Word is that Inuits and Santa Claus swear by these things. The ThermaCell Heated Insoles will put an end to your cold feet (in the most literal sense - they won't necessarily make you more courageous). Courtesy of in-built rechargeable lithium polymer batteries they soothingly raise the temperature of your tootsies, boasting three settings, medium, high and off, of course.
Forget those trendy rubber slogan emblazoned fashion wrist bands, these ones might just save your bacon, while still looking pretty darn cool too. The Factor Tactical Survival Bands feature such things as a fire starting flint, handcuff key, fishing line, hook, whistle and can opener. Apparently, Rambo designed them.
Scourge of the environment, plastic bottled mineral water is not one of our most favorite things, but alas, tap water doesn't always taste so good. The Hydros Bottles offer the perfect filtering solution, its clever design incorporates a side port which means it fills in just seconds and best of all, part of the profits go towards funding water projects in developing nations too. Check out their Fundable page to learn more.
Seriously, it's a boat in a bag and we love it. It's enough that it's high-performance, tough and lightweight, but the fact that the Oru Kayak collapses into an easily transportable case is almost just showing off now, isn't it? Origami inspired, it can be taken aboard a plane, boat or strapped to the back for a weekend hike to a secluded, scenic sailing spot.
Like many of the best things in life worth having, this one is shrouded in mystery. The makers of the carbon fiber Snolo Sled have told us that it will afford speed, control and maneuverability like no other, akin to riding a high-end racing motorbike and not only that, but it even folds up giving you the option to stick it in your backpack and test it to its limits wherever you may dare venture.
From that most trusted manufacturer of sporting eyewear comes a rather revolutionary piece of equipment. For all you snow-loving thrill-seekers, the Oakley Airwave Goggles come fitted with Bluetooth, GPS and technology that will record such things as your speed and jumping stats. You can access all your info whilst mid-piste via the built-in display, just like a fighter pilot - how cool is that? - and you can even use them to control your music and calls too.
If, like us, you're partial to the odd quality tipple then this Shot Flask is just the thing. Not only is it forged from stainless steel and wrapped in high grade leather, but also comes with an ingenious collapsible 2oz shot glass for easy storage, which is especially handy if you're planning on sharing your stash because high voltage booze is best enjoyed with company. Unless you're an alcoholic.
Whether jogging, cycling or simply short on space and time, the Kangaroo Water Bottle by Contigo Autoseal is an absolute gem. Such a simple and effective idea, the bottle is not only tough, spill proof and fully operational with just one hand, but also features a built in secure storage compartment in which you can store a key, cards and even cash.
Just how much technology can a drinking bottle have? Well, you'd be surprized. The Sigg Active Top boasts a pressure relief valve and pre-ventilation system which means that you can drink without tilting your head - especially handy when you're say, riding a bike and really need to be keeping your eyes on the street ahead.
A user friendly and high quality navigational device, the Suunto MC-2G Global Compass will always point you in the right direction. Flawlessly designed, tough and durable, the liquid filled aid also features glow in the dark markings, magnifying lenses and a serrated bezel ring for optimum grip in any conditions, whether freezing on a mountain top or soaking out at sea.