Based on the 4 thousand-year old Inuit kayak design, the O Six Hundred kayak is a self-build 30-piece kit made with CNC-cut pine marine ply & cedar that all snaps together. The 13-foot hull is covered in a tough translucent carbon fabric that you stretch over it. Weight: a mere 22 pounds.
With a 5-inch locking blade made of uniquely patterned & super-tough stainless Damascus steel, this limited edition folding knife from Victorinox also features a Swiss Walnut handle, a corkscrew, can opener, screwdriver, wire stripper, reamer, & keyring. Each knife is numbered in this edition of 5000.
Nipi is an all-terrain rolling cooler that’s more than just a place to keep your brewskis on chill. It has a lockable dry storage compartment, internal & external LED lighting, USB ports for charging your devices, and a solar panel to charge itself, backed up by two 14,000 mAh lithium polymer batteries.
Ferro rods and pocket-sized caveman bowfire rigs are cool but let’s face it, a Bic lighter is preferable 98% of the time. The addition of the fireSLEEVE covers the last 2% by providing a floating protective case that is durable, waterproof (3 feet for 30 minutes) and features a lock so you don’t have to hold the gas button down while starting that survival fire or a soggy doob.
Not quite microscopic but close, this miniature titanium multi-tool is a bottle opener, pull tab lifter, can opener, scraper/pry bar, and a zipper pull. It also features a hex bit adapter for use with screwdriver bits.
With styling taken directly from classic WWII Swiss Army rucksacks, Tanner Goods’ Nomad Duffle is made of a salt-n-pepper fabric comprised of flax & nettle instead of cotton & features Cambara English bridle leather straps & trims. Dimensions are 22″ x9.5″ x 10.5″; roughly weekender size.
Scholar is a Los Angeles-based brand specializing in bags that combine luxury & utility. Seems like a good formula. Clean, classic packs, duffels, and totes handmade in America with premium leathers.
Fellow economy class passengers: the Airhook will make you a bit less cramped back there in 27B. Like a pocket-size tray table, it has a drink holder, a slot to hold your phone & an adjustable bungee to hold your tablet or E-reader. You’ll even be able to cross your legs.
From the makers of the miraculous Corkcicle, comes the Tumbler, a do-it-all cup made of triple-insulated stainless steel that will keep your cold drinks cold for 9 hours and hot drinks hot for 3. Available in 16 & 24 ounce sizes and a range of colors.
Sure, you can use your lighter to pop open beers but Coleman’s multi-tool lighter adds a few more tricks. It’s a refillable weatherproof torch that also sports a stainless steel knife, can opener, saw and file.