Many of us are still buried under snow, but that doesn't mean it isn't springtime, dammit. So enjoy these entries to this week's Shooting Challenge, spring.
In a sense, every piece of clothing uses air to keep you warm: fleece, or wool, or down feathers trap air, and keep your body-generated heat from escaping into the nasty cold outside world. But NuDown's jackets want to take that a step further, giving you an inflatable jacket that's basically like wearing an air…
Believe it or not, outdoor sleeping pads can now be more comfortable than your bed at home. And all that comfort can come in a package smaller than your water bottle. Thanks to new materials and bonding technology, your old Boy Scout sleeping roll is totally obsolete. So what should you buy instead?
Here's the hard data and size comparison pictures to accompany the outdoor sleeping pad comparison. Hopefully this gives you a substantial ability to compare the pads and draw your own conclusions.
One person's trash is another visionary person's community art project. In this clever and beautiful repurposing of old CDs, Ignatov Architects has created Mirror Culture, a shimmery entrance to the public park in Varna, Bulgaria. A bunch of used CDs never looked so good.
Sure, it's easy to whip yourself up a old-school backyard fire-pit with a ring of rocks and whole lot of ugly. But wouldn't you rather have a portable, modular fireplace that looks ready to blast off to the stars? Who wouldn't?
Don't you wish your office cubicle were like this? A nice wooden desk and a comfortable chair in a peaceful, fresh garden, just a few steps away from your kitchen and bedroom. I can imagine working there, sipping some lemonade on a perfect spring day, going to the big chair by the fountain to read something or have a…
There was a time in the late 1990s when fleece suddenly became ubiquitous in my life. I blame Old Navy. Their boldly-hued, fuzzy pullovers dominated every commercial break during the holidays and clothed everyone in my high school.
Binoculars are rad. You can look into a lion's gullet without getting your face torn off. Problem is, the places and situations in which you wanna use them are where you're most likely to break them. These fix that.
Why carry a jack, tent and sleeping bag on your back when all these items can fold into one, wearble 3lb bundle?
Garmin's 450T GPS is their highest end without an integrated camera, and so, the best discrete outdoor GPS they make. It has a barometer, altimeter, waterproofness, tilt-compensated compass and a receiver sensitive enough for quick fixes in canyons and forests.
The GoPro Hero is my favorite sports cam. Cheap, impossibly rugged, with endless mounts for cars, bikes, helmets, chests, surf and snowboards. The new HD version does HD, 60FPS and recharges. I love it even more now.
Spaceball is a sport that combines volleyball, basketball, jumping a lot and spending $700 on a fancy trampoline. It's apparently a great workout for potential astronauts, too.
Our Snowmodo meetup in Tahoe, CA is on Saturday, chock with snow, gadgets and fun for everyone — even if you can't ski or snowboard. Here's everything you need to know about coming.
Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Morgan Page will be playing the Zune party at Snowmodo this Saturday at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Not enough to excite you? How about custom Snowmodo Zunes or our Official Snowmodo Soundtrack...
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We have an absurd amount of prizes to give away at our Snowmodo event on Saturday April 4th at Northstar, so if you're planning on attending you'll have a very good chance of winning something.
Northstar-at-Tahoe has provided Gizmodo with a coupon code that will save you up to 30% on lodging booked for our Snowmodo event. So come up early, stay at Northstar and grab a drink with us.
The Gadget: A small waterproof sports camera with mounts for handlebars, helmets, chests, surfboards, snowboards/skis, cars — almost anything. This cam has a 170-degree wide-angle lens. And it's cheap and amazing.