Take or leave it, here are 7 off-the-charts pricey (and/or ridiculous) outdoors items.
EarthRoamer XV-LT — Colorado-based EarthRoamer boasts a “no compromise philosophy” that turns Ford F-550 commercial duty trucks into terrain-gobbling RVs that weigh nearly 10 tons. EarthRoamers are equipped with a massive solar panel array, a bathroom and hot shower, fridge, ceramic cooktop and convection microwave. — $282,000 to $600,000
Barebones Safari Tent — Utah-based Barebones makes this 120-square-foot “cabin-style tent,” which weighs 160 pounds. It has 55 poles you assemble, and it can be pitched on concrete, wood or dirt. Special features include a custom aluminum and nylon frame and a “custom Barebones denier weave” fabric shell with 9-foot ceilings and built-in ports that make running power, heat and water lines effortless. Sleeps eight. – $1,999.99
Hermès Hiking Boots — The Paris company offers a boot in “black oily calfskin” with a palladium-plated buckle. In a recent review The Wall Street Journal praised these boots’ combination of “utility and flair” and urges you to “pick up a pair and hit a national park (or Park Avenue).” – $1,600 per pair
Giant Swiss Army Knife — The Wenger Giant has “87 implements that perform an astonishing 141 different functions” — everything from opening wine bottles to fastening bike-chain rivets and installing golf-shoe cleats. The Guinness Book of World Records rates it the “most multifunctional penknife” in the world. – $2,149.95 retail
Girard-Perregaux Traveller Wristwatch — Made of titanium with an alligator-leather strap, this watch is good down to 330 feet underwater. It can display the phases of the moon and the time in 24 cities around the world. — Up to $20,000, depending on model.
Luxuriator Sunglasses — This Beverly Hills, Calif., company offers glasses made of “four kinds of 14k gold, decorated with diamonds and featuring temples made of buffalo horn and exotic leathers.” – Up to $65,000
Gucci GG Supreme Canvas Backpack — This Italian-designer backpack is “made using an Earth-conscious process” and features leather trim, silver hardware, with pockets for a smartphone and a tablet computer. — $1,550
—This article is syndicated from High Country News: By Ray Ring