Barocook

Prepare hot food and drinks anywhere with this intelligent flame-less cooking system

Whether you’re backpacking through the bush or riding the rails, you need to eat. When stopping at a café just isn’t an option and carrying a cookstove and fuel isn’t convenient, the opportunities to enjoy a hot meal or beverage become scarce. Luckily, the Alpine-minded innovators at Korea’s Barocook have created a cooking system that is capable of heating water just shy of boiling (98 …

Ass Savers

A foldable, lightweight bike fender from Sweden that installs in seconds

It’s no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it’s a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike’s original form is generally avoided. However when the rain falls, a clunky set of fenders almost becomes an attractive option. Adding to the list of well-designed solutions (like the CH …

Oliberté

Socially and environmentally conscious quality leather footwear, made in Ethiopia from African materials

After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms of large-scale change in the lives of everyday people. Aiming to create a business that is at once economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, Dehitar founded Oliberté in 2009, …