Good morning and happy Thursday. Did you see the game last night? As a beautiful button on the end of his 20-year career, last night Kobe Bryant alone scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz. Afterward, his remarks were pretty solid: “You can’t write something better than this… Thank you guys for all the years of support, all the motivation, all the inspiration.” Truly the end of an era. And now, the beginning of another — here’s what’s good in gear today: a mountain-ready shirt that’ll make you look good, a series of photographic prints that’ll make your walls look good, a new coffee beer that’s got to taste reeeaaally good and much more.
Averill Rucksack by Finn
This is the best kind of mixed bag we can imagine. Materials like English bridle leather, 18-ounce waxed twill canvas and 10-ounce waxed canvas combine with brass hardware combine to form a bag that’s ready for most any stylish adventure you’ve got in mind. Multiple colorways, including a camo-trimmed option, are available and plentiful pockets do all the duty your EDC requires.
Buckhorn Snap Shirt by Western Rise
This is your new mountain-ready shirt, whether you’re high in the Rockies or deep in a metropolitan cavern. It’s packed with technical characteristics: UPF 30+ sun protection, underarm vents cut with lasers and Nanotex water resistance. The snap-front shirt’s subdued style belies its other extras: a hidden lanyard and reflective details under the cuffs make this a Western shirt for everyday, everywhere use.
Motionize Virtual Kayaking Coach
If you’re a hardcore kayaker, prepare for data nirvana. This device uses multiple sensors to monitor every stroke you make to see how far you travel with each stroke, how many you take each session, how your stroke rate compares to your heart rate and more. See a live analysis to improve in real time and pore over it all on shore with a connected app.
Utopia Print Series by Studio Esinam
The brutalist architectural style came to prevalence in the ’50s and carried on for a couple decades. Marked by harsh concrete structures that convey zero comfort, buildings from that era are found throughout the country. And now they can be found in your living room by way of beautiful prints in multiple sizes. It’s up to you to decide just how brutal you want to be.
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown Ale
The third special release from Founders in 2016 is this rich, 9% ABV Imperial Brown Ale. Chocolate malt, caramel and flaked barley combine with Sumatran coffee to make what we can only assume (and will hopefully find out) is a tasty new coffee brew.
Materia by Muroexe
One-piece uppers with integrated tongues make bold statements in this release from Spanish brand Muroexe. Those uppers are married to EVA outsoles, while a Lycra liner keeps everything in place and comfortable. Three colorways are available, named Solid, Liquid and Gas.
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