Nature can be pretty boring, so to add a sizzling soundtrack to dull stuff like backpacking, skiing, whitewater rafting, & rockclimbing (sarcasm), Braven has created a wireless, water-resistant palm-size speaker with a 12-hour playtime built to endure the elements.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash, even the U.S. Postal Service. This year they’re honoring “the man in black” with his own stamp featuring a classic black & white portrait by Frank Bez taken for Cash’s 1963 Ring of Fire record. Cash joins the ranks of Elvis & Marilyn Monroe, other famous pill-poppers honored with their own stamps. Coming soon. Source
Word to the wise: airline baggage handlers compete to see who can throw the bags the farthest & highest. When they come across that Louis Vuitton leather logo luggage, they go extra caveman on it. But if instead you checked a pre-smashed 4-wheeled roller bag from Crash Baggage, you’ll be carefree while L-V boy is sure to be left crying over the busted handle on his Alzer 80. Available March 20.
The Bass Egg sends sound waves and vibrations from its base down into whatever object it’s sitting on, using that object as the vehicle for delivering deep bass sound. Put it on a table, desk, dashboard, pretty much anything, and it thumps.
The Grub Hub is a complete backcountry camp kitchen, equipped with everything you need to turn camp cooking into a gourmet affair. It holds your stove, offers pockets for everything, a soft-sided sink for washing, 9 sq. ft of table space plus telescoping arms for holding lanterns, hydration, pots, pans, paper towels, you name it. It’s pretty much the kitchen equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.
Proper knot tying is just one on a long list of dying arts, being pushed yet further into the past with this American–made knotless gear tie called the Fish Bone. It’s designed for use with paracord, which is awesome for a million uses but often impossible to untie when a knot gets cranked tight. The Fish Bone keeps every locked-down and solid but eliminates the nasty knots.
Chilis and chocolate are uncommon bedfellows but Sriracha has a way of somehow going with everything, right? In this case, it’s blended in with 57% dark chocolate to create a spicy, American-made chocolate bar that’s got some serious snap to it.
Two of Nike’s most potent proprietary materials: Flyknit & Lunarlon combine to make the virtually seamless Flyknit Lunar1+ one more amazingly light & and comfy runner in the Swoosh lineup. But don’t think it’s all float and no support: it’s also got Flywire in the upper for stability while overall minimalism of materials makes this model 80% less wasteful than the standard Nike runner. Available in February.
Following last year’s Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrera, the brand is now offering another chronograph bearing Jack’s name. Inspired by classic TH stopwatch designs of the 60s, the pushers and crown on this new model are positioned on the top of the case instead of on the side.