Outdoors

Pendragon's Hearth Dragon Fire Pit

Melissa Crisp smiths some wicked fire pits. You've seen her stunning (yet slightly twisted) Forest Fire Pit burning through these parts before. And here we have an equally equal parts cool and disturbing example of her...

Fatboy Oriental Rug Picnic Lounge

$249 from Amazon »

Or is it a Persian rug? Probably neither, but any which way, this outdoor blanket fashioned in the likeness of a fine indoor carpet will add some exoticism to your next picnic or day at the beach. Fatboy makes the oversized...

BOLT Lightning-Thwarting Tent

Before I continue, and before the angry emails start rolling in, let me be clear: the BOLT shelter is still in R&D stages. Product / industrial design student Kama Jania developed it for an academic project, and while...

ALFI Wood-Burning Hot Tub

$2,999 - $3,890 from Amazon »

Not only does ALFI's Fire Hot Tub look like a slice of a cartoon spaceship, but its "engine" is a wood-burning fire pit. No electricity, generators, plugs, or drain connections required....

Colt S.P.E.A.R. Tactical Arrowheads

$19.99 from Amazon »

This Bug Out Bag especiale from Colt includes 5 of the company's S.P.E.A.R. Tactical Arrowheads. Each piece is black coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel and includes a double punch of lanyard / lashing holes. Arrowheads include...

PT Blaster Steerable Sled

$81.53 from Amazon »

Granted, it makes for some good video footage when the kids hop on a sled and crash into a tree, but the aftermath is usually a lot better when they complete the run without incident. Flexible Flyer's PT Blaster gives...

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Livart Electric BBQ Grill

$48.50 from Amazon »

Don't judge this electric grill's capabilities by the video, which is pretty much just a montage of the most grisly, gag-inducing foods one could put to heat. Judge it by its tight checkerboard of rack squares, perfect...

Rent-A-Goat - Invasive Plant Remediation

$250 from Amazon »

Amazon offers Home Services now. You enter your zip code and request a quote and you can get a plumber, an electrician, someone to set up your media center so you don't have to throw it out the window. But the only person...

Kodama Zomes Hanging Beds

It's no Bird's Nest Bed, but I would 100% take a Kodama Zome over a Lotus Belle Tent on account of the fact that it is 100 times less likely to make someone say my least favorite word of the decade: "glamping." The geodesic...

Pocket Bellows - "Blow-It" Fire Starter

$11.49 from Amazon »

If they're holding your feet to the fire to light the kindling and make the logs crackle, hold your face to the fire--at a safe, 20" distance--to get it done. Epiphany Outdoor Gear's V3-Pocket Bellows is a modern take...

Coleman 12-in-1 Camp Scissors

$5.98 from Amazon »

A little snip, a little strip, a little screw. No, I'm not here to discuss the benefits of vasectomies today, but the attributes of Coleman's 12-in-1 Camp Scissors. The pair of stainless steel blades snip through fishing...

Trac-Grabber "Get Unstuck" Traction Tools

$49.99 from Amazon »

The consensus is that these Trac-Grabber traction blocks work terrific for some people and lousy for others. Level of success seems to be based on: type of car; usage scenario; and user skill and experience with getting...

Zippo Hand Warmers

$14.16 - $21.34 from Amazon »

A Zippo in the hand is worth two in the bush (particularly because the latter is a fire hazard, kids). It's true if you need a light, and especially true if your fingers are so frozen they can't even flick one. Zippo's...

Freshie Snow Scooter

$49.95 from Amazon »

Freshie Snow Scooters are foldable gliders for kids ages 4 and up to use on snow, grass, or sand dunes, but as you can see from one of the images in the above gallery, grown men in giant red snowsuits who look like someone...

iceScreen Side View Mirror Mittz

$14.95 from Amazon »

If you already have an iceScreen for your windshield, or you don't care all that much about being able to see out the front of your car, but those side view mirrors better be frost-free, the makers of the magnetic ice...

Compact Titanium Breaching Bar

$149.99 from Amazon »

Hiding Christmas presents in the old shed in your mama's back yard is a terrific idea. Until the old swollen-up door and its pile-of-crap-on-a-park-bench handle lock get stuck and you cannot access the gifts for giving....

Schrade Axe with Fire Starter

$34.80 from Amazon »

That's some mighty fine firewood you've chopped there, ma'am, but I must axe you a question: how do you plan to light it? A fire starter built into the handle? You bet I'd like to take a look. How kindling of you to axtend...

Lil Friend Micro Fixed Blade Knife

$16.99 from Amazon »

Say hello to my Lil Friend. Literally. At just 3.375" long, Boker's Magnum Lil Friend micro fixed blade isn't just small enough to slide into your pocket, it's small enough to slide into the wallet you slide into your...

Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats

$67.36 from Amazon »

Vargo's take on their Titanium Pocket Cleats is that the compact, folding crampons are aces at improving speed and traction on runs and ultralight hiking trips through the snow. But given the level to which hell froze...

Kindling Cracker Firewood Splitter

$99.99 from Amazon »

I'm choppin' some wood, splittin' some kindlin', buildin' a fire...naw. I'm really just sitting at my keyboard eating some turkey & gravy potato chips. Yeah, I couldn't believe they were real when I saw the bag either...

Tec Torch Thermal Breaching Tool

I know. If you're not military, law enforcement, or a first responder you can't have a TEC Torch handheld breaching saber tool, but, dude, you can still want it. TEC Torch uses thermal magic, specifically a concoction...

Star Shower Laser Christmas Lights

$60.99 from Amazon »

You can Sparkle Magic the oak tree in your front yard. You can make a Snow Flurry down your exterior siding. Or you can unleash a Star Shower across your entire property. All of these laser-projected holiday lights produce...

Nemo Special Ops Drill

$1,720 from Nemo Power Tools »

Pick up Nemo's Special Ops salt-water-resistant, concealed-carry drill, load it up with a 31/64 bit, and drive that sucker right through your heart. Because if the fact that this weapon of mass construction is currently...

Dakota Watch Company Knife Clip

$56.90 from Amazon »

More than a watch and more accessible than your phone, the Dakota Knife Clip is a multi-tool growing out of a carabiner providing latchable, fast contact with a clock, knife, scissors, LED microlight, and compass. The...

BladeLight Folder LED Knife

$66.27 from Amazon »

When using a knife it's usually helpful to be able to see what you're doing. And since it's not always easy or practical to bring your knife to the light, SOG Specialty Knives and Tools has decided to bring the light...

WORX 56V Cordless Blower

$199.99 from Amazon »

While men tend to crave something that will blow all year long, come fall and winter that longing becomes particularly poignant. Leaves and snow, raking and shoveling, they're hard work begging to be turned into easy...

Rothco Angle Head GI Flashlight

$13.10 from Amazon »

Sure you can light your path just as bright, for just as long, and hands-free with an LED headlamp, but...maybe you don't like wearing bulbous lights on your head. Maybe you like your illuminating glow emanating from...

Char-Broil Infrared Smoker, Roaster & Grill

$160.29 from Amazon »

In New Orleans the holy trinity of cooking might be onion, bell pepper, and celery, but in Char-Broil's Big Easy the holy trinity of cooking is roasting, grilling, and smoking. Do them all with just one grill, and do...

Coldscreen Skin-Warming Lotion

$15 - $20 from Uthermic »

Rather than protect your skin from the sun UTHERMIC's Coldscreen harnesses energy from your own body heat to protect it from the harsh, bitter chill of winter air. This is terrific news for people who are cold all the...

Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Dump Cart

$114.01 - $305.99 from Amazon »

Whether a manly gift from someone else or one you give to yourself, getting a Gorilla Cart is bittersweet. Sure, the heavy-duty hauler and dumper means moving and unloading yard waste, firewood, and 50-pound bags of Ice...

The Garden Igloo

$1,025 - $1,425 from Garden Igloo »

The Garden Igloo isn't just an igloo (of sorts) it's an igloo multi-tool (of sorts). The transparent geodesic dome has been "proofed" for both winter use as a sealed enclosure able to absorb and retain heat from the sun...

Browning DIY Butcher Kit

$73.42 from Amazon »

You might be slated to carve the turkey this year, but have you signed up to hunt, shoot, field dress, and butcher it too? Browning says its DIY Butcher Kit comes with a blade "for every cutting chore imaginable." Hunters...

Indoor/Outdoor Heat Lamp Table

$163.27 from Amazon »

Some people really like to eat outside (me). Other people really like to complain about how it's too cold to eat outside (my girlfriend). Put those people together and you'll get one of 3 things: arguments; silent resentment;...

DIY Scrimshaw Knife Kit

I may not have designed it, or forged it, or carved it myself, but I sure as Shine-Ola used my own two hands to emboss my pocket knife with this two-headed grizzly bear. Yessir, I sure did want it to have two heads. It's...

Masterbuilt Electric Digital Smoker

$177 from Amazon »

Know what I'm thinking about right now? 730 square inches of smoked meat. Here's why: in the United States October 12 is Columbus Day. A good day for the 4 or 5 people who actually get off work for it, a BS non-holiday...

Ultraskiff 360 Watercraft

$1,595 from Ultraskiff »

I showed my girlfriend the Ultraskiff 360 and she asked if it was a Sit 'n' Spin for the water. And for once, before rolling my eyes at her lack of enthusiasm for anything she can't wear, drink from a stemmed glass, or...

Disc-It Custom Grills

$275 - $459 from Disc-It »

Grilling is about to get personal...ized. The Disc-It is a steel grill with a wok-like top and hundreds of options for artistic customization. Buyers can choose from Disc-It's archive of designs or create their own to...

Inflatable Pizza Slice Raft

$39.99 from Amazon »

Mmmm, I can't think of anything sexier than a lady in a bikini all tan and oiled up and floating on a giant slice of sausage and pepperoni. Don't worry, ma'am, that pizza is made of polyethylene. Its calories won't impregnate...

Underwater Jetpack

Supermarinovation asks, "Have you ever been snorkelling and seen something incredible below you, but haven't been able to get to it before your breath runs out?" To which I say, "Sure." And follow up with, "And have you...

Luminoodle Use-Everywhere Light Rope & Lantern

$19 - $39 from Power Practical »

Luminoodle is a light rope. And a lantern. And maybe something you'll soon see the hula hooping hippies and rave girls incorporate into their acts at shows. This 5' strand of USB-powered LEDs shines 10 to 20 times brighter...

Jammock Jeep or Truck Hammock

$137.99 - $169.99 from Jammock »

I feel like the Jammock came to be one night after a few hours of fishing and a few dozen beers. Too drunk to drive back to the city, a couple of friends starting digging around their truck bed for sleeping bags and second...

Brous Blades Division Flipper

Sold Out from Amazon »

In his 20s, Jason Brous found that he really liked 3 things: Biomech art; knifemaking; and sex. (Note: #3 is just speculation on my part, but with Brous being a dude and all, I'm 99% sure I'm correct.) And the Brous Blades...

Flycraft Stealth

$2,995 from Flycraft »

The Fly. Craft. Stealth. A name suitable for a helicar. A personal spaceship. An...inflatable fishing raft. Flycraft's Stealth is an easy-to-transport, easy-to maneuver solo or dos-man fishing boat. Despite its collapsible...

PRO-KNOT Outdoor Knots Booklet

$4.53 from Amazon »

I've learned to tie knots hundreds of times. Usually it's the same knot, the one they use to tie fenders on boats, which my friend Anthony shows me every time I go on his, and which I use once and then immediately forget...

Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern

$14.95 - $24.45 from Amazon »

MPOWERD doesn't just want to sell you an inflatable lantern, they want to light up the world. The company's award-winning Luci is the result of their attempts to bring simple, clean energy to people everywhere. And not...

Texas Tool Crafters Leatherman Mods

$79.99 - $350 from Amazon »

Cars, bikes, and even PC cases, sure. We've seen a ton. But good on Texas Tool Crafters for jumping on pop culture's current obsession with multi-tools and launching a whole new industry of mods: Leathermans. Want a Skeletool...

POD Tents

$600 - $1k from POD Tents »

OK, all you Camping Doughnut enthusiasts (and whiners and foot stampers lamenting that it's still only a concept), here's an almost-as-cool and exponentially-more-real alternative for you: POD Tents. If you've got the...

Crocobiner Multi-Tool Carabiner

$31 - $85 from Kickstarter »

Tsvet doesn't waste any time on an intro waxing poetic about his Crocobiner on the multi-tool's Kickstarter campaign page. Why would he? One look at the EDC crocodile and its list of functions tells me just about everything...