Gear

420 Gear Guide – June 2018

Mercedes Outside Van Power Station

Don’t like tents?! Forget living off the grid in a tiny house — the Outside Van Power Station has everything you need without having to drag a trailer. Based on a four-wheel-drive 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 170 3500, Outside Van turns into a miniature home on four wheels. An ingenious design maximizes storage and living areas, fitting a refrigerator, stovetop, bunks and dining spaces into a compact, yet comfortable, footprint. And with the Sprinter platform, this is one home you can take anywhere — on- or off-road.

The North Face Geodome 4 Tent

Leveraging the strength of the geodesic dome, The North Face Geodome 4 Tent is a roomy shelter able to handle tough conditions. It sleeps four and has enough space for you to stand inside, yet consists of only five main poles and one equator pole, making it both lightweight and easy to set up. It also can withstand wind speeds of nearly 60 mph, thanks in part to its dual layer, and the Geodome 4 is water-resistant.

Machine Era Titanium Wallet

Machine Era has perfected its wallet with an even slimmer, lighter model. Made from aerospace-grade titanium with a black diamond-like carbon, physical vapor deposition coating, the wallet holds your cards and cash in place with an elastic band. Its slim, ultra-light profile is ideal for front-pocket carry. The wallet, which holds up to seven credit cards, also blocks radio-frequency identification, keeping the card chips secure from hackers. A small opening in the back allows you to quickly access items with the swipe of a thumb or open bottles with the flip of a wrist, making this a great accessory for any situation.

FPM Bank Spinner Aluminum Carry-On Suitcase

Made in Italy, entirely of aluminum, the Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano Bank Spinner 53 is a carry-on-sized masterpiece ready for any adventure. Designed by award-winning industrial designer Mark Sadler, and also available in Caviar Black, the cabin suitcase features leather handles and interior straps, maxi butterfly clasps, integrated TSA locks, a zippered pouch, divider and silent, stable wheels.

Kammok Roo Hammock

Crafted from rugged Gravitas ripstop nylon fabric, the Kammok Roo Hammock is an ideal partner for your next backpacking or camping adventure. It folds into a tiny pouch — easily attached to a bag or belt — that weighs just 10 ounces. When unfurled, it can support up to 400 pounds and has robust carabiners at either end for added durability. For the best experience, pair it with the company’s Python Straps to make hanging the hammock as easy as toting it.

L.L.Bean Ultralight Sleeping Bag

Weighing almost nothing, yet providing outstanding insulation, aero gel is the key material in L.L.Bean’s Ultralight Sleeping Bag. This mummy-style bag is filled with a new insulation called PrimaLoft Gold with Cross-Core, which combines aero gel with other fiber technologies. As a result, the bag weighs just under 2 pounds and packs down to just 6.5 inches by 14 inches, yet it retains much of its insulating ability even when compressed. Available in regular or long versions.

Traeger PTG + Pellet Grill

The PTG+ is Traeger’s Portable Tabletop Grill for outdoor chefs on the go. It makes the perfect companion when camping, tailgating, picnicking, boating — anywhere you want a simple meal packed with flavor. Its convenient size and mobile design deliver all the taste you desire from the foods you cook.

Bose Sleepbuds

We all know that Bose makes some of the best noise-canceling headphones in the business. Now they’re applying those skills to help you sleep. These tiny earpieces use noise-isolating tips to help drown out unwanted noise, paired with a library of preloaded soothing sounds to mask any remaining disturbances. Three tip sizes make for a comfortable fit, a charging case ensures they’re juiced up and a companion app lets you customize settings like volume, your preferred sounds and alarms — perfect for camping or drowning out the travel noises that come with air travel.