Wilde Brands recently debuted a Himalayan Pink Salt flavor for their chicken chips (thinly cut pieces of chicken fried with tapioca flour) and it offers a complex, delectable taste, along with the high-protein nutritional value that their other snacks do. With zero grams of sugar and a low carb count, these will satisfy even the biggest potato chip enthusiast. A box includes four bags of chicken chips.
Available on Kickstarter now, MiiR’s Pourigami pour-over system is a carry-able coffee maker that doesn’t succumb to the constraints of instant coffee alternatives or clunky camping presses. Three sleek slats of stainless steel (in black, stainless steel or white) interlock and form a nest for coffee filters. The system weighs just four ounces and, when unassembled, packs flat. Testing it out at this year’s Outdoor Retailer, we observed that it outperforms presses and clears a significant amount of space in your backpack.
Buying in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging waste we use requires employing other storage vessels. Stasher’s reusable stand-up bags are constructed from non-toxic 100% pure platinum silicone that’s safe for dishwashers and microwaves. Each can hold 56 fluid ounces (or 12 cups dry) and they are available in aqua or clear.
Rirkrit Tiravanija and Antto Melasniemi’s The Bastard Cookbook is part cooking guide and part exploration of cosmopolitanism. Inside there are recipes from Tiravanija and Melasniemi (aka the “Bastard Brothers”) accompanied by interviews with chefs and purveyors, insights from journalists and scholars and plenty of photography. The pair has cooked together everywhere—from Bangkok, Venice and Stockholm to Basel, Hong Kong and NYC—and The Bastard Cookbook is their experiences in summation.
Available in three iterations (smooth, swirl or dot), HAY’s Sip Straws are made from colorful, dishwasher-safe borosilicate glass. Crafted to resemble plastic straws, these eco-friendly versions can be used with hot or cold drinks. Each set comes with six straws in six different hues—and a cleaning brush.
Utilizing double-walled stainless steel to keep drinks cold (or warm), Denver & Liely’s “Traveller” marries the spirit of a flask to the utility of an insulating thermos. Coupled with a handy carabiner, the vessel can tackle many outdoor adventures. Made in an edition of 1000, each one is numbered and can hold eight fluid ounces of your chosen poison.
Handmade from organic cotton, Etee’s reusable food wraps are sustainable and compostable alternatives to plastic and paper bags. Available in sets of three, these medium-sized wraps “activate” and become tacky with the warmth of your hands, and can be used for fruits, nuts, and sandwiches—anything. Each one offers some 120+ uses and they can be composted when they’re no longer adhesive.
A blend of chocolate, cocoa nibs from Costa Rica, Himalayan salt and black pepper, Xocol’s Cacao Holic Salt accents dishes with a savory/sweet twist. Made in Kagoshima, Japan, the seasoning isn’t delicate; all of the components unite to amp of the flavor profile of whatever they’re added to.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Seattle Chocolate and The Museum of Flight concocted an out-of-this-world bar. Featuring a delightfully rich and creamy milk chocolate truffle base and popping rock candy, it’s a playful treat that’s drenched in nostalgia—right down to the Jessica Allen-designed packaging.
Vegan and gluten-free, From The Ground Up’s take on the classic pretzel is made from cauliflower and cassava flour—the product of a dried and ground cassava root. With only 1.5 grams of fat and 23 grams of carbs, they’re healthier that traditional pretzels, but still offer the same crunchy satisfaction. With a subtle cauliflower aftertaste, these snacks are available as pretzel sticks or twists. (Price listed if for a pack of six.)
UBB and Barebones join forces for a bag that meets all your cooler needs: up to 20 cans. With a shape reminiscent of an icebox, the cooler bag can keep contents cold for 48 hours—even longer than most insulated thermoses or growlers. The wide-mouth (which hangs over the sides of the backpack) allows the opening to expand when unzipped. As such, you could carry two—one for ice and one for cans—and then combine as needed. Moreover, the backpack design makes it even more practical than most coolers out there.
Made in Serbia using European enamelware and steel, Best Made Company’s limited edition Polaris Plates “celebrate the mystery of the night sky.” The front side’s illustration, by Ross MacDonald, depicts the night sky’s constellations and proves to be an accurate guide for when you’re eating under the stars. The plates come in sets of two and can withstand both campfire heat and dishwashers.
Inspired by the lack of affordable, well-designed furniture, Dims. launched to fill a void. Addressing needs in his own home, founder Eugene Kim set out to tap designers for cornerstone pieces and to offer transparent pricing and sourcing. This Barbican Trolley, in “Wimbledon Green,” is modern, minimal and multi-functional. Whether placed in a kitchen for extra counter space or used as a roving cart at a party, it’s a well-designed and functional piece that’s available at an accessible price. Perhaps best of all, it comes pre-assembled.
A no-mess vaporizer, the Omura Series 1 Vaporizer heats (rather than burns) whole flower, which is packed into a tiny, pre-dosed stick. The stick (which is available in packs and sold separately) is tucked into the vaporizer and to smoke it, users simply press the button until the device vibrates—then inhale as it heats. The smoke is much less harsh than a joint, but you retain the true flavor and aroma of cannabis flower—with no charring or ash.
Chewy, colorful and cute, these rainbow sprinkle treats come from NYC-based Danny Macaroons, who started making them for his family. Now, he and his staff make 1000+ a day. For these sweet snacks, long strands of freshly processed coconut lend flavor and consistency. Then there are just four other ingredients: condensed milk, eggs, salt and vanilla. Available in packs of four, they are a delectable and playful treat.
Crafted from borosilicate glass, this Closca bottle is an eco-friendly water vessel you can wear. Thanks to its secure proprietary “FidLock” system, a silicone wrap exterior can be latched onto a bike, stroller, bag, and more. The BPA-free bottle comes with an infuser for those who want to flavor their water, and also offers dual openings (at the lip and the base) for easy washing. Further, the Closca Water App offers information on closest fill-up stations so users can avoid single-use plastic at all times.