Weighing less than a can of coke, the Chammock Hammock Chair is the smallest, easiest to carry hammock chair — and also camping chair in general — so far. Chammock is made of rip-stop nylon and sets up quickly using two rope-equipped straps, stringing across two trees that are at least 4 feet apart just like a hammock. It also features both pillow and gadget pockets to keep your crucial gear close at hand and has been stress tested through 10,000 sitting cycles with a weight of 264 pounds.
Find it at Kickstarter – $65
You could argue that the weight difference is negligible, but if for you every gram counts Fabric’s Cageless Water Bottle is the way to go. Mount the two ultralight studs — each weighing in at 1.5 grams (0.53 ounces) — onto your bike’s frame, and when you’re not carrying a bottle the frame is as good as bare. When you do need to lug around the 600ml bottle, just slip it onto the studs in just one intuitive motion.
Learn more at Fabric – $TBA
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s EDC belongs to a physician in Poland.
For the full July 31st breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry.
A knife block you’ll definitely want to show off, Edge of Belgravia’s Black Diamond Knife Block is crafted of stainless steel and plastic, and makes an impression with its open, angular frame that shows you what blade you’re going for even if all their handles are alike. The block fits up to 11 knives with blades as thick as 4 millimetres, each easy to extract yet simultaneously secure thanks to a clever use of weighting. Plus, its rather vertical stance saves space over traditional knife blocks.
Find it at Edge of Belgravia – roughly $140
Redesigned and reworked where it matters, Tessel’s distinctive Jet Pack 2.0 Backpack features the same unique angular face panel that sets it apart from other bags, looks-wise. But the 2.0 is instead made of a more rugged 210D PU Ripstop Nylon, thicker foam for improved protection of the goods within, and water-resistant features that include YKK AquaGuard coated zippers and a storm flap zippered front pocket. It’ll still fit a 15″ notebook and look good doing it.
Preorder at Tessel – $120 [via]
Wrist fatigue and hand cramping are real possibilities on longer rides. Throttle Rocker is a simple fix that eliminates the need for motorcycle cruise control systems. Install this compact plastic accessory around your motorcycle’s left or right handed throttle — one model specifically designed to accommodate each — to squeeze less, instead letting you activate the throttle by simply lean your wrist onto it. It won’t easily slip yet adjusts quickly on the fly, and even flips back and over out of the way when not needed.
Get it in original and II (with velcro) versions at Amazon – $10 [via]
Standard televisions aren’t bright enough for outdoor use, not to mention resilient enough to survive through even a light drizzle. For that there’s SunBriteTV Outdoor Televisions. Available in sizes from 32″ to 65″, these televisions utilize brighter screens (Signature Series) or Enhanced Solar Tolerance technology (Pro Series) that eliminates the dark spots that appear over the screen when hit by indirect and direct sunlight, respectively. Moreover, each SunBriteTV is shielded within a powder-coated aluminum frame that protects against rain, salt, snow, and UV rays, and a multiple fan airflow system keeps the monitor operational at even extreme temperatures. Fortunately, they didn’t overlook including a weatherproof remote, either.
Grab one at Amazon or at SunBriteTV – $1,500+
The more tools the better. Coleman’s Multi-Tool Lighter packs a knife, can opener, mini saw, and a file alongside its windproof jet lighter torch. Sure, you mightn’t be able to gut a fish or cut down a tree with tools of this size, but in a pinch this handy lighter should still prove plenty versatile.
Learn more (and find a dealer) at Coleman – $26
Under exertion, your body works hard to regulate its temperature. Help it along with Vaiden’s Triton, a workout shirt that employs OUTLAST Phase Change Materials — originally developed for the thermal regulation of astronauts — to optimize your temperature during a run or through tough training. Tiny polymer Thermocules within the fabric capture excess heat generated by the body, acting like a sort of battery to release it back to you when needed (and only when you cool down).
Read more at Vaiden – $70
Brown glass growlers are the mainstay for taking home large volumes of craft beer, but they’re vulnerable to UV light, often have narrow necks, and sometimes bear imperfect seals. Orange Vessel’s Stoneware Growlers were specifically created to improve upon their design, hand poured in small batches in Central Ohio. They feature an ergonomically spaced carry loop for slipping in two fingers, a simple flip top closure that ensures a hermetic seal, and 100% opacity to protect your beer from the taste-altering effects of light. They also come in five handsome colors with or without gloss, including orange, black, and white.
Read more at Orange Vessel Co. – $60