Now a decade-deep in futuristic sportswear design with Adidas, Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 line adds a sport backpack that blends a tactical vest-like fit with enough space for a camelbak, workout supplies or a change of clothes. The padded back system is made of ClimaCool & fully ventilated.
When it comes to a portable, off-grid power supply, few rival the brute strength & versatility of the lunchbox-size Anker PowerHouse, a compact, 400Wh generator that offers triple output modes: a 12V car socket, an AC outlet and 4 fast-charging USB ports to power lamps, phones, laptops, TVs and even mini fridges. It recharges via AC plug or solar.
The Uni-Fi UB5 from award-winning audiophile brand ELAC America, is their latest 3-way speaker. Inside the standard speaker box exterior, it boasts a 5.25” bass woofer and a concentric mid & tweeter that are separated in their own enclosure. This design reduces interference from the low-end tones to maintain crisp, clear sound in the mids & highs.
Utilizing unique materials & modern design, the Hult Design team created Pavilion, a premium bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds. Its high-density concrete base contains a 20-watt full-range driver to deliver sound that’s dispersed through a D-Spiral copper acoustic element for clean, warm tones across the whole sound spectrum. A funded Kickstarter.
This is the first footwear collection from the LA-based James Perse label. Combining clean, simple styling and unique materials, like neoprene, nylon, & lightweight flannel, the new collection includes slip-ons, & lace-ups.
Behold the world’s first analog GPS speedometer: OMATA One. Like all cycling computers, it tracks speed, distance, ascent and time and stores your data on internal memory. The difference is the precision analog display, developed in partnership with Seiko.
A modular design allows the 2-wheeled EZ-Stow Hauler to quickly convert from a cart to a flat bed to a wheelbarrow with ease. It can carry a payload up to 800 pounds and stores vertically to save space in your shed or garage.
For big-time storage needs you can take with you on the road, have a look at Seagate’s new Innov8 drive. It’s the first-ever USB-powered (USB-C) drive to offer a whopping 8TB of storage in a portable, external package.
German knife-maker Ulrich Hennicke created the Y2 MonoStahl chef’s knife; its length & profile give it classic dimensions but the difference is the detail. It features a C100Cr6 carbon mono-steel blade, an octagonal oak handle & a polished brass bolster.
Constructed with full-grain leathers made in the USA and inspired by their original pole-climbing boots of the early 1900s, Timberland’s new Lineman boots are built to be rugged and abrasion resistant. They’ve got a lug rubber Vibram outsole & rawhide laces with 90-pound pull strength.