Convertible Carry-All

Tumi Alpha Bravo Travis Backpack

Tumi breaks the mold of sleek modern bags with its new and unconventional iteration of the rugged rucksack. The Travis Backpack ($395) combines the versatility of their normal bags and luggage with the rough hewn look of a military pack. It also houses enough stowage options for even the most demanding pack animals: external zip...

From drive to desk, with nary a drip

Stanley Adventure Multi-use Bottle

Stanley’s classic all steel vacuum bottles have been a fixture of campsites and worksites for decades, thanks to their durable design and excellent sealing. The Adventure Multi-use Bottle ($10) is a natural progression from those classic roots. The versatile screw-off body makes the bottle easy to clean and also pulls double duty as a 24...

A better brew from Brooklyn

Kickstand Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

Kickstand started back in 2010 out of a shared passion for sustainably grown coffee and cycling. Founders Neal Olson, Aaron Davis, Peter Castelein and Benjamin Schleif mixed the two loves by biking their cold brew serving “mobile coffee stand” to various NYC outdoor markets, and they haven’t looked back since. The group’s success stems from...

Mountain bound, urban adept

Topo Designs Sling Bag

We see just about every size and shape of bag — no complaints here — but we’ve grown fond of the proficient carries from Topo Designs. Blame it on a blend of proficient design and great prices. And of course, the fact that each bag is made in the Colorado Rockies. As a follow-up to...

No Average Joe

GP Primer | Skip the Drip: How to Manually Brew Better Coffee

Auto-drip coffee is entrenched in American culture for three reasons. It’s cheap, easy to make, and has a relatively consistent taste wherever you order it, apart from the random Chicory-spiked landmines you can stumble on down south. Those benefits have been compounded now that the process of measuring grounds, water, and finding a filter has...

Don't Moc Me

L.L. Bean Signature Eastport Handsewn Ranger Boot

At first glance, you might think the Eastport Handsewn Ranger Boot ($99) is another noble endeavor at the handsewn moc. Look a little further though and you’ll see this boot is not only a fine combination of Native American character and American panache, but one with outstanding appointments as well, including: premium handsewn leather, eight...

Fixed Hunter

Orvis x Winkler Limited Edition Knife

Crafting knives since 1975, Daniel Winkler draws inspiration for his blades from an era when essential equipment was vital to a woodsman’s livelihood — the 18th century. Unyielding quality would be a misnomer in describing this master bladesmith’s handiwork; instead, the caliber of workmanship Winkler fashions is that of a supreme virtuoso. Partnering with Orvis,...

Let's get cyclical

Training Wheels: How to Choose The Right Bicycle

The dictionary defines a bicycle as “a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a saddle like seat.” That certainly covers the gist of the invention, but after centuries of design evolution, the world of bikes has grown...

In case the campfire is devoid

J.Crew Camp Socks

Wintertime embraces the inevitability of frozen extremities accompanied by the drop in temperature. With this notion in mind, and the significant outburst of rugged boots, your cotton tube socks simply won’t suffice in this regard. J.Crew’s Camp Socks ($16) provide a better option to keep your feeble appendages warm throughout the bitter months. Manufactured in...

Intelligently Crafted

Intelligentsia Coffee

Extreme coffee heads alike can all attest to Intelligentsia’s supreme coffee and abiding culture. Now with nine locations—after recently opening in Pasadena, California—the company ensures a premium experience through high-quality, direct trade production and a superlatively trained staff. Committed to exceptional coffee, Intelligentsia’s buyers and quality control staff spend many months overseas in the most...

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