For those who value excursions into nature as much as they do personal hygiene, the Nemo Helio Pressure Shower is the gadget of choice. Engineers blended the ease and packability of a traditional basic gravity shower with a foot-pump, which lends a satisfying pressure usually achieved only with heavier and more high-tech camping showers. An even-pressured shower in the wilderness requires nothing more than an enclosed alcove in the trees and a few stomps of the tootsie.
Jason Markk’s Premium Shoe Cleaner is for both sneaker snobs and wingtip types. The Essential Kit includes four ounces of Markk’s 98.3% natural and completely biodegradable solution which is safe on all colors and materials, and a handcrafted wood block brush.
An axe is undoubtedly a simple yet effective machine. Hung on the wall, these objects of beauty represent an exalted status of the owner. When the moment calls for some wood-splitting, or civilization-building, Best Made Co.’s axe inventory simply cannot be topped. Each axe’s head is drop forged from high carbon American steel by fourth-generation axe makers in North Carolina. Each helve is handmade from the highest quality Appalachian hickory and symbolically hand painted to your liking.
Jawbone’s intuitive UP bracelet tracks motion, sleep and if you let it, dietary intake, reminding you when you need to move around, hit the pillow or eat raw veggies all day to cancel out last night’s turducken feast. We won’t say that this bracelet knows you better than you know yourself, but its constant presence and gentle nudges might be just the encouragement you require to live a more holistic lifestyle.
From creative bike accessory line, Charly—a name which means “bicycle” in Japanese—this classic thumb-flick bell is as decorative as it is useful. Designed to look as if covered in wrapping paper, this elegant ringer is ready to make some noise.
Outdoor enthusiasts who want apparel with a modern, sophisticated style will appreciate Aether’s Arctic Trench, an ultra-strealimed parka that packs incredible functionality. Whether out on an urban adventure or dogsledding in northern Sweden, elements like zippered hand-warmer pockets, a seam-sealed construction, tons of high quality insulation (even in the hood) and a waterproof exterior will keep you nice and warm when you’re on the go.
Guaranteed for life, Clean Bottle’s stainless steel packs a big punch. The 100% BPA-free construction and square shape prevent it from rolling away when dropped, both ends unscrew for an easier cleaning and drying process, and 10% of all profits are donated to eco-friendly charities.
An ultra-portable and environmentally conscious power supply that charges via the sun even on cloudy days, the Sherpa 50 weighs less than a bottle of water, and can add 15 hours of power to a tablet or one to two hours on a laptop.
Out of Barcelona comes this bi-annual journal where each issue focuses on a single botanical species through photography, personal anecdotes, recipes, fictional stories and much more, from creatives with a penchant for plants.
Instead of paint and stickers, the small Savannah, Georgia-based design shop Magnetic Kitchen laser-engraved images onto their seven-ply maple wood skate decks. Available in 13 unique patterns, from “Di Humani” skeletons to “Grandma’s Sofa” toile-like print.
A delightful toy plane with a 29-inch wingspan handmade from balsa wood by Brooklyn-based design duo Fredericks & Mae for ABC Carpet & Home.
Flip burgers in patriotic style with this heavy-duty grill accoutrement. Designed by RISD graduate Jacob Riley-Wasserman, the Star Spangled Spatula is manufactured by the oldest American cutlery company, Lamson & Goodnow.
Canada’s Sitka Surfboards teamed up with Montana’s Stone Fly Studios to create this handcrafted wooden fly box to land that picture-worthy fresh catch. Each box is engraved with the cheeky “Castin’ Flies, Tellin’ Lies” slogan, an homage to the 20-inch fish that just slipped off the line, and comes with 10 hand-tied flies.
Originating in 17th-century England, the Barlow Knife soon made its way stateside to become a staple among American farms, camps and workshops. Best Made’s rendition of the handy pocket companion keeps sophisticated craftsmanship at the forefront, which is evidenced in a thick bolster, two carbon stainless steel blades and Rosewood handle.
Handmade in Poland by the team behind the cycling accessories label GB Leather, this elegant belt is designed to house your Kryptonite U-Lock while in transit. The ideal marriage of form and function allows style-conscious cyclists to ride around completely unencumbered.
Brooklyn trio The Principals gives the classic game of dominoes contemporary form with Bare Bones, an attractive double 6 set cast from concrete. Each set of bones is made in their Greenpoint studio and comes with a screen-printed cotton bag sporting the rules.