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Outdoors

KarTent Cardboard Tents

KarTent Cardboard Tents
~$55  Buy Comment

You’d think that a tent made out of cardboard wouldn’t be able to withstand rain, but KarTent’s 2-person recyclable shelters can survive up to three days in the wet stuff, making them perfect for outdoor festivals and other temporary uses.

ESCAPE Vista

ESCAPE Vista
$40K+  Buy Link Comment

A single-person RV from the makers of the Traveler and the original ESCAPE mobile home. The Vista is 20ft. long and is fully furnished with off-grid options such as solar panels. It has cedar panels on the outside and aspen, maple or oak for its walls, furniture and floors.

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Fatboy Picnic Lounge

Fatboy Picnic Lounge
$249  Buy Comment

A picnic blanket that looks like an oriental rug. The Picnic Lounge measures 82″x 107″ and has a zippered pouch. It comes with a carrying strap, a brush and oversized pins to secure the blanket to the ground.

Lazysack

Lazysack
~$95+  Pledge Comment

Designed by Capata Pyrenees, the Lazysack is a 30″x 75″ sleeping bag that can also be used as a blanket or as a poncho with a removable hood. It has a water-repellent coating and can be stuffed into the included 8″x 18″ sack.

Sipaboards

Sipaboards
$1600+  Buy Link Comment

Funded on Kickstarter, Sipaboards are electric jet powered stand up paddleboards. Its motor is also used to inflate the board so you won’t be tired before you even step in the water. It’s available in fishing, cruising and all-around variants.

LifeStraw Steel

LifeStraw Steel
$60  Buy Link Comment

An improved version of the instantaneous water filter. Aside from the bacteria filter found in the original, LifeStraw Steel also has a carbon capsule that filters organic compounds such as herbicides and pesticides. It also has a durable steel body. Skip to 1:29.

Apex Camping Shelter

Apex Camping Shelter
$65+  Pledge Comment

A lightweight and versatile tarp. The Apex has 20 tie-out loops so you can set it up in a variety of ways. It measures 11′ x 9.5′ and comes with stakes and guy ropes with tensioners, all of which fits into a 10″ stuff sack.

Velocity Grill

Velocity Grill
$150  Buy Link Comment

Funded on Kickstarter, the Velocity Grill is a portable wood-fired grill. Its electric fan gives you an adjustable fire in minutes using only a couple pieces of dry wood. It can be powered with D batteries or via a car charger or an outlet.

Snow Peak Sky Nest

Snow Peak Sky Nest
$2200  Buy Comment

The Sky Nest is a two-person hanging tent. It measures around 86″x 43″ and has large vents and mesh panels to keep you cool. It also has a shoe pocket on the underside and comes with two urethane strips to protect trees from the ropes.

Freestyle BivyPack

Freestyle BivyPack
$200+  Pledge Link Comment

A backpack that’s also a tiny single-person tent. The Freestyle Bivypack’s main compartment has a 40L capacity, and there’s 10L more on its exterior pockets. Its carbon fiber frame doubles as the tent poles and it’s made mostly of waterproof nylon.

Docastaway

Docastaway
~$90+/day  Stay Comment

Stay in a remote island – mainly in the Philippines, Indonesia or the Caribbean – with nothing but basic supplies and nature to get you by. They have both comfortable and hardcore adventure packages.

Rumpl Super Fleece Blanket

Rumpl Super Fleece Blanket
$120+  Pledge Comment

A sweatshirt for your bed. Like the original Rumpl, the Super Fleece’s top side has a coating that repels water, stains and odor. But its bottom side is made of a cozy fleece with an anti-microbial coating. Available in twin, queen and king sizes.

Sparky Fire Starter

Sparky Fire Starter
$30+  Pledge Comment

An electric fire starter, Sparky uses two AAA batteries and a copper tip to deliver up to 3.5V of electricity, enough to set steel wool or gum wrapper foil on fire. It has an aluminum or copper body and a twist cap with a clip.

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Inergy Kodiak Solar Kit

Inergy Kodiak Solar Kit
$1260+  Pledge Link Comment

A compact, lightweight and easy to use heavy duty solar power rig. The 50W Predator 50 solar panel is waterproof, shatterproof and modular. The Kodiak generator has a 90Ah Li-ion battery, 6 110V outlets, 4 USB ports, a 30A RV outlet and 2 12V car sockets.

Yeti Rambler Lowball Cup

Yeti Rambler Lowball Cup
$25  Buy Link Comment

A double-wall insulated 10oz. cup to keep coffee hot and whiskey cool. Like the taller Rambler Tumblers, the Lowball is made of durable stainless steel, won’t make rings or sweat, and has a smooth curved rim for easy drinking.

Adidas Satellize Chukka

Adidas Satellize Chukka
$100  Buy Comment

This casual heathered boot from Adidas Outdoor for the streets or light hikes will be our go to shoe all season long – it has a heel pull loop, plush tongue and collar and a high traction sole for the best grip. The thin textile lining feels great underfoot too.

Haize Smart Compass

Haize Smart Compass
$80+  Pledge Comment

A minimalist compass for people who like to wander. While Haize and its mobile app can provide turn-by-turn navigation, its main feature is a free roam mode that shows the general direction and distance of your destination. How you get there is up to you.

Ascend MS3300 Trail Pack

Ascend MS3300 Trail Pack
$110  Buy Comment

A substantial, but value-priced backpack for outdoor adventure. Holds 3300 cubic inches of gear, with lots of pockets, gear loops, a sleeping bag compartment, dual water bottle pockets, a load support system, an adjustable back panel with ventilation, and a rain cover.

The Pint

The Pint
$26+  Pledge Comment

A 16oz. double-wall insulated bottle with a removable base. You can turn it into a wide-mouthed goblet by removing its bottom cover and screwing it into the bottle’s narrow opening. That also makes it easier to clean than conventional bottles.

Windcatcher Air Pad 2

Windcatcher Air Pad 2
$100  Buy Link Comment

Like the original Air Pad, the Air Pad 2 inflates and deflates within seconds. Its valve is now easier to open and close, it has quilted supports for improved comfort and it packs into itself with the help of built-in elastic bands.

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Igloo Party Bar

Igloo Party Bar
$220  Buy Link Comment

The Igloo Party Bar is a 118L cooler packed with practical features. It has removable dividers, lid and base with locking casters. It also has 16 interior LEDs, a bottle opener with a catch bin and a threaded drain plug.

Snow Peak Silicone Glasses

Snow Peak Silicone Glasses
$25-$27  Buy Comment

Like the Silipint, Snow Peak’s silicone glasses are virtually unbreakable and are very flexible, so they’re perfect to take outdoors.  The glasses can withstand temperatures from -4°F to 390°F. Available as a 220mL wine glass, a 240mL whiskey glass or a 310mL highball glass.

GoPro Hero+

GoPro Hero+
$200  Buy Link Comment

GoPro’s lineup is getting a tad confusing, but its entry level cameras do have clear differences. The $130 Hero is the cheapest, the new Hero+ adds Wi-Fi and 1080p/60 video, and the $300 Hero+ LCD gets a touchscreen too. The Hero+ drops 10/4.

Ventra Gear Mainframe

Ventra Gear Mainframe

The Mainframe is a lightweight accessory that adds a breathable mesh lining and some space between your backpack and your back to minimize sweat and discomfort. Available soon in three sizes for $75 (USD). More here.

REI 24 Pack Backpack Cooler

REI 24 Pack Backpack Cooler
$75  Buy Comment

From REI’s new casual camping collection evrgrn. The 24 Pack Backpack Cooler can carry up to 24 12oz. cans. Its insulated inner bag is removable for easy cleaning. It also has a large external pocket and a small inner pocket. Available in blue or gray.

Tarzan Boat

Tarzan Boat
$64K+  Buy Link Comment

A mobile water park. The Tarzan Boat has diving platforms, trampolines, nets and slides. It also has an outboard engine, life jackets and other associated equipment. Also available for rental in certain parts of the U.S.

Husqvarna Enduro 2016 Range

Husqvarna Enduro 2016 Range

Husqvarna’s new Enduro motorcycles make short work of dirt, mud, rocks and elevated terrain in this extended demo video. The motorcycles feature improved rear shocks, front axles and chromoly frame. Also, we now know how to pronounce “Hooskvarna.”

Double Cooler

Double Cooler
$70  Buy Link Comment

The Double Cooler has a 2-gallon inner tube for ice and a 5-gallon tube for liquids. This way your drink stays cool yet undiluted. You can also use it to carry two different drinks at once. It has a tap for each tube and a lid for draining only the inner tube.

Sea to Summit X-Pot

Sea to Summit X-Pot
$50-$100  Buy Link Comment

The X-Pot is a cleverly designed collapsible pot. It has an aluminum base, a heat-resistant silicone body and a stainless steel ring at the rim. Its lid doubles as a strainer. Available in 1.4L, 2.8L and 4L sizes.

Poler Sandwich Maker

Poler Sandwich Maker
$53  Buy Comment

The next time you camp, don’t pack sandwiches. Make them on-site with Poler’s Sandwich Maker. This nifty tool lets you make grilled cheese sandwiches and more over an open fire. Want a cheaper alternative? Check out the Jaffle Iron.

iArrow for iOS

iArrow for iOS
$3  Buy Comment

iArrow lets you save locations or coordinates and then find your way (back) to them even if you don’t have an Internet connection. It also has the location of 2M+ landmarks from around the world.

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