Made in the very same factory that manufactures caps for major league Japanese baseball teams, Poten’s caps are crafted from unexpected fabrics—like this lush velvet iteration. A soft, treated cowhide sweatband complements the 100% rayon velvet body, which comes in three sizes and elevates the entire concept of a baseball cap.
This flame-charred bat, further hand-painted in gold and black, is intended to be more art than what’s typically used at-bat. Still, the solid maple bat is fully functional. Hand-crafted in Nashville, it was made specifically for All Star Week in Washington, DC. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to Major League Baseball’s RBI program.
With yellow Nightlynx lenses and a lightweight steel frame, these Vuarnet glasses allow for sharper vision in low light conditions. Whether it be at night, or in fog, rain and other inclement conditions, the Swing Nightlynx affords wearers the clearest view as both contrast and perception of distance are improved.
Made for kids, Gentemstick’s Snowripper 146 board is based on the adult-sized Flying Carpet, but offers plenty of float for learners. The brand approaches snowboarding product design from a philosophical, lifestyle angle, and that’s evident here in its progressive Flat Camber system. Price is in Japanese yen.
In the brand’s 2018 signature prints, this pattern for the S2-R Tiger Camo Jersey from Search and Slate was hand-painted in NYC before being digitally rendered and transferred to the stretchy, textured synthetic fabric. With a locking zipper, there’s also a silicone waist-gripper to keep the jersey in place and five pockets for storing small, light possessions.
Designed to sit in the auricle—which is outside the head—these earplugs are a safer and healthier option than many others that venture too close to the ear canal. Subtle and effective, this affordable accessory will help to prevent Surfer’s Ear (aka exostosis) in swimmers, divers and surfers alike.
For all outdoor and underwater adventures, GoPro’s Hero7 HD camera is waterproof and built for steady footage—no matter the conditions. Controlled either by voice-recognition or touchscreen, this device can also take 15 photos per second, record crisp sound and more. Plus, with the app, you can automatically send footage and photos to your phone in a matter of moments.
Designed to attach snugly under your bike seat, this saddle bag by Rapha is cleverly designed—by people who cycle themselves. The bag features thoughtful details like PU-coating, welded seams, Aquaguard zips (for weather-proofing) and a foam-lining (to prevent objects from rattling). Available in black and pink or black on black, it also features a velcro strap for easy on/off.
Franchise, the basketball-meets-art-and-design magazine, unveils its fifth issue today. With cover art from Paul Pfeiffer (the celebrated visual artist behind “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse“) and plenty of other work by various photographers, illustrators, visual artists and writers, this issue cements Franchise as one of the most dynamic basketball publications available. Franchise explores world of basketball—expressive, diverse and nuanced—that’s shaped by its players and fans, but also its impact beyond the game.
For those dedicated riders hitting the streets, tracks or trails in the dead of winter, Rapha’s Pro Team Shadow Hat—an ear-covering, eye-protecting and water- and wind-deterring base layer—is an essential. The hat is still low profile for wear under a helmet, but it’s substantial enough to battle the toughest of weather. A smoke-colored acrylic lens acts as a veil against debris and water, but won’t obstruct your vision. Price in pounds.
Founded in the ’70s, Boast was America’s answer to traditional European tennis brands—and its Japanese maple leaf logo would appear on the chests of many famed athletes. With a design overhaul and fresh new range, Boast is back on the scene (and in-person, with a limited pop-up in Kith’s NYC flagship) with items like the 7″ Ivy Green Court Short. Comfortable and sporting plenty of technical details, the shorts demonstrate the brand’s focus on style, quality and year-round athletic use.
Chinatown Market—as part of their official collaboration with the Smiley brand—has released a bright yellow, grinning basketball. Built for the rigors of actual use, the ball has the structural integrity, dimensions, tack and wide recognition channels of a regulation ball. Indoor courts are recommended for use though—primarily because the scuffs from outdoor courts will show up more on the yellow exterior.
Made from black metal, leather and natural maple, KILLSPENCER’s sophisticated mini basketball kit lets you unobtrusively toss an equally mini rubber basketball across the room and (hopefully) into the net. This piece, from the LA-based luxury brand, is made in the USA and weighs approximately 35 pounds.
Carver Surf Rack’s small block rack holds your surfboard to the side of your bicycle, without getting in the way of your pedals. It utilizes an unbreakable clamping system, machined in Loveland, Colorado. For those who bike to the beach, all the rack needs is human balance, a board and some enthusiasm.
Made with Oakley’s latest Prizm lens, the Line Miner XM Harmony Fade goggles enhance cyan and red to help best distinguish snow contrast in a stark landscape of white. The goggle shape has classic stylings, but features excellent peripheral vision with a cylindrical design that keeps the shield close to your face. The Harmony Fade collection is currently being seen on the US ski and snowboard team for the 2018 Winter Olympics and is also available in sunglasses and other goggle shapes.
Created with April of 2019 in mind (when NYC’s L Train is set to shut down), Brilliant Bicycle Co’s L Train Bicycle is a sturdy and sleek daily commuter. Bumps are smoothly absorbed and at high speeds it handles confidently. Perhaps most importantly to many NYC inhabitants, it’s light—at a walkup-friendly 27 pounds. Along with an internal gearing system, the bike is powered by an ultra-durable and grease-free carbon Gates belt drive. Available in Subway Grey or Hudson Blue.