See the breathable raincoat that’s taking over Amazon

At TODAY we take care to recommend items we hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY may get a small share of the revenue.Using interviews with specialists, online reviews and personal experience, TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! TODAY does have affiliate relationships with various online retailers. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue. During the warmer months, we usually try to avoid wearing a lot of layers, but one piece of outerwear is sometimes necessary: a rain jacket. Finding the right one can be a challenge, because the jacket needs to have good coverage to keep you dry, but it also shouldn’t leave you too hot and sweaty. So when we came across this popular option on Amazon, we were definitely intrigued. This rain jacket is a No. 1 best-seller and has seen an 8,159% increase in sales in the last 24 hours, according to Amazon’s Movers and Shakers page. It’s available in sizes extra-small to double extra-large, and it comes in black, green, gray and navy. Some of the coat’s key features,...

164 safety light curtains form ‘world’s broadest portfolio’

Omron has announced a family of 164 new safety light curtains, with the claim that they form the industry’s broadest portfolio. The F3SG-SR/PG curtains provide finger (10mm beam gap), hand (20mm), leg (40mm), and body protection (80mm), and cover protective heights from 160–2,480mm. They are IO-Link compatible, and can thus be linked into IoT systems on factory floors. The F3SG-SR models are designed to protect machine openings and are available immediately in Japan. They have 20m operating ranges, except for the finger protection version which has a 10m range. The multi-beam F3SG-PG models are designed to guard machine perimeters and will be available “soon” with beam gaps of 300, 400 or 500mm, and operating ranges of up to 70m. The curtains have slim housings with cross-sections of 38 x 32mm, making them about half the size of some rivals. Omron says that the curtains will simplify selection and design, thus saving time and effort. They share the same methods of installation and wiring, allowing designs to be standardised. The curtains comply with global safety standards and cover almost all protection applications. Each beam has a three-colour “area beam indicator” that...

Save An Old Drill From Landfill, With Some Lithium-Ion Magic

What do you do, when your trusty cordless drill starts to lose battery capacity? You bought it a decade ago and parts are a distant memory, so there’s no chance of buying a new pack. If you are [Danilo Larizza], you strip away the old NiMh cells, and replace them with a custom pack (Italian, Google Translate link) made from 18650 Li-ion cells. The build is a straightforward one to anyone familiar with lithium-ion packs, but to a battery newbie it should serve as a handy step-by-step description. He starts by selecting a range of matched cells from discarded laptop batteries and adds an off-the-shelf battery management board to keep everything safe. Interestingly he appears to have soldered his wires to the cells rather than the more usual spot-welding, sadly for many of us a spot-welder is beyond our means. It would be interesting to know both the mechanical integrity of the resulting connection and whether the heat of soldering might in some way affect the cells. Firing up the drill with the new pack is not the immediate success he hoped it would be, the start-up current is so high that the battery management board goes into a fault condition. This situation is resolved with a ...

What are the evocative sounds and smells of your childhood? The sensations that you didn’t notice

What are the evocative sounds and smells of your childhood? The sensations that you didn’t notice at the time but which take you back immediately? For me one of them is the slight smell of phenolic resin from an older piece of consumer electronics that has warmed up; it immediately has me sitting cross-legged on our living room carpet, circa 1975. “Get ready for a life that smells of hot plastic, son!” John Atherton [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.That phenolic smell has gone from our modern electronics, not only because modern enclosures are made from ABS and other more modern plastics, but because the electronics they contain no longer get so hot. Our LCD TV for instance nowadays uses only 50 watts, while its 1970s CRT predecessor would have used several hundred. Before the 1970s you would not find many household appliances that used less than 100 watts, but if you take stock of modern electrical appliances, few use more than that. Outside the white goods in your kitchen and any electric heaters or hair dryers you may own, your appliances today are low-powered. Even your lighting is rapidly being taken over by LEDs, which are at their heart low-voltage devices. There are...

As with so many complicated health issues, cleaning up your diet is a good place to

As with so many complicated health issues, cleaning up your diet is a good place to begin, says Megan Sheppard. Q. I have developed white patches on my arms, that my naturopath tells me are vitiligo. I have checked it out on the internet and some of the images are really concerning me.  The patches are only small right now, but I need to stop them from developing like some of the photographs I have seen.  The white patches are caused by a cessation in the natural pigmentation process, which is, of course, far more obvious if your skin is olive or dark.  The actual trigger for the loss of pigmentation is thought to be a result of a number of factors coming into play rather than one specific cause, hence the difficulty in treating this condition. Alcohol, caffeine, processed and sugary foods should all be cut from the diet completely for best results.  Tests indicate that low levels of stomach acid, low levels of B vitamins, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid), fungal overgrowth on the skin or internally, and/or pernicious anaemia are all potential factors. Take a high strength B-Complex that will provide 400mcg of folic acid and 500mcg of B12 daily, if you are deficient in the B-v...

Fleetworthy Solutions Announced as ATA Featured Product Provider

ARLINGTON, Va., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing Fleetworthy Solutions’ COMPLY 2.0, a transportation compliance solution, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. “Safety and regulatory compliance are vital to the growth of the business of our members and the safety of America’s roadways,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Our members are investing in products and software like the ones offered by Fleetworthy Solutions because it allows them to safely and efficiently grow their business while also ensuring and promoting a culture of compliance and safety.” Fleetworthy Solutions provides software and process consultation that assists companies with compliance and asset management through their proprietary software solution, COMPLY 2.0. “Renewing our connection to and relationship with the ATA is always exciting for us. We have uncovered multiple channels through which we can reach our customers in a more efficient and widespread manner,” said Fleetworthy Solutions CEO Mike Precia. “We look forward to another year partnering with ATA as a member of th...

Global Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Market 2019 | Industry Revenue, Manufacturing by Recent Trends and Comprehensive Research Expands Significant CAGR Till 2025

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When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. Forget stealing the hotel shampoo. Fill these durable Cordura bags with your shower and grooming essentials instead, and you’ll have everything you need in reusable, leakproof containers. Each weighs less than half an ounce and carries three ounces of liquid—well within TSA restrictions. Not all Dopp kits are created equal. The North Face’s version is made from tough ballistic nylon that easily withstands shower spray and mist. More importantly, it has a wide opening, a flat bottom, and a hook, so it can sit upright on the countertop or hang from the showerhead, always within reach. There are plenty of organic, biodegradable soaps out there, but it’s hard to beat the classic: Dr. Bronner’s. A liquid pure-castile soap (no chemicals or phosphates), it doubles as shampoo and bodywash. The label also makes for fun bathroom reading. Showers are great—when you can take them. But it’s not always possible, so make sure you have a pack of these wipes in your kit. They’re extra thick but soft enough to use in th...

Tommy Hilfiger joins Gap, Ralph Lauren and Lord & Taylor in closing its Fifth Ave flagship store

RewardStyle President Amber Venz Box on how the company’s app helps consumers shop for items used by social media influencers. Tommy Hilfiger announced this week that it will shutter its 22,000 square-foot global flagship location on New York City’s famous avenue as part of the company’s new “strategic objective” in reshaping its retail landscape. The company’s CEO Daniel Grieder said it also plans to close its store on Miami’s iconic shopping strip on Collins Avenue at the end of the month as well. Grieder said the retailer will instead continue to focus and invest in its online sales and the ongoing expansion of strong wholesale distribution partners. Tommy Hilfiger now joins the long-list of other retailers who have abandoned the shopping strip in recent months. Last year, Gap, Henri Bendel and Lord & Taylor all announced it will close its flagships stores. Earlier this year, Calvin Klein, which like Tommy Hilfiger is also owned by PVH Corp, announced it too is set to close its flagship store this spring. However, its store is located on Madison Avenue, just one block from Fifth Avenue. In 2017, Ralph Lauren was one of the first big clothing retailers to announce it...

The Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping on Two Wheels

The only thing more exhilarating than hitting the open road is hitting the open road on two wheels. Whether that means on a motorbike or under your own power on a traditional bicycle, there’s nothing like cruising some backcountry road at sunset with the wind in your hair, George Thorogood in your ear, and a few bugs in your teeth. When you’re ready to overnight along the way and an ordinary roadside motel won’t do, you need a proper motorcycle tent. Here are four of the best. Lone Rider’s MotoTent V2 is the closest thing to a gold standard in two-wheel tents. The best-in-class motorcycle tent features a large sleep area roomy enough for two riders and their gear. The integrated vestibule is wide enough for one adventure motorcycle with panniers. High-quality materials all around — a fire-retardant ripstop nylon shell, waterproof zippers, and aircraft-grade aluminum stakes — make it damn-near-bulletproof. Yet, the entire affair weighs just 12 pounds. The downside is that you’ll pay handsomely for the privilege of owning the best. A new MotoTent will set you back more than $550. Like Lone Rider, Redverz is well-respected in the world of adventure biking and two-whe...

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Five household tricks for getting rid of poo stains

Unfortunately, it happens; most UK homes don’t have a bidet and unless you squirt a bit of water on your bumhole after you wipe it, there’s a high chance there might be some, er, leftover marks from your trip to the toilet. We’re human, shit happens (quite literally) and we’re not in the business of shaming people for their poo routines. You’re unlikely to notice it until you take your underwear off at the end of the day, and so the stain has effectively settled into the fabric – making it harder to get rid of. Here are some household tips and tricks on how to get your undies back to their original, glorious state. ‘Any stains that are soluble with water can be rectified with white vinegar,’ Esther Temple, cleaner and cleaning expert at Gear Hungry, tells Metro.co.uk. ‘Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with 1.4 litres of water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the stain and leave to settle. ‘Do not be tempted to water down the vodka as this will dilute the spirit’s power to neutralise smells. Vodka works to collect the odorants properties together. ‘When the vodka is left to evaporate, it will also lift the smell. Always make sure that you use original vodka and not ...