When your life — or livelihood — depends on correctly identifying your prey over sniper-like distances, you want the very best binoculars you can buy. Which aptly describes these Brunton Icon Binoculars ($2,375). Packing high-end features like SK nano-coated prism glass, ED objective lenses, super-fast focusing, shock, water, and fogging resistance and a true grip rubber-coated magnesium alloy frame in brown or gray, they're the closest thing you can get to bionic vision.
We've all resorted to using a cheap Styrofoam cooler at one point or another, so we all know they suck, what with their flimsy construction, cheap looks, and sounds of foam-on-foam violence that echo through the backseat when they're present. Thankfully, there's now an alternative. ThermaFresh Cardboard Cooler Boxes ($15) use NorShield waterproof inner lining for weatherproofing and reusability, and thanks to their thick cardboard construction, they can keep 30 liters of goods cool for up to 36 hours in normal conditions with just two bags of ice. Best of all, they're made from 70% recycled cardboard, and are themselves recyclable — which is a lot more than you can say for the ol' foammaster. [via]
Tired of messing with twistlocks, screwlocks, or, worse yet, no-lock carabiners? The Black Diamond Magnetron Carabiner ($30) will soon be here to give you smooth, one-handed locking and unlocking action. This innovative design employs magnetic attraction to a steel insert inside the carabiner nose to keep two independent arms locked in place, each of which must be individually depressed before the gate can be opened — and once it is, opposing fields repel the arms to ensure reliable operation.
Kick back hammock-style nearly anywhere with the Kammok ($85). Made from diamond rip-stop nylon, the Kammok can comfortably sleep one — which of course means two — and uses a new, versatile suspension system dubbed the Python Straps, all of which packs into a water resistant compression sack that weighs about a pound fully loaded, making it the perfect above-ground shelter for your next camping/boozing adventure.
It doesn't matter whether you're emerging from a tent for a long day of fishing or simply too lazy to run through Starbucks prior to a big day of tailgating — you're going to need some coffee. Which is where the Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker ($90) comes in. Powered by a single 16.4 oz propane cylinder, this road-ready gadget brews up 10 cups of joe in under 20 minutes, giving you plenty of time to get ready for your day.