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Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer
It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy...
FOOD-DRINK
Voke Tab: Pocket-Sized Energy Boost
When Kalen Caughey was a high school student and avid skier at Steamboat Mountain School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he encountered a mechanical problem that many an extreme athlete has faced before: his coffee kept spilling. In search of a...
STYLE
Custom-Made Acuarela Swimwear
We first met surfer and Acuarela Swimwear founder Linzy Smith on a choppy day on the Pacific side of the Baja coast. After an eventful session, she sat down on her towel and got to work sewing swimsuits while surrounded by other female surfers. This...
DESIGN
The Japanese Wetsuit by Vissla
A necessary investment for surfers and anyone braving frigid waters, wetsuits have undergone serious improvements of late in terms of functionality, warmth and sustainability. In tune with Patagonia's plant-based wetsuit, the team at Orange County...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: First Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT
Today Mercedes-Benz and AMG announce their new supercar. The GT is the latest in a long line of super-charged and sporty vehicles from the car maker. We were lucky to have the chance to see the GT in action on the salt flats of the Bonneville Speedway...
STYLE
Run in Style with Ciele Athletics' GoCap
As the interest in functional, well-designed sports gear continues to grow, many forward-thinking brands are moving in parallel; delivering just what you need to perform at your top level—or at least look like an athlete. The latest to take on the...
TRAVEL
Locals Surf School, Rockaway
The city beach culture is one of NYC's unique features that still largely flies under the radar. While some still make the long trek to and from the Hamptons—or even as far as Newport or Cape Cod—on summer weekends, the beaches in Queens have only...
DESIGN
Interview: Almond Surfboards' Dave Allee
by Kohl Crecelius In a world obsessed with the idea of more, Almond Surfboards has been able to carve out a niche within surfing that is both meaningful and intentional. Located in Newport Beach, CA, Almond's young team has focused the scope of...
CULTURE
Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach
Gym equipment might not be the first thing to evoke philosophical ideas of happiness, community wellness or indeed overall life satisfaction. However, Technogym isn't your average fitness company and their mission statement extends well beyond the...
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...
TECH
Monitor World Cup Scores With HotBlack Smartwatch
Created by physicist—and avid soccer enthusiast—Richard Hoptroff after 15 years of tinkering with intricately complicated timepieces, the HotBlack smartwatch aims to keep wearers connected to their favorite soccer team, whether live at the match...
CULTURE
Hunter S. Thompson's "The Curse of Lono" Reissued
After nearly a decade out of print, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman's "The Curse of Lono" is again back on the shelves. Originally published in 1983 and heralded as the devilish duo's most eccentric piece of work, the book follows the two...
CULTURE
Generation Soccer
Some 20 years ago, US soccer was more closely tied to orange slices and minivans than to the intense passion for the sport seen nearly everywhere else in the world. Now, with excitement for the World Cup reaching new heights, we took a look at what...
DESIGN
Studio Visit: Amelie Mancini
by Eva Glettner The multi-talented Amelie Mancini is a Brooklyn-based French artist who works with a variety of mediums—from wood to linen to wool—to create her playful, colorful artworks. Her fascination with baseball, born from the first game...
TECH
Charged: Afterguard
Racing out on the ocean, the wind can whip mercilessly and consistently, throwing an endless barrage of sea-spray and hurtling your craft faster than its sails and keel can handle. Other times, a swirling gust changes directions without notice or...
FOOD-DRINK
Strong & KIND
Snacking on traditional cereal bars often means opting for syrupy sweet flavors, which just isn't for everyone. Enter a new line of healthy, gluten-free, soy-free bars from renowned New York-based KIND that offers a 10-gram serving of protein in...
DESIGN
DPS Skis
With spring right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, hitting the mountains in search of snow might not be at the top of everyone's To-Do list, yet some of the best and most consistent conditions of the year can be found as the season winds...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista
Not long ago, Nike invited us to Barcelona, Spain for the unveiling of their latest shoes, which are yet another step forward in the revolutionizing of football boots. The Magista are the brand's first Flyknit football boots, designed in conjunction...
STYLE
Lunis Apollo Pants
Looking stylish no longer means having to wear clothes that don't hold up to the rigors of the outdoors. Following their impressive debut reflective windshell, LA-based technical clothing designer Lunis presents their newest piece to blur the line...
TRAVEL
Three Belize Getaways
by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman Any experienced scuba diver will have Belize on their shortlist of the best diving destinations in the world. It's home to the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere, there are hundreds of islands ("cayes...
CULTURE
Acid Magazine
To the outside world, surfers may seem like an obsessive bunch. Piling into a station wagon, driving for hours in search of rideable peaks in the depths of winter, shuffling across snow-covered trails in nothing but a few millimeters of neoprene...
TRAVEL
Interview: Moi Torrallardona
We recently had the incredibly exciting opportunity to join Land Rover on their latest Driven Challenge; a time-crunching race across the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia—one of the harshest environments on the planet. Land Rover's aim was to prove...
FOOD-DRINK
Enduro Bites
Whether it's skiing, running, or pushing the pedals on the road or single track, your body needs fuel to keep moving. As much as we'd like to nosh on a burrito during a long ride, it doesn't exactly travel well. There's no shortage of portable energy...
CULTURE
C#CKFIGHT
Screening at this year's prestigious Slamdance Film Festival (in the Anarchy Shorts category), "C#CKFIGHT" is a nine-minute long mind-bending and voyeuristic exploration of a sweat-soaked back-room brawl. Born and bred in Miami, filmmaker Julian...
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