These 18 products are useful for enjoying the outdoors, whether on land or sea. Discover the variety of products that have graced the stage of Shark Tank.
Founded by diabetic Jeff Cohen and his family, Granola Gourmet Energy Bars were made with 100 percent natural ingredients, including 391 milligrams of omega-3’s and 13 grams of whole grains per bar. Four flavors were available: Very Berry, Brownie, Spiced Orange Cranberry and Chocolate Espresso. As of 2016, it’s unknown if the founder continues to manufacture these energy bars. An out of date Facebook page and unreachable website represent the only remnants of this company and product.
Element Bars was created to deal with the lack of options available to energy bar consumers. To help the selection process, you can choose to build for performance, endurance, brain/memory, etc. Whether you want to include nuts, chocolate pieces, fruit, sweeteners and other fun boosts, there’s something for everyone. Still in business at: http://www.elementbars.com/.
Grease Monkey Wipes
Grease Monkey Wipes are designed to easily clean your bicycle and other outdoor equipment. These versatile strips are great for removing dirt, grease, grime, oil, lubricants and other tough elements. Plus you can apply them to wipe dirt off your skin. Each canister contains 25 wipes. Buy on Amazon.com >>
Holding an umbrella is too cumbersome when you need to multitask. A hoodie or hat doesn’t provide enough protection, plus it can’t keep other items dry. Enter Nubrella. It covers your entire head, and by attaching it to the included backpack your hands remain free to use. You can find it at: http://www.nubrella.com/
First Defense Nasal Screens
Put away your allergy medication! ‘Tis the season for sneezing and itchy throats. Insert First Defense Nasal Screens into your nose and watch your allergies disappear outdoors. FDNS are designed to help filter and reduce the amount of contaminants that everyone inhales in all types of environments. Shop for them at: http://wp.filteryourlife.com/
Tower Paddle Boards
These inflatable boards are revolutionizing the sport of paddleboarding. These military grade paddles are just as sturdy as epoxy boards. Features more rigidity and less susceptibility to cracks, plus it floats higher in the water so your feet doesn’t get wet. But this is only one of many advances that set the Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP apart from the competition—read more about this product on their website: http://www.towerpaddleboards.com/
The Bev Buckle (now known as The Beer Buckle) is a nifty invention that allows you to easily carry most beverage sizes. You’re not bound by specific pouch spaces. Best of all the invention is manufactured in the USA. Shop on Amazon >>
Looking for an alternative to Gatorade or Powerade, which have more than 20g of sugar per bottle? This water solution might be the best alternative. It’s full of vitamins, protein, low calories and 0g of sugar. Perfect for performance or recovery. You can find this drink at Walgreens and other health stores. Check out Walgreens >>
PicnicPal (formerly Dura-Tent)
This table-top mesh tent stores food while keeping bugs out. Without using chemicals, just clever design. It’ll brave high winds and accidental table knocks. Perfect for picnics, parties and camping. Find at Home Depot, Amazon, Camping World
Pillow and hoodie in one product. You can keep your head covered while sleeping, without having to slip on an actual hoodie. Allowing for maximum comfort. Applicable to camping and airplane/bus travel. Buy on Amazon >>
Ready. Aim. Fish. Shell Bobbers float in water and attract fish which mistake it as food. As soon as they grab onto it, anglers can then pull in their catch. These novelty fishing items function as true accessories for outdoor fishing. Find on Amazon and Cabela’s
Hamboards are surfing and skating combined. They feature the designs of surfboards, and the functionality of skateboards. To navigate on land, riders can include a “landpaddle” that helps them steer while riding hamboards. You can learn more by visiting: http://hamboards.com/
Kymera Body Board
Surf large waves, even if the swell is flat, with the electric jet propelled bodyboard. It’s easy to maneuver and propels through the water at lighting fast speeds, making it enjoyable for water adventures. The sellers of the products are still taking pre-orders and offering rental opportunities for business operators. Research this product at: http://www.kymerabodyboard.com/
The Oru Kayak solves a very inconvenient problem: transportation. Hauling a kayak requires a large amount of automobile space. With this kayak, you can fold and assemble it. The pieces fold so small, you can carry it inside a large tote bag—perfect for checking it on a plane or hiking into remote outdoor areas. Check it out on REI >>
BevBoy is a miniature floatie that holds your drink in water. Your beverage stays upright, there’s no risk of sinking and when exiting the water you can rest it along the edge of a table. Buy on Amazon >>
BearTek Snow Gloves
Control your phone and music while you’re enjoying activities in the snow. There’s no need to take off your gloves in frigid temperatures. Bluetooth your phone and music devices, and control them from your glove. Find on Amazon >>
Apparel that blocks sun-rays. Avoid using a lot of sunscreen when you’re having fun under the sun. Made with UPF50 fabric. Browse on Amazon >>
The technologies of a snowboard and surfboard are combined into this aquatic handboard that an outdoor enthusiast can enjoy on the waters. A slot on the board allows you to attach cameras and other accessories. Learn more about these boards at http://www.slydehandboards.com and purchase them at Amazon.