Zensah Woman’s Compression Socks Review

 

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I am an amateur weightlifter as well as a reviewer for NeuFutur. When I do certain exercises such as deadlifts, snatches, and the clean and jerk my shins require extra protection. Zensah women’s compression socks have become a must have for me during and after my workouts. Zensah’s women’s compression socks provide the right amount of pressure in the calves; the socks are tight enough they increase your blood circulation and in turn bring more of that much needed oxygen to your muscles. This allows for a longer and stronger work out. I also recommend using the socks after your workout. The increased blood flow can also help recovery times and post workout soreness. Zensah women’s compression socks are made of high quality materials with a reinforced toe and heel; you can choose from three different sizes and seven different colors. The socks are light weight and comfortable. They wick away sweat while keeping your body temperature stable. I would recommend these socks to anyone who is active and would like considerably greater support coupled with considerable comfort.

Make sure to check out the Zensah website for more information about the compression socks and the rest of their product line.

Rating: 9.5/10

Zensah Woman’s Compression Socks Review / http://www.zensah.com / http://www.zensah.com/women/women-socks/compression-socks.html

Unity Vibration Bourbon Peach American Wild Ale Review


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Unity Vibration is a different type of brewery, gathering most of its notoriety from producing premium Living Kombucha Tea. Unity Vibration’s owners Rachel and Terek Kanaan stepped out of the box and created Unity Vibration Kombucha beer. We had the pleasure of tasting their Peach Bourbon Wild American Ale. This beer was a unique experience, first you can’t just “crack” open the bottle, this stuff is very carbonated.

You have to open it very slowly allowing some of the gasses to release before fully removing the cap. The first smell of the beer is a mix of peach and that vinegary kombucha smell, yum. The taste is very light and refreshing, although the beer is called and ale with the addition of the kombucha it takes on the qualities of a sour. The beer is tart but has slight fruit sweetness, it would pair well with a salty snack such as roasted chickpeas or nori.

Altogether I would rate this beer an 8.5 out of 10. While it may be sweeter than the average beer, it holds up well to multiple servings. Unity Vibration Peach Bourbon Wild American Ale could easily become a favorite for beer drinkers looking for a different type of buzz. They add a unique contribution to the Michigan brewing scene, and we hope to see more in the months and years to come.

Wispr 2 Vaporizer Review

 

The Wispr 2 is an intuitive vaporizer, ensuring that users will easily be able to jump in and move away from combustion. With a quick fill of butane and the chamber, the Wispr 2 is ready for usage. After one turns it on and lets the orange light turn off, one can begin to take in vapor from the tobacco or herbal blend that they have placed into the chamber. An individual will be able to get about 5 to 10 minutes worth of vapor off of a chamber’s full of plant material, which can be easily removed and the Wispr 2 refilled for the next round.

The build quality of the Iolite Wispr 2 makes it travel well through the festival scene, treks to the campground, and anywhere else one that it could be trucked around. The Wispr 2 is only conspicuous when it regulates the temperature, “breathing” in a sense. Users have a comfortable time with it, the company has placed a latticework to simultaneously provide cooling for the product and a way to hold onto the Wispr 2. The Wispr 2 is a success because it simplifies the vaporization process. Rather than have to key in a temperature or hold a whip against the element, the Wispr 2 keeps things easy through a smart design and a voluminous user’s manual.

The Wispr 2 retails for $200, and can be purchased in a variety of colors (Brown, Green, Red, Blue, Orange, and Black). The vaporizer comes with a carrying pouch and cleaning / maintenance tools.  Make sure to visit the Iolite website to see their other products and news about their releases through the end of 2013 and into 2014.

Rating: 9.6/10

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Wispr 2 Vaporizer / Iolite / http://www.iolite.com

Leg Lube Performance Shave Gel

We received a sample of Leg Lube for review a few months ago. While I am a hairy man, I chose to utilize Leg Lube for shaving my face. It is the best shave aid that we have reviewed, due to its lube-like qualities.  No matter how dry my face was, a bead ran along my cheeks allowed for some of the closest shaves that I have had. Leg Lube maintained its usefulness even after a few swipes with the razor; other products have to be reapplied regularly. The amount of times I was able to shave with a bottle of Leg Lube was considerable; a 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle of the gel only costs about $9.

The coseness of the shave would even be more useful if one was a cross-country runner, swimmer, or participated in any sport that required the highest level of performance (and lowest levels of drag). Make sure to check out Leg Lube’s website for more information. They provide $5 shipping for 1 to 3 bottles of the shave gel.

Rating: 9.2/10

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Woman’s Shoe Review

 

The Adrenaline GTS 13 shoe is a solid effort in a number of ways. The 9.4 ounce weight of the shoe is balanced perfectly on the foot, while the eyelets are placed in a way that the shoe will not slip around on the foot. The inclusion of the moisture-managing element mesh allows for comfort in a wide array of climes; this design allows for moisture to evaporate while keeping feet at a proper temperature. The balance of comfort and fit is done well on the Adrenaline GTS 13; even on the longer runs, there is a relaxed feel that comforts more than it constricts. When compared to other all-terrain, long-haul efforts, I feel that the incidence of run-related issues (shin splints, foot ache) was considerably less with the Adrenaline GTS 13. The HPR Plus Outsole ensures that these shoes can continue to provide benefits to their owners long after they have initially laced them up; this rubber outsole can take a considerable amount of beating.

For those that are concerned about the environment, the BioMoGo midsole is biodegradable. The Adrenaline GTS 13 can be purchased directly from Brooks Running or from any well-stocked fitness store. Anyone that is looking to procure a pair of shoes that are eminently useful no matter what sort of activities one enters into. The durability of the Adrenaline GTS 13 are such that this will be the only pair of workout shoes that you will need for a very long time.  The shoes come in a wide array of colors, ensuring that they will match any sort of workout outfits; expect to outlay about $110 and taxes when you purchase a pair.

Rating: 9.4/10

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 Woman’s Shoe Review / Brooks Running / http://www.brooksrunning.comimages (1)

Vega Sport Protein Bar

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We were able to check out the Chocolate Coconut flavor and are pleased to report that it is absolutely delectable. When an individual eats a protein bar, there is an entire sense that what is being eaten is a step below a comparable candy bar. When I eat a Vega Sport Protein Bar, I feel that I am eating something that would be delectable (and nutritionally unsound).

However, the Vega Sport Protein Bar would be a stellar meal replacement or after-workout snack. The fat (7 grams, or 11% RDA) can easily be accommodated, while there is substantial dietary fiber (3 grams, 10% RDA). The bar contains 240 calories, which is about half of a pastry or similar delicacy.  For those that have an iron deficiency, the 15% daily value provided by the Vega Sport bar will assist considerably when bundled alongside required supplement. The bar provides benefits no matter where in the day one will eat it; the additional protein pre-workout will decrease the amount of lean muscle that is catabolized, while post-workout supplementation with the protein bar will decrease the severity of the inevitable crash that occurs.

Vega Sport has a number of other products; check their website out today for more information. The Vega Sport Protein Bar also comes in a Chocolate SaviSeed flavor. One can find Vega Sport products online or at any well-stocked supermarket or health store. The Vega Sport Protein Bar is one of the best we have ever had, and this bodes well for the company’s fortunes in 2013.

Rating: 9.2/10

Vega Sport Protein Bar / 15 Grams of Protein / http://www.vegasport.com

Schiek Power Series 425 Lifting Gloves

Schiek has released their Power Series 425 Lifting Gloves, and we are pleased to report that they are the best that we have ever received. The natural color of the gloves immediately provides a distinct look, while the sheer ruggedness of the build ensures that they will assist in workouts long after other gloves have given up the ghost. The padded thumb / palm allows for a tighter overall grip in all exercises. I noticed this particularly during barbell work. Individuals will be much more concerned about the weights that they are lifting rather than having to deal with pain from gripping onto the bar. The 425 model comes with a set of wrist wraps; I would suggest these to further ensure that one can put their focus into the lift, rather than the preparation.

The gloves are made of a synthetic leather (Amara), which holds up better than the real stuff. The gloves can be soaked and otherwise cleaned without any sort of breakdown; there were able to be restored to new status with little more than baking soda and water. The Power Series 425 shone no matter what we threw at them – a 5×5 regimen that included deadlifts, bench presses, overhead presses, and the like was made that much easier with the closeness of fit and additional padding that the gloves provided.

Schiek has a variety of different gloves available for sale on their website; no matter whether an individual wishes to have a little extra production while using the elliptical, biking, running, or weight training, Schiek has made a glove that will fit. They also offer various wraps and power lifting belt to further fill out a bodybuilder or powerlifter’s inventory. Check them out today.

Rating: 9.7/10

Power Series 425 Lifting Gloves / Schiek / http://www.schiek.com/ / http://www.schiek.com/gloves.html

Tera (MMORPG)

I have been a fan of MMORPGs for many years, when I was given the chance to play TERA I was immensely excited. The first thing I would like to discuss is the scenery, TERA’s backgrounds and animation are outstandingly clear and crisp.

 

The colors used in the game are bright and enjoyable in contrast to other MMORPGs. TERA provides many options for character creation, multiple unique races and classes to choose form. Game set up is very simple you are given the choice of playing using the keyboard or a controller, myself I used a keyboard. Game play is easy and fairly intuitive, if you’ve played this style of game before you’ll get it instantly.

 

I played as a Slayer, the leveling was quick and informative. You start out on an island that is for the first 11 levels, the quests you receive help you learn while enjoying yourself. There is even a small instance you can run on the island. In the latter levels the game became more challenging yet still casual enough for enjoyment. If I were to point out any flaw I would say the game could use another instance between levels 11-20. It felt like ages to actually get a decent instance. All in all I would recommend this game to gamers of all ages and skill levels. You can play easily with a few of the classes while others require experience.

 

I’d give the game 8/10.

 

Tera (MMORPG) / http://tera.enmasse.com/ /

ASICS Cross Back Bra Review

Working out as a woman provides some negatives (namely breasts) that impact working out. A good workout bra is essential, and ASICS has created just that. The straps are made of a solid material that keeps everything stationary, while the fabric is light enough to not increase one’s body heat. The bra comes in a black/white or a white format, which allows for a wide array of workout outfits to be used. The inclusion of the chest band to the Cross Back Bra has to be the best inclusion, as it works in tandem with the straps to make worrying about placement no major issue.

The double-layered cups increase the durability of the bra, while the straps on the Cross Back Bra are able to be adjusted considerably. Taken together, the Cross Back Bra is perhaps the best workout bra that we have had the chance to cover for NeuFutur. The quality, price, and comfortability of the product make it incredibly easy to bestow that honor. A wide array of sizes ensures that anyone that is concerned about their workout can benefit from the Cross Back Bra.

At $40, there is no reason that one should not purchase a Cross Back Bra from ASICS. The durability of the product is unmatched, while the material allows for sweat to be wicked away while still being conformable. Check out the websites linked above for their full lines, sale items, and the latest in news about the company – I believe that they will be providing more information about new shoe efforts and more in February.

Rating: 8.7/10

ASICS Cross Back Bra / WU0903 /http://www.asicsamerica.com/ / http://www.asicsamerica.com/Apparel/Bras—Bra-Tops/ASICS-Cross-Back-Bra-WU0903-Womens/

Vapir NO2 (Vaporizer)

I love herbal therapy and have been huge fan of combustion for years. Sometimes nothing can compare to a tightly rolled Dutch Master. I’ve tried many brands of vaporizers several times, but had not been sold on vaporization until I tried the Vapir NO2. When I use combustion methods such as pipes and cigars I enjoy the thick billowy smoke. Most times vaporizers cannot provide the full experience of combustion but the NO2 really showed me otherwise. The vapor (or Vapir ) is perfect, moist and soothing yet you still feel like you are “smoking”. The device can be used for a variety of herbs, our favorites being catnip and lavender. The booklet included stated that you should use the device around 375 to 385 degrees but I found it may work better for some herbs at around 390 degrees.

Another benefit is that the mouthpiece has a screen built in (that can be changed) this helps keep your herbs in the receptacle rather than on your teeth and mouth. I can totally back this little invention. It’s easy to use and load making it an essential to those who practice aromatherapy.

Check out Vapir’s site for current sales involving the NO2 – as of today (late July, 2011), they provide purchasers with free shipping and a 4 piece aluminum grinder. The bundle in which the Vapir NO2 comes provides buyers with everything that they could need – there is a tube and filter system to ensure a clean vaporization session for all, while the wire cleaning brush will keep things fresh and immaculate for years to come. At the price (well under $200), it should be seen as the best value out of the current generation of vaporizers.

Rating: 9.5/10

Vapir NO2 (Vaporizer) / http://www.vapir.com/