We know, it’s hot out right now, but here’s something new and notable for the fall/winter. Merino wool is among the world’s best natural insulators and its wicking properties make it the choice of athletes and adventurers who swing from sweating to freezing in one outing. Patagonia’s Merino Air collection uses responsibly-sourced wool blended with recycled Capilene for maximum performance.
The collab between adidas and Vancouver-based wings+horns puts a fashionable twist on the classic Stan Smith silhouette with the use of Horween football leather. The collection also includes some up-styled softgoods: slim fit sweatpants, a bomber jacket with a zip-off hood, and a shortsleeve crew neck with mesh paneling. The limited in-store release this week will be followed by a July 18th global release at select retailers.
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.