This winter you won't need a non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant to achieve sledding speeds in excess of 40 miles an hour — all you need is the Snolo Sled ($2,550). With a mono shell made entirely from carbon fibre, it features a contour-molded seating area perfect for your lower body, with a foam-padded seat and a back rest to keep you comfortable. With a single ski in the front, and two skis in the back (also made from carbon fibre), you can really fly down the hill, all while maintaining the maneuverability you would expect on a snowboard. Just be warned: this isn't your grandpa's sled, and at 40 mph, you could do some serious damage to your part.
Luxury doesn't have to be complex, in fact, it can be quite simple — the Dutchtub Wood ($6,600) gives you all the opulence of a hot tub, without all the intricacies of plumbing and electricity, letting you have a hot tub anywhere you have the space. With an interior made from high-quality polyester, and the outside made from preserved wood, this tub is weatherproof, and lightweight (so light that two people can easily lift it). It also functions simply, using a wood-fired stove to heat it, and natural circulation to move the water through a stainless steel coil. And if the look of wood isn't quite your thing, there's always the original Dutchtub, with all the simplicity, and none of the rustic appearance.
Make singed arm hair, burnt knuckles, makeshift pokers, and puny fires a thing of the past with Grill Daddy King Tong Pro ($35) — the perfect tool for any fire pit or indoor fireplace. At 28 inches long, you can keep at a safe distance while tending the fire, without sacrificing the ability to move everything from small bits of kindling to big smoldering logs. Comfortable grips, an extra handle for when things get really heavy, and durable stainless steel construction mean you'll be able to pick up heavy loads safely, while the heat resistant handle and heat shield give you all the protection you need.
Don't dare call it a ping pong paddle — this is one serious table tennis racket, not meant for the casual table gamer. The Killerspin Stilo7 SVR Ping Pong Paddle ($350) features wood construction at its base, which is then coated in layers of carbon fiber, making it one of the nimblest, lightest table tennis rackets out there — while the rubber coating on each side gives it the kind of performance and speed you expect from an elite racket. It comes in a felt-lined, piano-finished box made just for the paddle, so it cradles it perfectly when it's not in use.
Step up your winter snow sports game with the Arctic Force Snowball Blaster ($30) — capable of making and launching the perfect snowball. This blaster is the ideal tool for when the weather turns white and the competition gets serious, thanks to its removable and reversible built-in snowball maker. Able to make three snowballs at a time, the blaster can launch a snowball up to 80 feet at high velocity (much farther than you ever could with your own hands). The ergonomic design makes it easy to use, carry, and fire, while its blue, white, and orange design is well-suited to your winter get-up.
There are table games, and then there are status symbols — and the Eleven Ravens Stealth Ping Pong Table ($70,000) sits somewhere on that spectrum closer to a status symbol. Limited to just five units, this special edition ping pong table is sure to start a few conversations (and probably encourage a touch of jealousy). Inspired by the Nighthawk Stealth Bomber, and made entirely from aircraft grade aluminum with carbon fiber accents, each of the five tables comes numbered and signed by the artist who crafted them. And with details like hidden drawers that perfectly hold your paddles and balls, the design serves form as well as function.
Just when you think you've seen it all, some mad genius goes and creates the unimaginable, a Batman Tumbler Golf Cart ($17,500). While it may not have rocket-propulsion and an array of formidable weaponry, that shouldn't diminish anything about this impressive beast. Starting from the frame of an EZ-Go Golf Cart, they've stripped it down and rebuilt it from frame and sheet metal with a carefully-sculpted cowl. The tech specs include a go-cart motor capable of driving at 38mph, four-link rear suspension with coil-over-shocks, a brand new battery, leather seats, and so much more. Plenty to make even the caped crusader happy.
Now, we're not suggesting you're up to anything nefarious, but given the proper tools, there are few locks that could keep the determined man from entering. Whether you have a frequent problem locking yourself out of your apartment, or you're getting into something a bit more sinister, the Gentleman's Bogota Lock Picks ($35) are exactly the tools you need to gain entrance just about anywhere. Made to pin discretely under a lapel, collar, sleeve, or hat, these lock picks are light, yet sturdy, made from high-quality, precisely-cut stainless steel — so they'll never let you down in a pinch.
Whether you're tearing something down, or building something up, there are few tools more handy than a reciprocating saw — and the DualSaw Dual Blade Reciprocating Saw ($200) takes your standard reciprocating saw and turns it up to 11. As the first and only dual blade reciprocating saw, the DualSaw will make quick work out of just about any cutting task. With the ability to cut at two stroke lengths, it is the safest, smoothest cutting reciprocating saw available. It has less kick back, better stability, less vibration, and better control than any other reciprocating saw you can find.
You're already pretty well-prepared for the inevitability of the dead one day walking the earth — you've stocked up on canned foods, you've hoarded all the ammunition you could ever need, you've even made steps to fortify your home — but if you don't have physical strength, there's no way you'll ever last. With Onnit Zombie Bells ($40-$153; 10% off today only for Cyber Monday) (available in weights ranging from 18 to 72 pounds) you can build up the brawn you need to resist the hordes of walkers. Each one features a distinct zombie facade, and is made from perfectly-balanced, chip-resistant iron with enlarged handles giving you improved grip strength. Just remember when the time comes to remove the head or destroy the brain. And if that fails, you can always pull their heads off with your new-found muscles.
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Odds are, you've dreamed of having the ability to fly unaided, soaring above the rooftops effortlessly, only to wake up and realize that you're still bound to the ground. With the Martin Jetpack ($100,000 and up), you can fly to altitudes of up to 800 feet, at speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, for as long as thirty minutes — and while that doesn't quite meet your dream of flying without help, it's the next best thing. Built on top of a V4 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and capable of flying with a pilot or remotely, this jetpack is also built with safety in mind. A ducted fan, easy-to-use controls, a composite airframe built for strength, and a deployable parachute makes it nearly as safe as walking.
As part of their 2013 athletics collection, the Killspencer Speed Bag ($1,250) features all the American-made craftsmanship you expect out of a Killspencer product, in the form of a well-made boxing accessory. Perfect for staying fast, strong, and sharp — or just looking great in your apartment — this speed bag features high-quality workmanship, with stitched black leather construction, a welded black steel pyramid frame, and a walnut ply disk platform. So, even if you don't use it to keep yourself looking great over the winter months, you can at least rest assured that it'll make your space look better.