Upon graduating college with a poli sci degree, Chris toiled in the political world for several years. Realizing he was better off making cynical comments from afar than actually getting involved in all that mess, he turned away from matters of government and news to cover the things that really matter: outdoor recreation, cool cars, technology, wild gadgets and all forms of other toys. He's happily following the wisdom of his father who told him that if you find something you love to do, it won't really be work.
A different take on the cargo bike and child carrier, the Scandinavian Sidecar pulls human and inanimate cargo out from the rear of the bicycle and puts it on the side. This gives the bicycle a vintage look and the child a more engaging POV. The composite sidecar can also drop its wheel and go sledding in winter.
As invaluable as the umbrella can be during a downpour on the city street, it can turn into an absolute burden the instant you step inside. The Kjaro umbrella uses a self-draining case to prevent that hassle, giving you a small, neat package that's easy to carry.
An all-electric Audi SUV concept has long been expected for debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. This week, Audi confirmed that those expectations will be met, providing some initial details about the new e-tron quattro concept. The concept previews a production model scheduled for a 2018 launch and emphasizes that "electric driving at Audi is a pleasure, not a compromise."
Following the debut of the Galpin Rocket last year, Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker are back with the Speedster Concept. The custom-bodied, 725-hp Mustang wears a smooth open-top design with tonneau cover. A limited number of customers looking for a more powerful, unique breed of Ford Mustang convertible have a new option.
Sino-Italian supercar boutique Icona set the auto world ablaze back in 2013, revealing its Vulcano supercar at the Shanghai Auto Show and later showing it at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Two years later, it's finally doused the flames with the cooling effects of raw titanium. It calls the new Vulcano Titanium the world's first titanium car.
SylvanSport offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the lightest, most versatile trailers in the business. Now it's teaming up with Goal Zero to bring solar power to its flagship gear-hauling, overnighting GO trailer. The trailer is part of Goal Zero's Solar Ready initiative, which looks to integrate solar panels and battery packs into a variety of common outdoor gear.
It's easy enough to group camp chairs next to each other or even zip tents into a large indoor commune. But it may be difficult or impossible to string several hammocks up close enough to interact with friends. You'll need the right set of trees – or the new Tree-O Hammock Frame. This specially designed accessory takes care of the logistics so three hammockers can chat, play cards, share food and drink, and simply relax.
Survival has been migrating out of backpacks and dedicated kits and into everyday things like shoelaces, bracelets and pens. Now it's available in an even more essential piece of everyday carry: the wallet. The ParaWallet wraps your $5 and $10 bills in knot-tying, fire-starting capabilities.
Lamborghini gave the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce an even sexier sibling over the weekend, revealing the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The half-million-dollar roadster packages the blistering performance of the Superveloce with a little more blue sky overhead, hitting the road as one of the hottest convertibles we've ever seen.
Even outdoor gear, designed to function far beyond the limits of Wi-Fi and cell phone coverage, is getting smarter and more connected. The new Helix Bluetooth lantern from Princeton Tec turns your smartphone into a camp-lighting remote control. The funky-looking lantern also collapses down with an accordion-like body and folding legs.