Archives for October 2013

SunRocket Solar Kettle

Every outdoorsman needs a hot cup of joe in the morning. It’s practically an unwritten law, and there are plenty of fuel-based options out there whether you’re working with gas or using local tinder. SunRocket’s Solar Kettle has an even better solution: whip up your morning coffee by harnessing the power of the rising sun.

Kite Patch

It’s common knowledge, mosquitos suck (sorry, we just couldn’t help ourselves). In the backcountry they’re annoying, in undeveloped countries they’re a public health crisis, and in unchartered territories they can be silent killers. Lucky for us, a new company aims to be the TOMS of mosquito repellant with the ingenious Kite Patch.

Oakley Airwave 1.5 Goggles

Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly convenient to whip out your smartphone on the slopes. You have to fish it out of whatever pocket you’ve stashed it in, pull a glove off to use it, and chances are you’re going to drop it in the snow at some point. All so you can change your Read more…

Eddie Bauer Katabatic 2 Solar Powered Tent

Eddie Bauer’s original Katabatic tent was a hit: it was four season, comfortably held three people, and struck the perfect balance of lightweight and durability. Combine that winning package with the Sherpa 50 Solar Recharging Kit from Goal Zero and you get the Eddie Bauer Katabatic 2 Solar Powered Tent (and a lot of sun ray-charged Read more…

BioLite KettlePot

We are huge fans of the original BioLite. A portable stove that doubles as a gadget charger by burning twigs and leaves? Cool! Now, take that same stove and add a brew system capable of dishing out delicious coffee and you have the BioLite KettlePot, an absolute necessity for any lightweight camping or backpacking kit.

Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

Many companies have tackled the “how do I charge my phone in a disaster” problem, but no one did it with as much style as Brunton. Sure, you could use a Mophie case with a built in battery, or burn some twigs to generate electricity with the BioLite, but wouldn’t it be more fun to tell people you’re carrying around a bonafide hydrogen reactor?