In the 1960s we were told that the future was all about automated homes. (Also: jetpacks, flying cars, robot maids, etc.) The idea has since languished. But a few Kickstarter projects may yet prove the future is now.
As an outdoor adventurer, I’m no Jon Krakauer. But if I had more of a penchant for roughing it, I’d want this clever LED headlamp from Snow Peak among my gear.
The Snow Miner performs dual functions. When worn as headgear, it produces a focused beam of light, which at its highest setting illuminates 130 feet in front of you. It can also be converted into a lantern by popping up the silicone lens into a dome for an ambient glow. (It can be hung on a roof tent by its hook, which otherwise nests inside the headband.)