Gear

BioLite Introduces Its Portable Home Solar System at werd.com

BioLite Introduces Its Portable Home Solar System

Posted in Gear and Space

Turning your cabin, camper, shed, or van into a solar-powered space is a snap with the SolarHome 620 system from BioLite. The system is portable, versatile and takes just minutes to set up. It includes a 6W solar panel, a 20Wh control box that acts as a central power hub, giving you system feedback & music, and (4) 100-lumen hanging lights, one of them with a motion sensor.

The Tronnovate Swift Daypack Opens Up Like No Other at werd.com

The Tronnovate Swift Daypack Opens Up Like No Other

Posted in Bags and Gear

The Swift backpack from Taiwan-based Tronnovate Design is a daypack that stands out for its unique closure; a zipper that zigzags the length of the pack, allowing quick, easy access to everything inside, without having to rummage like a top-loader or spill everything out like a clamshell design. The pack also has an internal sleeve for tablet or laptop & a drawstring pouch for sweaty gym gear. A funded Kickstarter.

This is the Desktop Toy You Didn’t Know You Needed at werd.com

This is the Desktop Toy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Posted in Gear

When your creativity has dried up or the conference call is dragging on, the hypnotic effects of the Vortecon kinetic desk toy are a welcome distraction. Precision milled from stainless, brass, or copper, the Vortecon simply spins on its rotating base as the grooves create a spiraling and soothing helix. Okay, it’s basically an adult fidget spinner. It’s also a funded Kickstarter.

The Hammer Hawk is Two Heavy Hitting Tools at werd.com

The Hammer Hawk is Two Heavy Hitting Tools

Posted in Gear and Tools

Combining a hammer and tomahawk, the Hammer Hawk is a heavy-duty camp/survival tool with a full-tang design, shaped from a 3/8” thick slab of 1075 steel. The tomahawk blade is 4.5” and the handles are made of durable and grippy Micarta canvas and go most of the way up the tang, giving you multiple grip options. Overall length: 14.5 inches.

Aer’s Work Collection Bags Are Built For Bad Weather at werd.com

Aer’s Work Collection Bags Are Built For Bad Weather

Posted in Bags and Gear

The Work Collection from San Francisco’s Aer brand, is a range of blacked-out minimalist bags designed and purpose-built for handling business. Constructed with water-resistant 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon, they also feature YKK AquaGuard zippers for all major compartments to keep your gear protected from the elements. Choose from 2 different packs, a commuter sling and a packable cable kit.

Traxxas Introduces Legit Looking ’79 Bronco XLT at werd.com

Traxxas Introduces Legit Looking ’79 Bronco XLT

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The details and scale on this 70s era R/C Bronco XLT are so good, it’s been officially licensed by the Ford Motor Company. Sitting on Traxxas’ most advanced chassis, the TRX4, this Bronco features all the chrome, sunset striped Hot Wheels paint scheme and 1.9” trail crawler tires to give it that authentic look. Waterproof electronics, dual speed transmission, and remote locking differentials mean it will also sling mud like the real thing.

The Radiate Portable Campfire Adds Effortless Ambiance at werd.com

The Radiate Portable Campfire Adds Effortless Ambiance

Posted in Camping and Gear

Making a campfire doesn’t get much easier than this. Using briquets made of recycled paper in recycled, non-toxic soy wax, the self-contained Radiate Portable Campfire lights up with a single match and burns for up to four hours, producing enough heat to roast marshmallows or cook weenies-on-a-stick.

Tuned For Travel: The Carry-On Closet at werd.com

Tuned For Travel: The Carry-On Closet

Posted in Bags and Gear

With a gunmetal aluminum frame and black polycarbonate construction, Lifepack’s Carry-On Closet is built for professional-level globetrotting. It features a TSA-approved lock, high quality wheels, a retractable trolley handle with a soft grip, and an integrated shelving system that can also be removed depending on your needs. It is cabin-approved for carry-on with all airlines both international and domestic.

This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself at werd.com

This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself

Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

Designed by a team of MIT eggheads and four years in development, Skydio’s R1 pro-grade autonomous quadcopter drone uses advanced AI for its computer vision system, giving users precision flight control without any expertise; it’s so smart, it doesn’t even come with a controller. Rather than GPS stabilization used in most drones, the RI uses 13 onboard cameras to do real-time mapping, path planning, and obstacle avoidance. All controls for the drone, including takeoff, landing and manual controls are managed through Skydio’s mobile app.

Herschel Supply Co. x Roden Gray RG10 Backpack at werd.com

Herschel Supply Co. x Roden Gray RG10 Backpack

Posted in Bags and Gear

To celebrate ten years of tastemaking in Vancouver, postmodern  luxury boutique Roden Gray teamed up with Canadian bag brand Herschel Supply Co. for a commemorative collab backpack. The top-loading RG10 urban daypack is made of black diamond sailcloth and features a 15″ padded sleeve with keyclip and neoprene key chain sleeve.

This Packable Raft Makes it Easy To Bring a Boat at werd.com

This Packable Raft Makes it Easy To Bring a Boat

Posted in Gear

Normally an inflatable raft is not something you can jam in your backpack for a weekend in the wilderness but the Rogue Packraft changes that. It’s a lightweight inflatable one-person raft that weighs under 5 pounds and can roll up into the size of a roll of paper towels. It has a durable kevlar reinforced floor, and inflates easily with its high flow D7 valve.

This Universal Socket is the Right Size Every Time at werd.com

This Universal Socket is the Right Size Every Time

Posted in Gear and Tools

The unique design of the Universal Socket from Kusonkey automatically adjusts to fit any hex nut, screw eye, hook, tension screw and bolt head from 7mm to 19mm. Stainless steel, professional-grade construction ensures durability for years of use in home, automotive, and construction applications.

Tentsile Now Has a Tree Tent for You Solo Campers at werd.com

Tentsile Now Has a Tree Tent for You Solo Campers

Posted in Camping and Gear

The new UNA tent from Tentsile is the latest addition to their growing line of tree tents. The ISPO Award-winning UNA is a single-person, three-season suspendible tent. It attaches to the trees at its 3 corners and features a removable rainfly as well as no-see-um mesh for gazing up at the stars. At 6.2 pounds, it is the lightest tree tent on the market. Available March 2018.

This Pen is Made From a Fighter Plane Propeller at werd.com

This Pen is Made From a Fighter Plane Propeller

Posted in Gear and Work

Made from the propeller of an original Spitfire—the infamous WWII fighter plane—this pen pays homage to aviation history with its Hydulignum construction, a high strength birch laminate seasoned by years of wartime use. The pen is also engraved with the serial number of the original propeller and comes in a handcrafted ash wood presentation box.