outdoors

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.


A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than A Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don’t leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately need to picnic, or you’ve wandered into an outdoor concert and need somewhere to sit. For those moments the Matador, a nylon waterproof blanket that can easily squeeze into your pants pockets, exists.


7 Essential Self-Heating Garments To Keep You Warm This Winter

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors huddled close to a delightful fire. There’s plenty of things to do in the winter that don’t involve shovels or shopping.


These Sandals Are A Nightmare If You Don't Like Laces

Keen long ago laid claim to the “is it a shoe or is it a sandal?” footwear category. But the company is releasing a rather unique pair of shoes that seem impossible to categorise. Possibly taking their inspiration from all the woven knit athletic shoes hitting the market, Keen’s Uneeks are nothing but soles held to your feet using a pair of interwoven cords.


This Folding Origami Grill Has A Metal Mesh Hammock For Firewood

When you’re cooking dinner in the bush, the last thing you want is to be responsible for burning acres of trees down because you were careless with your campfire. A portable grill helps keep everything safely contained, and the folding Grillo even keeps your burning briquettes or kindling off the ground.


The Best Gear For Your Outdoor Photo Expeditions

For photographers, the end of daylight saving means getting a jump on your night shoots, as well as having a spring in your step for taking amazing sunrise shots the next day. If you’re heading out into the wilderness to grab the perfect shot, here’s what you’ll need to consider.


The Gizmodo Outdoor Gear Guide

There’s never a better time to head outside and enjoy the outdoors before it becomes too damn cold. Some of the below products will require some international ordering, whereas some are available locally. Who else is amped to camp?


The Best Nature Apps For Adventures Outdoors

With spring finally in the air, it’s time to grab your phone and go outside. No, not so that you can check your email on a hike, but because there are plenty of other ways that the little computer in you palm can actually make the outdoors more fun. We’ve rounded up some of the best stargazing, hiking, and wildlife apps right here.


Someday, I Hope Humans Will Walk This Incredible Landscape

What an astonishing and strange place this is, this vast and fractal landscape on Mars. As Wired describes it, the rolling polar expanse seen above is actually “one of the smoothest, flattest places” on the not-so-Red Planet, a region so well-levelled and repetitive that “there are no landmarks visible”.


Garmin's Fenix 2 May Be The World's Best Adventure And Training Watch

Garmin has had a lot of success with its GPS watches in recent years. There’s the Forerunner 910XT, which has been the king of triathlon watches for years now. There’s the recent Forerunner 620 (and the 220) which added advanced analysis of running dynamics to the equation. And then, of course, there’s the original Fenix, which was an incredibly versatile outdoor watch that focused on exploration. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Garmin Voltronned the best features of all those watches together into one all-powerful training and outdoors watch? Yes, it would. Meet the Fenix 2.