Get the comfort of a hammock with the protection of an off-ground tent in the Lawson Hammock Camping Tent ($149). This all-in-one shelter offers a mosquito net, rain cover, and tent-like construction, with spreader bars on both ends for a spacious bed that can hold one person plus all their gear. Lightweight and easy to setup, it's perfect for short solo trips into the wild.
If stabbing your prey simply isn't enough for you, check out the WASP Injector Knife. Designed for taking out large land and sea predators, this hardcore weapon features a 5.25-inch blade and can hold up to a 24g gas canister, which is used to inject a freezing cold, basketball-sized ball of compressed gas into whatever you've punctured, dropping even the largest of monsters simply and effectively.
Crafted in Florence, Italy, Marvis Toothpaste has been protecting and whitening teeth since 1958. Originally intended as a smoker's toothpaste, Marvis' flavors are bolder than that of your drug-store options. Thanks to their apothecary-inspired matte aluminum tubes and decorative lids, the brand has been synonymous with style for decades and remained true to original formulas like Classic Strong Mint — their first product and best seller. Each toothpaste tackles surface stains and provides a burst of intense mint to help break the monotony of your daily ritual.
American-made, Zero Halliburton's cases were used during the Apollo missions to carry rocks back from the lunar surface — so there's no doubt they can handle your clothes, shoes, and other gear. The 22-inch, international-carry-on-friendly case is crafted from the company's signature anodized aluminum, with a stain-resistant interior that's divided into two compartments to keep things properly sorted throughout your trip. Dual TSA-compliant locks and a neoprene gasket seal offer extra protection against the elements outside, and four double spinner wheels make traversing the terminal a breeze.
Height: 22.0" / Width: 14.0" / Depth: 9.0" / Weight: 8 lbs.
Nevermind that it collapses down to fit into an included OGIO pack for travel — the biggest trick the Trak Kayak ($4,900) performs comes after it's put together. Using three hydraulic jacks, the Trak can add or reduce tension on its skin to allow you to shape the boat to your needs. Need maximum speed? Make it lie flat. Extra maneuverability? Bow the ends up. It can even bend left or right to combat crosswinds. Like a Transformer, but without the awesome alien weaponry. [via]
Disappointed by the iPhone 3G's lack of turn-by-turn GPS? Supplement it with the new Garmin Oregon ($450; Fall 2008). The rugged, waterproof hand-held Oregon features a high-res 3-inch color touchscreen that allows you to tap or drag through maps and options. It also features a WAAS-enabled receiver that locates your position quickly even in deep cover. A MicroSD card slot for optional mapping and data storage rounds out the offering, ensuring that no matter where your travels take you, you'll be prepared.