Sports & Outdoors

Sports & Outdoors

Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

You and your fellow campers could apply Traditional mosquito repellant every few hours to keep bugs away. Or just fire up a Thermacell MR-BP Backpacker Mosquito Repeller. This compact, lightweight device screws on top of a standard camping gas canister and sips on fuel to heat up its repelling ingredient, creating a 15 by 15 foot protection zone around you. Even a small 4 oz. canister will net you…

GET IT: $40

Food & Drink

C4 Portable Grill

Built like an ammo can only that it’s (fortunately) about 1-inch wider, the C4 Portable Grill is an on-the-go grilling machine that’ll put up with just about anything your adventures throw at it. It’s made of heavy duty 12 gauge steel, runs on charcoal or wood, and flips open to reveal an 84 square inch cooking surface — enough for a couple of burgers at a time, half a…

GET IT: $120

Rides

Tinger Track ATV

Nothing wrong with traditional ATVs and their wheels, but should they not get you where you want to go try hopping on a Tinger Track ATV instead. Tinger’s C500 boasts 500mm tracks that put little pressure on the ground and are backed by reinforced long-travel suspension to make for a comfortable ride, even over rough terrain and at speeds of up to 22 mph. It drives and functions just like a standard ATV…

GET IT: $TBA

Packs

Sea x Sky Packable Waterproof Backpack

Big enough to hold a day trip’s worth of gear while remaining compressible and light enough to literally fit in your pocket when empty, the Sea x Sky Packable Waterproof Backpack is one item you’ll likely want to bring along on your next multi-day adventure. Its lightweight Cordura fabric is completely waterproof, complemented with an also-waterproof roll-top closure system to turn its main 24 litre storage compartment into a literal submersible dry…

GET IT: $54

Sports & Outdoors

Scorkl Handheld Scuba Tank

It’s not quite as small or sleek as Bond’s breather in Thunderbolt, but the Scorkl Handheld Scuba Tank has the benefit of being real — and refillable. Scorkl’s basically a shrunk-down Scuba cylinder strapped to a breathe-on-demand regulator, with an integrated pressure gauge to tell you how much air is left. So bite down and dive in for up to ten minutes of air, with the feel of snorkelling without…

GET IT: ~$200

Sports & Outdoors

Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag

Take your beach lounging to the next level with the Sandusa Beach Towel Bean Bag. This unique creation mashes together a bean bag and a beach towel, lining the towel’s 100% cotton fabric with a waterproof nylon backing that keeps out sand and invites you to jump on even when soaking wet right after a dip. It comes in several colors and two sizes — Junior and Boss, the latter twice…

GET IT: $70+

Sports & Outdoors

TrailNest Roof Top Hammock

Hammock camping is convenient because they set up far faster than tents. The TrailNest Roof Top Hammock sets up even quicker since you don’t need to worry about hunting down two perfectly-spaced out trees. The TrailNest mounts to your car’s roof rack and deploys its two arms in an instant. Then, connect whatever fancy hammock setup you’ve got going on, with or without a rain fly and bug net (but hopefully with). While each…

GET IT: $350

Food & Drink

Ryobi Air Conditioned Cooler

The Ryobi Air Conditioned Cooler doesn’t just keep its contents cool: it’ll can keep you feeling refreshed in the dead of summer, too. By default it functions like a passive 50 quart cooler with an oversized handle, large wheels for trailing along, and a storage compartment for valuables. But it can also double as an air conditioner, cooling the surrounding air using the ice inside. Since it’s Ryobi it’ll also…

GET IT: $200

Bike

Whippet Folding Bicycle

Designed by cycling lovers for like-minded commuters, the British-made Whippet Folding Bicycle collapses a bit differently as compared to more traditional folders. For one, it boasts dual oval 25CrMo4 tubes for its frame that nestle around the front wheel when folded, compressing down to about 30% of its original volume for rolling around on its real wheel (instead of having to lift the 25 pound bike en route to the office)…

GET IT: $TBA

Tech

Biki Underwater Fish Drone

If it doesn’t look anything like your typical drone, that’s because it isn’t. First and foremost, the Biki Underwater Fish Drone explores seas, not skies, and does so while foregoing propellers for a more natural-looking caudal tail fin that propels the drone to 1.12 mph while remaining rather silent. It’ll dive to a maximum depth of nearly 200 feet, with dual 114 lumen spotlights to illuminate its path and…

GET IT: $550+

Sports & Outdoors

Preppi Prepster Black Luxury Survival Bag

Survival situations typically call for a modicum of humility. This, the Preppi Prepster Black Luxury Survival Bag blatantly refuses. Originally commissioned for Moda Operandi, the bag itself is crafted of bridle leather and coated canvas and encases enough stuff to get two people through 72 hours of just about anything without having to stoop down to living conditions of the 99%. Gear includes a night vision scope, a GPS communicator and locator…

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Sports & Outdoors

Survival Axe Elite

Half axe, half oversized multitool, Innovation Factory’s Survival Axe Elite should prove plenty useful even if you don’t need to chop wood. A replaceable 6-inch sawzall blade flips out of its glass-filled nylon handle, which also integrates a hardened steel glass breaker and seat belt cutter — so maybe leave this one in your glove box in its included leather sheath. Otherwise the head of the axe packs even more…

GET IT: $80

Sports & Outdoors

Matador NanoDry Trek Towel

Surprisingly big when unfurled yet surprisingly small when not, the Matador NanoDry Trek Towel is tailor-made for travelling or impromptu outings to the beach. Pop it out of its silicone travel case and shake it a couple of times to reveal its full 24- by 47-inch dimensions. The towel’s made of nanofiber that holds precisely 2.3 times its weight in water, dries quick, and boasts a gold-coat antimicrobial layer that…

GET IT: $35

Sports & Outdoors

SupFlex BigSUP

Stand up paddle boards are typically for one rider. The comically large SupFlex BigSUP, on the other hand, holds up to ten. Fortunately it’s inflatable so it’ll actually fit in your car deflated and rolled, with two valves and two double action hand pumps to hasten the process and a fully rigid body once fully filled. Thanks to its 4’11” width, 18′ length, and three removable fins it’s (unsurprisingly) quite stable,…

GET IT: $2,500

Sports & Outdoors

M-550 Pro Paracord Bug Out Frag

It’s shaped like a hand grenade just for kicks. Where the M-550 Pro Paracord Bug Out Frag really shines is in survival situations. First of all, unravelling it gets you 45 feet total of high quality 550 paracord — 30 feet camo and 15 feet charcoal — as well as 2 feet of safety orange paracord that’s stitched into the handle. But besides a lot of rope it’s also packed…

GET IT: $90

Sports & Outdoors

BioLite SiteLight XL

Directional light is good for moving about the campsite and getting things done. In a tent or under a tarp, something like the BioLite SiteLight XL fares better to spare your eyes of the former’s harshness. It’s made of fabric so it’ll collapse and pack easily, and expands to a spherical form for gently diffusing 300 lumens of ambient light. Fifteen feet of cord make it just as easy to…

GET IT: $30

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

Sports & 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+

Sports & 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+

Sports & Outdoors

Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot

Strenuous treks are often met with uncomfortable, uneven, and rocky sleeping surfaces. The Therm-a-Rest UltraLite Cot lets you recharge properly for the next day’s activities by way of a cot that gets you several inches off the ground while weighing little (just below or just above 3 pounds, depending on the size) and taking up no more room in your pack or bike pannier than a small tent would. Its BowFrame…

GET IT: $220+

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

Bike

OttoLock Cinch Bicycle Lock

Instead of increasingly thick and heavy metal tubing weighing you down, the OttoLock Cinch Bicycle Lock tries a different approach to securing your bicycle: Kevlar. The compact lock weighs in at a paltry four ounces and coils down to just three inches in diameter, easily mounting behind your bike’s seat tube or around your seat pack. Despite this it’s still extremely difficult to cut using wire or bolt cutters thanks…

GET IT: $55+

Gear

Pocket Hammer Slingshot

Remember the Pocket Shot, the tiny slingshot that packs a surprisingly serious punch? The Pocket Hammer is the latter but pushed all the way to its limits. It’s got a Pocket Shot at its core which can be unscrewed and used as such independently, but a steel frame, handle, and removable wrist brace stabilize your grip to fire off a variety of projectiles (including paintballs, marbles, airsoft pellets, and even arrows…

GET IT: $100

Sports & Outdoors

River Mobile Power Station

Think of the River Mobile Power Station as a portable battery pack  whose steroids are on steroids. While it’s not exactly small nor light at 11 pounds, the 500 Watt River packs along a ludicrous 116,000mAh of charge, which is enough to charge your laptop five or ten times, your phone at least thirty times over, and enough to power either a full sized projector or refrigerator for 10 hours. A myriad of output ports…

GET IT: $460