You know when you were a kid and your dad would pull out that sweet pair of binoculars a couple times a year? No matter how desperately you wanted to use them, they were off limits. Yeah, well, you've got a credit card now. Suck it, old man. Our top pick for optics are the Brunton Epoch Full Size Binoculars ($1,276). These rugged and waterproof binoculars feature a magnesium alloy frame, every protective coating imaginable, and Brunton's Variable Speed Focus System, which makes them the fastest focusing binoculars we've tried.
Little did you know, there actually is a sleeping bag that you can wear. The Lippi Selk Sleeping Bag ($175) is a sleeping bag/suit that is designed to keep you warm while allowing you the mobility that in the worst of conditions can keep you alive. Because crossing cold rivers or climbing up the side of a mountain can be rough. We tried to climb up the side of Space Mountain, and we didn't even make it half way before we had to defend ourselves with laser guns. True story. Those damn Disney security guards have stuff you haven't even heard of.
There's nothing quite as mesmerizing as a tourbillion complication on a luxury timepiece. And Era has not only created a beautiful example, but they've done it at a price that's considerably less than the majority of tourbillions on the market. The Prometheus Titan is built around a 44m hand-polished case with ultra-scratch resistant Sapphire glass that houses a dial with a GMT hour hand, day/night complication, — and of course — the elegant flow of the single-axis manual tourbillion movement. The platinum bezel with 78 round GH colored diamonds weighing 2.3 carats add an extra layer of class and brilliance, and the timepiece is finished with a Hornback style leather strap with quick release bars. The Titan arrives in a box made from pure custom wood that is lacquered carefully over hours and the watch is backed by Era's two-year international warranty.
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The Alu Sled ($610) will save your ass, literally. Sporting a lightweight aluminum frame, this high-tech sled features an ergonomically designed polycarbonate seat, polyethylene runners, and a strategically placed shock absorber to keep you (and your back and bottom) from getting jarred all the way down the hill. The Alu also has a claw hand brake and folds up for easy toting.
Traverse the hillside in style this winter on the Peak Sled ($300). Crafted from ash wood, this modern German-made sled is designed for both performance on the slopes and for display back at the lodge. Other features include brown polypropylene seat webbing, metal runners, and a wood handle on the tow rope for added mobility after the ride. Not recommended for use with any non-caloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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From its design to its assembly, The Bed by Thuma takes a minimalist approach to the bedroom. The sleek platform bed is handcrafted from natural wood in a warm walnut hue. Using sturdy Japanese joinery, its construction is naturally creak-free and makes for easy setup. The whole thing can be put together in about five minutes with two screws and zero tools. The legs are already fitted with scratch-resistant cork pads and offer a 9-inch clearance for under-bed storage. A comfortable Pillowboard completes the modern styling while also supporting your pro-lounge lifestyle. The Bed is available in Dark Charcoal or Light Linen and ships free right to your doorstep.
Getting stranded somewhere is never pleasant, but with the Eton Voice Link Radio ($150), you'll at least have some piece of mind. The compact voice link AM/FM radio offers two-way talk via any Family Radio Service-enabled device, receives both General Mobile Radio Service transmissions and weather advisories from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and features a bright LED flashlight, cell phone charger, a siren, a digital clock, and a hand-crank charger. See? Peace of mind.
Being successful as a pirate was as much about sailing as it was about looting and pillaging, and to be a good sailor, you've got to know where you're going. The Pirate Scope ($70) is much like the ones used in the pirates' heyday, but with modern improvements like high-quality, coated achromatic lenses that magnify up to 25x and a precision-crafted brass body. Plus, it collapses down to a manageable 5.5-inches, and comes with a mahogany storage chest.