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On the Radar
Reveals, New Launches and Gear
DM1 Aluminum Wallet by Decadent Minimalist
One piece of expertly machined aluminum is all you need to hold up to 8 cards. No moving parts, nothing to break; each weighs 20 grams and comes in a colorful, scratch-resistant anodized coating.
Who knew bamboo, leather and brass could sound so good? It stands to reason that in the right hands these materials would look good, of course. These unique design pieces will please any audiophile with eyes.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
This is Jack Daniel’s first new grain recipe in over a century, likely due to rye whiskey’s massive surge in popularity in recent years. We can almost taste the Manhattans already…
Rapha Classic Jersey II
Following up their extraordinary Classic Jersey is Rapha’s aptly named Classic Jersey II, a dozen years later. Upgrades include a new proprietary merino material, a better-fitting cut and bonded seams that replace stitches.
Rimowa Electronic Tag
Those long, gaudy sticker tags on checked bags absolutely suck; they’re also quite antiquated. Rimowa is forging a baggage sticker path into the Digital Age with screens integrated into the hard-shell luggage itself. Check in via smartphone, transfer the tag, and you’re good to go.
Lanona Fireside Moc
We’re daydreaming of slipping these guys on, pouring at least a couple cocktails and kicking back in front of a warm hearth. Horween Chromexcel leather and a double-padded insert keep things classy and comfy.
Mad Water Waterproof USA Duffel
A double-coated PVC-free polyurethane body joined together with RF weldings mean this bag can dive to 15 feet below the surface and stay bone-dry inside.
Suzak Chair by QSTO
This mesh-on-frame setup is further fortified by shock cords — when you order yours, you can configure all three elements in a color combination of your choice. If you’re looking to add interest to your sitting time, your search has ended.
MX3D Arc Bicycle
Students from TU Delft conspired with MX3d engineers to 3D print this stainless steel wonder. That’s right: this bike was printed. From steel. That, friends, is how the future works.
XTRATUF x Filson 15-Inch Legacy Boot
Any collaboration that yields waterproof, insulated boots that are tested to -10 degrees Fahrenheit and makes them look this good is worth way more than a second glance.
Alps & Meters Shawl Collar Jacket
You know the story: Teflon-coated lambswool meets full-grain leather, both fall in love and decide to join in waterproof matrimony. They’re a couple that appreciates tradition, so a shawl collar is born; their practical side dictates that the jacket interior is bright orange and reflective for visibility in emergency situations. Our kind of romance.
Kitsbow Road Bike Apparel Collection
Known for mountain biking gear, Kitsbow has just introduced a line of apparel for road cycling. The collection includes a jersey, windbreaker, bib shorts and arm and knee warmers.
Mattel ThingMaker 3D Printer
When we were kids the closest we had to a 3D printer was making drip castles in the mud. And those only came in one color. Thanks to kid-friendly iOS and Android apps, youngins can design and build their own toys.
Griffin PowerBlock Universal 3-Port Wall Charger
Even your relatives one generation removed would find it odd that you’d ever need to simultaneously charge your phone, book and cigarette. But that’s today for ya. And Griffin knows how to make our modern, USB-charging life that much easier.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
War and Peace it’s not, but for a generation that either grew up reading the Harry Potter series or have read the series to their children, a new addition is seriously newsworthy. This isn’t a finished book, per se, but rather the rehearsal script for a play that takes place almost two decades following The Deathly Hallows.
Garmin Forerunner 235
An activity watch specifically designed for runners: GPS and GLONASS capability, heart rate monitor, smartphone notifications and a customizable watch face with cloud-based data tracking.
The Mallory Boot by Viberg
Disappointing disclaimer: these aren’t available for purchase. But they’re exact replicas of the boots George Mallory was wearing on Everest when the mountain took his life over 90 years ago. Viberg has the complete rundown for your reading and drooling pleasure.
Canon Print Service
Canon recently launched their uBu Prints service, which allows Instagram fans to order prints from two well-known Canon photographers (Natalie Amrossi, aka @misshattan, and Tyson Wheatley, aka @twheat). The service is set up as a testing ground to see if this might be popular enough to implement further, making it possible to order high-quality prints from other accounts soon. Is your feed up to snuff?
Hauck NERF Battle Racer
You know who shoots bad guys from moving vehicles using a varied arsenal of firearms and looks incredibly cool doing it? Superheroes, super spies, and your kid. With racks for four different NERF blasters and room for plenty of ammo, this pedal-driven ass-kicker even sports a hand brake to execute a perfect power-slide-turned-deadly-hail-of-foam-darts money shots.
Incase Travel Roller
Weather-resistant and expandable, Incase’s new line of luggage is ready to accept laptops and compliments. We’re especially digging the bright wheel accents and streamlines silhouettes.
AMG-Inspired 41-Inch SD GT3 by Cigarette Racing
Inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT3 racer, Cigarette Racing’s newest one-of-a-kind monster boat is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1100 horsepower engines, meaning its top speed is over 100 mph. The handcrafted boat features a teak wood floor and marine-grade leather.
Normally we like our tech fully integrated, but this is one in-car peripheral we can get behind. The simple, see-through screen sits atop your dash and provides all manner of info: diagnostics, notifications, music, directions and more. Use voice recognition and gesture controls to manage the whole deal; plug it into your car’s infotainment system or pair with it via Bluetooth, or interface with your smartphone. There’s even cloud-based data backup and a built-in dash cam.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S
If you’ve ever said, “I’d love to spend a couple hundred grand or so on a hand-built English sedan capable of blowing doors off everything else on the road, but I don’t want to deal with ‘standard’ V8s or the hassle of 12 cylinders,” then Bentley just made your dream come true. Bowing at the Geneva Motor Show: 521 horsepower (up from the veddy pedestrian 500), 590 lb-ft of torque, four driven wheels, an eight-speed autobox, 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.
Trinity One Coffee Brewer
This isn’t just a knockout looker — use the Trinity One brewer for pour-over, cold-brew or press coffee. Its filter head is designed much like an espresso machine’s, so it easily regulates flow into the brewing chamber.
Stanley Insulated Growler
64 ounces of 24-hour cold storage: a strong, steel canister is completely BPA free and sports classic Stanley looks. Just be sure to fill it with beer worthy of such a home.
Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks
Wet socks suck; socks that literally can’t get wet are the best. Three layers of protection keep you dry: a strong, knit outer layer; a breathable and waterproof Artex membrane in the middle; a moisture-wicking Coolmax FX interior to caress your tootsies when you need socks that’ll offer protection from the elements.
Imalent DDT40 Flashlight
This little guy will broadcast 4,200 lumens a quarter mile, it’s IPX8 water resistant, and it’s controlled by a touchscreen. Which is way cooler than anything you’re currently using to see in the dark.
Meguiar’s Mirror Bright Automobile Shampoo
With over 110 years of experience, Meguiar’s has had experience beautifying… pretty much every automobile ever. Their new Mirror Bright line is a modern, neo-nostalgic design spin on car care and includes cleaning and maintenance products for both interior and exterior work. Start with their carnauba milk shampoo to produce a simple base for all your detailing needs.
Space Travel Posters from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
As if we didn’t already want to go on a spacewalk BAD ENOUGH, our good buddies at NASA just released three “space tourism” posters designed by Invisible Creature, a Seattle design firm. We suggest taking a page out of 10-year-old-you’s book and pin them to your bedroom ceiling for good daydream fodder.
The reality is you should just put your phone down a little more often. But since you “can’t” (oh yes, tweets are so, so important), try carrying this very good-looking 480 mAh battery on your keychain and power through a couple more hours when your daily charge begins to wane. Also good for that techie in your life…