The highly anticipated capsule collection by Snow Peak + Tokyo Design Studio New Balance includes just five products, each of which serves a very practical function. Our pick, the Tokyo Design Studio R_C4, is a sneaker-boot hybrid that features plenty of outdoor tech, while maintaining a slender appearance. With a ripstop Cordura upper, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and a lugged sole, these shoes are buckled together with a magnetic Fidlock closure. Suffice it to say, they are comfortable and will keep your feet dry and cozy in extreme weather—on a damp hike or in the city sludge.
Made in the USA, KILLSPENCER’s ultra-luxe tennis bag has room for a racket and—in the detachable pouch—three cans of balls. The exterior is made from a soft, quilted full-grain leather, while the interior is foam-lined to protect your racket. The straps are also padded to ensure comfort while commuting. The quilted leather is akin to a luxury handbag, and the overall look is opulently high-end.
Crafted by mysterious independent Italian brand GR10K, this fleece jacket, in “Dolphin Grey,” references military styles—a point emphasized by the fact that they source recycled Polartec from that sector. With streetwear nods and an eco-friendly conscience, it distances itself from the style popularized by outdoor industry veterans like The North Face.
Specifically designed for commuting, Yerka’s V3 features fenders on both wheels, the option of a single- or three-speed gear, and a frame that doubles as a lock. When locking up the bike, simply unhook the lower portion of the frame (where the notch is), detach the seat and then the seat becomes the keystone of the locking system. The bike is then almost impractical to steal, as breaking the lock would compromise the frame. This iteration (available in three sizes and four colors) also comes with anodized rims for anti-erosion as well as aesthetic value.
With a functional and attractive diagonal mixte-frame, the M7 from Public Bikes blends the classic French-style step-through with a sporty upright shape. Handmade from lightweight steel, this bicycle features a Shimano Mega range derailleur gear system, puncture-resistant tires and front and rear rack mounts—for bags, baskets or cargo racks. Available in two colors and two sizes, this bike is ideal for daily commuting and weekend wanders.
Measuring just under three meters long, Map of Days and Shinola’s leather-wrapped chain bike lock is stylish and protective. The Horween Essex leather shields the heavy-duty chain within, and protects a bike’s paint job in the process. Further, the hefty, almost industrial-sized padlock is an upgrade for both safety and aesthetic purposes.
Intended for use when hiking or camping, VSSL’s portable first aid kit actually applies to all kinds of sports and adventures. The same size as a traditional flashlight (just over nine inches), the kit contains a light, compass, tape, bandages of varying sizes, sterile strips, antiseptic towelettes, a hemostatic agent, burn cream, aspirin, Advil, gloves and more. All these essentials are inside a military-grade aluminum tube that’s also waterproof.
Reminiscent of classic stunt helmets, Nutcase’s Little Nutty is fit for kids and features a no-pinch magnetic buckle, removable visor, and three sets of foam pads for a snug fit. Each helmet boasts an injection-molded ABS shell along with protective EPS foam, and 360-degree reflectivity which means they’re durable, easy-to-spot and will keep a little rider super-safe. Price is in Euros.
Intended to increase circulation and prevent muscle fatigue and soreness, Ten Thousand’s 3/4 compression tights are made from quick-drying Italian fabric (78% nylon and 22% spandex). They’re flexible, breathable and boast abrasion protection, anti-odor qualities and a pocket big enough for a phone or a few cards.
From CH favorite Specialized comes a rig so light and structurally sound that riders have unassailed confidence in both speed and safety. An 11m carbon fiber frame makes this the ultimate race bike as it affords stiffness and strength along with agility. The newly developed RockShox Brain shock can handle the bumpiest handling and jumps, while also providing a suitable ride off the track.
Designed to attach beneath your bike’s saddle, Rapha’s waterproof rear pack features enough straps to remain tightly fastened and a clever design that balances (and transfers) weight during rides. With a 15-liter capacity, the pack affords ample room for necessities and its PU-coated polyester fabric (along with welded seams and aquaguard zips) means it’s entirely waterproof.
Available in three sizes, Thousand and Poketo’s collaborative Memphis Movement helmet is lightweight, safe and stylish. There’s a hidden hole for locking the helmet to your bike, seven vents for optimal breathability, a magnetic front buckle and an adjustable rear fit, vegan leather straps and a low-profile visor. It’s also both CPSC and EN 1078 safety certified.
Available in five colorways, Roka’s Oslo sunglasses are just 19 grams and will never slip off—thanks to the brand’s patented fit system made from a proprietary elastomer. No matter how much you sweat, what sunscreen you wear or whatever activity you get up to, they’ll stay in place. While tech-forward, these shades are still stylish and sophisticated enough for everyday wear. Price listed represents the matte black frame and carbon polarized lens model.
Made in collaboration with A$AP Ferg, Redline’s RL 275 is a hybrid BMX bike and cruiser. With handbrakes and Vee Speedster tires, this upgraded iteration (the original usually doesn’t come with brakes) remains true to its core identity. The aluminum frame is lightweight and durable and its shape is old-school but the bike boasts plenty of contemporary features.
A serious racing bike, the Santa Cruz V10 (available in 27.5-inch and 29-inch frame sizes) is perhaps the most celebrated downhill bicycle in the sport’s history. The lightweight frame’s lower leverage accommodates and absorbs more shock, while redesigned derailleur cable routing protects the housing from chain damage. With its win history and menacing design, the V10 offers a compelling level of confidence for riders.
Lightweight yet commanding, Cannondale’s Treadwell 2 exists somewhere between beach-cruiser and city-commuter. The wider-set handlebars and thicker tires afford confidence, but the slender frame (SmartForm C3 Alloy with hidden cables) provides agility. This is a multi-purpose bike that’s built to last.