Before you buy another bland-looking car charger for your iPhone, check out the TYLT Band Car Charger ($40). The flat ribbon cable gives you a more aesthetically pleasing (and tangle-free) method of keeping your phone juiced up while you are on the road. It also has a universal USB port, so you can charge two devices at once.
Labeling itself as “the last opener you will ever need”, the Bottle Grenade ($20+) is the latest Kickstarter project to peak our interest. In truth, this opener is the ultimate EDC tool including a screwdriver, a bottle opener (twist and pop-top), a 7/16″ hex bolt wrench, a magnet, and a clip so you can hang it on your belt loop (shown above).
Native footwear brings hiking boots to new altitudes with the Fitzsimmons Hiking Boots ($90). Made from one single EVA foam mold, these lightweight hiking boots are water-resistance and eco-friendly. The Native uses a low emission manufacturing process, giving you a minimal carbon-footprint and maximum comfort.
The latest craze to hit the culinary world is a precision temperature method called Sous Vide, and the Nomiku ($359) is bringing it from fancy French restaurants to your home kitchen. Turn the toughest of meats into delicacies by using the Nomiku to cook your meat throughout using a precisely controlled water bath for up to 72 hours(!). It is about as close to cooking magic as we have seen thus far.
Another day, another successfully funded Kickstarter campaign: Jamboo Headphones ($30) are an easy upgrade from the standard white earbuds that came with your iPhone. These bamboo wood headphones have colorful hand-woven threads wrapping the cord, making you stand out and giving you the comfort of knowing that you won’t have to spend 20 minutes untangling next time you want to hear some jams.
When you need your tie to be as ruggedly stylish as you are, look no further than the Goruck Man Tie – Narrow ($65). The first military-grade tie in history, this tie “laughs at water, abrasion, and danger”. So whether you are escaping deadly assassins in a suit, or you are trying to avoid a nasty ketchup stain during lunch, the Goruck Man Tie doesn’t care. Comes with a lifetime guarantee, also comes in Classic width.
Beef jerky should always be at arms length when you are on the move, which is why we like Field Trip Beef Jerky ($18 for three pack). With three flavors: Original, Honey Spice, and Teryaki, this jerky will keep you from getting hungry no matter your adventure. Field Trip Beef Jerky is the product of three guys looking for a protein and nutrient rich snack to munch on while they were trekking, or training, or both. All natural, all delicious.
Spruce up your iPhone cord with this Cross Stripe Collective Cable ($18) from Eastern Collective. These standard Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod compatible cords are wound with colorful nylon to add some flavor when charging your Apple products.
It’s boot season, so put the sneakers aside and put on some man shoes, like these Cole Haan Air Morris Chukka’s ($140). Leather uppers, front lace-up with metal eyelets, leather lining, padded leather footbed, and NIKE Air technology in the sole.
Planning an inner-city hiking trip during the fierce Winter? Consider gearing-up with the Marmot Urban Hauler ($50). This Japanese fishing bag style backpack is made from UpCycled® fabrics (the greenest of the green), and the internal organizer pocket lets you stash smaller goods for easy access. It’s practical gear for city-dwellers, and even more practical for jetsetters (think: overhead compartment).