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Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Driven: 2019 Lexus UX200

Purpose-built for modern living, with the latest tech, a bold design inside and out, and a spirited ride, the all-new UX200 is a great new entry point to the luxury brand. Read on to learn our favorite things about Lexus’ compact crossover utility vehicle.

Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag Set

Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag Set
$70  Buy Comment

Pack smarter with the Bomber Barrel Set – it features a premium material, weather-resistant duffel bag, as well as a complete travel kit for sorting your smaller essentials. Keep your entire life organized while you travel and save 65% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Veer 18 Camera Bag

Veer 18 Camera Bag
$74+  Pledge Comment

Wandrd’s Veer 18 is an 18L camera bag with an inflatable back panel that acts as an internal frame. You can deflate the back panel and fold the bag to a third of its size for storage. There’s also an optional matching inflatable cube that protects your camera.

Oregami Luggage

Oregami Luggage
$400  Buy Link Comment

Oregami makes luggage that come with soft fold-out trays. They act as large packing cubes, letting you organize your belongings and maximize space. You can also get just the fold-out trays, which fit in the most popular sizes of luggage.

Piorama A10 Adjustable Bag

Piorama A10 Adjustable Bag
$149  Buy Link Comment

Piorama’s A10 Adjustable Bag starts out as a 31L bag. But you can expand it to 46.5L by extending either of its ends, and then to 62L by opening up both ends. It comes with a shoulder strap and backpack straps for more versatility. It’s available in six colors.

Pacum Vacuum Air Pump

Pacum Vacuum Air Pump
~$33+  Pledge Comment

A portable, yet powerful pump for removing air from vacuum bags. Pacum will offer its own space-saving bags, but their device also comes with an adapter that lets you use it with the most popular vacuum bag brands. The device can also be used to pump air into inflatables.

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent

iKamper X-Cover Roof Top Tent
$2000  Buy Link Comment

Unlike most roof top tents, iKamper’s X-Cover doesn’t have a bulky PVC cover, reducing weight and reducing setup time to just 3 minutes. It comes with a 2.5″ thick king-size memory foam mattress and has five large windows.

Night in Antarctica

Night in Antarctica

Martin Heck of Timestorm Films journeyed to the South Pole to bring us this time-lapse footage of the colorful, dancing lights of the Aurora Australis. With nighttime temperatures as below -70°C/-95°F, he needed special housings to ensure the cameras didn’t fail.

Nite Ize RunOff Waterproof Bags

Nite Ize RunOff Waterproof Bags
$25-$55  Buy Link Comment

Nite Ize managed to create a line of small, compressible, waterproof and dustproof bags by modernizing the zipper. Their RunOff collection features bags equipped with a silent and toothless zipper. The bags are available in six different sizes.

The 747 Hotel

The 747 Hotel

If you ever find yourself passing through Stockholm, Sweden, consider spending a night at Jumbostay. Parked adjacent to Arlanda Airport, the retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet has been converted into a hotel, with rooms in its passenger cabin, cockpit, and engine nacelles.

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Turkish Airlines: The Journey

Director Ridley Scott returns to his roots of commercial directing with this short film he made for Turkish Airlines, in which a mysterious woman follows illustrated clues to tail another in what ends up being a beautiful travel promotion for Istanbul.

The Block Tower

The Block Tower

If you’ve been to Hong Kong, you know the city is packed with tall and skinny apartment buildings. Filmmaker Toby Harriman captured aerial images of these immense housing structures, leaving us to imagine the lives of the millions inside. Still photos and prints here.

Adam Ruins Mount Everest

Adam Ruins Mount Everest

The world’s highest peak is hitting rock bottom. Adam Conover shares how every year, about 100,000 tourists climb Mount Everest. They have left tons of trash and thousands of pounds of human waste, polluting local water sources in the process.

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Icelandic Geyser in Slo-mo

Icelandic Geyser in Slo-mo

The Slow Mo Guys introduce their new YouTube series Planet Slow Mo by heading to Iceland and flying one of their pricey Phantom Flex high speed cameras over a geyser, strapped to an industrial-strength drone. The color of the water as the geyser blows is stunning.

OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter

OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter
$37  Buy Comment

Get a charge in 150 countries with this compact travel adapter. This pocket-friendly adapter supports charging for any iOS or Android device with an interface that supports US/UK/EU/AU and USB-A standards. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.

Trtl Pillow

Trtl Pillow
$30  Buy Link Comment

Unlike most neck pillows, the Trtl travel pillow is worn like a scarf. It reaches up to your jaw and provides support for your neck and head so you can nod off with your head just slightly to the side. You can also wear it with your head pitched forward.

Simply Singapore

Simply Singapore

Photographer Joerg Daiber of Little Big World makes another stop on his tilt-shifted miniature tour of the world, this time giving us a glimpse at the small, but wonderful island city-state of Singapore, making it look even more appealing than it already is.

Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Photographer and world traveler Ivan Bondarenko takes us on an aerial tour of one of Earth’s most spectacular locales, the lush, greenery-covered limestone hills near Guilin China, reminding us yet again how amazing our planet is. Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Satechi Dual Type-C PD Charger

Satechi Dual Type-C PD Charger
$70  Buy Comment

Satechi’s new 75W charger takes the place of four adapters, thanks to its two USB-C ports and two USB-A 3.0 ports. One USB-C port can deliver up to 60W, enough to charge laptops, while the other one delivers up to 18W.

Casually Explained: Travel

Casually Explained: Travel

Are you getting cabin fever as winter’s icy grip sets in? Then consider reserving yourself a ticket and going somewhere new. Casually Explained offers some advice on how to pick your destination, some tips for negotiating your way through the airport, and more.

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Venque Flypack Briefcase

Venque Flypack Briefcase
~$112+  Pledge Comment

Venque’s versatile briefcase is made from waterproof, dustproof, and abrasion-resistant fabric. It can also be carried as a messenger bag or a backpack. It fits up to a 17″ laptop and has luggage style packing and waterproof toiletry pockets.

Storage Soles

Storage Soles
$30  Buy Comment

Store extra cash, a spare key and other small valuables in your shoes with Storage Soles. It’s a foam insole that comes with a durable and removable storage compartment. The insole is a size 12, but it has guide lines that let you cut it to smaller sizes, down to a size 8.

Carry-on Closet 2.0

Carry-on Closet 2.0
$149+  Pledge Comment

Solgaard’s Carry-on Closet has a retractable and detachable shelving system, so you can organize and then hang your clothes and other belongings instead of manually unpacking them. This new version has a built-in USB charging port that works with any power bank.

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage
~$170  Buy Comment

Good Smile Company and Sony teamed up to create PlayStation-branded carry-on luggage. They each have a capacity of 32L and are made of ABS plastic and polyurethane. They’re available in three designs.

Driving Through a Waterfall

Driving Through a Waterfall

Even if there weren’t a waterfall gushing onto this road in Nepal, we’d think twice before driving down this narrow, twisty, turny path with its sketchy barricades and crumbly bits. We’re just glad we get to watch it from the comfort of our laptop screens.

Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

Adam Ruins Frequent Flyer Miles

If you think your credit card’s frequent flyer miles program is a great deal, Adam Ruins Everything is here to make you think again. Airlines and banks create convoluted and ever-changing rules that make redeeming miles difficult and confusing.

Learn Languages with Mondly

Learn Languages with Mondly
$40-$60  Buy Comment

Mondly’s immersive language app for smartphones guides you through daily lessons, and makes learning easy, fun, and fast. Save big on this deal in The Awesomer Shop with a 1, 3, or 5 language lifetime subscription, and save 15% with code MERRY15 (through 12/31/18.)

Joyus Traveler’s Essentials Bundle

Joyus Traveler’s Essentials Bundle
$50  Buy Comment

Travel smarter this holiday season with this kit that combines packing cubes and a luggage shelf. Ideal for jetsetters, this bundle allows you to keep all of your clothes organized while you’re living out of your suitcase. Best of all, it’s 65% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Resort in a Blimp Hanger

Resort in a Blimp Hanger

This massive structure was once used to house airships, but has been converted into an indoor resort. Located in Eastern Germany Tropical Islands features an indoor rainforest, hiking paths, waterslide, hotel rooms, restaurants, and a beach. Wonder World takes us inside.

Toilo Toiletry Bag

Toilo Toiletry Bag
~$34+  Pledge Comment

Organize your grooming kit on the go with this waterproof and scratch-resistant toiletry bag. It has a roll-up design to make it compact and expandable mesh pockets for your toothbrush, toothpaste, facial wash and more. It also has two zipped pockets and a leather loop.

Vollebak 100 Year Pants

Vollebak 100 Year Pants
$645  Buy Comment

Vollebak’s spendy pants are made from three layers of fabric that make them resistant to fire, water, wind and abrasion. They also have four zipped pockets, leg vents that go all the way up to the knee, and an adjustable belt tape to protect your ankles. Also available as shorts.

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