It doesn't matter if you're hunting for game or looking for your favorite player from the nosebleeds — a pair of Maven Binoculars will do nicely. Available in three sizes, ranging from the 16oz, 4.6-inch long B3 to the 32oz, 7.1-inch B2, these field-ready tools feature high-end Japanese optics with excellent low-light performance, clarity, and depth of field, encase in a rugged body that's completely customizable from the strap rings down to the labeling, allowing you to build a set that's personalized to your needs and guaranteed for as long as you have them.
If you're like us, you want to get what you pay for — even if what you paid for is something as simple as toothpaste or lotion. This Axe Tube Key from Triumph & Disaster is a handy small tool hand made in New Zealand and hand cast so no two are identical. It's made from white bronze with a silver luster and is designed to be by your side for a long time. A tube key that's equally efficient and sharp looking.
Nerf basketball was one of two enjoyable things you were able to do in your room when you were a kid. Recapture some of this magic with the Killspencer Indoor Basketball Kit. This upscale, corner office-friendly version features a matte black maple backboard, a black leather net, and a powder-coated black metal rim, with a breakaway feature for all those dunks. Not fancy enough for you? The Special Edition features a gold foil skirt on the bottom of the net and a 24-karat gold-plated rim.
Enjoy a smooth, comfortable, sporty ride over the water without wasting gas aboard the Quadrofoil. This dual-seat watercraft uses C-foil technology to lift the vessel above the water, reducing water resistance, increasing efficiency, and creating a feeling of flying. It's powered by an electric motor so it's nearly silent, creates zero emissions, and yet still offers a range of up to 100km per charge and a cruising speed of up to 20 knots. It boasts a patented, integrated steering system, a steering wheel with an integrated touch screen that keeps you informed about battery life, range, speed, and power consumption, and since its lightweight composite hull weighs only 220 pounds, it's easy to get in and out of the water.
When things on the super yacht start to get boring and the deep sea beckons, the Uboat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 is the perfect vessel. It boasts a new acrylic-steel pressure hull design, brushless electric thrusters that can reach speeds of 3 knots on the surface or 2 knots when submerged, and even a dual-joystick, gamepad-style controller. Launch from the yacht or directly from a trailer and explore what lies beneath the surface with a passenger for up to six hours at a time.
Billed as the most advanced, whitewater capable packraft ever produced, the Alpackalypse Raft was six years in the making — and it was worth the wait. Thanks to smaller tubes than standard packrafts, it offers more internal room for the paddler, is quicker to accelerate and easier to maneuver — more like a kayak than a raft. Features include a super tough 400-denier Vectran fabric build, a heavy-duty seat, knee cups, a foot brace, a back band, inflatable hip pads, and a cargo system that lets you store gear in your tubes, keeping the bow clear of gear.
Class and high-end design is no longer only reserved for motorized transportation, and the Pininfarina Fuoriserie Bike is a perfect example. Pininfarina is a regular collaborator with Ferrari, but for this project the focus was on this special bicycle, which takes its inspiration from the tailor-made cars of the 1930s. The steel frame — hand-made by skilled artisans — is mostly concealed with a walnut briar-root coating while the handlebars and seat are covered with an intricate woven leather pattern. Built in collaboration with Italian manufacturer 43 Milano, only 30 of these unique bicycles will be made.
Ditch the boring decks you bought at the local store and upgrade your poker games with these Amigos Playing Cards. This series of three includes a deck from Jessica Hische boasting a playful cat, one from Frank Chimero, who used fine lines to create intricate designs, and one from Alonzo Felix, who took his inspiration from space. All three decks are printed by the capable hands at The Expert Playing Card Company, so they're sure to last, and can be purchased as a set, as a two-pack, or individually.
Make dinner time on the trail a lot more convenient by packing along the Buck Travelmate Kit. This single-unit spacesaver combines a 4.87-inch, 410HC stainless steel blade that's serrated for spreading, slicing, and chopping with an antimirobial, injection-molded sheath. Set into the sheath is a handy fork, that also works as a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, and grill scraper. That's a lot of utility, packed in not a lot of space.
It took three years of testing to develop the SDR D3 Traveller Duffel Bag, but the result is definitely worth it. This ultralight workhorse is made primarily from Cuben Fiber, a waterproof material that's four times stronger than Kevlar but weighs about half as much. Designed to fit in a business-class footwell or under an economy class seat, the bag supports a variety of carrying styles, and offers upscale details like YKK Uretek zippers, Petzl aluminium carabiners, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum loops and tri-glides, and Lhasa River stone zip pulls. And should you head out devoid of anything to carry, the entire thing rolls up to the size of a small sweater, making it ideal for hauling back the fruits of your travels.
Take your time on the powder seriously by hopping aboard an Igneous Custom Snowboard. Handmade in Jackson, Wyoming, these rugged high-performance boards are built layer-by-layer, including hard maple and white ash cores, black sintered graphite bases, oversized hardened steel edges, two layers of stitched triaxial fiberglass, hardwood topsheets, and bulletproof Kevlar to protect from rocks. And since they interview you before making your board, you can be assured it will fit the way you ride unlike any off-the-shelf rig.
With all our modern on-demand distractions, it's good to set aside some time for old-school, slow-paced activities. The Talja Woodcarving Kit is a great way to get started. This all-in-one package includes two pieces of wood — juniper and birch — as well as a classic Swedish woodcarving knife from Mora Kniv, a knife case, two types of sandpaper for smoothing over the rough edges, 5ml of paraffin oil to protect your masterpiece, and instructions/stencils in case you've forgotten your childhood whittling lessons.
For travelers, there isn't much that is as important as your carry-on luggage, but innovation in the industry has been almost non-existent. The Bluesmart Carry-On Bag changes that, re-imagining the suitcase to solve all the problems of the modern traveler. This high-quality piece of luggage is controlled from your smartphone and allows you to lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind, or even charge your phone with its built in battery. Smart luggage for the smart traveler.
When it comes to a multi-purpose butane torch for the home, there's no reason to get something cheap that won't stand the test of time. The Versa Flame Torch from Dremel is probably the most versatile burner on the market today, with a self ignition button with safety lock and flame lock-on for continuous hands-free operation, providing up to a 75 minute run time. Ideal for small soldering jobs around the house, or to put the finishing touches on a well prepared meal.
It drives on the highway. It uses regular gas. It fits in normal parking spots. And it flies. The AeroMobil Flying Car is aiming to be a complete solution for door-to-door travel, as it converts back and forth between airplane and car in just seconds. It's powered by a Rotax 912 engine, offers two seats, and is based on a steel framework with an advanced composite shell, wings, and wheels. It has a top speed of 124 mph in the air and 99 mph on the ground, a take-off speed of 81 mph, and a range of 435 miles in the air and 545 on the ground, or more than enough to get you from SF to LA without hitting I-5 once.
You may have seen some nice ping pong tables before, but you've never seen one like this. The TravisMathew Glass Ping Pong Table is what it says on the tin, and even more striking than you'd imagine. The playing surface is a 300-pound sheet of polished edge glass, with service lines on the bottom as to avoid interrupting the smooth top. It's held up by a frame made from 1/8-inch wall structural steel, with milled joints and an auto-quality black paint job. It comes with two custom rackets, a wine bucket, 100 balls, and the satisfaction of knowing that your custom table was handmade and built-to-order in sunny Southern California.
Don't fear running out of juice on your next adventure — just pack a Brunton Revolt Power Bank along and you'll be fine. Powered by a massive 9000mAh lithium polymer battery, it provides up to six full smartphone charges from a compact body that's both shockproof and waterproof. A silicone exo-shell adds added protection against bad spills, an included 3-in-1 adapter lets you charge up via Micro USB, 30-pin, or Lightning, and Vibram undercarriage grips keep the device in place even on smooth surfaces.
When you need to measure something with the utmost accuracy, a simple ruler or tape measure won't do. What you need is a tool like the Mitutoyo Digital Micrometer. IP65 compliant, it has a range of 0-25mm (0-1"), with a resolution of 0.001mm (0.00005"), and accuracy of plus or minus 0.00005". An LCD screen makes it easy to see your readings in either unit, and the measuring faces are carbide-tipped for durability.
It might feel a little unfair using high technology to hunt down and kill your obviously overmatched target, but when you bag that trophy kill, you'll be glad you're wearing these TrackingPoint Shotglass Shooting Glasses. Like Google Glass for the outdoorsman, these precision optics boast an integrated HD camera and wide-screen WQVGA display, and are powered by Android for easy video recording. But they're far more than just a face-mounted GoPro — when used in conjunction with the company's Precision-Guided Firearm systems they can provide you with two unique fields of view on every shot, and even the ability to shoot around corners (!) by leveraging the digital optics mounted on the gun.
The most adventurous travelers know that proper preparation is key, especially when it has to do body temperature. The Airblaster x Poler Ninja Suit might be the best long underwear around, providing a second skin thanks to natures finest, most versatile, and odor-resistant fiber, Merino Wool. It's the brainchild of Airblaster and Poler Stuff, both Portland companies, and comes in bright red, selected as a nod to old-school onesies worn by adventurers of a previous generation.
See the slopes like never before with the new line of Oakley Prizm Goggles. 15 years in the making, the new Prizm lenses use precision color tuning to enhance the human eye's ability to perceive detail in snow that's normally lost with traditional lenses. While normal lenses are developed to provide contrast in a wide variety of conditions, Prizm's snow lenses are focused on enhancing the contrast of the white surface, enabling you to see holes, bumps, and other small details that simply weren't visible before. The lenses are available in three shades — Black Iridium for bright sun, Jade Iridium for a mix of sun and clouds, and Rose for snowy or overcast conditions — and in a wide variety of frame styles, ensuring there's a solution that's right for you and letting you ride or ski with added confidence.
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It's tough to think of something other than food that goes better with the Thanksgiving holiday than football. After all, many families use the holiday as an opportunity to get out in the backyard and conduct a fun, and sometimes too competitive, game. The Leather Head Thanksgiving Turkey Football is ideal for your Turkey Bowl, featuring a rich, supple leather shell, raw hide laces, and is embossed with a running turkey designed by Jon Contino. It can also be personalized with a family name or message to commemorate the special occasion.
Like everything else, golf technology seems to move at an ever faster pace each year — and the TaylorMade RSi 1 Irons are the latest example. Built to compensate for the fact that 76% of all iron shots are mis-hits struck outside the sweet spot, these new clubs feature Face Slot technology in the 3-8 irons that puts a durable epoxy compound all the way through the club in two slots on the toe and heel. This allows the face to flex more easily, resulting in better ball speed and more consistent distance across the face. Other features include an improved Speed Pocket in the 3-7 irons, the company's thinnest face ever, a new True Temper Reax 90 steel shaft, and a stabilized head structure for improved sound and feel.
Anyone who's ever paid attention to airport luggage handlers knows your bags can have a much rougher ride than you do. Keep your stuff protected with Pelican ProGear Elite Luggage. Available in a variety of colors and three different sizes, these hardcase carriers are watertight and crushproof while remaining impressively light. Features include retractable handles, integrated, TSA-approved combination locks, stainless steel hardware, recessed latches, ball bearing wheels with sturdy solid hubs, a variety of available organization sleeves, and a lifetime guarantee.
Your iPhone is an amazing handy tool. Make it even more useful with Ryobi Phone Works Tools. This suite of connected tools includes a laser lever, infrared thermometer, laser measuring tape, stud finder, inspection scope, a moisture meter, and more. Beyond simply providing an immediate digital readout of whatever data the tool is sending back, the companion app also lets you share, file, geo-tag, and notate your readings, making managing a big project that much easier.
You can layer up. You can put on the thickest, warmest coat you can find. But sometimes all that still isn't enough to keep you warm. For those occasions, you need the Brunton Heatsync Vital. This personal heating system is designed to rest against your base layer, and relies on a 5V/2.1Amp USB power source — like the company's Power Bank — to help it keep your core warm in the most extreme conditions.
Zippo is rightfully best known for its lighters, but it's no stranger to the outdoors, either. As evidenced by the Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman Tool. Ideal for throwing in a bug-out bag or keeping in your trunk, this versatile tool can serve as a 15-inch bow saw, a mallet, a stake puller, and a hatchet with a five-inch blade, all without you needing to carry multiple items. Fire starter sold separately.
Cars capable of flying? Done. Planes capable of boating? We guess sea planes count. But never have we seen a plane, boat, and camper rolled all into one, until now. The Aero MVP Airplane promises to serve as all three, making it one of the most versatile vehicles on the planet and an ideal mode of transportation for those exploring the unknown. A retractable canopy and instrument panel allow you to use it as a boat, while the same configuration, when used with the tent built into the canopy, makes for a spacious sleeping platform. There's also a hammock that extends from the tail to a spot just by the engine, and the trolling motor and folding wings make parking at the marina a breeze. It's powered by a Rotax 900 series engine, boasts powerful LED landing lights, and dual yokes. The only downside? Since it's still in testing, odds are you won't be taking to the skies in one for at least a couple years.
The more diverse your daily routine, the more you need out of your bike. Some people just buy multiple bikes for multiple occasions, but the Evo Utlity Bike is designed to tackle a multitude of jobs and terrain in a single package. The symmetrical frame is inspired by San Francisco's iconic towers and bridges, supports cargo loads on both the front and rear, and allows for integrated lighting systems and a cable lock. Quick-connect mounts on either end let you quickly and easily add and remove cargo accessories that normally require permanent mounting, a front fork lockout lets you lean the handlebars against a wall for easy loading and unloading, and overall, the design gives you the ability to go from the city to the trail without stopping to grab a different ride.