Rubber rain boot experts Hunter have created some waterproof backpacks. One model is made of supple, coated calf skin leather, the other is made of bonded rubber. Both feature external zip pockets and an internal laptop sleeve. Available Fall 2014.
The other 8 or 9 books about Bob Dylan cover the music, his influence, interviews. This new one from Bob’s close friend and tour manager Victor Maymudes is the story of Dylan’s personal history, constructed using Maymudes’ taped, 24-hour recording of personal memories, after which he died from a brain aneurysm.
The Hellcat Speedster looks more like a normal motorcycle than any bike Confederate Motorcycles has ever made. But it’s definitely a cut above. Surrounding its 2163cc V-twin powerplant is a sculptural mix of billet aluminum and carbon fiber. Each bike is handmade to order in limited numbers in Alabama, USA.
Over 300,000 of the original Range Rovers had been made when production on the iconic British box ended in 1996. But an upcoming auction for the actual first one, a 1970, chassis numero uno means that if you’re the high bidder, you can own this historic vehicle and it’s only got 89K on the odometer.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.
At just 120-pounds, this trailer/camper from Sylvan Sports is light enough to be towed behind a motorcycle or small car. The Go-Easy has a diamond plate metal floor with 17.6 cubic feet of storage and the trailer’s rails are compatible with Thule & Yakima rack components. The optional pop-up roof tent sleeps two and doubles as a roofbox you can mount on your car. American made.
The leather crafters at hard graft are known for blending the classic with the modern and their 1st Edition Travel Bag does just that. A vegetable-tanned leather exterior featuring a buckle closure and shoulder straps surrounds a zippered wool felt duffle interior.
We’ll admit, the greasy, frozen-then-deep fried Jalapeño Poppers found at restaurants where the menus feature pictures of the food are pretty hard to resist, especially after 3 or 4 pitchers. But try making your own at home—don’t skimp on the bacon—and we’re pretty sure yours will be better.
When the time comes to break out your hammer drill, like when you need to drill into concrete, your forearms will thank you for choosing Makita’s new 18V Extreme Torque brushless hammer drill. This thing boasts a cement-shredding 1090 in-lbs. of torque, the most in its class.
Aside from the engine, which comes from a Honda 125 SuperSport, nearly every piece of this new bike from Bandit9 is handmade. The metallic unibody is made from a single block of aluminum & for the creation of the high-gloss, waterproof, burl wood side panels, the Bandit9 boys recruited a guitar luthier & a yacht maker. It’s all bespoke, from the suede seat to the alloy exhaust and only 9 of these little city-street rippers will be made.