Archive for December, 2020
The GoSun Flow offers a range of functions—use it as a portable handwashing/dishwashing station, a hot shower, and a source of clean drinking water, to name just a few. Winner of a 2021 CES Innovation Award, its unique three-stage filter removes 99.99% of pathogens, including viruses, using a powerful, electropositive charge generated by nano alumina fibers. It offers an adjustable faucet, a showerhead—even the kitchen sink. Powered by solar, it weighs just 2.75 pounds for easy transport.
Equipped with a 300 lumen lantern, a 120 lumen spot light, and a flickering flame mode, the rugged & rechargeable Big Poppy is a versatile wireless light & USB power bank in one. Battery life ranges from 3 to 15 hours on a charge depending on light mode.
The Clamp-Mounted Surge Protector from Fully is a smart, convenient power strip & surge protector that mounts with an integrated C-clamp to virtually any desktop surface. The sleek design offers effortless access to 3 outlets plus one USB-A port & one PD 45W USB-C port. Compatible with the Apple Brick power adapter & available in black or white.
The X-Kit from UGREEN has a lot going on. It’s both a 5-in-1 USB-C Hub & an ergonomic, foldable laptop stand offering super-fast data transfer at speeds of 5Gbps. Integrated ports include: 2X USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, one SD & TF port, and one USB-C data delivery to connect your laptop or tablet with the X-Kit. Plus the stand offers four adjustable angles for max mobility & improved posture. A funded Indiegogo.
Crafted in Peru from temperature-regulating merino and luxurious alpaca wool, Aymara sweaters are ultra-plush & timeless by design. The Aymara brand was born out of the love story between a Belgian engineer named Sven & Yannina, a Peruvian travel agent. The pair fell head-over-heels, quit their jobs and launched the knitwear label in 2007. If you think their origin story is warm & fuzzy, definitely try the sweaters.
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Designed for seamless mobile vlogging and streaming, the Atom 2 is the world’s first auto-foldable 3-axis phone gimbal, enabling users to achieve smooth & stabilized cinematic video using their smartphone. The pocket-sized tripod design offers 3-axis stabilization, AI-powered smart tracking, auto-folding & auto set-up, plus 1-hour fast charge. A funded Kickstarter.
This astonishing true survival tale chronicles a 16th-century Dutch ocean expedition led by captain William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. Artfully merging a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration, it is a timeless story of the strength of the human spirit.
The Pebble is a revolutionary portable, reusable cutlery kit that replaces single-use plastic utensils, helping you further reduce needless waste. Now offered in a Triple Black edition, the set includes a fork, knife, spoon, chop sticks, & a straw, all conveniently packed into a little pod. Weighing about the same as a smartphone, you can clip the Pebble on your bag or pack for easy access on-the-go.
With a design inspired by the sleeping pods from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Jupe Outdoor flat pack shelter is a future-ready and functional shelter with just the right amount of luxe. Easy to assemble in just one hour, the 111-square-foot canvas glamping tent features wi-fi & solar powered battery plus a queen-size Nectar mattress, Baltic birch wood flooring, dimmable LED lighting, and plenty of storage. Available for pre-order now.
Bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson, who penned Leonardo da Vinci & Steve Jobs, is back with a gripping tale of how Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. As the lead developer of CRSPR gene-splicing & DNA editing tools, her team’s breakthrough is considered the most important biological advance since the discovery of the structure of DNA. Isaacson, tells an incredible tale & puts the science into context.
Back in the 1980s the nonstop villain-chasing, car-exploding action of the A-Team made them true icons of American broadcast TV. Some 40 years later, one of their original vans is up for auction. It is one of 6 officially licensed Universal Studios A-Team promotional vehicles; a 1979 GMC loaded with original details. While this particular one was not seen in the series, it was used to promote the show from 1983 to 1987. It will be offered at no reserve.
Constructed of ultra lightweight & weather-resistant VX21 and VX42 X-PAC composite fabrics, the Charlie 25 backpack from Remote Equipment is a hardworking technical pack perfect for fast & light hikes or quick crosstown commutes. It features a cinch-top closure & dual-access design plus Aquaguard YKK zippers to keep contents dry.
The Basecamp from Utah’s Uncharted Supply Co. is a complete survival kit for 4 based around Yeti’s virtually indestructible GoBox. It’s got everything your family of four could need: from first aid & PPE to shelter, tools, lights, and more. Perfect for home, RV, and post-apocalypse adventures.
New York-based menswear brand Todd Snyder & New Balance teamed up to create a fresh, elevated capsule of classic American-Made 997s. The Triborough Collection features the brand’s “Flying NB” logo on the quarter—which graced the original 997 when it debuted thirty years ago in 1990. Choose from navy, burgundy, or classic dad gray.
Offering 2400Wh capacity & 2200W of output, the ElecHive Super Power Station is only about the size of a 12-pack but delivers family-size power for everything from emergencies and power outages to weekends in the wilderness. It powers 12 devices at once, offering ports aplenty: 2X 12V DC, 2X USB-C, 2X USB-A, 180W car charger, 4X AC ports. A funded Indiegogo.
The 100-Year Ski Pants from technical outerwear visionaries Vollebak, are designed from ground up to be tough, high performance pants for on & off-mountain adventure. Constructed using advanced Schoeller fabrication, this summit-ready winter bib is stitched, bonded, and sealed to be watertight & yet fully breathable. They feature integrated zippered-pockets all over, as well as zippered venting, a removable bib panel, and adjustable leg gaiters for off-mountain wearability.
Snow is falling all across the map, which means the electric bikes are getting parked. Unless you’ve got a Moonbike Stardust, the snow-ready electric bike that will have you ripping through the powder at up to 28MPH. It features a front ski and a snowmobile style track in the rear, and delivers up to 22-miles of range on and off-road.
The Kalea household composter turns your kitchen scraps into clean, useable compost in just 48 hours. Similar in size & shape to a kitchen waste bin, it uses a simple 3-step process to convert fruit, vegetable, meat, dairy, cooked food, and fish waste into hygienic, ready-to-use compost with no odor or mess. Sensors and intelligent control systems process & dry the material before shredding it into a dirt-like & nutrient-rich fertilizer. Mix it with soil at a 1:10 ratio to give your plants an immediate boost. A funded Kickstarter.
With its sleek, sculptural lines, and ultra-lightweight construction—just 20 pounds—it is clear at once that the limited Akhal Shadow is not your standard cycle. Handcrafted in England, the design is inspired by the rare purebreed Akhal-Teke horse, considered among the world’s finest. Made from solid billet aluminum, the bike features a full Shimano DuraAce module and super-smooth belt drive.
Guys likes Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Tiger Woods run a Cameron putter so …maybe it’s time to plus-up. The Scotty Cameron Super Rat 1 Masterful is a 34” handmade custom putter milled from German Stainless Steel & featuring Cameron’s signature styling. If it swings as good as it looks, ’21 could really be your year.