It is common knowledge that Pelican hard cases are the top choice for people who want their fragile equipment, cameras, & computers to safely survive the journey. They’re tough & time-tested. They’re also pretty heavy—but the new line of Pelican Air cases offer the same features & performance but are 40% lighter. Available May 1, 2016.
If you’re heading out for a night in the wilderness, the Austrian-designed Flying Tent is a super versatile outdoor shelter. It’s the world’s first all-in-one floating tent, bivy tent, hammock & rain poncho. As a tent it sets up in 7 seconds & offers a rain resistant fly that can be removed for stargazing through mosquito netting. Zip off the upper section & you’ve got a poncho. Weight: a very packable 2.6 lbs.
The tactile feel of sketching on paper is lost when it’s transferred to the stylus-on-tablet mode. Moleskine’s new Smart Writing Set solves this problem. The set includes a special Moleskine notebook, an iOS App & a Bluetooth pen that instantly transfers the work you do on paper directly to your mobile device.
With the ability to heat your warm coffee up to steaming hot—158º or room-temp water to crisp & cold—50º the Yecup 365 travel mug is not just “smart” it’s truly functional. It links to your phone via bluetooth, allowing you to set the desired temp. When that temp is reached, a light on the mug begins to glow. You can also use the mug’s 10K mAh battery to charge your phone or other USB devices.
It looks like Ryobi threw out the old playbook when creating their new smart garage door opener. It’s whisper quiet with a powerful 2 HP motor, and offers smartphone control, battery backup, park assist, a carbon monoxide alarm & loads more.
Chisel & Mouse make plaster desktop-size models of iconic architecture from New York, London, Chicago & unique places like the Bauhaus Dessau building & LA’s Capitol Records Tower as well as 1:5000 scale cityscapes of these & other urban centers around the world. Another option is having them model your own home.
Handmade on the east coast of Scotland, the design of this top-loading, 20-liter waxed cotton daypack was inspired by Jura Single Malt Whisky, a neighbor on the other side of the island. The color of the pack is derived from a dye made using a native lichen. Copper rivets and deer hide details are also locally inspired. Just 130 of these packs will be made.
The RokPak combines solar charging, battery charging and waterproof storage into an all-in-one lightweight, floatable and shockproof package to back you up on all your adventures. It’s got dual USB for charging your devices, a 12K mAh Li-Ion battery, an SOS beacon, solar panel, & multi-function LED flashlight.
Modeled after the iconic Air Force 1, Nike’s LunarForce 1 golf shoe takes a classic silhouette and outfits it for action on the links. Instead of traditional spikes, it features a raised waffle traction outsole with a midsole of cushy Lunarlon. Available in all white and white/black. Available April 1.
You might need a big, burly Sawzall or other industrial cutting tool for the heavy work, but when it comes to the more detailed side of the remodel, Dremel’s new 7-amp Velocity VC60 oscillating multi-tool will get into the tight spots and cut quickly. Features like 2-position cutting head, locking control foot & vertical grip mean precision cuts in all kinds of material.