Zero Breeze is the world’s first portable, smart multi-function air conditioner. It uses a rotary compressor to create its cooling effects with 3 fan speed & cool settings for indoor or outdoor use. A battery pack provides portable power. Zero Breeze also features an integrated bluetooth speaker, dual USB ports for device charging & an LED light. A funded Kickstarter.
In order to keep your gear load lighter, Patagonia’s new down-filled sleeping bag system is designed to only insulate the lower half of your body, allowing you to keep the temp of your body regulated depending on the jacket you wear. The top half of the bag is a thin, shell material and features a lighter, half-zip design. It packs small & weighs just 1-pound. Available September 2016.
Patagonia is a global leader in sustainable products; even their wetsuits. The Yulex series suits are made with renewable rubber from Hevea tress, a source that results in 80% less CO2 emissions than a standard neoprene wetsuit while offering equal if not superior comfort and performance.
Taking sensitive, high-tech gear like camera equipment & computers out on the water is a gamble. But if that gear is packed into a bag like the SubTech Pro drybag, it’s a lot safer. The 45-liter drybag features airtight dual zippers & an internal inflation system that provides shockproof protection for everything inside. It is made of tough 460D TPU material & completely waterproof to 50-meters.
For travelers constantly moving from one time zone to the next, the Casio EDIFICE EQB600 will keep you on schedule. By linking with your smartphone, time is constantly corrected & gives you automatic access to time in 300 global cities. Keep track of time both back home & the current location with 1-button ease. The watch’s solar charging system will keep you powered up, drawing a charge from even the dimmest of light sources.
Like all of Yeti’s overbuilt coolers, the Hopper Flip 12 offers bombproof construction to endure years of hard use & abuse. The exterior is made of tough TPU-laminated nylon & features a watertight, airtight Hydrolok zipper plus a removable shoulder strap & MOLLE webbing for attaching gear. The interior lining is a food-grade anti-microbial material. At 3.2-gallon capacity, it is sized for packing a family picnic or toting a 12-pack.
The M18 Site Lite is the first high output cordless site light on the market. It’s built tough for the inevitable impacts on the job site & uses Milwaukee’s 18 volt cordless batteries to power its high-definition 4400-lumen LEDs. There’s a centered hanging hook & AC in/outs for stringing multiple lights together.
Handmade in Japan, the Readymade Weekender is a mini Dutch oven for backyard, campsite or at-home roasting. It’s 13.4” long by 6.1” deep. Heavy duty cast iron construction means you can load it up, then drop it right into the coals or even the campfire for cooking.
The Bone Collection from Los Angeles-based bag maker Killspencer is an assortment of minimalist bags & accessories all constructed with taupe Nubuck leather & Nubuck suede. It includes a pair of duffle bags, 2 tech-friendly daypacks, a tote, a convertible dopp/folio, a zippered pouch, & football.
With a 30-hour battery life, Sennheiser’s PXC 550 wireless headphones beat Bose QC models by more than 10 hours. They also operate with an app called CapTune that lets you fine tune audio levels & noise-cancelation for personalized sound.