Finally someone designed a better phone mount for your car. It’s the Bluejay Smart Mount. It’s a sturdy, high-quality mount made of carbon fiber & aluminum that uses Bluetooth Beacon technology to link your device & your vehicle. 3 different mounts are available: a suction cup, air vent clip & an adhesive pad. A funded Kickstarter.
Whether you’re camping out or just crashing, Bundle Beds give you a comfy, convenient night’s sleep. It’s an all-in-one portable roll-out bed that features a self-inflating mattress, a cozy duvet, pillow, and jersey cotton sheets. It stores as a duffle bag but when bedtime arrives you just unclip, unroll & unzip it. Another funded Kickstarter.
Why you would want night vision is your business. But with the Scout TK thermal vision monocular, you’ll have it. You can even record what you see, which is people, objects and animals over 100 yards away. The pocket-sized device is powered by a 5-hour Li-Ion battery.
For 2016, Korean outdoor brand Zerogram is bringing their line of lightweight camping & backpacking gear to the states. Their PCT UL 2 tent is a great example of what they’re all about: it’s an ultralight, 2-person, single-pole design & it’s simple to set up & break down in under 5 minutes. Rated for winds up to 70MPH. full review
Mission Workshop’s new Transit series bags transition easily from the rack mounts on your bike straight into the office or overhead compartment. The 19-liter briefcase shoulder bag and the 31-liter weekender duffle both feature weatherproof construction & a lifetime warranty.
Machined from a chunk of bronze, this America-made keychain wrench will tighten & loosen nuts & bolts in SAE sizes: 9/16″, 1/2″, 7/16″, 3/8″, 5/16″ & 1/4″ plus metric 6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm & 11mm in addition to carrying your keys.
With app-driven GPS tracking, 360-degree swiveling wheels and hard-sided polycarbonate & aluminum construction, the lightweight suitcases from Néit are designed for serious travelers but that’s just the obvious. Once unpacked, this luggage is collapsible for flat storage in under 10 seconds. They even come with a carabiner, so once you’ve flattened it, you can hang it up in the closet.
Natural fuel is all you need to fire up the BioLite camp CookStove; stuff like leaves, twigs & pinecones. Inside the combustion chamber, this material is stoked by a small rechargeable fan & creates enough heat to boil water in less than 5 minutes. Not needing fuel canisters also makes your pack lighter.
Forget rubbing the sticks together thing. With InstaFire, you just pour out some of this very flammable (yet environmentally friendly) granola-like mix and throw a match at it. It is water resistant, burns for a full 15-minutes and also has a 30-year shelf life. Available in single-use packets and larger quantities.
Beneath its rugged, outdoorsy exterior, the 24-pocket Teflon-coated Sportsman Vest from SeV, is very Inspector Gadget. It’s got a pocket for everything: earbuds, bluteooth, water bottle, camera, iPad, a clear-touch phone pocket, RFID pocket and many more.