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

Pluggage – Smartphone connected suitcase that makes your travel hassle free

Delsey Paris Pluggage smartphone connected suticase

While travelling you luggage is you most important accessory which makes your travel easy. So why not have a luggage that is connected to your smartphone to ensure maximum security and added features? After 2 years of research Delsey Paris has designed a luggage that can be deemed as tech savvy in its own domain. Delsey Paris Pluggage suitcase comes with loads of features that frequent travelers will cherish I’m sure.
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Buy a share in world’s first solar-powered houseboat for $200,000

world’s first solar-powered houseboat

world’s first solar-powered houseboat

Making plans to travel around the world? Well, how about in the world’s first solar-powered houseboat. If this looks like an interesting offer to you, North Turramurra’s Tim Knox, owner of a luxury houseboat is looking for investors to come in and help him take the solar-powered vessel around the globe. Dubbed Mothership, the vessel combining luxury with practicality is powered by sun through 16 solar panels a small back-up diesel generator. The propellers are driven by the equivalent of 40HP electric motors that is specially designed for marine conditions. The motor gets its power from 2 banks of 9 batteries. The stored energy in the batteries will provide enough power to run the motors at cruising speed for 6 hours. If needed, diesel generator can be switched on.
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Jetson jet-propelled surfboard allows you to do more surfing

Jetson jet-propelled surfboard

Besides traditional boards, we have featured various types of modern and hi-tech surfboards here in the past that have brought smile to the faces of enthusiastic surfers. From carbon fiber made surfboards to the electric ones, these sports toys have always amazed us with their design and functionality. Now, again to the delight of surfing fans, we are bringing to you a contemporary surfboard. Jetson is a jet-propelled surfboard that is specifically designed so that users can catch more waves and do more surfing. The engine provides enough boost to the surfer when paddling or when to catch the wave.
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Shape-shifting surfboard customizes to your riding style

Airbag Shapeshifting surfboard

Surfboard that can be customized to riding styles

Can you imagine a shape-shifting surfboard that can adapt to any of conditions and styles of riding the waves? Oakley Future Sport Project surely aims to bring such of surfboards to your locker room. Teaming up with pro surfer Jack Robinson, Airbag Labs has developed a shape shifting surfboard which is made from conductive aerographene material (with aerographene nanotubes) makes it ultra-lightweight. This material is responsible for the shape shifting feature which can be configured by passing short bursts of electric current. To do this the user has to simply touch the display of the surfboard and configure the changes like nose, rails and tail.
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Modern expandable suitcase from Fugu Luggage for a happy journey

Modern expandable suitcase from Fugu Luggage

To revolutionize the luggage industry, Israel-based Fugu Luggage has come with an innovative suitcase that will answer all your luggage carrying woes for a trip. The industrial design company has given a major facelift to the traditional suitcase, both in its design and technology to create a modern lifestyle product. Named after Fugu, Japanese word for pufferfish, the contemporary suitcase can expand from carry-on to check-in size courtesy of its inflatable side walls. It comes with size and dimensions that comply with airline size limitation for baggage. It can then be expanded from maximum regulation sized carry-on size to the maximum regulation sized check-in.
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Rescue Me Balloon – SOS signal device that maximizes your chances of survival dramatically

Rescue Me Balloon SOS signal device

An adventure seeker is always prepared for the worse when hiking, trekking or venturing into uncharted waters. Of most things, it is paramount to carry emergency signaling device for desperate situations, when it is the question of life and death. Taking the next step forward in developing emergency signaling equipment, Rescue Me Balloon looks to replace flare gun as the last option to attract attention of rescue team. So what makes Rescue Me Balloon different from other SOS signal equipment available in the market?
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Motionize makes iPhone your personal kayaking coach on water

Motionize for kayakers

When all sports are getting some kind of technology to make it more exciting, how could Kayaking remain behind? Enter Motionize, a three part system which provides advanced tracking and coaching assist to kayakers of all skill levels. The system comprises a waterproof case and cradle that works as the Kayak’s dashboard with iPhone inside for its screen, comes with two activity trackers that are embedded to the paddles, and an app to track all the data. Read More…

First Ascent drone retracts into the shape of a water bottle

Backcountry Drones  First Ascent drone

Backcountry Drones First Ascent drone folds into itself

Drones have been ruling the roost when it comes to surveillance and taking never before seen footage. The design however has been the priority for drone manufactures as a lightweight frame always has an advantage. Backcountry Drones have developed a drone tailor-made for adventure seekers who like to keep the weight of their backpack down and want to have a flying machine that can take-off from their palm and land on ground without the need of a landing gear. Although the Backcountry Drones First Ascent drone may not be as compact as the Nixie drone but it surely is good enough to make it through the production lines.
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LifeBEAM Hat is your waterproof fitness tracker suited for any conditions

LifeBEAM Hat

Taking wearable technology into new realms is this Biometric Hat by Israeli biometric developer LifeBEAM which is your fitness tracker, cadence analyzer, heart-rate monitor and calorie counter all-in-one. You can wear this smart headwear which is available for pre-order and soon will be available by sports retailers in more than 30 countries. No need to sport any wristbands and fancy fitness trackers since your cap is now going to do all the analysis as you sweat it out.
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UBoat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 submersible costs a heart-pounding €1,000,000!

UBoat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 submersible

UBoat Worx HP Sport Sub 2 submersible

UBoat Worx have released yet another two person submersible dubbed as HP Sport Sub 2 after the successful Super Yacht Sub 3 submarine release. The streamlined designed sports submersible can be loaded onto your super yacht courtesy its ultra-low height of 1.36 meters and a total weight of 2,200 kg. The submersible is powered by six thrusters that are placed very tactically for superior maneuverability and control. The user-friendly control via the MANTA controller can be piloted by anyone, making it a very easy to drive submersible.
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