Sure, having a touchable aerial map of the hole you're playing is handy — but most of us play the same courses over and over, so we don't exactly need help remembering which way the dogleg turns. We just need the distance to the hole, which is exactly what the GolfBuddy Voice ($180) provides. Offering a 40,000 course capacity, with a slew of those pre-loaded, this diminutive virtual caddy is small enough to clip on your cap and literally tells you the distance to the front, center, and back of the green, so all you need to do is select the right club and hit the ball.
Play like Tiger — or hell, maybe even better — in these new Nike TW 13 Golf Shoes ($220). Based on Nike's natural motion engineered outsole — which itself is inspired by the Uncrate-favorite Nike Free system — the TW 13 lets your foot move naturally as you swing and walk the course and thanks to the Nike Dynamic Fit support system — Flywire-infused straps that extend from the footbed to the lacing system — your feet will stay in place during your most ferocious swings. Available June 8.
What would you expect a bike built for campus cruising to have? A sturdy steel frame? A single speed design? Built-in mounts for racks and fenders, so you can customize it to your book- or friend-hauling needs? Well, the Trek Earl Bike ($530) offers all of that, as well as a BMX-style seat and grips, Tektro brakes, nylon pedals, and one thing every self-respecting college ride needs: a built-in bottle opener. [Scouted by Sid]
Saws sure are handy, but they're not the most convenient tools to haul around. Unless you have a Sven-Saw ($30-$32). Available in 15- and 21-inch models, this saw features a US-made frame, a sharp, durable blade made in Denmark from Swedish steel, and a foldable design with built-in sheath that'll keep you from sawing through your pack — or leg — while you're hiking the trails.
You might not be able to buy a new DeLorean car anymore — at least, not until they start selling the Electric DeLorean — but that doesn't mean you can't buy a set of wheels bearing the iconic name. DeLorean Bikes ($5,500) are officially sanctioned by the DMC, and feature an Italian-made Columbus XCR tube frame — in stainless steel, of course — as well as a belt drive transmission, an 11-speed internally-geared hub, front and rear hydraulic disc brakes, a luminescent coating on the wheels, an Italian-made gel saddle, and a full carbon fork. The Anyday model is available now, with Speed and Cruise models to follow.
There are simple ping pong tables that double as beer pong tables — with no worries about the sticky, smelly aftermath. Then there are Eleven Ravens Ping Pong Tables ($TBA). Straddling the line between art and sport, these gorgeous tables sport strikingly unique designs, which are created by hand by skilled artisans in a moisture-controlled environment using high-quality wood materials in order to maintain the highest quality possible. Which also leads us to believe that they cost every bit as spectacular as they look — but that's just a guess.
Sure, it's shape is familiar, but make no mistake — the Eva Solo Grill Globe (€400; roughly $500) isn't your average Walmart special. The dome-shaped stainless steel lid is integrated into the unit and sports a built-in thermometer, and can also slide open and be moved to shelter your fire from the wind, while the black aluminum bottom half of the grill rests atop the slender stainless steel legs and keeps your coals comfy and warm. Grill cover optional.
Most grilling tool sets include three basic tools: a spatula, tongs, and fork. The Stake 3-in-1 BBQ Tool ($30) combines all three into a single, grill-dominating tool that features leaf spring tongs, a slide-out fork that hides away when not in use so you're not stabbing your food — or guests — accidentally, and a locking mechanism for the wooden handles to convert the entire mess into a spatula. Happy grilling! [Scouted by Will]
Ditch your garish riding gear and step up to the understated elegance of Search And State Cycling Apparel ($125). Handmade in the USA, the collection includes a jersey made from lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying microbial fabric that's designed to withstand repeated washings, and a jacket that's waterproof, windproof, and constructed from Scholler C-Change material that serves as a climate membrane, closing up when temperatures are low and opening in response to warmth. Other features include Riri zippers, rear pockets, and an appropriately tailored fit. [via]
Cook up an army-sized serving of chili, gumbo, or even, yes, jambalaya with the King Kooker Jambalaya Pot ($235). This all-in-one package includes a 10 gallon cast iron pot that's perfect for making massive meals, a 17.5-inch bolt-together outdoor cooker boasting 60,000 BTU of cooking power and a shape that's perfectly suited to holding the pot, two steel lifting hooks, and a thermometer for deep frying. Friends to help you eat all the food? Totally optional.
No, this isn't a Rambo-style sling for paperbacks. The Book Bandolier ($26) is instead an adjustable leather strap that offers six loops for holding pens, pencils, and brushes, and is designed to wrap around a stack of drawing/notebooks, allowing you to travel as lightly as possible while keeping the tools you need nearby.
Yeah, we were surprised too — a clothing company making furniture? But when it comes to the Aether Beach Chairs & Table ($500), it actually makes sense. Designed for maximum portability, both the table and chairs fold down to fit inside of the included travel bag. Features include hardwood Ash construction, stainless steel hardware, a matte black finish, and backing fabric and travel bag made from reclaimed Army tent that was cut, dyed, and sewn in L.A. A simple, sleek way to upgrade your beach trips this summer.