Outdoors

Therm-A-Rest UltraLite Cot

$159.95 - $213.48 from Amazon »

When I saw Therm-A-Rest named this cot the UltraLite Cot, it got me thinking about how even though the word "ultra-light" can be applied to so many different things, the actual weight measurement representing it for one...

FOBO Smart Tire Pressure Monitor

$229 from Amazon »

FOBO is an acronym for For Our Better wOrld. That's a really dumb acronym. Luckily, the 24/7 Bluetooth tire pressure monitoring system it represents is sweet enough to overcome the branding misstep. And I guess I'll let...

Homping Portable Charcoal Grill

$199 from Amazon »

Homping meets hot coals and juicy steak. Mmmm, sounds kinky and delicious. If you dare...

Rotating LED Headlamp

$16.50 from Amazon »

This headlamp would be better if its LED light rotated 360-degrees and was brainwave-controlled. But I guess 90-degree vertical movement and manual manipulation are OK too, especially if you need a headlamp for more than...

Rumpl Puffy Coat Blanket

$129 - $199 from Amazon »

Rumpl is your favorite puffy coat and your best sleeping bag turned into a comforter for your bed. A blanket for your starry nights. A cover for your movie dates on the couch. Rumpl is a high performance insulator made...

Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter

$10.99 from Amazon »

The Swedes. Always lookin' out, always glad to do it. My favorite friendly Scandinavians made this paracord bracelet out of 16' of 350 spec nylon. Five different color choices are braided into a sweet adjustable wrist...

Opinel No 8 Carbon Pocket Knife

$12.95 from Amazon »

One thing I've learned in life is that people like quality, people like deals, and people like knives. If you consider yourself people, then the Opinel No 8 Carbon pocket knife is your opportunity to have all 3 of these...

Propane Tank Gauge

$19.99 from Amazon »

This hook-and-lift propane tank gauge claims it can make sure I never run out of gas at the grill again. What a crock. Unless it's some sort of on-call gas delivery drone or, like, a propane micro factory I'm pretty sure...

Wazoo Survival Gear Kindling Gift Card

Think you have mad survival skills? Here's your chance to put your money where your mouth is. And then light it on fire. Following their survivalist's credo to the letter, Wazoo has created the Kindling Gift Card. It's...

GazeBox Retractable Garage

One guess as to which country the GazeBox hails from. A glorious transparent arc that accordions around your 6-figure sports car? Protects it in style, with pomp, and without hiding it from jealous eyes? Gotta be Italian....

SkySaver Rapelling Rescue Backpack

$749 - $849 from Amazon »

Click. Hook. Exit. Forget JanSport and SwissGear, who here wants a SkySaver multi-story personal rescue backpack?...

Ranger Pace Counter

$9.99 from Amazon »

Accurate. Works day or night. Functional without satellite, cell tower, or batteries. However, using the Ranger Pace Counter will require focus and baseline mathematical skills. So it's still not for everyone....

Military Issue Water Canteen

$21.95 from Amazon »

Two quarts, Army issue, OD Green. Not a whole lot else to say about this water canteen. Except that two quarts of water isn't really enough for a long, strenuous hike or desert offensive. Two quarts of whiskey might be...

Volo Hammock Rocker

$8,350 from Sveglio »

Rough life this guy has. Timing the tides. Towing his Sveglio Volo all the way across the beach and into the water. Settling into its hammock and getting a gentle rock going just as the sun starts to set. I bet it's a...

BBQ Grill Mat

$29.99 from Amazon »

I just saw this Grill Mat on an infomercial at 3:00 this morning. I watched the whole thing too because it was either that or The Golden Girls. What it does is stop smaller foods like vegetables, shrimps, and kabobs from...

ThorFire USB & Hand Crank Lantern

$39.99 from Amazon »

Thor. God of Thunder. God of Lightning. God of Rechargeable LED Lighting. ThorFire's darkness accessory is a collapsible accordion lantern/flashlight with a built-in battery rechargeable via regular 5V USB or its fold-out...

ESEE Izula II Knife

$71.17 from Amazon »

ESEE's Izula takes its name from the Peruvian jungle's biggest, baddest, meanest...ant. Isula with an "s" in Spanish. If you know your ants, you'll know it as the bullet ant. And if you know your knives, you'll know ESEE...

Newcon Optik Sniper Detection System

$37,389 from Amazon »

I read that in honor of Prime Day Amazon is going to be discounting a pair of very highly rated binoculars to less than $120. Oh boy, I sure hope Newcon Optik's LAS 1000 Sniper Detection System is it! These way-more-than-binoculars...

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Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge

$79.99 from Amazon »

Someone looks more interested in her floating cabana than she is in her wading cabana boy. I guess I would be too if he showed up empty handed like that. What, not even a tall glass of something cold, pink, and strong...

Classic Pocket Camping Compass

$3.40 from Amazon »

Nothing caps off a grueling, straight-up, 10-mile ascent in the summer heat better than showing off your baller gold pocket compass to all the sweaty beards in the latest REI gear mowing on their Whole Foods trail mix...

Hydro Hammock Hot & Cold Tub

$280 - $1,310 from Hydro Hammock »

A hot tub hammock? Even better than a hot tub time machine! Relaxing, swinging, sexy, and using one won't force me to relive my days of wearing acid-washed pleated jeans. And the coup de grace: a hot tub hammock actually...

CaraClaw Carabiner Knife

$19.99 from Amazon »

When the Doctor and M.A.D. Cat are breathing down your neck...Go-go Gadget CaraClaw! A recent release from EDC and survival tools specialist StatGear, the CaraClaw brings together clipping and cutting in a 2.8-ounce carabiner...

Inflatable Pink Flamingo Coasters

$8.99 from Amazon »

If I forgo the purple umbrella is it OK to float my pina colada in one of these inflatable pink flamingo coasters? Let your drinks get in on the same swimmin' pool action as the rest of your sun-soaked self this summer...

Playbulb Garden Solar LED Lights

$99.99 from Amazon »

Converting your backyard into a nightclub has never been easier or more eco-friendly. MIPOW's Playbulb Garden, a new addition to the company's Playbulb series, is an app-controlled, solar-powered LED led that spikes into...

Gemmy Airblown 12' Movie Screen

$127.99 from Amazon »

Grabbing a blanket, a pile of sandwiches, a water bottle of contraband booze, and a coupla tickets to an outdoor movie is always a fun summer activity. Unless they're showing Dirty Dancing, which they invariably always...

HumidiBreeze Portable Misting System

$130.67 from Amazon »

Second only to a harem of Brazilian supermodels fanning me with giant leaves and rubbing ice cubes all over my chest: the HumidiBreeze Portable Misting System. This tabletop-sized outdoor fan blows a light, cooling spray...

Klymit Ultralight LiteWater Dinghy

$153.82 from Amazon »

One thing that does not fit on my back is a Thule roof rack. But thanks to Klymit's LiteWater Dinghy, I can still paddle around remote alpine lakes and rivers that are inaccessible by vehicle and too far away to hike-lug...

Floating Mattress

$76.99 from Amazon »

Now this is the kind of waterbed I'm talkin' about. A Giant. Floating. Mattress. The SunSoft fabric cover is designed to stay cool and the lounger's bean bag feel to achieve the pinnacle of comfort as you get your tan...

evrgrn Crash Sack

$119 from REI »

REI gets into the wearable sleeping bag business with their new vowel-hating product line, evrgrn. The versatile evergrn Crash Sack combines the full body warmth and comfort of a standard sleep sleeve with the full body...

9-in-1 Hand Crank Multi-Tool

$34.99 from Amazon »

Put the results of all that gyroscopic training you've been doing to good use with Ivation's 9-in-1 Dynamo, a home and auto safety multi-tool that hand cranks out radio, light, siren, and device charging power, plus serves...

Beast Armor Grilling Gloves

$22.97 from Amazon »

Iron Man hands become Aramid Fabric hands for grilling season. Beast Armor gloves have recruited this tough, heat-resistant synthetic fabric typically used in aerospace and military applications for your own personal...

BCB Crusader Cooking System

$95.92 from Amazon »

BCB Adventure's Crusader Cooking System is military- and NATO-approved. So the next time you're making Ramen on a backpacking trip, you can rest assured that the military and NATO are cool with it. Really though, this...

Outland Multi-Mission Axes

$465 - $495 from Outland Equipment »

Outland Equipment has a new pair of dynamos for the axe wielders out there. Their Multi-Mission Axes equip outdoorsmen with full tang S7 steel bodies and end implements designed in accordance with the company's credo:...

World's Biggest Backyard Water Slide

$149 from Amazon »

I remember going to this water slide park called Wet Willy's when I was a kid. They had runs way longer than the Wahii's slide's measly 75'. I bet they were way faster too. But one time on our way home from Wet Willy's...

La Caja China #2 Roasting Box

$449.99 from Amazon »

La Caja China isn't new, but seeing it again as we enter grilling season reminds me how nice it would be if my mama got one for our back yard--and kept it stocked--so I could roll out of bed each morning and tear off...

Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife

$73.75 from Amazon »

If you already have a Bug in your Spyderco knife collection, consider a Dog for your next addition to the menagerie. The Spyderco Dog Tag Folder stems from one of knife maker Serge Panchenko's designs. It looks and hangs...

8-Person Island Raft

$120 - $319 from Amazon »

What is there to say about Tropical Tahiti's floating island raft fit for you and 7 of your favorite water-lovin', sun-soakin', float-happy, swimsuit-clad cats besides P-A-R-T-Y and O-R-G-Y?...

Schrade SCHA5B M.A.G.I.C. Folding Knife

$40.88 from Amazon »

The Schrade SCHA5B M.A.G.I.C. folding knife listing neglects to explain its M.A.G.I.C. acronym, so at first I thought maybe it didn't stand for anything, that the caps and dots are just there for their imposing, visual...

Waterscape Modular Floating Platform

From phones to backpacks, the modular approach clearly isn't just for LEGO anymore. Australian design studio Derlot has created what might be the most lustworthy use of modules yet: Waterscape. Sure, this floating platform...

Fistral Compact Inflatable Tent

$435 from Hemiplanet »

You might remember Heimplanet's other inflatable geometric wonder, the Cave tent. For its 40" interior height and 54 square feet of floor space, it still manages to break down to a manageable pack size, adding just 11-1/2...

Machete Spatula

Sold Out from Amazon »

Since I usually hack up eggs, salmon, chicken, and steaks when I try to flip or test their doneness anyway, a Machete Spatula would probably be an appropriate addition to my cooking arsenal. Plus, if any utensil could...

Weapons of Svenhaellin Fire Pit

$32,600 from Etsy »

Randy of Fire Sculpture Art has been bending metal to his whims for over 45 years. He believes, "The great sin in life is to be boring." Combine his craft with his credo and you get the Weapons of Svenhaellin Fire Pit....

Spyderco Bug Knife

$12.95 from Amazon »

Do they call it the Bug Knife because it's so tiny or because it's been designed especially for killing bugs? I mean, we have insect-blasting shotguns now, so you never know. Hot summer day on the patio, cold beer in...

Kombo Fish Tool

$29.95 from Kombo »

It bonks! Nicely. It cuts! Safely. It cleans! Efficiently. It sharpens! Er...sharply. And it floats. The Kombo Fish is a rugged, seafood-dinner-centric multi-tool that hopes to become an invaluable part of your tackle...

ZUP Watersports Board

$299 from Amazon »

In addition to your favorite brah's favorite word, ZUP is a hybrid towable eager to dole out some adrenaline rushes on the water this summer. The ZUP Board's design allows riders to stand, kneel, lie down, surf, chill...

Otium SoftRack

$160 from Otium »

Otium made a car rack that installs in 2 minutes, and then comes off again in even less. It also fits most any vehicle, from trailblazing trucks to suburb-cruising coupes. It's also as soft as a football in the arms of...

Osprey Anti-Gravity Suspension Backpack

$250 from Amazon »

One thing I know about ospreys the sea hawks is they are some loudmouthed birds. You think pigeons cooing or crows cawing at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning is a torment to your hangover? Try a pair of nested ospreys squawking...

Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler

$65.15 from Amazon »

You can drop the cash to install a built-in yard irrigation system, or keep running outside every couple of hours, timing it...just...right to grab the sprinkler when its arc of water is on the other side of you, and...