outdoors

Gigantic Wooden Dice Fill Your Yard With Yahtzee

Like giant Koi in a pond who’ve grown larger than their goldfish siblings trapped in a bowl, this set of six over-sized wooden dice is designed to be tossed around in your spacious backyard. They say everything is better when it’s super-sized, right? So playing with Yahtzee with five of these dice might actually come close to being actually fun.


What It Feels Like To Crawl Into A -34°C Sleeping Bag In The Himalayas

Need to sleep outside somewhere that you could literally freeze to death in under an hour? Turns out they make sleeping bags designed to make that not just possible, but even comfortable. Here’s what they feel like.


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Outdoor Sleeping Pads

As important for keeping you warm at night as a sleeping bag and the difference between a good night’s sleep and no sleep at all, sleeping pads are one of the most important things you can take with you outdoors. And, the latest generation is better than ever. Here’s everything we learned about them while conducting an exhaustive comparison test.


Walking On The Alien World From Interstellar

You probably recognise Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier from countless movies and TV shows including Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, and most recently Christopher Nolan’s upcoming science-fiction epic, Interstellar. We went hiking on it.


An Instant Portable Campfire Saves You From Chopping Firewood

Camping is supposed to be about relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors, not spending your time chopping up logs just so you can keep a fire burning. So if you can spare a can of propane, you can now just bring a portable campfire with you — or at least a close facsimile thereof.


Beartooth Radio Turns Your Smartphone Into A Walkie-Talkie

Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular amongst backcountry types, as a decent option for communication when the shit hits the fan. However, if you just want to chat to your partner a mile away, you still need a two-way radio — or at least you did.


Put This Compact Grill On A Stick To Turn A Campfire Into A BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can’t just survive on toasted marshmallows and s’mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don’t toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa’s FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly you’ve got the perfect tool for cooking burgers or freshly caught trout over a roaring fire.


BioLite KettleCharge: Charge Your iPad With Boiling Hot Water

BioLite’s line of twig-burning, gadget-powering stoves has already cemented the brand as every wilderness geek’s best friend. But now, the brilliant minds behind the CampStove are giving you off-grid power and potable water, both indoors and out. Say hello to the KettleCharge.


A Plan To Turn Your Local Carpark Into Your Local Playground

Carparks may be a necessity for any dense urban centre, but that doesn’t mean they have to be a eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon — by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds.


There's A Fully Accessorised Picnic Blanket Hiding Inside This Bag

How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery or wine glasses? It’s an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever need for dining in a park — including a blanket.