Seeing the country from the comfort of your own recreational vehicle is about as American a tradition as we can think of. With the Bowlus Road Chief ($100,000) you can do it in style and luxury — and you can tow it with nearly any vehicle, thanks to its light weight of only 2,800 pounds. It has an aerodynamic design, with a welded tube aluminum frame, and an aircraft grade aluminum sheeting exterior. Inside, it has a convertible bed that transforms from a king to a twin, a bathroom with a shower, a dining room with chairs that convert to two additional beds, and a fully-functioning kitchen. Additional amenities include a solar panel, a detachable awning, a charging station for your gadgets, and more.
Inspired by Colin Chapman's beautiful Lotus 38 of 1960s Indy 500 fame, the Spot Wazee Bike ($2,200) features a deep green paint job with gold stripe accents. Named for one of Denver's most iconic streets, this bike is perfectly suited to navigating busy urban streets, with a lightweight, streamlined steel frame and an 11-speed internally-geared hub. A carbon drive system keeps it quiet and smooth, without the need for regular lubrication. It's also built with fender and rack mounts, so you have ample opportunity to load it down with all the gear you need.
Your smartphone is a natural partner for your bike, especially if you're serious about commuting or training — most phones come with a flashlight, and apps for training, navigating, and video. The Handleband ($25) is a flexible smartphone mount for your bike that accommodates a range of devices, gives you access to your phone, and allows you to position it within view or for use as a headlight (it even has a built-in bottle opener). It's made from aluminum and premium silicone, so it's durable enough to handle just about any terrain, and flexible enough so you can easily remove it.
Safely navigate in your car without taking your eyes off the road using the Garmin Head-Up Display ($130). This portable projector beams navigation information from your bluetooth-equipped smartphone onto a reflective film on your windshield, allowing you to see turn-by-turn directions, time of arrival, distance to the next turn, your speed, the speed limit, traffic information, and more. Just wirelessly pair it with your phone, put your destination into one of the compatible apps, and go. Availability pending approval by the FCC.
If you're in the market for a rewarding summer weekend project, then check out the Balmain DIY Sailboat Kit ($2,590) — it has everything you need to build a fully-functioning small sailboat in your backyard or garage workshop. The kit comes with all of the wood, hardware, sealant, and glue you need, along with a sail, ropes, mast, boom, and gaff. A step-by-step instruction manual with detailed construction notes will walk you through each step of the process. All you need to provide are some simple hand tools, aquatic paint, and elbow grease. Also, a nearby body of water wouldn't hurt.
Occasionally a machine can be more than just a functional hunk of metal and grease — it can be a work of art, showcasing craftsmanship and design. The Vandeyk x Rapha Continental Bike ($TBA) is just such a machine, built as a partnership between talented, creative folks. Handmade and TIG welded in Germany from Columbus XCr Stainless Steel tubing, this highly-limited piece displays just what happens when designers and builders come together to make something beautiful. The bike stands out as a completely-original piece with a black, pink, and purple custom paint job, disk brakes, a higher tire clearance, and a longer seat.
If you've got a few extra bills burning a hole in the pockets of your flight suit, err cargo shorts, and you don't feel like waiting in line for a G6, it might be time to consider pre-ordering a Saker S-1 Personal Jet ($7,000,000). Sure, it's a bit on the pricey side, but you can't put a cost on the time you'll save traveling across the country at Mach .99. (With a 5,000 hour TBO on the engines and an operating cost of $2 per nautical mile, it's actually pretty cheap to run.) And, even though it looks like a jet fighter, you don't need any special training to fly it — good news for your G6 pilot.
A longboard can be a great way to maneuver the city — lightweight, agile, nimble — but anything more than a stair or two presents a difficult challenge to overcome, except for the Stair-Rover ($360). This longboard has eight wheels, instead of just four, that move independently, allowing it to "scuttle" down a set of stairs relatively smoothly. It's great on uneven terrain like potholes and cobblestones, and rides just like a regular board on smooth pavement. Get yours with a maple or fiberglass deck, black or white chassis, or order the chassis separately to add to your favorite deck.
Whether you're planning on cruising the beach on two wheels this summer, or you want to get a head start preparing for your winter commute, the Defiant Big Easy Electric Bike ($4,500) was made for you. With 4.7-inch fat tires, this bike is ready to handle any terrain — snow, mud, sand, even steep backcountry trails. But, peddling through snow and sand can be tough, especially on wide rubber, so this bike comes with an assistive 500-watt motor to help you tackle anything at speeds of up to 20 mph. Recharge the battery and travel for more than 20 miles on a single charge.
While it might take an illusion to make you look cool on a Segway, the same can't be said for the Scrooser ($3,950). An unusual cross between a lowrider bike and a Vespa, this scooter amplifies the force you generate by pushing off with a small, rechargeable electronic motor in its wheel hub. The fat tires let you carve the streets and sidewalks, cruising at speeds of up to 15 mph (front disk brakes and rear engine brakes let you stop if you lose control). Thanks to an aluminum body, it only weights 61 pounds, so it's also easy to move and store.
Just because you play it safe when riding your bike, doesn't mean you need to look like a nerd. So, ditch the weird, angular shapes, neon accents, and glossy plastic for something a bit different, the Lazer Sport Street Deluxe Woodgrain Helmet ($57). Despite its woodgrain shell, this helmet still protects like its less-stylish alternatives, and, thanks to sixteen vents, will keep your head cool. Includes a set of detachable pads so you can customize it for a comfortable fit.
It's no secret that gas prices are high, and it only looks like they're going to keep rising. But we still have to get to work — so if you can get over being the geek on the little green machine, the Rover Electric Scooter ($5,920) might be what you need. With a fully-electric, rechargeable motor, it has a range of 32 miles and a top speed of 33 mph. All-weather tires, a smartphone holder, lightweight aluminum construction, and LED lights make it a pretty versatile vehicle. Also available in black, white, and purple.