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(NSFW: Language) New York City is packed with dozens of neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm and character. Slacktory’s Nick Douglas takes us on a walking tour of areas even seasoned New Yorkers have never heard of.
This pocketable blanket is light, water-repellent and puncture-proof. It has stitched lines that show you how to properly fold it and put it back in the attached pouch. Available in 44″x55″ and 44″x28″ sizes.
(NSFW: Language) “Man, wood, flesh. That’s it. America.” Rapper, chef, gourmand and all around lover of life Action Bronson drops by some of his favorite restaurants in the U.S. and makes some guacamole and rib eye steak.
A folio with wallet and phone pockets, pen or cord holders, an iPad Mini compartment and an elastic strap. It also comes with a swappable insert of your choice that offers more storage for different needs – writing, traveling, drawing etc.
A belt for frequent fliers. You can remove its stainless steel buckle without removing the rest of the belt, making it easier to go through airport security. Its also infinitely adjustable and lets you change straps easily.
A backpack with an integrated USB charger. It has an built-in plug that can charge its battery and any connected device. The high-end variant comes with a 500GB hard drive that can be accessed wirelessly by up to 8 devices at once.
This beautifully shot video by Jacob and Katie Schwartz captures some of the most incredible and dramatic locales around India. It will make you want to visit this amazing country even if you’ve never had the inkling before.
Genius Pack’s carry-on has a removable and compressible laundry bag, internal zippered compartments (including a toiletry bag and a garment bag), outer pockets for a water bottle and an umbrella and an integrated item checklist.
A carry-on luggage packed with practical features. It has dedicated laptop and tablet outer compartments, durable and silent 6″ wheels and inner elastic straps to secure items. It’s also weatherproof and expandable.
This video will make you want to go on an adventure. Alex Chacon – the man behind Modern Motorcycle Diaries – sums up his trips in this compilation of self-portraits. So far he’s spent about 600 days traveling to 36 countries.
A portable workstation with integrated GoalZero battery packs and a 20W solar panel to power your gadgets. Its power strip has 12V and 5V inputs. It can also be plugged in to an outlet or to a vehicle’s cigarette outlet.
FlightCar is a unique car rental service. If you’re going to travel by plane, leave your car with FlightCar. You get free parking, and you get extra cash if someone rents your car. Currently available in Boston, LA and San Francisco.
The To Go Grill is a portable grill made of chromium-plated iron. Its silicone handles stay cool even when the grill is hot. It also has an easily removable coal bucket and a strap that secures its parts for storage or transport.
Selma Durand’s Weighing Handle concept helps travelers see if their luggage is near or exceeds 20kg to 23kg, the usual range for baggage carry-on. The measurement is indicated when the bag is lifted using the handle.
The TravelMate has a 4.87″ blade, a fork and an anti-microbial sheath. The blade is suited for spreading, chopping and slicing. The fork has an integrated bottle opener, can opener, screwdriver and grill scraper.
(NSFW: Language) Eight professional skateboarders travel to Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. This beautiful film by Patrik Wallner of Visualtraveling is part skate video and part travel documentary.
Currently in development at Quirky, Kevin Shay’s Swingling (aka the “UpSwing”) is a portable swing. It comes with a sturdy cable, a canvas seat and a carabiner and can be set up in under a minute. It rolls up neatly when not in use.
Think you know a tricky intersection in your town? It’ll surely pale in comparison with this insane crossroad in Ethiopian where cars, trucks, buses, and pedestrians have to work around each other without traffic lights or stop signs.
GoPlug bags are backpacks and roller cases with a built-in high power battery, a 115v AC, 80 watt outlet and USB ports. They also have a waterproof power button and a retractable extension cord for charging their battery.
PackPoint is a free Android app that generates a list of clothes and other items to pack based on your destination, activities and the weather forecast. You can also add to and remove items from the list. Also on Blackberry.
Google combines its Street View with its search engine and a voiceover to take you on a guided tour of Marseille, France. The result is a lovely and educational trip that you can take at your own pace. Best experienced with headphones.
It doesn’t get more outdoors than this. World View is accepting reservations for a balloon trip that will reach about 100,000ft. high over our planet. Don’t worry, you won’t have to Baumgartner it back down.
Photographer Rob Whitworth worked with city expert JT Singh to take us on a hypersaturated stop-motion tour of Shanghai, a city brimming with over 4,000 skyscrapers and 14 million people. That traffic spiral is hypnotic.
Assuming your connection can handle it, go full screen and select the 4K stream of Team Supertramp’s recent visit to Dubai , its majestic skyline, deserts and even its indoor ski slopes. Shot by Parker Walbeck and Carter Hogan.
A four-person tent with a 6″ inflatable mattress base. The base is made of durable vinyl and the tent will also come with a kit for patching small holes. The base is also removable for easy replacement or if you want to pack light.
It’s an annual St. Paddy’s Day tradition here in Chicago – turning the normally brownish-green Chicago River into a bright green spectacle. This short time-lapse video by Peter Tsai does a great job capturing how it’s done.
From Focal – maker of the Locus Workstation – comes a portable ergonomic stool. The Mogo weighs just 2.1lb. but can extend up to 37″. It has a fiberglass seat, supports up to 200lb. and can be adjusted in 1″ increments. Video here.
Team BlackSheep takes their eye-in-the-sky drone into the air over Macau, showing the stark contrast from ancient structures outside the city to the modern metropolis that is now Asia’s Las Vegas. The track is Inner Peace by CloZee.
Vasily Patrakov, Alex Chigretskiy and 3RUN head to Israel for this POV parkour video. They start off doing Mirror’s Edge style roof-runs, but soon find themselves jumping and planting their feet all over the country. IN SANDALS.
Made by Front Runner Outfitters, this stainless steel cooking grate can be mounted on top of a spare tire to save space. It fits on tires between 29″to 37″ in diameter, though you’ll need to strap it down to secure it.