Archive for November, 2019
Right on time for the deep freeze, SmartWool’s all-new Intraknit line of Merino wool base layers are ready for action in the arctic outdoors. The Intraknit line is marked by fewer seams, an articulated performance fit, and body-mapped ventilation to cut down on bulk while allowing for effortless freedom of movement. They’re breathable, flexible, and the perfect natural insulator in variable conditions and high-intensity activities.
Obviously, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is bigger. It’s more powerful, too. In addition to featuring the largest Retina Display ever made for a portable, this new pro machine has faster processors, next-gen graphic capability and offers up to 8TB of SSD storage. Its 11 hours of battery life, Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity make it clear that this thing means business.
YETI continues to blur the line between need & desire with their new V Series cooler. It keeps stuff cold longer and better than other YETIs & that’s saying something. As this is the first ever vacuum-insulated hard cooler, the V-Series marks another industry first for the brand—a 55-quart plastic cooler wrapped in kitchen-grade stainless steel; designed to last a lifetime & look great doing it.
This slot car racetrack was commissioned by Formula 1 and built in Detroit, Michigan by Slot Mods Raceways. Slot Mods has built tracks for corporations and private individuals including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Audi, and Toyota. Hand-built in nearly every respect, each track is crafted by artists and takes roughly three to six months to complete, featuring hand-painted race fans, bespoke buildings, foliage lining the circuit, and much more. Now at auction, this unique 1:32 scale track will benefit the Reaching the Last Mile Fund, a global health campaign to eradicate preventable diseases.
Danner’s winter-ready Arctic 600 is a warm, go-everywhere stomper that features the brand’s own Danner Dry waterproof protection, 200G of PrimaLoft insulation, a Vibram SPE midsole, and an aggressive Vibram Arctic Grip outsole. A half-zip inner closure makes it faster to step in & out of the boot for those quick trips out into the cold.
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Created by Swedish industrial designer Daniel Jansson in homage to the original NES console, 8BitDo’s N30 NES-themed mouse wireless mouse is chunky & square featuring the classic color scheme as Nintendo’s original. It is powered by a AA battery & is compatible with MacOS & Windows.
Swedish electric motorcycle maker Cake just rolled out a Swiss Army Knife of an E-bike. The Ösa is a clean on & off-road rambler that features a modular UniBar design making it possible to set-up the bike 1000 different ways. Literally. 1000 configurations for carrying your gear: sports equipment, construction cargo, an outdoor kitchen, you name it. Available in 1.5kWh or 2.6 kWh models, capable of speeds up to 30MPH and a range up to 63 miles.
With its rugged wireless + plug-in design, Makita’s DML811 18V LXT is a powerful, commercial-quality work light that will illuminate all kinds of jobs. 3-mode operation delivers an impressive 3,000 lumens of LED light for up to 13 hours on a charge using the brand’s long-lasting 6.0Ah 18V LXT battery packs.
Flint & Tinder’s flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is a timeless denim-jacket design but features waxed and weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth fabrication. Designed to break-in and improve with age and wear, as well as shed wet weather, the flannel lining adds an extra layer of winter warmth.
The GOSPACE SuperCharger 2.0 is a sweet little tech multi-doer. It packs a 3-port charger with 45W Power Delivery (PD), a 10,000 mAh power bank, a hub—supporting USB & SD Card—for file transfers and interchangeable plugs that support 150+ countries into one sleek, pocketable unit. A funded Indiegogo.
The 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s iconic Batman movie has arrived in a 3300-piece commemorative Lego Batmobile kit. The car measures over 23-inches long, highlighted by the dual turbine exhaust and goth batwing fairings. It comes with a Batman mini-fig and a rotating display that features classic branding from the 1989 film. Available November 29.
Razer’s latest high-end wireless gaming mouse is called the Basilisk Ultimate. It’s just as fast & responsive as the wired model & also features an upgraded & all-new 20,000 DPI optical sensor, ergonomic design, programmable onboard profiles for custom settings & features like adjustable scroll resistance for a personalized feel.
Iconic American workwear brand Carhartt teamed up with Chevy on a rugged, hardworking special edition 2021 Silverado 2500 LTZ crew cab. Based on a Z71 Off-Road model it features Rancho shocks, Hill Descent Control, 20-inch A/T tires and skid plates. Lowkey gold Carharrt branding & a special Mosaic Black Metallic paint color complete the package.
Ebo is a robot purpose-built to keep your cat company. It’s an autonomous ’bot that allows you to monitor, capture & record your feline friend in 1080p HD video. Ebo rolls on wheels & dances on its own, plus features collision sensors to keep playtime from getting too rowdy. A funded Kickstarter.
If you like to take your morning caffeine cold & on-the-go, check the HyperChiller. It will chill your coffee in less than 60 seconds. Simply fill it with water and place it in the freezer, remove and place in your Coffee maker and brew or pour from a carafe into the HyperChiller and then into your cup. It works for wine, spirits, juice, etc., & it uses no chemicals or gels, just water.
Crafted from a temperature-regulating wool blend, Greys Outdoor slippers are perfect for chilly winter mornings & feature a grippy rubber outsole that will keep you cozy & dry even for outdoor use. Comfy with or without socks, they also feature a stub-proof toe box & leather pull tab quick on/off.
With this post we send our sincerest condolences out to all the motorcycle makers who think they make cool bikes. With the AMB 001, Aston Martin just unveiled its first foray into 2-wheel design. The sculptural, retro-futuristic styling is backed by an equally epic V-twin turbocharged engine built through a partnership with Brough Superior Motorcycles; it cranks out 180 horsepower. Only 100 of these beauties will be made, act fast.
Italian upstart Unico builds bags that are 100% waterproof. Like, submerge-your-laptop-in-the-lake level waterproof. With precision, laser-cut fabrication, main compartments are stitch-free & zip-free & feature radio-frequency-welded seams to keep moisture out. With a modular system that allows you to add & subtract accessories for custom configuration it is a versatile set-up that is just as good for work as it is for weekends. A funded Kickstarter.
Built for adventures on and off the beaten path, Nixon’s 47mm Ripley combines digital and analog functions to keep you on time. It’s the best of both worlds, with digital time, temperature, and altitude readings behind the 3-hand analog movement. Activate “City Mode” to hide the digital functions for a more refined look.
adidas Outdoor is taking their technical outerwear to the city streets with the creation of the MYSHELTER ClimaHeat Parka. Inspired by the wet weather style of London, New York, Shanghai, & Tokyo it is constructed with 90/10 Hyperdry Goose Down Technology to deliver natural warmth & advanced weatherproofing with understated urban styling.