Building on Braun’s iconic Dieter Rams-designed DN40 alarm clock, the new BC21 offers a familiar slanted LCD display but adds 10W Qi wireless charging to the feature set. It’s a soft, silicone pad for your phone, watch or earbuds. Yes, the analog snooze button is still there, as well as tactile clock controls you can operate half-asleep.
The NS-1 off-road teardrop from Colorado Campworks is equipped for tackling tough terrain with full-length rock sliders and A/T tires but also generates its own power once parked. Two hundred watts of roof-mounted solar deliver AC power through a 3000-watt inverter for lights, kitchen, cooking, and charging as well as heating water in the 76-liter tank for sink & shower. Custom options, like adding a Traeger grill or Breville smart oven will make for quite comfy overlanding.
The FishFace from True Utility is an 18-in-1 EDC multi-tool no larger than the other keys on your keychain but it puts in overtime. It features Phillips and flat screwdrivers, wrenches, hex drive, pry bar, file, nail tool, bottle opener, box opener and cutter. Made of stainless steel with a black titanium coating, it’s built for daily duty & with its sprung ’biner clip, stays right by your side.
Combining the slipper-like comfort of a classic espadrille with rugged tactical materials, the Explorer’s Espadrille is a tough & minimalist all-terrain performer. Constructed of water-resistant neoprene camo material that molds to your foot, the upper is finished with rubber mud guards on the toe and heel. The front and back pull tabs feature reflective hits for safety & a layer of Kevlar in the insole provides extreme protection for walking on harsh, dangerous surfaces.
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The Pocket Mini Blanket will literally save your butt. It provides a clean, dry seat for two. Great for walks, hiking, parks, or shared public seating … you’re covered. Pocketable and weatherproof, it spreads out to a picnic-friendly 44” X 28”. When you’re ready to go just jam it back into the integrated stuff sack. Weight 1.3-ounces.
It’s a big claim but GigaDrive is putting it out there. This is the world’s fastest external SSD drive. It is powered by Thunderbolt4 and USB4—a next-gen universal cable connectivity that allows lightning fast yet stable read and write speeds of 2,800MB-per-second. Available in 1, 2, & 4TB capacity, it is a rugged, waterproof, & pocketable storage device that offers performance beyond all the rest. A funded Indiegogo.
In the vein of Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog Nike memoir, Authentic is a candid, compelling memoir by a high school dropout who went on to establish one of the world’s most iconic brands. Paul Van Doren founded Vans—the shoe company at the heart of SoCal youth culture for generations, and famous for its people-oriented company culture. In Authentic, the innovator & entrepreneur shares his unlikely story and how he built Vans into a household name & massive business success.
For being so small & light, the iSwift Pi does a lot. It’s a super-thin laptop desk designed for use in bed, on a sofa and even at a desk if you use one. It offers 2-level height adjustment as a lap desk & also works as a stand in 4 different configurations to suit all environments. It’s durable, unfolds in seconds, and stores flat. A funded Kickstarter.
To create this well-titled book, bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne spent an entire year crisscrossing the USA in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states. Coyne’s travels take him (& readers) from the most coveted tee times in America to unique spots in the nation’s most far-flung corners. For the curious golfer, there’s lots to discover in this one.
With the arrival of the Stash, Jetboil’s convenient camp cooking system is lighter & smaller than ever, weighing just 7.1 ounces. Despite its feather-weight construction & compact design it retains the brand’s FluxRing technology, ensuring a rapid 2.5min. boil time.
Built as tough as the boots that bear the Danner name, their new 26-liter Daypack is yet another rugged Northwest classic. Built from durable nylon reinforced with leather panels, this top-loader features one large main gear compartment plus an integrated laptop sleeve, zippered organizer pockets, plus a padded back panel & memory foam shoulder straps for all-day carrying comfort.
From the sidelines of the soccer field to the campsite to the back patio, the Comfort Pro Rocker is a perfect place to park yourself. This fold-up portable camp chair features a spring-action rocking technology that let’s you really kick back and take it all in. Aluminum frame, adjustable shoulder strap for portability & an integrated beverage holder to keep refreshments handy.
Powerful enough for room-filling sound at home while small enough for all-around portability, the Roam speaker from SONOS is a versatile little noisemaker. It’s the audio brand’s smallest and most affordable speaker yet but the feature set is impressive. SONOS is known for premium quality sound & fit the Roam with dual Class H amps and an arcing “racetrack” mid-woofer. The battery delivers over 10 hours of playback & the IP67 rating keeps it weather-protected in the great outdoors.
From the creators of the Duo & Trio portable laptop screens, comes a pair of larger and much-improved add-on 1080p display screens. The slim new DUEX Lite is a 12.5” display that mounts magnetically to your laptop & deploys on a 180º rotatable slide-out track. The DUEX Plus is a 13.3” display compatible with all laptops as well as Nintendo Switch & some Android devices. Its display offers auto-rotation and an additional USB port for additional connection & charging. A funded Kickstarter.
As the temps begin to warm & cycling season opens up, Specialized has the headgear. The S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet offers the ultimate in air-flow and lightweight performance. And that’s not hot air. They claim this design is, “the coolest helmet we’ve ever made.” By the removal of foam “bridges” from the center and sides , air is more effectively channeled—a 20% increase in efficiency that will keep you cooler over the long haul.
Billionaire & GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is pushing his PXG Golf brand ahead with unique technologies and purposeful design. The latest, is a complete club-set called the GEN4, featuring the brand’s proprietary XCOR & honeycomb elastomer inserts in the club faces for enhanced ball speed, distance, and forgiveness. The set includes the GEN4 driver, fairway, hybrid, GEN4 Irons, GEN3 milled wedges, putter, & even a golf bag.
The Storm 2 power bank is a compact, portable fast-charging power bank designed to reliably power up all your devices fast & travel light. To do that, it boasts 100W PD In/Out fast-charging, 27600mAh/99.36Wh of power for airline safe travel, pass through charging, and all the ports you need: 2X USB-C, 1X USB-A, & 1X DC output. Recharges in 1.5 hours.
Porsche is not shy about putting its logo on lots of things that aren’t cars. This time it’s a pair of full suspension e-bikes. One for roads, the Sport & another for off-road riding, called the Cross. Both bikes feature carbon fiber frames, premium components, and disc brakes with power coming from a Shimano mid-drive EP8 motor. Pedal-assist power carries riders at up to 18MPH.
Hamilton’s latest in a remarkable range of manual hand-wound watches, is the slim Intra-Matic Chronograph H, a 40mm, 60s vintage-inspired mechanical. Powered by Hamilton’s Swiss Made H-51 movement, it offers time and a pair of inset sub-dials for minute & 30-seconds. Battery reserve is 60 hours. Choose from a white or black dial variant & a stainless mesh bracelet or black alligator strap.
Designed for compact portability, Roli’s LUMI Keys keyboard measures just 11-inches but gives you the freedom to play plenty. Learn piano basics, sharpen your skills, or simply get creative & jam whenever/wherever you want. A sophisticated companion app offers lessons, tips, challenges, and tutorials to get you tickling those illuminated “ivories” in no time.