293

Meindl Retractable Spike Boots

By: on November 15, 2013
Discontinued

They're like Wolverine claws for the bottom of your feet. These Meindl retractable spike boots stick it to ice and snow with their patented, perfect traction Tec Vision spike system. When wearers flip out the boots' heel dial and turn it 360 degrees, six crowned spikes made of tungsten carbide emerge from each sole to steady and support trekkers in everything from crunchy snow to pure, frictionless ice. Ahhh how I look forward to a winter free of wet back pockets and bruises on my ass.

The tungsten carbide in Meindl's integrated spikes is twice as dense as steel and nearly as hard as diamond, so they won't bend or warp even during extended or repeated use. Multiple seals around the retraction/extension locations also prevent wetness and cold from infiltrating the foot inside, as well as moisture and dirt from impeding the dial and spike function.

Boots themselves are waterproof, and have been fitted with Gore-Tex lining and a removable lambkin inner sole for insulation.

Buy Now

GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes

$29.99 from Amazon »

Santa's got his herd of reindeer to fly him through the sky, you've got a herd of unicorn...and polar bears, penguins, and pink flamingoes to fly you through the snow. GoFloats Winter Snow Tubes look like your average...

Buy Now

Bradley Snow Tube Sleds

$89 - $149 from Amazon »

I like this Deluxe Edition of Bradley's Snow Tube. It's a sledding twofer! One inflatable 48" truck inner tube with RapidGlide bottom for She-Ra: Princess of Power to lounge down the hills in, and one little Snow Saucer...

Check it out

Track N Go Wheel-Driven Track System

$25k from Track N Go »

When people ask me if I want to go snowshoeing I always say no because this activity usually involves walking. Often up a steep slope. In the snow. It's cold, labor-intensive, and there are no Playmates wearing nothing...

Buy Now

Snow Joe Ultra Electric Snow Thrower

$155.72 from Amazon »

The Snow Joe Ultra says it can throw up to 650 pounds of snow per minute, clearing up to 2,450 square feet per hour! Someone who isn't me is sure going to have fun clearing off the driveway and entry walk and sidewalk...

Check it out

Pocket-Sized Grappling Hook

$34.95 from CountyComm »

One more Bat Toy for my Bat Toy Box! This pocket-sized tube that adeptly screws into a grappling hook was originally produced by EDO Robotics in response to a desert warfare operator's request for a lightweight, reusable...

Check it out

Rain Shield

A 2012 red dot award winner for design concept, Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang's Rain Shield could make carrying an umbrella 1) somewhat stylish and 2) more than an exercise in futility. Its shield-like construction uses...

Check it out

Insta-Chain Automatic Tire Chains

Sadly, you cannot install Insta-Chains on your Honda Fit for instant traction in snow and ice conditions; the whirling automatic tire chains are made only for large commercial vehicles. But if you're a professional truck...

Check it out

Kobi Autonomous Yard Work Robot

$3,999 from Kobi »

Kobi eats snow for breakfast! Kobi mows lawns with the stamina of a gamer sitting down to Gears of War 4 for the first time. Kobi sucks up leaves and spits them out like a piece of sushi that looks delicious on the plate...

Buy Now

LED Snow Flurry Projection Light

$71.97 from Amazon »

Oh the trouble Clark Griswold could have saved himself if only he'd gone on Christmas vacation in the 2010s. Nowadays one little green box fitted with one pint-sized disco ball connected to one tiny projector are all...

Buy Now

Torch Wearable Coat Heater

Sold Out from Amazon »

Torch, a universal, wearable coat heater invites you to get fired up, and take this year's winter storms by storm. Use the wraparound warmer to up your puffy coat's game, or trade the marshmallow-in-a-trash-bag look for...

Buy Now

NeverWet - Liquid-Repelling Coating

$13.99 from Amazon »

1. Check out the video above of a dude dumping Hershey's Chocolate Syrup on a white Keds tennis shoe treated with NeverWet. 2. Be amazed by NeverWet's water-, oil-, and apparent chocolate-syrup-repelling technology. 3....

Buy Now

Trac-Grabber "Get Unstuck" Traction Tools

$49.97 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...