Canadian menswear brand Wings+Horns teamed up with New York-based eyewear maker Moscot to create a limited edition capsule that includes a pair of styley, foldable shades. The Wings+Horns x Moscot sunglasses feature a retro-inspired rounded, horn-rimmed frame, G15 glass lenses and folds up for compact storage.
Chippewa Boots have been a staple of the American workingman since 1901 and their 6” Service Boot is as certified classic. Made of full grain American hide leather, they feature a leather liner, a Vibram V-bar outsole, Goodyear welt construction. and require no break-in time.
The Rhake from San Francisco-based Mission Workshop is a hardworking, do-it-all pack. It is constructed with 2-layer weatherproof fabrics and features a 22-liter main compartment. Designed to expand with your payload it features dedicated pockets for your laptop, iPad, phone, power chargers, keys, sunglasses, and water bottle. The shoulder straps are equipped with two Arkiv rails for attaching small accessories, such as weatherproof cell phone pouches & utility pockets. Made in the U.S.A.
The Remanufactured Collection of bags from furniture designer Stephen Kenn was created with the scrap military canvas leftover from the brand’s upholstery process and accented with vintage military bag hardware and leather. They’ve created a weekend size backpack duffle, a messenger bag, backpack, tote, and an organizer pouch, all using military tent canvas cut into 4” square panels and reconstructed into one-of-a-kind products.
Designed in Denmark, this unique mini-bar cabinet is built into a military surplus fuel can. These World War II “Jerry Cans” were made & produced in the millions to supply the troops and tanks in Europe but will now supply you with a different kind of fuel. There are several designs available all featuring a clean, totally refurbished look, oak and walnut interior shelves and a locking fold-out tending tray. A funded Kickstarter.
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Rylo shoots seamless 360º footage and lets you film first and frame the footage for your desired effect later, when you edit the clips on your phone. It offers some sweet features like cinematic stabilization, even when hand held, motion & speed control, and object tracking to automatically keep a person or object in the frame. Because the camera records everything in 360º, you never have to point the camera but while editing, you can select areas to crop & stitch to get professional looking results.
Portland-based James Brand makes knives. They teamed-up with sort-of-Portland-based ski and sport brand Salomon to create the Chapter X Salomon Orange + Titanium pocket knife. It features a locking 2.33” inch D2 steel blade with scales made of orange anodized aluminum & 6AL 4V titanium. There’s also a removable pocket clip and a vague branding connection to a Salomon snowboard called the Super 8. But this knife is lightweight, versatile, and really orange and also features laser-etched co-branding.
Designed for serious off-road action, the TRX-4 is a 1/10th scale radio-controlled Land Rover Defender. The life-like detail of the model is impressive and this thing is waterproof, too. Perfect for plowing through streams and mega mud puddles. It also has an advanced 2-speed transmission, and locking front & rear differentials for climbing the steep stuff. There’s even a fully functioning spare mounted on the back.
NBA MVP Russell Westbrook’s talents don’t stop at sinking 3-pointers and stacking triple-doubles, apparently he also designs luggage. He partnered up with Tumi on a new collection that merges fresh style with the proven quality that has made Tumi a luggage leader. The collection is constructed of ballistic nylon and features a tonal red camo pattern that’s sure to stand out on the luggage conveyor.
The latest and greatest e-reader from Amazon is the all-new Kindle Oasis. It’s the first-ever waterproof Kindle and its certified with an IPX8 rating. It’s also larger than last year’s model with a brighter, 7-inch 300ppi screen. The Audible audiobook app is built-in, allowing you to stream your books to headphones or a speaker via bluetooth. Available later in October.
There are plenty of smart speakers out there, but for the moment, AIVIA is the smartest of them all. Developed by engineers from Bang & Olufsen, it’s the first wireless, voice-activated smart speaker with a built-in subwoofer that thumps, a tablet-size touchscreen, 8MP camera, wireless charging for your other devices, and more. A funded Kickstarter.
Casio is adding two new watches to its rugged and versatile PRO TREK outdoor line with the PRG650Y-1 and PRG650YBE-3. Both timepieces feature Tough Solar Power for continuous charging and Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, which is altimeter/barometer, digital compass and thermometer functions as well as being water resistant up to 100 meters with a stopwatch, five daily alarms, world time, countdown timer, and more.
The Google Home product line continues to grow with the release of two new smart home speakers: the Google Home Mini and Max. The Mini is a compact, tabletop speaker featuring built-in Google Assistant and 360º sound. The Max is larger, delivering room-filling sound and is the first speaker to feature Google Smart sound technology that tunes the sound to optimize audio quality for the room and the music you choose.
The Quilted Patrol jacket from Relwen is a modern take on a classic field coat that’s perfect for fall. Quilted insulation, weather-resistant outer shell & dual zip & snap closure will keep out the cold and look good doing it. Available in navy or burnt orange.
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro who created Hellboy and many other horror, fantasy and sci-fi films has teamed up with Patrón for a special, limited edition tequila. Del Toro designed the bottle and the packaging: the 750ml bottle, filled with a special blend of 5 year-aged tequila, looks like a human torso and another small bottle—carved from crystal and filled with orange liqueur—looks like a skull.
British audio innovators KEF and the Porsche Design Group teamed up on a collection of speakers and headphones. The new collection includes the wireless Space One over-ear headphones boasting premium materials and 30-hour playback. The waterproof Motion One sport headphone, and the Red Dot Design Award-winning Gravity One bluetooth speaker that delivers 360º sound in a sleek, aluminum and very portable package.
Handmade in England, Jago jackets are constructed of a classic weather-resistant fabric called Ventile, a weatherized cotton canvas used back in the day by Everest pioneers and WWII Spitfire Pilots. Everything else about these all-weather jackets is thoroughly modern: they are windproof, breathable & water-resistant, featuring contemporary fit, reinforced forearms, durable threads & heavy grade YKK zips, welted pockets, & underarm stretch paneling.
The latest & greatest from GoPro is out. The Hero6 features the same waterproof case design as its predecessor but upgrades performance with the capability to now shoot 4K video at speeds up to 60fps. This means much cleaner, smoother, and slower slo-mo, up to 10X slower actually. It is equipped with GPS & 5GHz wi-fi for fast uploads to your phone, as well as voice control, 12MP still photos, and improved image stabilization.
If you want to drink your own home-brewed beer without dealing with all that crafty stuff, HOPii could be the one. It’s an automated, counter-top microbrewing system that enables you to create beers at home in just a few simple steps. It comes with a highly controlled, light-free, oxygen-free fermentation system and features simple, one-touch sanitizing. Add pre-packaged ingredients, press the button, and in 4-7 days, you’ll have fresh brew on tap.
Teamosa is an automated tea brewing machine that uses ultrasonic extraction to retain up to 20% more antioxidants than traditionally brewed tea. It features simple one-button operation backed by precision temperature & time control, cloud-based app control, and auto clean. It can brew loose-leaf teas as well as Teamosa’s variety of paper capsule tea types: white, green, yellow, oolong, black, and pu-erh. A funded Kickstarter.