Top Gear for Tech-Savvy Adventure Seekers

Maybe that person in your life is up for an unusual gift. We've compiled a list of avant-garde surprises from brands like Strava, Vibram, Trimble and Yeti to satisfy the adventurous taste.

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1. Abom goggles— $249.99

  • The world’s first snow goggle with active anti-fog technology powered by KLAIR™, a thin-film transparent heater is sandwiched into the lens construction and powered by a small lithium ion battery
  • Will be widely available at ski/snowboard retail shops across the country in September
  • Available for pre-orders online:
  • Six colors and four lens options

2. FlameStower —$99.99

  • A small, portable charger that uses heat from a campfire or camp stove to keep your electronics powered while you’re out in the woods
  • Perfect for phones, GoPros, Kindles, etc.
  • The heat from the fire converts into a thermoelectric circuit and offers the same power as a USB cord going into your laptop

3. Gerber Gator Premium Series Knives — $120.00 (folder); $140.00 (fixed)

  • Features superior CPM-S30V steel for long lasting edge retention and incredible durability
  • Polished cast steel bolsters add strength and balance and fixed blade models include stainless steel pommels
  • 100% designed, engineered and manufactured in Gerber’s Portland, Oregon facility

4. Helinox X Burton Camp Chair —$105.00

  • Easily deployable, lightweight and packable design for the best seat in the house. Ideal for outdoor concerts, campfires, or parking lot parties
  • The Camp Chair assembles in seconds and is rated at 320 pounds
  • Available Fall 2015

5. Trimble Off-The-Grid Maps — $99.00

  • Digital map card that provides an entire state of maps in one, convenient place
  • With multiple zoom layers, private land ownership information, public land boundaries and hunting GMUs, these cards are a wealth of map data

6. PK BBQ Grill and Smoker — $369.99

  • Ultimate backyard BBQ and smoker combination that holds steady temps for long periods of time.
  • Cast aluminum provides rust-proof durability
  • Hand-poured in the USA

7. POC Fornix Communication Ski Helmet — $240.00

  • Beats by Dr. Dre headphones integrated into the ear pieces and neck roll of the helmet
  • Remote controlled and compatible with most smartphones
  • Aramid bridges to reinforce the helmet and help in energy absorption
  • EPS liner and adjustable ventilation

8. Sage MOD – $850.00

  • Effortlessly and accurately cast to rising trout all day long with Sage’s new MOD fly rod
  • Handcrafted on Bainbridge Island, this rod is perfect for any trout fishing scenario
  • High end and custom finishes, make this THE fly rod to have for 2016
  • Available August 2015

9. STRAVA Premium Annual Membership — $59.00

  • Strava Premium helps runners and cyclists get the most out of their sport and connects them with those who want the same. Before, during and after activity, Strava Premium maximizes performance
  • Premium provides personalized coaching, advanced workout analysis and real-time data—plus goal-setting, filtered leaderboards, motivation from pros and easy syncing across GPS devices

10. YETI Tundra 210 — $799.99

  • YETI introduces a new size to the Tundra line for the first time since 2012 —the new, Tundra 210 is the deepest cooler to date boasting over 12,000 cubic inches of capacity
  • Constructed from roto-molded polyethylene, the Tundra 210 is virtually indestructible while its Fatwall™ design and extra thick Permafrost™ insulation combine to provide maximum ice retentionYETI’s Coldlock™ gasket wins the cold war while the coolers Neverfail™ hinge system and durable rubber T-Rex™ lid latches combine for secure, reliable storage from spike camp to home camp
  • Available Fall 2015

11. Vibram Sole Factor Program — $75.00

  • Send in your shoes to receive an upgraded Vibram sole
  • Choose from over 30 varieties of soles — from performance to lifestyle
  • Sole Factor works on all types of shoes: boots, sneakers or even high heels
  • Available Fall 2015
12. Vantage Robotics' Snap Flying Camera — $895.00 (pre-order)
  • The first fully portable, and safe, 4K flying camera to hit the market
  • Weighs only 1.1lbs, has a 20-minute flight time and can hit tops speeds of 30mph.
  • Easily folds up to fit in a small backpack, and magnetic break-apart architecture ensures crashes without damage
  • Requires zero flight skills and can be controlled from your smartphone
  • The new DUAL-Tec tights combine the technology found in the tights and shorts for the ultimate in performance and activation of your kinetic chain
  • They promote alignment and improve mobility and stability during activities such as skiing, running and biking
  • They optimize joint function, allowing you to do the things you love longer, better and with less pain and fatigue