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Tops Knives Slingshot

It’s not for hunting. Instead, Tops Knives’ Slingshot is just for having fun, though despite this it’s machined rather solidly of 1095 steel and fitted with a black canvas Micarta handle that, all in all, looks quite unlike the sling you probably played with as a child. Each also includes a hefty rubber band with a leather pocket for holding a projectile, and also ships with a rugged brown leather sheath for…

GET IT: $100

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FourSevens Mini Turbo Mk II Combo

Not much bigger than the CR123-sized RCR123A high discharge rate battery that comes with it, the everyday carry-suitable FourSevens Mini Turbo Mk II packs way more punch than many far larger flashlights. The integrated Cree XM-L2 emitter and included battery allow the flashlight to achieve an output of a staggering 1,020 lumens on its highest setting, and switches through high, medium, low, and moonlight mode (of 0.8 lumens) with subsequent twists of its…

GET IT: $60

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2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Fathers Day right around the corner, we understand how hard it can be to find that perfect type of gift for the family man. Fear not, the team at Gear Hungry have done the hard work and present you with 16 cool and unique gift ideas that cover every type of dad status, from tech, outdoor and gadgets right through to grooming and fashion – we have…

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Cutwater Canned Cocktails

Beaches and glass bottles don’t mix. Nor does bringing half your bar to whip up fancier drinks. Cutwater Canned Cocktails makes it much easier to enjoy a boozy cocktail anytime, without much (if any) prep, besides figuring out a way to keep them cold. Available in eight varieties that span vodka soda to gin & tonic, the drinks all have an ABV. of about 7 to 10% to keep…

GET IT: $15

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Victorinox Pioneer Nespresso Swiss Army Knife

Wonder where those Nespresso pods you send off for recycling end up? A few got repurposed as part of the Victorinox Pioneer Nespresso Swiss Army Knife. Uniquely, the bronze-colored scales of the knife are made of aluminum recycled from 24 of the coffee pods, bearing a Nespresso badge on the flip side of the Victorinox logo, as well as a stamp on the base of its blade to constantly remind you. Besides the…

GET IT: $55

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Mission Critical Baby Carrier

There’s nothing inherently wrong with brightly colored baby gear, but naturally the Mission Critical Baby Carrier is a lot more our style. This hardcore front carry baby carrier boasts an outer made of nigh-indestructible 1000D Nylon and comes complete with multiple MOLLE attachment points on both front and back (useful for strapping on Mission Critical’s other accessories), reliable YKK zippers, a washable liner, and a deployable sun shield. Importantly it also meets the military-sounding ASTM F2236-14…

GET IT: $180

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Victorinox SwissTool BS

Stainless steel won’t oxidize in normal working conditions. But if you operate in the extremes, the Victorinox SwissTool BS multitool is for you. Its eponymous burnished — or black oxide — steel is even better protected against corrosion than standard stainless. While that mightn’t matter if it wasn’t packed with functionality, it is: the tool includes flip-out pliers, two blades (one straight, one serrated), wood and metal saws, a…

GET IT: $200

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Schon DSGN Clip Pen

One of the best and most minimal pocket pens around is finally getting a clip in the form of Schon DSGN’s Clip Pen. The way it works is no different than the previous iteration: the 4-inch long pen’s cap unscrews and then screws onto the back, exposing the writing tip all while extending it to a more traditional length of 5.75 inches for better grip. Though the aforementioned cap now boasts a stainless steel…

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Shinola + Surefire Flashlight

An EDC torch that’ll likely last as long as you do, the Shinola + Surefire Flashlight is a collaboration between two American brands both renowned for quality. Shinola’s contribution includes the overall branding, with their logo and thunderbolt on either side and a distinctive orange high-polish bezel in Shinola’s signature orange. Surefire’s P2X Fury beneath this new hard anodized shell takes care of the rest, outputting a peak of up…

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Trench Lighter

The differences between your run-of-the-mill Bic lighter and the Trench Lighter are rather stark. For one, the original World War I Trench lighter was built of spent bullet casings and scrap metal — i.e. just about anything soldiers could get their hands on in the trenches. This modern rendition isn’t, but it’s made to look like one with parts of brass and steel. A sliding flame protector switches up to light the wick,…

GET IT: $36

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Pocket Samurai Titanium Knife

Inspired by the katana down to the textured handle and tanto blade, StatGear’s Pocket Samurai Titanium Knife is a samurai sword you can carry. The blade boasts a thumb stud for one-handed opening and folds in to reduce the knife’s total length from 4.7-inches down to 2.7 — perfect for a pocket considering it also weighs less than one ounce and features a clip. Though the materials are a bit more…

GET IT: $40

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SolarGaps Solar Blinds

Making use of otherwise wasted energy via solar is big. Just ask Tesla. Whether you can’t install rooftop panels or have already and need more power, there’s SolarGaps Solar Blinds. Like normal blinds they obviously keep out the sun when needed but also convert those blocked photos into electricity, paying a significant part of your air conditioning or heating bill. Each 10 square feet or so of window space…

GET IT: $390+

Pens

Lioe Stealth Pen

If it looks a little different than your average pen that’s because the Lioe Stealth Pen’s wide, aerodynamic shape wants to improve your grip, however you choose to hold it. The skeletonized bead-blasted aluminum body reduces weight ever so slightly and offers a rare view on the cartridge within, all while adding to its unique looks. A Schmidt click mechanism handles the cartridge advancement, and the Stealth Pen works with Schmidt’s EasyFlow…

GET IT: $68

Sports & Outdoors

Exotac NanoSpark Firestarter

Counting on a lighter to start a fire is also counting on there being fuel left inside. The Exotac NanoSpark instead lights up whatever tinder you find lying around using a simple flint wheel, though the CNC machined aluminum capsule-shaped tool also boasts a watertight storage space to store a few pieces of proper tinder, just in case. Otherwise the USA-made NanoSpark weighs close to nothing at 0.6 ounces, uses replaceable flints…

GET IT: $22

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Pliqo Garment Bag

Travelling with a suit, whether you’re wearing it or have it packed, is bound to result in some serious wrinkling. Frequent flyer Patrick Tatham thus came up with the Pliqo Garment Bag. While it’ll swallow your suit and folds down as small as a laptop bag, the Pliqo results in minimal creasing, decreasing the effort necessary to arrive at a remote meeting with fresh garb. Open, the bag has…

GET IT: ~$125

Packs

Outlier Ultrahigh Big Box Bag

The Outlier Ultrahigh Big Box Bag isn’t quite like your Costco or Ikea bag, though it’s about as big with a 56 litre capacity. But instead of standard polypropylene Outlier makes these of super-strong Dyneema ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber that’s just as waterproof and much more lightweight while still staying tough. In fact, each one weighs just 0.65 pounds and folds down to an easily stashable square profile….

GET IT: $175

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Incase Drone Collection

Drones are meant to explore. Their unwieldiness and fragility works somewhat against this. The Incase Drone Collection is designed to make carrying your flying camera a little easier. For larger models like DJI’s Phantom series there’s the Drone Pro Pack (shown, left), a spacious backpack with a full zip that unfurls to reveal padded slots for both the drone and its remote control — as well as a slot for a 15-inch laptop….

GET IT: $60+

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CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife

The design is more than a decade old but it’s still one of the most unique available, and finally back in production. The CRKT Snap Lock Folding Knife, originally designed by Ed Van Hoy, is skeletonized as all hell and extremely lightweight for it at 2.6 ounces, not to mention safely locked both folded and unfolded thanks to a unique ambidextrous Snap Lock mechanism that’s actuated using your…

GET IT: $38+

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SOG Sync I Multitool

Not unlike their belt-appropriate Sync II, SOG’s Sync I Multitool is ready on a moment’s notice, only it’s smaller and thus more appropriate for attaching to a backpack strap, boot, or even a smaller belt. One hand’s all that’s needed for release from its clip mount, though you’ll need both to pry the handles apart to reveal pliers with an integrated bolt gripper, a wire cutter, crimper, a ruler, a bottle…

GET IT: $50

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DSPTCH Ruckpack

Inspired by the military rucksack but styled and sized for the city, DSPTCH’s Ruckpack carries all your daily essentials and then some. The bag’s outer fabric is a lightweight and rugged Speckled Twill polyester and nylon blend that’s rather stealthy and decked out with both Duraflex hardware and Mil spec webbing. It’s also got a laptop compartment, a total capacity of 25 litres, and a rigid high-density polyethylene and…

GET IT: $240

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Hardgraft Double Take Holdall

Serving as both a weekender and a daypack, the Hardgraft Double Take Holdall features two pieces that stick together or come apart to meet your travel requirements. The larger carry on-sized duffel features both larger outside and smaller inside zip pockets and is made of the brand’s signature vegetable tanned leather coupled to melange grey canvas webbing that meets as leather-coated handle up top. The smaller, matching One Pack attaches to…

GET IT: $1,200

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Inventery Mechanical Pen

Seamless joints are one thing. But Inventery’s Mechanical Pen doesn’t actually have any seams or joints whatsoever, instead favoring an even more minimal unibody design machined from a brass rod. To change the ink cartridge — a rollerball Schmidt P8126 capless — simply unscrew the all-brass Schmidt SKM88 Click Mechanism at the tail end. Advancing the cartridge is silky smooth, and despite the absence of a clip the pen won’t roll away since…

GET IT: $90

Travel

Travellr XL Leather Dopp Kit

Our main takeaway points for most toiletry bags is that they’re neither big enough nor well enough built to last for some version of forever. Range Leather’s Travellr XL Leather Dopp Kit, which follows up on their more compact Travellr, is both of these things. It’s capacious enough at 10 inches long and 5 inches tall to hold a full array of toiletries including full-sized tubes of toothpaste, large…

GET IT: $95

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AFO Fire Extinguisher Ball

Finding, prepping, and using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire takes a few steps. The AFO Fire Extinguisher Ball cuts this down to just one: throw. Or roll, if you prefer; either way, the AFO self-activates within a few seconds of meeting flames, detonating and dispersing non-toxic fire retardant chemicals to instantly extinguish fires as large as about 100 square feet. It’s appropriate for home and small business use…

GET IT: $80