Utah-based Cotopaxi makes premium outdoor apparel & packs featuring both classic & cutting edge designs. What sets them apart is their charitable outreach. Each product they make is linked to a specific charity that receives a portion of proceeds from sales. The 16L minimalist Inca pack is a small, technical daypack fit for a variety of activities & each one sold benefits the María Imaculada Orphanage near Tupiza, Bolivia.
Designed by a moonlighting watchmaker, the Lypen is a pen made from a single block of titanium that fits all Fisher, Parker, & Pilot refills. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. Another funded Kickstarter project.
If you don’t know where to put those wet, slushy shoes, Germany’s LoCa brand has an idea. It’s called the Knax Zjup—and it gives you wall-mounted, weatherproof shoe storage made of aluminum & rubber with a clean, industrial design.
Powered by lighter gas or camping fuel, the Kraftwerk power supply uses fuel cell technology to offer off-grid power for your USB devices—anywhere, anytime. One filling supplies 11 iPhone charges and Kraftwerk is FAA approved for aircraft cabin use. Another fully funded Kickstarter project.
Typing anything longer than a tweet on your touchscreen can be a real drag, especially if you were blessed with sausage fingers like us. The TextBlade solves the problem—it’s a compact mini keyboard that uses a patented multitouch key technology. Weighing just 42.5 grams and a third of the size of an iPhone 6, it’s the slimmest full QWERTY design to date.
The handmade Egloo candle-powered heater is made of terracotta which stores & radiates heat. The design uses two domes to maximizes the heat of just 4 small candles & comfortably heats a small room—like your office—for up to 5 hours.
Easy portability is what makes IceMule Coolers cooler. Instead of dragging a big plastic box behind you on a set of little plastic wheels, IceMule coolers are designed as a backpack. Built like a dry bag, they are constructed with 1000 denier tarpaulin fabric featuring leak-proof sealed seams & keep contents cold for 24 hours. Available in sizes from 20-40 liters.
The Poseidon is a military-grade, waterproof, dustproof mobile battery charger that will keep your phones, cameras, & other gadgets juiced up when you’re in the great outdoors. With 8000 mAh of power it can fully recharge your phone 3-5 times & features dual USB output to charge 2 devices at once.
The TruArc 20 from Brunton is the compass you want. It will never lose polarity and resists magnetic interference better than its competitors, making for more accurate and reliable route-finding. Other key features include a map magnifier, clinometer, and a magnified readout with 1º resolution.
You know by now that the flash in your iPhone doesn’t quite cut it. Well, here’s one that’s way better. Knog’s Expose Smart delivers 6x the brightness of your built-in iPhone flash, using 9 hi-powered LEDs that pump out up to 130 lumens & the flash’s beam angle matches up perfectly with the one on your iPhone.