Options for off-road camping just keep getting better. The latest entry is Australia’s Lotus Campers Off Grid model, a compact (14 feet) merges a rugged exterior & off-road features with a luxurious and well-designed interior that features a modern kitchen, bathroom & Italian leather sofa as well as a rooftop AC unit. Power for the LED lighting, sound, & entertainment system comes from a pair of 150-watt solar panels.
Beyond the proven benefits of using an electronic toothbrush, like improved gum health & plaque reduction, the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum “smart” toothbrush uses sensors in the brush & a 3D mouth-mapping app to send data to your phone, keeping you more informed about your oral hygiene. It alerts you about problem areas & offers advice for improving habits.
Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.
Evapolar is the world’s first personal air conditioner. It’s an efficient plug-in unit that uses evaporative nano-materials instead of freon or toxic coolant to decrease temps by 15 degrees. It also purifies & humidifies your environment at the same time.
The Mountain 600 blends the look of a classic Danner hiking boot with the modern, lightweight performance of a Vibram Fuga outsole. Not only does this make for a lighter boot, the soles’ Megagrip compound offers exceptional grip on both wet & dry terrain. The upper is made of suede and features a waterproof DannerDry lining.
You can tell the cop it’s “technically a bike” and it is. See the pedals? But with it’s tuned 49-cc (or optional 125-cc motor) this “bike” is gonna get you there quick. The whole thing is overbuilt to handle the speed & support weight of the drivetrain: adjustable forks, 4-piston hydraulic brakes, & 3-inch wide rims. A rear rack is built for carrying cargo & additional fuel to take you up to 300 miles without hitting a gas station.
Very versatile; the Volcano Grill burns wood, charcoal & optionally propane. Plus, in addition to grilling, you can get accessories to make it work as an oven, smoker, fryer and griddle. Or, you can use it as a portable fire pit. Generous venting means high cook temps while the double-wall metal construction means very little heat transfer, making it safe for use on the patio or tabletop.
If you want to rig up your adventure-mobile with a rooftop tent, options are pretty limited. Most tents are heavy—built for extended African safaris. Yakima is about to change that. They’ve developed two lighter, smaller, rooftop tent models with modern designs & lightweight, breathable nylon construction. Available in early 2017.
Boasting superior suction power over the other popular vacuum bots, Samsung’s Turbo Powerbot will do a better of job cleaning the floors & advanced sensors mean it won’t be bumping into obstacles. A dedicated app lets you control and monitor it from your phone.
Author George Christie spent 40 years in the Hells Angels, rising in the ranks to become one of the club’s most influential leaders—the cool-headed negotiator & spokesman who countered the recklessness of Sonny Barger. Within 2 weeks of retiring from the club he was black-balled by the brotherhood. Now he’s telling his tale, the wild & weird life of an outlaw biker.