The hodgepodge of bottles in your RV bathroom and shower can be hung from a wall or door using the Get Wet Organizers from Organized Obie. The organizers, which are available in three sizes and six colors, are designed to be mounted in areas subject to moisture.
The organizers are made from PVC-coated mesh that is UV and mildew resistant. They mount without hardware using a plastic adhesive snap component. The 10-inch-by-12-inch organizer mounts horizontally and costs $17; the 10-inch-by-24-inch organizer mounts horizontally and costs $23; the 36-inch-by-12-inch organizer mounts vertically and costs $39.
If you carry your coat on your arm, you have only one free arm. If you tie your coat around your waist, you commit a fashion faux pas. JakRak, from Sprigs, offers a hands-free means of carrying a coat up to 12 pounds.
Nobody sees JakRak when you’re wearing your coat. It attaches inside the coat to the neckline and under the arms using a set of three clips, each with silicone coating over its teeth. To remove your coat, drop it down off your shoulders, backpack-style, and JakRak comfortably and securely holds it on your shoulders. JakRak also can be used cross-body style or over-the-shoulder style. It’s available in five colors. The suggested price is $30.
SnapBasket Cooler is a soft-sided cooler designed to hold up to 50 beverage cans and keep them chilled for 36 hours. Unlike hard-sided coolers that waste space when not in use, SnapBasket folds down to a height of less than 3 inches.
The cooler features an insulated, leak-proof interior; an easy open-and-close system; a built-in bottle opener; and padded top handles for light loads and side handles for heavier ones. Weight capacity is 55 pounds. When unfolded, SnapBasket is 18.25 inches long, 12.25 inches wide, and 12 inches high. The price is $29.99.
When the weather deals you a bad hand, it may feel like the cards are stacked against you. So here’s your ace in the hole: Hoyle brand waterproof playing cards, a product of The United States Playing Card Company.
Keep these easy-to-shuffle cards handy and you’ll never have to worry about sprinkles prematurely ending an outdoor game of poker or pinochle. (But don’t play in the midst of a downpour lest you be labeled the camper who is a few cards short of a deck.) Bring the cards to the beach, and you can continue playing hearts or euchre even as others splash and drip around you. The cards are washable, flexible, and packaged in a clear plastic case. The price for a deck is $5.99.
The United States Playing Card Company
You shot a fantastic photo or an amazing video only to find the images marred by a big ol’ smudge on your camera lens. Arghh! One way to safely clean lenses and eyepieces is by using the OutdoorPro Kit from LensPen.
The kit includes the Original LensPen for cleaning lenses on DSLR cameras, binoculars, and telescopes; a MiniPro for cleaning eyepieces and action camera lenses; a FogKlear antifog cloth; a MicroKlear microfiber cloth; and a nylon zipper case that holds everything and can be worn on a belt. The Original LensPen and MiniPro feature a retractable natural brush to remove loose dust, as well as a nonliquid, carbon-infused cleaning tip. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the OutdoorPro Kit is $34.95.
The Slim-Fold Cook Station, from GCI Outdoor, allows you to keep everything within arm’s reach when you cook outdoors. It features a frame made of powder-coated steel; an aluminum countertop suitable for a tabletop stove or grill; a lower rack for a cooler or other items; and four plastic fold-out side tables that have beverage holders, stem glass holders, and hooks for holding a garbage bag or for hanging cooking utensils.
The one-piece station sets up and breaks down quickly. When open, it measures 20.9 inches by 52 inches by 32.3 inches. It weighs 18.9 pounds and folds to less than 4 inches high for storage. The suggested retail price is $80.
We hope you’re never inside a vehicle that’s sinking in floodwaters, or trapped by a seat belt after a crash. But if you are, a credit-card-sized tool called OWL Open Window for Life could help you escape. In its provided holder, OWL can be kept handy on a vehicle visor.
To break a window, place the top of the OWL card in an upper window channel as far as it will go, with the stainless-steel metal disc and hardened metal tip pointing toward the glass. With two fingers, flick the bottom of the card toward you and release. Then push the broken window out. To cut through nylon safety belts, use OWL’s built-in razor blade. OWL is made in the USA. The cost of one OWL and one holder is $19.95; a pack of two is $29.95.
OWL Safety Innovations
Is it time to tame your spaghetti? We’re talking about hoses and cords that easily unwind and tangle if they’re not properly stored in the RV. Stromberg Carlson’s Hose & Cord Caddy (model HC-75) confines hoses and cords to a basket that is 17 inches wide and 61/2 inches high.
The basket holds up to 75 feet of fresh-water hose. It also can store 30-amp and 50-amp power cords. The suggested retail price of the Hose & Cord Caddy is $19.95.
Stromberg Carlson Products Inc.
Freedom X is the latest line of sine wave inverters from Xantrex, which has been producing its Freedom series since 1992. Features of Freedom X inverters include full-rated output in temperatures from minus 4 degrees to 104 degrees Fahrenheit; an extended surge (to 2 seconds) to power heavy loads such as induction cooktops and residential refrigerators; fast shore-to-battery transfer time; a configurable low-battery-voltage shutdown; and compatibility with lithium-ion technology.
The new models (and suggested retail prices in U.S. dollars) are the Freedom X 1000, a 1,000-watt inverter ($450); the Freedom XC 1000, a 1,000-watt inverter and 50-amp charger ($575); the Freedom X 2000, a 2,000-watt inverter ($630); and the Freedom XC 2000, a 2,000-watt inverter and 80-amp charger ($775).