Rimowa introduced aluminum luggage in 1937 and released the now iconic corrugated version in 1950. The latter is now being relaunched, with prices ranging from $5,750 to $6,550.
Keep your shirts, hats and caps free from dirt with these biodegradable cotton strips. Just cut off a piece and stick it on your gear. Also good for protecting your skin from those irritating tags.
The pocket-sized Piranha multi-tool certainly looks like it’s got a mean bite, sporting a clever open wrench, bit driver, and bottle opener among other useful things. TSA compliant too.
Fireplaces aren’t normally something we’d call “portable,” but Conmoto’s flueless firebox can go from room-to-room. Burns clean bio-ethanol fuel, bringing a warm glow wherever you go.
A simple shelf with a hidden compartment to store your gadgets’ chargers and cables. The inside is lined with felt, and has a hole in the bottom so you can easily lead cords to a socket.
This tiny sardine can has everything you need to survive in the wild. It’s packed with 25 items, including fish hook & line, compass, fire starter cube, and even a tea bag. No sardines though.
Pop them bottles with this nifty little tool from Bosch. The IXO Vino comes with an exclusive corkscrew attachment. And unlike other wine bottle openers, it’s also a screwdriver. Purchase justified!
Replicas of classic car radiators – Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Mercedes and Jaguar – that double as flasks. Drinking and driving don’t mix, but if you can afford these, you can afford a driver.
Ok, it isn’t new, and at best it’s still a prototype, but still we must give a tip of the hat to Chris Dimino and the way he repurposed a Corona typewriter into a jumbo waffle maker. Because it rules.
We’ve posted thousands of goodies this year, and figured we’d help you guys out with your holiday shopping by picking some of the most awesome items of the year – in case you missed ’em.
Most laptop stands are bulky and hard to carry around. Not the AviiQ. It transforms into a plate about a quarter of an inch-thick when not in use, and easily folds out when needed.
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek created this warm faux-wood wallpaper, which perfectly apes the look of real distressed wood. While it doesn’t have actual depth, it won’t give you splinters.
It seems like such a simple concept, but getting a match to stay lit in the rain or wind isn’t easy. These incredible sticks from REI not can hold up to just about anything you can throw at ’em.
Moleskine’s Extra Small Planners measure just 2.5″ w x 4″ h, come in daily and weekly formats and are compact enough to throw in a bike bag, or even your pocket with the skinny weekly version.
Designed with practicality and ease of use in mind, its tiny ceramic blade makes short work of paper and plastic, even those pesky clam shell packages. Has a built-in magnet and key ring hole.
Adrian Johnson saw a wrecked BMW coupe and was surprised to see that the back seats were in good condition. Now he reuses them by installing the seats in used refrigerator bodies.
Amazing how a tiny piece of plastic can extend the usefulness of a device. Made for the iPhone 4, the Glif serves as a tripod mount but can also be used to prop up the phone in several positions.
Clean up your act with element number 92, Uranium. This periodic table-inspired soap bar not only teaches you a science lesson, but it emits a “radioactive” glow when the lights go down.
Inspired by WWII letters, this durable oil-cloth sleeve for 15″ laptops looks like a weathered envelope. Each sleeve even comes with a 1930’s – 1940’s era European or American stamp.
Awesome Stuff from Technabob, MightyMega and 95Octane