Chicago artisan Joe Wislar creates one-of-a-kind lamps and lighting with a style somewhere between steam punk and Rocket Age, using reclaimed auto parts and industrial ephemera.
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.
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 Cobra Slim is a laptop case big enough for a 15” MacBook or 15.6” PC, with an exterior made from 47% recycled PET and 53% cotton. It’s dressed for the office but works just as well as a casual bag. Features YKK zippers, an exterior tablet pocket, and plenty of space for all your office essentials.
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.