When Bruce Wayne decided he wanted to become a kitted-out crime-fighting vigilante, he had the luxury of a massive fortune to draw on. But what if your Wayne Manor is a suburban terrace and your Batmobile is a beat up Falcon? Here you’ll find some (reasonably) affordable gear for your own Utility Belt – and if you want a sexy black bullet proof suit, you can go and find that yourself.
We assume Atomicans are sensible sorts (Gods, I feel nervous just typing that), but nevertheless we must say: please, please do not venture out into the streets and get yourself beaten up/arrested by attempting to use any of this gear to 'fight crime' in your local shopping center. THIS IS JUST FOR FUN.
Grappling hook and rope
$195 ($194), Botach Tactical
$3.69/metre, Climbing Anchors
Alas, we couldn’t find an actual Batarang we’d trust to hold the body weight of a grown man, but this military-grade collapsible grappling hook, made from lightweight aluminium, measures less than 12 inches and looks suitably mean – especially if spray painted black. Add some climbing rope (which you may want to dye) and you’ll be scaling the walls like a ninja in no time.
£15 ($24), TLSFx
Who among us has not at one time wanted to leave an awkward situation by hurling a smoke bomb on the ground and disappearing “in the confusion”? Well, if you’ve got a spare $24 you can do just that: designed to provide cover for paintball enthusiasts, the M14 can also aid your escape from a gang of miscreants. Of course, this is only if you live in the UK, because, sensibly, smoke grenades are not available for purchase here in Australia. Which is a good thing... I think.