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?
The classic Swiss Army knife is cool and all but here’s a new multi-tool from CRKT that does a whole helluva lot with minimal bulk. Designed by Custom knife makers Ed Van Hoy & Tom Stokes, this efficient little weapon features a utility blade, a sawtooth blade, multi-fit box wrench, wire stripper, Phillips & flat screwdrivers plus driver bits, and the essential bottle opener.
The Backcountry Boiler is a camp stove that burns stuff like sticks, pinecones and leaves instead of fossil fuel. It’s super light and the design of the little combustion chamber gulps in air for a quick heat up. Overall it’s a great idea unless it rains.
You’ve really got to be into some heavy construction to need the torque offered in this new ½-inch Hammer Drill from Milwaukee Tools. With a burly 650-lbs. of torque this thing will bore through wood, steel, and concrete like it’s going through microwaved margarine. Its brushless motor lasts longer and works harder while a Red Lithium battery extends run time by 50%.