The two-in-one Kootek K1 Survival Flashlight, the functional computer for your wrist by CMRA, a new understated bag by Hard Graft, and a functional yet stylish bracelet by Naimakka.
Kootek K1 Survival Flashlight
Most flashlights have long tubes filled with batteries. You might expect the water resistant Kootek K1 Survival Flashlight, measuring at just a touch over 12-inches, to have batteries for days, but it’s instead hiding a 3.5-inch serrated survival knife on the back that you can bust out in an emergency or for self defense. It’s also got a window breaker and of course a flashlight, the latter based on a Cree T6 LED that outputs a blinding 800 lumens and cycles through several brightness and strobe settings. And if you don’t need the knife just remove the furthest segment and attach the window breaker straight to the flashlight module, creating a more compact (6.5-inch long) torch.
Grab one at Amazon – $20
CMRA Apple Watch Camera Band
Your Apple Watch straps a tiny, surprisingly functional computer to your wrist, but it’s always been deprived of a camera. Here to fill that void is Glide’s CMRA Apple Watch Camera Band. It’s a flexible elastomer strap that’s equipped with not one but two cameras: a 2-megapixel self-facing cam and an 8-megapixel outward-facing one, both with Sony sensors to shoot quality photos and crisp HD video. The strap has a single button that’s used as a shutter, 8GB of memory to store it all, and a battery that’s good for snapping hundreds of photos on a charge or about 30 minutes of video. Thanks to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity it integrates right in with your watch and even allows for video conferencing using Glide’s watchOS app. Conveniently included is a dock that charges both strap and watch simultaneously.
Find it at CMRA – $150
Hard Graft Holdall Volume One
Contrary to most items in their repertoire, Hard Graft’s Holdall Volume One is rather understated, foregoing vegetable tanned leather and all out branding for a rock-colored durable brushed suede that’s tonally-matched to its other hardware. Still, it’s not one bit less impressively detailed, with a fully adjustable cotton herringbone shoulder strap and matching handles, two external zip pockets concealed by flaps, and two more quick access side pockets. It’s also sized right to carry on a plane and boasts a grey soft cotton twill inner lining on the inside that’s revealed with a quick unzipping of its floating RiRi main zipper.
Learn more at Hard Graft – $1,018
Naimakka Skydivers Bracelet
We hate having to choose between aesthetics and practicality. As it turns out, Naimakka’s Paracord Bracelets aren’t just cool accessories, but also boast value when unravelled, since the nylon rope has a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds. Uses include attaching gear to your backpack, helping rig up a makeshift shelter, making a splint for a broken ankle, a bowdrill for starting a fire, and much more. Plus, if you unravel it into its individual yarns, it can be used as dental floss, sewing thread, or to make a fishing net – though at this stage dental hygiene might be slightly lower on your priority list. We have a particular affinity for their Skydivers Edition, shown, which features repurposed paracord (same breaking strength) held together using a handsome brass Sweden Snap Shackle that’s über useful in itself.Find it at Naimakka – $95 (or check out their regular, less costly lineup of paracord bracelets at roughly $45 each)