Unless you're playing the same course over, and over, and over — and where's the fun in that? — odds are you could use some help making sure you've got just the right club for your next shot. The Bushnell Tour V3 Rangefinder ($300) can certainly provide some. Featuring a one-hand-friendly design and 5x magnification, it uses the company's Pin Seeker and Jolt technologies to can find targets as close as 10 yards or as far away as 1,000, and can give you flag positions up to 300 yards away within a single yard of accuracy. It's also legal for tournament play, so you won't have to worry about having to give it up when you need it the most.
We're not saying they're better than Moleskines, but they're certainly a tempting alternative. Makr Sketchbooks ($40) feature soft-touch, water-resistant covers, plain interior pages that are good for writing or sketching, and an angled elastic closure that's designed to hold your pen or pencil in place on the end of the book. At 5" x 8", it's plenty large enough to capture big ideas while still small enough to fit in a small bag, and it's available for pre-order now in six premium colorways.
Go straight from the board to the greens in the Nike Koston 2 IT ($TBA). Designed in collaboration with pro skateboarder Eric Koston, it feautres an black leather upper adapted from his signature shoe, Integrated Traction technology for stable footing, a Swingtip outsole, Lunarlon inserts for the utmost comfort, and flexible spikes that react to the pressure your foot puts on the Lunarlon, moving accordingly to provide traction. Available in very limited numbers at select Nike SB and Nike Golf retailers.
It's a tent in the literal sense of the word — its 16oz waterproof cotton canvas skin makes it so — but that doesn't mean you'll be dragging the Luminair Tree Tent (£6500 and up; roughly $10,000) around with you. Instead, think of the structure as a semi-permanent tree house. Thanks to a hybrid aluminum and steam-bent ash frame, the entire tent, including floor and bunks, weighs just 264 lbs., despite being able to handle an additional 550 lbs. of load. At 3 meters in diameter, it's not huge, but it's certainly big enough for two adults and provides an interesting option for above-ground shelter in the wilderness.
Ditch the toys and step up to a man-sized R/C with the Mammuth Rewarron 1:3 Scale R/C Car ($5,500-$15,000). As the name suggests, it's one-third the size of a real auto, measuring nearly six and a half feet long, and weighing roughly 175 lbs. It's powered by a 200 or 250cc 4-stroke engine, giving it a top speed of over 40 mph. It also boasts an on-board touch screen controller for the brakes, ABS, traction control, and telemetry. All of which begs the question: Why not just buy a real car instead?
Office warfare has never tasted so good. The Marshmallow Mazooka ($33) is your new long-range weapon for cubicle-based conflict, capable of launching large marshmallows distances of up to 40 feet with the touch of a trigger. Thanks to a battery-powered air pump, you won't have to manually build up the pressure needed to fire — just pull the barrel forward, load the marshmallow, slide the barrel back, aim, and shoot.
Boxing and MMA training is one of the best workouts you can get — but not everyone has the time and/or fortitude to head to the local gym. The Nexersys Boxing System ($3,000-$7,000) lets you get all the benefits of a personal trainer without the face-to-face interaction, thanks to a integrated monitor and seven strike pads with accelerometers to measure your performance. The home unit offers a 19" screen and a base that should be stable for most normal folk, while the Pro version features a 21" monitor and a base that's built for more extreme — think Anderson Silva — use.
How could we not like a product whose feature list includes checkmarks for "badass" and "incites jealousy"? Better yet, both are actually true of the Wolf Helmet ($200). This DOT-certified helmet is what it says on the box, putting a somewhat creepy, somewhat funny, but totally mesmerizing realistic wolf head on top of yours. Not feeling the wolf, but have an idea for another animal head you'd rather wear when riding your motorcycle? They offer a custom service that will bring your vision to life for only $100 more. It gives the term "wolfpack" a whole new meaning.
It's not quite yacht-sized, but at 28 feet, it's as close as you're going to come on the road. The Airstream Land Yacht ($TBA) was built instead with yacht-like luxury in mind, from the queen-sized bed with built-in night stands to the fully-enclosed bathroom. The nautical influence can be felt with high-luster teak and white wood inlay boat-deck flooring, and other features include sleeping space for up to five, a rear social space with wrap-around windows, a powered bed lift for easier storage access, three power awnings, LED lighting, Corian countertops, and Ultraleather upholstery. And just like a yacht, you might find discovering an appropriate place to park it quite the challenge.
Let your guests know who's boss by hosting your next cookout in one of these Grillain Villains Aprons ($75-$100). These clever cooking aprons are available in styles inspired by a number of iconic bad guys, including Boba Fett, the Joker, Krang from TMNT, Two-Face, Deadpool, and Stormtroopers. As an added bonus, they give you an easy way to weed out the non-geeks at your function, simply by keeping track of who asks you "What is that supposed to be?"
Enjoy a dignified writing tool and the juxtaposing of a rugged body against elegant internals in the Tactical Fountain Pen ($45). This whimsical-yet-functional instrument features a chunky black aircraft-grade aluminum body with ribs for added grip, and a German-made fountain pen with a fine point nib and Iridium point. Not feeling the old-school fountain pen experience? Use the included parts to turn it into a standard rollerball pen.
Professional office settings require guys to give up their swimsuit calendars. Add some setting-appropriate pizzazz to your cubicle walls with this Prepetual Calendar ($40). Designed by Gideon Dagan, this unique calendar lets you move two magnetic balls to mark the date and month, respectively, while the injection-molded plastic build ensures years of faithful service.