Ditch plastic frames for a pair of sunglasses handmade by local artisans in Istanbul. These unique wooden shades, designed by the environmentally-minded, Barcelona-based eyewear shop Mahonki, are supremely crafted from walnut and birdseye maple and feature CE-certified, 100% UVA & UVB protection lenses.
Dargelos’ reflective vest perfectly merges safety and style. Custom-made highly reflective 3M material is hand-netted into a wide fishnet, which makes any biker’s presence known on the road. Best of all, the vest is extremely lightweight and folds up small enough to put in your pocket, so there’s no excuse for invisibility.
A typical bicycle mirror can be quite boring. Luckily, creative bike accessory line, Charly, a name which means bicycle in Japanese, have created a whimsical array of bicycle mirrors that easily affix to your handlebars. Great for children and adults alike, these mirrors add as much joy as they do safety to your ride.
Whether you’re lapping the park or searching out powder stashes off piste, the comfy Vapen from Nike and Poler is a medium flex snowboard boot made for a wealth of riding styles. Design details include an ergonomically notched liner for all day comfort and Poler’s signature furry camo tongue for added style—because you know what they say; look good, ride good.
Haptic Lab’s Sailboat Kites are for dreamers. Blurring the lines of sky and sea, these kites are shaped like classic pirate ships and take flight on windy days, sailing to new levels. Each kite is a handmade, certified fair-trade object and made in collaboration with Balinese artisans from locally sourced bamboo and nylon fabric. No ocean required.
For those who fantasize about getting behind the wheel a 1969 Jaguar convertible, but aren’t quite willing to make the investment, try the Classic Car Club Manhattan. A mecca for classic car enthusiasts, this club is an endless joyride for members, who can access an elite fleet of 40 of the most coveted vehicles of all-time. With membership priced at less than the cost of a monthly Manhattan parking spot, this car club will fulfill any Mustang fanatic or Lambo lover’s wildest dreams.
The Christiania cargo bike was born out of the autonomous and unconventional Copenhagen commune, where hash is legal and cars are not. One or both of these factors perhaps led to Lars Engstrom’s ingenious original cargo bike design, created as a one-off for his wife Annie to transport their two kids. In bike-friendly Copenhagen, there are now 40,000 on the street. These easy-to-ride miracle workers are a necessity for carrying oversized loads: surfboards, groceries and even the most precious cargo of all, small children.
Canadian helmet company Sahn is about riding, not racing. And whether you’re riding waves, streets or slopes, you can look good doing it—even as a rookie. Most importantly, keep protected city ventures with a Sahn helmet, “for those who may or may not define themselves as cyclists, but have a desire to look better while moving in and around the urban landscape.”
Sarah and William Allardice, the print-happy duo at A Fine Matchbox Co., use their vintage windmill press to create an array of intriguing and special matchboxes, which encase their signature sturdy, blue-tipped, extra-long safety matches. Who has room for freebie-branded matchbooks in their life, when each stroke of the flame can lend a small moment to look at something beautiful.
Whether a backcountry powder junkie or terrain park enthusiast, a set of cutting-edge skis is a must for surviving the long cold winter. Ramp uses a revolutionary patent-pending process that allows for endless innovation and greater control of the product. They are 100% committed to “doing the right thing,” for instance, shipping their products in a reusable ski bag instead of a disposable box. So you can save the mountains, as you shred them, all with a smokin’ addition to your ski quiver.
For those who value excursions into nature as much as they do personal hygiene, the Nemo Helio Pressure Shower is the gadget of choice. Engineers blended the ease and packability of a traditional basic gravity shower with a foot-pump, which lends a satisfying pressure usually achieved only with heavier and more high-tech camping showers. An even-pressured shower in the wilderness requires nothing more than an enclosed alcove in the trees and a few stomps of the tootsie.
Jason Markk’s Premium Shoe Cleaner is for both sneaker snobs and wingtip types. The Essential Kit includes four ounces of Markk’s 98.3% natural and completely biodegradable solution which is safe on all colors and materials, and a handcrafted wood block brush.
An axe is undoubtedly a simple yet effective machine. Hung on the wall, these objects of beauty represent an exalted status of the owner. When the moment calls for some wood-splitting, or civilization-building, Best Made Co.’s axe inventory simply cannot be topped. Each axe’s head is drop forged from high carbon American steel by fourth-generation axe makers in North Carolina. Each helve is handmade from the highest quality Appalachian hickory and symbolically hand painted to your liking.
Jawbone’s intuitive UP bracelet tracks motion, sleep and if you let it, dietary intake, reminding you when you need to move around, hit the pillow or eat raw veggies all day to cancel out last night’s turducken feast. We won’t say that this bracelet knows you better than you know yourself, but its constant presence and gentle nudges might be just the encouragement you require to live a more holistic lifestyle.
From creative bike accessory line, Charly—a name which means “bicycle” in Japanese—this classic thumb-flick bell is as decorative as it is useful. Designed to look as if covered in wrapping paper, this elegant ringer is ready to make some noise.
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 like zippered hand-warmer pockets, a seam-sealed construction, tons of high quality insulation (even in the hood) and a waterproof exterior will keep you nice and warm when you’re on the go.