Food & Drink

Outdoors

OtterBox Venture Cooler

If the OtterBox Venture Cooler looks vaguely familiar, that’s because it’s styled rather similarly to the brand’s primary product line: rugged smartphone cases. Turns out their “protecting iPhones” know-how translated well to the design of a durable cooler that can hold ice not for two days but rather two weeks and can literally keep out bears. Available in three sizes — Venture 25, 45, and 65, with numbers certifying quarts…

GET IT: $250+

Coffee

Alpine Start Instant Coffee

Instant coffee is good for getting some caffeine in your system just about anywhere, but actually drinking the stuff is anything but easy. Alpine Start Instant Coffee is the latest in a line of quality instant coffee products to save us from downing repulsive coffee to keep our buzz going, something that’s especially useful when you’ve got little specialized coffee maker equipment on hand whilst travelling, camping, or hiking. Tear open…

GET IT: $9

Outdoors

Stash Inflatable Coolers

Our main gripe with rigid-walled coolers is that they’re as big empty as they are full. Which also means they take up way more room to store. West Marine-exclusive Stash Inflatable Coolers, on the other hand, offer the main benefits associated with hard-walled coolers — like ample storage space, drain plugs, and handles on either side to make it easier for two to carry — while also squeezing down…

GET IT: $400+

Food & DrinkHome

JAG Grills

More than just a grate with fire under it, the JAG is a grill, fire pit and table all in one. When used as a grill, JAG’s octagonal shape lets eight simultaneously cook whatever they please on their own individual grill, arranged around a center fire grate. Just like a conventional grill, the grates are removable for easy cleaning. And when you’re finished eating, everyone can relax around the central fire…

GET IT: $2,500+

Food & Drink

Bison Rolling Grill

Portable grills don’t offer much space to cook, and big grills are, well, big, and annoyingly bulky to move around. The Bison Rolling Grill tries to find a solid middle ground, packing down tiny while also offering 116 square inches of cooking surface. It works thanks to a unique chain-like surface that unrolls and that’s stabilized by two grill guards and four stake stands that optionally plant firmly into the…

GET IT: $50

Food & Drink

Cosmik Freeze-Dried Ice Cream

Freeze-dried ice cream as you know it is not the most appetizing snack, probably because it’s made of some rather cheap, low-quality ice cream. Cosmik Freeze-Dried Ice Cream is astronaut-worthy ice cream that’s just as convenient and portable but far more delicious considering it’s made of super-premium Brooklyn-made organic ice cream that’s freeze-dried for a day. The result tastes as good or better than when it was originally frozen, in…

GET IT: $6

Food & Drink

Trees Knees Coffee Maple Syrup

Coffee is a morning drink. Maple syrup is a morning… condiment topping syrup. In a moment of epiphany Bushwick Kitchen combined the two in Trees Knees Coffee Maple Syrup. Each 13.5 oz bottle contains organic Grade A maple syrup from the Catskill Mountains that’s infused with Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Hair Bender Blend, imbuing it with notes of toffee, fudge, and dark chocolate. Perfect for enjoying some waffles/flapjacks, as an ice…

GET IT: $14

Food & Drink

PicoStill

Brewing your own beer is a great hobby but learning all the ins and outs is unavoidably time consuming. PicoBrew’s been making it easier for some time, and their new Pico C brewing appliance and PicoStill, in particular, expand what you can create at home. The PicoStill is a distilling attachment that’s compatible with both previous and current Pico and Zymatic brewing appliances, and sits atop the Pico C…

GET IT: $170+

Food & Drink

Army Men Gummies

There’s a good chance you’ve burned, decapitated, and blown up handfuls of green Army men (and maybe seen a psychiatrist for it). Now you can eat them too, not to mention melting them in the microwave, thanks to Army Men Gummies made by Albanese Confectionery. These Green Apple-flavored gummies are just under two inches tall — roughly the same height as the toys — and position the men in four…

GET IT: $9+

Coffee

Elektra Micro Casa Leva S1 Espresso Machine

While it’s not the smallest machine to brew you a cup of espresso in spite of its name (for that look to Nomad or Handpresso), the Elektra Micro Casa Leva S1 Espresso Machine certainly delivers in brew quality, not to mention serves as a veritable ornament for your kitchen. The machine is devoid of an electric pump but makes up for quantity with quality; instead, a lever just like those in the earliest…

GET IT: $1,500

Food & Drink

The Hangover Drink

It’s not the first remedy that promises to cure your hangover, nor will it be the last. But The Hangover Drink is actually pretty convincing, in a preliminary, potential sort of way (hit up PubMed for a successful study of injectable dihydromyricetin on drunk rats) that may be worth a shot if you absolutely need to be productive after a night of bingeing. Each compact 100ml glass bottle packs a…

GET IT: $TBA

Food & Drink

Clr Cff Clear Coffee

Worried about the long term tooth-staining effects of drinking tons of coffee? Clr Cff Colorless Coffee spares you the need for whitening strips. While still brewed using quality Arabica beans and water, Clr Cff ends up quite a bit less opaque than typical coffee, though not quite as clear as water itself. How, you ask? We don’t really know yet, and the team behind the beverage offers little in terms of…

GET IT: $7.50

Food & Drink

Ooho Edible Water Bottle

Disposable plastic water bottles are an increasingly worrying source of trash adding up in our landfills, and one that’s soon to be largely unnecessary not only because of our clean, running water supply but also the invention of the Ooho Edible Water Bottle. Call it a bubble or a bottle; regardless, Ooho features a shell made not of plastic but of a biodegradable film composed of seaweed and plant…

GET IT: $TBA

Food & Drink

Candiewood Farm Whiskey-Treated Wood Chips

Rubs and marinades play an important role in the ultimate taste of your meats when grilling and smoking. As does the wood burned. Candiewood Farm’s Whiskey-Treated Wood Chips set themselves apart from generic woods both by the way they’re prepared and flavored. They’re hand-cut of maple and hickory trees in small batches, then treated and soaked in a custom concoction of whiskey and spices that also contains either honey and chilli jam in…

GET IT: $18

Food & Drink

Budweiser Prohibition Brew

Originating during the era after which it’s named, Budweiser’s Prohibition Brew — which has no alcohol to comply with prohibition — was perhaps solace enough for habituated beer drinkers during those thirteen dry years, or at least when they weren’t weren’t drinking hooch. It’s brewed almost identically to standard Bud and contains all of the same key ingredients, hops, yeast, filtered water, and even goes through the same aging…

GET IT: $TBA

Food & Drink

Black Insomnia Coffee

Got ungodly amounts of work to do? Caffeine is key, and in that respect Black Insomnia Coffee sure isn’t lacking. Every normal 12 oz cup brewed with these beans (or grounds, or Nespresso capsules) contains a minimum caffeine content of 702mg  — or about two and a half to three times more than a comparably sized cup of Starbucks drip coffee — making sleep but a distant memory. The taste…

GET IT: $20

Kitchen

All-Clad Prep & Cook

The All-Clad Prep & Cook isn’t just a food processor: it’s practically a sous chef. Tell it what to do and it’ll mix, chop, stir, knead, whip, stir fry, steam, or slow cook, all programmable using a simple, intuitive control panel and five interchangeable accessories. For instance, making cream soups is as easy as installing the appropriate blade and throwing in some chopped-up ingredients; the Prep & Cook will appropriately…

GET IT: $1,000

Coffee

KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Summer’s fast coming. One thing that means for coffee addicts is switching to (or at least mixing in) refreshing cold brew coffee in lieu of its piping hot counterpart. And the KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker handles both making and serving cold brew admirably. The space-saving cube-shaped coffee maker features a reusable stainless steel steeper that’s labelled with a fill level indicator for no-fuss brewing and a 28 oz capacity, making 14 portions of…

GET IT: $100

Food & Drink

Royal North Company Wooden Tumblers

They’re certainly not dishwasher safe, though we’d gladly hand wash Royal North Company’s Wooden Tumblers in exchange for drinking from these gorgeous whiskey tumblers. Each is handcrafted using a wood lathe and a hunk of solid Canadian birch, then finished with food-safe oil and a coating of an (importantly) alcohol-resistant water-based topcoat. Perfect for sipping on your preferred liquor in the dead of summer or even in winter, the latter especially…

GET IT: ~$70

Coffee

Jul Heated Smart Mug

Like the Ember temperature adjustable mug before it, Power Practical’s Jul Heated Smart Mug is godsend for those who like to nurse their coffee or tea, albeit with a stark price drop that comes with ditching the batteries. The goal when drinking coffee/tea is simple: get your drink down to a reasonable temperature quickly but have it stay there longer — or even indefinitely. Jul does so by shedding the excess…

GET IT: $45

Coffee

Rocket Mozzafiato Evoluzione R

With commercial-grade features found on machines expressly made for cafes and the like, the Rocket Espresso Mozzafiato Evoluzione R is perfect for those willing to invest a bit more effort (and cash) into a capable home espresso setup. Features include a 1.8-litre insulated boiler to brew and steam simultaneously, a full-sized rotary pump that pulls water from an integrated reservoir or, alternatively, from a direct water line, and a PID controller…

GET IT: $2,500

Coffee

La Marzocco Home Espresso Subscription

Coffee aficionados have all likely enjoyed their share of espressos brewed from a La Marzocco machine. Some may even have visited their cafe/lab in Seattle. But even the best machine used by a skilled barista won’t make an excellent cup without good beans suited to your taste to begin with. That’s why La Marzocco’s Home Espresso Subscription wants to help you discover coffees you’d otherwise never stumble upon in your neck of the woods….

GET IT: $39/month

Food & Drink

Nuni Tortilla Toaster

Tortillas are big. Sequentially flipping through a bunch to get them warm and toasty is a time consuming task that the Nuni Tortilla Toaster, fortunately, completely eliminates. Nuni toasts both sides of up to six 6-inch tortillas (of either the corn, flour, or wheat variety) simultaneously in about a minute to your desired shade of darkness. When the cycle’s done, the toaster’s inner frame rotates downwards to release the crispy…

GET IT: $80

Coffee

Halo Kopi Luwak Diamond Coffee Pods

You may have already heard of Kopi Luwak, the rarest (and priciest) coffee in the world — you know, the one made from half-digested coffee cherries found in harvested palm civet excrement. It may sound disgusting but it’s not quite the case as they’re cleaned before roasting. Not that we’ve tried it ourselves but the end result is apparently quite good, and now it’s coming to your Nespresso machine in…

GET IT: ~$120