Sometimes the simplest of designs are the most effective. Such is the case with the Scout Single Pole Tent ($982). Seattle-based outfitter Scout is bringing back your boy scout roots with this canvas tent. The collapsible hickory pole makes for an easy pitch, and the canvas carry bag makes this two-person tent a great addition to your hiking pack.
If you are looking for a new knock-around watch that is as affordable as it is good-looking, then look no further than MVMT Watches ($85 – $100). With Miyota Japanese quartz and stainless steel, you can have all the luxury you need in a weekender watch. At at less than a c-note, MVMT watches should definitely be on your need-to-purchase list.
From the creators that brought you the Ignoble Lorna Case Backpack, here is the Tortuga Travel Backpack ($199). A cross between a traditional suitcase and one of those gigantic travel/hiking backpack, the Tortuga is a practical piece of gear for any serious traveler. Rugged enough for frequent city travel, and composite enough to fit in an overhead compartment. If you are looking for a cool travel backpack, look no further than the Tortuga.
Drink beer for humanitarian causes? Yes please. This premium stainless steel growler from Miir ($59) is a threadless, BPA free container for your tasty liquids. When you buy one, Miir will provide clean water for one person in need. Keeps water cool for 24 hours.
Looking for a fresh pair of headphones? LSTN has a pair that might peak your interest. Besides helping restore hearing through Starkey Hearing Foundation, each pair of the Movember x LSTN collaboration headphones ($150) donates $50 directly to Movember. Each pair has glossy, gray finish and features the Movember logo engraved in both sides of the reclaimed wood cups. Listen to good music, save lives.
Are you tired of misplacing your keys and the remote? The Stick-N-Find Radar ($70) is the finest solution to one of man’s most common aggravations that we have seen. Simply place the button (roughly the size of a quarter) on the device you keep losing, download the phone App, and the next time your keys go missing, just pull up the radar and you can guess the rest.
When you haven’t yet taught your dog to drink from a water bottle, giving him water while taking a walk is a bit of a chore unless you have a RuffBowl ($8). This portable plastic dog bowl snaps onto your regular FexiLeash and it is easily the most convenient way to keep your pup hydrated as you traverse the treacherous sidewalks of subrbia.
If you have ever tried to carry around your phone cord in your pocket, you know it is about as awkward as it gets. The AViiQ Ready Clip ($16) has taken your average phone cord and reduced it to the size of a pen, with the same amount of portability. USB on one side, phone jack on the other, this cord/clip is one of the easiest ways we have found to keep your devices connected.
If you are unwilling to let anything but the finest lamb skin touch your ears, then look no further than the Aedle VK-1 Headphones ($325+). Finally, a pair of gorgeous headphones to rival Beats by Dr. Dre and anything Apple has ever made. After two years of design, these headphones are borderline works of art with genuine lambskin leather cushions and aircraft grade aluminum on the cups. Oh yeah, and they sound amazing too.
Sometimes you need a camera bag, sometimes you need a cooler. With the Camera Cooler Bag ($65) from Photojojo, you can have both. Big enough to hold a DSLR and two lenses, or a six-pack of beer, it comes with a removable divider to keep your camera gear unharmed, and the insulated walls will keep your beer/snacks chilled all day long.