Unlike conventional flashlights with their uneven, donut-shaped light patterns, the Bushnell HD Torch Flashlight ($69) projects a perfectly square beam of light with smooth, edge-to-edge illumination that's devoid of weird shadows. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and powered by two 3-volt lithium batteries, the LED flashlight produces 165 Lumens of light and is good for a 1.5 hour run time. The HD Torch's "Find Me" feature consists of a glowing "B" button that doubles as a battery life indicator.
Designed for adventurous apartment dwellers, the Folbot Citibot Kayak ($1,094) folds down to a large backpack for easy storing and easy travel. The 10-foot, 24-pound vessel holds up to 210 pounds and comes in eight colors. Assembly takes about 10 minutes.