This double-action camping/serial killer tool combines a compact axe and a lightweight knife with 3-inch blade that stores inside the axe handle. The Gerber Gator Combo Axe ($40) features "virtually indestructible" Polyamide construction with textured rubber for grip. There's also the Gerber Gator Combo Axe II ($50), which trades the knife for a small hand saw that's better for cutting fire wood/dismembering bodies.
With a polycarbonate body and a signature pattern of raised edges inspired by diamond plate, Samsonite Graviton Luggage ($200-$390) offers great looks with outstanding protection. The polycarbonate case offers strength and durability while remaining light and flexible, and the raised ridges serve to both strengthen the case and provide a great-looking exterior. Available in either black or white in several different designs, including our favorite, the 31-inch upright spinner. [Thanks, Dennis]
The Spyderco Byrdwrench ($77) goes a little further than other multi-tools with a combination of one-hand open knife, slip-joint pliers, bit driver, and an adjustable crescent wrench. It's also got a rough punch file/hole-starter and a steel belt clip, and can be separated into two halves to reveal four screwdriver bits inside.
Aspirations of becoming a Zorro-like swordsman getting in the way of your grilling? Combine the two with the BBQ Sword ($30). This two-pronged fork looks more like a slashing apparatus than a cooking utensil, all the way down to the stainless steel hilt and included cardboard mask to hide your identity. Just remember to stab the meat, not your guests. [via]
Have some faux-arctic fun this summer on this 14' Iceberg Water Climber ($6,475). The enormous, floating inflatable iceberg features three climbable sides of varying difficulty and one side with a giant slide. It's made of commercial-grade 28-ounce DTEX PVC for extra durability.
Rule the waves on the 2008 Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO ($12,800). This high-end jet ski boasts tons of power, thanks to an all new 1.8-liter supercharged engine, the world's first hull and deck manufactured using nanotechnology, reducing weight by 25%, and the industry's first cruise control system. Other killer features include a remote control transmitter and security system, a 19.8-gallon cooler, self-draining beverage holders, dual mirrors, and great looks. Available in Platinum Metallic or the Iron Man-style Crimson Red Metallic.
Instantly become the envy of all the neighborhood guys with this Craftsman 1470 pc. Professional Tool Set ($8,600). This massive collection includes a garage full of tools, including a 300 pc. Base Essentials Set, 198 pc. Professional Essentials Set, 189 pc. Specialized Essentials Set, 204 pc. Advanced Access Pro's Set, 106 pc. Advanced Professional Tool Set, 89 pc. Specialized Access Professional Tool Set, 83 pc. Ultimate Fully-Polished Ratcheting Set, 77 pc. Heavy-Duty Mechanic's Set, 94pc. Auto Specialty Professional Tool Set, and 130 pc. Professional Impact Set. [Thanks, Mike]
Get the power and capability of a traditional tractor with the convenience of a zero-turn rider in the Cub Cadet iSeries Zero Turn Tractors ($2700 and up). Available with an 18, 20 or 25hp Kohler Courage engine, the tractors also offer electronic fingertip engagement PTO clutches, 2 automotive-style disc brakes, a top speed of 6mph, a 2.8 gallon fuel tank, and more. Save time and ride in style at the same time.
It's that time of year again. Our first summer toy to get the Uncrate seal of approval is the Super Soaker Bottle Shot ($8). While not a canon, this pump-action water blaster, which guns down poolside terrorists up to 20 feet away, lets you use as many plastic bottles as you can carry for liquid ammo. So screw in that 2 liter of Pepsi, strap on 10 or 12 water bottles and get going, soldier.
The Eton FR500 Solarlink ($80) is similar to other Eton emergency devices — functioning as an AM/FM/shortwave/NOAA weather radio, LED flashlight, SOS beacon and siren — but with the added ability to be powered by integrated solar panels. So if the handcrank, AC adapter or AA batteries fail, you'll still be able to listen for survival instructions. Assuming you can get safely outdoors to the sunlight without the zombies spotting you.
While playing cards had nothing to do with David Blaine's amazing breath-holding stunt, we feel like we owe him a little bit of coverage for the 17 minutes and 4 seconds of record-breaking entertainment he provided us yesterday. Designed by Mr. Blaine himself (along with a couple other magic experts), the Split Spade Cards ($7) are as smooth and mysterious as he is with a perfect finish featuring two-way images and hidden text.
If you do your riding at night, or in the city, or both, you might want to check out the Puma Stealth Visibility Bike ($1600). Part of Puma's Urban Mobility collection, the Stealth features night glow paint that collects light during the day, allowing it to glow when the sun goes down. Other features include an aluminum alloy frame, a single gear function, twin-disc brakes, a wire lock system for theft deterrence, and a semi-folding mechanism for easy portability. Urban Mobility, indeed.