Good morning and happy Memorial Day Monday. It can be easy to take for granted that so many thousands of men and women have given their lives fighting for our right to live the lives we do. But we can all agree that their sacrifices are incredible and humbling. Hopefully you’re able to take some time today to celebrate in their memory. Here’s what’s good in gear: the most powerful Bentleys ever, stylish and ethical leather slip ons, a fantastically rugged tent and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Flaptop Bag by Inside Line Equipment
Around NYC bike messenger backpacks are a dime a dozen — for good reason. The messengers and cyclists here are dedicated and intense; they need bags that’ll stand up to… everything. This bag is waterproof, has storage galore and comes in colors that stand out in a sea of black nylon. Moreover, using the adaptable compression straps, it’s possible to haul a wheel under the flap.
GT Speed & GT Speed Black Edition by Bentley
The most powerful Bentleys ever. To the tune of 633 horsepower and 620 lb-ft from the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12. That moves these high-class, crazy cabins to 60 in four seconds or less — and to top speeds in excess of 200 mph.
Woven Leather Shoes by Mohinder
These ready-for-summer slip ons are handwoven from ethically-sourced, full grain Water Buffalo leather. Further, the crafstpeople who assemble the shoes are paid higher rates than other similar workers in the hopes that they will break free from poverty. Do your wardrobe — and the world — some good.
Wedge Tent by Filson
Ten-ounce duck canvas promises to keep rain torrents and even snowfall at bay. Set up is simple — use the two poles provided or find a couple trees and go to work. Either way, you’ll be doing pioneers proud.
Genta Pocket Square by Drake’s for Hodinkee
Designed with patterns modeled after the Patek Philippe Nautilus and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, these fine accessories, perfect for casual summer soirees, are made from a wool and silk blend and will match your fine timepieces in elegant fashion.
H160 VIP Helicopter by Airbus
Please note that this is the VIP version of the oh-so pedestrian H160 helicopter. That means this version is even more special than the world’s first all-composite helicopter made for civilian use on which it’s based. The chopper cruises at 185 mph and has a 500 mile range; it’ll climb to 20,000 feet and take up to 2.2Gs in turns. These fancy twirlers seat twelve and are powered by engines produces 1,300 horsepower. Wood, metal and leather surfaces inside are customizable, of course.
Fresh Stories to Start Your Day
12 Great Crewneck Sweatshirts
Perfect for a light summer layer or a winter layering piece.
How To Take Great Star Trail Photos
It’s not as simple as opening the camera and kicking back — but it’s not that hard, either.
The Only Three Gas Grills You’ll Ever Need
Charcoal grills are versatile, but they’re also finicky. For convenience and ease of use, go with gas.
Summer Grooming Essential: A Moisturizer with SPF
Help prevent skin cancer with a moisturizing sunscreen that works.