Topo Designs is a little company out of Colorado that makes simple, durable, vintage-inspired packs. Howler Bros. is another little brand out of Austin, Texas that makes clothing in a similar vein. Their collaboration on this 15L pack seems like a perfect fit for the two. The Topo x Howler Klettersack features a top-load design and Horween leather accents. Available in brown or orange. via
When you unzip your snakeskin-embossed case containing 4 gold-colored stainless steel shot glasses, you’ll say, “Alexander Wang designed these.” The other person will say, “cool.” And while you both pretend to know who he is, you will do your shots and soon the world around you will become more entertaining.
A hybrid of a duffel bag and a backpack, the aptly named Duffel Pack is made of ballistic nylon & designed for both the gym and the office, featuring on one end, a ventilated shoe pocket while on the other there’s a sleeve for your laptop, tablet & other office essentials. A funded Kickstarter project.
Using a low frequency 2-way radio signal, the GoTenna is an off-grid communication device that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth LE to let you send encrypted messages up to 160 characters & share GPS data over a 32-mile range. You can also set up your networks with others. It’s weather-resitant & rugged, just as it should be. Sold in pairs. No subscription fees.
The roll-top design and vinyl-coated polyester construction of this medium-sized Filson duffle make it perfect for wet weekends; boating, beaching or even a rainy ride home in the back of the pickup.
This regulation-size cardboard foosball table is at least as sturdy as a Brazilian soccer stadium. And on top of that, it packs flat making it totally portable. The design includes beer holders and a passive amp for your phone and requires no tools, screws, or glue for set-up.
In terms of sound quality, it wouldn’t take much for Samsung’s new Level headphones to beat Beats. The Level line ranges from the luxury, studio-style over-ear wireless model to a compact pair of buds; all similar in style & price to what Beats is peddling but obviously a welcome alternative for music fans who actually care about sound.
Here’s another simple-to-use-option for cutting the cord and watching your live TV shows, movies, sports, & DVR content from anywhere on virtually any device. The M1 features built-in Wi-fi for fast, easy set-up & let’s you access devices like Apple TV & Roku through SlingPlayer apps.
This 60-quart cooler is a party on wheels. In addition to keeping things cold, it features an 18V rechargeable blender, removable Bluetooth speaker, a USB charger, an LED light in the lid, a gear tie-down, a cooler divider/cutting board, integrated storage for plates & cutlery, and a bottle opener. A fully funded Kickstarter project.