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Sugoi's Waterproof and Reflective Zap Fabric
Like so many successful companies, SUGOI was born from necessity. The brand was founded by David Hollands and Carol Prantner—Hollands was an endurance athlete trying to find better bike shorts, while Prantner worked in the fashion industry. Hollands...
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Road Testing GORE® Technical Clothing
Ever since Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, began using "a remarkably versatile new polymer" that we all now know as GORE®, the landscape of technical clothing has grown so extensively that it allows people to perform to the maximum, in all...
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From Sea to Sky with the Olympus Stylus TG-4
by Sasha Barkans The rugged and intuitive Olympus Stylus TG-4 is the newest addition to Olympus’ Stylus Tough amphibious (and ambitious) line of compact cameras. While smartphones are increasingly utilized for photography on the trail and in the mountains...
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Aztech Mountain's Team Reversible Fleece
The changing of seasons means recalibrating daily wardrobe essentials. While those akin to flexing their fashion muscles welcome the cooler temperatures of fall, spring is often another story. Here in NYC, spring is the time when temperatures rise...
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Finisterre Waterproof Duffle Bag
Drawing on premium materials and the latest waterproof construction techniques, the Waterproof Duffle from UK-based cold-water surf company Finisterre is built to last. The 40-liter capacity bag offers enough space for weekend getwaways and works as...
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Design Ingenuity from New Zealand: Alchemy Equipment
The concept of alchemy likely conjures images of robe-wearing bearded outcasts toiling away in a cluttered workshop over illuminati-esque texts as they attempt (fruitlessly) to transfigure the everyday into the extraordinary. Building on the alchemic...
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Sailing with Giants: TUDOR Heritage Black Bay
Nestled in the shadow of the newly erected One World Trade Center on the shores of the Hudson River, lies the home of the often overlooked community of NYC sailors. The city is home to prime sailing conditions for much of the year and from late...
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Go-Comb
Go-Comb's credit card-sized fine-tooth combs are handy, to say the least. Designed to fit in your wallet, this little guy will do a lot when you need to spiff up on the go. The unisex, stainless steel grooming tool will just as easily smooth out a...
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Alite + Boreas Commuter Backpack
The strongest collaborations draw from the strengths of each involved party—and the new roll-top pack from Alite and Boreas is a shining example. Both San Francisco-based companies know the value of a sturdy yet stylish, multipurpose pack. Alite...
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Ultraolive Taped Seam Dry Bag
There's nothing worse than needing to pack a pair of dirty running shoes or workout clothes into a (semi) clean suitcase of clothes—especially after a rainy day jog. And traveling is stressful enough without having to worry about the fate of your...
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Adventure-Proof Power from Brunton
With roots in developing navigation tools going all the way back to 1984, Boulder, CO-based Brunton has applied its sensible and utility-driven approach to design toward creating tools for the modern-day adventurer. Whether seeking solace in the...
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Modern Farmer's Vibrant Muck Boot
The Original Muck Boot Company has been making durable, weather-proof boots since 1999, supplying farmers, gardeners and hunters with an effective footing outdoors. It only makes sense then that they would partner with CH favorite Modern Farmer...
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Waterproof Coach Jacket
Known for impeccably-crafted varsity jackets, East London's House of Billiam proves its widespread design talent for retro outerwear with the customizable Coach Jacket—a sporty coat inspired by the American football coach.
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Summer Beauty Essentials
Whether you're taking a day trip to the local beach or leaving a frigid, air-conditioned office to hit a happy hour, keep your cosmetics bag light by packing just the essentials (like a lip balm with SPF). Here are a list of tried-and-true functional...
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Charged: Five Next-Gen Digital Cameras
Since the first widely available digital cameras hit the market in the early '90s, the technical leaps made in the field of digital photography have been exponential. Today smartphones house cameras with sensors that dwarf those of high-end models...
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Five Beach Day Essentials
The beauty of the beach is that you don't need much to have great time. Simply relaxing on the sand near a body of water is often pleasure enough. Still, a few well-chosen items will make your time in the sun more fun and comfortable. From keeping...
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polychromeLAB
Born out of a partnership between a designer with a passion for the outdoors and a research team at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, polychromeLAB is a groundbreaking new material designed to increase the wearer's body heat and, when reversed...
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Missoula Pants by Causwell
There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell...
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DryZone DF 20L Camera Bag
Ideal for the traveling photographer, this waterproof camera bag from Lowepro is specially designed with a removable internal case for fast access. Whether it's a surprise rain storm or rowdy set, the roll-top closure seals in your precious equipment...
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Winter Cape
Terra New York's semi-transparent, 100% waterproof jackets merge fashion with utility while keeping you dry—and looking good—during those cumbersome spring showers. This winter, they've added new capes, trench coats and parkas to their arsenal, which...
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HERO3+ Black Edition
The beloved GoPro just got even more badass, reborn into the Hero 3+ Black Edition. This all-time fave gadget, which has captured countless waves, rides, jumps, skydives, and even one well-documented eagle-flight, is now 20% smaller and lighter than...
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Nikon 1 AW1
With the advancement of camera technology within mobile phones—like Nokia's astounding 41-megapixel sensor in the recently released Lumia 1020, for example—the need for a separate everyday point and shoot camera is dwindling. But Nikon is proving...
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Arctic Trench
Outdoor enthusiasts who want apparel with a modern, sophisticated style will appreciate Aether's Arctic Trench, an ultra-strealimed parka that packs incredible functionality. Whether out on an urban adventure or dogsledding in northern Sweden, elements...
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Ziphius: The Aquatic Drone
The Ziphius is the first tablet and smartphone app-controlled, above-water, unmanned vehicle. Complete with a 160-degree rotating, high-definition camera and image recognition software, Ziphius is designed for use in all aquatic conditions—from rough...
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