The electronic bike market has been stunted by some big problems. E-bikes are heavy, bulky, and most are pretty ugly. The Maxwell EPO Electric Bike aims to solve these issues, with one of the lightest electric bikes in the world. Using the frame to enclose the batteries helps keep its weight as little as 25 pounds, and it's three times as powerful and twice as fast as a regular bike. Charge from a wall outlet in just 45 minutes, and go for as many as 15 miles on a charge. It looks and handles like a regular bike, but with a secret weapon that makes your ride easier, and way more fun.
When you're on your bike, your eyes are normally — and rightfully — on the road in front of you. The Garmin Rearview Bike Radar gives you another pair on the road behind you. It uses a rear-facing radar unit to detect oncoming vehicles up to 450 feet behind you, and flashes warnings to both you and the vehicle with increasing frequentness as they get closer. It's not quite as good as a second set of eyes in the back of your head, but it's as close as you can come without really invasive, very likely illegal/fatal surgery.
No need to gather logs for a fire just to cook outside — with the Miti Log Stove, a single log is your fire. To use it, simply grab a round log around a foot tall and between 7" and 9" in diameter, chop it into quarters, then use the included pegs to attach the metal plate and light. Within minutes you have a stovetop-like cooking surface on which to cook bacon, soups, or anything else that can stand up to the heat. Made from 1/8" stainless steel, with anchorage steel rods.
FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF UNCRATE MAGAZINE — Drawing on the legacy of René Lacoste, who invented the polo shirt, tennis-ball-machine, and the metal racket, the Lacoste LT12 Tennis Racket is handmade by a craftsman in Albertville, France, from a combination of three types of wood and graphite. Limited to 650 pieces.
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You don't need to ride a motorcycle to enjoy the TUDOR Fastrider Chronograph. But if you do, it'll likely pair well with your bike. As Global Timing Partner of Italian Motorcyle Manufacture, Ducati, TUDOR looked to their iconcic Scrambler motorcycle as inspiration for the Fastrider Chronograph. The chronograph looks great both on the road and in urban environments, with an all-matte finish that includes a 42mm brushed steel case, a black ceramic bezel with matching black PVD push pieces and crown, and is available on either a black leather or black rubber bracelet. A celebration of both style and function, it's available in three colors: olive green, yellow, or red, and is waterproof to 150 meters.
Presented by TUDOR.
Three years ago if you wanted a drone to take high-quality video, you had to shell out tons of cash and rely on a big, bulky flyer. With the Micro Drone 3.0 from Extreme Flyer, you get 720p HD quality video, all attached to one of the smallest drones on the planet. Video can be streamed directly to your smartphone, and works with live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat. And to help you concentrate on getting great footage, this quadcopter is incredibly stable, flying consistently thanks to motion sensors while it soars up to 300ft, through 45mph winds, with a battery life of around 8 minutes per charge.
Weighing in at just over four grams — roughly half the weight of a normal house key — the Titanium Pocket Bit makes a versatile addition to your keyring that will be virtually unnoticeable in your pocket. The titanium alloy bit offers a #2 Phillips head on one side and a 6mm flat head on the other, and works with the titanium keyring to let you drive or loosen screws by turning it like a key.
FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF UNCRATE MAGAZINE — Believe it or not, flamethrowers aren't illegal. And while the XMatter X15 Flamethrower looks like a prop from Rambo, it's actually the most consumer-friendly model we could find, with a 3.3 gallon tank, three exchangeable wand tips, and a maximum range of 50 feet with the default tip and your cocktail of 90% diesel and 10% gasoline. Of course, you can always get "increased range along with a tighter stream," according to the maker, if you opt for the extra Napalm mix.
Your cooler gets a workout during the summer, so make sure it can handle the extra action like the ATC All Terrain Cooler from Igloo can. It's equipped with rugged ATC tires, a foamed lid and body, an ergonomic tow handle, and the ability to hold ice at 90 degree temps for almost a week. Load it up with whatever you want to keep cold, and easily navigate grass, sand, or even gravel en route to your next trip to the beach or a family BBQ.
Whether it's cold, wet, or just too damn hot to be outside, you can take the game under roof with this Indoor Cornhole Set. Designed specifically for indoor use, the boards measure 17 3/4" wide by 24 1/2" long, and are made by hand out of solid American Walnut. The bags are similarly plussed, with American-sourced leather on one side, canvas on the other, and Jolly Time popcorn filling.
Cooking in the great outdoors doesn't have to be a hassle. The Camp Champ Mobile Kitchen makes it easy. The body of this cube-shaped solution is made by hand in Austria from boatbuilding plywood, with sapele veneers, okoume plywood inlays, stainless steel clam kidneys to connect the doors and work surface, and galvanized steel handles and corners. Inside the robust box, you'll find high-quality equipment — enough to serve up to six people — as well as an integrated knife block, spice rack, and trash bag holder. It comes with a rain cover, and when you're done cooking, a cushion on top lets you use it as a seat.
Nothing is impossible. At least that's the tease we got from Lexus along with some fantastic looking photos of this Hoverboard. With the familiar Lexus spindle grille signature shape, that utilizes the same materials that the carmaker uses for their vehicles, along with natural bamboo lining the deck, it puts other boards and concepts to shame. Lexus claims that liquid nitrogen superconductors and permanent magnets are the keys to it's frictionless movement. And while it's unlikely to ever be released, the combination of a dream item and Lexus luxury is enough to get anyone excited.
Your everyday carry items should solve everyday problems, and that's exactly the thought behind the Porter Key Knife from Everyman. Designed to last, this surgical grade and corrosion resistant tool is built to blend in with your current key setup. It features a drop point locking blade that can cut just about anything, and a dual layer designed bottle opener for cracking a cold one. Lightweight and easy to integrate into your everyday carry lineup.
If you're familiar with the TUMI brand, then you already know that each piece of luggage is designed and outfitted with class and quality. The 1975 International Carry-On is no exception, and might even raise the bar a bit higher in the luxury travel market. The four wheeled suitcase pays homage to the year TUMI was founded, and is crafted with ballistic nylon and tan natural leather imported from South America. It also boasts solid aluminum tubing in the handle, impact resistant DuraFold construction, and the Tumi Tracer bag locating program.
Tenkara translates to "from heaven" in Japanese. We're not sure if the Topo Designs x Tenkara Rod Co. Kit can get you there, but it'll at least get you ready for your next fly fishing trip. Included in the pack is a Topo Light Hip Pack for all your normal essentials and a Topo
Leader Wallet for your lines and flies, a Tenkara rod designed to be both versatile and dependable, some Tenkara line, and a selection of flies. Everything you need to get started.
Made up of military-issue surplus tools, our Everyday Carry kit provides a few essentials that'll always be close at hand. The tiny, USA-made tool set is built to government specs by Countycomm, and includes a small steel pry bar (good for a variety of uses), black oxide steel tweezers (splinters and ticks, be gone), a micro grappling hook (don't ask), a pair of small screwkeys (one phillips and one flathead), and a capsule lighter (maybe the world's smallest), all strung up on a stainless steel aviation cable that's carried with a custom Machine Era Co. belt loop clip. Just add keys.
With a modular interior that adapts to meet your needs, the Happier Camper HC1 can make your excursions more comfortable no matter what you're doing. Dubbed Adaptiv, the interior uses a grid-like system that lets you swap out counters, sinks, beds, and seating areas on-the-fly, transforming to match your demands. Outside, there's a vintage-style two-tone paint job, with oversized fenders, a large rear hatch, a roomy entry door, and panoramic windows to let in plenty of light. Available in five colors, and designed and built in California.