Swiss Army Axes

Recently uncovered in perfect condition after 30 to 50 years of storage, these Swiss Army Axes are available in limited supply from Garret Wade (195 of each). Not only are they in pristine condition, they’re solid tools. The 15.5” axe is suitable for gathering kindle and the like, and the 23” workhorse will handle heavier work.

$37-48 at Garret Wade

Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggle

The snow season is upon us. If you’re looking for some serious gear for the slopes, look no further than the Zeal Optics Transcend GPS Goggle. Dubbed as “the world’s first GPS enabled goggle,” it features an LCD display mounted inside the goggle that delivers real-time information (speed, altitude, vertical odometer, stopwatch, Google map overlay). When you’re finished for the day, you can connect to your computer via USB and analyze your stats more closely. Available with a standard polarized lens for $399, or a photochromatic polarized lens (automatically adjusts tint to match lighting conditions) for $499.


$399-499 at Zeal Optics

Dot Grid Cahier

Some people prefer grid patterns in their notebooks. The benefits are obvious, but all those lines can be distracting to some. Made in collaboration between Behance and New Leaf Paper, the Dot Grid Cahier is a notebook that uses subtle dots instead of lines to construct a grid. The result is a less intrusive structure that’s there when you need it. The 60lb pages are made from 100% paper and are perforated.

Measures 4” x 6” and contains 64 pages. Sold in sets of two.

Pocket Radar

If you’ve ever wanted to measure the speed of an object at will, but without lugging around an enormously conspicuous speed gun, this one’s for you. Dubbed as “the world’s smallest radar gun,” the Pocket Radar fits in the palm of your hand, and measures speed of moving objects big and small to an accuracy of +/- 1 mph. Easy one-button operation and memory recall feature make it simple to use. Measures readings from 7 to 375 mph.

Via Cool Tools

$200 at Amazon

Giant Rubber Bands

These rubber bands are really, really giant. The typical use for Giant Rubber Bands is binding big boxes/crates together for shipping purposes, but if you can think of another use (human slingshot?), here they are. Each package contains three bands, and each color band is a different size – 92”, 84” and 72” in diameter.

Bike Shelf

People have come up with all manner of bike storage solutions, but this one is at the top of our list. Designed by Chris Brigham, the Bike Shelf is a simple and attractive wooden shelf that lets you hang your bike up on the wall by the frame. Use the top side as a bookshelf, a place for your gear, or whatever you like.

Chris is building them for customers in walnut (pictured, $300) or ash ($270). The shelf should accommodate most bike frames, but he says he’ll work with you on a custom adjustment if needed.

Via Swiss Miss

$270-300 at Knife & Saw

Perfect Portions Nutrition Scale

If you’re trying to eat healthy but have a hard time keeping track of the raw data, the Perfect Portions Nutrition Scale can help. To put it simply, this scale weighs your food and shows you nutritional information. It has a built-in database of nearly 2,000 different foods, and can store up to 99 custom foods as well. Information like carbs, salt, calories, cholesterol and more is presented in the familiar format you’ll find on the back of packaged foods. Available in black, white, red or silver.

$50 at Amazon