Once Nike bought Converse, this moment was imminent. They’ve updated the iconic Chuck Taylor for the first time in 98 years to include Nike technology. Purists may groan, but the Chuck 2 looks the same as it ever has and now features a Lunarlon outsole, making it much more comfortable & better for your feet.
A 2015 Red Dot Design Award winner, Arckit is an architectural modeling system that’s sort of Lego-like but allows you to design, build, & modify scaled structures. With no glue & a modular design, Arckits can be rebuilt & reconfigured over & over. Detailed finishing materials like wood flooring & stonewalls add realistic detail.
Solar Paper is not solar paper. It’s not paper at all. It’s a solar charger that is quite thin. Remarkably thin even: .15in. And only slightly larger than your phone itself, this ultra-light 4 oz. solar panel charger will fully re-charge your iPhone 6 in about 2.5 hours. A funded Kickstarter.
There are no axe makers in Brooklyn who’ve been around since 1697. Sweden’s Hults Bruk though. They’ve been at it. Their line of handcrafted Swedish axes feature classic, time-tested construction and run the gamut from small backpacking axes to tools for professional forestry.
Fashioned from an upcycled mill file, the pocket-sized Gripper from Civilware is slim and durable with a 1.5” blade, an overall length of 4.25” and it comes in a Kydex sheath you can loop onto your EDC ’biner/keychain.
Instead of clipping & zip-tying lights onto your helmet for those cool night rides, the Lumos has a much cleaner & more aerodynamic solution. Brake lights, turn signals & headlights are integrated into this safety certified helmet. A remote handlebar control allows you to activate the blinkers & an accelerometer makes the brake lights automatic. Rechargeable battery, water resistant. Fully funded on Kickstarter.
The genius of the SlatGrill is its flat-pack design; making it easy to slide a quality grill into your backpack for better trailside meals. The grill base is made of anodized aluminum and the heavy duty slats are made of stainless steel. It’s simple to set up & break down and it stashes away in a compact, canvas roll. via
This new 15,000 mAh charger from MOS will charge your USB-C laptop as fast as a wall plug while also charging 2 tablets. On top of that, this same unit can also be used to charge your phone & will work as a handy USB hub for the new 1-port MacBook.
For camp meals of all sorts, the Takedown Skillet from Brooklyn’s Best Made Co. is a 10” skillet made of British cast iron. Two brass screws with wing nuts hold the handle & allow for easy break-down making it more compact for transport in a backpack or saddlebag.
Dominoes is a great game for waiting out the rain or a long ride on the train. This American-made travel set features dominoes laser cut from Baltic Birch plywood & they stash nicely in your bag, suitcase, or pannier in a handmade birch and leather box.