Written by pro skater Karl Watson and illustrated by Henry Jones, the aptly titled My First Skateboard was written to inspire kids to get active—on skateboards and within the skating community. The positive tale follows Jonas through his journey: from his desire for a skateboard to shredding the San Francisco streets, and then meeting people from all over the world through the sport. Explicitly saying that skating is for everybody, the book carries an undeniable air of encouragement for little ones.
An 8.5-inch board dedicated to one of their team members, Canadian skateboarder Dustin Henry, the “Feline Vision” deck from NYC-based Alltimers features a dozen cats staring out with their eyeballs flared in a camera flash. The top is a purple woodgrain and sports the familiar Alltimers martini glass logo. Alltimers boards are of solid enough construction for skating on the street, parks or pools.
In honor of the late Floyd Patterson, “The Gentleman of Boxing,” Saturdays collaborated with Everlast on all-white leather boxing gloves. They’re elegantly adorned with complex crown motifs and sleek black and gold accents. Whether you dare to wear them for a bout or boxing workout, or stow them away as art pieces, these satisfy both athletic and artistic audiences.
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.
The highly anticipated capsule collection by Snow Peak + Tokyo Design Studio New Balance includes just five products, each of which serves a very practical function. Our pick, the Tokyo Design Studio R_C4, is a sneaker-boot hybrid that features plenty of outdoor tech, while maintaining a slender appearance. With a ripstop Cordura upper, waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, and a lugged sole, these shoes are buckled together with a magnetic Fidlock closure. Suffice it to say, they are comfortable and will keep your feet dry and cozy in extreme weather—on a damp hike or in the city sludge.
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.
Made in the USA, KILLSPENCER’s ultra-luxe tennis bag has room for a racket and—in the detachable pouch—three cans of balls. The exterior is made from a soft, quilted full-grain leather, while the interior is foam-lined to protect your racket. The straps are also padded to ensure comfort while commuting. The quilted leather is akin to a luxury handbag, and the overall look is opulently high-end.
Made with 750mg broad spectrum hemp CBD and essential oils, Prima’s R + R Cream offers sore muscles some relief. With menthol, peppermint and tea tree providing tingling and cooling sensations, rosemary acts as an anti-inflammatory and other ingredients promote relaxation, and blood flow. The pleasantly scented lotion is made in California and tested in a third-party ISO/IEC-accredited and ORELAP-certified facility—meaning you’re guaranteed a high-quality product, from potency to purity..
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.
Support a fictional Philadelphia women’s basketball team with this limited edition T-shirt by Ubiq and YOWIE. Available in small to XL, the No Balls Ballers Club tops are available in black or white and offers a classic boxy shape.
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.
Printed on recycled paper from French Paper Co, NYC-based Poem Press’ “Court Notecards” feature a grainy, sky-blue basketball court on one side and blank space for notes on the other. Measuring out to be 3.25” by 5.25”, there’s ample room for messages and doodles—or plays on the court.
With a functional and attractive diagonal mixte-frame, the M7 from Public Bikes blends the classic French-style step-through with a sporty upright shape. Handmade from lightweight steel, this bicycle features a Shimano Mega range derailleur gear system, puncture-resistant tires and front and rear rack mounts—for bags, baskets or cargo racks. Available in two colors and two sizes, this bike is ideal for daily commuting and weekend wanders.
Measuring just under three meters long, Map of Days and Shinola’s leather-wrapped chain bike lock is stylish and protective. The Horween Essex leather shields the heavy-duty chain within, and protects a bike’s paint job in the process. Further, the hefty, almost industrial-sized padlock is an upgrade for both safety and aesthetic purposes.
Intended for use when hiking or camping, VSSL’s portable first aid kit actually applies to all kinds of sports and adventures. The same size as a traditional flashlight (just over nine inches), the kit contains a light, compass, tape, bandages of varying sizes, sterile strips, antiseptic towelettes, a hemostatic agent, burn cream, aspirin, Advil, gloves and more. All these essentials are inside a military-grade aluminum tube that’s also waterproof.