SIMPLICITAS URBANA PICNIC SET
This modular picnic set from the Swedish firm Simplicitas epitomizes everything you've ever heard about Scandinavian ingenuity. It consists of five hexagonal plates, held together by a screw, which hold five triangular cups and five sporklike utensils. Clean, lightweight, and modern, it's a complete set of tableware in a small package—perfect for the road.
If you're driving a car without dashboard iPod integration, there's no better aftermarket solution than Griffin's RoadTrip. It's a sturdy charger and wireless FM transmitter with a cradle featuring tactile playback controls, making it easier to turn up the volume or change a song while driving. And unlike other FM transmitters, which require you to find a free station yourself, it locates the clearest frequency to play through automatically.
HAPTIC LAB SOFT-MAPS
You'll need a blanket for picnics and drowsy passengers, so why not bring one that shows where you're going? Haptic Lab's machine- and hand-stitched quilts feature painstakingly detailed maps of neighborhoods in various American cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. If your destination isn't covered, bespoke editions are available at higher prices.
COLEMAN STEEL-BELTED COOLER
You can't beat a classic, so fortunately, Coleman brought back its discontinued line of iconic, made-in-the-USA steel-belted coolers, which it introduced more than half a century ago. The new and improved ice chest features a solid-steel latch and beefed-up insulation. If beer's your thing, it can hold 85 cans, but it looks great stocked with shellfish and rosé, too.
PORSCHE P3711 POCKETKNIFE
A collaboration between Porsche Design and veteran outdoor brand Wenger, this multipurpose gadget offers all the functionality of a traditional tool, but with its ergonomic design and matte finish, it's a hell of a lot more stylish.
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