Shoot in style

A7 Original Camera Strap II

Dress up your favorite shooter with the A7 Original Camera Strap II. Each strap is made in the U.S.A. by a family-owned NYC based leather manufacturer. Color options include black, brown, or a slightly pricier but reversible olive and gray edition. Whatever color your prefer, it’s guaranteed to look classier than advertising your camera model...

Hammer the gods of winter

Thor Ice Scraper

The Thor ice scraper ($20) is another clever idea to emerge from the creative product think tank Qwirky. It’s purposeful double-blade design allows users to scrape both backwards and forwards. Rubber-coated front and rear grips provide plenty of points for leverage, so there’s no need for excessive force either. The handle is also extendable up...

Two Bar Garage

YardStash

As much as we want “YardStash” to refer to especially epic upper lip sweaters, the term has already been claimed by a company who hopes you’ll buy a tent, instead of a shed, when your gear overfloweth. To keep things safe from the elements, the shelter sports weather-proof coated heavy duty polyester with a reinforced...

Four Roar

AEV Brute Double Cab

American Expedition Vehicles has teased more information and photos of their highly anticipated AEV Brute Double Cab — which will officially launch at SEMA. The ruggedized monster appears to be a double helping of the original Brute launched back in 2002 and is based off the new JK wrangler frame. Inspired by the coveted Land...

Epic Moments, Take Two

GoPro HD Hero2 Helmet Cam

GoPro’s original line of cameras established the brand as the go-to outfitter for documenting the near-death experiences of the outdoor-inclined/insane. Their successor HD Hero 2 ($300) ups the ante by providing professional low light performance, double the image sharpness, and adding a new narrow (90 degree) and medium (127 degree) recording angle to the original’s...

Chain Drink

Küat Bottle Lock

Bike rack maker Kuat (Koo-at) has released a convenient and clever contraption for keeping your wheels safe. What looks like a typical bike water bottle from the outside actually contains a five foot internally coiled 8mm cable thats designed to lock back into itself. The bottle also sports a lower storage compartment for stashing keys...

Style Pick: Blue Claw Co. Worton Weekender

Blue Claw Co. is an upstart bag company out of Maryland that was born out of an inspiring trip to Argentina. Their current line is made entirely in the USA and provide an upscale look without breaking the bank. Leather and ballistic nylon are two of our favorite bag materials, and the Worton Weekender contains...

Drive Obstinate

TomTom Top Gear Edition

Five years from now, preschoolers may look at aftermarket GPS systems in the same puzzled way today’s youth looks at Pong. Despite their doomed existence, though, the idea of having Jeremy Clarkson’s dry voice begrudgingly spout off directions in the TomTom Go Live Top Gear GPS was just too much for us to ignore. Outside...

Sound Footing

Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone Stands

Full-sized, over-the-ear headphones (known as Circumaural cans to you purists) typically provide a level of audio fidelity that measly earbuds can’t match. The trouble is they don’t exactly store nicely when not in use on your desk. These Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone stands ($60-$75) can help remove clutter from your workspace or listening station by...

Dig In, Fight Through, Hack Away

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel

Think of the Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel ($35) as a cross between a camping trowel and a tomahawk. If you happened to formerly be a member of the Special Forces of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Russian Army (a.k.a Spetsnaz GRU), this bad boy may even look familiar. It’s...

Connect and Project

Epson Megaplex Projector

Epson’s new Megaplex MG-850HD projector ($800) is the perfect home base for digital nomads who typically catch up on movies or TV via their smartphone or tablet. It has all of the usual trappings of a basic 720p projector, pumping out 2800 lumens with connections for USB, VGA, and HDMI sources, and even features an...

Style Pick: Junya Watanabe MAN x Duvetica Padded Gilet

Comme des Garcons designer Junya Watanabe has collaborated with Italian outerwear manufacturers Duvetica to create the Jekyll and Hyde of vests for the upcoming winter season. This fully reversible goose-down padded Gilet features corduroy and tweed panelling as well as the a plaid cotton inner, combining bold styling with all the warmth and protection from...

Yachtings Nouveau Riche Cousin?

MetroShip Modern Houseboat by Ballinger & Co.

The words “glamour” and “houseboat” normally don’t mingle in the same sentence — let alone the same book. The MetroShip ($250,000+), however, is inspired by the open floor plans of coveted NYC loft spaces and designed by prefab construction phenom David Ballinger. The impetus of the project was to create a luxurious, yet green housing...

Smell Top Shelf

Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling

Smelling like a bottle of gin at one point was a bad thing in proper society. Now it seems the tides have changed for fans of the quintessential British spirit. Juniper Sling ($160) is a new fragrance from Penhaligon’s — a boutique brand that has held its own in the men’s grooming world across the...

Impressive Successor

FujiFilm X10 Compact Camera

After the stealing the hearts of photography world with the launch of the X100, FujiFlim is hoping lightening strikes twice with the official announcement of the X10. Designed with the same retrotastic aesthetic as its bigger brother, the X10 features a black magnesium alloy housing and knurled aluminum controls, for a weighty, rich feel in...

Pack Light, Drink Right

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filters

Access to potable water is always a concern for adventurers. The Sawyer Squeeze Filter System ($60) is a welcomed new alternative in a field typically limited to iodine tablets, filter pumps, or good old fashion boiling. Its included 12, 16, and 32oz reusable containers are built to hold contaminated water, which is then cleaned by...

Like a G-17

Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air

AirPlay continues to invade the home and this time, packed into the Klipsch Gallery G-17 ($530) wi-fi portable speaker system. The G-17 touts four individually powered drivers: two 10-watt Tractrix-horned tweeters alongside dual 20-watt woofers alongside all the usual ports like USB and 3.5mm inputs. Charge up its batteries (or plug-in directly), and take it...

2 x 2 x 2

Autum Epitaph Cruiser

Taking what could have easily been another touring bike, Autum has created a veritable supermodel Franken-cruiser. And guess what? It works. Boasting not 2, but 4 low profile tires mounted on custom alloy rims, the Autum Epitaph ($2,950) is like no other. A black, powder coated steel frame offers a stark contrast to the aged...

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades

Dear Space Shuttle. You will be missed. Sincerely, GP. Andrew Prince, Maggie Starbard, Marina Dominguez of NPR take a look back at the incredible video shot about, by and from the Columbia, Challenger, DIscovery, Atlantis and Endeavour’s 100 missions for NASA.

Do Rock the Jukebox

Wurlitzer Digital Lyra Jukebox

The Wurlitzer Digital Lyra Jukebox ($4,700) is not your father’s jukebox. Controlled through a 15″ touchscreen this modern interpretation of the jukebox can consume music from nearly every medium. Whether its CD’s, cell phones, memory cards or USB, the Lyra stores your entire library and playlist to its 320GB of built-in memory and can even...

Bikepack

Bergmönch Downhill Wheeler

The Bergmönch is designed to provide the best of both worlds for mountain bikers. Adrenaline junkies can haul the “device” up the summit of their choice as a collapsible rucksack — complete with a weight distributing waist strap and padded harness. Once the hard work is over, the bag can then mutate into a downhill-optimized...

Time Tube

Cold War Creations Glass Nixie Tube Clock

Nixie Tub Clock ($245) from Etsy maker Cold War Creations is a stunning display for checking the time and temp. It’s elegant cylindrical glass case mirrors the shape of its internal Soviet IN-14 Nixie display tubes, while downplaying the presence of the modern circuit boards which make them work, and ironically boast more computing power...

Porta-Joe

Coleman Propane Coffeemaker

There are plenty of ways to get your coffee on in the great outdoors. The Coleman Propane Coffeemaker ($90) just happens to look and operate like most home java makers, which can reassure less savvy campers worried about missing their fix. Unlike other alternatives, this brewer can also produce a full 10 cups in one...

Fly By Numbers

Velocity Kit Aircraft

In the grand scheme of DIY jobs, we’re pretty sure building an airplane is one of the most ambitious (and ballsy) projects you can take on. Starting with a kit from Velocity Aircraft, however, can help make the monumental task slightly more manageable. Their business model revolves around selling comprehensive “experimental aircraft” kits that can...

Tivolution

Tivo Premiere Q and Preview

After blazing the trail in DVR technology, Tivo’s lead in the set-top box arm’s race has faded recently thanks to stiff competition from DirecTV, Comcast, and Fios. The recently announced Tivo Premier Q and Preview are two new models designed to finally give Tivo a foothold in the whole home DVR universe. Along those lines,...

David Bowie Not Included

Labyrinth Aquarium

We can think of plenty of other things we’d rather drop $6,500 on, but if to quote Jay-Z, “money ain’t a thang”, we’d probably find some place to stash this ridiculous Labryrinth Aquarium ($6,500) in our home — most likely right next to the white tiger cage. It’s designed to house tropical freshwater fish in...

Transformers 3 “Birdmen”

Whatever your feelings on Michael Bay’s films, there’s no denying the man lives and breathes epic. Case in point. While watching 60 Minutes, Bay caught a glimpse of Precision Skydivers doing aerial stunts, called producer Steven Spielberg and said “I gotta have wingsuits in Transformers 3”. Talk about conversation starters. And just in case you...

Avalanche Cliff Jump in the French Alps

Many downhill lovers have dreamt of whizzing through the ungroomed powder troves of the backcountry. Skiing off of an enormous cliff face while triggering an avalanche probably isn’t part of those dreams — well at least for you saner readers. That’s exactly what happened though to extreme french skiers Matthias Giraud and Stefan Laude in...

A Long Way from a Hollowed Out Log

Justin Charles Cedar Strip Wooden Kayak

Synthetics and composites have plenty of benefits, but they’ll never compete with the look of wood. This Cedar Strip Wooden Kayak from Justin Charles ($16,000) manages to provide the best of both worlds. Its beautiful Western Red Cedar strip exterior is combined with glass fiber to create a light weight, yet durable composite that puts...

Goody Bag

Wood & Faulk Deluxe Carpenter’s Bag

Wood & Faulk is a brand born from a long time craftsman, who spent many of his early years working on everything from cars, to furniture, to plumbing, and old houses. After making the move to Portland Oregon, he decided to apply his keen eye to workwear ready goods, including this brilliant Deluxe Carpenter’s Bag...

Clean and Green

Orontas Non-Toxic Ethical BikeCare Products

Riding instead of driving is one way to live green. The same thing can’t be said for the typical chemicals you use to maintain your two-wheeled caddie. Orontas non-toxic ethical BikeCare products ($13-15) are here to help you keep your environmental record spotless. The Canadian company is dedicated to making products that effectively protect your...

From Clogs to Tablets

Miniot Wood iPad 2 Cover

Were you lucky enough to get a hold of the most talked about tablet since the pair handed down from Sinai? Or perhaps you had the saintly patience to wait for one after pre-ordering from Apple. If so, picking up Minoit’s Real Wood iPad 2 Cover ($70) will guarantee your sleek new gadget doesn’t get...

Quoted Notables

Field Notes Dry Transfer “________ Edition”

What’s better than a Field Notes notebook for your jots, doodles and inspiration? A personalized Fields Notes notebook, that’s what. The Dry Transfer “________ Edition” ($10) still look like the classic kraft-cover version, but you’ll notice these lack the brand printed boldly across the front. That blank space is your pallet for mad-libbing to your...

It's Back, Back In the Tablet Groove

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9

As much as we love to wave the Apple flag, we have to admire Samsung’s focus on preventing Cupertino from letting the iPad do to tablets what the iPod did to mp3 players. Case in point, after seeing just how thin the iPad 2 was, Samsung publicly acknowledged their 10-inch Galaxy Tab simply wasn’t good...

Newport, Welcome to Cali

OBEY x Generic Surplus Plimsoll

There are a million plimsolls (that’s British for rubber soled canvas shoe) out there vying to be your go to kicks for summer. These options from OBEY and Generic Surplus deserve special attention on your part thanks to how well they integrate classic boat shoe elements like work wear laces and metal eyelets. Their mesh...

Because We Can't All Be Ray Allen

SKLZ Rapid Fire Basketball Training Aid

Sick of air-balling those wide open jumpers during your weekly game at the gym? Or perhaps you’re just looking to give junior that extra edge come varsity try outs. In either scenario, the SKLZ Rapid Fire Basketball Training Aid ($125) is the next best thing to hiring a personal ball boy. It’s designed to be...

Give It Hell

Garrett Wade Box Hatchet

Some tools are made for creating, others are destined for destruction. The Garret Wade Box Hatchet ($10) has breaking written all over it. Stare at the head, and you’ll see it’s part hatchet, part hammer, part nail remover and part crowbar, making it the mother of all frankentools. Why the name Box Hatchet you ask?...

Bear Grylls Meets Optimus Prime

JakPak All-In-One Jacket, Sleeping Bag & Tent

Preparing for a wet outing in the woods normally involves packing a solid rain shell, a warm sleeping bag and a weather-proof tent. Thanks to some seriously resourceful engineering, the JakPak Jacket ($250) serves as all three — granted with some sacrifices. Made from waterproof, flame retardant material, the jacket features an integrated and detachable...

Spruce Up for Spring

J. Crew Spring 2011 Collection Pocket Squares

Treat your inner dandy to some new flair in the form of these J. Crew Spring 2011 Collection Pocket Squares ($40). Each option in the set is distinctively masculine (re: no paisley) while still adding a bit more pop than your classic Don Draper white. There’s even a couple produced by Hill-Side. Add one to...

Awww Shucks

RH Forschner by Victorinox Oyster Knives

A few beers, a bucket, and one of these RH Forschner by Victorinox Oyster Knifes ($11) can make for a great night given the right company. Each knife features a high carbon steel blade with an ergonomic, and slip resistant supergrip handle — ideal for prying open even the toughest fruit of the sea. Sold...

Follow That Grill!

Element Portable Gas Grill by Fuego

The Element Portable ($150) is Fuego’s latest gorgeous grilling creation. Not only is it small, but it’s cleverly designed aluminum legs also fold up to become a convenient handle for easy toting, while a huge red rubber band ensures the lid stays in place. A shoulder strap is also available — making the Element Portable...

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper Products

Are you drinking straight from the gallon jar of Tabasco without even flinching? Then why not upgrade to cooking with the Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper. As the hottest pepper on the planet, it only has a Scoville heat rating of 1,041,427 — which happens to be over three times hotter than the Habanero and over...

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