Most packable backpacks are super basic & minimalist, built for backup. That’s not the case with the Beast 28 from Matador. This thing is technical & highly functional: made of ripstop PU coated nylon it features an ergonomic shape with lumbar padding & vented shoulder straps, plus a sternum strap & padded waistbelt. It’s also hydration compatible. When not in use, it packs down to a very portable bundle in its own mini stuff sack.
Designed for the cycle-commuter, the 20-liter Robin from Timbuk2 is a reflective, roll-top pack that has a stow-away rain fly and pockets with magnetic closures. The sternum strap is also magnetic. Inside, there’s a padded laptop pocket large enough for a 15” device.
If you own decent video & photo gear you need one of these in their camera bag. Because a fingertip or lens cloth is no way to clean a fiber or speck of dust off a lens or sensor. The Rocket Air Blaster keeps yours dirty digits out of the mix. Available in 3 sizes and they also work great for blowing dust off keyboards, monitors, and any other place dust collects.
The Bartender Defender is a combination bottle opener and mini knife designed for the tactical operations of party survival. It’s made of 1095 high carbon steel and features grippy black traction coating. It can be worn around the neck with a lanyard or stashed in a pocket in its mini-sheath.
Teaming up with watch designers from Switzerland’s URWERK brand, MacAllan has created a luxurious, limited edition flask. Made of machined aluminum, titanium and stainless steel, it features two titanium tanks, each with a 108ml capacity, allowing you to carry two of your favorite whiskies at once. Small wings fold out from its base to act as a stand, and cask indicators enable you to track the cask type and age of the whiskies inside.
The dual-mode Polysteel 600R is a powerful yet compact rechargeable flashlight with a max output of 530 lumens and a beam distance of 810-feet. That’s a lot of light. It’s powered by a Li-Ion battery pack that boasts a 35-hour run time or uses 4AA batteries. Waterproof & shockproof it is also backed by a lifetime warranty.
Constructed with ultralight 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum fabric and filled with 850-fill-power sustainably-sourced Traceable Down, the 850 model is a lightweight 3-season mummy bag and features Patagonia’s expedition-proven center-zip design. Weight is just 32 ounces. Rated to 19ºF it is available in short, regular & long lengths for perfect fit & maximum comfort.
There’s always a spot you wish had more light—the back of the closet, that one shelf, the end of the hallway with the nighttime toe-stub hazard. These little OXYLED light bars are a great solution. They have built-in motion sensing, so they turn on when you’re within 9-feet & turn off 15 seconds after you leave, they’re stick-on mounted with an adhesive strip, and they’re powered by AA batteries.
The award-winning & wood-burning BioLite CampStove’s latest upgrade features 50% more power for your devices, an integrated battery, and an updated LED dashboard. Its fan heats a smokeless fire that boils water in just minutes and then uses excess heat to generate 3W of electricity its stores in its 2600mAh battery for output to your phone, tablet and more via 2 USB ports.
The cordless 20V WORX Axis is truly two tools in one. It has a pivoting head allowing it to quickly convert from a jigsaw to a compact reciprocating saw and visa-versa. The chuck holds both reciprocating blades & t-shank jigsaw blades so you can switch back & forth on the fly.