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Westerlind: Online Shopping for the Outdoors
Since 2007, Swedish entrepreneur and outdoor enthusiast Andrea Westerlind has been seeking out the most effective, timeless wilderness gear from all corners of the globe. A third generation member of a Swedish fashion house, Westerlind began working...
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d'emploi Holiday 2014 Collection
As we've seen in the past, waxed cotton is the material of choice for Brooklyn's d'emploi. Thankfully, that preference continues in their latest drop, geared toward holiday travel and defending against wet fall and early winter weather. Building...
DESIGN
Retro Longboard from Modern Surfboards
Surfing is an aesthetically focused pursuit. Whether it's the fluidity of a bottom-turn, the seemingly effortless arc of a well-executed cutback or simply the length of one's boardshorts, surfers have always been a style-centric bunch. After all...
DESIGN
Rapha + Giro Cyclocross Shoe
While there's still some summer left in the northern hemisphere, cyclists are already gearing up for the fall cyclocross season. The sport mixes elements of road racing with mountain biking and, just to make things interesting, throws in a load of...
DESIGN
Gore-Tex's Surround Technology
Staying dry inside and out is one of the core challenges designers and materials scientists face when creating apparel and footwear for performance in the elements. Oftentimes, breathability is sacrificed for greater waterproofing or vice versa—except...
DESIGN
EAST Surf Co. Wax Tool
Any surfer worth their salt knows the importance of a proper layer of wax on their deck. After a few sessions, the sticky bumps that once held your traction through turns soon feel slick like a freshly mopped floor. Meaning, it's either time to...
TRAVEL
Three Rooftop Tents for Summer Adventures
For those looking to hit the road for summertime adventures, there's no better piece of gear than a rooftop tent. Mounting onto a vehicle's roof rack, these longtime safari favorites are finding their way more and more into the casual consumer market...
DESIGN
Fast Tire Repairs with Patchnride
If you're turning the pedals a lot, you're bound to get a flat. While knowing how to change your own tire is required knowledge for any dedicated cyclist, it can be a real pain—especially with high-performance racing tires. The Patchnride permanently...
DESIGN
Finisterre Cold Water Surf Knife
Designed for those hitting frigid waves around the world, Cornwall-based cold water surf brand Finisterre appeals to the function-minded surfer. Their latest offering is the world's first knife designed specifically for surfers in cold climates...
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QC // WC Leather Bomber Jacket
The leather jacket is one of the single most iconic pieces of clothing in history. Though unlike a pair of denim jeans, the leather jacket is not always for everyone. An alternative—and an equally stylish one at that—is the new leather bomber jacket...
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Three Pieces of Spring Motorcycle Gear
The timeless debate of fashion versus function can become a serious one when it's literally your skin on the line. So rather than forego the proper gear to keep your core temperature down, it's best to simply tailor your kit according to where and...
STYLE
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Gear
Advertorial content: As these sun-soaked days of May continue to breathe life into the drained bodies and minds sapped by the East Coast's prolonged winter, our itch to take back the asphalt grows stronger. That's why CH teamed up with the avid riders...
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The BarkerBag
A solid pack and pair of sturdy hiking boots are essentials for all outdoor enthusiasts, but nothing propels you further and with a better attitude than having a dog by your side. After a long day when all parties are exhausted through, having your...
CULTURE
Spring Gardening Gear
Everyone can be a gardener with a little effort, proper scheduling and a dedicated plot of land. Whether or not you're interested in toying with orach or purple tree collards, or having your plants tweet, maybe this is the year you dig in. The following...
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Madden Equipment
Forty years ago in a small shop in Boulder, Colorado, Outward Bound instructor Dan Madden set out to make a better pack that would suit his and his students' needs in the backcountry. After 10 years off, Madden Equipment is back, producing outdoor...
DESIGN
Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet
It's hard to believe it's been nearly 60 years since the first polystyrene helmet was made by Bell Auto Parts owner Roy Richter—a man who had seen too many friends lost to auto racing, and decided to do something about it. And while safety standards...
STYLE
Four Light Packable Down Jackets
Big, bulky down jackets are reassuringly hefty in the harshest winter weather. But they all have one critical design flaw: It's less less likely that you would bring such a jacket along on a camping or climbing expedition if it doesn't fit in your...
DESIGN
Off Piste: Westcomb
Commonplace in innovative markets like the tech industry, the term "early adopter" is generally used to describe influential individuals doing just as it sounds; taking a leap of faith with a new product or technology. While often attributed to...
DESIGN
2014 Snowboard Setup
CH HQ is in NYC, but we're big fans of hitting the slopes. Whether it's riding the local toe rope in Minnesota or exploring some side country in California, having the right gear can make all the difference. While early season snow conditions run...
STYLE
Attaquer
Technical road cycling gear has long-suffered from a dearth in style. While no roadie would ever shy away from spandex, the color schemes and the overwhelmingly Windows '98-looking graphics in the industry have been overdue for a change for some...
DESIGN
Under Armour Theatre Shanghai
Few things are as American as the idea that with a great work ethic, any individual can achieve anything—be it as grand a dream as becoming the president or a professional athlete or as seemingly basic as earning an education. While this fundamental...
TRAVEL
Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 2 of 5
Just one month ago we kicked off from the streets of Brooklyn with 3,700 miles ahead of us. Ten days later we arrived by motorcycle in Los Angeles with some sore arses and a few new stories to tell. Yesterday we introduced the bikes and bags that...
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Off Piste: A Ride Across America, Part 1 of 5
Earlier this fall we hit the road to see our great nation from a less common vantage point—the seat of a motorcycle. With a couple of friends in tow, we loaded up three new 2013 bikes with little more than essential camping gear and a few sacks of...
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Six Essentials for Fall Camping
Summer may be the traditional season to toss a tent into the car and take off toward the horizon, but fall camping has its advantages. Not only are there are fewer crowds at popular locales, but nothing enhances the taste of hot coffee quite like being...
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