There’s no better way to while away the hours on a hot summer afternoon than by being on the water. But canoeing? Kayaking? Paddle-boarding? All far too much effort. What you need is a raft full of hammocks to maximize your lounging efficiency, and that’s exactly what the Hammocraft provides.
Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break.
If your vacation has you visiting one of the world’s great metropolitan cities, your credit card is probably the most valuable tool in your pocket. But if the great outdoors is your preferred way to relax, this Wilderness Survival Card is far more useful in the event of an emergency.
It was an endearing symbol of the ‘60s, but the iconic Volkswagen Van has since becomes a sought-after and expensive collectible. And while you can’t quit your job and drive across the country in this VW Van cooler, it’s a slightly cheaper way to dodge grown-up responsibilities—at least for a weekend.
Mountain huts, used by climbers to break up ascents into multi-day trips, are utilitarian in the extreme — everything has to either be flown up by helicopter, or carried over unfriendly terrain on someone’s back.
You don’t need much to catch a fish—just a line, a lure, and some patience. But if you want to get fancy, there are gadgets like the Fish Call, a throwable electronic lure that attracts aquatic critters by mimicking the sounds of fish feeding.
Have you ever looked out into your backyard at night and wondered how many spiders are lurking out there? If you have a flashlight, you can spot them by the creepy green glow of their eyes.
Avalanches make backcountry skiing one of the most dangerous ways to get your selfies, something that Black Diamond’s Jetforce airbags promised to change cheaply and simply with an innovative design that got rave reviews. But unfortunately, the designers forgot one tiny detail, leading Black Diamond to issue a recall.
There’s nothing like gazing upon the Rockies or looking out into a sunkissed desert to remind you that nature is beautiful—or that you’re a puny speck of carbon aimlessly drifting through the universe. Now, there’s a Kickstarted drone specially-designed to help capture those landscapes.
Most of us are content getting back to nature with a hiking or camping trip every now and again. But if you're serious about making a life off the grid, and you don't want your pesky habitation to obscure your view of the scenery, then this mirror house might be just the thing for you.
The ingenious twig-burning folks at BioLite have done it again. Their latest, the NanoGrid, is a combo battery pack and lighting system for the outdoors. Now you can charge your gadgets and light up your campsite with the power of a single wood stove.
Like giant Koi in a pond who've grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it's super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come…
Camping is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors, not spending your time chopping up logs just so you can keep a fire burning. So if you can spare a can of propane, you can now just bring a portable campfire with you—or at least a close facsimile thereof.
Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular amongst backcountry types, as a decent option for communication when the shit hits the fan. However, if you just want to chat to your partner a mile away, you still need a two-way radio - or, you did.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean.
Believe it or not, when camping you can't just survive on toasted marshmallows and s'mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don't toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa's FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly…
Parking garages may be a necessity for any dense urban center, but that doesn't mean they have to be a necessary eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon—by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds.
There's not an ice-cold beverage in the world that can refresh and cool you as effectively as an air-conditioned room can, but the IcyBreeze cooler offers up both options, just in case. Fill it with ice and it keeps drinks cold all day long, but add a little water and extend the hose on top and suddenly it becomes a…
How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery, or wine glasses? It's an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever…