Spring 2023 Gift Guide: Editors’ Picks

by Staff

It’s officially spring, and we’re kicking the season off with our favorite new products. From high-tech athletic recovery and travel gadgets to everyday use items that are sure to make life easier (And more stylish).

DNA Vibe’s Jazz Band “Live”

DNA Vibe’s newest product, the Jazz Band “Live” wearable light therapy device, is an innovative and versatile tool for anyone seeking to improve performance and recovery. The Jazz Band “Live” is a compact and comfortable device that fits around all parts of the body, emitting low-level light therapy (LLLT) to improve circulation and relieve pain.

While we’re not avid users of LLLT (besides infrared saunas) we did find the Jazz Band to be an effective recovery tool when used in conjunction with other recovery staples such as proper rest and, our favorite, ice baths. The two most common scenarios we used the Jazz Band was for recovery from squats and distance running. The device is used by Olympic athletes and we can definitely see why after trying it out for ourselves.

One of the standout features of the Jazz Band “Live” is its portability (can’t carry around an infrared sauna, am I right?). The device is lightweight and can be worn on-the-go. There’s seriously nothing like it when it comes to LLLT. The device is also rechargeable, so users won’t have to worry about constantly replacing batteries or further shopping.

The Jazz Band “Live” uses red and near-infrared light to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The red light penetrates the skin to increase circulation and reduce inflammation, while the near-infrared light targets deeper tissues and can help relieve pain. You can customize the duration and intensity of the light therapy sessions to suit your recovery, making the device suitable for just about anyone.

NOMATIC Carry-On Pro

NOMATIC is quickly becoming one of our favorite brands for seamless, stylish travel, and the NOMATIC Carry-On Pro is no exception. The NOMATIC Carry-On Pro is a versatile and durable piece of luggage that’s perfect for frequent travelers. Its hard shell exterior provides excellent protection for your belongings, while the interior is spacious and well-organized.

ideal for a short getaway, the bag features a built-in tech compartment, as well as a removable toiletry bag and laundry bag. The smooth-rolling wheels and telescoping handle make it easy to maneuver through airports and busy streets. While it’s on the pricier side, the quality and convenience of the NOMATIC Carry-On Pro make it worth the investment for anyone who travels frequently and wants a reliable, functional, and stylish carry-on.

Its patented tech compartment comprises a removable tech case that effortlessly accommodates all your electronic devices and simplifies the TSA checkpoint process. The tech case, which doubles as a day bag, can be removed and carried with a detachable shoulder strap. This is seriously one of the best carry-ons we’ve ever used – classy, tech-savvy, and functional.

NOMATIC is a brand that creates innovative and functional products for people who live life on the go. With a focus on minimalism, durability, and versatility, their products range from bags and wallets to travel accessories and outdoor gear. NOMATIC’s attention to detail and dedication to quality has earned them a loyal following among travelers, adventurers, and everyday users – and we’re happy to report we’re now one of those followers.

NRS High Roll Duffel Dry Bag

Spring hikes are often wash-outs and while the scent of petrichor and 65-degree weather is undoubtedly welcoming, a wet pack can detail long hikes involving bodies of water.

Take on any rugged outdoor adventure with the NRS High Roll Duffel Dry Bag. Made with heavy-duty 21 oz. PVC and polyester, this bag is built to withstand the toughest of terrains. Don’t let a wet pack ruin your spring hikes, the fold-down StormStrip closure system keeps water out of the duffel, ensuring your belongings remain dry.

Simply fold the top of the bag down at least three times and hook the aluminum fasteners through the webbing loops on the sides of the bag. Cinch it down for extra pressure to ensure maximum protection. With ample webbing chains for attachment points, you can secure other items to the bag with ease. Although the pack isn’t suggested for prolonged submersion like a proper dry bag, this 70-liter duffle is the perfect companion for your next outdoor excursion. We can’t wait to use this more during the New Jersey spring hikes.

AxisGO Waterproof Case for iPhone 13 Range

The AxisGO Waterproof Case for iPhone 13 is the perfect accessory for adventure seekers looking to capture scenic photos and videos underwater. Designed to fit iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13, this innovative waterproof case also fits all iPhone 14 models. With a depth rating of 33ft, you can take your iPhone to the beach, pool, or snorkeling without worrying about water damage.

The case supports the latest features such as Macro, Cinematic Mode, and RAW capture, allowing you to unleash your creativity while exploring the underwater world. With full touchscreen access, you can control your phone and capture photos and videos with ease. For greater control when shooting photos or videos at depths greater than 3 meters/10ft for extended periods, we recommend using the Bluetooth Shutter Grip.

Please note, some colors may be back ordered for 2-3 weeks. But don’t worry, all the color options are as stylish and functional. The AxisGO Underwater iPhone Housing is the perfect solution for capturing memories while protecting your phone from water damage.


StoveShelf is the kitchen upgrade we didn’t know we needed until we got one. This simple yet innovative solution is for anyone looking to increase their kitchen counter space and has a super sleek look – especially the black color. This magnetic shelf attachment is designed to fit on the top of most standard stoves, providing a convenient and easily accessible surface for kitchen items like spices, utensils, and cookbooks.

The StoveShelf is made of high-quality materials, including a sturdy metal frame and a heat-resistant surface that can withstand temperatures up to 500°F. The shelf is easy to install, requires no drilling, and can be removed and repositioned at any time. So put away the tools.

One of the most impressive features of the StoveShelf is its strong magnetic hold. The shelf attaches securely to the top of the stove, and users can rest assured that their items won’t fall off even during the most vigorous cooking sessions. The StoveShelf also comes in a bunch of different sizing options to fit all stove models, so you can find the perfect fit for your kitchen.

Another benefit of the StoveShelf is that it helps keep kitchen items organized and within reach, which can be especially helpful for those with smaller kitchens or limited counter space. The shelf’s sleek and stylish design also adds a modern touch to any kitchen decor. It’s seriously one of the best kitchen hacks we’ve come across this year.

Baseline Midlayer by Coalatree

The Baseline Midlayer by Coalatree is a versatile and high-performing piece of outdoor apparel. Designed with the needs of outdoor enthusiasts and hikers in mind, this midlayer is made of a soft and comfortable blend of recycled polyester and spandex, providing excellent warmth and stretch. It’s also ideal for both keeping warm on a crisp spring hike without having to pack a coat.

As tent camping season approaches here in NJ, we seriously can’t wait to get out there with this midlayer. One of the features we liked the breathability. The fabric is engineered to wick away moisture, making it an awesome choice for high-intensity activities like hiking or camping. The fabric is also odor-resistant, so users can wear it multiple times without worrying about sweating.

Another benefit of the Baseline Midlayer is its versatility. The midlayer can be worn on its own on milder days, or as a layering piece under a jacket on colder days. The midlayer also features a zippered chest pocket for storing small items like keys or a phone – which does make the bottom look a bit baggy at times, but it’s worth it.

Overall, the Baseline Midlayer by Coalatree is a well-designed and high-performing piece of outdoor apparel that we highly recommend if you’re looking for something functional and stylish, making it a great choice for anyone looking to stay comfortable and warm while enjoying the great outdoors.

eTrex® 22x Rugged Handheld GPS


Take your outdoor adventure to the next level with the eTrex 22x and 32x handheld devices. These devices come preloaded with TopoActive maps, featuring routable roads and trails for hiking and cycling, making it easy to explore off the grid. With a 2.2″ sunlight-readable color display, you’ll have improved readability even in bright sunlight.

The eTrex series uses both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems, enabling tracking in more challenging environments than GPS alone. The eTrex 32x includes a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter, making it easier for you to keep your bearings. With up to 25 hours of battery life, the eTrex series will keep up with all your spring hikes. And it sure beats trying to use your phone while you’re out in the sticks.

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