Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fun and Offbeat Bloggers' Meet : totally outdoor!

Who does not like to get out of the monotonous daily routine and give those muscles a stretch on an adventure getaway? And when, above that, you are invited by some funky, trendy brands to experiment their products along with your like-minded friends, toh phir kiya kehna….isn't it icing on the cake, guys!!! :)

So, yes! Last weekend, it was my time! I was a part of #FlipkartOutdoors organized by Indiblogger. Quite unusual thing happened. Unlike other Saturdays, I got up early! Excitement to meet my Blogger friends, explore new products, and do adventurous activities, all these made –the lazy bum lively!

I, co-ordinating with Ami Bhat, Salma Godil, Rajiv Verma, reached Ulsoor lake in the early morning, around 7:15, to catch the Indi-Bus. Many known and unknown bloggers, Indiblogger- the organisers were already waiting there. At 7:30, buses left for Mango Mist, the resort, located on the Anekal–Bannerghatta Road in Harapanahalli, almost 12 km from Electronic city. Ankit Agarwal, who, probably loves to enjoy weekend mornings curling up in the blanket like me, was the last person to catch the bus, by the way!

At around, 8:45 am, we reached our destination. Set up amidst a mango orchard, Mango Mist revived my childhood memories. I can say it is a great place for a go-getter, nature lover, wildlife photographer, hopeless romantic, adventure seeker or eternal optimist. 

Indiblogger representatives briefed us, teamed us, and cheered us to participate in all the activities in the resort. Flipkart encouraged us to look at the products displayed at the venue and explore how these products are contributing towards our lifestyle, enrich our outdoor experience.

Anoop in instruction mood

Warming up!!

Flipkart in Action

Flipkart in Action


Coleman Camping Gears, Action Cams from Sony & Polaroid, Bluetooth Speakers, Red Chief Shoes, Samsung Gear S2 Watches and Garmin fitness bands, all these smart products were on display. We took the demo of all the products and collected each of them and proceeded to indulge ourselves in some adrenalin pumping activities with a promise to be back at the venue by 2 pm.

So, our time started. Here you can see what we did…

Coleman was displaying couple of products like water coolers, water bottles, trendy tiffin boxes, portable toilet seats and cute and easy tents. We started our activities with Coleman tents. We were asked to assemble a tent and the team that would be the fastest would get some prizes. We were fast, but unfortunately not the fastest!  We did realise that it was very  easy to assemble and carry the tent. It was fun! Totally enjoyed the activity! The portable toilet seats were quite interesting too, which were light-weighted and comfortable.

Here is how we assemble our tent :

Polaroid Cameras:

The Polaroid cubes were cute and amazing! A must carry stuff if you are out for any trip!

It's a tiny adorable cube wi-fi enabled lifestyle camera with water-proof housing, which you can even hide inside your palm, can do so much actions. It can take still shots and video. It is just 35mm on a side and with magnets inside it sticks to any and all ferrous surfaces—even your dinner fork. It is quite maintenance-free and can be tossed around and taken out on the town and record all of life’s oh-so-precious moments.

Polaroid Cube

Polaroid Cube sticked on my helmet

Polaroid booth also displayed Instant Digital Camera. You just need to snap, print, and share instant photos or save and share your moments with the camera’s built-in memory. You can combine the magic of Polaroid Instant with the ability to crop, add borders, or apply filters too.

Instant Digi Cam

Didn't miss the chance

Sony Action Cameras:

Sony Action Camera records decent video in bright situations, has useful image stabilization, and works with a pair of well-specified apps. It is a lightweight mini camcorder with a wide-angle lens and ensconced inside  a tough waterproof housing. It is a confident entry into the sports camera market.

Red Chief Shoes:

I won’t say much about this as the booth did not have any shoe for ladies. But, yes! Smart and dashing, lightweighted shoes were displayed, which are appropriate for trekking. Another interesting fact about the Red Chief shoes are bio-degradable, which disintegrate automatically if they are not used for three months. 

Only for Men.....

Samsung Gear S2 Watch:

The Gear S2 wowed me with it’s smart look, light-weight and comfort of wearing. It was impressive at first glance. It has an eye-catching design, a clever rotating bezel that's actually useful, beautiful display, solid health tracking and slightly better battery life than other high-end smart watches. Besides, it works with a variety of Android phones.

Smart Gadgets

Samsung says that  smartwatch is designed for those who prefer a more timeless design, and we think they’ve hit the mark wth editions,the standard Gear S2 & Gear S2 classic .  

It tracks your activity and motivates you to keep moving, by recording your daily step count, distance and calories, and heart rate for over a month. It has a lot in common with other smart pedometer bracelets, but its customization and battery life make it stand out in a crowded field.

It is smart enough to learn your normal activity levels and sets goals for you within your range. So whether you're a regularly training athlete or terrified of the treadmill, the Vivofit tailors your activity goal to something within your reach.

The Altec Lansing BoomJacket:

The Altec Lansing BoomJacket is a rugged, outdoor-friendly Bluetooth speaker with a solid feature set but not much bass output. Its rugged shell and extra features like voice control help it carve out a unique niche in a crowded field of water-resistant portable speakers.

So, the activities were on high.....

Bloggers in action

Team member touching the highest point

We were back to the venue by 2 pm for playing Paint Ball. Amazing game it was!

We dressed up like soldiers, fought to save the jokers!!! Highly recommended game!!!

Our Paint Ball Team

Day was over by 5 pm…..It was tiring, but great time I had with all wonderful bloggers! Thanks to Flipkart and Indiblogger for giving us such amazing time!!!

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