Being out in nature is cool and all but without a cell signal or wi-fi nobody will even know you’re exploring epic places. With goTenna, you’re saved. It keeps you connected even where there’s no service. The goTenna pairs with your iOS or Android phone using a digital radio signal & an app that generates its own signal, allowing you to text, share locations, & send out emergency alerts to anyone else with a goTenna.
If it’s hot, put one of these under it. These Brooklyn-made cast concrete trivets will protect your counter or table when you’re slanging hot treats fresh out of the oven. They’re sealed with a non-toxic food safe sealer and have cork pads on the bottom. They store neatly in a nesting stack.
Fitbit just unveiled the Blaze, its new generation smart fitness watch. With its color touchscreen Blaze looks a lot like Apple Watch. It’s got its own OS & tracks everything from running to cycling to basketball. It offers five-day battery life, connected GPS & a PurePulse heart monitor. It provides call, text & calendar notifications & is compatible with more than 200 devices. A variety of custom styling options, accessories & various bands are available with more on the way.
Movi is a live event camera that lets you stream and edit video as it happens. The small camera, your iPhone & the app are all you need to shoot, direct, edit & share. Features like automatic movement tracking and simple touchscreen camera controls create dramatic visual effects without the need for a big rig & complicated equipment.
This doesn’t happen too often: Ray-Ban just released a new frame. The Clubround is fresh but looks familiar, based on the classic Clubmaster silhouette, with a slightly more rounded outline. Available now in black and tortoise.
Japan’s Nanamica brand has created a scarf that combines two of nature’s best insulators: wool & down. The navy blue scarf features 100% wool with a backing layer of quilted down and a snap to keep it snug around your neck.
YoCam is the world’s smallest waterproof “life” camera; a compact alternative to GoPro, Sony’s ActionCam or DropCam & it works great as a baby monitor or dash cam. It features wi-fi, a wide 140º lens, films in 1080P, & shoots HDR stills.
Thule has added packs designed for skiing & snowboarding to its line of technical backpacks. There are two: a 35-liter and a 20-liter, both offering diagonal ski carry & horizontal or vertical board carry as well as easy access pockets you can reach without taking the pack off.
Madwater duffel bags are truly waterproof. These commercial grade dry bags are made in the USA. They feature waterproof YKK zippers & are submersible to 15 feet. Matte black and available in 30, 65, & 90-liter sizes.
If & when your actual survival depends on something the size of a credit card, you know you are officially screwed. Then again, if that something is the Jackfish, you might just live to see another day. It’s a slim card holder that contains some essential tools, like a compass, knife, firesteel, windproof matches, a micro SD card to keep copies of important documents, plus a bunch of drivers & hex bits.