The Bootlegger Modular Pack System ($50+) provides the adventurer with the right pack whatever the activity. The Bootlegger is a 4 piece system that includes a Super-Tramp suspension system, a long with 3 pack options. The packs include the Hopper Day pack, a no non-sense pack for everyday use. The Scrimshaw Dry Pack, a fully submersible bag for your wettest activities. And the Torpedo Pack which includes a hydration system for trail running, cycling, and hiking. The pack system comes in two colorways Orbit (Orange/Black) and Eclipse (Black/Gold). You can get all the packs for $180 or start with the Torpedo and suspension system for $50.
Tired of beer, try making your own low-alcohol honey wine using Williams-Sonoma's Mead Making Kit ($60). The kit includes everything you need to make five 1 gallon batches. Actually making the mead is super easy. Just steep 2 to 3 pounds of honey into 1 gallon of water that has been heated to 160 degrees. Pour it into the growler and add the yeast. In 4-6 weeks you'll have a nice alcoholic beverage. The earlier you stop the fermentation the sweeter the mead. If you end up making some let us know what you think.
The V1 Chair by ODESD2 ($850) is absolutely perfect for those looking for a bit of privacy, a place to snuggle up with your favorite book, a place to work, or are simply looking for a cool piece of modern design to enhance a room. The V1 is wrapped in a lightweight and durable aluminum on the outside and a sound absorbing felt on the inside, allowing you to focus on your task or just relax. The cushions are made form chenille and filled with hollowfayber. The V1 measures 36 7/32" W x 38 3/16" L x 50" H so there's plenty of room to get nice and comfortable. I'm currently checking with the company to get ordering information and I'll update as soon as I have something.
The Uuni 2 Pizza Oven ($300) is the ultimate backyard accessory for this summer. The Uuni takes the cost and hassle out of using a real wood-fired oven. Running off of wood pellets you can get from your local store, the Uuni heats up in just 10 minutes and reaches a temperature of 840-degrees which allows you to cook things really fast. This includes pizzas in less than 2-minutes, flatbreads, salmon, vegetables, and steaks. Because Uuni is made from brushed stainless steel it is made to last a life time. As it ages it will weather, but won't rust. It will become more beautiful over time.
Water Mobility is an Italian group of builders, designers, and engineers who have put together the next great thing in boating. The Jet Capsule ($TBA) is an enclosed craft that is 23 feet long and has a width of 13ft. It is fully customizable allowing you to pick the color (even camo is available) and design the interior based on your needs. For example you could go with eight captains chairs or two side sofas that transform into a triple bed or two smaller sofas a small kitchen and bath. The Jet Capsule is safer than a boat as it uses a Jet propulsion system instead of standard props. Contain WM for prices and requirements. (more…)
If you are one of those who has drizzled the ridiculously addictive spicy chili sauce over you noodles, French fries and breakfast eggs then it is time to move your Sriracha obsession onto a whole new level. Chef and food writer Randy Clemens presents, The Sriracha Cookbook ($11), which includes 50 new recipes that will not only greatly expand your palate but also give full vent to savory punch packed by Sriracha. Spicy Ceviche, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread and Peach-Sriracha Sorbet are just of the delights awaiting you in this awesome book that will take the current Sriracha trend to the masses.