Wenger, makers of genuine Swiss Army knives for over 100 years has introduced a new line of precision multi-purpose tools and blades. Their HypeX Pendants are survival tools you can wear. There’s a handful of different models in this line of lightweight “toolery”, & they’re all designed for action. We’re not sure who’s really going to need a flint and a knife sharpener hanging from their neck, but the Wyss model features a bottle opener & that’s one tool that always makes sense. Available June 2012.
The Cinch is better than the standard SLR camera strap for two reasons. It features quick-adjusting pull tabs that let you crank it down tight or loosen it up to get the shot with one easy pull of the strap. The other improvement is that instead of using your camera’s two top strap mounting brackets, the Cinch mounts to only one and the other connector goes though the tripod mount which keeps the camera in a more natural and easier-to-carry position against your body. If you tote a big, heavy camera around, you’ll want this.
Lightweight and perfectly packable, the folding aluminum Sven Saw will come in handy on your next mission into the wilderness. Its unique design unfolds into a bow saw featuring a razor sharp Swedish blade, perfect for zipping through firewood, clearing a campsite or the speedy removal of a gangrenous arm or leg.
Gerber is taking the multi-tool into new territory with the Steady. Like their other hardworking pocket tools, it features all stainless blades, serrated and straight, plus wire cutters, 3 screwdrivers, bottle opener, etc. But since no weekend adventure is going down without your phone and camera, the key features of the Steady are an adjustable cell phone mount and a tripod mount for your camera.
Let the other parents buy safe, non-toxic wooden trucks for their kids. Your kids (or maybe even you) deserve to play with toys that inspire awesomeness. This 1/6 scale Dark Knight Tumbler is a movie replica that’s almost 3-feet long and features working headlights, moving braking flaps, and removable roof panels to fit your 1/6 scale Dark Knight action figure inside. Don’t cave into that conservative parental pressure. Go big.
This unique, totally handmade accordian-style 5-pocket wallet, from Vim Beget mixes premium vegetable-tanned leather and construction with obvious military styling. Pop the two Lift-The-Dot snaps and it opens up to reveal compartments for cash, cards, coins, condoms, and whatever else you carry.
Can you see it? It’s a crystal-clear waterproof case that will fit just about any smartphone. Totally waterproof to 1-meter (that’s three feet) it also lets you shoot underwater photos and video. And even if you’re just a landlubber, keep in mind this case is impact-, dust-, and dirt-proof, too.
The idea of being “off the grid” is highly romanticized these days but let’s face it, for the few who actually do it on their annual camp out or canoe trip, it can get freakin’ dull. This wood-powered BioLite camp stove could change that. Not only does it burn wood in a clean, no-smoky-taste way, it generates electricity, allowing you to power up iPods, phones and such, via its USB port. Camping season is coming.
If this metal strongbox looks like a military surplus ammo box to you that’s because it is one. Actually, it’s a Zombie Box, which means it has been modified to be even more indestructible. They also get cleaned, blasted and refinished to look prettier than hell and even come with optional keyed locks. It’s like the ones your dad had only better.
The Key Fold from Hardgraft is made of premium leather and 100% wool felt and does exactly what the name implies. It folds and snaps shut to keep your keys from jingling around in your pocket like an off-duty janitor. It could even prevent your keys from jabbing you in the junk. And seriously, who doesn’t want to avoid that?