The Monolith Daypack is a fine specimen, made of burly ballistic nylon and featuring titanium hardware & Molle system webbing loops. It also converts into a carry-on, duffel & messenger style bag by simply tucking the shoulder straps into a hidden pocket. If versatility is what you want in a bag, this could be the one.
Yet another sign that you’re getting old: Hot Wheels has released a Retro Entertainment collection, memorializing vehicles from your favorite childhood shows & movies. Kitt from Knight Rider, the A-Team van, Magnum P.I.’s Ferrari. The DeLorean from Back To The Future, and many more.
Original Swiss Army knife makers Victorinox know a thing or two about portable, multipurpose tools. Their latest offering will please the pedalers. The Bike Tool is 5 tools in one that weighs only 3.5 oz. & includes allen wrenches, tire irons, and multiple drivers.
For most people, a lighter or matches works fine for starting a fire or the gas grill. For others, that’s just too easy. The all-aluminum nanoStriker XL makes your quest for fire a bit more primitive: scrape some shavings off the ferrocerium rod onto your tinder & spark it up. Unlike matches or lighter, this thing works just fine in the rain.
For nearly 20 years, California-based Chrome has been producing some of the world’s best messenger bags and packs. The Sotnik duffle is a new one. As always, Chrome focuses on utility & mobility. It’s made of 1000-Denier Cordura and features a waterproof internal compartment to separate your beach stuff or beers from stuff you don’t want wet. If you don’t want to carry it as a duffle, no problem, it can be worn as a pack, too.
The Push is a new music-making instrument that can help you make the leap from long-term unemployment to digital music producer, artist, or DJ. With 64 Akai-designed touchpads and offering practically unlimited options for creating melody & harmony, beats, loops, sounds, & song structures; it’s like having a portable sound studio that fits in your backpack.
Astonished by the sky-high Nielsen ratings for the show Doomsday Preppers, the crew of tactical experts at Lansky Knife & Tool realized it was high time to assemble some of their best survival tools into a kit. The T.A.S.K. Apocalypse Survival Kit is a pack that includes a battle ax, a 20-function multi-tool, blade sharpeners plus a LifeStraw™ water purification system, LED flashlight, compass, and more.
If you’re one of those old school guys who for no good reason refuses to pay another man to mow your yard, you might take a liking to this all-wheel drive Husky. This Honda-powered 22” push mower is built for all-terrain, off-road action and since the AWD does all the work, you’re not really “pushing” you’re just walking behind it.
Gerber makes some of the world’s best knives and multitools, so we’re sure these little rigs from their Daily Carry collection will be just as badass. They’re just way smaller & easier to carry. They’ve got blades, multi-drivers, and one that’s a bottle opener/LED light and each weighs just 1 ounce. Clip them to your zipper or keychain and you’ll have the tool you need within reach.