A collapsible bucket can be used for lots of things. First thought: fill it with ice & beers. Or maybe bail out the sinking canoe, wash-up after the hike; you’ll think of something. This very packable silicone bucket holds 2 gallons and folds down to less than 2-inches tall and has a stainless steel handle.
Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.
This isn’t a balance toy like the Bongo-board or Vew-Do board. The Level was designed to create subtle instability beneath your feet & promote body movement giving users all the health benefits of continuous movement and muscle stimulation that balancing yourself provides. Use it at your standing desk, under your regular desk, while you sit on the couch, whatever, wherever.
Designed for safer city travel, the RiutBag was designed and built with all the zippers facing your back, so some creep on the train can’t reach in & steal your stuff. The bag was tested (& approved) by 1000 Kickstarter backers before the final design was approved. It is available in 2 sizes: a 15-liter pack & a slimmer 10-liter size, both carry a 15” laptop & A4 documents.
Designed for on-the-fly bike repairs, this pocket-size multi-tool features 6 double-ended bits & offers 13 functions: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, SL3, SL5, PH1, PH2, T10, & T25 all encased in its smooth metal case. Choose from either a fixed head or reversible ratcheting version.
A portable wind turbine power station will allow you to generate your own power in places beyond the grid & in places where solar won’t work. At just 1.5 pounds, the smallest model is truly portable and will charge your iPhone 6 three to four times via efficient, Li-Ion batteries. Larger models will charge your electric car & home.
The “plug n’ plant” home growing system from Leaf makes growing your own weed a virtually effortless affair. It’s a self-contained system consisting of 4′ x 2′ box that fits two plants & yields 4-5 ounces of weed per harvest. It automatically monitors everything: light, ventilation, nutrient levels and soil pH ensuring quality cannabis. Refillable nutrient cartridges will cost about $150 per grow but the yield will offset the initial & recurring costs almost instantly.
Micro-spherical solar cells give this flashlight the ability to absorb sunlight from all directions, resulting in a fast-charging, super-bright LED light that will shine for 4 hours on a charge. It comes with a wooden base for stability while charging.
Orange Screws are tent stakes built for extreme conditions, like high winds as well as screwing securely into sand to keep your sun shade from blowing down the beach. Also, tie up the dog. Billed as the “ultimate anchor” the stakes are 12” long, made of 100% recycled plastic, and come in a clear plastic sleeve used for leverage when screwing it in.
Everyone needs a pocket knife. And if you’re like us, you need 2 or 3 drawers full of them. The flat, laser-cut Swiss-made Crono fans open to reveal a bottle opener, fish scaler, wire stripper, metric ruler, 4 hex wrenches, a knife blade, bradawl and sewing awl, a fork, & a screwdriver.