Enko has created a next-generation runner with mechanical, impact-absorbing shocks. The interchangeable shocks are adapted to the wearer’s weight and switch between walking & running mode for comfort when you’re walking & supportive joint protection while running. Available via Indigogo crowdsourcing February 2015. via
Rather than pollute their legacy with a goofy iWatch-esque entry into the smartwatch market, Montblanc developed the e-Strap, a smartwatch strap that can be attached to different watches. It’s an Italian-made piece of leather texturized to look like carbon fiber connected to a tiny OLED touchscreen that sits on the inside of the wearer’s wrist providing a variety of functions & notifications. Available in June 2015.
The epix from Garmin is a tough, color touchscreen GPS watch with a 1.4-inch color display. Its omnidirectional built-in antenna works with both GPS and GLONASS satellites & the epix also features a built-in altimeter and three-axis electronic compass.
Crafted from water resistant 3 layer GORE-TEX this classic blazer from Adidas features fully taped seams and underarm ventilation eyelets for maximum water resistance and breathability.
It’s all about materials. The Onyx Ranger glove features a wool lining. The outer is made of American Mills Cone Selvedge black denim with the palm and fingers made of black deerskin. Made in the USA.
Seattle-based Outdoor Research specializes in expedition-worthy outdoor gear. Their Lucent Glove is a new premium ski/wintersport glove featuring 3 push-button electric heat modes plus a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, insulation, & leather palms. No more cold hands. Ever.
Combining the look of a leather motorcycle jacket with the warmth of a down vest, ISAORA’s Combo Down Moto Jacket blends style with technical cold-weather performance. The body of the Italian calfskin leather jacket features Primaloft Gold insulation and the vest features natural goose down.
Bamford is in the business of customizing and personalizing premium steel watches. Their latest collab is a re-imagining of the iconic Rolex Milgauss. For this limited edition piece, they gave the case a titanium coating and blackened the steel strap and its poppy hi-viz orange-on-black dial is highlighted by the classic lightning bolt second hand.
This smart shirt from Hexoskin tracks metrics like heart rate, steps and calories burned, plus cadence, activity level, acceleration, breathing rate, heart rate recovery and more. It actually tracks 42,000 data points per minute through sensors woven right into the textile. That data is sent to a 1.4 oz device that plugs into the shirt and its dedicated app is compatible with both iOS & Android phones. It also keeps you really warm.
Colorado-based Mountain Standard is an upstart brand making simple, functional outdoor gear like fleece shirts made with American textiles and Primadown hybrid synthetic/down-filled jackets. Their current range includes a fleece shirt and jacket, insulated light jackets and a cozy, hooded down jacket (shown above).