The stylish Transfer 2-Way Tote is a zippered daily-carry bag that converts to a backpack with adjustable and removable shoulder straps. A spacious main compartment stores all the day’s essentials, and a padded, faux-fur interior cuddles a laptop up to 16 inches. Pockets hold everything from inks to drinks.
Hikers and campers need to maximize space in their backpacks. UCO’s collapsible cup takes up half the space of a regular cup when folded and holds 12 oz. of cold or hot drinks. Its handle has a hole for a carabiner, and it’s made from dishwasher-safe, BPA- and phthalate-free, and food-safe polypropylene.
Lazer Lizard Designs makes these unique drink coasters inspired by honey bees and their hives. Each coaster is crafted from laser-cut wood filled with a smooth epoxy resin that looks like honey. The price shown here is for a set of four with a matching holder, but they also sell them in other quantities.
Never be caught without the proper driver again. This kit includes more than 90 magnetic bits to fit just about every small screw head, with bits for flat, Philips, micro-torx, pentalobe, tri-wing, square, Posidriv, and triangle heads. It also includes a flex extender, tweezers, mini metric sockets, and other tools for working with small parts.
Maker Giaco Whatever has spent four years engineering what he hopes is the world’s best handheld flashlight. The Darkfade has an “invisible” motion-sensing brightness control and an ergonomic shape that sits naturally in the hand while angling the beam just right. Its Samsung LED punches out light from behind 200 micro-lenses.
This unique folding knife features a locking, replaceable blade system, so you can switch between drop-point, tanto, and saw edges in seconds. The blades measure 3.25″ to 3.5″ long and are made from black-coated steel. It has a smooth ball-bearing flipper, and its handle is made from durable and lightweight G10.
This belt-worn tool sheath is perfect for carrying your most frequently used everyday gear. It’s got holsters for a multitool, a pen, a flashlight, a pocket knife, a tape measure, and a key fob. Each one is made in Georgia from genuine leather and comes in green, black, or brown.
Olight’s dual light source flashlight combines a bright white light with a green laser pointer. It comes in cool and neutral white versions, both with a maximum output of 1000 lumens. It has an intuitive dial control for switching modes, an easy-to-read LED charge indicator and a magnetic tail for mounting versatility.
For those of us mourning the loss of the Choco Taco, the Choco Tacotini cocktail will aid the healing process. Cody Goldstein of Brooklyn-based hospitality group Muddling Memories has created a dreamy, sweet ‘n’ salty dessert cocktail featuring Tequila Cazadores, amaro, cold brew, cream, peanuts, and fudge-shell chocolate.
It’s possible to make saw blades out of materials other than metal. GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines not only built a saw blade out of LEGO Technic parts, but an entire working table saw. It uses 14 motors to cut through objects and is definitely not something you’d want to stick your finger into. Here it is using a skinnier blade.
This premium pocket multitool from EDC maker Lautie comes in titanium, copper, and zirconium versions, each with a stainless steel tip. Its tools include a bottle opener, box cutter, pry bar, and a 1/4″ hex bit driver, set into a keychain-compatible wedge shape inspired by the head of a crane bird.
Most knife sheaths are designed to sit vertically on your belt. This leather sheath from Topstache attaches horizontally, reducing bulk. Its elastic-backed center strap stretches to accommodate most pocket knives or other small tools with a pocket clip. It comes in dark brown, khaki, and black.
This palm-size flashlight can run on a single AA battery but outputs up to 550 lumens with the included 14500 rechargeable battery. Its Nichia 219F LED produces a 90+ CRI with a neutral 5000K color temperature. Its 3.73″ long case is CNC machined from aluminum alloy, and IP68 rated waterproof.
This campsite set from Republic of Durable Goods combines their Mock One self-standing hammock with a detachable bug net and lightweight roof structure, providing shelter from the elements while you relax and unwind. The hammock can also be used standalone and includes a sun shade canopy and a cozy sleep quilt.
True Utility’s steel multitool offers 20 functions in a keychain-sized clip. In addition to holding your keys, it has a bottle opener, multiple flat and Phillips screwdrivers. a wire stripper, wrenches, a nail puller, pry bar, box opener, file, cutting blade, spoke wrench, and more. It comes with a form-fitting leather pouch.
Audio enthusiasts, Beveled Edge Studios handcrafts this elegant solid wood stand for headphones and personal listening gear. It can hold two pairs of over-the-ear headphones and has six small shelves for DACs, amps, and other small devices. They can also customize the unit to fit your audio equipment’s exact dimensions.
ToughBuilt’s 30″ long tool bag can be configured to hold just the tools you need. Its center bin has three removable dividers with pockets and elastic loops, while its ends each hold a removable, soft-sided case. The bag has multiple pockets on its exterior and is built to last. We wish it included the shoulder strap, though.
This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.
Give your gas fireplace or fire pit a fresh look with these ceramic cannonballs from The Cozy Hearth. They’re handmade using molds of real cannonballs using the same high-temperature ceramics NASA uses to test rockets. They come in 3.5″ to 9″ sizes in natural, light grey, dark grey, and black. A flat bottom keeps them from rolling.
People who keep fish as pets can go overboard with their aquariums. Not one to ever be subtle, The Q got to work building a custom aquarium that looks like an actual house. The two-story home has art on the walls, glass tanks with a connecting tube, and a garage with a tiny BMW in case any fish learn how to drive.
These 24″ long log grabbers are designed specifically for smokeless fire pits. They’re made from high-strength carbon steel with a heat-resistant powder-coat finish. Their 135º pincers have claw-like tips that grab securely into wood, while molded grips keep your hands from touching the hot metal. Made in the USA.
Losing a bolt while working on your car can really suck. The Boltster securely holds onto bolts and fasteners thanks to its flexible silicone construction. Its hex-shaped holes hold bolts from 7mm to 17mm in diameter, while its perimeter holes hold smaller screws. They also make an organizer tray and a mini version.
Ant Design’s pocket-sized multitool combines a pry bar, a nail file, a bottle opener, horizontal and vertical bit drivers, and a short ruler in one. It has a hidden compartment inside which holds a single screwdriver bit, as well as a removable pocket clip. Choose from CNC machined brass or titanium versions.
Keep hand tools organized with The Ryker Bag. This tool roll is made from water- and grease-resistant fabric and has four zipper compartments for screwdrivers, knives, pliers, and wrenches, along with two small, detachable zipper cases. It hangs from built-in grommets, and its center can carry longer tools when rolled up.
Audiophiles and tech junkies generally prefer component systems. We love the look of this equipment rack from Silver Beard Lamp Co. It’s handmade from thick threaded rods, bolts, and blackboard – birch laminated plywood with a layered pine core. It comes in 4- and 5-tier heights and sizes from 22″ x 12″ to 30″ x 22″.
While you could buy some cheap folding chairs, we prefer the modern design of Get Hands Dirty’s design, which has a clean, angular look, and is something that you can build for yourself if you’ve got the right tools and lumber. The wood shaving interlude was a nice touch.