Outdoors

Lodge Seasoned Steel Grill Pan

$50.17 from Amazon »

The one thing that sucks about meat and veggie kebabs is...kebabbing the meat and veggies. They're a B to thread, a B to keep on the skewers, a B to flip, and then a B to get back off after the heat congeals the chicken...

Kite Shield DEET-free Mosquito Spray

$15 - $20 from Kite »

Three years ago Kite launched a crowdfunding campaign for their mosquito patch, a 1-1/2", non-toxic skin stick-on that blocks mosquitos' ability to track and detect humans for up to 48 hours. Since most people don't care...

Dream House Portable Glamping Tents

$589 - $709 from Amazon »

You don't want to go glamping. I know that. But she probably does. In fact, the offer of sleeping in a tent roomy enough for 2 Queen beds (or 8 children, enthusiastic procreators!) and a stove with chimney pipe might...

Cyfie Multi-functional Grappling Hook

$29.97 from Amazon »

This multi-functional grappling hook can do a lot more than pincer up money for the coin laundry (though, in the style of the Claw Crane arcade game, it can do that too.) The assembly has a magnetic hook that itself can...

Collapsible Folding Utility Wagon

$69.99 - $88.36 from Amazon »

Use this Folding Utility Wagon from MAC Sports to help you and 150 pounds of your gear peace out to the beach, the park, or, ugh, your cousin Ricky's kid's pee-wee soccer game. Now at what age exactly do they learn to...

Neolite Trek 13-Ounce Hammock

$44.99 from Amazon »

I know how that dude got his Neolite Trek hammock to a secluded forest river. The thing weighs only 13 ounces and packs into a stuff sack smaller than my left butt cheek. And I know how he got it strung up between 2 trees...

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Rib-O-Lator BBQ Rotisserie

$99.85 from Amazon »

Hopefully the Rib-O-Lator is as winning in execution as it is in name. The rotisserie basket fits inside your existing grill where it ferris wheels (i.e., rib-o-lates) your whole chickens, roasts, baby back pork candy...

Sport-Brella Recliner Chair

$59.99 - $69.95 from Amazon »

Recline, chillax, drink up, and avoid the sun squints. The Sport-Brella Recliner Chair packs a lot of perks into its outdoor lounger. In addition to the same olds of folding portability and weather-resistant construction...

Grillo BBQ

Design firm formAxiom has a nice looking little BBQ concept here. The Grillo is caveman's fire in the middle meets medieval knight's chainmail on the bottom meets Fibonacci's sequence on top. And it all folds up nice...

The Softub

$3,595 - $5,195 from Softub »

Indoors, outdoors, on a dock in the middle of the river with a thatch roof on top. The Softub is the kind of hot tub that goes where and does what you tell it to. Without lip and without draining your wallet....

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Mattress

$26.49 - $44.95 from Amazon »

I just finished a 8-mile hike that had 1,000' of elevation gain per mile on the way up. And now all I want to do is curl up on the couch and bask in my man stink for a while, but my girlfriend says if I touch my body...

Land Shark Sculpture

$180 from Uncommon Goods »

Shark Week might excite, amaze, and terrify for 7 days, but the Land Shark lawn ornament will do it all. year. long. Tucson Artist Chris Crooks smiths his Great Whites of the back yard by hand from 16-gauge cold rolled...

Cheeseburger Beach Towel

$22.48 from Amazon »

Time to grease up for the beach. I started the day out with tacos, and now I'm ending it with cheeseburgers. I must be hungry today. Or, more likely--given what the taco's used for and what's on top of this cheeseburger...

Intex Challenger Inflatable Kayak Set

$69.99 from Amazon »

Intex doesn't make the best kayak in the world. Probably not even the best inflatable kayak in the world. But they might make the best cheap inflatable kayak that also comes with a paddle, pump, and repair patch, and...

The Ronny Fisher Life Jacket

$159.95 from Amazon »

Imagine it: sunny and 78 degrees with a gentle breeze. Less the swallows and the squirrels you are alone with your thoughts. Casting. Reeling. Floating. It's like an out of body experience that...oh Jiminy Cricket, there's...

3-in-1 Pitmaster Grill Tool

$29.95 from Amazon »

Myron Mixon is a 4-time BBQ World Champion. His job is to work the BBQ circuit. And judge BBQ competitions. And write books about BBQ. And make tools to make BBQing easier for us mere grilling mortals. Hats off to Myron...

Scout Overland Kitchen

Hmmm, I think I just found a way to make some extra cash this summer. A full kitchen in the trunk for me means Cuban sandwiches, carnitas tacos, and five spice duck congee for all of you festival and beach goers. Or maybe...

Bald Eagle Pool Float

$39.99 from Amazon »

America's National Emblem goes blow-up just in time for the 4th of July. And it's not just a giant, rideable bald eagle pool float, it's a giant, rideable bald eagle pool float wearing a coat made out of the American...

Armadillo Tea Canopy

The belly of a beast doesn't have to be Old Testament-style miserable and wet and reeking of rotting fish. Unlike Jonah, you'll be able to relish some shade from the blaring sun, some shelter from the summer rains, and...

Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan

$115 from Amazon »

I never knew--never truly knew--what it was like to be hot--perpetually hot, like, hotter than a nun in a cucumber field all the time--until I moved in with a girl who is interminably cold. It was 94 degrees outside my...

Blackstone Griddle Cooking Station

$254.99 from Amazon »

A few days ago I showed you the super sweet Meat Shredding Claws as a super cheap option for a Father's Day gift. Today I pass along the super sweet Blackstone Griddle as a super not-cheap option for a Father's Day gift....

Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand

$129.99 from Amazon »

It's not just a trailer hitch-amabob, it's an investment in relaxation. To make good use of a Hammaka Trailer Hitch Stand purchase you'll also need a couple of those hammock hanging chairs (Hammakas themselves, if you're...

Naiad Lawn Watering Robot

Blake Johnson developed the Naiad Lawn Watering Robot concept in 2009, when he was an industrial design student asked to "Identify a problem in yard care and design a product to solve the problem." In his research Johnson...

Filzer Buckster Bow Saw

$39.99 from Amazon »

While in the photo above Filzer's Buckster Bow Saw looks like a jagged-bottomed volleyball net, or an upside down shopping cart, or some cumbersome, complex contraption, check out photo #2. A simple, cylindrical tube...

Floaty Pants Hands-Free Flotation Device

$44.99 from Amazon »

It's the 4th of June. You know what that means: time to start ampin' up for the 4th of July! And the rest of the summer swimming, floating, and partying season for that matter. How's about some Floaty Pants to give your...

Star-Shaped Fruit & Veggie Grow Molds

Sold Out from Amazon »

Be the star of the party. Show your patriotism on the 4th of July. Use these molds to grow some lemons and give yourself the gold star you never got from your teachers. (How's that for making lemonade, Mrs. Carlson?)...

LandShark Pound-In Landscape Edging

$12.97 - $17.97 from Amazon »

Obviously I know nothing about gardening or landscape designs...or doing anything with care and precision, really--but I do know that I like the look of this toothy edging. I also like that they use the words "LandShark"...

Realtree Camouflage Floating Island

$102.56 from Amazon »

Don't just commune with nature, blend in with it nestled inside this Realtree camouflage-printed floating island. At least until you, the 3 buddies you've got next to you, and the case of beer and MEGABOOM speaker you've...

Whole Pizza Pool Float

$289 from Amazon »

I'm hard pressed to spend more than $11.99 on a pizza anymore, but I guess I could make an exception for a pie that's 10 times bigger than the ones I normally order. At least it still comes with free delivery....

The Groundfridge

Bomb shelter? Underground fort? Not really. But Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek's Groundfridge is big enough for me to pop a squat inside and go all Jabba the Hutt chowing down on the 1,100 pounds food and drink she...

The Most Beautiful Composter in the World

$169.99 - $229.99 from Amazon »

Yes, that's right. The Most Beautiful Composter in the World! Envirocycle's all-in-one outdoor composting system won the title in a down-and-dirty competition, with unanimous votes from judges Mary Mary Quite Contrary...

Luscious Lips Pool Float

$42.99 from Amazon »

Ahhhh, imagine all the things lips that large and luscious could do to you....

Pakayak - Packable Kayak

You won't be able to glide through the salty sea in a Pakayak this summer, but you should at least be able to pledge your loyalty to what the company is calling the world's first nesting kayak. The Pakayak's Kickstarter...

Kwik Tek A-2 Folding Anchor System

$34.28 from Amazon »

Is this how all those namaste-in' yay-hoos are able to do yoga on their stand up paddle boards? They've got a little foldaway anchor tucked in their dry bags? Pssh. Headstands and flying crows on a paddle board. I can...

Ameo Powerbreather

$149.99 from Amazon »

Somewhere between the decidedly unrealistic TRITON human gills and the somewhat limiting Easybreath, bob Ameo's series of high-performance snorkels, the Powerbreathers. These upgraded underwater oxygen channels are intended...

NautBoard Handheld Towable

$145 from Amazon »

The NautBoard is dolphin to the power of jet ski. This twin-peaked towable ties up to your favorite motored vessel just like a raft or water ski rope, but rather than zipping you along well above the water's surface as...

Butt Buoys

$29.95 from Amazon »

Were these sweet (cheeked) Butt Buoys used in the making of Weekend at Bernie's? If not, they should have been. Ahhh, nothing screams 80s class louder than a PVC anchor marker fashioned in the shape of an inverted lady's...

Spare Air Watersports Rescue Kit

$249 from Amazon »

Spare Air is ready to step up when your SCUBA gear gives out, or when you realize 90 seconds into a snorkeling adventure that your TRITON rebreather doesn't actually, uh, rebreathe. When you're one foot too many from...

TravelJohn Disposable Personal Urinals

$11.18 from Amazon »

TravelJohn Disposable Urinals are for everyone who's gotta go. Just look at the box. Men, women, and children alike with knees knocking, thighs constricting, and hands holding on tight can take relief in taking a whizz...

Guardian 1300 Professional Flashlight

$79.99 from Amazon »

Got a light? The Guardian 1300 is part of Intervine's Professional Series of tactical LED flashlights, which I guess means it has enough strength and richness in design features that it's suitable for use by professional...

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Grill Stove

$98.99 from Amazon »

Another grill from Coleman. Another grill for camping. Another grill for making life easier with bells (pressure regulator) and whistles (matchless InstaStart ignition.)...

DrivewaySpike U-Turn Deterrents

$39.95 - $44.95 from Amazon »

Is this a real problem? Or rather, is it such a big deal? People using your driveway as a turnaround. Cars getting lost or going one street too far and pulling into 20' of your pavement to correct their mistake. Since...

Hose Hooker

$29.95 from Amazon »

You may not need a Hose Hooker every day, but, say, when bath time for Bonzo turns into spraying yourself in the face a few times and walking away from the sudsing just as wet and agitated as your dog is, the hands-free...

SOAK Wood-Fired Hot Tub

$3,875 from Ox + Monkey »

"SOAK" is Japanadian for "total body restoration." The BC-based design and fabrication firm Ox + Monkey designed...and fabricated their hot tub after the Japanese Ofuro, a deep soaking tub traditionally made of aromatic...

Decorpro Ion Fire Pit

$1,526.91 from Amazon »

I can't decide what to use Decorpro's Ion fire pit for first: 1) Making an offering to the gods of beer gut removal in time for shirtless season; 2) burning my 38 belts, XL T-shirts, and other bad beer gut juju; or 3)...

MAD-RAMPS

$845 from MAD-RAMPS »

If the only reason you don't own an ATV is that you're worried it will be too complicated, too much work, or too space-consuming to load onto your truck for transport (i.e., it's not your wife, mama, or bank account telling...

Hot Ash Stove

$129 from Amazon »

Go ahead and say it. Go on, they want you to. I'm sure it's why it got its name in the first place. That is a Hot. Ash. Stove....

Hammocraft Floating Hammock Frames

Lazy afternoon in the hammock meets float trip with a coupla coolers of beer and 3 of your best friends. Grab the Bud Light Lime, call Cornelius, Victor, and TJ, and prepare to launch the Hammocraft....