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.
Discovered by Nobel Prize-winners, graphene is one of the most incredible materials known to man. Ten layers stacked on to each other are more bulletproof than steel, and Vollebak has acquired some of this revolutionary material and coated jackets with it for this experimental prototype. Each black Graphene jacket is part coat, part science experiment, and an opportunity to wear what could easily become the world's next super material and is set to return for a final time before it heads back to the lab for 2+ years.
Presented by Vollebak.
For those that grew up in late '70s and '80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated for public use for the first time from the personal copies of the original designers, Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, it covers the logo, placement, color schemes, and other design standards that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. Included are scans of Danne's personal copy of the original manual, a forward from Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the 'Managers Guide', a follow up booklet distributed by NASA. Each copy is individually wrapped in a foil static shield, adding even more nostalgic rocket-age flair to this iconic design reference.
220 pages / 129 Image Plates / 9.5" x 11.5" / Hardcover
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.
Inspire your mind and alert your body with MINERAL's CBD for FOCUS formula. FOCUS is a 1:1 cannabinoid to terpene blend with dense amounts of CBD and a custom terpene blend that features concentrated amounts alpha pinene to inspire alertness and improve mood. MINERAL creates synergistic relationships between Colorado grown cannabinoids and terpenes for targeted benefits. FOCUS is a terpene forward formula to reduce inflammation, improve mood and increase energy levels.
Presented by Mineral.
There's nothing quite as rewarding as a sip of your favorite spirit after a long day in the outdoors, and High Camp Flasks make it easy to enjoy that beverage. Both the 375mL Halflight and 750mL Firelight flasks are vacuum-insulated and integrate magnetic, double-wall tumblers into their cylindrical design, ensuring you've always got a cup on hand wherever you may be. Each tumbler magnetically attaches to the flask as its lid so you won't misplace it and leave it behind. The larger Firelight flask has two integrated cups so you can share your vice with a friend, while the smaller Halflight has one cup for partaking on your own while on the go. Each is made from stainless steel and has an electropolished interior that won't retain or impart any flavors to your drinks. Being released for retail exclusively with Uncrate, the 375mL Halflight is only $69 before it goes to full price later this year.
Halflight: 375mL / One Integrated Stainless Cup
Firelight: 750mL / Two Integrated Stainless Cups
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.