Though electric wheelchairs offer users increased mobility, they don't tend to perform very well in off-road conditions. British engineer Sion Pierce aims to give disabled people another option in this regard with the HexHog, a six-wheeled, electric ATV (all terrain vehicle) that, like the UNiMO
is designed to take on the most difficult terrain you can throw at it.
After introducing its PowerTrekk portable fuel cell charger
several years ago, Swedish company myFC is readying the 2.0 version. The new model is close to three times more powerful than the original, offering enough juice to charge tablets, along with smaller devices like smartphones and GPS units.
We first caught wind of Ryan Frayne and his rapid self-inflation technology on the back of his Air Pad
mattress last year. Incorporating an innovative air flow technique, the air bed could be ready for use in a matter of seconds. Now Frayne has adapted this functionality to a multipurpose backpack with a view to bringing on-demand comfort to a variety of situations.
technology may be one of the biggest trends going on right now, but wearable survival gear is a persistent trend that's popped up again and again in recent years. We've seen it in survival bracelets like the KODIAK
, hiking boots like the Rocky S2V Substratum
and even jewelry like the HypeX
from Swiss Army staple Wenger. A company called SlideBelts presents another style: a survival kit you can thread through your belt loops, putting a fire starter, knife and other tools within easy reach.
Flashlights, lanterns, headlamps, tent lights … there are a lot of different ways to light up a campsite. Colorado-based outdoor specialist Big Agnes adds one more: the tent. More specifically, the company's mtnGLO tent range, which feature built-in LED lighting so there's no more fidgeting around for a flashlight that has rolled into a dark, cold corner.
In 2013, Hydrapak introduced its SoftFlask series
of soft-sided TPU water bottles designed to collapse into your pocket. The design seemed handy, but we wondered why the company chose to use a rather big, bulging bottom on a design meant to pack small. It addresses this shortcoming with the all-new Stash. The Stash's collapsible TPU body is paired with a flat bottom that snaps together with the top, making the packed bottle even easier to transport.
BioLite has introduced some innovative, multifunctional camping chargers in the past, including its CampStove
wood-fire stove/chargers. Its latest product is designed to work with existing camp stoves to produce twice the power of its other designs – enough to charge gadgets as large as tablets.
If you're a sport fisherman, then you know the frustration of having a fish strike and reject your lure. What sort of fish was it, and how big was it? Well, the Strike Cam may not help you land such finicky fish, but it can at least answer those questions.
Liverpool, UK, has played host to some pretty big visitors in the past, but its guests this weekend were truly huge. Royal De Luxe's giant puppets roamed the city's streets, capturing imaginations and drawing huge crowds. It is the second time its Giant Spectacular has visited Liverpool.
The need for an ice cold drink tends to go hand in hand with stinking hot temperatures. And while a chilled beverage can help to soothe from the inside, nothing brings on sustained comfort like a blast of cool air. The team behind IcyBreeze is looking to refresh from all angles with a cooler that works as a portable air conditioner, putting to use the ice-cold air inside.