Today in Gear: A vinyl subscription service, Rapha cycling shoes, a merino pullover and more.
7 Pants, 2 Wheels, 1 Handsome Dude
Commuting cyclists require a specific type of pant. These seven are designed to handle the wind, rain, grime and out-of-control cabbies.
From the Latest Tech to the Tried and True
Summer is the enemy of body temperature and presentability. But a crop of new companies is combining technical fabrics and quality cuts for easy breathing style. That isn’t to say we’re willing to ditch our madras and seersucker just yet, but here are 10 of our favorite lightweight shirt options, new and old.
To and From, safely and in style
If you’re thinking about joining the bike commuter set, you’ll need the essentials: bike, helmet, lights, lock and a handsome leather wine bottle carrier. We’ve got it all in this Kit, plus much more.
Today in Gear, we look at leather duffles, suede jackets, vibrant fabrics and a collaboration between a beer brewer and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Pushing oneself doesn’t necessarily mean summiting a mountain, running a triathlon or catching a winning touchdown at a Bowl game. Sometimes it can mean outfitting yourself properly — going the extra mile to ensure you’ve got proper gear for your adventures, your exercise or simply for your daily routine. These are our favorite items from…
Knock 'em Out of the Park
Whether you participate in, watch, coach or simply nerd out about athletic endeavors, you’ll need some gear to supplement the activity. In addition to those courtside tickets and signed jersey you’ve got wrapped elsewhere, these, the best sports gifts under $100, will be a grand slam in a stocking.
Level Money App Sure, Siri can look up the score from last night’s game, but she can’t stand in for, say, a personal banker. Level will track spending in real time, updating purchases as you make them so you can keep tabs on how your money is put to use. The graphically rich app automatically…
Dogfish Head Off-Centered Brats The worst thing about drinking beer is that you can’t eat it too. Couldn’t, that is. Thanks to the geniuses at Dogfish Head, you can have your brew and bite it too. Four beer-infused types of natural, organic brats (Spicy Espresso, Greek Feta, Heirloom Italian and Classic) are juiced with a…
Connect to your bike
If you’re riding a bike for exercise or hobby, chances are you’re clipping in and experiencing the pleasure of an efficient ride with optimal power transfer. Though we have three contact points with the bike — pedals, saddle, bars — the connection to the pedals via the shoes is the only one that’s mechanical, so it’s essential that the shoe fits properly. There’s no single good choice — there are a lot of them, at different budgets, with different materials and closures. We’ve picked out 10 road bike shoes that cover the spectrum, letting you become one with the bike. Namaste.
A look beyond the usual suspects
Once you’ve got your bike, which you should by now, the next step is to pick up the appropriate accessories. For commuters, second only to a helmet is a suitable bag that holds the necessities and, beyond that, meets specific, personal work- or looks-related criteria. The next thing to consider is the style of bag — backpack, messenger or something else entirely? We’ve got all of the above, with a preference toward backpacks.
Vandeyk x Rapha Continental Bicycle This design study — yes, sadly it’s a one off not available for purchase — is primed for the road, but is mostly for the eyes. Artists, photographers and expert bike builders contributed to this collaboration, which resulted in a handbuilt, stainless steel frame with extra tire clearance, disc brakes,…
Goal Zero Rock Out 2 Portable Speaker A man’s got to have his music, location be damned. The Rock Out 2 is a 7-inch speaker that connects via 3.5-mm audio jack and pumps out tunes for 20 hours per charge. It charges via USB, or through a small Goal Zero solar array (sold separately) that…
Rapha & Braeburn Cycling Apparel Designer Christopher Braeburn and his brother Graeme’s three-piece spring line for cycling apparel king Rapha is well tailored and modern to a T. The lightweight shell jacket, merino henley and cycle-centric jeans are England-made and look sharp anywhere. rapha.cc (★) RAWBKNY Wooden Keys Getting that self-aware feeling that your Apple…
Never stop riding
There’s a reason the term “cold feet” is synonymous with apprehension and doubt in our vernacular. It’s a miserable physical experience that will drive even the most dedicated to question moving forward.
Your Brooks Brothers Doesn't Do This
British bespoke suit jacket tailoring and biking outerwear. Doesn’t sound like your everyday convergence yet completely intriguing, right? Well, Italian cycling outfitter Rapha has done just that. Commissioning London tailor Timothy Everest, the Rapha Tailored Cycling Jacket ($550, avail May) is constructed of a unique nanotechnology based 100% wool fabric that’s both water/stain resistant and…