23LMYU

I was afforded the opportunity to review Rose Kuli’s 12+1 Stainless Steel Ball Bearings Fishing Spinning Reel Freshwater Saltwater With 5.2:1 Gear Ratio, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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The perfect fishing net. – Quick Fox Unlimited’s Bundle, Catch and Release Fly Fishing Net.


My family likes to fish. It’s an activity that all ages can do together, and is quite enjoyable. This fishing net from Quick Fox Unlimited is gorgeous. It comes with a really strong, magnetic release cord too. My husband was actually surprised at how strong the magnet is. The basket of this fishing net is made out of a rubber mesh. It is gentle on the fish if you are doing catch and release, and if you are fly fishing, will help enable an easy Fly removal as well. You can use this for any type of fishing. It does not have to be fly fishing. The craftsmanship of this net is top notch. I love the wood handle and frame. It has a beautiful two toned design, and is highly varnished to ensure the life of the wood. The basket was sewn on, so it is changeable if you damage it. There are little holes through the wood frame where the basket was attached with string. The hoop, area, or basket measures out at: “25 inches (hoop is 10.75″ x 16.75″ and 8″ deep).” The magnetic clasp clips on easily with a metal clip. It measures at 9″ coiled and 72″ stretched out. We do a lot of pier fishing, and this net will definitely come in handy. Besides the magnetic clip, this net also comes with a clip on stretchable neck lanyard. Both of these are perfect for when you are fishing in the water, and leaning over a pier railing. You can even take this net out when you fish from your kayak. Besides having a great reach, you are ensured not losing it, as long as you take advantage of its features. You don’t have to worry about the net dry rotting either because it’s rubber. This really is a fabulous fishing net. It’s a win, win. We are really happy about it, and are looking forward to a lot of fishing with it.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Quick Fox Unlimited’s Bundle, Catch and Release Fly Fishing Net with Rubber Basket and Magnetic Release Cord, at a reduced cost, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

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Summer is almost here. – Norty’s Wave Childrens Kids Aqua Socks.


Summertime is coming, and my son is getting excited about the beach. He was so looking forward to these shoes. Unfortunately, they did not fit. I had a very pouty boy on my hands. He wears a sz. 4 shoe, and has room in them, but these are definitely smaller! So unfortunate. I like how these water shoes have the toe areas slightly molded into them. It makes for a more natural footing. Inside, if you feel into the tow area, it feels smooth, but the toe area is wide for a natural foot, instead of pushing the toes together like most shoes. They do have a couple styles and many colors available to suit toddlers up to a child’s sz4 shoe. These have the usual black rubber sole, for great footing. They upper is a combination of mesh and Neoprene. The stitching was done alright. It’s not the best, but definitely serves its function. The Velcro piece is approx.. 1 ¾” long and ¾”s of an inch wide, at the widest point. I wish this was a tad larger. These also run a little narrow, so if you have to pull this across the top of the foot, it may not hold. I like how the rubber of the sole, curls up over the tips of the toes. It really helps to protect their little tippies from rocks. Neoprene is a highly durable material, and dries quickly. That’s why it’s the material of choice for water shoes. There is a little loop on the back of the shoe. My son really likes the style of the shoe, and is upset they do not fit. I recommend ordering a size up, and you should be happy with them.

I was afforded the opportunity to review Norty’s Wave Childrens Kids Aqua Socks Pool Beach Water Shoes, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. This product arrives as shown.

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