Category: Outdoors

News and Reviews of outdoor accessories, sports gear, travel gear and survival equipment for adventure seeking junkies who like to spend their time outdoors

Jigsurf: 3D printed surfboard you can carry in a duffle bag

Jigsurf 3D printed surfboard

Riding the waves on your surfboard is fun and thrilling, but taking your surfboard from one place to the other is a big hassle. A normal surfboard measures anywhere between 5’7” to 9’4”, which makes it extremely bulky to transport. Seeing this predicament as a major speedbump in the ability of a surfer to commute easily, prompted Robotham to make a 3D printed surfboard that can be carried in your bag.
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Some drone breaching your privacy? Shoot that son of a gun down!

Drone Munition_2

Drones have brought a whole slew of problems like privacy breach and much more dangerous issues like infiltration into highly restricted aerospace. Not only that, a man claims that he mounted GLOCK pistol to a drone and figured out a way to shoot rounds remotely and that too with accuracy. Now that is a major security concern along with other reports that clearly show the breach of privacy by people on their neighbors. To end any nuisance created by drones, Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. has an answer.
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Humanoid strolling in the woods is scary and exciting at the same time

ATLAS humanoid robot by Boston Dynamics

Google invested quite a lot of money in acquiring Boston Dynamics and for good reason too. They are building some of the most advanced humanoid robots on the planet (Japanese are going to be so furious at this) which give us a glimpse of the future. ATLAS robot funded by DARPA has been under works for quite a while now and every time Boston Dynamics comes with an update, they startle the world. This time around though, the robotics giant has completely blown me off!
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Volkswagen making a self-driving baby stroller, but is it safe?

Self-driving stroller with automatic braking system

Self-driving baby stroller with automatic braking system

Baby strollers have always been a popular way to commute little ones in style. And for that very reason Volkswagen is developing an automated stroller that makes sure your kid is not in harm’s way. This stroller came into existence as a result of an idea sharing drill by the Automotive giant. When asked about products they could improve other than cars; one suggestion came as a stroller that could automatically brake.
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Mount GoPro to this snorkeling mask and document any underwater adventure in POV

GoPro Underwater Mask

Scuba diving adventures are always mesmerizing as you go on appreciating the underwater life. Keeping this in mind Thanko launched a waterproof swimming goggles with in-built waterproof HD camera that shoot first-person-view videos in high quality. Now the Japanese manufacturer of cheeky gadgets is back with a similar kind of scuba diving goggles, but with one major difference.
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Make your own Star Wars themed Foosball table

Star Wars stormtrooper foosball table

Foosball game is a good pass time for stress busting and it lets all the frustration out of the system. But the foosball game never got a visual upgrade until now. Thanks to 3D printing, Youmagine designer [Excite] got the unique idea of turning boring foosball props into exciting Star Wars themed Storm troopers that looking strikingly cool.
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In a daredevil stunt paraglider lands on wingsuit flyer in mid-air [Photos]

Norwegian paraglider Bjoern Magne Bakke Bryn lands on wingsuit flyer Espen Fadnes in mid air

Real-life daredevils Espen Fadnes and Bjoern Magne Bakke Bryn of Norway are clearly the most extrovert adrenaline junkies who don’t fear to wing it. In a recent challenge – in what can be called ‘the most fascinating mid-air acts – paraglider Bryn landed on wingsuit flyer Fadnes as they soared past the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China. The flying enthusiasts took off from different locations before joining each other in mid-air. We don’t have much to tell you on the amazing feat, therefore we leave you with some spectacular pictures of the act below. Read More…

Daredevil jetpack riders set Guinness Word record for synchronized water flight

Jetpack Guinness World Record

New jetpack Guinness World Record

Jetpack give you wings, literally, don’t you think so? The most fascinating way to let loose and hit freedom, shooting into thin air like a kingfisher. Watching someone with a jetpack on gives such an adrenaline rush, just imagine doing it for yourself. Ok, enough of the melodrama talk, let’s concentrate on this Guinness World Record that took place in the city of Cavalaire sur mer located in South France.
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World’s smallest electric personal commuter looks like a laptop cooling pad

WalkCar personal commuter

WalkCar personal commuter is ultra-portable

Personal commuting is seen by many as the future of transportation. No wonder it is the truth seeing the number of vehicles on the road and even constricting spaces. The personal commuters that we have seen thus far are all compact and ideal for short trips to the mall or your local store. This is WalkCar, a personal commuter that beats them all for size since it is no bigger than a laptop.
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Altra IQ running shoe tracks your running routine, acts as real-time coach

Altra IQ running shoe

There are fitness wearables that collect and analyze your running data, now a shoe visions to do just that. Altra Running has come out with a new Altra IQ running shoe, which can collect data about the wearer’s running stride to make them better informed of their personal running habits. The Altra IQ is embedded with razor thin multi-sensor system, which is placed (very secretly) in the shoe’s midsole with a transmitter to track running exactly down to wearer’s technique. The shoe comes with iFit app, which receives the data from the shoe over Bluetooth and then offers real-time coaching in addition to aggregation and analysis of data. Read More…

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