Even though it's still unnaturally hot for this time of the year (hi, Al!), we're still stocking up for the cold months ahead. First on our list is the Zippo Hand Warmer ($20). This little guy gives you constant warmth for up to 24 hours with just 0.4 oz of fuel, and produces more than 10 times as much heat as disposable warmers. Its slim profile is perfect for pockets, gloves or tighty whiteys. [via]
Ditch your aging Totes and step up to the style and class of the Davek SOLO Umbrella ($95). As well engineered as it is good looking, the SOLO features a WindFlex Frame System that is reinforced with flexible carbon polymer ligaments and has a solid steel shaft to stand up to high winds. Its microweave, 190 thread count nylon canopy and water-repellent coating keeps you dry, and the terrific handle, made from nickel-plated zinc alloy, features a built-in clip for attaching to a bag or strap. Add in the 3-action button system and unconditional lifetime guarantee, and you've got one truly great umbrella.
Here's some more non-black luggage, this time from Oakley. The company's Tiger Camo Roller Bag ($180) comes in both khaki and black tiger camo, (it comes in all black as well, but who wants that?) and features an 18-inch telescoping handle, outer cargo pockets, lockable zipper pulls, an alloy ID badge, and more. Funky, functional, and affordable.
Now that the government has started issuing RFID-enabled passports, it's time to start looking into products that keep others from reading your personal information. The Passport StrongHold Bag ($20) uses a patent pending design and faraday technology to block wireless signals and protect your vitals. Of course, the bag works with other RFID products as well. [Thanks, Andrew]
If your goal is to freak out innocent bystanders using nothing but your luggage, then this is your bag. Part of the Samsonite Black Label Alexander McQueen collection, the Hero 20" Upright ($750) horrifically boasts the shape of a ribcage and sternum on the front, and a backbone on the other side.