As the ongoing demolition/renovation project at the new Uncrate HQ has taught us, goggles aren't just for skiers — one errant nail, sharpened wood fragment, or cloud of scary, decades-old dust can leave you looking like a pirate. That's why we'll be sporting these DeWalt Concealer Safety Goggles ($11-$13). They offer built-in ventilation for added fog control, a dual-injected rubber seal for comfort, a rugged polycarbonate lens for protection, and your choice of clear or tinted lenses.
Keep your axe — or hammer, or travel tripod, or nearly any other 2-inch diameter tool — nearby with the Damn Yak Axe Holster ($36). Hand crafted from sturdy 12oz vegetable tanned tooling leather, this hearty holster features flat brass rivets, a para-cord keeper strap with a ITW Nexus Eclipse cord lock, and Obenauf's LP treatment for outstanding weather protection.
You might drive a Prius, but that doesn't mean you should be rolling down the road without the Trucker's Friend ($50). This all-purpose, all-in-one tool incorporates an axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar, and lever into a single, rugged 21-inch body. Mesh hat and Big Gulp not included.
What would make a flashlight the best ever? Waterproofing? Cool materials? LED lights? Killer battery life? Well, the Best Flashlight Ever ($70) covers all those bases. Based on a Streamlight LED core, it features a hand carved wooden handle, a threaded steel head that adds tons of versatility, and cleverly placed o-rings for waterproofiness.
Obviously realizing that the name "Screwlight" might attract the wrong sort of customer, Skil decided to give its latest tool/gadget a more innocuous moniker. The Skil Screwdriver Flashlight ($35) is what it says it is — a cordless, 4-volt powered screwdriver and a LED flashlight — all packed into one package along with a rechargeable battery. That's one less thing to clutter up your junk/"oh crap, the power's out" drawer.