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Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

Staying hydrated when you're exploring the great outdoors or the backcountry can be easier said than done depending where you are. Carrying more water is certainly an option, but that's going to weigh you down and run out eventually. Fontus is a Vienna-based startup that has a so...

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Brooklinen: The Sheets You Need

Great sleep starts with great sheets. That’s why our friends at Brooklinen have crafted a set of sheets that will make your whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow. They’re a team of sheet experts that cut out the middleman and put their products through a rigorous R&D process to ensure the optimal balance of quality, comfort, and affordability. You can mix and match their sheets to make your bed look as good as it feels. Plus, as a Cool Material reader, you can get $15 off your first purchase with code COOLMATERIAL.

Néit Smart Collapsible Hard Case

Néit Smart Collapsible Hard Case

All of the things that make hard case luggage superior to fabric alternatives (protection, durability, etc.) are also the things that make it inconvenient when you're not actually traveling. Néit changes all of that with their new hard cases by giving you the protection you nee...

The Belt Cable Will Never Get Tangled

The Belt Cable Will Never Get Tangled

You could toss a charging cable into your bag for five seconds and it would still come out as one gigantic knot. That is, of course, unless you use The Belt Cable. The good-looking, 4-foot braided cable comes with an integrated leather belt so it can always stay tangle-free. Not ...

Gerber 9" Hatchet With Sheath

Gerber 9" Hatchet With Sheath

Gerber has a reputation for producing some of the finest tools, knives and outdoor gear on the market thanks, in part, to having done it successfully for half a dozen decades. Their products always incorporate clever features and functional design, but the company isn't afraid to...

The North Face Access Pack

The North Face Access Pack

The North Face is probably best known for their fantastic jackets and all-weather gear, but the brand is branching out later this year with the Access Pack. The bag that includes multiple patent-pending features has plenty of things worth looking for in a bag. The main compartmen...

Tessel Supply Jet Pack 2.0 Backpack

Tessel Supply Jet Pack 2.0 Backpack

When Tessel Supply's Jet Pack Backpack came out a few years ago, we were immediately impressed with the fact that it perfectly toed the line between professional and fun. We were disappointed there weren't any rocket boosters, but it more than made up for it with the design, styl...

Wipebook

Wipebook

We're huge fans of writing the old-fashioned way with pen and paper, but not everything you write down is something you want to keep forever. Do you really need an indefinite to-do list? What if you change your mind about a sketch or design? There are quite a few situations where...

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths

Teenage Engineering's Pocket Operators are one of the coolest ways to make electronic music on the go. The device that's reminiscent of an old-school calculator without a cover and exposed electronics features a 16-step sequencer, 16 patterns, parameter locks, built-in speaker, j...

NERF's 2016 Fall Blaster Lineup

NERF's 2016 Fall Blaster Lineup

When we talked about the NERF Blasters that were capable of launching projectiles in excess of the posted speed limit in most states we knew that foam warfare had change forever (for the better, if we're being honest). People still weren't happy with just 70MPH projectiles becaus...

Boba Fett Project Galact-Tac Body Armor

Boba Fett Project Galact-Tac Body Armor

There's no arguing that Boba Fett is one of the coolest fictional characters ever created, even if it hasn't (yet) enjoyed the big screen time he deserves. Dreamed up as a collaboration between an absurd amount of industry leaders, GalacTac Body Armor closely resembles the Mandal...

TASER Pulse Is a Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapon

TASER Pulse Is a Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapon

Founded in 1993, TASER is a company that produces self defense and law enforcement weapons in a variety of non-lethal categories. Their latest creation is Pulse, a high-tech, subcompact weapon with a concealed carry design that is capable of immobilizing an attacker for up to thi...

The Plazmatic X Is a Dual Beam Lighter

The Plazmatic X Is a Dual Beam Lighter

Unless you've got some one-off Zippo, it's rare your lighter will command attention. That is, of course, unless your lighter is the Plazmatic X. The world's first flameless, windproof, dual plasma beam, USB rechargeable lighter looks like it's from the future. Not only does that ...

Doro Grill Forks

Doro Grill Forks

Did you know 500 people died last year from eating hot dogs and marshmallows off poorly cleaned sticks? Okay, that's not true, but there's always been something a tad odd about eating food from a branch that's been sitting on the ground for days on end. Not only are Doro Grill f...

Vicis Zero1 Football Helmet

Vicis Zero1 Football Helmet

If you don't want professional football to morph into a high-speed game of two-hand touch, you better hope someone provides a realistic solution to the current concussion issue. That means looking at the potential of a smarter helmet—something like the Zero1 from Vicis. Designe...