Even during the most intense summer showers, the L6 > Waterproof Outer has kept us perfectly dry, thanks to its tech-forward composition: 100% Japanese recycled polyester with a non-fluorinated, water-repellant finish. With a hydrostatic head of 20,000mm, this jacket will keep wearers dry in heavy rain and wet snow. Complete with bonded and seam-taped YKK Aquaguard® zips and plenty of pocket space, this durable garment (available in small to XL) provides protection in all kinds of weather. Price is in Pounds.
Available with black or red straps, L*Space’s Cameron Cooler Bag appears from the outside like a woven straw tote, but the interior is insulated, complete with a removable interior liner. The bag features a wide top opening and a flat bottom, both useful when stacking and carting drinks and snacks that could spill or leak. Additionally, the liner can be easily wiped clean.
For those who are ready to commit to a lot of beach time, Business & Pleasure makes sophisticated umbrellas that provide shelter from the sun in retro style. There are 12+ styles of their large Premium Beach Umbrella to choose from; our choice being the ’70s Santorini colorway, which features blue, green and cream panels. The pole (crafted from laminated reclaimed timber) is seven feet tall, while the UV- and water-resistant canopy—complete with tassels—is six feet in diameter. It comes with a carry bag and weighs nine pounds total.
Topo Designs is renowned for their utilitarian but colorful approach to gear, and the playful, practical Subalpine Hip Pack fits within their range perfectly. With adjustable straps, it can be worn around the waist or crossbody style, and its RidgeBack rear panel provides airflow between the bag and your body. Several interior pockets help separate and protect your belongings and various zips and bungee cords keep them extra secure. It’s available in purple, blue or black.
Wacky Wacko (aka artist/musician Seth Bogart and artist/designer Peggy Noland) has just released a new range of towels, covered in their signature kitsch-meets-punk designs. Our favorite of the four is the GRRRLS towel, which pays homage to NYC girl group The Chiffons, Swiss punk band Kleenex, English experimental rock outfit The Raincoats, and more. Measuring 34 by 66 inches, the towel is made from 96% cotton and is covered in artwork by Bogart.
Layered with thoughtfulness, this collaboration launches on what would have been Jake Burton’s 67th birthday in an edition of 1,977 units to commemorate the year he debuted his brand and birthed an industry. The set features a stainless steel Shinola Duck watch, a replica Burton Backhill Board (The BB1) and a 288-page coffee table book documenting Burton’s life journey. Also included is a leather cooler bag and accessory pouch with additional memorials.
From Luminox’s longterm partnership with renowned adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls, the rugged Survival AIR Series 3762 GMT Watch encompasses all the tools necessary to track time while trekking the globe. It features a 24 timezone, bi-directional rotating GMT bezel composed of the brand’s proprietary CARBONOX material. Further, it offers 200 meters of water-resistance, a sustained glow to its numerals and indices, and comes set on a thick and durable Milanese mesh bracelet, making the 45mm stainless steel watch an ideal companion for anyone venturing across various outdoor conditions. At its heart, the Swiss-made timepiece features a reliable Ronda 515 HF 6 Quartz movement. This collaboration also includes watches tailored to other extreme conditions as well.
An extension of the Parks Project’s “Leave It Better Than You Found It” campaign, this DIY Park Pick Up Kit comes with all of the tools necessary to clean your local public land. Featuring two recycled bags, gloves and a paper insert with information from the National Park Service (NPS), this ensemble encourages positive action, no matter whether you’re tidying a beach, a park or your own backyard. Best of all, each purchase supports the National Parks Conservation Association’s efforts to engage new park advocates.
Jacques’ Movement compression shorts (available in black, navy or bone) comprise a shell and liner, providing plenty of coverage and support. The four-way stretch fabric proves flexible, and also boasts odor- and temperature-control technology, UV protection, as well as moisture-wicking. Plus, the sophisticated-yet-durable gridded nylon fabric retains its shape even when stretched.
Africa boasts nearly 20,000 miles of surfable coastline, and surf company Mami Wata celebrates the vastness of the continent’s surfing history as well as the rising interest amongst younger generations. Their debut book’s 300 pages contain contributions from Africa’s top surfers, photographers and cultural commentators in the form of 50 essays and 200 photos. Altogether, it’s a colorful and cheerful celebration of the culture, both on and off the water. Proceeds will be donated to two organizations: Waves For Change and Surfers Not Street Children. Price is in GBP.
Across their nine locations around North America, Skip Barber Racing School offers several programs (one-day, three-day and more) that equip those who are interested with race-car driving skills. Though hobbiests will thrive, many alumni have gone on to race in (and win) Nascar events, and Formula 1. Through their partnership with ROUSH there’s even an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 760HP Stage 3 Mustang. Programs start at $795 but a gift amount of any valuable helps to make the experience accessible.
A collaborative design by C LAB and Champion Japan, the Reverse Weave StormShell Zip Front Hoodie provides the brand’s signature look and comfort, but with a tech-forward approach to weather-protection. The outer layer repels rain (or even snow), while the second layer offers protection against the wind. The three-panel hood and scuba collar create even more of a shield against the elements. Inside, Champion’s iconic fleece keeps you cozy and comfortable. With various types of pockets, all your belongings remain safe and dry too.
A simple, patented arm-strengthening system from p.volve, the P.Band utilizes two linked “gloves” for resistance training. This easy-to-use and effective upper body workout aims to sculpt through repetitions. P.Band, composed of latex tubing and woven polyester, neoprene and cotton mitts, is also lightweight and compact, allowing it to travel with ease.
Moonlight Roller’s retro-inflected, green Emerald City roller skates feature a little moon-shaped cut-out at the ankle—the brand’s hallmark. With a 100% suede upper, tongue stabilizer and 58mm 82A urethane wheels, they’re made for indoor or outdoor skating. Each pair comes with 82-inch laces, a cushioned insole and padded lining for comfort. These classic skates are for all genders, but the sizing is in traditional men’s—so keep that in mind when selecting.
A collaboration between independent Astoria-based skate brand Belief and Champion, this 12-ounce heavyweight reverse-weave sweater proves itself a heavier, warmer option than many. With ribbed side panels, the garment (available in black or light gray) provides extra movement and flexibility. The design features Lady Liberty’s torch, but really reps Queens—the borough where Belief was born.
Available in two styles—high-step, diamond-shaped frame or lower, step-through style—the Charge CITY e-bike makes long rides a breeze with pedal-assist and a thumb throttle. This complex machine proves simple to use, with a subtle handlebar display featuring the five-level pedal-assist controls, as well as a speedometer, distance traveled and battery life. Just below is the thumb throttle, which offers a powerful boost when struggling up steep hills. With a top speed of 20mph, and 50 miles of range, the bike boasts tremendous capacity for long rides or daily commutes. Shipped in fully recyclable packaging that’s almost entirely plastic-free, the Charge CITY comes in two colors.