Summer Gear Guide 2015

The summer is for all kinds of fun. But having the right gear can really make a huge difference. Hook yourself up:

Morakniv Outdoor Axe
For car camping, backpacking or just for around the house, a little hatchet like this can be incredibly valuable. The axe head is made of black epoxy coated boron steel and is covered with a small but secure leather sheath with a snap. The plastic handle is sort enough to buffer some of the impact but doesn’t take away from the power transfer on the strike. $70 |

FD-outdoor-axe-green BioLite Base Camp
Stovetop grills on camp stoves do one thing well: get messy. And if grilling is a regular part of your camp experience then that gets really messy fast and you have to share that mess with all the other meals you’re working on the rest of the time. And if for some reason you’re getting dinner started late, the thermal-generator creates electric power from the heat of the grill and will provide it’s own light source. You can also charge any other USB based devices you have instead of plugging them into the car or something. $300 | biolitestove.comFD-BaseCamp_full_large

Ridgemont Outback Leather Hiker
For comfort and versatility these shoes are sturdy enough to get out on the trail with and light enough to be super comfortable. $135 | ridgemontoutfitters.comFD-Ridgemont_Outback

Sevylor Clear Creek 2 Person Kayak Combo
Here’s something that will provide a great opportunity for some quality time for anybody. The beauty of inflatable kayaks is they are so easy to transport with out having to invest in some sort of roof rack system if you don’t have a truck. Even so, most two person kayaks are pretty long for the back of most trucks.  $200 | sevylor.comFD-3_Herothisd2

Cyntur Jumperpack Mini
For those of you with an inner (or as a former) Boy Scout, this is a great way to be prepared for being able to help youself or a stranger in need. This 12,000 mAh battery delivers quite the punch and can provide up to 25 back-to-back jumpstarts for vehicles with dead batteries. And, with a USB output, you can charge up any USB device that drains out unexpectedly. $100 | cyntur.comFD-Cyntur JumperPack mini - 01

Swrve Lightweight wwr Regular Shorts
You know the moment. When you think the weather is going to hold and you decide to ride somewhere but then the heavens open up and the storm is upon you. It’s nice to have a pair of shorts that can take a bit of weather as you work your way to some cover. These shorts are designed for bikers with a number of features like a low cut waist, reflective belt loops, DWR coating and more. $85 |

Lulu Lemon Evolution Polo 
There’s a lot of great men’s clothing coming from Lulu Lemon these days and this polo is one of their key items. The blend of fabric technologies helps this shirt ward off stink, makes it feel soft like your favorite shirt, has flat seams for added next-to-skin comfort and with integrated reflective zones you will be a little easier to see on late night bumblings. This shirt is available in five different color options. $88 | lululemon.comFD-LM3D66S_1966_1

Tackle Grab
For you fisher-folk hook up with a regular supply of fishing kit. Tackle Grab sends a box of customized fishing goodies each month to play with. The beauty here is you will get so many different types of tackle to try out including some options that you may have thought of. Fill out the customizing subscription survey and send it to yourself or as a gift that will give all year long. Choose from 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions. $45 (3 month) | tacklegrab.comFD-tacklegrab

Priority Bicycles Diamond
Get rolling with some sweet wheels around town. The Diamond is made with an aluminium frame, grease-free belt drive, 3-speed shifting hub and puncture resistant tires. $400 | prioritybicycles.comFD-diamond

Lily Camera Drone
If you’re into documenting what you’re up to and you know your friends are done with holding the camera and taking direction on what shot to get and such, it’s time to hook up with your own camera assistant. This little drone follows whomever has the tracker transmitter on them and can be programmed for a variety of shot styles. $600 (until 15 July) | lily.cameralily_camera

Icebreaker Compass SS Shirt
Break away from your stodgy old wardrobe and hook up with something both familiar and new. Merino wool is great against the skin. $145 | icebreaker.comlarge

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