You already know you should try to buy tools that'll last a lifetime. But what about your toolbox? Handmade from 75-year-old reclaimed tropical walnut from Nicaraqua, our latest collaboration is finally complete, and it's one you'll want to keep forever. The Poritz & Studio x Uncrate Toolbox is a handsome tool carrier that's been ebony stained on the outside and left a natural walnut on the interior. A simple storage system keeps smaller items in the top tray and larger items down below. It's also a woodworking wonder in its own right, using intricate finger joints for all corners, and a slotted lid and tray that are perfectly integrated with a sleek handle that emerges from the bottom of the box. Standing at a manageable 18 x 8 x 10 inches, this isn't an 8-foot-tall garage beast with speakers and a phone charger, but more of a home for the tools and gear you need quick access to as you maintain your Money Pit. And actually, this toolbox might just make you want to keep your tools even handier — like on a shelf in your living room.
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A saw can be a very handy thing to have when you're in the wild. The Filzer Buckster Bow Saw lets you pack one along with you without securing an unwieldy blade to your bag. It has an all-aluminum frame, with a stainless steel tensioning system and a comfortable rubber handle, and can handle trees and logs over a foot in diameter. Yet the whole thing packs into a single tube measuring 19 inches long and less than an inch and a half around, and it weighs just 1.3 pounds so it's easy to pack along with you.
Offering a solid mix of performance and capacity, the De Antonio D33 Yacht is a striking weekend cruiser. At nearly ten meters long, it can accommodate up to 10 people, with sundecks at the bow and stern and two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen underneath. It's powered by two hidden engines producing up to 350 hp each, with features including LED lighting, on-deck shower, and an optional 12-inch touchscreen GPS navigation system, and comes in three styles: standard, sport, or "classy". Available in partially-covered Cruiser or Open configurations, both of which feature the vessel's signature angular styling.
When faux-hoverboards burst on to the scene — in quite literal fashion — we knew there was something familiar about them. They looked like a Segway without the handle. Now the originator is trying its hand with the Segway MiniPro. Unlike cheaper-built boards, it uses precision sensors and a unique knee control bar to make it easy to ride, which is good since it can hit 10 mph while traveling up to 14 miles per charge. It also has built-in automatic headlights, LED taillights, and most importantly, intelligent algorithms that adapt to your riding style.
With plenty of power and a rugged powder-coated steel frame, the Super 73 Electric Bike gets you around in style. It's powered by a 1,000 watt motor, letting it hit a top speed over 25 mph — perfect for urban exploring — and has disc brakes to bring you to a stop safely. The 4.75-inch wide tires good for most terrain, the removable battery pack has 20 miles of range without pedaling, and the thumb throttle and LCD display make it easy to control. It's finished off with a cup holder, bottle opener, and USB charging port, and is available in a rainbow of hues.
If you're serious about whiskey, but often find yourself beyond the reach of your personal collection, this Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar promises to make you feel right at home, no matter how far away you are. Built in the 1980's, this special-order travelling bar is in excellent condition, showing little to no signs of wear. The exterior is lined in Epi leather, with gold-plated studs, latches, lock, and original key. Inside, it's lined in deep green alcantara and grained leather, fitted with a heavy glass silver-mounted whiskey carafe, four whiskey beakers, and a Thermos-lined ice bucket. Way more than you'll ever need to class up any travel destination.
Combining Bluetooth technology and flexed strength materials, the Raden A50 Luggage Set is giving giving smart luggage both brains and brawn. Proximity sensors sync to an iOS app to help keep track of your bag, while an ergonomic carry handle acts as a scale to save you from overweight fees. An integrated battery has enough juice to fully charge your phone up to four times. The sleek Makrolon Polycarbonate shell lets you travel light, while also being durable enough to hold up to any airport abuse. The set includes two sizes and is available in eight different colors, ranging from matte black to light pink.
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24 tools and functions, one piece of steel. The 5.11 Operator Axe promises to help in a multitude of situations without the need for a full toolbox. It's crafted from 435 stainless steel and given a black oxide finish, and is able to function as a ruler, wrench, hammer, pry bar, and axe, and has both metric and standard hex wrench openings for mechanic duty. Yet it weighs under two pounds, and comes with a two-piece sheath that offers an adjustable carry angle, a rubberized retention strap, and ambidexterity.
If fly fishing for you is more than just an opportunity to experience nature, you'll probably be interested in this Thomas & Thomas x Ball & Buck Fly Fishing Rod. The unique rod is a collaboration between Ball & Buck and the world's best bamboo fly rod manufacturer Thomas & Thomas. Crafted using handmade pre-embargo era bamboo, each rod requires over 80 hours of work from master craftsman Troy Jaques to complete. They also come equipped with gunmetal hardware, metal hardcase, signatures canvas sleeve, and a Ball and Buck signature plaid rod bag. An incredible piece of made in the USA craftsmanship that is limited to only 10 pieces.
Part observation deck, part watercraft, all luxury. The Shaddai Mega Yacht is named after a Hebrew word meaning God or omnipotent, which you'll most certainly feel as you relax in the owner's cabin infinity pool nearly 125 feet in the air. Down below this private perch are a main deck with another infinity pool, which has a transparent bottom that becomes the roof of the 300 square meter beach club. At 150 meters long, it offers plenty of room for guests while ensuring privacy for the owner, and will undoubtedly be the center of attention wherever you choose to dock it.
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Forget sneaking up on your colleagues, hiding behind cubicle walls waiting for the right shot. With the Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster, you can assail your assistants from the comfort of your own desk. This insane toy has a built-in camera with a live video feed that lets you navigate around your home/office while you remain seated, and even aim and fire the built-in turret-style gun. It also records 720p video while it's at it, so you can instantly share the shocked reactions with the rest of the world.
Whether you're looking for rugged shelter in the great outdoors or planning a vintage military reenactment, the Filson Wedge Tent has you covered. Literally. It's made from tough 10-oz. Marine Finish Army Duck that can fend off both heavy rain and snow, and lets you decide whether to set it up between two trees or with the included poles. It's naturally mildew resistant and has a heavy-duty zipper to keep the elements, small critters, and dexterously-challenged enemy combatants safely outside.
'Tis the season for sleeping under the stars and reestablishing your relationship with Mother Nature. The Base Camp Trailer is a towable survival station that lends a little bit of luxury to the backcountry. They start with a cargo trailer, fabricated with a steel tube frame and sheet steel body. A 250 watt solar pannel rides on the roof to power the water heater, LED light towers, and whatever you can plug in. If you need room for kayaks or a rooftop tent, you can opt for a 120 watt pannel mounted on the back. A camp chef's kitchen rolls out of the side and is equipped with a sink, gas grill, magnetic knife and spice rack, and storage for your pots and pans. Keep clean, even in the middle of nowhere, thanks to a built in shower with hot and cold controls and a pull out rod with curtain. Every trailer is completely customizable, so whether you're camping by the lake or surviving the zombie apocalypse, you can always be prepared for anything.
Both exceedingly rare and truly groundbreaking, this Plymouth Orchard Tractor is a display-worthy piece of agricultural history. The only Orchard model of the 214 built, it's literally one of a kind, but that's not it's real claim to fame. Instead, that comes from the fact that it was the first tractor to be designed for use with rubber tires instead of the studded steel wheels used before. Lightweight and powered by a Hercules IXB engine, it could hit speeds of up to 25 mph — something that drew the ire of Chrysler's lawyers before learning that the company built a car in 1910. It, like the tractor, was named after the place it was built: Plymouth, OH.
Clad in anodized aluminum-magnesium alloy with reinforced corners and strength-boosting grooves, the Arlo Skye Carry-On Suitcase is as rugged as it is practical. It has a removable battery pack with two USB ports for on-the-go charging, a zipperless frame with integrated TSA locks, antimicrobial interior lining and four 360º spinning Silent Run Lisof wheels to ensure it's as quiet and maneuverable as possible. Available in black, silver, or champagne.
Doane Paper Winter Session Notebook Cover Large ($90).
Doane Paper Utility Notebook Large ($12).
Swiss Army Knife Climber ($32).
Doane Paper Forest Scout Patch ($4).
Brunton TruArc 3 Baseplate Compass ($16).
Uniball Shift Pipe Lock Mechanical Pencil ($20).
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Just because you're hiking, camping, or otherwise enjoying nature doesn't mean you can't also enjoy a good drink. This Stanley Adventure Cocktail Set has everything you need to enjoy a few libations away from civilization (save for booze and ice), including a tumbler with a citrus reamer and jigger cap and either two or four rocks glasses, double-walled to keep your drinks cold and your hands dry. Most pieces are made from 18/8 stainless steel, so they won't rust, and the entire thing nests together for easy transport.
When it comes to creature comforts we miss most in the great outdoors, microwaves are second only to cell service on the list. The Adventurer Portable Microwave lets you heat food wherever you are, no outlets (or fire) necessary. This 200-watt oven uses LDMOS transistors to heat food safely and evenly, warming up to 500 ml of food or drinks at a time. The rechargeable battery can run for up to 30 minutes per charge, the batteries can easily be swapped out on extended trips, and the whole thing weighs under three pounds, so it won't weigh down your bag.
Whether it's a temporary injury or permanent disability, the fact is being bound to a wheelchair is hard enough without it being suited to your body. The Go 3D-Printed Wheelchair promises to conform to your build, using your measurements to precisely 3D print both the seat and foot bay to match. Everything from the backrest height and angle to seat curvature and center of mass is taken into account, and that's before you select the side bars or guards and pattern that best suit your needs.
When you've been around for 150 years, it's important to mark that milestone with something special. This Brooks 150th Anniversary Saddle was created to celebrate, featuring all copper frames with hand-hammered copper rivets and black leather. The B33 was originally designed back in 1938 for heavy duty cycling, and is the only Brooks model that still features rear coil springs and a front loop. Great for bike commuters and a fitting release to mark 150 years of craftsmanship.
Table tennis is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it's not fun to get beat all the time, and it's very hard to improve without someone else to hit the ball back to you. The Trainerbot Ping Pong Robot wants to change that. This robotic playing partner lets you adjust the incoming ball's spin, direction, and trajectory right from your phone, with a speed control to match your comfort level and the ability to hit anywhere on the table. You can program up to 30 shots in a row, letting you simulate something closer to a real match, and since it's roughly a foot tall and weighs under 3 pounds, it's easy to pack along to wherever your favorite table might be.
The result of two years of design and development, the Heroin Bike is a racing bike that's as aesthetically pleasing as it is performance-oriented. It's inspired by Le Corbusier's "Modulor" concept of ideal proportions, and designed and assembled in France using parts from expert Italian carbon fiber craftsmen. Those include the handmade, high-modulus carbon fiber frame, the handmade carbon monocoque seat post, the custom-built carbon fiber handlebar, and high-temperature carbon fiber rims. It's all hooked to a Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed gear-shifting system and direct mount dual pivot brakes, and is limited to just 349 matte black units.
Make your next snorkeling trip far more exciting with the Sea Doo Underwater SeaScooter. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it can move you around at depths of up to 130 feet and at speeds of over 4 mph. It has three speeds for added control, a self-filling ballast hull for neutral buoyancy, and ergonomic handles with trigger controls. The batteries are good for up to 90 minutes per charge, and are easily swappable for back-to-back dives.