Whether it's water or whiskey, the Nalgene Flask ($9) is ready. A manly alternative to the company's classic plastic bottle, the leak-proof flask sports a slim profile that's better for active outdoor usage, and comes with an insulated sleeve. Its 1-ounce cap makes for quick and easy shots at your desk, in the bleachers, on the trail, or in the bathroom. [Thanks, Evan]
Kayaking is a great way to see the outdoors, but the kayak you use can make or break the day. Don't risk ruining your fishing trip by piloting a craft that's not supportive of the experience. The Tarpon 120 Angler ($1,000) has been specifically designed for fishing. In addition to the features you'd expect from a superior kayak, like carrying handles, a Keepers footbrace system, and a Phase 3 SOT seating system, the Angler also has two kinds of built-in fishing rod holders, and an 8-inch orbix midship hatch, perfect for storing fish or bait. The 12-foot long Angler is available in 8 different color combinations. We like orange.
Using a bicycle as your primary mode of transportation just got a whole lot easier. The Burley Nomad Cargo Bike Trailer ($350) can haul your camping gear, a full load of groceries, and more, keeping things secure with interior tie-downs and pockets. A removable partition keeps things organized, and the 16-inch quick-release alloy wheels make for superior handling, taking corners without complaint. The Nomad's lightweight aluminum chassis attaches to your bike's frame quickly and can be pulled around by hand when removed from the bike, folding to a compact 9-inches for easy storage. There's even an included safety flag you can fly so the whole town will know just how green you've gone.
Inspired by the 60's van of the same name, the North Face Minibus 23 Tent ($389) sleeps 2 people, perfect for the week-long camping trip or an extended stay at the local shanty-town. Unlike many tents, the Minibus can be setup quickly and provides space for several to sit comfortably, great for shelter from the elements — or laptop-based job searching. Large D-doors make for easy entry and exit, and high-low venting makes for great air circulation no matter the location.
Now you can rely on your local power-plant for the energy you'll need to mow your yard. The Hustler Zeon ($TBD) is the world’s first all-electric zero-turn riding mower. The riding-mower is emission-less, requires no gas or oil, and runs silent (no more earplugs). The Zeon uses two handles instead of a steering wheel (just like the tank in Battle Zone) to enable a true 0-degree turning radius. With 80 minutes of mowing time and a 42-inch side discharge deck, there's little chance Bob next door will be able to outdo you this time.