It used to be that if you wanted a military-style vehicle, you bought a Hummer. Now, you procure an Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Recently awarded a huge contract to replace much of the Army and Marine's legacy Hummer fleet, this lightweight tactical vehicle comes in two- and four-seat variants, uses the battle-tested Core1080 protection system to keep the occupants safe, and has a Tak-4i intelligent independent suspension to traverse rugged terrain, with 20 inches of wheel travel and the ability to raise or lower the suspension as needed from inside the vehicle.
Whether you're heading off road for an adventure, need extra space for your gear, or just want a cozy option for rest after a hard day of travel, Vintage Overland Caravans are up for the challenge. Designed in a classic teardrop shape, each caravan is built by hand and comes with features like an oversized door, hardwood interior, vintage style tail lights, a solar panel, a memory foam mattress, and insulation made from repurposed denim. All three models are lightweight, durable, and can be hitched to vehicles of any size.
What's the biggest hassle when it comes to air travel? Driving to, arriving at, and dealing with the airport. The TriFan 600 VTOL Plane aims to eliminate those steps by using three ducted fans to takeoff and land from areas no bigger than a heliport. Once in the air, the five-passenger aircraft closes a door over one of the fans and engages its dual turboshaft engines, reaching cruising speed in as little as 90 seconds and covering as many as 1,200 miles without refueling. It can also hit altitudes of over 30,000 feet, letting it fly over troublesome weather, and by landing vertically, it ensures you can go right to your destination — no rental car required.
You can use it for recreation, sure. But the U-boat Worx C-Researcher 3 Submarine isn't built for play — it's built for business. Scientific research, to be exact, and thanks to a huge number of available tools, it can collect samples and organisms, check water conditions, and create underwater maps, all while operating from a wide variety of vessels. It can also analyze the seabed, and thanks to new advancements in construction, it's the first transparent 3-person (one person, two passengers) submarine capable of diving to 1,700 meters, or well over one mile down, giving those aboard a view of the ocean most people only get to see on TV.
Get a little extra out of your next ride with the Siva Atom Bicycle USB Charger. This clever gadget attaches to your rear hub, transferring your momentum into energy you can use to keep your USB devices charged and keep the included, detachable 1650mAh battery pack juiced up. It installs easily, doesn't offer so much resistance as to slow you down, and is weather resistant, so you needn't worry about running over a puddle or two.
When it won't fit in your backpack, but you have to haul it using a bicycle, it's tough to top this Sidecar Bicycle from Horse. As easy to look at as it is to ride, this 3 wheeler offers Brooks England saddle and grips, 35mm tires, and a flatbed made of either hardwood oak or Coney Island Boardwalk salvaged from Hurricane Sandy. And the strong chromoly alloy steel frame can handle weight up to 100 pounds, allowing packages, surfboards, dogs, and even small children to ride along.
Given the lower rate of speed and lack of licensure requirements, it might seem that hopping aboard a bike after a couple drinks would be a better idea than driving — but it's still dangerous, not to mention illegal. The Alcoho-Lock is a new gadget designed to help prevent this reckless behavior. To use it, you need to breathe into a sensor hole on the side of the device. If it detects an illegal amount of alcohol on your breath, it won't unlock, and will also use the companion app to ping a spouse/friend/family member with your location to let them know that you're going to need a ride.
Whether it's for work or play, the Ubco 2x2 Utility Bike is equipped to take on whatever it encounters. The all wheel drive, electric motorbike features a lightweight structure combined with fantastic handling and excellent performance in all conditions. That combination, paired with the ability to haul over 400 pounds of weight, makes this electric bike a best in an off-road setting. The dual electric drives keep it smooth and quiet, while the built in Lithium-ion battery can go for as far as 62 miles on a single charge, and provide power outlets to charge your mobile devices or power tools while you ride or park.
It's still a bicycle. You can pedal it. But the point is you don't have to. The Bolt M-1 Electric Bike features an electric motor and rechargeable battery combo that gives you a range of up to 50 miles and a top speed of 20 mph in economy mode, or a top speed of 40 mph in off-road Sport mode, all with no pedalling needed. Each bike is passcode protected to deter thieves, and connects to a companion app to let you view speedo measurements and data, and wirelessly unlock the bike.
Based on the design of the Junkers F13, the world's first all-metal commercial aircraft, the Rimowa F13 Plane is a faithful throwback to the early days of aviation. Just like the original, which began production in Germany in 1919, this replica features a closed passenger cabin for four people, complete with upholstered seats, while the pilot and co-pilot sit ahead, exposed to the elements. Modifications were made to the tail unit, landing gear, and 450 hp Pratt & Whitney engine to bring the aircraft up to modern standards, but otherwise, it's your chance to have a flying experience that hasn't been seen in decades.
Named for the mythological horse who pulls the sun across the sky, the Keim Arvak Bicycle isn't really practical for moving celestial bodies. But it is ideal for moving you around the cityscape in style. The the monocoque frame is made from dozens of layers of white ash, laminated with a bio-based epoxy resin for added strength and weather-resistance. Other elements, such as the handlebars, seat, front fork, gear, and wheels are clad in black, making the bike at once both eye-catching and subdued. Designed and built in Savonnières, France.
The Silver Fast Superyacht would be interesting for its design alone, which incorporates a helipad, a glass-fronted jacuzzi, an indoor/outdoor dining area with sliding glass panels, and a full-on spa in a sleek profile. But it didn't get it's name for those reasons — it also happens to be the largest, fastest aluminium motor yacht ever built with conventional propulsion, with a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 22. It's also unusually shallow, letting it access waters many similarly-equipped yachts can't reach, offers accommodations for up to 18 guests spread across eight cabins, and has two 25-foot custom tenders hidden in the front under gullwing doors.
Boating. Fishing. Sailing. All fun. Dragging your boat back and forth from the marina: not so much. The Origo Foldable Boat lets you enjoy a variety of open water activities without the hassle of hauling. Measuring 3 meters in length, this full-size watercraft can be powered by gasoline or electric motors, a sail, or good old fashioned oars, yet takes only 10-15 minutes to assemble and can fit inside your vehicle for easy transport. It's made from durable ABS plastic, and thanks to air-filled seats and stabilizers, it's basically unsinkable, which is more than you can say for your common jon boat.
Electric skateboards keep getting lighter and lighter, morphing closer to the boards we've ridden since we were kids. The Electric Skateboard from Stary is the current title holder for lightest electric skateboard, weighing in at a mere 8.6 pounds with the ability to go as fast as 18.6mph. The motor that gives it that acceleration is inside the wheels, helping to push it up inclines that regular boards can't handle. Made using fiberglass, bamboo, Canadian maple, and carbon fiber, it also features a fast-reacting OLED remote, and the ability to cover up to 10 miles in a single charge.
It doesn't matter where you need to go or what the weather's like — odds are the Argo 8x8 XTi ATV can get you there. This amphibious vehicle is powered by a 748cc V-twin engine pumping out 30 hp, and offers a load capacity of 1,500 lbs on land and 1,000 lbs on water. Its eight wheels can be equipped with tank-like tracks for even greater traction in the mud, snow, and ice, and it can also tow up to 2,000 lbs, adding to its versatility. Available in a variety of colors, and with your choice of seating, tops, and towing packages.
Traditional RVs and motor homes are great for exploring — if by exploring, you mean parking at the KOA. An Action Mobil Off-Road RV lets you explore far beyond the beaten path. Built on 2, 3, or 4 axles frames, they offer a wide variety of features, including motorcycle lifts, multiple sleeping areas, fully-functional kitchens with espresso machines, extensions for both the sides and roof, and more. One thing they all share? The ability to tackle nearly any terrain you throw their way.
A collaboration between Quintessence, Aston Martin, and Mulder Design — the latter of which has created several superyachts based on Bond movies — the Aston Martin AM37 Powerboat is the first powerboat to carry the company's name, and one of the rare crossovers to share the automaker's DNA. Like the cars, this 37-foot speeder is crafted from high-tech composites and carbon fiber, which most notably is used for the sliding deck, allowing you to simply cover the cockpit when you're done for the day without the need to stow everything away. Other features include air conditioning, a fridge, and espresso machine that can all be started remotely, integrated navigation, control monitor and entertainment systems controlled via a 15-inch touchscreen, and a maximum speed of 44 knots, or 52 in the "S" model.
The electronic bike market has been stunted by some big problems. E-bikes are heavy, bulky, and most are pretty ugly. The Maxwell EPO Electric Bike aims to solve these issues, with one of the lightest electric bikes in the world. Using the frame to enclose the batteries helps keep its weight as little as 25 pounds, and it's three times as powerful and twice as fast as a regular bike. Charge from a wall outlet in just 45 minutes, and go for as many as 15 miles on a charge. It looks and handles like a regular bike, but with a secret weapon that makes your ride easier, and way more fun.
When you're on your bike, your eyes are normally — and rightfully — on the road in front of you. The Garmin Rearview Bike Radar gives you another pair on the road behind you. It uses a rear-facing radar unit to detect oncoming vehicles up to 450 feet behind you, and flashes warnings to both you and the vehicle with increasing frequentness as they get closer. It's not quite as good as a second set of eyes in the back of your head, but it's as close as you can come without really invasive, very likely illegal/fatal surgery.