Archive for July, 2020
Combining insight from pro chefs & engineers, the Perfect series from Ecriture is a range of adjustable-balance knives designed to work for all hands, grips, and levels of knife-handling ability, making it easier to get gourmet results. A simple locking slide mechanism in the handle adjusts the weight of the knife front to back, allowing you to find the sweet-spot for whatever you’re cutting. The set consists of 6 essential kitchen knives, all featuring AUS-10 Japanese steel blades with sub-zero treatment & honed to an astounding 15-degree angle. A funded Kickstarter.
With the release of the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Canon is giving its full-frame mirrorless lineup a serious reboot. The R5 boasts an all-new Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor and a Digic X processor, enabling 8K RAW video capture at up to 30p, 4K at up to 120p, and still images at up to 20fps. The R6 is equipped with a 20.1MP CMOS sensor enabling 4k capture at up to 60p & crispy slow-mo in 1080/120p. Both feature Canon’s 5-axis image stabilization. Pre-order is open now.
Willie Nelson is an American music icon, his sister Bobbie—maybe not so much, but in this new dual memoir, the musical siblings & bandmates share powerful, poignant moments from growing up, playing music together, emotional trials, the highs, the lows & life in the spotlight. Through nearly 9 decades, the two have always had each others’ back. Their new book delves deep into it all.
Built as a simple, self-contained system to help you bring precision CNC machining & 3-D aluminum prototyping into your work, hobby, or budding business, Bantam Tools’ Desktop CNC Milling Machine is a very capable unit. Optimized for aluminum. Fully-automated. It features ¼” tooling and a 28K RPM spindle plus powerful software to give you real-time feedback & validation, plus Fusion 360 & SVG file support.
Clean, minimalist design makes Barebones’ stainless steel flatware set a tasty choice for any table, from the campsite to the dining room. Designed for indoor & outdoor use, the 2-person utensil set is finished in gray enamel & includes a steel cable loop and linen storage bag for organizing & travel.
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Garmin is adding much-needed battery life to some of their most popular smart & connected watches. With solar power. Watches including the Fenix 6S & 6S Pro, three models in their Instinct watersports line, & the Tactix Delta, a military-grade tactical watch, will all be available in a solar-variant. The integrated solar panels add up to 2 additional days of battery life.
Before the term “heavy metal” was even coined, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford was half-done writing the manual on how to be a leather-clad rock god. With arguably the best, most powerful pipes in the business, the British singer & his hard-rocking band put metal on the map. Confess is his tell-all memoir. From his upbringing in the English industrial wasteland to musical fame to alcoholism, addiction, sexual trysts, and personal tragedy to rehab, coming out, & redemption, it’s the story of a truly legendary life.
If dealing with the tent is one of the reasons you don’t go camping, maybe this will be the game-changer. Decathlon’s 2-Second Easy Tent sounds pretty good right? You can pitch this weatherproof bad-boy almost instantly, just pull the 2 handles & boom, you’re done. Breaking it down is just as quick. It sleeps two and features a patented blackout fabric that keeps the tent cool and dark even in direct sun. Weight: 10-pounds.
To celebrate its first decade of watchmaking innovation, Ressence has created a commemorative edition automatic called the Type 1 Slim X. Its sleek 42mm case has no crown—but a mechanism in the case-back that functions for both winding and setting. The dial is marked by several rotating disks, the brand’s signature Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), which gives it a distinctive modern look that also resembles an hourglass as the disks rotate.
Pro tip: it’s best to keep your first-aid & trauma kit on the outside of your pack. We found a tough little modular bag from OneTigris to help you do precisely that. Made of mil-spec 500D nylon, their Foxtrot Alpha First Aid Medical Bag is a 8” X 5” MOLLE-compatible pouch with a dual-zipper D-Ring closure. The design allows you to quickly grab, & pull the bag wide-open for instant access to emergency supplies.
The compact Bivy Stick Blue satellite communicator is the brand’s smallest and lightest device yet. Linked with your phone, it enables satellite-based communication for your off-grid adventures. Send messages, SOS & Emergency alerts, access a database of routes, interactive trail maps and GPS-powered wayfinding tools. No activation or contract fees apply.
Add a touch of sophistication to your camp coffee experience with this featherweight titanium cup & saucer set from Keith Titanium. The double-walled 5.07-ounce cup keeps your morning joe piping hot & the o-ring handle allows proper pinky extension. The spoon and saucer complete the kit. All together, it weighs just 3.7 ounces.
Created from the ground-up in homage to the original off-road adventure-mobile, the iconic Land Rover Defender, Ineos’ forthcoming Grenadier SUV is designed to perform in the world’s harshest environments—a hardworking, utilitarian 4X4 & decidedly un-luxurious. African safari-tough yet modern. Created through an engineering partnership with Magna Steyr, the Grenadier’s full specs and build sheet are still under wraps. Due for release late 2021.
Showcasing more than 750 iconic album covers that shaped rock history, this new collection from Taschen combines the classic covers with insightful fact sheets, insider interviews, and lists from leading collectors of their top 10 records. From Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, & Iron Maiden to Sonic Youth, it catalogs decades of rock music’s rich visual history.
Designed to meet the demands of professional deep-water divers, the latest seaworthy watch from Bell & Ross is called the BR 03-92 DIVER FULL LUM. It features a 42mm ceramic case, ISO 6425 certification with waterproofing to depths of 900-feet. A unique combination of green Superluminova C3 & C5 pigments and C3 produce its bright, luminescent dial for easy readability in the darkest depths of the seven seas.
Good for more than 20 hours of continuous portable playback, Marshall’s palm-size Emberton wireless speaker delivers punchy 360º sound like only a Marshall can, using an exclusive technology called True Stereophonic. All functions are controlled by a single multi-directional button and IPX-67 water resistance makes it party-proof. Quick charge capability gives 5 hours of playback on a 20-minute recharge.
Best-selling biographer Charles Leerhsen dug deep to uncover the real story of one of America’s most notorious outlaws. Sorting out facts from folklore, the author paints a brilliant portrait of a man caught up in the complexities of the burgeoning American West, a place full of possibility & heartbreak, of honest work and irresistible vice. Due out July 14.
The foldable, space-saving design of the HIMO Z20 e-bike offers dual-mode riding, allowing you to switch instantly between your own human power and variable levels of pedal-assist up to full e-power with up to 60 miles of range and speeds up to 15mph. It has dual disk brakes, a 6-speed Shimano drivetrain and a 250W rechargeable battery integrated into the frame. A funded Indiegogo.
To develop a high-performance super-yacht worthy of the Lamborghini nameplate, the iconic Italian automaker partnered with the best in the boat business, Italian Sea Group. Their Lamborghini Technomar ’63 yacht, so named for the year Lambo was founded, is a striking 63-foot powerhouse that deftly adapts the brand’s auto design language to the sea. Inspired by the Sián, Countach, & Miura supercars, the ’63 is powered by two MAN V12-2000 HP engines for a total of 400 horsepower and a top speed of 70MPH.
Utilizing vacuum insulation—similar to a double-walled thermos—the QOOL Box cooler requires no power source or ice yet can keep contents cool, even frozen to -15ºC for up to 10 days. A unique Phase Changing Material replaces ice as the source of cooling which emits a steady stream of cooling energy to keep perishables and cold drinks at exactly the temp you want them.