Just because you're hiking, camping, or otherwise enjoying nature doesn't mean you can't also enjoy a good drink. This Stanley Adventure Cocktail Set has everything you need to enjoy a few libations away from civilization (save for booze and ice), including a tumbler with a citrus reamer and jigger cap and either two or four rocks glasses, double-walled to keep your drinks cold and your hands dry. Most pieces are made from 18/8 stainless steel, so they won't rust, and the entire thing nests together for easy transport.
When it comes to creature comforts we miss most in the great outdoors, microwaves are second only to cell service on the list. The Adventurer Portable Microwave lets you heat food wherever you are, no outlets (or fire) necessary. This 200-watt oven uses LDMOS transistors to heat food safely and evenly, warming up to 500 ml of food or drinks at a time. The rechargeable battery can run for up to 30 minutes per charge, the batteries can easily be swapped out on extended trips, and the whole thing weighs under three pounds, so it won't weigh down your bag.
Make your next snorkeling trip far more exciting with the Sea Doo Underwater SeaScooter. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it can move you around at depths of up to 130 feet and at speeds of over 4 mph. It has three speeds for added control, a self-filling ballast hull for neutral buoyancy, and ergonomic handles with trigger controls. The batteries are good for up to 90 minutes per charge, and are easily swappable for back-to-back dives.
Combining shallow water maneuverability with modular design, the Mokai Es-Kape Motorized Kayak lets you reach waters inaccessible to typical watercraft. It has a smart design that nests inside the cockpit for easy transport, and a lightweight Subaru motor to power the proprietary jet drive. The high-impact polyethylene hull can be assembled in just minutes, the seat provides a comfortable ride, and the simple joystick controls let you manage steering and power with ease, whether you're fishing, exploring, or just taking a leisurely ride around the lake.
Light your next campsite or after-hours picnic without lugging around a massive torch with the BioLite BaseLantern. Using edge lighting, it puts off 500 lumens of light, yet is no bigger than a sandwich, with integrated fold-down stainless steel legs for added versatility. It's powered by a 7800 mAh battery pack that can run the light alone for 54 hours or use its two USB ports to keep your devices juiced up. There's also a pair of custom ports compatible with the company's SiteLights for extended lighting and Bluetooth LE for changing the lamp's color and turning on features like proximity activation and alarm mode. Also available in an XL version with a 12,000 mAh battery.
Mixing striking design with lightweight performance, the Escobedo Sea Dart looks as good as it handles. This canoe-kayak hybrid is built from Joubert Okoume marine plywood that's sourced from France, certified by Lloyd's of London, and generally considered the best in the world, joined using a Viking-era construction method that sees separate panels overlapped, glued together, coated with fiberglass, and then hand sanded. The result is a boat that's stable, able to navigate shallow waters with ease, and sixteen feet in length, yet weighs just 55 pounds. Available in three subtle color finishes, each boat is built-to-order in Buda, Texas.
Inspired by a love of water and fire and a constant desire for a hot bath, The Soak Wood-Fired Hot Tub takes its minimal design and red cedar seats from Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs. The Bauhaus style form is covered in a marine grade aluminum and held together with tig welding. A side accessed stove and stainless steel pipe allow for authentic wood-fire heating, while a propane heating option is also available for a less demanding soak.
No one likes lugging a full cooler to and from the beach or woods. With the Igloo Trailmate Cooler, all you need to do is pull. This trail-ready kit has oversized never-flat wheels and a ground clearance of 10 inches, letting it easily tackle tough terrain. Its 70 quart capacity lets it hold up to 112 "cold ones", and the insulated body will keep ice in solid form for up to four days. There's also a water-resistant storage area for your pocketable goods, a butler tray that uses the telescoping handles for support, and tie down loops for hauling other gear in and out of wherever it is you're spending time.
Whether it's an emergency/survival situation or you just forgot to pack enough water into the forest, the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter will ensure you have fresh, clean drinking water. Its PointOne filter uses hollow fiber membranes comprised of U-shaped microtubes to block anything larger than 0.1 microns, letting water through while removing greater than 99.9999% of all bacteria and greater than 99.999% of all protozoa. Despite all this, it weighs on three ounces, rolls up into the collapsible pouch, has a push-pull cap for drinking straight from the filter, and can attach to most threaded water bottles.
As temperatures slowly rise, the pull towards the great outdoors gets stronger and stronger. But this year, instead of dragging that old, beat up lawn chair to every get-together, consider the ultra-light and comfortable Kaisr Inflatable Air Lounge. It's easy to setup and makes any surface comfortable, from the beach to the park to the pool, the Kaisr Air Lounge is your ticket to rest and relaxation. It's also equipped with pockets for your e-reader, smartphone, bottles or cans, and even a bottle opener. It deflates within seconds and is stored in a small pouch that's easy to take with you wherever your adventures take you.
Snorkeling is a great way to explore the sea without needing scuba gear. But it also keeps you tethered to the surface, and forces you to breathe through your mouth only — something that's easy to forget. The H2O Ninja Snorkel Mask overcomes these limitations with a face-covering design that lets you breathe normally underwater. A clear cover lets you see around you without obstructions, and the optional GoPro mount lets you capture your aquatic adventures while leaving your hands free.
Make your next trip into the ocean a little safer with the Sharkbanz Shark Deterrent Bracelet. Developed in collaboration with experienced shark experts and marine biologists, it uses patented magnetic technology to deter sharks by disrupting their highly-sensitive electro-receptors, which they rely on heavily in area where you're most likely to swim. It doesn't use batteries, never needs charged, can be worn on your ankle or wrist, and are available in a handful of colors.
Laser cut from stainless steel in Switzerland, the Doro Grill Fork is an indispensable piece of camping gear. The simple design sees you thread a stick through the two circular holes in the middle, turning the tool into a lengthy utensil that's ideal for roasting marshmallows, hot dogs, and other foods over an open fire while maintaining a compact form that won't take up a ton of space in your bag.
We can already breathe underwater. But it requires that we strap a heavy tank on our backs and go through training. The Triton Underwater Artificial Gills are light, arrive assembled, and require no training. If they actually work... well that's a whole other conversation. According to the maker, the Triton setup extracts oxygen from the water and a micro compressor takes the oxygen and stores it — supposedly allowing you to breathe underwater for up to 45 minutes. Perfect for your commute when the rising sea levels finally make cabs and Uber extinct.
When outlets are scarce, light and power become man's best friend. The BioLite PowerLight Mini can provide you with both in one pocket-sized package. A USB rechargeable battery can run the 135-lumen LED panel to brighten the campsite for over two full days or add some extra fuel to your gadgets. A metal clip and bike mount transforms the light into anything from a headlamp to a bicycle reflector, providing the visibility you need in any situation.
After spending the night in the Great Outdoors, it's going to take a cup of coffee, or six, to get you back on the trails. Built from rust-free 18/8 stainless steel, the Stanley Adventure Percolator keeps the nostalgia of old-school outdoor coffee alive. An updated removable silicone grip allows you to brew right over an open flame, while the ergonomic handle makes for an easier pour. The large capacity holds half a dozen cups to help keep the whole campfire caffeinated for whatever adventures lie ahead.
Boats and trailers are essential parts of the camping experience for many. Unfortunately, you typically need two vehicles to get them both to the campsite. Not with the Classic American Dream Trailer. This small teardrop combo sits on a 4" x 8" frame, and offers both a full bed and a row boat that flips over to attach to the roof. There's a galley in the back for cooking and storage, a secondary roof to keep things dry when you're on the boat, and heavy-duty latches to keep everything secure when you're on the road.
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.
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.
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.
The power of a bow. The precision and convenience of a rifle. Whether you're hunting for food, taking aim at some paper targets, or ridding your property of pests, the Pioneer Airbow is ready. It's based on Benjamin's PCP platform, and uses 3,000 psi of compressed air to fire off as many as eight full-length arrows at a speedy 450 feet per second. It can be refilled via a hand pump or charging system, is paired with a CenterPoint 6x40 mm scope, can fire all eight shots in the time a crossbow takes to fire three, and uses an ambidextrous top cocking bolt for added safety. Arrows, sling, and quiver included.
While being hit by lightning is a rarity, many who are unfortunate enough to find themselves in lightning's path are hikers and campers. The Bolt Lightning Protective Tent aims to protect those unlucky souls with three brand new concept tents. Each is made of ultralight materials so they can be put up in a hurry and don't weigh you down too much during transport. And it not only protects from direct strikes, but also from step voltage, a most common way people are injured by lightning.
Designed to be suspended from two trees, the Snow Peak Sky Nest Tent takes the Japanese firm's beloved tents and raises them up off the ground. It measures roughly four feet by seven feet, with an inner liner to help protect you from condensation and wetness, a large ventilator at the top to help keep you cool, and a hidden shoe pocket underneath the floor that will keep your kicks dry even in the rain. Comes with padded sheets to help protect the bark of the trees, as well as ropes to help secure it in the breeze.
Weighing just 98 lbs and requiring only 3-4 inches of water underneath the boat for floatation, the Flycraft Stealth Boat is as versatile as it is convenient. Designed specifically for fishing, its 12.5-foot inflatable base allows it to be transported in a trunk, yet the floor is surprisingly rigid. Two layers of PVC armor protect it from sharp objects, and it has four layers in key wear points for added durability. It can accomodate two adults, whether standing or seated, thanks to the dual swiveling seats and a rigid aluminum frame, and can handle motors weighing up to 30 lbs., making it capable of handling a wide variety of water types, from tiny streams to oceans — no trailer required.
The team behind Civilware has one goal in mind when they're making something new — it should provide a "lifetime of service". They first proved that statement a year ago with the Striker Utility Knife, then followed it up with the pocket-ready Striker Folding Knife. So when we heard a hatchet was next on Civilware's list, we knew we had to jump onboard. Built to those same standards by a respected maker in El Salvador, the Civilware Hatchet, with our edition clad in an all-black Uncrate colorway, has a drop-forged 1060 high carbon steel head that holds a sharp edge on one end and doubles as a hammer on the other. The well-balanced American Hickory handle is the perfect length for everything from splitting campfire wood to hammering in tent stakes or even protecting your beautiful beard and/or loved ones from predators in the wild. A leather cover keeps the hatchet nice and warm when you're not putting it to use. Also available with a natural wood handle or a quick-to-spot red handle.
Sure, you can carry a separate firestarting kit when heading into the wilderness. But you're already wearing shoes, so why not just secure them with some Survival Laces instead? Available in a number of lengths, these replacement laces work for everything from footwear to hoodies, and hide a ferro rod, tinder, and fishing line inside their paracord exteriors. To access them, just remove the metal aglet on the end holding the tinder, start your fire, and pack the unused tinder away for your next fire.
There's a reason that guns are great for self-defense: they let you subdue potential attackers and intruders from a safe distance. Unfortunately, they're all too often involved in accidents and unintentional shootings, making gun safes a must. The Salt Self Defense Gun was designed to offer the long-range protection benefits of a gun without the potentially lethal side effects. Shaped like a traditional handgun, it shoots rounds filled with a powdered mix of chemicals that create a toxic cloud upon impact, incapacitating anyone in the vicinity. That means you don't necessarily need to hit your target to stop them, and should it go off by accident, there won't be any serious injuries, either.
Thanks to a smart four-pivot design that lets it fold up flat while staying assembled, the Gerber Freescape Camp Saw makes for an ideal adventurer's packalong. When folded, the blade stays protected, so you don't need to worry about it ruining any of your other gear, yet it can handle larger logs and lumber when unfolded thanks to the replaceable, standard 12" blade. The textured rubber overmold grip gives you a secure handle, and its bright green accents make the tool easy to spot in your bag.