Archive for May, 2017

The Monsoon Bag Goes To Extremes at werd.com

The Monsoon Bag Goes To Extremes

Posted in Gear for Men

Built to withstand the worst weather, the Monsoon Bag is a 100% water & dustproof 90-liter rooftop cargo carrier that will keep your gear clean & dry no matter where you go or what mother nature dishes out. The roll-top design features sonically welded seams and an IP 66 rating. Roof-rack ready.

Polk Audio Introduces the MagniFi Max SR System at werd.com

Polk Audio Introduces the MagniFi Max SR System

Polk Audio does an amazing job of packing lots of features and true high-quality surround sound into a small package. The slim, MagniFi Max SR system includes a sound bar with 4 full-range drivers, 2 three-quarter-inch tweeters, & a one-inch center channel driver, plus a wireless sub with an eight-inch driver. It features DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound decoding. A pair of SR1 wireless satellite speakers is also part of the package.

A Fresh Alternative to Android & iPhones: The Essential PH-1 at werd.com

A Fresh Alternative to Android & iPhones: The Essential PH-1

Posted in Portable and Tech & Gadgets

Tech startup Essential is a new player in the smartphone market, created by Android founder Andy Rubin. Their first phone, the Essential PH-1 is ready to rival the best in both iPhone and Android technology. It’s the world’s thinnest dual camera phone and made with premium materials like titanium, ceramic & Gorilla Glass. Inside, it’s got a Qualcomm 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and comes with 128GB of storage. Available for pre-order now.

SolSource Sport Provides Solar Power For Your Beach BBQ at werd.com

SolSource Sport Provides Solar Power For Your Beach BBQ

Posted in Gear for Men

The SolSource Sport is a new portable solar cooker from One Earth Designs, that will grill, fry, and boil your favorite foods using nothing but the sun. As long as there’s enough light to see shadows, it warms up to cooking temps (392º) in just minutes, capturing enough heat to produce the equivalent of 1,000 W of cooking power with no fuel or waste.

Roll It Out & Sleep Anywhere with LaidBack Pads at werd.com

Roll It Out & Sleep Anywhere with LaidBack Pads

LaidBack Pads are a comfortable, portable sleeping pad for camping, outdoor lounging, and random naps in nature, when you want simple, set-up free chilling that requires no inflation. The pads are constructed of tough cordura on the outside and feature soft fleece on the sleeping surface, which is removable for washing. The pads weigh 8 pounds and roll-up with compression straps for storage.

Upgrade Your Homemade Pizza with Steel Stone at werd.com

Upgrade Your Homemade Pizza with Steel Stone

Posted in Home Stuff and Kitchen

With 20 times higher conductivity than a ceramic pizza stone, the Steel Stone is a ½ inch thick, 32-pound slab of solid steel that gets hotter faster, giving your homemade pies that crispy, blistered crust you crave and faster cooking times, every time. Made in the USA.

Form Meets Function In Nomatic Backpacks at werd.com

Form Meets Function In Nomatic Backpacks

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

The creators of Nomatic backpacks thought of pretty much everything. The packs are versatile, super functional, and loaded with thoughtful features, like side, top, and lay flat access. Removable padded pockets & organizers for laptop, technology, and clothing. They’re also expandable by a full 10-liters. They make 2 models: the Backpack and slightly larger Travel Pack. A funded Kickstarter.

A Stylish, Compact, Foldable Cruiser: The Whippet Bike at werd.com

A Stylish, Compact, Foldable Cruiser: The Whippet Bike

Posted in Bike and Sporting Gear

Designed for comfortable urban cruising and compact storage, the Whippet Bicycle was created by product designer/engineer Graham Powell & features a unique, patent-pending folding mechanism described as a ’tilt-tuck-tidy’ mechanism that requires no tools. The diamond frame is constructed of oval 25CrMo4 & Reynolds 631 tubing, that offers shock absorption while keeping it lightweight.

Penfield Pac Shorts: Ready For Summer Stuff at werd.com

Penfield Pac Shorts: Ready For Summer Stuff

Posted in Men's Clothing

As spring temps heat up, it’s best to be prepared when you see the opportunity to jump in the lake, pool, river, or slip-n-slide. With a pair of Penfield’s packable Pac Shorts in your glove box or backpack, you’ll be in there. Made of lightweight, fast-drying nylon, the shorts pack away into the zippered pocket on the leg. Take ’em anywhere.

BMW Introduces Concept 8 Series Coupe at werd.com

BMW Introduces Concept 8 Series Coupe

Posted in Automotive and Exotic

Unveiled this week at the Concorso de Eleganza in Lake Como, Italy, BMW’s all-new Concept 8 Series, showcased in the forthcoming coupe, reveals a completely new silhouette, angular, athletic, and refined. It still looks like a Beemer but overall, the design language is evolved. The rear-wheel drive coupe will be available in 2018.

Barebones Living Has Created The Ultimate Tool at werd.com

Barebones Living Has Created The Ultimate Tool

Posted in Gear for Men and Tools

Rated a Top 100 pick by This Old House, Barebones’ Ultimate Tool is a fixed, double-blade 14.5” Hori Hori knife with a bamboo handle & pommel base. One side of the rust-resistant blade is serrated, the other is a smooth full-length straight blade with a bottle opener at the base. A durable sheath with a belt clip is included. 5-year warranty.

A Giant SUP, That’s What’s Up at werd.com

A Giant SUP, That’s What’s Up

Posted in Gear for Men

The 18-foot Suplex Giant SUP board is big enough for the whole crew to go for a cruise—all at once. It’s got a weight limit of 1550 pounds, so basically, all aboard! Made of tough, military-grade PVC, it is inflatable and pumps up with 2 included hand pumps. When you’re done having fun, it deflates quickly for easy transport.

Upgrade Your iPhone Photography With Snap! 7 at werd.com

Upgrade Your iPhone Photography With Snap! 7

Snap! 7 transforms your iPhone into a more versatile and fully functional camera. It includes a clip-on mechanical shutter button and ergonomic camera-like hand grip and thumb rest for a more natural shooting experience. They also offer a full range of clip-on lenses: full-frame fisheye wide angle to macro to telephoto and more.

A Lifesaver for the Worst Case Scenario at werd.com

A Lifesaver for the Worst Case Scenario

When you’re up the creek or alone in the wilderness, The Worst Case will be a lifesaver. This compact, TSA-safe survival kit is packed: shelter, several ways to make fire, water purification, minor 1st aid, fishing kit, compass, micro saw, 550 paracord, safety pins, flashlight, a signal mirror & much more. And all of it is squeezed into a perfectly packable waterproof Pelican 1010 case.

Love Hultén Introduces a Limited Edition, Handcrafted Swedish Speaker System at werd.com

Love Hultén Introduces a Limited Edition, Handcrafted Swedish Speaker System

Combining timeless, vintage-inspired form with high performance audio, the Astovox system is handcrafted by Swedish designer Love Hultén using African Mahogany and brushed aluminum. The speaker cubes house two 6.75″ Pioneer drivers with built-in 2-way crossover. The 2X50W amp unit is built around the TPA3116 chip from Texas Instruments and features tone control, and Bluetooth as well as a 3.5 AUX port. Only 100 units will be made.

The Prima Pack Modular System Can Really Adapt at werd.com

The Prima Pack Modular System Can Really Adapt

Posted in Gear for Men and Men's Bags

From day to day, the cargo you carry varies. That’s why a modular pack makes great sense. The Prima Pack system from Boundary is designed to adapt. With components constructed in sustainable, bluesign fabrics, the system is comprised of a 30-liter top loading pack, the removable, padded Verge case for camera gear, and a flat Field Space sleeve for organizing your iPad, cables, pens, and tech gear. All of the pieces fit together with room for all your weekend or workday essentials. A funded Kickstarter.

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360, Its First Spherical Action Cam at werd.com

Garmin Introduces VIRB 360, Its First Spherical Action Cam

Garmin beat GoPro to the punch with the release of its new VIRB 360 spherical action camera. It shoots 5.7K HD footage at a frame rate up to 30fps and automatically stitches it together into 4K/30fps video offering pan and tilt viewing. Also: 15MP 360-degree stills, waterproof to 10 meters, and 1-hour battery life. Use the free VIRB app to edit, stabilize & share your videos.