Acclaimed motorcycle writer and vintage bike expert Paul d’Orleans is the man behind the Vintagent website and his new book The Chopper tells the story of the rebel bike movement from its origins in the 1920s through the iconic Easy Rider age and up to today; packed with well-informed history, profiles of influential builders, and incredible photography.
This portable charger/multi-tool offers 300mAh of power from a Li-Ion battery you can charge up with solar or via USB to give you backup, off-the-grid juice for your phone, tablet, POV cameras, and other 1.5A USB devices. It also features an integrated flashlight and a fan attachment.
For precision, one-pass cuts on the big diameter stuff like timbers, beams, & railroad ties, a standard circular saw just won’t do but German powertool wizards Festool created a saw that will do. The Sword Saw is a combination circular saw and chainsaw that offers a nearly 8-inch cutting depth, and a guide rail system that makes precision mitre cuts up to 60º.
Jones Snowboards are named for founder Jeremy Jones, the world’s foremost big mountain rider and star of the famed Deeper, Further, Higher film trilogy. His Mountain Surfer board however is not for first descents in Alaska; it’s for hiking up the nearest snowy hill and surfing down. Designed by renowned surf shaper Chris Christenson.
Based on a clean, classic design borrowed from WWII paratrooper gloves, the Utica Driving Gloves from Portland-based Tanner Goods are made with tough yet supple Horween leather.
The Bolt by Photive is a tough, water-resistant portable 900mAh external battery charger with an IP-65 rating to prove just how water/dust/shock-proof it really is. It’s got an all aluminum body with a wrap-around rubber bumper and features 2 USB ports plus a built-in flashlight. via
Four years in the making, this Sumo-sized, 518-page pricey collector’s tome celebrating the Rolling Stones 50-year rock odyssey is a book truly worthy of the Stones legacy. It is packed with images—many never before seen. Each of the 1600 limited-edition copies has been signed by all 4 band members.
Chipping a tooth or worse, a new veneer, on a popcorn kernel will totally ruin movie night. This stoneware popcorn bowl with a built-in kernel strainer can prevent dental disasters before they happen.
We supposedly put a man on the moon over 40 years ago but amazingly it’s taken ’til exactly right now to figure out the old “where’s the end of the f#&king tape?” conundrum. Turns out the solution was pretty easy. They put stripes on it.
BMW just unveiled a pair of new M-tuned crossovers. The 2016 X5 M and X6 M both boast 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8s pushing 567 ponies and the old six-speed automatic has been replaced with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission from BMW M. They also got aesthetic updates: flared wheel arches, 21-inch M wheels, massive intakes in the front fascia and typical M features, like quad exhausts and side gills, assuring they’ll never be mistaken for a run-of-the-mill grocery getter.