Founded in California in 2013, Weiss Watch Company is working to bring back the lost art of American watchmaking. Their mechanical timepieces are handmade by the company’s 27-year old, Swiss-trained founder, Cameron Weiss who sharpened his skills with Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.
With an evolved, foot-hugging upper of foam & engineered mesh, Nike’s latest anything-goes trainer, the Zoom Hypercross TR2 features Flywire technology for a locked-down fit and hexagonal Zoom Air pods in the outsole for cushy comfort.
Made of breathable, weather-resistant Schoeller stretch canvas, these bike/adventure shorts from Venice Beach, CA-based Coldsmoke Co. are designed for all-condition comfort in the saddle or on the trail.
Garmin’s D2 Bravo blends the sharp looks of a classic aviator watch with some impressive GPS-driven functionality. It incorporates Garmin’s signature direct-to and nearest airport navigation features with a worldwide aviation navigation database. It also offers altitude alerts for instance when you’re requiring supplemental oxygen, as well as easy access to current aviation weather info. A backlit LED face makes it easy to read, even in bright sun.
Columbia flipped the formula in rainjacket design with the creation of OutDry Extreme, a new fabric technology that uses a waterproof membrane on the outside of the jacket (rather than inside) for permanent water repellency and durability while also remaining breathable. 19 styles of jackets and pants will be available Spring 2016.
California-based Nixon watches really works that little sweet spot between quality & affordability. Their Ranger 45 is a perfect case in point. It features a Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand movement, a 45mm stainless steel case waterproof to 100 meters, & a 24mm solid stainless 3 link bracelet, leather or nylon strap. Available in Black, Silver & Gunmetal.
Auto racing-inspired watchmaker Autodromo dug deep into historical minutiae for this limited edition chronograph. The design commemorates driver Brian Redman’s victory at the 1969 Nürburgring 1000 km race. Available in stainless or gold-plated steel, it is powered by a Seiko-made VK63 Chronograph Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement.
Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola has just unveiled a new timepiece, the American-made Runwell Moon Phase, an updated version of their classic 47mm Runwell design that adds a moon dial to track lunar phases from waxing to waning. The design is highlighted by a stainless steel case, tan leather alligator strap, and Super-LumiNova printed details.
Looking thoroughly modern in its minimalist, matte black ceramic case, the new Radiomir 1940 3 Days Ceramica nonetheless pays homage to the Italian brand’s 1930’s-era watches. It is powered by a P.3000 hand-wound movement which is visible through the sapphire crystal back.
This is the world’s lightest fully waterproof jacket—weighing just 75grams—and with its ¾ zip and ultralight construction, the VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 makes a very versatile and packable layer for athletes & adventurers.