Maker Xyla Foxlin admits that her design for a bulletproof party dress is completely impractical. But that doesn’t make it any less impressive. She created this wild-looking outfit by creating a custom dress form from duct tape and foam, then sculpted the dress from sheets of Kevlar and carbon fiber cloth.
Awesome Carbon Fiber
Lighten up with Cascade Mountain Tech’s carbon fiber trekking poles. They weigh just 5.6 ounces each – 30% less than standard poles. Their sturdy shafts have a quick-lock mechanism for easy height adjustment and collapse into an easily portable 30” – or 26.4” disassembled. Includes four sets of tips for four seasons of use.
MGear’s pocket-size notebook has a real carbon fiber cover. Its pressed limestone paper pages are 100% waterproof and even resist oil and other liquids. The notepad holds closed with Neodymium magnets and is refillable. The set also includes a stainless steel pen, and also comes in a gold weave carbon fiber.
Bastion’s substantial writing instrument features a real carbon fiber tube wrapped around a stainless steel core. It has a secure and reliable bolt-action mechanism, and its tip doubles as a glass breaker or self-defense tool. It comes in stainless or black finishes.
This unique acoustic guitar doesn’t just look amazing, it sounds just as good. It features a body molded from a carbon fiber composite, so heat and humidity won’t affect its sound. Plus, it has a built-in preamp with reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and tech that lets you hear those effects without an external amp.
This minimal knife is machined from a 4mm thick piece of twill-weave carbon fiber. It’s incredibly lightweight at just 25 grams. It’s definitely a case of form over function though, as carbon fiber won’t retain a razor-sharp edge. It’s best used as a dagger, letter opener, or display piece.
Common Fibers makes these drink coasters out of real woven carbon fiber. Each coaster has been coated with semi-gloss finish for durability and mounted onto a foam bottom to prevent slippage. The set includes four coasters plus a display base. They also come in a forged carbon edition for a few dollars more.
Sony’s flagship laptop for 2021 features a uniquely 3D-contoured carbon fiber shell, and weighs under 2.3 pounds. It has a powerful 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Xe graphics, a 14″ 4K display, up to a 2TB SSD, and up to 32GB of RAM. Plus, it runs for up to 10 hours on a charge.
Carbon fiber is an amazing material, combining strength and weight efficiency. When set into resin and woven properly, it can be used to build airplanes and cars. But this clip from JPRC shows the dramatic difference in strength that carbon fiber exhibits when its fibers are pulled in a straight line versus tied into a knot.
This hefty folding knife was created by Boker and CountyComm. Its 3.6mm thick titanium plate provides stability, while its chunky, stubby 2.5″ clip-point blade keeps it nice and pocketable. It’s finished off with marbled carbon fiber scales for a great technical look. Pre-order price available through 8.18.20 on Drop.
This handmade ring from Trust Ring Co. is the perfect wedding band or gift for an automotive or motorcycle geek. Its core is made from smooth titanium, while its outside is wrapped in black carbon fiber, textured to look like the treads on a tire. As an added bonus, it will never go flat.
Superstrata uses an advanced 3D-printing process to build a bike customized to each rider’s weight, arm and leg lengths, riding positions, and preferred stiffness levels. Its thermoplastic carbon fiber frame us made without joints for maximum strength. Two versions will be made: the pedal-powered Terra, and the Ion, an e-bicycle.
Dango’s R-Spec wallets feature a technical look inspired by sports cars. They’re made using carbon fiber and 6061 aluminum, along with glossy powder-coated metal trim, and top-grain leather. They hold 10 to 12 cards, and have a built-in bottle opener too. Available in black, red, or white.
Chicago Comb Co.’s Model 1 is made from ultra strong and lightweight carbon fiber composite. Its tines are ultra smooth, offering tangle-free combing of even the toughest hair. It’s great for head hair or beards, and has an ergonomic handle design with a finger hole on one end.
DeWalt’s hammer tacker features a structure made from carbon fiber composite. This reduces weight by up to 45%, and its rubberized handle and ergonomic shape are designed to reduce vibration and impact on its user. It drives 5/16″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ heavy duty staples, and has an anti-jam mechanism.
Ford’s fast and sexy supercar gets faster and sexier for 2020, as its EcoBoost V6 gets bumped to 660hp, comes with standard Akrapovič titanium exhaust, and various cooling upgrades. Especially enchanting is the rare Liquid Carbon edition, which shows off the car’s unpainted carbon body underneath a protective clearcoat.
The Ridge offers its modern, hardsided wallets in both carbon fiber weave and forged carbon, which produces a more abstract, painterly look. The wallets hold from 1 to 12 cards without stretching out and block RFID scanning. Available with a cash strap or money clip. They also make titanium and aluminum variants.
Common Fibers‘ unique, limited-edition billfold is made from real carbon fiber, with a cool geometric weave pattern, and a bold fire engine red interior made from sturdy ripstop nylon. It holds up to 8 cards, blocks RFID scanning, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty and up to 20 characters of engraving.
Cool Hand’s technically-styled bolt-action pen features a body made from real lightweight carbon fiber, finished off with aircraft-grade aluminum end caps. It takes Schmidt, Parker, or Fisher refills, and has a retractable rubber stylus on its back end for capacitive touchscreens.
TokyoFlash’s futuristic looking timepiece features real carbon fiber components, and a sculpted display that looks like turbine fan blades. Time is indicated via animated LED tubes, which operate in two different display modes. Available with red, blue, or green LEDs.
Serve a meal on the most technical dinner plates ever. Dobreff Design’s square plates are handmade with real carbon fiber, sandwiched under glass to make them smooth and food safe. They look great, but aren’t very practical, as they’re expensive, handwash only, and not dishwasher or microwave safe.
There are lots of reusable metal straws on the market, but if you’re looking for a different way to be green with your drinks, check this out. Now you can sip through a straw made from carbon fiber – the same material used to make sports cars and fighter jets. Each one is sealed with food-safe coating, and is BPA-free.
The Earth Traveler’s Earth T250LX is a one-piece teardrop trailer that weighs a mere 216 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. It has pop-out side walls with tents, a pop-out roof with front tent and mosquito mesh, removable mat floor, interior LED lights, and running lights.