With motorcycle riding weather in the near future, it's time to plan properly for your next adventure. This Motorcyle Bivouac from Exposed is up to the challenge, providing a shelter using your motorcycle as part of the supporting structure. There is enough room for one person and some gear and it adapts fully to motorcycles of different heights. It's made using the durable fabric Cordura, making it twice as durable as a normal tent. It also comes complete with a peg and pole pocket and leather binding straps for packing and mounting.
Hammocks are great for catching some rest without dealing with the creatures on the forest floor. They're not so great at keeping you dry. That's where the Sierra Madre Nube Hammock Tent comes in. Unlike a simple tarp, it has an outer layer to protect you from rain, an insect shield to keep potentially dangerous bugs at bay, and a gear area that keeps your stuff off the ground. And while it was designed primarily to work with the company's own hammocks, it will work with pretty much any camping hammock around, and even has Closure Sleeves in the end to prevent water running down the suspension and into your cocoon.
You spent a lot of time picking out your bike. Why muck it up with a dollar-store bell? The Oi Bicycle Bell is a sleek accessory that replaces the traditional domed bell with a circular solution that both looks and sounds better. Hundreds of iterations were built to get just the right look and sound, the latter of which uses several pitch tones to ensure it gets heard. Installing it on your handlebar is a cinch — you just slip it over and tighten a single bolt — and it comes in five different finishes to make sure it matches your bike.
Keep your plastic bottles out of the ocean and turn them into something useful instead with this Plastic Bottle Cutter. This simple, pocket-sized tool slides around and around your juice, soda, and water bottles, turning them into thin plastic ropes that have a myriad of uses — including everything from securing plants to towing cars. Even if you don't end up using the rope, it takes up way less space than the bottles that birthed it, making more room for other stuff on the way to the recycling plant.
Design firm Bel & Bel have brand new plans for your individual transportation needs and it comes in the form of this Zero Scooter. The world's first self-balancing scooter combines a familiar Vespa design with a Segway-like experience thanks to top notch electronics and mechanics from Ninebot. Available as a conversion kit that can be adapted to a base Ninebot model or as a full package.
Unless you're literally living out of your suitcase, odds are it spends most of its time taking up space in your home. Neit Collapsible Smart Luggage gives you all the protection of a hardshell while taking up very little room. The collapsible design and folding wheels let the bag take up just three inches of space when not in use, letting it hide under furniture or hang flat in a closet when not in use. A durable polycarbonate shell and aluminum frame make it both light and sturdy, GPS tracking keeps it from getting lost, and YKK Aquaseal zips protect the contents from the elements. Available in 90L "Checked" or 38L "Cabin" sizes.
It's described as being for "outdoor sports lovers", but something tells us this Survival Shovel is just as useful for keeping yourself alive. Made from 420 high-carbon steel, the blade can serve as a shovel, saw, axe, or ruler, while the multi-piece aluminum handle houses a multi-purpose knife, a magnesium firestarter, a tourniquet, a dual-head screwdriver, wire cutter, and bottle opener. Able to fit into the included bag, it's easily packed along in an emergency situation.
ION Tape Express Cassette Player/Converter ($50).
Urbanears Medis Earbuds ($49).
Salt Optics Vaughn Glasses ($TBA).
The Ridge Black Aluminum Wallet ($65).
Void Watches V02MKII-SI/BL Watch ($295).
Kershaw Showtime Knife ($48).
We're going to go ahead and assume that if you own a yacht, you probably have a pretty stellar collection of cars. The Sea Level CF8 Concept Yacht gives you a glass-covered area to put them in, showing them off to passersby. While just a concept, the 80 meter long, 30 meter wide yacht is projected to have a top speed of 18 knots, and provide a highly stable, comfortable voyage thanks to that wide stance. It also packs a pool in the area underneath the top deck, a light-filled interior, and, of course, a helipad.
Thanks to the thickest transparent acrylic hull ever made, the Triton 6600/2 Submarine promises to do something no other personal sub can do: give you a glimpse of the ocean over a mile down. It can handle depths of 6,600 feet, to be more precise, has room for two passengers, moves at a pace of 3.5 mph, and has a maximum dive time of ten hours. For added reassurance, there's enough oxygen to last 96 hours in an emergency, as well as air conditioning, high-output LED lights, and support for more, should you need added light for shooting photos or video through the optically perfect hull.
It looks like something you'd see in outer space, not in the ocean — but make no mistake about it, the Schwinge Hyswas Tetrahedron Superyacht concept is grounded in logic that could see it cruising the seas in the near future. Thanks to a torpedo hull attached to the main, pyramid-like structure via a single strut, the vessel appears to levitate at speed, helped along by a pair of adjustable hydrofoils. At more reasonable speeds, it sits on its three underbelly hulls, with the sides folding down to become decks, ladders providing water access, and the interior offering all the upscale amenities you'd expect from a floating palace.
Bring a touch of street fashion to the course with the Nike Flyknit Chukka Golf Shoe. The first golfing shoe to use the lightweight, form-fitting upper, it also has Flywire technology for added support and improved lockdown, and a Nike Free-inspired sole that includes special traction units in the toe and heel. The upper is skinned in a thin layer of TPU for protection against light rain and dew, the mid-top silhouette helps to keep dirt and debris off your ankle, and the Phylon midsole offers all-day comfort. Available in two colorways.
Upon expanding his company out from its scented candles and perfumes, Ben Gorham has brought his art background to bear on a new travel collection that's as visually stunning as it is useful. Included in the collection is this Byredo Travel Knife. This folding pocket knife has a gold core and a brushed matte handle with the company's signature "B" cut out on one side and a piece of solid wood on the other. The blade itself is a sharp, rounded affair that sits above the knife's recessed slot in the included wooden display box.
With an edge grain bamboo wood handle that enables a precision style grip, the Coconut Paddle isn't looking to simply improve your table tennis game, but change the way you play entirely. Thanks to a hole in the handle that lets you stick a finger through, the Coconut gives you a secure grip while ensuring that none of your fingers ends up on the playing surface, or worse, in contact with the ball. The core is made from blonde 3-ply bamboo wood, and each paddle is finished in Wisconsin with custom foam handle inserts that improve comfort and accommodate both right- and left-handed players, as well as a hand-cut and -applied black long pimpled rubber.
Whether you're a frequent skier or just like to show off, Foil Oro Nero Gold Skis are the most ostentatious way to hit the slopes. The skis themselves are built using a topsheet of 8,000-year-old certified Bog Oak, with a graphite nanotech base, a core of Ash and Paulownia, bamboo sidewalls, and stainless steel edges. The high-performance bindings are plated in 14 karat gold, which matches the gold inlaid personalized initials that mark them as yours and the included bespoke 14 karat gold-plated poles. Customized for each client and available in limited quantities, they also come with a custom travel bag made from top-grain leather vegetable-tanned in Tuscany.
Carrying a bow and quiver slung across your back looks cool — provided you're in a movie. In a real-life survival situation, it's far from ideal. The Xpectre Survival Bow gives you the same ability to hunt for food without looking like Legolas. It has a collapsable design with detachable fiberglass/resin filled limbs and a fiberglass riser with a arrow rest, fits neatly inside the included pouch, comes with three arrows, and requires no tools to assemble or break down. Includes a manual covering hunting techniques, survival skills, processing game, and preserving meat.
Add this to the list of things we wish was around when we were kids. The Arrow Smart-Kart from Actev is an electric go-kart for kids 5-9 years old. It features two independent 250-Watt electric motors, a steel chassis, and can hit a top speed of about 12 miles per hour. It also has built-in WiFi and GPS, along with an app that allows parents to geo-fence kids inside a parent-defined boundary and control speed and safety. And if you pre-order, they'll throw in a double capacity battery.
With a unique design that distributes its weight evenly across its body, the Gripbell aims to replace your free weights while enabling new potential workout moves. The design is relatively flat, with a recycled cast iron core, polyurethane exterior, a circular center crossed by the central handle, and kettlebell-like extensions on either side. By stretching the weight out across the entire surface, it delivers intense workouts at lighter weights than traditional equipment, and since it has no hard, weighted points, it's also much safer should it slip out of your hand. Available in color-coded weights ranging from 3 to 12 lbs.
Your Jeep was built to handle the toughest of trails. Yet most of the time it sits either in your driveway or the parking garage by your office. Give it a taste of freedom with Jeep Mud Mask. Created for the brand's 75th anniversary, this whimsical car care product is in fact a tastefully-designed 375 ml can of dirt. Add some water and you've got a fine mud that's perfect for making it appear you spent the weekend adventuring instead of at Ikea looking for a new couch. Limited to just 75 cans, it's not available for sale, so for the time being potting soil will have to do.
Inspired by the original skull that helped name the company comes this SOG MacV Multi-Tool. It features 3 different screwdriver heads, a blade sharpener, bottle opener, and much more. It has 12 components in all, and is small enough to slip into your pocket or add to your keychain. Either way, it's an easy choice to add to your current everyday carry.
Victorinox Boatsman Swiss Army Knife ($130).
Caran D'Ache Goldbar Pen ($43).
XY Find It Beacon ($30).
Octovo Titanium Comb ($115).
Nitecore Lumen Cree XQ-E LED Flashlight ($23).
Pintrill Fresher Than You Pin ($12).
Now that electronic boarding passes are the norm, the checking and tagging of luggage is one of the last remaining vestiges of the old, time-consuming check-in process. The Rimowa Electronic Tag aims to bring it up to date by doing away with those flimsy paper tags completely. In its place in an E Ink display that's the same size and appearance as traditional tags, but can be loaded onto your luggage via Bluetooth, allowing you to check your bag in the same way your check in yourself: wirelessly. You'd then hand your checked bag off at an autonomous station, giving you one less line to stand in. The feature is available for several of the company's most popular lines, including the Topas, Salsa, and Limbo, and will be rolling out for Lufthansa flights soon, with other airlines to follow.