Outdoors

8' Inflatable Christmas Vacation Station Wagon

$290 from Amazon »

This 8' Inflatable National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Station Wagon didn't make my list of The Best Christmas Movie Themed Gifts because I thought the Griswolds' moose mugs and a Christmas Vacation Village were a little...

Wood's Powr-Grip Suction Cup Lifter

$59.98 from Amazon »

The Wood's Powr-Grip is a flat vacuum cup with an ABS handle for suction cupping yourself up the sides of skyscrapers for a fun publicity stunt onto glass, or any other nonporous flat surface, to give you better grip...

Hexflex Snowflake Pocket Tool

$14.68 from Amazon »

Now this is a special snowflake. Though originally designed for snowboarders, creators of the HexFlex found that carrying the pocket multi-tool around on their keychains drew the admiration of those who might not be into...

Kizer Titanium Pry-Axe

$65.14 from Amazon »

Kizer's Pry-Axe takes its inspiration from the classic medieval battle axe. And when I first saw it I was like, "Raaawwwrrr! I come to destroy your dead tree limbs and the old coffee table you left out for the trash with...

Food Truck Bird Feeder

$19.99 from Amazon »

Everything that passes through this food truck's window is cheep, cheep. The Cheep Eats Food Truck Bird Feeder gives all the little tweeties in your garden a roomy place to perch and pick through a sunflower, millet...

Sealander Land & Water Camper

$22k from Sealander »

The Sealander is a caravan that gives you the best of boat worlds. Yuk, yuk, yuk. Designed and made in Germany, the hybrid camper latches on to any car, truck, or SUV like a travel trailer for driving, but is also made...

Gerber Processor Take-A-Part Fishing Shears

$39.99 from Amazon »

I'm no fisherman, but I am a man who eats a lot of fish. And I love no fish more than the freshwater trout. Mmmm, Gerber Processor Shears that baby down, clean it up, slice off the fillets, and saute them up with some...

Kijaro Kubie Multi-Use Outdoor Blanket

$80 from Amazon »

Count the ways you can configure your Kijaro Kubie! This multi-use blanket is shaped to perform 8 unique outdoor functions. They include:...

Grilltastic Steam Cleaning BBQ Grill Brush

$99.99 from Amazon »

I have a steam cleaning mop I like pretty alright, but a steam cleaning BBQ grill brush? Sounds Grilltastic!...

Otto 1500-Degree Steak Grill

$1,299 from Amazon »

At over a grand for a countertop-sized steak maker that looks like a toaster oven, the Otto Grill sure better have something as interesting as 1500-degree cooking to offer me. And what else ya got, o' palindrome of the...

Barebones Pulaski Axe

$108 from Amazon »

Barebones' Pulaski Axe is named for Ed Pulaski, a Forest Service ranger and volunteer firefighter who led 45 men into the flames of the August 1910 "Big Burn" along the Idaho-Montana border. They were forced to take...

3D Compass

$27.95 from Etsy »

A 3D compass isn't so much an invaluable outdoor tool as it is a nifty demonstration of physics and Earth's magnetic field. Don't get me wrong, it might be the most accurate compass you'll ever use. But being made of...

Victorinox Skipper Pro Swiss Army Knife

$89.99 from Amazon »

Gilligan, little buddy, where was this Victorinox Skipper Pro Swiss Army Knife before we shipwrecked on that damn island? According to Victorinox, "Beautiful, stress-free, ready-for-anything days on the water require...

Speedo Hydro Shredders

$94.83 from Amazon »

Aqua aerobics has never looked so macho! Speedo's Hydro Shredders are plastic pool mitts designed with valves and tubercle technology that create heavy resistance when used either underwater or at its surface. Part of...

Inflatable Pontoon Boat with Motor Mount

$359.91 from Amazon »

This inflatable Colorado Pontoon Boat is built to American Boat and Yacht Council standards, and comes with a motor mount, but if you want to go from floatin' to motorboatin' you'll need to supply the lips, cheeks, lung...

Spyderco Squarehead Lightweight Folding Knife

$48.48 from Amazon »

Spyderco's Squarehead has trimmed down. Shed some USDs. The Squarehead Lightweight shares the same design concept and usability as the original Squarehead folding knife, but sells for about $30 less than its predecessor...

Best Made Brass Capsule Stitcher

$98 from Best Made »

Got the Brass (Capsule Stitcher) to sew up your torn gear and popped buttons on the fly? Maybe literally on the fly. Or on your tent, pack, or coat when you take this emergency gear repair kit with you into the world...

Rover AeroBOTE - Boat in a Duffel Bag

$2,499 from BOTE »

Yeah, it's a pretty big duffel, but the Rover AeroBOTE, a stand up paddle board-motor boat hybrid, really does deflate, fold up, and stuff inside a wheeled bag you can pull along behind you through tight squeezes and...

TRAK - Titanium Runner's Anywhere Knife

$55 - $59 from TRAK »

TRAK's roots are as a utility knife for commercial divers, and its name suggests the mini blade has been redesigned for runners. But TRAK's makers say the ultra-lightweight titanium anywhere knife will be a welcome piece...

X9R Marauder 25,000 Lumen Flashlight

$600 from Amazon »

When you're camping and need to take a whiz in the middle of the night, why use some weak ass lantern or stick flashlight to shine a hazy path in front of you when you can use an X9R Marauder 25,000 lumen flashlight to...

1,000-Pound Pull Force Fishing Magnet

$64.99 from Amazon »

If you're goin' fishin' for some rebar, best not forget your 1,000-pound pull force fishing magnet! Yes, that's right. One. Thousand. Pounds. Of pure neodymium attraction. Best also not forget and slip this thing in your...

RMJ Tactical Jungle Dagger

$590 from RMJ Tactical »

Just a few lucky ducks will be able to jungle boogie down with this Jungle Dagger. Ryan Johnson has designed and produced a pre-production run of the blade for RMJ Tactical, 50 pieces total, handcrafted to ensure their...

Beach Chair Buddy Towel Strap

$6.99 from Amazon »

You could probably repurpose some tie-down straps you already have into the equivalent of Beach Chair Buddy towel straps. Or just get a length of nylon and secure one of those side squeeze buckles to it. But if you're...

Gerber Pack Hatchet Camping Axe

$33 from Amazon »

Gerber's Pack Hatchet is a little dude with a big mouth. At just under 9-1/2" long, the camping axe is easily packed into or clipped onto outdoor gear. Gerber beefs up its functionality with a full tang construction and...