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.
From Season Three (founded by Jared Ray Johnson and Adam Klein), The Ansel draws inspiration from classic European hiking boots with plenty of contemporary features and twists. Available in traditional men’s and women’s sizes and intended for all genders, they’re sophisticated and rugged thanks to their 100% waterproof nubuck leather upper, Vibram outsole and metal hardware. Inside, a merino wool lining and OrthoLite insoles keep your feet cool and comfortable. They come in six color ways, and our pick is the navy—an elegant option.
Patagonia’s R4 wetsuit (available for all genders) is constructed from Fair Trade Certified Yulex natural rubber and synthetic rubber, a first-ever for the category. The formfitting garment protects against exposure to cold water—specifically, 38 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit—and increases circulation through compression. The suit now boasts increased stretchability, with recycled liners employed throughout to improve flexibility. The new front zipper and a redesigned hood also make getting in and out easier and faster. Available in size four through 12 in traditional women’s sizes and small to XL in men’s.
Fit for commuting or cruising, Levy’s baseline Electric Scooter features a first-ever for the consumer e-scooter market: within the stem (the pole that attaches the handlebars to the frame) there is a swappable battery system. This allows riders to change the internal battery (which should last 10 miles on a single charge) when it dies, lengthening rides and saving owners from the hassle of lugging the scooter home. (The scooter isn’t terribly heavy, though—just 27 pounds.) Further, the scooter is available with either 8.5-inch tubeless or solid tires—the latter eliminates the possibility of a flat while out on a ride.
Nike’s new ACG Mt Fuji collection features plenty of wind- and water-resistant garments and accessories inspired by the Japanese mountain’s terrain. A lava-like camouflage print covers these durable overall shorts and a woven, retro Nike ACG patch adds a pop of color. This piece is meant to match the rest of the collection, which includes a poncho, sneakers, sandals and a vest. The full collection is available today at Nike’s online store. Price is in Euros.
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.