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Jeff Icepick Mackinac

So, about a month ago, I put together a trip for some of us midwest guys: Jeff K, T.J. Henderson, Rob Diquattro, Ryan Wayne, Nick Wilbat, Anthony Loconte and myself to head out on a four day adventure to camp around Lake Michigan. We didn’t go into the trip thinking it would be 100% riding and I don’t think any of us wanted or needed that anyway.

Poler helped us get outfitted with some camping gear, as pretty much none of us were experienced campers and most of us had little to no camping experience. As with any trip nothing goes exactly as planned and time constraints didn’t’ allow us to get in everything we wanted and we definitely didn’t get to ride as much street as we would have liked, but that didn’t keep anyone down. We all had a blast and laughed the entire trip, especially from all of Rob’s antics and newly acquired front brake skills on a bike nearly half the size of his own.

Click below to scope out some snaps from the trip and be on the look out for a trip edit to drop later this week filmed by Anthony Loconte.

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Poler Camping Stuff

Poler’s “about” page pretty much says it all:

POLER CAMPING STUFF makes sleeping bags, tents, bags, and accessories that is simple, good looking, well designed gear for people that are travelers, couch surfers, regular surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders, bicyclists, parents, kids, car campers and anyone else looking for something that looks good, is a good value and is all about having fun on road trips and in the outdoors.

I recently came across the Poler site, and immediately liked what I saw. This is big considering I never go camping. I slept on rocks once at Lake Mead and would be psyched as shit to have the Nap Sack.

Anyway… this stuff looks cool, fun and the art direction is on point. I’ve never thought about owning a shirt from a camping brand until now.

Any of you BMX’ers who are partial to sleeping out in the woods on road trips (or on various couches) should eyeball this stuff.