Safe, functional and adorably designed, the coral-hued Heart Swim Vest for kids features an adjustable safety strap, a front zip and velcro tab for additional security. Its durable neoprene improves buoyancy and warmth. Not only practical, the vest features a polka-dot design and a 3D heart on the back. Available in sizes small, medium and large, this vest is intended for kids aged from one to six.

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British-born, NYC-based art director and graphic designer Peter Miles turns grocery store weekly circular ads into bold, vibrant beach towels denoting produce and pantry items, from cherries to steak, ketchup, Cool Whip and more. The jacquard towel is composed of 96% cotton, and the bright colors encompass Miles’ bold, playful style.

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Australian cycling brand MAAP collaborates with fellow Melbourne-based label Perks and Mini (aka PAM) for a collection of bold apparel and accessories. The thermal long-sleeve jersey (available in men’s and women’s sizes) has been made from thermo-regulating, moisture-wicking fabric, ensuring comfort and warmth. With three back pockets and a YKK Vision Ziplock, it’s a functional and practical garment that’s covered in PAM’s signature graphics and a blend of the two brands’ names.

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From artist and skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung—who runs There Skateboards, an offshoot of  the SF-based collective Unity which represents and supports queer skaters—this “Colors” deck features his signature figurative art. Available in two sizes (8.25 or 8.5 inches), this skateboard has been made and designed with all types of skaters in mind.

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Coaster Inflatable Kayak

$600

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California-based gear brand Retrospec is dedicated to making the outdoors more appealing to everyone, and their puncture-proof Coaster inflatable kayaks do exactly that. With a compact and portable design, the Coaster makes getting into and out of the water easier. It features paddles, a dual-action pump, removable fins, a carry bag, rear and front bungees to store extra gear and space for pets. The Coaster is available as a one- or two-seater. Price reflects a two-seater.

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Merging sneakers with roller skates, Bottega Veneta’s QUILT puts a luxury, elevated spin on both. Available in cobalt blue, vibrant grass green or beige, the skates feature a 100% lambskin leather roller upper and an interior composed of comfortable terry cloth. Made in Italy, this opulent item has a decidedly retro look. Price is in Euros.

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Made in Turkey from 100% organic cotton, these soft and cozy candy striped towels from Australian brand Hommey are made to elevate your bathroom or beachside style. Available in eight different colorways (from the resort vibes of baby blue and white, to bright pink and yellow hues) there’s a combination to suit everybody. Price is in AUD.

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SL:HSV Trail Shoes

$375

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Designed in collaboration with Speedland athlete and record-breaking elite runner Liz Canty, these SL:HSV trail sneakers are built for performance. The precise fit offered by the proprietary PerformFit Wrap by BOA Li2 System makes trail running safer and more comfortable. BOA laces stay snugly in place and don’t leave dangling loose ends. Altogether, the sneakers are light but sturdy, supportive and responsive. Speedland’s co-founders, Dave Dombrow and Kevin Fallon, have plenty of experience in the field too, having worked in design at Nike, Puma and Under Armour. The SL:HSV shoes are purpose-built, tech-forward sneakers that have been meticulously crafted with runners in mind.

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Designed to handle the most extreme cold weather conditions, Canada Goose’s mid-calf Snow Mantra Boots—the brand’s first foray into footwear—incorporate everything from a moldable Intuition liner for secure fit and PrimaLoft Aerogel to Gold Insulation for durability and an outsole with superb grip and a waterproof HDry membrane. Though they’re in aesthetic alignment with the brand’s beloved Snow Mantra Parka, these boots—which can handle temperatures below -22°F (or -30°C)—place functionality first and foremost.

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Play Two Padel Racket

$2200

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For those interested in taking up the emerging global sport padel (a hybrid of tennis and squash), TWOTWO’s minimalist Play Two padel racket—developed by Swedish product designer Fredrik Magnusson—has a shape and construction that work to increase power and control. A signature heart-shaped design cuts vibration to lessen arm fatigue, a seven-degree curve optimizes smooth moves, non-aerodynamic edges improve swing and a 100% carbon frame supports power hitting. Available in jade green, dusty pink and sand grey, the Play Two is a meticulously efficient racket born from thorough research and experimentation. Price is in Swedish krona.

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Crafter Trouser Pro

$139

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From two-year-old Swedish company Garphyttan, the Crafter Trouser Pro are durable, practical work pants made from a water-repellent and flexible fabric blend of cotton, polyester and elastane. With plenty of pockets for tools and sleeves for inserting (and holding in place) knee-pads, these pants are perfect for gardening, household chores and camping. They’re available in five colors, but our pick is the green.

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Alt_Road Haelo Packable Jacket

$320

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Melbourne, Australia-based cycling brand MAAP has tapped NYC’s The Arrivals for a capsule collection of elevated bike gear. Stylish enough to be worn as everyday apparel, the Alt_Road Haelo Packable Jacket (available in men’s and women’s sizing) promises a lightweight, flexible fit. The outer is constructed from a water-repellant 100% polyamide, while the lining is a shiny ripstop 100% recycled polyester. The three-piece, adjustable hood features a shaped hood bill to effectively shield from rain. There’s also a two-way front zipper and a zip at the underarm for breathability. Additionally, it’s easy to carry when not worn, thanks to an adjustable shoulder strap.

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Orange Wet Summer Towel

$80

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Created by Hijiri Endo, Théodore Famery and Agoston Palinko, Carne Bollente is an independent apparel and home textile brand that celebrates sex positivity, the body and kink. From their maximalist, provocative line comes the Orange Wet Summer Towel, a French terry accessory decked with an orange, a sun and nude graphic. Measuring 52 by 26 inches, this bold, lush and titillating towel easily captures the liberating satisfaction of the erotic.

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PAC-MAN Stainless Mug

$57

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Zojirushi teamed up with PAC-MAN to create a limited edition stainless steel mug that pays homage to the classic game. Available in either black or silver, the mug features an array of utilitarian elements: an electro-polished SlickSteel interior to repel corrosion and stains, a flip-open lid with a safety lock to prevent spills, as well as double wall insulation to ensure hot or cold drinks maintain their temperature. Holding up to 16 ounces of liquid, this portable mug is as functional as it is nostalgic.

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Ribbed Colorblock Balaclava

$75

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Made from soft acrylic, Verloop’s ribbed balaclava is a contemporary, colorful take on a classic winter accessory. The featured colors range from fuchsia paired with green to purple with orange, pale blue with mustard and many more. Playful and cheerful, these knitted pieces include an adjustable face opening, providing the option to wear it as full head coverage or as a neck-warmer.

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The MegaWarm Jacket (available in men’s and women’s sizing) is the warmest coat in the world, with a CLO (a measure for thermal insulation that an article of clothing provides) of 9.25—the highest rating of any jacket. With LifeLabs’ innovative WarmLife proprietary technology, this garment not only reflects 100% of a wearer’s body heat back to them, but it’s also fully weatherproof, light and breathable thanks to its ethically sourced goose down and 100% recycled polyester. Combining science and design, MegaWarm does the most to prevent chill while using a smaller amount of energy and materials. It’s truly the warmest jacket we’ve ever tested, though that comes with the reasonable compromise that it’s pretty bulky.

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