The new Sanne Balaclava from NYC-based The Arrivals is crafted from a super-cozy, responsibly sourced 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, knitted into a thick ribbed pattern. Made in one size for all genders, its face opening measures 22.5 inches and the neck opening is 12 inches—but since the fabric blend makes it supple and soft, there’s some wiggle room. Available in black, matcha or brown, it’s a practical but prepossessing accessory.
Owned and operated by Rockaway, Queens natives and life-long surfers, Mike Reinhardt and Mike Kololyan, the aptly named Locals Surf School offers group lessons for surfers at all skill levels. Classes—which include personalized curriculums as well as equipment—are run by certified instructors who teach all year. Schedule-friendly, these packages do not expire and are offered in a range of five to 25 classes—all of which optimize water time to ensure surfers get well-versed with New York City’s coastline.
Stockholm Surfboard Club operates at the intersection of streetwear and surf culture. Founded by two Acne Studio alums—Manne Haglund Glad and Anton Edberg—the Swedish brand offers a sleek, minimalist bag, available in various sizes. This six-foot-long iteration is available in yellow or beige and make for optimal day-to-day bags. The price is in Euros.
Jon Julio’s Them Skates collaborated with Brain Dead to produce the Blue Brain Dead Them 909 inline skates. The union, in partnership with SSENSE, is part of the trio’s Futuristic Shred Technology, a collection celebrating the community that inline skating culture fosters. The UFS street skating frame (made by Julio and Kyle Sola) is crafted from injection-mold, glass-filled nylon. The Them Liner is fitted with V4 upgrades, like re-positioned heels and increased padding for better security. And, like the skating advancements, the blue and white design pattern is strikingly dynamic.
Philadelphia-based shop YOWIE collaborated with artist Frank Dorrey, who applied his freaky and fun faces to a fantasy basketball skateboard. Dorrey’s work uses PicsArt and iPhone 8s to distort images and play with colors in order to symbolize truth. Bringing his unique technique to YOWIE, Dorrey creates a signature warped portrait, set against a vibrant blue backdrop and surrounded by dribbling basketball players, including Lucifer. This is a limited edition collaboration—so only 10 of these decks exist.
Bright and breathable, MAAP’s Allied Cap is a 100% cotton cycling cap perfect for riding even in the hottest temperatures. The Melbourne, Australia-based brand combines their signature comfort fit, a striking color combination of electric blue, khaki, orange, lilac and neon green, and lightweight Italian fabrics for a functional yet fun addition to any ride. Price is in Australian dollars.
Slightly heavier than traditional hiking poles, this one from Upperstate weighs just under two pounds and boasts an internal mechanism that allows for height adjustment. With 21 settings, the lowest possible is 3’1″ and the tallest is 4’9″ end to end. Made to support everyday mobility, it can be used around the house and outside.
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.
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.
San Diego-based shop Arts-Rec offers an array of skateboarding essentials—from apparel and accessories to decks, wheels and hardware. Further, they stock a bunch of their own branded merchandise. One such item is this Boxing Coach Jacket, which is made from 100% water-resistant nylon taffeta (with a polyester liner), making it useful for strolls, rides in inclement weather and everything in-between. Designed for a relaxed fit, the jacket features two exterior pockets, an interior stash spot and a drawstring hem.
Patagonia is the gold standard for ethical and sustainable outdoors products. Reaching beyond apparel and gear, their Provisions line sets the same standards for packaged foods intended for outdoor adventures. This kit includes snack pouches, meal bars, soup mixes and a variety of proteins that are all mindfully sourced and easily prepared following the included recipes. Delivering 2400 calories of energy per day, per person it’s all the food you need for a weekend adventure.
With a subtle pink stripe across the merino wool cuff, Rapha’s winter gloves are otherwise entirely black. These cozy but durable (and water-resistant) gloves provide insulation on the back of the hand, while the abrasion-resistant suede palm features padding for comfort. Inside, they are fleece-lined for warmth. Rapha also offers free repairs on their products.
With a portion of the proceeds going to the National Parks Conservation Association, each sale of this sweet Smilin’ Sun Grandpa Hat results in a little more protection for America’s 421 recognized National Parks. Made from 100% cotton twill (and secured with a leather and metal buckle system), the five-panel denim cap features a large, fuzzy sun patch. It’s also embroidered with Parks Project on the side. Further, the cap comes in one size and should fit most adults.
Radinn electric jet-boards are like a stand-up paddle-boards without the paddle and the Urban Rebel is one of their most versatile designs. If configured with a standard motor and battery, it can speed up to 25mph and run for 25 minutes. Upgrades can boost those numbers to 35mph and 45 minutes of ride time. Pricing is subject to change depending on your particular configuration.