Roku just came out swinging with a whole new line of streaming devices. 5 in total. They range from basic to packed-with-features. The Roku Express & Express+ both feature 1080p output and come with an IR remote that has shortcut buttons for popular streaming channels. The Premiere & Premiere+ devices support 4K resolutions at up to 60 fps. Leading the release is the Roku Ultra which features everything found in the Premier+ but also adds Dolby Digital/Digital Plus encoding, a USB port for local media playback and an enhanced remote. Time to cut the cable if you haven’t already.
The outdoor gear innovators at Norway’s Heimplanet are experts when it comes to travel. Their flexible, hardworking dopp kit will keep all of your toiletries organized and accessible whether you choose to stand it on the vanity or hang it on a hook. It’s made of 840D ballistic nylon.
Pro Wrestler & 80s icon Rowdy Roddy Piper was a larger-than-life entertainer who, along with his nemesis Hulk Hogan, helped make pro wrestling huge. Hot Rodd also appeared in more than 50 films including the lead in John Carpenter’s cult classic, They Live. In 2015 just after beginning work on his incredible autobiography, he died of a heart attack. The book has now been completed by his son and daughter.
When you have the luxury of choosing comfort over lightweight portability, a swag tent is what you want—it’s all about the built-in mattress pad. In the 1-man swag tent from Kodiak Canvas, the pad is a cushy 2-inches thick. The tent itself is made of Hydra-Shield 100% cotton duck canvas and it’s a roomy 6’8” long by nearly 3-feet wide. When it’s time to break camp & move on, it all rolls up & stores in a duffle bag.
The Övik Eco-Shell Jacket from classic Swedish outdoor brand Fjällräven is a waterproof breathable 3-layer shell with a two-way front zipper and a hood with a laminated brim to keep water off your face. There’s also plenty of storage: a pair of large bellows pockets on lower front and lower back as well as a pair of snap-closure chest pockets.
Stance teamed up with London-based underground fashion brand Maharishi on a collab box set of maharishi camo socks. There are 3 colorways— Jungle, Night, and Temple— featuring the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 camouflage pattern. The socks are constructed in Stance’s core 200 needle style & come in DPM-inspired packaging.
What we like about these wireless headphones from Sol Republic comes down to the design. Rather than cramming all the technology and hardware into the earbud itself resulting in unwanted bulk or an oversized fit, the design of the Relay Sports Wireless places the batteries & electronics into 2 pods on the connecting wire you wear around your neck. This also makes it easier to pull one out for conversation without missing a step.
There’s more to actor Bryan Cranston than his role in Breaking Bad—not that there would need to be, considering it was one of the most popular shows in the history of TV. But in his own words, Cranston tells his life story. A chaotic upbringing as a child actor, a career in law enforcement, and eventually, the road back to acting. Filled with grit & truth, he includes all the details of his incredible journey.
Is it a wagon revival? Audi’s got their Allroad, Volvo just rolled out their V90 Cross Country & now this. Mercedes might just pull into the lead with the new E-Class All-Terrain. It is a top-of-the-line luxury wagon with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an adjustable suspension system called Air Body Control to optimize ground clearance; it’s built for cruising through snow and off the beaten path. Protective wheel well flares keep dirt and dings off the paint and the front end borrows styling from their SUV line. Two diesel engine options are on offer, both with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic transmission.
It’s inevitable. Sooner or later you’ll find yourself in a warm, gently lit studio attempting to touch your toes while breathing deeply. When that day comes, make sure you’re rolling out a Baller Yoga mat. It’s made of 100% pebble grain football leather. Pigskin, bro. And it’s not just primal, it’s functional: the grain gives you grip. And when you’re twisted up in wheel pose, you’ll need it.