Aether’s high-top Dalton sneakers feature an upper crafted from supple Italian leather and a Japanese leather lining. For comfort and support, D30—a shock-absorbing material typically used in motorcycling gear—is embedded at the ankles and under the insole. Made in Portugal, these shoes pair timelessness with innovation, making them ideal for everyday wear. Available in Onyx, Nordic Navy and Duffle Green, they come with a lifetime guarantee from the LA-based brand.
LA-based Slowdown Studio has collaborated with Mylle and London-based artist Anna Beam for this playful but sophisticated take on the humble inflatable pool. Made from super-durable heavyweight vinyl, each pool features a valve for easy inflation (and deflation) and is big enough for adults at 15 inches tall, and 65 inches diameter. Between pool’s shape and quality of the materials, and Beam’s delightful pattern design, this is an elevated inflatable pool just in time for summer 2020.
With an emphasis on agility, Gogoro’s Eeyo 1s electric bicycle is a sleek and slim open-frame bike with a smart-pedal-assist system that amplifies the rider’s torque at a natural pace. Rather than relying on a bulky battery-bearing frame, the power hubs are compact and tucked into the hull. The pedal-assisted top speed is 19mph and guarantees a range of 40 miles when fully charged. Plus, at just 26.4 pounds (courtesy of the weight-shedding, Kevlar-lined carbon fiber frame), the Eeyo 1s weighs roughly half as much as most e-bikes, making it a breeze to ride and to carry up and down from your apartment.
Designed by the team at Japanese cycle shop CCP, the clever SS-VB02 Filter Top combines a sweat-absorbent, rain-resistant shirt with a built-in face mask. The “the stand collar,” which doubles as a mask, is fully adjustable thanks to a drawcord inside and protects from pollen, cold air and germs. Also, with a zipped slit pocket in the center of the chest, this garment proves itself to be super-functional and sleek. Available in navy or black, and three sizes.
In addition to producing vintage-inspired bike helmets, Thousand commits to supporting environmental and educational projects every year. Their new Climate Collection features Terra Cotta, Coastal Blue, and Arctic Grey colorways with vegan leather straps. Each lightweight helmet has a premium matte rubberized finish and moto trim and is CPSC and EN 1078 safety certified. These helmets also feature a super-practical magnetic fastener that can be manipulated easily with one hand. Until 17 May, Thousand will donate $10 from the sale of each of these limited edition helmets to 1% For the Planet.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Chrome Industries has released a collection of limited-edition colorways for their iconic Citizen Medal Messenger bag: Old School, Glitter, Checkered Flag, and Neon Splatter. Referencing styles passed and biking motifs of yesteryear, these playful, high-performing bags celebrate the technically-inclined and design-savvy brand. Our personal favorite, Gold Glitter, adds a pop of color to an otherwise all-black bag designed to carry a laptop, sneakers, bike lock, water bottle, and more over one shoulder.
Made from bamboo, bio-based packaging, and a water-based cleaning solution, DFNS compostable sneaker wipes can buff off stains, spills, scuffs and dust from leather and vinyl sneakers. With just a few wipes, troublesome spots disappear and leave sneakers clean and even disinfected—as bamboo has natural antibacterial properties. Plus, the Amsterdam-based company employs factories powered by wind to produce each package. Available in packs of 30.
Made to celebrate MAAP’s ride with Semi-Racer in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia), the Bunya Brisbane Bramble Cap is part of the brand’s Field ride series—wherein familiar local routes are reimagined. Made in Italy from cotton and featuring a special antibacterial sweatband, the cap is one size fits all, but a scrunched elastic band affords plenty of stretch. Its bright blue, red and pink hues will keep a wearer visible on the roads.
Designed to keep you warm during rides in the coldest months, Pas Normal Studios’ one-size-fits-all neck tube proves heavy enough to combat wind, but is still comfy and flexible. Its Polartec® Power Wool composition means it’s fast-drying and breathable—so sweat won’t get trapped inside. While hand-washing is advised, this accessory shouldn’t retain odor, thanks to merino wool’s antimicrobial traits. Price is in DKK.
Intended only for cold water, LARQ’s Bottle Movement eliminates 99.9999% of contaminants, courtesy of its built-in UV-C LED technology. Available in two sizes (24- and 32-ounce), the smart bottle self-cleans every two hours, but can also be manually prompted with the touch of a button. Made from a lightweight stainless steel, the bottle is ideal for the gym and outdoor adventures.
Made in Colorado from 1000D Cordura® and 400D nylon, this Topo Designs bike bag is made to be strapped to your handlebars, but doubles as a mini tote. Weatherproof all the way down to its waterproof zipper, the nifty triangle-shaped bag will hold bike tools, as well as a couple small items. With a secret interior pocket and daisy-chain webbing on the outside (making attaching a light easy), it even has a padded base to keep your possessions safer.
Produced and assembled in Italy, Yniq goggles for skiing and snowboarding blend a luxury aesthetic with functional components seamlessly. Protecting against harmful UV rays, the goggles offer an extreme peripheral field of vision and an anti-fog coating—so you’ll see more no matter the mountain conditions. Anti-scratch, the lenses come in several different tints but we can’t go past this intense orange iteration. Price is in Euros.
Topo Designs and New Balance’s just-released collaboration collection is made up of sneakers, a backpack and a crossbody bag. The Rover Pack features a flap closure, two exterior zippered pockets (plus two on the sides), and contrasting shoulder and tightening straps—in desert brown and bright red, respectively. Inside there’s a large main compartment and a laptop sleeve. While Topo’s signature retro-styled tag remains, there’s also space for New Balance’s logo. Though it’s not a technical backpack, there’s no shortage of details at play—from the suede panels to clever use of space.
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.
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.
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.