March 26, 2011 | Cool
If you are really fretting about the latest identity theft trend, you know, the radio-frequency hacking that allegedly scans credit cards, passports and badges, get this stainless steel wallet and sleep peacefully. Made with 25,000 flexible stainless steel threads that are three times thinner than a piece of paper, the wallet is durable and corrosion resistant, yet smooth as silk.
October 6, 2010 | Cool
Cool comes to the open roads, thanks to the Can-Am Spyder RS-S 2011. For 2011, the Spyder RS comes with plenty of new features and color options. Built with a revised rubber mount system and a second linkage rod, this Can-Am roadster boasts reduced chassis vibration so you get a smoother ride. Powered by a Rotax V-Twin 998cc engine, the Spyder RS can go from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Prices start at $17,699. Bombardier.
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March 19, 2010 | Cool
Who knew mowing the lawn could be so fun? With the concept Lawnmower Scooter by industrial designer Vicky Petihovski, it can be – and when you’re done, you can take a spin around the neighborhood! An all-electric mower that’s environmentally friendly, the Lawnmower scooter comes with a riding surface and features an electric motor that drives the blades and the scooter. And there’s no messy clean up - all the cuttings are stored in a transparent bin located in the front of the scooter. Work has never been this enjoyable or convenient.
November 18, 2009 | Cool
It’s all about getting the most for you money these days, so why buy a motorhome and a boat when you just get them both rolled into one? That’s where the Harmony Amphibious RV comes in. Powered by an environmentally friendly energy power system, the concept Harmony Amphibious RV was designed by Weili Feng to take on the roads and the water. With hydrogen batteries located with four in-wheel motors, this RV also comes equipped with a solar paddle that can either be used as a sail or a solar energy harvesting system. When you take to the high seas, the vehicle’s jet drive (located in the rear) propels it across the water. For your living pleasure, you’ll find the Harmony comes fully loaded with leisure areas, a toilet, a kitchen and entertainment facilities.
July 31, 2009 | Cool
In case you were ever worried about being stuck in the desert with your dune buggy after a freak snowstorm, the Platune Sand-X Bike has got a solution for you. A mash up result between American company Platune and Sand-X, a Swiss company specializing in off-road vehicles, this snowmobile has been converted to ride the sand dunes. Using wheels instead of skis up front, the Platune Sand-X Bike is powered by a Rotax 800cc, 160hp, two-cylinder, two-stroke engine, giving it the juice to accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, and maxing out at a top speed of 115 mph. It’s already gained popularity in the Middle East, but there are no plans to bring it to North America just yet.
April 17, 2009 | Cool
A hit in places like Thailand, Tuk Tuk’s L53 3-Wheeler is coming to the U.S.! Granted both DOT and EPA approval, these Mitsubishi-powered 3-wheelers come equipped with all-new water-cooled four-stroke 650cc engines with four speeds and reverse transmission. Sporting the front of a scooter and the back of a regular car, the Tuk Tuk gets an estimated 55 miles per gallon, and is able to take you across town or to the cottage. Other features include front disk and rear drum brakes, wipers, headlamp, and customized turn and tail light packages. Prices start from 9,950. Tuk Tuk USA.
March 20, 2009 | Cool
Nothing feels as good as climbing to 25,000 feet and hitting a maximum cruise speed of 235 knots – and it’s only possible in the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT Personal Sport Plane. Touted as the world's fastest fixed- gear aircraft, the 400 Corvalis TT gives you the freedom to pick up the family and head across country for an extended weekend away. Comfort takes on a new meaning in this Cessna personal sport plane – sink into the hand-stitched leather seats while enjoying all of the exclusive cabin appointments. As one of the company’s top priorities, the 400 Corvalis TT has incorporated a variety of innovative active and passive safety features into its design, as well as putting you in control with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit that comes equipped with integrated Synthetic Vision Technology. Cessna Aircraft Company.
February 20, 2009 | Cool
You think you’ve got the outdoor lifestyle covered with your ATV, sport boat and RV. But you’re still missing one thing – ICON Aircraft A5 Personal Sport Plane. Built specifically for consumer recreational flying, the A5 can hits speeds of 125 MPH, and boasts a range of 300 miles. Running on regular unleaded gas, this ICON personal sport plane can take off or land on solid ground or on water, so feel free to take it to the cottage with you. Another perk is its ability to fold its wings, so it easily fits into your garage. And since you only need a Sport Pilot license to fly this air craft (that’s about 20 hours of flight training), your dream of owning your own plane is that much closer to realization. But you will have to wait until 2010 to pick one up, and it’ll cost you around $139,000. ICON Aircraft.
December 22, 2008 | Cool
Keep in touch with your ATV buddies or listen to your favorite tunes while taming the trails with Cardo Systems’ Scala Rider Q2 Multiset. Packaged in a set of two ready-to-use wireless headsets, the Scala Rider Q2 let you enjoy hands-free and safe communication. Riders can communicate with each other while on bikes or ATVs, or they can hook into music with the MP3 jack. They also allow you to take calls from your cell, which will override the music so your hands never have to leave the handlebars. Utilizing Multiple Device Connection technology, the Scala Rider Q2 comes with features that allow bikers to connect wirelessly by Bluetooth to several audio sources including in-helmet voice instructions from a GPS unit, mobile phone conversations with third parties and intercom conversations with passengers and with other bikers. Set sells for around $395.95. For more information or to buy, visit Cardo Systems.
October 1, 2008 | Cool
Ideal for those who want the convenience of a tent, but need the luxury of an RV, the Wee Kender Teardrop Trailer/Tent has given the retro teardrop trailer a fresh, modern twist.
The Eureka! Condo Camping Tent allows you to stretch out and relax – it’s a three-room tent larger than many master bedrooms, with plenty of headroom for even the tallest people.
A great choice for long camping trips or to use in remote locations, the WSE Solar Camping Lantern’s solar panel supplies enough battery charge for more than eight hours of useable light.
September 29, 2008 | Cool
Equipped with touch screen control, built-in voice recorder and LED flashlight, the Magellan Triton 1500 GPS is rugged, waterproof, amazingly easy to use, and allows you to control advanced features with just a touch.
Unleash your canine’s adventurous spirit and take them with you on your next outback adventure – but be sure to keep their paws safe with Ruff Wear’s Bark'n Boots Grip Trex Dog Boots.
Coming in 2009, the Yakima SkyBox LoPro 15 Cargo Box is cool-looking and features a gas-saving low profile design.
September 24, 2008 | Cool
When you’re going at it solo, there’s no need to carry any more than you have to - go light with the Taiga Bivy Shelter.
Perfect for picnics or outings, the compact Kelty Pop Duo Cooler is a cooler and table all in one.
Outfitted with an altimeter, barometer, digital compass and thermometer, the Casio Pathfinder 1300 Ti Watch is ideal for backcountry skiing, mountaineering, sea kayaking and camping adventures.
September 22, 2008 | Cool
The Thule Gear Mate is the ideal storage and transportation solution for your outdoor equipment and tools.
A place to sit, a place for your food and a place for your drink – Coleman Deck Chair with Table has it all.
September 17, 2008 | Cool
A great hideout from the sun and wind, the L.L.Bean Sunbuster Shelter is ideal for the campgrounds, beach, park or outdoor events.
After a dirty day in the outdoors, nothing feels as good as a hot shower - get clean on your next camping adventure in Cabela’s Shower Shelter.
Delivering reliable synthetic warmth for camping, backpacking, river rafting and summer mountaineering, the Marmot Pounder 40F Reg Sleeping Bag has got you covered.
September 15, 2008 | Cool
The Vibram’s FiveFingers Flow Shoe-Gloves are made to mimic the feel of walking barefoot but with the protection of a thin rubber sole.
The Black Diamond Apollo Lantern is a bright, non-glaring, soup-can sized lantern with foldable legs and NRG rechargeable battery compatibility.
It’s strong enough for a mountain man, but the Gregory Packs Jade 50 backpack is made for a woman.