Vancouver-based bag makers Taikan just released their latest collection, a range of stylish, minimalist packs and totes. The understated Spartan pack is a standout, featuring a classic knapsack design with 2 exterior pockets plus a waterproof interior compartment, and a 15” laptop sleeve. It is constructed of tough, 1000D Ballistic Nylon & available in black, olive, & khaki.
In most places, making a campfire on the ground will damage topsoil and groundcover, so it’s often illegal. But with the Kamoto Openfire Pit from Primus you can enjoy the warm glow of a wood campfire without doing damage or being labeled an idiot by an angry park ranger. The compact, fold-up design is made of stainless & powder coated steel and offers wind protection. An ashtray underneath leaves the ground unharmed.
The Skycamp rooftop tent gives you a comfy, windproof & waterproof shelter with a king-size bed interior that provides enough space for up to 4 adults & 2 kids. A universal mounting system means it will work on most crossbar rack systems & its clamshell design makes for effortless set-up. There’s also a rooftop window for stargazing. Another funded Kickstarter.
When you want to kick back and relax but you also need ultra-lightweight and minimal, there’s this: The Slingback Chair from Mountainsmith is a backcountry lounger made of durable cordura that sets up with your trekking poles. When you’re ready to get back on the trail, roll it up & go. Weighs just 4.75 ounces.
Combining the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the bugbite-reducing and weatherproofing features of a tent, REI’s Quarter Dome Air is a 3-season hanging 1-person tent that gives you the best of both with the option to just run it as a hammock anytime. With a tension based interior that needs no center pole, it offers a rainfly with plenty of overhead storage yet it weighs just 3.2 pounds.
The Lancer is the latest high-quality tactical EDC blade from German knife maker Böker. It’s got a 3-inch blade made of 440C cold-drawn stainless steel with a linerlock for safety & its matte olive handles are made of reinforced G10 epoxy fiberglass. Slim & lightweight with a removable sprung pocket clip.
The 26-liter Cadre from Mission Workshop is a mid-sized weatherproof duffle bag that’s the perfect size for a weekend getaway & fits in any airline overhead. It is equipped with the Arkiv Modular System which allows you to easily add accessories like extra exterior pockets and pouches. These accessories also work with Mission Workshop’s Arkiv Field Pack. Made in the USA.
For home, office, or in the car, the Jül mug keeps your drinks hot from the first sip to the last drop. By simply twisting the base of the mug your drink will heat up & maintain the prefect temp from 120º to 150º. When your desired temp is reached, it lights up. A 2A plug-in USB coaster provides the power.
Designed for commuting and traveling, the 20-liter Copilot from Henty is a clever two-bag system that rolls all your clothes and gear into a tight bundle you carry messenger style. An inner duffel-style bag holds gear and essentials while the outer garment bag keeps your clothes in a wrinkle-free outer layer. Made of 500D Cordura.
Designed by master bladesmith Ken Onion in Hawaii, the Homefront folding pocketknife from CRKT is the brand’s first to feature Field Strip technology, enabling you to break the knife down for cleaning and sharpening without tools. The blade is made of AUS 8 Blade Steel and the handles are 6061 aluminum.