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Your average tent is great for catching some shuteye at a campsite, but you probably don’t want to hang out in one during the day. Not only are you missing all the wonderful nature you trekked so hard to find, but it’s pretty cramped in there too. Tendo, a concept from Paul van Laar, is a wonderful alternative. When it’s time to call it a night, Tendo transforms into a single-person tent so you can unfurl your sleeping bag and catch a few z’s. During the day, however, Tendo folds into a clever shelter that protects you from rain and sun without compromising the view. An inflatable mattress is built into the design, so you don’t have to worry about cushioning under your sleeping bag, and the entire thing is wind resistant and easy to deploy. The ingenuity is in the folding mechanism, which Paul van Laar developed so as not to add extra material. We think he pulled it off swimmingly.

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In a world where gadgets are judged on how well they do their jobs despite being available in the smallest packages possible, the Hunt23 Ultra Compact Flashlight reigns supreme. They took all the life-proof features of the incredibly bright Hunt22 (iceproof / smashproof / waterproof / fireproof) and upgraded the titanium body with a tiny pry bar on the back that can be used as a flathead screwdriver or to open boxes, bottles, bags and cans. It’s also TSA-compliant so you don’t have to worry about traveling with it. This flashlight is the EDC tool you’ve been missing.