Defgrip on UP



Jeff Klugiewicz, Rob Diquattro, T.J. Henderson, Nick Wilbat, Anthony Loconte, Ryan Wayne and myself headed out on an excursion to loop Lake Michigan and scope out the Upper Peninsula while camping out along the way. We stopped in a few cities, rode some bikes, took a ferry over to Mackinac Island and laughed our asses off the entire four day trip. It was something I think we all needed as summer was winding down; a relaxing trip with a group of rad dudes.

Huge thanks to Poler for helping us out on the trip and props to Anthony Loconte for living with a camera strapped to his hand the entire time.

Click below to check out the video.


Poler Excursion Pack

poler, excursion bag


The folks over at Poler just released the Excursion Pack. Basically… it looks nice, holds stuff and doubles as a camera bag via this handy  camera insert  which is sold separately.  The bag should function equally as well outside of the the woods (I’m assuming).

More official info and colors HERE.

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.