Grills are better on wheels — and we're not talking about those flimsy things on the side of your stack. Brennwagen Grills (€500-€4,400; roughly $725-$6,300) sport thick, sturdy wheels on all four corners, as well as a handle for easy pulling and a host of high-end features like fully isolated drawers for meat and drinks, stainless steel construction, integrated thermometers, drum brakes, and height-adjustable grill units. It's German engineering at its tastiest.
Let your flag football buddies know where you're coming from when you reach the endzone with a pair of Nike Vapor Jet Rivalry Gloves ($75). Making their debut during last season's rivalry week, they sport large, colorful team graphics across the palms, which are also covered in Magnigrip CL to help you keep ahold of the rock. [Scouted by Rich]
A tent is only as good as its frame, and unfortunately that means most solid structures also require a lengthy setup process — but not so with The Cave Tent ($670). Built around an Inflatable Diamond Grid airframe made up of five modular, double-layer air beams that inflate in less than a minute, the Cave offers incredible durability, and also features an outer tent of waterproof polyester, and inner tent made from light, breathable water-resistant nylon, a non-see-through mosquito net, a robust ground sheet made from waterproof polyester, multiple sown-in bags for gear, and enough room for 2-3 humans inside. [Scouted by Steve]
Tumi and Ducati have collaborated on luggage before, but never has the result been so... colorful. The new Tumi Ducati Collection ($TBA) includes a variety of bright red bags, featuring three red travel cases made with Tumi's multi-layer ABS polycarbonate material, nylon front panels, and aluminum handles, two duffel bags, and one backpack/crossbody bag. No word yet on how to get the bags to the airport aboard a Ducati, but we're sure you'll figure something out.
You might not know who Paul Budnitz is, but odds are you've heard of Kidrobot. Well, now the art-toy brand's founder and creator is ready to put his stamp on the word of urban bikes with Paul Budnitz Bicycles ($5,500). Available in two models — the commuter-focused No.1 and the play time-oriented, oversized tire-sporting No.2 — these high-end bicycles feature titanium frames weighing less than 3.3 lbs, Budnitz's signature split-tube Cantilever Frame for a smooth ride and improved responsiveness, Gates Carbon Belts instead of gears and chains, and a variety of handmade parts borrowed from racing bikes. No kidding.
Do hippies tend to be Lego fans? We're not sure, but if that's the case expect to be seeing a lot more tie-died apparel at your local Lego Store thanks to the Lego VW Camper Van ($120). A painstaking recreation of the T1 Camper from 1962 — also known as "the hippie van" — this 1,322-piece set includes details like the flat-four VW boxer engine above the rear axle, a pop-up roof, opening doors, a rounded roof and window frames, and an authentic interior including a sink, a bench that converts into a bed, a folding dinette table, an opening cupboard, a hippie-inspired color scheme, a lava lamp, and a t-shirt in the window that says "Make Lego models, not war."
Leave it to a club manufacturer known for its personal customization to figure out how an app can help your putting game. iPing (Free;) is a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch that identifies your stroke type, analyzes your impact angle, and measures your tempo, creating a "Putting Handicap" that gets lower as you become more consistent. Simply pick up a Ping cradle ($30) for your iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G, snap it onto your putter, and get to work.
When your life — or livelihood — depends on correctly identifying your prey over sniper-like distances, you want the very best binoculars you can buy. Which aptly describes these Brunton Icon Binoculars ($2,375). Packing high-end features like SK nano-coated prism glass, ED objective lenses, super-fast focusing, shock, water, and fogging resistance and a true grip rubber-coated magnesium alloy frame in brown or gray, they're the closest thing you can get to bionic vision.
It's not exactly cheap, but the Wally One Boat (€580,000; roughly $840,000) is likely the most affordable in the company's line of legendary sea cruisers. A replacement for the company's prior Wally Tender, the One is designed to be the ultimate day boat, offering a small kitchen area, a sleeping area for two — three if you're adventurous — a 43-foot length, Yanmar 370hp engines, and a top speed of 40-50 Knots.
Desktop-sized fish tanks are pretty common. Desktop-sized jellyfish tanks are not. This Jellyfish Tank ($350) was developed from the ground up specifically for Medusozoa by the experts at Jellyfish Art, and features full-spectrum energy efficient LEDs for illumination, an air diffuser for maximum oxygenation, built-in biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration, a bubble channel to shield the jellyfish from the air, and an included voucher good for three of the little menaces as well as a pack of food. [Scouted by Justin]
Sometimes the best inventions come from unintended discovery — like how a piece of scrap cardboard tossed across a room became the basis for the Hela Disc ($19). Using a new aerodynamic technology called FlexFoil that allows the disc to change shape during flight, the Hela Disc can travel over distances of up to 300 feet depending on the skill of the thrower, can stare down 15mph gusts, and offers micro edge molding on the grippy, weighted ends for added accuracy.
Never mind the '90s-era website from which it comes — the people were obviously too busy shooting their guns to worry with web design. The Bullet Chess Set ($300) is a completely unique set made from spent .223 bullet shell casings, which have been creatively cut, smashed, and otherwise manipulated into intriguing forms that are nonetheless recognizable as their respective pieces. For extra flair, carry the board separate and load the pieces up into a bandolier.