Mate is a wall hanging chess board that will put your strategy on display. Part wall art yet fully functional, it’s designed and built in Michigan and offered in a wide array of custom colors. The game pieces are laser-cut from Baltic birch ply. Checker pieces are also available. Measures 18.5″ wide by 23.5″ tall by 2.25″ deep. A fully funded Kickstarter project.
This season’s big story in snow goggles is frameless technology; a larger lens that spans the entire field of view. Electric’s EG3 is their version of this new frame style, offering an expansive wide-angle view and quick, easy lens changes.
The smart bag. It was only a matter of time. Bluesmart’s overhead-size travel bag pairs with Android & iOS apps to give you proximity notifications and a location tracker to keep tabs on your bag, even when you have to check it. For that occasion it also features a built-in scale allowing you to weigh it before you get to the check-in line. When your phone dies, you can charge it using outlets built into the bag’s exterior pockets. Plus, you can use your phone or smartwatch to lock and unlock the bag.
There’s no such thing as job security these days, so why not prepare yourself for the inevitable with a desk you can set-up and breakdown in under a minute or even set on fire instantly when your pink slip arrives. Seriously though, the Refold cardboard desk really works as a portable work station and it’s made in the USA with 100% recyclable cardboard.
Even though it’s an SB, it’s clearly not a Nike skateboard shoe. The Lunar One Shot is part of Nike SB’s “Rest & Recuperation” line which means it’s perfect for all the non-skaters who want the cushy, lightweight feel of a Lunarlon midsole & a full mesh upper but don’t want the look of an off-duty jogger.
The Prizm lens is Oakley’s latest contribution to snow goggle science that offers an enhanced, super-high contrast view in even the flattest light conditions. Available in a variety of colors, this new technology is also offered for nearly every goggle frame in the Oakley snow sports lineup.
If by some odd twist of geographic bad luck you end up somewhere far from a quality coffee shop, this travel kit from San Francisco’s Blue Bottle coffee & Timbuk2 will keep you caffeinated. The kit includes a stainless steel grinder, dripper, filters, Falcon Enamelware tumblers, a sample bag of Three Africans drip blend and a pair of felt zarfs. If you need to, look up zarf, bro.
The Tombag is based on the classic top-loading American military duffle with the snap hook closure. But this English brand does more than just olive drab canvas. The bag is offered in 3 sizes and an assortment of colors, fabrications, and special editions.
The morning bike commute is about to start getting chilly. Chrome has the remedy: An insulated, reversible, packable, hi-viz vest featuring reflective hits and water-resistant fabrication.
Dual drivers and twin passive radiators give this little speaker big bass. The JBL Charge 2 also features a USB port to charge other devices and a Social Mode that allows up to 3 people to DJ.