The shoes of the day’s first Betty shoe review. Why did I choose this shoe for the first Betty post?
- The Puma OSU was recommended by one of our fantastic readers, thanks! (Better functionality is coming for all of you to send the shoes you would like me to rate, rant and review — stay tuned. For now, simply leave a comment below with a shoe that you would like a review written about.)
- Shoe of many colors. Most smart guys know not to limit the ladies. I wonder if Donny‘s wife has a pair of these. I’ll call her tomorrow. Honestly Betty, think of the outfits you could accessor-izzle with these! I would imagine that these shoes would be a good go-to when in outfit distress. The most difficult decision for you now becomes which eye-liner, purse, bracelet, watch, nail polish, hat, earrings, shirt, belt, pants and socks to complement them.
- Puma makes funky shoes. I appreciate that they aren’t afraid to explore different materials, designs and COLORS. They even offer a Mongolian BBQ for the truly shoe hungry.
- I have wanted to use the word “Betty” and “Sneaker” in the same sentence for a long time. Check.
Enjoy the shoes of the day: The Puma OSU
The ‘Lady Line’, a sporty safety shoe for women, is added to our range of protective shoes. The combination of protection and comfort with an ultimate lady look was produced in response to a growing demand for more inventive safety products for women.
Here is a package of Indonesia from Adidas Materials of the World Series. Indonesian Series includes two Metro Attitude Hi’s, a cap and a tracksuit.
converse all-star (duffle coat)
adidas footwear are always fancy for your outdoor activity, sport and for fashion. for sport you can choose adidas performance, and for fashion you can choose adidas originals
I need a camera backpack to carry a Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS Lens Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS Lens or Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens attached to a pro Canon body along with any other lenses or accessories (including a tripod) I need for an outing. There are several options available for doing so (including the Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW and Lightware z600), but I found the Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack to be the best option for me personally.
The Lowepro Trekker AW II Users Guide provides lots of insight into Lowepro's quality camera backpacks and is worth reading if you are serious about purchasing a camera backpack.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack is a very large camera backpack - you probably don't want to use this pack for carrying your DSLR camera body and a short telephoto lens around town. But, if you need to carry a super-telephoto lens and/or a lot of equipment, the Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack is up to the task.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack is pictured above with a Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS Lens, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS Lens, four mid-sized Canon L Lenses with hoods reversed and some accessories. Obviously there is room for a Pro DSLR camera body to be stored above the telephoto lens (sorry - I was using it to take the picture). A Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens or Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens mounted on a 1-Series pro body makes for a tight fit length-wise - the zippers barely close - but I use it regularly for these lenses. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens also fits tightly - depth is the tight dimension with this lens zipped inside.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack comes with many additional hook and loop-attached padded dividers not shown in the above configuration. The entire main storage area is thickly padded and is opened/closed with a quiet, water-resistant heavy duty YKK zipper that has small plastic tube-covered cord pulls.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack has a large amount of storage available in additional to the main cavity. Small/thin items can be stowed in the see-through rear lid/cover pocket. Anything with a SlipLock attachment (such as a Lens Case) can be added to the many side, back and belt SlipLock loops. The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack includes two long/tubular SlipLock cases (one padded and one non-padded). An included tripod foot holder and tripod clips allow a tripod to be mounted on the sides or back of this camera backpack. I suppose you could get two additional holders to mount three tripods if you wanted to. D-rings and loops are also in abundance.
Just because you can fit everything into this camera backpack does not mean you will want to. It is easy to put more in this pack than you will want to carry any distance. Weight will quickly become an issue if you fill all of the storage areas with lenses and other heavy accessories. The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack is not light, but not heavy considering its size, quality, protectiveness and ruggedness.
Storage is not the only configurable on this camera backpack (and perhaps not the most important). Adjustments are found all over the pack to maximize the support and comfort the Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack provides to each of our unique bodies. Perhaps the biggest and most unique adjustment involves an ingenious device called the Pack Jack. Shaped like a large, flat arrow, the thin, stiff plastic Pack Jack slides down behind the shoulder strap harness to release the hook & loop that holds it in place. Adjust the shoulder harness to your preferred ride height and slide the Pack Jack out. The hook & loop again takes solid hold and the Pack Jack stows out of the way behind the shoulder harness (or can be removed completely). You are left with a pack customized for your back.
Adjustments on the shoulder strap, sternum strap and the belt complete a customized-to-you fit. This camera backpack model features two aircraft-grade aluminum staves (an internal frame) aid in transferring the weight to your hips. Thick padding surrounds your body, a breathable mesh allows moisture evaporation from your back. Lowepro was generous with the length of belt they provided. I need to figure out what to do with all of the excess.
The exterior of the Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack features water-resistant 600D ripstop nylon and 600D Endura™ nylon. It is attractive and rugged with a quality feel. A rain coat-like cover is included (stowed in a pouch) to help keep the backpack dry.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker AW II Backpack features nice rubberized handles on top and side - They are nice for carrying the pack or for assistance when putting it on or taking it off your back. An included shoulder strap attaches to one side of the pack. A cover zippers over the backpack straps (keeps them from getting caught on something) or stows in a hook & loop-closed pouch under the camera backpack.
An included Lowepro Daypack can be stored in the main zippered section cover or removed and used by itself.
We participate since 1996 with a stand in the Swiss Pavilion in the largest European Defence Exhibition, EUROSATORY, which takes place every second year in Paris. Initially, the French Army only placed small scale orders, mainly for mine clearing units, using our Swiss Tool.
At the Eurosatory and through publications in Defence Magazines, we created the interest of French defence industry giants SAGEM who were awarded by the French Army with the development of a completely new, highly sophisticated infanterist equipment. The program is called FELIN which stands for Fantassin à Equipments et Liaison Intégrés. (see www.army-technology.com/projects/felin)
A multipurpose plier tool had to become part of this program and SAGEM has selected a variety of products of different suppliers to be tested and compared.
SAGEM decided that the black oxidized Swiss Tool, which we already sell to the Norwegian Army (since 1998) and Australia (since 2001) is matching best with their requirement. They further decided that each tool shall be equipped with an explosive cap crimper in order not to issue a different tool for those soldiers involved in pyrotechnical works.
After a first test series, we delivered the first official quantity in 2008. Presently we are working with our French representatives Waldmann SA and SAGEM on a "contract cadre" for the delivery of the first 6'000 units. The French Army does foresee to equip approx 30'000 soldiers with this high tech equipment with a cost of various 10'000 SFr each ! Other Nato Armies, for instance also the Italian, are orienting themselves at the FELIN program. So the order with the French army might be groundbreaking for our efforts in other countries too.