London-based Hedon Workshop specializes in high-quality helmets with retro designs & styling. The Cortex is their cycling model. It is a smooth, carbon fiber shell trimmed with genuine calf leather & Cool Max anti-bacterial washable cushion padding. Available in 14 different gloss & matte finish colors.
It’s a rugged every-day pack with a design that zips wide-open, giving you easy access to everything. You can also customize the Prvke21 for photography or travel with the brand’s add-on accessories. The Photo bundle includes a padded camera cube, camera sling, & rainfly. The Travel bundle offers a waist strap, rainfly & two accessory straps.
The handmade Urban Husky is a slim, versatile pocketknife made with high-quality materials. It features a non-locking 3” carbon steel blade with a thumb lever for opening that also offers a loop for a lanyard. Choose from copper, brass or steel handles. A handmade leather pouch is also available. A funded Kickstarter.
High-end camera maker Hasselblad has teamed up with Lenovo to create True Zoom, a high-quality camera that attaches to the Moto Z phone magnetically. It is completely separate from the phone’s camera, offering 10X optical zoom, a 25-250mm lens and a 12MP sensor. It shoots in RAW & JPEG formats as well as 1080p video.
Designed for function in urban environments, the roll-top Paramount Pack from Thule is available in 24-, 27- and 29-liter sizes and is constructed of tough 420D Nylon with a welded bottom. It offers 2-way access to a padded laptop compartment plus multiple padded pockets for a tablet & other electronics and accessories.
PowerDot is a portable, bluetooth-enabled Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) system. Usually found in pro sports training facilities and clinical physical therapy settings, EMS is used for targeted muscle stimulation to maximize strength training and recovery. This portable system links with your smartphone offering a simple interface that allows you to tap into the many benefits of EMS anywhere you go.
South Carolina’s Smithey Ironware Co. creates classic cast iron cookware. The health benefits of cast iron are well known as are the performance properties of this time-tested material. If making high-quality cast iron cookware was a lost art, it has been found with Smithey. Check out their No. 10: a 2-inch deep, 10” diameter skillet with a polished finish, dual pour spouts & an ergonomic handle.
You can decide whether you prefer to use Crua Hybrid as a tent or a hammock, either way, you’ll get a sweet siesta. The design features a built-in insulated air mattress and a detachable sleeping bag plus it can link up with other Crua Hybrid tents so you can double-up or create your own tent village. As a hammock it holds up to 285 pounds yet the whole system—tent/hammock, air mattress & sleeping bag—weighs just 6.95 pounds. A funded Kickstarter.
With the Wing, you can step up the production value on your videos, getting smooth cinematic camera slides without the use of a bulky, complicated rail system. It’s the world’s most compact gliding unit, allowing a full 16-inch slide but folding down to roughly the size of your phone. Manual function and adjustable friction allow simple hand-operated yet precision function.
Nothing worse than battling your way out into the wilderness then having no power supply to ensure the stream of selfies and #adventure images get the recognition they deserve. If you have an Estream in your backpack, you’re good. It converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge every usb-connected mobile device.