Early spring is really the best time of year because, while the mercury isn’t necessarily always hitting the 70s, the winter months are close enough behind us that when the sun does to start to warm things up a bit, we enjoy it that much more. We’re not yet totally spoiled by warmer weather, so now is the season for really enjoying spending more time outdoors, wearing shoes with no socks, and reading books out in the sun.
Once again, this month we searched high and low on our favorite super-store for items that will help you better enjoy this time of year. The result? We’ve found gear that is designed to do everything from get you up a hill without pushing, opening locks without a key, and exploring the ocean floor without a worry. Take a look through and check out some of the best gear on Amazon this May.
A Burglar’s Guide To The City
A city’s design influences how we get from point A to B, how we interact with one another during our free time, and as Geoff Manaugh points this out in his brilliant new book. It also dictates how we get robbed. Manaugh goes high above L.A. in police helicopters and steps into some of the strongest safes in the world in an attempt to understand how burglars hack buildings and city infrastructure in order to get off with fortunes.
Padlock Pick Set
It’s cool to read about pro lock-pickers, but it is even better to learn how to do it yourself. Wether you are looking to be a locksmith yourself or you just want to understand how lock-picking works, this is a great kit to start out with. With 20 different double sided padlock picks, you’ll be able to try out a large variety of different locks in order to learn or just improve your skills.
Fisher Space Bullet Pen
What isn’t there to love about these everyday carry pens? They can write in space! Can your pen write in space? Probably not if it isn’t one of these great utensils from Fisher. Originally developed for astronauts(!), these pens are made from solid aluminum and are capable of writing in temperatures ranging from -30 to 250 degrees. Not only are they versatile – they simply look great. Pick one up for yourself in one of twelve colors.
Have you ever lost your keys and said to yourself, “I wish I could call them”? Well, now you can thanks to this new keychain sized Bluetooth enabled tracker. If you misplace some of your keys – just pull up the app on your phone, hit the speaker button and not only will they start ringing, but they’ll also show up on a map so you can easily locate them. If you lose your phone? A small button on the TrackR makes it so you can call your phone. The best part about them is that they’re cheap enough to buy one for each of your often misplaced items.
Avex FreeFlow Water Bottle
If you’re going to be picking up a water bottle or mug in the next few months – this is one you should seriously consider. It can keep drinks hot for 10 hours, cold drinks cool for over a day, and comes equipped with an auto seal button to eliminate spills. What more could you ask for?
SWIZA Pocket Knife
What is more classic than the swiss army knife? This redesigned multi-tool comes with a small knife, bottle opener, tweezers, and both a phillips and flat head screwdriver to tackle whatever task that pops up during the day.
Native Apollo Moc
Native Shoes is probably among the coolest new shoe companies to have popped up in the past decade. They made super lightweight kicks that look great and are breathable enough to be worn sans-socks. This version of their most popular silhouette, the Apollo Moc, comes with embroidered multi-colored specs throughout the upper that add a unique touch to an already great looking shoe.
Octobermoon Snorkel Surface Mask
This mask lets snorkelers breathe naturally and get unobstructed views of sea-life with its intuitive and easy to use adjustments. Just slide this thing on, attach your Go-Pro to the mask, and you’re good to float out and see the sea.
Sometimes, when it comes to sunglasses, the classic straight-forward route is the way to go. These sunblockers from Ray-Ban fit perfectly on square faces and work perfectly for long days in the sun. Pick them up in tortoise, black, or whatever color suits your fancy.
FUGOO Waterproof Speakers
Great music knows no bounds, and neither does this portable bluetooth speaker with 35 hours of battery life. Complete with 4 tweeters, 2 mids, and 2 passive radiators – this thing will pump out high fidelity music wherever you want it, whether at home or by the pool where it can withstand being submerged in up to 3 feet of water.
With a 43mm case, a swiss-quartz movement, an antireflective sapphire crystal and water resistance up to 660 feet underwater – this is a solid watch to have on your wrist no matter what time of year it is. Not only is it a real looker as far as watches go, it is tough enough to stand up to most tactical watches.
Boosted Electric Skateboard
Electric engines have made headlines for years now in cars – but now we can even find them on our skateboards. Made right here in the U.S., these boards have two electric engines attached to the bottom of the bamboo deck so you can zip up and down hills with ease. With a top speed approaching 20 mph, a range of roughly 6 miles, and a charge time of only 1 hour, it’s hard not to want to pick one of these up.