Sustainable business and production practices are one reason people love Patagonia gear. With their new Truth To Materials program their processes & products become even cleaner, by sourcing materials like reclaimed down, wool, cotton and natural, un-dyed cashmere directly through co-ops and local suppliers.
Polar’s M400 is a GPS running watch that tracks and displays speed, pace, training targets, race time estimators, improvement tracking, and navigation. It’s also a 24/7 activity tracker that monitors your steps, calories burned, and sleep.
A smart watch without GPS would be pretty dumb, so of course the Ambit3 Peak from Suunto has one built-in. It also tracks speed, pace, & distance plus it has features like a compass, altimeter, weather info, & heart rate monitor—even while swimming. And linked to your iPhone with the Movescount App, you can share your watch data instantly.
Vintage reinterpretations are apparently a thing. And they’re the specialty of British menswear designer Nigel Cabourn, the man behind the new C.C. Filson line, a collection of “classic American outdoor gear” fusing Gold Rush-era materials with modern design sensibility. Yes, really.
The time has come for Apple Watch. Available in 2 sizes, 3 models and a choice of finishes, including aluminum, stainless, and 18-karat gold, some may think it looks a bit like a small iPhone you wear on your wrist. However, the list of features is extensive and some quite useful. And as you would expect from Apple, the polished design and use of premium materials is a step ahead of competing smart watches. The crown controls scrolling as you choose options for fitness tracking, messages & alerts, the built-in heart rate monitor, Apple Pay and more. A stack of dedicated watch apps are reportedly on the way.
Detroit Watch Company has created three limited-edition timepieces for their debut collection. The 1701, The Pride of Detroit Aviator, and the Woodward all celebrate the history of the city where they’re assembled and feature premium materials and Japanese and European movements.
Smart watches don’t have to look stupid. More proof is on the way with the forthcoming release of LG’s latest Android-Wear powered device. It’s got a round case and looks like a traditional analog timepiece but it’s compatible with apps in the Google Play Store and receives call notifications & alerts plus events, weather info, etc.
Handmade in Wisconsin, this 8” moc-toe boot from Filson is breathable and water-resistant with sealed seams to keep out sand and rain. Available in tan or otter green.
It’s no mistake that the faces of Autodromo watches look like the speedo in a vintage sports car. That’s the inspiration for this Italian brand. Their new Stradale is a 40mm automatic featuring a Japan-made Miyota 9015 automatic movement and clean, 2-level minimalist dials.
Smart watches that require you to carry your phone are never going to catch on with athletes. And that’s precisely the reason why the IRONMAN ONE GPS+ from Timex will catch on. This thing let’s you ditch the brick but still allows you to get music, messaging and track all your training data while running, riding, etc.