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Mighty Stash Pack

How about rethinking the lunch bag? The Mighty Stash Pack is compact, expandable, and easy to clean. Sounds great, right? Thanks to its tetrahedron shape, it can expand to hold a big lunch and then fold down to a flat, slim envelope when empty. Thermal insulated lining (plus an optional removable ice pack) will keep your food at the right temperature, plus it has a carabiner clip for transport and attachment.
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Price: $19.95
Available from: Dynomighty

Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG

What a smart idea; the Zippelin Travel Bag by FREITAG deflates for storage. Huh? Yep, it uses an inner tube of a bicycle for its frame, so you can just deflate it and roll it all up when you’re not traveling. Equally impressive is the material each Zippelan is made from- used truck tarpaulins are washed, cut, and fashioned into each one-of-a-kind, colorful bag, so you’ll know exactly which bag is yours when it rolls out in the baggage claim.
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Price: €380.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Benjamin Brush

Do you have trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth? Or do you not brush your teeth long enough? The Benjamin Brush might fix that little problem, as it’s the first electric toothbrush with an integrated speaker and music store. Choose a song, and it’ll play for two minutes- the recommended amount of time to get those teeth clean. The Benjamin also features Sonic Vibe Technology and fun silicone bristles that won’t damage your gums or tooth enamel.
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Price: $59.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Terrazzo Tote Bag

Terrazzo fans, there’s now a tote bag that approximates the looks of our favorite material, all in a much lighter 100% organic cotton. And the size of it will please you, as it’s extra large, so there’ll be no worries about fitting a fluffy jacket or multiple grocery bags. Nice!
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Price: $19.00
Available from: Clever Spaces

Press Iced Tea Bottle

Iced tea, anyone? Instead of steeping, straining, and then chilling, this Pressed Iced Tea Bottle gives you a “brew-and-go” experience. Add hot water to your tea in the outer chamber, let it steep, then press the ice-filled inner chamber down. Add the lid and you’re ready to go, with brewed iced tea in hand. Pretty handy if you’re very fond of your iced tea, huh?
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Price: $24.99
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Aquabot

How often are you out at the beach, campsite, or park and wish you had a garden hose to wash off dirt and grime? This is exactly where the Aquabot by Lunatec comes into play: it transforms your regular water bottle into a pressurized device, giving you the function of a portable hose/faucet/fountain/mister so you can use water efficiently. You might remember when it was a Kickstarter project, but it’s now available directly from Lunatec.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: Lunatec

que Collapsible Travel Bottle

Remember this guy? The que Bottle has a smart spiral design that shrinks into half of its size for easy transport. It’s made of BPA-free food-grade silicone (completely plastic-free) that keeps it lightweight, dishwasher safe, and taste and odor free. It’s now available directly from the makers (instead of Kickstarter).
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Price: $19.95 - 24.95
Available from: que Bottle

Helen Dealtry Scarves

Can you ever have too many light scarves? You know, for keeping warm when it’s just a bit too chilly outside- or in the office? Artist Helen Dealtry uses her watercolors as designs for these cotton/modal scarves. Keep one nearby for yourself or bookmark it as a future gift for your favorite feminine friend.
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Price: $145.00
Available from: Helen Dealtry

Suga Wetsuits Yoga Mat

What happens to old, worn wetsuits? Well, they usually end up in landfills, but if they’re lucky, they end up becoming a Suga Yoga Mat. Suga recycles old wetsuits into a soft, cushiony, surface for your yoga practice. Eventually, when it’s time for retirement (the mat, not you), it can be recycled. And, for $20 more, Suga’s C2G Mat offers you a replacement when your mat wears out- for life.
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Price: $79.00
Available from: Uncommon Goods

Document Tote

Briefcase schmiefcase, who wants to lug around a bag that looks like it holds the nuclear codes? Well, maybe some people do, but for those of us that would rather look effortless, there’s the Document Tote. It will do the job of carrying our 15″ or 13″ laptop all in a very succinct sort of package- there’s no straps or exterior pockets, just two interior pockets for the usual accessories. Made of vegan leather, you have your pick of black, cream, or caramel.
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Price: $68.00
Available from: Poketo

Lumos Helmet

If you’re a smart cyclist, you’re going to try to be as visible as you can be at night. This helmet will certainly help, as it integrates lights, brakes and turn signals. That’s right, it’s a smart helmet; the rear lights automatically turn red when you slow down and the turn lights are activated by a small remote on your handlebars. Sounds great, right?
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Price: $179.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Nomu Vacuum Flask

All flasks are not equal, as you may be aware. Some leak, some do not keep hot beverages hot, some look atrocious… you know the story. The Nomu* Vacuum Flask is in the top tier of your available options, as it is a thermo insulated double walled flask perfect for either hot or cold drinks. Flavor and aroma are preserved, so you’ll get the full enjoyment of your coffee/tea/rocket fuel hours after you first pour it in.
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Price: $95.00
Available from: Hivemodern

Beach Canvas Tote

Which way to the beach? Everyone will follow you if you’re carrying this tote, because it’s the ideal size for your towel, sunscreen, snacks, and paperback. Or, of course, you could use it as an everyday tote, as it would look perfectly appropriate for your weekly shopping as well. A waxed coating keeps the bottom protected; choose between Natural or Dark Navy.
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Price: $35.00
Available from: Everlane

Wicker Lunch Box

Okay, so maybe this isn’t the highest quality lunch box/bag you’ll find (look at the price), but you might as well trick your eyes into thinking you’re on a picnic, because then you’ll enjoy that sandwich just a tiny bit more. Of course, do be sure to note that this is a wicker printed soft lunch box, and not actually a wicker lunch box. There’s also a Wicker Wine Cooler for boozier lunch/evening occasions. You can even get the Picnic Fun Pack ($18) which includes the box and cooler along with a zipper bag (that looks like a Mason Jar) and some Buoy Bag Clips.
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Price: $5.00
Available from: Kikkerland

MagLock Sunglasses

Oh, this is such a smart idea, and I hope it starts a trend. The MagLock Sunglasses have magnets embedded into their frame so that they ‘clip’ onto your shirt instead of falling off. No more worrying about losing your shades! No more scratched lenses! Wonderful, right? The magnets also mean you can attach the frames to any magnetic surface (even a thumbtack). Here’s hoping they expand the frame selection soon, but for now there’s two safe styles to pick from. There’s also a fun Origami hard case to store your glasses ($14).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Available from: Kickstarter