In places where it rains (not here in SoCal), you see all the moms under umbrellas wearing Hunter’s knee-high rubber rain boots. But now Hunter has built a new, more rugged line just for men. The Hunter Field boots feature a softer rubber compound, waterproof zip closures & Vibram soles.
Online clothier Jack Threads teamed up with Burton snowboards for the creation of this vintage-inspired daypack. The top-loading Annex pack is made of water-resistant canvas & features internal laptop & tablet compartments as well as a pair of exterior pockets & padded shoulder straps.
Instead of filming everything that passes in front of the camera, like a GoPro, the graava is a smart camera that uses artificial intelligence to film only what it thinks you’d want it to film; the cool stuff. It uses 5 different sensors to determine what is interesting, dynamic, and worthy & creates an automatically edited highlight reel while also retaining the unedited clip as a backup.
The minimalist Starnettle knife from Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain Knifeworks is an everyday utility knife that’s 7 inches long with a 3-inch cutting blade shaped from a slab of American made 5/32″ D2 tool steel stock. A fully funded Kickstarter.
Based in sub-Saharan Africa, Oliberté works with African craftsman for the creation of their original, handmade, & Fair-Trade leather footwear. They’re also making gear bags and packs. The Tan Pullup pack is made entirely of Ethiopian leather & features a top-load design with internal pockets, a reinforced bottom, & a 15” laptop sleeve.
Fluance uses AptX technology to achieve audiophile-quality sound in the Fi50 bluetooth speaker. It also features an MDF wood speaker cabinet for warmer, fuller sound. An internal 40-watt amp powers dual 5-inch woofers & dual coaxial tweeters. CNET calls it “the best sound for the money.”
After a long day on the trail, a comfy camp chair feels a lot better than using logs or rocks for furniture. And this one earned a 2015 Red Dot Design award. Weighing just over 2 pounds, the collapsible Swivel Chair sets up quick with shock-corded poles and spins a full 360º.
This device turns your TV into a large touchscreen tablet, allowing you to control everything with a swipe and a tap. Just clip it to the top of your TV and gain full touch control. Don’t sweat about greasy screens – you don’t have to actually touch the screen, just get close to it with a simulated tap. Touchjet Wave can also be controlled remotely using your phone.
Minimalux pens are milled from a single block of raw brass and also come in a variety of colors inspired by rare elements: gold, rose gold, silver or black rhodium. The clean, minimalist design is backed by smooth, free-flowing Parker ink refills.
Minnesota-made Arrowhead Trail rolltop packs are certified classic. Constructed with heavy-duty waxed canvas, they’re available in 12” & 15” widths with leather straps & brass hardware, and come in a variety of sizes and styles for biking, hiking, commuting and so on.