Spring has been slow to emerge for much of the world, but longer and slightly sunnier days are starting to spark the urge to play outside. Whether you’re itching to bike, boat, picnic or party in the open air, we’ve got gifts for you and yours to enjoy it all in the latest update to our Cool Hunting Gift Guide. Highlights are below, but all the additions are in the outdoor section. Check them out, then go get yourself some Vitamin D.
As its name implies, Paul Loebach’s x3 Watering Can is made from a single metal tube that has been carefully bent three times to form its classic shape. The handsome container follows traditional construction with one fluid handle that allows you to grab hold up top when carrying it full of water, and on the side when watering sprawling gardens or fire-escape window boxes in the spring sun.
Designer Anton Willis’ origami-inspired kayak offers city dwellers a chance to keep up their penchant for open waters with a foldable structure that easily goes from boat to box. This fully recyclable 12’ long, 25” wide kayak features a double-layered plastic hull that can be assembled in as little as five minutes.
Tybee Jump Rope
Launched with the mission to produce beautiful, simple objects for everyday use, General Manufacturing Concern is a project by former Best Made Co. designer Hunter Craighill. This durable, handmade walnut jump rope features a leather rope with a bevy of bright paracord wrapped handles, making it resistant to wear even when skipped outside.
Nelly Sun Shade Cotton Lobster Hat
Keep your loved one protected while having fun in the sun this spring and summer with this lobster print visor, made by the family-run, century-strong milliners at Vienna’s Mühlbauer workshop.
Bad Hills Woodlands Backpack by Herschel Supply Co.
Pack up your binoculars and a bottle of wine in Herschel’s avian-themed Woodlands backpack for park picnicking among the birds. The simple design features single front pocket and a built-in 15″ laptop sleeve for work sessions anywhere.
Ultra HD Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular
A leader in sporting optics, Bushnell’s ultra compact binoculars pack the same quality as their more intricate designs but in a lightweight, foldable construction perfect for taking to the ballpark or on your next hike. The wide field of view makes it easier to track fast-moving objects, and RainGuardHD keeps the lenses clear even during spring’s unexpected showers.