Fear not, your bike is protected. Even though the Hiplok Z-Lok kinda just looks like a zip-tie, it’s a legit lock with a stainless steel core and a double-sided locking mechanism that can only be released using its included two-pronged key. Sure, it’s a minimalist lock, but the fact is, bike thieves are looking for the hassle-free ride that they can just grab & go. With the Z-Lok, that plan goes nowhere.
Roasted to order by real-life first responders, Fire Department Coffee Co. was founded by firefighters on a mission to make the easiest drinking coffee for our nation’s hard-working men and women. Roasted in small batches in Rockford, Illinois, it is available in a variety of flavors, including a bold Dark Roast as well as bourbon, tequila, & rum-infused varieties. Enjoy it at home or in the most demanding caffeine-intensive work environments & buy it by the pound, 6-pound firehouse-size bags or in K-Cups.
Want the real dirt on someone? Just ask their mom. In From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, Dave Grohl’s mother Virginia, does precisely that. She interviewed the mothers of Dr. Dre, Michael Stipe, Amy Winehouse, Mike D of The Beastie Boys, and many more, sharing personal stories of their superstar kids.
Slim, compact Powrtabs provide portable power for your Lightning & MicroUSB devices. Inside the flat, compostable cardboard packaging is a thin recyclable Li-Ion battery that comes pre-charged with enough juice to give your phone about 4 hours of life or a full charge for most headphones.
Nearly undetectable until it’s deployed and cutting, the B-2 Nano Blade is the world’s smallest tactical pocket knife. Made of corrosion-resistant 440C Stainless steel, it weighs less than one ounce with diminutive dimensions: 48mm in length, 20mm in width and only 5mm thick. It features a blade split with serrated teeth and a smooth, sharp tip as well as a mini carabiner clip for EDC use. A funded Kickstarter.
For fire-starting prep at home or in the wilderness, the Compact Camp Axe from SOG knife makers is a lightweight and portable tool designed for chopping and hammering. It features a satin-finished stainless steel blade with a handle made of glass-reinforced nylon. A sheath is included.
The Charge 10 from BioLite is a weather-resistant, pocket-size 2600mAh USB power supply that will reboot your phone with a full charge or your action camera with 1-2 charges. It recharges itself via Micro USB.
If you’ve read the recently-released autobiography and still want more Arnold Palmer, get your hands on Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer. In addition to his incredible life and legacy, this book explores his entrepreneurship, a pioneer in landing the million-dollar endorsement deals so common today. Author Tom Callahan knew Palmer well and tapped key people in the legend’s life for commentary in this book.
The Black Hand tells the gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America and the brilliant Italian-born detective Joseph Petrosino, the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” who scoured the New York City Underground trying to stop the lawlessness & ultimately gave his life. Paramount Studios has optioned the film rights with plans to star Leonardo DiCaprio.
When you want to kick back and relax but you also need ultra-lightweight and minimal, there’s this: The Slingback Chair from Mountainsmith is a backcountry lounger made of durable cordura that sets up with your trekking poles. When you’re ready to get back on the trail, roll it up & go. Weighs just 4.75 ounces.