The Jet Capsule ($250,000 and up) is a boat like no other, powered using a similar propulsion system to a jet ski, measuring 24 feet in length, and completely customizable to your every whim. Its base configuration comes with a 325 horsepower diesel engine capable of speeds up to 28 mph — but you can choose two 350 horsepower gasoline engines that bring the top speed up to 57 mph. Various layouts are available to choose from, including an empty shell, ready to be kitted out, a comfort option with two convertible sofas, a taxi layout ready to fit nine passengers, or a living capsule, outfitted with a kitchen, bathroom, and two convertible sofas. If none of those options quite meet your needs, they'll work with you to build the miniature yacht of your dreams.
Whether you have a seemingly never-ending list of chores to do around your property, or you're just trying to access your favorite hunting outpost, the Yamaha Tactical Black Rhino 700 ($13,000) will get you there quicker, and more comfortably. Based on the well-known Yamaha Rhino 700, this special edition gets an all-matte-black paint treatment that conveys the toughness and capability riders have come to expect. With cushy bucket seats, three-point seat belts, controls that will feel natural to any car driver, and independent four-wheel suspension, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable off-road vehicle. Powered by a 686cc liquid and oil cooled four-stroke engine, with an automatic transmission, and with three-position four-wheel drive, there's pretty much nowhere this thing can't go.
Anyone who has ever built a deck knows what a pain fastening board after board can be — what with stripped screws, dropped nails, banged fingers, and pre-drilling holes. With Outlaw Fasteners ($30-$55), all of those frustrations become a thing of the past. They are made with an innovative multi-level hex head and a custom bit that creates 18 points of contact, eliminating stripped heads, making driving easier, and holding onto fasteners without the need for magnets. A self-drilling cutting tip helps get rid of screw wobble, while removing the need to drill a pilot hole. Available in a wide range of sizes, these fasteners are ready for any job you can throw at them.
No matter how prepared you think you are for the day the dead begin to walk the earth, your zombie apocalypse arsenal just isn't complete without the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk ($285). This tomahawk is built with a triple-purpose ax head featuring a sharp beveled edge that can tear through drywall, doors, or pretty much anything that stands in your way. The other side of the ax head works as a hammer, letting you smash off door knobs, locks, and more. The cutaway grip on the ax head gives you excellent leverage to use the pry bar found on the other end — perfect for getting into heavily-fortified spaces, or getting out of a jam.
Imagine a motorcycle helmet that not only protects your head, but keeps you safe by providing real-time information and video with a simple voice command. The makers of the Skully Heads Up Display Helmet ($TBA) plan on bringing riders exactly that. While still equipped with all the standard safety features the Department of Transportation requires, the helmet also includes a host of Android-powered technology — technology like a rear-facing 180-degree camera, GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, and a rechargeable battery. All of this gets projected non-obtrusively on the visor of the helmet, and can be controlled completely hands-free thanks to voice recognition software.
The Der Ziesel Offroad Driving Machine ($30,000) — the unlikely and bizarre offspring of an M1 Abrams battle tank and a Hoveround mobility scooter — is one serious vehicle, ready to handle snow, sand, mud, and grass. It's essentially a tube steel frame and a racing seat bolted onto two off-road tracks powered by two PMS electric disk motors producing 21 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque. The battery pack will last up to five hours, though driving at the top speed of 22 mph will reduce that dramatically. All of this is controlled by a simple one-handed joystick, and is fitted with wood armrests, metal mudguards, and a range of good-looking paint schemes.
You never know when a situation will call for more than just your average pocket folding knife, and it's always better to come prepared than wish you had. The Emerson Multitasker EDC Multi-Tool ($185) is built with your every day carry in mind, so you'll never be caught wishing you'd packed something more substantial. It features a three-inch blade, phillips and standard screwdrivers, a punch, and more, all packed into an under seven-inch handle that weighs less than a half pound. An additional clip-on tool includes wrenches of various sizes, pry bars, scrapers, and a bottle opener.
America's most beloved mustachioed newscaster seems to be everywhere of late, and now he's been immortalized in the form of everyone's favorite toy. The limited edition Ron Burgundy Lego Minifigure ($20), while not an official Lego product, is pad printed on genuine Lego parts, and features everything you love about the highest rated man in news. From his unmistakeable burgundy suit, to his magnificent 'stache, to his well-coifed hair, right down to his bottle of scotch — they got every detail exactly right.
Chances are you've probably heard of ICON by now — if you haven't, they're well-known for their utilitarian take on classic four-by-fours kitted out with modern gear. They've brought that same approach to their first two-wheeled vehicle, the Icon E-Flyer Electric Bike ($5,000). Limited to just 50 models, this bike pairs a retro aesthetic with modern electric vehicle technology, including a motor with a 35 mile range, regenerative braking, and a top speed of up to 36 miles per hour. The frame is made from hydroformed aluminum, while the forks are made from billet aluminum and steel. Artful touches like handmade leather, a mountain gray powder coat finish, brushed stainless, nickel, and brass details help it stand out from other available powered bikes.
When you're looking for a simple folder to carry in your pocket every day — something with a no-frills design, a sharp, well-made blade, and a mechanism that opens easily — you need a Svord Peasant Knife ($19). An extended tang means you can open the three-inch New Zealand tool-grade carbon steel blade easily with just one hand, while also functioning to keep the knife open while you hold it. Each one is hand made and, while we prefer the classic look of the wooden handle, is available in a range of colored polypropylene handles. Use it as your go-to carry piece, or for fine and rough work around the shop or your home.
Not everyone needs (or even wants) a full-fledged RV when they take to the road, and for some, even a small towable trailer is overkill. For the guy who doesn't need much, but still wants the comfort and security of an enclosed space to rest his head, there's the Firefly Trailer ($TBA). Designed and built by a former NASA architect who specializes in small habitats (and being sold by the company behind the unique Cricket Trailer) , this lightweight aluminum living space drops easily into the bed of a pickup truck. It features a folding couch perfect for sleeping and sitting, plenty of storage space to hold your essentials, and lunar-lander-like legs to keep it safely off the ground.
Sometimes you just want the comfort of knowing that no matter what — post-apocalyptic undead hordes, floods on a biblical scale, stranded in the middle of a scorching desert — you can bug out and escape unscathed. The SkyRunner ($125,000) is the ultimate getaway vehicle, whether you're fleeing for your life, or just heading out into the unknown. It's part high-powered all-terrain vehicle, part fan-propelled paraglider, so there's really no obstacle too large to tackle. Powered by a one-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 125 horsepower and 147 lb-ft of torque, and weighing in at just under 1,000 pounds, this vehicle is capable of land speeds of up to 115 mph, and can reach 62 in just 4.3 seconds. Once you're moving, just open up the parasail and take to the skies, soaring comfortably at altitudes up to 15,000 feet. [Scouted by Doug]