This winter you won't need a non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant to achieve sledding speeds in excess of 40 miles an hour — all you need is the Snolo Sled ($2,550). With a mono shell made entirely from carbon fibre, it features a contour-molded seating area perfect for your lower body, with a foam-padded seat and a back rest to keep you comfortable. With a single ski in the front, and two skis in the back (also made from carbon fibre), you can really fly down the hill, all while maintaining the maneuverability you would expect on a snowboard. Just be warned: this isn't your grandpa's sled, and at 40 mph, you could do some serious damage to your part.
Luxury doesn't have to be complex, in fact, it can be quite simple — the Dutchtub Wood ($6,600) gives you all the opulence of a hot tub, without all the intricacies of plumbing and electricity, letting you have a hot tub anywhere you have the space. With an interior made from high-quality polyester, and the outside made from preserved wood, this tub is weatherproof, and lightweight (so light that two people can easily lift it). It also functions simply, using a wood-fired stove to heat it, and natural circulation to move the water through a stainless steel coil. And if the look of wood isn't quite your thing, there's always the original Dutchtub, with all the simplicity, and none of the rustic appearance.
Chances are you've been there — setting up a tent in a storm, in the dark, after a long drive, or a day of hiking — when the last thing you want to do is bother with clumsy poles. The Kelty Mach AirPole Tent ($300) eliminates the frustration involved with setting up most tents, thanks to its inflatable AirPoles. All you need to set it up is the included dual-action floor pump, which lets you set the tent up in under a minute. That way you can do what you really want to do: get comfortable and relax. The tent accommodates four campers comfortably, easily deflates when it's time to pack up and go, and has plenty of useful features like a vestibule, integrated rainfly, and double zippers.