Monday, September 26, 2011

Outlier's Minimalist Backpack

Camping this Autumn? Outlier is now entering the bag market with its minimalist backpack. The pack, sporting a white color, features a new kind of fabric that is lightweight, completely waterproof, and stronger than steel. Outlier's website says it's technically called nonwoven Dyneema. Take it hiking or chuck your stuff in it for weekend excursions.  The bag features a roll top closure, tape seams and packs down to fit in a jacket pocket. The bag has been so popular, the first production run has sold out. Outlier is currently pre-ordering the back for Spring 2012 delivery.

And yes, since the Outlier Minimalist Backpack is 20 times stronger than steel, you can carry a bag of bricks (see image).

Gentleman A of The Traveling Gentleman

Photos courtesy of Outlier. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Urban Sanctuary & The St Bernard Project

EVOLUTIONMAN had the distinct pleasure of taking part in Urban Sanctuary’s Jetsetter Lounge in Beverly Hills. Celebrities, such as Ryan Cabrera, Kathy Hilton, Niecy Nash, and Grant Show, roamed the aisles of this pop-up store that featured luxury brands like EVOLUTIONMAN. Jet Blue sponsored the event, allowing access for to the newest brands that have raised the bar on fashion, technology, leisure, and lifestyle products for the trendy traveler. Participants included The Naked Grape, Kid Dangerous, Vitaforce, ThinkThin, Closets for Causes, and many more.

Several celebrities in attendance met with Marco Berardini and Valerie Patton of EVOLUTIONMAN, including Grant Show, Ryan Cabrera, Estella Warren, Kahu Kahuanui, Garrett Backstrom, Barbara Alyn Woods, Reef Karim, Vincent DePaul, Nester Serrano, Erig La Salle, and Tim Daly. Cedric Martinez was spotted leaving Urban Sanctuary with a bag of EVMAN goodies in tow.

Proceeds from sales benefited the St. Bernard Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to remove physical, mental, and emotional barriers for people struggling to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. 

With Urban Sanctuary alone, EVOLUTIONMAN was able to raise enough funds to provide a bathtub for a new home that houses a family still displaced by Hurricane Katrina. To learn how you can help rebuild the homes and lives of families in the New Orleans area, please visit today.

Monday, September 12, 2011


The eye area can be one of the first parts of the face to show aging. The skin here is the thinnest on the face, and squinting and sun exposure cause premature wrinkling over time. Needless to say, the use of daily SPF and an eye moisturizer is important. The type of moisturizer you use is your preference, but there are a few things to consider.

Start by selecting a lightweight eye moisturizer, like an eye gel. A heavy, rich moisturizer can contain oils to make up for the lack of oil glands around the eye. The heaviness of the oils weighs down your thin eye tissue, weakening the cellular fibers that keeps the area firm and elastic. Additionally, these heavy creams contain mineral oil or petroleum-based products as their main moisturizing ingredient. Mineral oil not only can run into the eyes, causing irritation and puffiness, but it coats your skin like clingy plastic wrap, inhibiting its ability to breathe. Try to seek moisturizers that provide anti-aging benefits, such as those infused with antioxidants and plant extracts. 

Revitalize Eye Gel is the best choice. It's a lightweight eye gel that leaves skin supple while taking care of the three major under eye issues: dark circles, puffiness, and aging. 

Licorice root extract, and linoleic acid diminish puffiness and dark circles, while glycolic acid and salicylic acid gently exfoliate skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate, seaweed, and algae extracts balance the skin's moisture content, leaving it supple. Traditional antioxidants like vitamins C and E rejuvenate the skin. 

For a full list of beneficial ingredients and their function, click on the "key ingredients" tab on the Revitalize Eye Gel product page.

How to apply eye gel may be obvious, but following a few tips will help achieve the best results. 
  • Always apply eye gel with your ring finger; it's the weakest because it shares a muscle with both the middle finger and pinky, and won't apply too much pressure or tug at the delicate skin. 
  • Apply a small portion to your ring finger and, from the outside going in, pat the gel in a dabbing motion around the eye bone (the top part of your cheek bone around the eye). Never rub.
  • Avoid putting the eye gel too close to the lash line, or on your upper lid. The lashes pick up tiny amounts of product and it eventually gets into the eyes, causing irritation and puffiness.

EVOLUTIONMAN's Revitalize Eye Gel retails online in the US and Canada at a suggested retail price of $24 for .5oz.