Bikes + Outdoors
Created with April of 2019 in mind (when NYC's L Train is set to shut down), Brilliant Bicycle Co's L Train Bicycle is a sturdy and sleek daily commuter. Bumps are smoothly absorbed and at high speeds it handles confidently. Perhaps most importantly to many NYC inhabitants, it's light—at a walkup-friendly 27 pounds. Along with an internal gearing system, the bike is powered by an ultra-durable and grease-free carbon Gates belt drive. Available in Subway Grey or Hudson Blue.
Made from 80% Mongolian cashmere, Dime MTL's navy blue fisherman-style beanie offers comfort and warmth during the frosty months. More simple than many of the oftentimes humor-laden creations from the Canadian skate brand and crew, it's classic and pragmatic. Price is in CAD.
Offering up to six hours of protection, Rapha's Winter Embrocation warming body balm is made up of three organic, warming ingredients: winter green, capsicum, and vanilla. Along with those ingredients, there are essential oils, shea butter, vitamin E and beeswax—all which nourish the skin in cold, harsh climates. Soothing and protective, this lotion means your cycling doesn't need to stop when the snow comes.
Water- and drop-proof, this Catalyst Case can keep AirPods safe across numerous types of outdoor adventure. Made from soft silicone, the case also offers easy access to the Lightning port, and even has a detachable carabiner so users can hook it up to their belt or backpack. Tested at up to one meter (3.3ft) of water, and meeting MIL-STD 810G for drops, this little case is tough.
Initially a limited edition piece, Search and State's S1-A riding jersey has just been released again—but in a deeper camo colorway than before. This three-pocket cycling jersey, featuring a compartmentalized back pocket, is soft and comfortable to wear, while highly durable. The jersey is again only available in a limited edition.
Any bike can become an electric bike with the help of a Copenhagen Wheel. Wire-free and incorporating a battery and motor, this wheel offers speed and power assistance/boosts for up to 30 miles per charge. It weights 16.8 pounds but more than makes up for it with its advanced e-bike technology, including a regenerating mode where downhill cycling regenerates the batteries. It's also app-connected and includes Bluetooth technology.
Produced and assembled in Italy, Yniq goggles for skiing and snowboarding blend a luxury aesthetic with functional components seamlessly. Protecting against harmful UV rays, the goggles offer an extreme peripheral field of vision and an anti-fog coating—so you'll see more no matter the mountain conditions. Anti-scratch, the lenses come in several different tints but we can't go past this intense orange iteration. Price is in Euros.
From Clarks' brand new Privo collection—blending a minimal aesthetic with their ever-innovative engineering—comes the new Privo Slope. These are everyday-worthy low boots that can safely tackle winter: weatherproof, waterproof and featuring an insulated heat-retaining lining. The design aesthetic draws upon an alpine hiker silhouette—and with a comfortable EVA midsole and removable OrthoLite footbed, it's light enough to trek through the worst of it.
Developed for real life rowers and the conditions they endure, the Men's Catchpoint Softshell Jacket makes for a durable, dynamic outwear item with uses beyond sport. Several technical elements tackle transitional weather, including water-repellent and wind-resistant material. It's breathable and offers two-way stretch. A soft-brushed nylon inner lining and a 1.5" front zipper velcro storm flap-closure helps moderate temperature. Further, all that happens to come in a well-tailored silhouette.
Filled with Cashball—an insulation made from recycled cashmere fibers—this Noah puffer jacket is more than better for the environment, it's entirely cruelty-free. Super-functional and warm, the exterior is water-resistant, the fill is 95% recycled cashmere and the lining is 100% cotton Japanese thermal. Available in burgundy, mustard, navy, black or olive.
Made by Lilian Martinez's brand bfgf, this new beach towel brings papaya, basketball and plants together for an unexpected but delightful design. Bold and playful, this is one of bfgf's more contrasty designs—but just as eccentric as others from the brand. The towel measures 24 inches by 36 inches and is made from 100% cotton.
Two brands that love the outdoors and great design, Topo Designs and Kammok have teamed up for a seriously fun hammock kit. Included is the 500-pound capacity Kammok Roo, which is designed for comfort and easy set-up (and the all-important packing away) in a custom Topo colorway of bright red and aqua. Made from durable ripstop fabric and with double-certified climbing strength carabiners, this hammock is built to last. Also in the kit, you'll find tree-hugging Kammok Python Straps, to ensure you're safe while you snooze.
Herschel's newest collaboration (released today) is with the estate of the beloved iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Our pick from the bag and outerwear collection, a cute and practical poncho features a wind-resistant and water-repellent coating, as well as a snap closure at the neck. Available for all genders, the poncho's charming print emits cheer even on the rainiest of days.
Tailored swim short-maker Orlebar Brown's OB Classic Bulldog suit gets three new visuals through a partnership with travel community and creative agency Beautiful Destinations. Known for their awe-inspiring social media presence, Beautiful Destinations—and founders Jeremy and Tom Jauncey—contributed an image of Bali, Moorea and Miami Beach to this exclusive capsule collection. As expected, the OB Classic Bulldog features everything we love about the brand: 100% quick-drying polyamide fabric, signature adjustable side-fasteners, and a slender fit. All the materials were sourced in Europe, where the suit is produced.
A dynamic 12' long kayak, the Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 ($929) has the technical capabilities to handle day-touring comfortably. The sleek, stable design allows for maneuverability in many conditions. Ideally, this is a recreation kayak for ponds, lakes, slow rivers and gentle coastal waters but with features such as a Phase 3 AirPro seating system with 6-way adjustment you can customize your seating position for longer comfort. Further, with this flatwater kayak can handle small challenges safely.
With a shell of Cordura Ballistic Fabric and a ripstop nylon interior lining, Repelica's Daypack can handle just about any irregularities in the weather. It weighs in at 2.5 pounds and an EVA compression molded back panel guarantees comfort. All of the additional hardware is heavy duty and weather-defiant. This backpack has been assembled to handle the hard days, but its slender minimalism makes it a stylistic fit for every day.