San Francisco-based bag and accessory maker Aer is currently successfully crowdfunding their versatile Travel Pack on Kickstarter. The design quickly converts from spacious carry-on to daypack & features an easy-pack clamshell design with dedicated compartments to keep all your technology & travel essentials organized.
Developed by world-renowned knife craftsman Ken Onion, the Orion looks like a WWI classic but is a truly modern design featuring “Field Strip” technology which allows for quick, tool-free disassembly for cleaning & maintenance. Its 3.5” AUS stainless drop point blade is deployed with a bayonet lug-style flipper & the handles are made of aircraft aluminum.
The Charge Force power case doubles your phone’s battery life & allows you to power up your phone & case without the hassle of cables. The wireless charging mount works in your home, at your desk or in your car; and the compact case is also compatible with other wireless charging systems, like Qi, so you can cop a charge using public wireless chargers, too.
Jaybird makes some of the best workout-worthy earbuds. Their wireless bluetooth buds stay put even when you’re dripping sweat and suffering through burpees or miles on the treadmill. The newest model, called the Freedom is even smaller and features a new design that sits flush in your ear for a comfortable fit even with helmets & hats.
We have to admit, making a microwave for the wilderness is an original idea. The Wayv adventurer is a radio frequency off-grid cooking appliance powered by interchangeable, quick-charging Li-Ion batteries. It weighs just over 2 pounds and is 12” x 5” in size, making it perfectly packable. It creates 250W of cooking power using internal LDMOS transistors.
Powered by C-Type USB rather than a battery, JBL’s Reflect Aware C noise-canceling earbuds draw power & audio from the host device. With ergonomic tips to keep them comfortably in place, they feature an in-line volume control & mic with full-range sound provided by a 14.8mm driver. Available soon.
Instead of spraying yourself down with toxic chemicals to keep the skeeters away this summer, pull on your Insect Shield Parka. It’s made of Insect Shield polyester fabric that repels mosquitoes, dust mites and other small, annoying pests. The hood zips all the way over the face providing the full protection of a bug net.
Designed by martial artist Laci Szabo, this 12” hand axe is made for urban tactical use and as a close combat weapon. You could probably also use it to chop up a bit of kindling for the campfire. It is constructed of hardened tool steel with a TiCN matte black finish.
Nura headphones integrate unique soundwave technology to automatically measure your hearing—from the outer ear all the way to the brain in just 30 seconds—and adapt the music perfectly to suit you. They feature dual drivers that separate bass levels and highs, delivering balanced tones directly to your dome through the hybrid over-ear/earbud design.
This one-gallon winemaking kit includes everything you need to make your own vino at home with a simple, orderly & stylish workstation made of wood. In addition to the glass carboys and vintner’s instruments, the recipe pack includes a juice bag, wine yeast, oak chips, stabilizers & clarifiers, corks, & most importantly: detailed instructions.