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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Alert Umbrella
After successfully crowdfunding their Alert Umbrella, Davek New York is back on Kickstarter with the Alert Mini and Alert Grande. The two new models are built from the same DNA as the original (which packs a tracking chip into an incredibly sturdy...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Meadow Rest
Combining two of their favorite designs (the Meadow Mat and Mayfly Chair), the team at Alite Designs has created a perfect outdoor seat, allowing you to recline chaise-lounge-style. Part picnic blanket, part chair, the Meadow Rest is waterproof and...
TECH
BioLite PowerLight Mini
BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those...
TRAVEL
Climbing the Notorious Mount Washington with Adventure Spirit Guides
Some seven hours from NYC, Mount Washington (whose Native American name is "Agiocochook") awaits. The Northeastern United States' highest peak is an imposing 6,288 feet and it's notorious for its fickle weather. While we began our climb on a sunny...
TECH
Tepui Tents' Gear Bags
With their line of rooftop tents, Santa Cruz-based company Tepui have made it easy to fulfill childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse-like setting—casual car campers can even directly rent one of their rugged models for a memorable weekend...
DESIGN
NuDown's Air-Fill Insulation, NuTech
Being prepared for all kinds of winter weather is crucial, whether that's snow in the wilderness or blustery days in the city. Additionally, it's a season during which the annoying process of removing and adding layers seems to be never-ending...
DESIGN
Test Ride: Juliana Bicycles 2016 Roubion
For years now, certain cycling brands have tried to reach female consumers by creating dedicated lines. Some have gone so far as to develop completely new bike designs, marketing that they are more than just "pink and shrink." But when pro-riders...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
STYLE
Indigo Stole Shirt
Snow Peak’s Indigo Stole button-down shirt is cut from an indigo-dyed, cotton-linen blend fabric and features patterning that’s bold—but not too busy. Made in Okayama, Japan—a region famous for its denim production—the unisex shirt incorporates Snow...
DESIGN
Beach Tennis Set
Sporting their signature starry insignia, Fredericks & Mae’s handsome Beach Tennis set is a perfect way to enjoy the beach without getting wet—especially if the water's too cold. Made from baltic birch and cork, each kit comes with two paddles, a ball...
GAMES_TOYS
Akiko Petanque Set
Made in Denmark by family-run design company Skagerak, the Akiko Petanque Set is a playful (but ultimately sophisticated) addition to any outdoor hangout. The six steel balls (and two teak target balls) come in a wooden box complete with handles, so...
STYLE
Filson Factory Tour
Filson's continued growth is a testament to the lasting power of quality goods, attention to detail and never taking shortcuts. Since 1897, the Seattle-based brand has outfitted explorers and pioneers with equipment and apparel necessary for survival...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Cindy Crawford Beach Towel
Measuring 30 by 60 inches, this Cindy Crawford beach towel by NYC-based portrait drawing duo Deer Dana (aka Kevin Tekinel and Dana Veraldi) is a delightful way to pay homage to a celebrity without going overboard. Complete with Crawford's famous beauty...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Sandwich-Maker
Always celebrating the simple joy of getting outdoors, Poler Stuff aims to make all your adventures a little easier and more pleasurable. With their sandwich-maker, the brand attempts to bring extra coziness to your camp vibes in the form of comfort...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Yalta 2.0 Rolltop Backpack
Celebrating two decades of making purposeful bags this year, Chrome hasn't lost its touch. The Yalta 2.0, an updated version of one of their most minimalist rolltop designs, is for those who prefer function over flashy. It carries a startling amount...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Green Thumb
Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there's something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Hori Hori All-Purpose Digging Knife
Made from high-quality carbon steel, this 11-inch Hori Hori ("hori" meaning "to dig" in Japanese) is perfect for repotting indoor or outdoor plants and getting rid of pesky weeds. Part knife and part spade, its blade is serrated to get through roots...
DESIGN
Fall Picnic Gear
In the Northern Hemisphere, leaves are changing and apples are falling. Sweater weather is here, and it's the perfect time to get outdoors and experience still-mild temperatures and the colorful transitioning of the leaves. Whether hiking to a...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Luzon Daypack
Cotopaxi's highly functional Luzon daypack might be forward-thinking and functional in its design, but the retro colorways counter with playfulness. Each Luzon Del Día is made in the Philippines by a Cotopaxi employee who personally picks the bright...
STYLE
The North Face Reboots Their High Performance Summit Series
In 2000, the R&D department of high performance outdoor brand The North Face launched their first ever Summit Series—pinnacle products engineered for extreme adventurers. Over time, the collection expanded and shifted; some might even say it became...
STYLE
Snow Peak FW15: Camp, Dwell, Transit
While Snow Peak has been making high quality outdoor gear for more than fifty years, the Japanese brand is still pretty new at apparel. In fact, their first clothing collection debuted only last fall. Snow Peak really hits its stride, however...
STYLE
Cole Haan + Mountain Hardwear’s ZerøGrand Lifestyle Collection
As long time fans and supporters of Cole Haan, CH continues to be impressed with their unexpected collaborations and the resulting products. And there was definitely an element of surprise to their latest collection: technical outerwear made with the...
DESIGN
Orvis + Pendleton Dog Accessories Collection
To celebrate a century of National Park Service (occurring in 2016), heritage brand and outdoors experts Orvis have teamed up with fellow iconic company Pendleton for a collection of pet accessories that will keep your buddy warm, comfortable and...
DESIGN
Rapha + Liberty of London Patterned Cycling Gear
Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely...
CULTURE
Interview: National Geographic Photographer, Stephen Alvarez
Few people know about the power of image-making as well as a National Geographic photographer. While the final photographs published in the glossy pages of the yellow-bordered magazine speak a thousand, powerful words, the people behind the lens are...
DESIGN
abitibi & co and Norquay Limited Edition Canoes
by Mike Giles Two Canadian brands—abitibi & co and Norquay—brought together via a common love of canoeing have embarked on a three-year partnership to change the face of canoe craftsmanship. Building on a 53-year-old heritage, abitibi...
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