Whether you're planning a camping trip — brrrr! — or just worried about losing power, the Eton Raptor ($TBA) can keep you informed. It features a AM/FM/WB digital radio, 10 station presets, a digital clock display with alarm, a chronograph, an altimeter, barometer, and compass, an auxiliary audio input, an 1800mAh rechargeable battery, an LED flashlight, a solar panel for charging, and a bottle opener, all packed into a slender, splashproof carabiner body. Just think of it as your digital Swiss Army knife. [via]
Who said kids are the only ones that want toys for Christmas? We'd be more than happy to find a Boattail Racer ($350) under the tree. Inspired early 20th century streamlined racers, this unique toy features wooden bodywork made from 13 ply Baltic birch, 77.5 millimeter carnelian-core industrial grade wheels, stainless steel axles and fasteners, and a custom archive box that's way classier than anything you'll find at Toys 'R Us.
Judging by the piles of snow visible from the windows of Uncrate HQ, it's officially acceptable to begin shopping for winter toys — and the Porsche Design Bobsleigh (£170; roughly $265) is near the top of our list. As a more affordable alternative to Porsche's Aluminum Sled, the Bobsleigh features a more aggressive design, a low center of gravity for ease of steering, superior directional stability, and an included carrying bag. Just go easy on the non-caloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant.
Carry even the heaviest of loads deep into the brush with ease aboard the Monowalker Hiking Trailer (€755; roughly $1,000). This specialized trailer employs a wood ash frame and drawbar, a Schwalbe MoeJoe tire with disk brake and a unique load bearing system consisting of a hip belt and padded shoulder belt to reduce the weight carry on your hips by half, making it much easier to pack your gear in and out while the break keeps the payload — and you — from falling back down the hillside on steep climbs. Great for hikers, campers, photographers, and snipe hunters.