Nothing kills the vibe at a barbecue like an empty propane tank. Avoid this backyard tragedy with Refuel, a system that uses a sensor on the tank and an app so you can monitor the propane level from your smartphone.
This little biomass-burning camp cookstove is efficient and compact with a rocket stove design that burns less fuel and produces less smoke yet more heat. And so you don’t burn yourself it uses cool touch technology. And what’s even cooler is that Kenya-based EcoZoom has distributed over half a million of their stoves to folks in need across Africa.
If there’s a “worst part” about surfing it is definitely pulling on and later peeling off your wetsuit in the beach parking lot. But this process will be made much more pleasant with a Surf Grass mat. It’s made with synthetic turf which turns out to be a perfect material for wiping the sand off your feet as well as keeping your wetsuit off the pavement while you shimmy in & out of it.
There are a lot of multi-tools out there that are conveniently pocket-size but pretty much useless. This is not one of them. The Tool Pen is made of aluminum with a hexagonal body for good grip and features pop-out bits that are stored inside the pen shaft: screwdrivers, hex heds, & allen attachments right there at your fingertips. And no surprise, this is another fully-funded Kickstarter project.
No matter how awesome your tent, sleeping bag, and pad might be, to get that restorative, energizing sleep you want in the wilderness, you better bring a pillow. And if you’re packing it all in to camp, the Aeros Premium is the one you want. It fits in the palm of your hand & weighs almost nothing but once inflated,it’s scalloped shape cradles your head on a cushion of air.
Despite its simple mechanics, this titanium carabiner keychain went through over 100 design iterations before finally achieving the combination of aesthetics and geometry you see here. Clipping your car keys or water bottle to your backpack has never looked so good. A funded Kickstarter project.
80s nostalgia might never end. Especially when stuff like this keeps coming back. Surely you had a Trapper Keeper. And now it’s time to get another one. But instead of paper & pens, this updated classic now holds your tablet. Available in two sizes: 7 & 10 inch.
This ultralight pocket blanket fits in the palm of your hand and yet opens to a spacious 54 X 44 inches. It’s less of an insulator and more of a ground cover for the beach, picnics & other horizontalish outdoor activities. When you’re done, packing it back into pocket size is easy with its sewn-in folding guides.
Filson’s original mustardy tan color doesn’t match with much but their entire line of bags, briefcases, & duffles is also available in a more versatile shade: black. The Black Collection is here. Same great bags just without the mustard.
The available options for providing backup power to your smartphone are in the hundreds; but this is the first one we’ve seen for your car. Cobra’s Jumpack is a compact, portable powerpack that uses a 200A starting current to jumpstart your car. Not surprisingly, it is also capable of charging up your mobile devices. via