Foodies and culinary experts agree, there’s nothing like cooking in cast iron. Check around, you’ll see. The American made Field Skillet is a lighter-weight design with a smoother finish. It’s a size 8, with a 10.5” cooking surface, perfect for everyday use. A funded Kickstarter.
Tepui is the Santa Cruz, California-based brand that makes those burly rooftop tents you see on all the sweet adventure-mobiles. The tents are made of a synthetic resin-coated polyester that endures freezing cold, scorching heat & countless miles on & off the road. Their new line of gear bags are made of the same tough stuff. They’ve got duffle bags, a 20-liter daypack, and padded cube containers for carrying camera gear & electronics.
Finally someone designed a better phone mount for your car. It’s the Bluejay Smart Mount. It’s a sturdy, high-quality mount made of carbon fiber & aluminum that uses Bluetooth Beacon technology to link your device & your vehicle. 3 different mounts are available: a suction cup, air vent clip & an adhesive pad. A funded Kickstarter.
When it’s released, this iPhone case will feel like a real camera. It has a physical shutter button that actually clicks and features a mount for a whole range of interchangeable lenses. An ergonomic camera-style grip, tripod mount & free camera app complete the photo-friendly package.
In his Oscar acceptance speech, Leonardo DiCaprio made clear that his interests go beyond European supermodels. Namely: the environment. Here’s more evidence: he’s an investor & advocate for Zuli Smartplugs. These plugs are used to automate home appliances as well as switches & thermostats. A network of at least 3 plugs will link with the Zuli app to detect your presence in the home or space, turning on & off accordingly & saving energy.
Natural fuel is all you need to fire up the BioLite camp CookStove; stuff like leaves, twigs & pinecones. Inside the combustion chamber, this material is stoked by a small rechargeable fan & creates enough heat to boil water in less than 5 minutes. Not needing fuel canisters also makes your pack lighter.
Artist Matt Ferguson has created a series of officially licensed & limited edition Star Wars posters that are a cut above. His clean, high contrast designs capture key cinematic scenes from the original trilogy and are offered in full color, and gold-hued variants. All measure 12X24 inches.
The tidy, minimalist designs of Native Union’s Dock for Apple Watch, Micro-USB & Lightning port devices have won awards. And the latest additions to their sturdy yet refined charging station offerings are designed to match the color of Apple’s own product finishes. There’s a simple slate/space gray combo, a midnight blue offset with gold brushed metal detailing as well as a stone-colored option with rose gold accents.
Your feet will love a pair of these. Danish-designed Glerups slippers are made of thick merino and gotland wool and feature a double-layer footbed that molds to the contours of your foot. They come in 3 styles: slipper, shoe, & boot with the option of a vegetable-tanned leather sole for indoor use or rubber for indoor/outdoor.
It looks more like a body-sized burrito but the Hangout self-inflating “couch” from Netherlands-based Lamzac also looks quite comfy. And set-up for this portable (2 lbs.) lounger is simple: Just open the end, wave it in the air, roll up the end & chill.