Some boats have hot tubs. This boat is a hot tub. The Hot Tub Boat ($42,000) is a 16' boat, built in Seattle, with an 8' hot tub built in. As you enjoy the 104° water, you can cruise at up to 5 mph for up to 10 hours, controlling the action from a joystick at the aft. Life jackets optional.
Keep some tools handy at all times while adding a bit of macho military flair to your keychain with this Grenade Screwdriver Set ($6). Remove the cap, open the body, and inside you'll find a driver as well as small, medium, and large bits for both Phillips and flathead screws. Just don't forget to take this thing off your keychain before cruising through TSA.
To be any closer to the ground, you'd need to be barefoot. Weighing in at just 10.6 ounces, the new Adidas Adizero Tour Golf Shoes ($180) are incredibly light, and thanks to the anatomical Sprintframe outsole that measures just 1.2mm, they put you as close to the ground as possible. They also feature a Sprintweb internal TPU layer to give added support during lateral movements and a new microfiber leather Sprintskin offering water resistance and durability. Available later this month in four colorways.
Anyone who's ever resorted to playing their axe with a quarter knows what a great tone can result — as well as how fast doing so will wear out your strings. Now these Coin Guitar Picks ($10-$30) are here to offer the best of both worlds. Made from actual quarters, dollars, and pennies, these unique picks offer the metallic makeup that provides the tone, as well as a liquid smooth beveled edge to keep your strings intact. Rock on, George.
Helmets are a necessary evil for urban commuters riding aboard two-wheeled vehicles, so you might as well make sure yours looks as cool as possible. With military flair, the Bell Rogue Helmet ($250) certainly qualifies. It features a lightweight composite shell, an adjustable muzzle that clips on and off via a secure magnetic connection, integrated speaker pockets, an a comfy interior that can be removed for washing. Available in matte gunmetal, army green, or black, or in shiny gloss black.
If 2013 is turning out to be the year of 4K for TVs, perhaps it's the year of adjustable lofts for drivers. The Nike VR S Covert Driver ($300-$400) is the latest big stick we've seen offering it, alongside features like NexCOR face technology for a hot spot that's 45 percent larger and high-speed cavity back technology — used in drivers for the first time — that puts more weight at the heel and toe of the club for enhanced forgiveness and greater distance. Available as a standard (460cc) or tour (430cc) model.
When you're having to bring your mode of transportation with you into the office, size reduction matters — and while we've covered folding bikes before, they're only part of the equation. The Overade Folding Helmet ($100-$130) addresses the rest. This protective helmet was designed to save you room once the ride is over by folding into a palm-friendly size that's just one third the volume of the helmet when worn. Available in a few tasteful colorways, for a few extra bucks you can also get a matching protective cover and visor.
Used to be, you had to make a lot of choices when ordering your golf clubs, selecting things like loft and face angle sometimes before you even got a chance to hit the club. With the TaylorMade R1 Driver ($400), all you really need to worry about is the flex of the shaft. Thanks to an adjustable loft sleeve, the R1 gives you twelve options between 8º and 12º to find the one that's right for you, as well as two shot shape weights, and a face angle sole plate that give you the ability to select between seven options of neutral/square, open, or closed. Once all that's dialed in, the new graphic on the crown will help you get the face squared up and aligned correctly, so all you need to worry about is smacking the ball down the fairway. Arriving February 1.
Unless you're a real firefighter, you might not need all the utility of the Lansky Fireman's Battle Axe ($60) — but that doesn't mean it can't come in handy. Crafted from 1075 tool steel with an insulated, non-slip handle and leather sheath, this bright orange axe features an impact tool, a hose wrench, and a gas valve wrench. Oh, and it's load bearing up to 600 pounds, just incase you and a buddy need to stand on it. Or something.
Set yourself up with a steam room pretty much anywhere you want with the Sauna Box ($41,000). Built into a shipping container, this semi-portable sauna is designed to be completely self-sufficient, with solar panels providing the power and a wood-burning stove. Features include a red cedar interior, integrated iPod stereo, electric guitar hookup, Castor stool, a magnetic truck light, and bronze antlers. [Scouted by Aaron]
Tired of long walks from terminal to terminal? Make your next trip more manageable by packing your stuff inside a piece of Micro Scooter Luggage (£250; roughly $400). Developed in collaboration with Samsonite, this unique suitcase features hard-side construction, a 26L capacity that makes it ideal for short trips, and built-in kickboard that folds out to turn the entire thing into a scooter, allowing you to roll from place to place with ease.
Feeling a little bummed about your holiday gifts — or lack thereof? Cheer yourself up by snagging your spot in line for a Mercier-Jones Hovercraft ($TBA). This ambitious craft — which is still in development, so put your Amex black cards away — features sportscar looks, a patent-pending directional control system for unprecedented maneuverability, carbon fiber and metal alloy construction, a single gasoline engine that supplies electricity to the three electric motors, and open-air, tandem sport seating for two. Arriving... whenever they're finished with it.