Archive for January, 2020

Filson Introduces Motorcycle Gear with the Alcan Collection at werd.com

Filson Introduces Motorcycle Gear with the Alcan Collection

Filson makes gear and apparel that is tough and timeless, built for abuse. Features that transfer nicely over to a new category: motorcycle gear. Purpose-built for 2-wheel adventure, their forthcoming Alcan Collection brings Filson’s legacy to the open road. The collection includes pants and a jacket, made of waxed canvas with tough cordura overlays gloves, a tool backpack, a tool roll, and a rebranded Bell helmet. All of it available: July 24, 2020.

This Clever Tool Keeps Cast Iron Rust-Free at werd.com

This Clever Tool Keeps Cast Iron Rust-Free

Posted in Gear for Men

With the Rust Eraser, you can maintain & restore any piece of cast iron cookware. It’s the ideal tool to have in your arsenal when you want to restore family heirlooms, remove rust from a skillet left outside too long, and it works wonders on knives, tools, and grill grates. Cleans rust down to the raw iron. Made in the USA.

Todd Snyder’s Toyota FJ43 Makes a Killer Classic Even Cooler at werd.com

Todd Snyder’s Toyota FJ43 Makes a Killer Classic Even Cooler

Posted in Automotive and Trucks

Let’s face it, making a classic Land Cruiser FJ43 look cool is pretty easy. It came that way. Modern men’s fashion-maven Todd Snyder saw an opening though. He thought the addition of a leather interior—using the same leather from Red Wing’s Heritage Classic boots—would make a sweet upgrade. He was right! Of course this Limited FJ also got a ground-up restoration to bring all systems up to 2020 performance. The slate gray paint was borrowed from Porsche and the vintage 2-door got a completely new 228-horse 4.0-liter V6 and tranny.

Arcturus Blankets Heat You Up with the Warmth of Wool at werd.com

Arcturus Blankets Heat You Up with the Warmth of Wool

When it comes to warmth, wool is what’s up. As the world’s best natural insulator, its warming properties are second to none. Arcturus, a hunting and outdoor brand from Washington creates blankets from this amazing material, and they’re legit. Weighing in at 4.5 lbs., with a density of 550 GSM, their 64” X 88” blankets feature a 80/20 wool and synthetic blend and are loom-woven and hemmed on all sides with contrast lock stitching. Choose from a range of solid colors and stripes.

With PlatyBall, You’ll Get the Perfect Angle Every Time at werd.com

With PlatyBall, You’ll Get the Perfect Angle Every Time

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The PlatyBall tripod head takes a classic design and turns it on its head, creating an advanced yet easy-to-use tool for photography & film. Fully adjustable with the push of 1 button, it offers 360º rotation, quick release, panning & panning lock as well as an electronic level instead of the standard liquid level. It can hold a camera rig up to 22 pounds. There are currently 2 models of PlatyBall, the Elite & the Ergo—the only difference between them is the electronic level on the Elite. A funded Kickstarter.

Polartec Power Air Gives You More Warmth & Sheds Less at werd.com

Polartec Power Air Gives You More Warmth & Sheds Less

Posted in Gear for Men

The Polartec brand is focused on keeping people warm while minimizing environmental impact. Their latest advancement in apparel construction is a fabric technology called Power Air, a revolutionary knit construction that encapsulates air to retain warmth and reduce microfiber shedding. The result is a performance fabric with advanced thermal efficiency that sheds up to 5x less than other premium mid-layer fabrics. And while all fabrics will shed fibers over time, Polartec Power Air is a step forward in reducing the environmental impact of outerwear. Available now in a whole range of men’s and women’s jackets & insulators from various brands.

The Henry Pocketknife from WESN is a Brand-New Classic at werd.com

The Henry Pocketknife from WESN is a Brand-New Classic

Posted in Gear for Men

Simple, solid, and elegant, the Henry pocketknife from WESN is a classic folder that features a Sweden-sourced 2.35” Sandvik stainless steel blade with a silhouette that merges a drop-point and a sheepsfoot. The blade features a slip-joint mechanism to lock. The 3” handles feature titanium scales mated to dark Cherrywood inlays. Available now in full titanium or choose the Cherry finish. A funded Kickstarter.

With LEGO Note Brick There’s No Building, Just Writing at werd.com

With LEGO Note Brick There’s No Building, Just Writing

Posted in Gear for Men

LEGO lovers will relate. With the new Note Brick, LEGO bricks meet stationery. Note paper to be exact. 200 colorful sheets per box, each with a LEGO brick design on one side and room on the other side for notes to save or send. The sheets are 3 1/8 x 5 x 1½ inches, perfect for lists, reminders, and/or writing poetry about your love of LEGOs.

The Minut Alarm Offers Camera-Free Security at werd.com

The Minut Alarm Offers Camera-Free Security

The Minut alarm is a smart home security monitor but unlike most, it’s never watching or listening. Instead of cameras or voice control, Minut is an infrared motion detector that also measures decibel level, temperature, and humidity to notify you of environmental changes that may signal something like flooding or an oven mistakenly left on, while still leaving you with a feeling of privacy. Why a security system without a camera?, well … Minut’s first product was an Airbnb monitor.

This E-Paper Notepad is reMarkable at werd.com

This E-Paper Notepad is reMarkable

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

The reMarkable Paper Tablet combines the tactile feel (and noise) of pen-on-paper with the efficiency of a tablet. The screen, like a Kindle, is a non-backlit, no-glare, daylight display. While you work—or take notes—the tablet+stylus system is transcribing your handwriting into typed texts you can access & use anywhere. Designed to minimize distractions, it is completely free of browser, email, and apps but does download e-books.

Eve Rolls Out Spectrum Gaming Displays at werd.com

Eve Rolls Out Spectrum Gaming Displays

With designs developed through extensive gamer and crowd-funding input, Finnish tech brand Eve is rolling out 3 new gaming monitors in the Spectrum series. All three 27-inch monitors boast 16×9 aspect ratio, HDR display and plenty of ports: 3X USB-A, 2X USB-C, USB-B, HDMI, & 2X display ports. They range in resolution from 2560x1440p up to 4K.

iWorkCase has a Digital Darkroom for Your MacBook Pro 16 at werd.com

iWorkCase has a Digital Darkroom for Your MacBook Pro 16

Hot on the heels of the new MacBook Pro 16 comes the iWorkCase V3 16; an indestructible digi-case with a stable, integrated sun hood for serious productivity in the field as well as mobile power. Designed to fit all different kinds of hard drives, it features a Samsung SSD T5 slot, offers perfect integration with the HyperJuice batteries USB-C 100 1.5 150 & 1.5 222, fits all common card readers, sorts your cables and adapters, and has CF and SD card slots. Custom inlays allow you to configure & change the case layout as needed. iWorkCase also offers the V3 in other sizes.

Cuppa is a Smart, Simple LED Lamp at werd.com

Cuppa is a Smart, Simple LED Lamp

Posted in Home Stuff and Lighting

Cuppa is a cordless LED touch lamp with loads of features in a minimalist design. It is conveniently cordless and powers up by USB to deliver up to 12 hours of light. Perfect for spots with no plugs or where you need to keep it clean & cordless, like your desk. It offers 360° Any Touch control with smooth, step-less dimming and it’s also IP65 waterproof. Cuppa comes in 3 colors. A funded Kickstarter.

Measure Time & Earth’s Rotation with the Urwerk UR-100 at werd.com

Measure Time & Earth’s Rotation with the Urwerk UR-100

Urwerk is a Swiss watchmaker known for its eclectic and ambitious creations. The latest is the space-age UR-100 GunMetal. It pays tribute to earlier Urwerk models as well as referencing a 19th-century pendulum clock owned by the designer’s father—an antique clock that didn’t tell time but calculated the distance the Earth rotates on its axis at the equator in kilometers, through a retrograde display. This stunningly intricate display makes up the dial and features a wandering hour system that’s surprisingly easy to read. This 41mm automatic is powered by a caliber 12.01 movement. Only 25 watches will be produced.

Triumph Unleashes Two New Tigers at werd.com

Triumph Unleashes Two New Tigers

Posted in Automotive and Motorcycles

Triumph’s powerful Tiger 1200 is a beast of a bike, on-road or off. With the release of 2 new special editions, they’re giving adventure riders even more options for the ultimate all-terrain ride. Sharing the same platform & powerplant as the original, the new Desert Edition & Alpine Edition both feature upgraded titanium Arrow exhausts & quick-shifters. The Desert is dialed for dirt-riding while the Alpine is tuned & tricked out for navigating mountain roads.