For a long time, finding fresh drinking water out in the wilderness was a chore — you either had to bring along purification packets, or else boil what water you could find and then wait on it to cool before drinking it. Not anymore. With the Lifestraw Go, all you need to do is scoop up some water from a river, stream, or pond, screw on the lid, and drink. Since the bottle incorporates the company's award-winning technology, it removes 99.9999% of bacteria and nearly all waterborne parasites, and is good for up to 1,000 liters of water — or far more than you'll be drinking on a single hike.
Head into the unknown fully equipped with the Nax 2.0 by your side. Designed in collaboration with special forces soldiers, preppers, and survival gear aficionados, this multi-tool for the forest/jungle combines the features of a kukri knife, machete, and hatchet into one easy-to-carry tool. Featuring a professional, zero ground edge, it's made from 4130 chromoly steel that's heat-treated to +48 HRC hardness, and also boasts a pommel with a pry and bottle opener, a built-in gas shut-off wrench, and a handle wrapped in 550 paracord — so you'll have a secure grip no matter what you're doing.
Like the Back to the Future DeLorean before it, Lego's Cuusoo has once again come up with a killer design for a legendary silver screen vehicle. This time, it's the Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 making the leap from concept to official set, including details like official Ghostbuster logos on the doors, a removable room, a tracking computer, a trap, and, of course, all four Ghostbusters — Ray, Venkman, Spengler, and Winston — all sporting their own Proton Packs. Lego ghosts not included.
We've seen vehicle designed influenced by a lot of different things — but wood-burning stoves? Now that's new. And that's also the inspiration behind this Thrive Yamaha XS650 Motorcycle. Based on a classic 1968 Yamaha XS650, this updated version features a spartan color scheme of black, grey, brass, and brown, a completely overhauled engine, hand-fabricated custom bodywork, a slightly lowered front end, a pair of leather belts under the battery box for holding a shirt or jacket, and even a custom bag containing all the tools needed to maintain the bike.
It's like something out a Bond movie — a gun that will only fire for one specific person. The Armatix Firearm Smart System makes it a reality. This unique system pairs an .22 calibre iP1 pistol with the iW1 RFID watch, making it so that only someone wearing the watch can fire the weapon. The gun automatically deactivates when it loses contact with the watch, and the watch itself lets you enter a pin code to release the safety, adding yet another measure of security. After all, when it comes to firearms, you can't be too careful.
Hey, it works for whiskey, so why not for another one of the key food groups, sriracha? Made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients — specifically chili peppers, brown sugar, garlic, and salt — Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha is a new take on everyone's favorite rooster-emblazoned condiment. Aged for one (or in the case of the limited-edition version, three) month(s) in whiskey barrels, the pepper mash takes on sweet, fruity, and smoky notes that help balance out the spiciness of the sauce, making it an even more amazing accompaniment for eggs, meat, noodles, or anything else you can imagine.
No, that's not a typo, and you didn't read it wrong — it says microcycle. And that's because while it may share some characteristics with a traditional motorcycle, most notably the styling, the Ryno Microcycle has only one wheel. Though the handlebars might suggest otherwise, you actually control the Ryno's electric motors by leaning forward to accelerate and back to slow down, with only subtle leans required to turn. Since the redundant motors are contained in the wheel itself, the whole package takes up less space than a bike, and with a range of 10 miles — and a top speed of 10 mph — it's ready to get you around the urban landscape, whether it's on the road, on the sidewalk, or even in the office.
When every single second counts, you need a knife that opens fast, really fast — the SOG Flashback Knife. The fastest-opening assisted knife available, it features high tension coil springs that power it open almost instantly, and a piston lock keeps the knife safely open. It features a 3.5-inch blade made from AUS 8 stainless steel with a black tini-coated finish and an ergonomic handle made from glass-reinforced nylon and stainless steel. Durable construction, quick opening, and a comfortable grip make this the ideal knife to carry every day, while making it reliable and consistent.
Keeping a multitool in your pocket isn't that big of a deal, but there are times when it's nice to be as unencumbered as possible. That typically means leaving behind everything but your ID, cards, and phone at home. With the In1Case, you can retain some of the multitool utility without having anything extra in your pocket. Hidden in slots built into the polycarbonate case are blue and red pens, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a nail file, tweezers, scissors, and a toothpick, as well as a kickstand for viewing video. All that's missing is a
flashlight camera radio — on other hand, that pretty much covers everything.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get away from work — so instead of staying in the office, take the office with you in the Brabus 800 iBusiness Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG. Based on the Mercedes G 65, but completely kitted out from front to back, this G Wagon sports a 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine that produces 800 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of electronically-limited torque. Inside it's powered by a slew of Apple devices, including a Mac Mini, an Apple TV, an iPad and an iPod touch, all integrated into the entertainment system and controlled by an iPhone app. The inside has been entirely refinished in fine leather and Alcantara, with articulating rear seats replacing the standard bench. And with an integrated high-speed modem and WLAN, you may just find you do all your work from the road.
You've already seen Ken Block tearing up tarmac — and his fair share of tires — in his hot Ford Focus ST, but he'll be tormenting a different kind of surface in his newest toy, the Ford F-150 RaptorTrax. Based on an F-150 SVT Raptor, the RaptorTrax takes it to the next level with a Whipple supercharger and Mattracks replacing each of the wheels (essentially turning it into a snowcat on steroids). A roll cage, Recaro racing seats in the front and bed, a winch, a snowboard rack, and a roof basket make this the ultimate way to access snowy backcountry. Now all we need is a video of Block getting this thing a little sideways.
It may have been developed for the Swedish Military, but you don't need to be a soldier to enjoy the benefits of Hudsalve. Well adapted for use in cold weather and wind, this balm is great for protecting your lips, as well as your face, hands, joints, and feet. And as with any great multi-use substance, it's become popular for more than just skin protection, being used as mosquito protection, weapon grease, and even leather treatment. Just don't go looking for it in cherry or some similarly silly flavor.