EK Ekcessories & Lifeline
- By Pete Moore
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- Last updated: 16/12/2016
A diverse range of quirky and innovative outdoor accessories has just arrived on UK shores from two American companies; EK Ekcessories and Lifeline, and are now exclusively distributed in the UK by JJ Vickers.
EK was started by Ed Kalbach in a humble ski shop in Logan, Utah has grown to a company that now carries more than 7,000 outdoor accessories. These products, ranging from lens treatments, phone casing to eyewear retainers are designed for the outdoor lifestyle and active sports.
One of their most famous products is Cat Crap - yes that really is the name… which was voted the No.1 anti-fog product on the market in the US. This distinctive lens-treatment cleans and polishes glass and plastic, repels lint and dust and prevents lenses from fogging. Cat Crap cleans, protects and is safe to use on all lens types and coatings. In one easy application lenses remain clear all day and as the product comes in small handy containers, it is perfectly suited to binoculars, shooting glasses and scopes. Price: £6.49 SRP
Another clever product is the Dri Cat Neck iT. Unlike any other iPhone 4/4S case on the market, the Dri Cat case with lanyard is 100% waterproof and protects the iPhone from all water damage whilst allowing the device to be completely functional. The unique silicone shield permits your touch controls, thereby taking photos, recording videos, playing music and making calls in any environment, whether waterside or simply in a torrent of rain, making it the perfect accessory for any outdoor iPhone user. Price: £24.99 SRP
Lifeline is an award-winning US company dedicated to creating bespoke outdoor products. Starting as a small first aid kit manufacturer in Oregon, Lifeline has become well respected across the Atlantic as one of the industry’s growing brands.
The core of Lifeline’s product range is in kit form, providing a creative and compact way to ensure you are completely prepared when facing the great outdoors. These kits are designed to be lightweight and durable, as well as being packed with essential survival supplies. Lifeline makes it easy to ensure you are well-equipped to deal with everyday emergencies. Here are a couple of examples;
The ‘Hunter in a Bottle’ kit provides those added extras for shooting and other outdoor activities. A 26oz BPA-free water bottle contains a hand warmer, emergency whistle, pack of tissues, torch, two AA batteries, an emergency poncho, box of waterproof matches and a reusable zipper-lock bag. Price: £14.99 SRP
Lifeline’s Aluminium Sport Utility Shovel is the ideal accessory for your car or off-road vehicle. Weighing approximately 1.3lbs, the 3-piece aluminium construction has an adjustable length (25” to 32”) making it perfect for dealing with roadside emergencies. The Aluminium Shovel is available in red, yellow, blue and green colours plus camo green. Price: £24.99 SRP
EK Ekcessories and Lifeline survival products are officially represented in the UK by JJ Vickers & Sons, and stock is being distributed to gunshops and country retailers nationwide.