The Evening Rush for Nov. 3, 2015
Your nightly cull of automotive, gear and lifestyle news, all in one place.
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Less time searching, more time driving. Motor on.
Chevrolet is doubling down on off-road pickups with its Colorado Z71 Trail Boss 3.0 Concept at SEMA this week. No production timetable, but Chevy says it’ll gauge customer feedback in Vegas to determine what—if any—bits of this rig will get to a showroom. More here.
Meanwhile, Toyota is bringing five Toyota Racing Division (TRD) concepts to SEMA. Modifications will include exhaust systems, suspension tuning, wheels and custom bodywork. More here.
Ready to film your next home movie or extreme stunt? Check out the DJI Osmo, a compact camera that uses your iPhone as a viewfinder, and is capable of shooting 4K video. More here.
Maglites do one thing and one thing very well: illuminate. But the VIS Hummer flashlight by Jumper Power Banks rises above. Putting out a blinding 4,5000 lumens, the Hummer can also jump your car, charge your GoPro and follow you down into the murky depths of the sea. More here.
Traveling light? There’s still a good chance you could use a reliable duffel bag. Vermont-based snowboard company Burton answers the call with its Backhill model. Made of Tarpaulin, this 90-liter bag will keep all your goodies out of harm’s way, and in style. More here.
The history of a company should play some role in your purchase decisions. Fortunately for Randolph Sunglasses, the history is pretty damn impressive. Founded in 1972, Randolph was shortly thereafter contracted by the U.S. Air Force to make aviators for fighter pilots. Fast-forward 40-plus years, and they are still making some of the best shades under the sun. More here.
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