Made from 100% long-fiber merino wool, åäö Sweden’s “The Beanie” is an ultra-warm winter hat that’s bendable, stretchy and luxurious. Outfitted with the brand’s signature square and yellow lines (which emulate hand-stitching), the logo is another example of their eye for detail and their dedication to creating the highest quality product.
Available in three sizes, dubbed Maker (10 oz), Mover (18 oz) and Founder (32 oz), the Purist bottle another well-designed water vessel. But this one features a glass interior that guarantees a clean flavor no matter what’s inside—use it as a growler one night and a water bottle the next morning, with no lingering flavor of beer or kombucha. Plus, the double-wall vacuum insulated interior can also keep liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. Of course, the lid is 100% leakproof.
A collaboration between Vanish and Rumpl, this blanket is composed of soft Sherpa fleece on one side and the outdoor brand’s 30D ripstop fabric on the other. Adorned with an arctic camo print by artist Ben Hucke, this blanket measures out to 50 by 70 inches and weights two pounds when rolled up. The puffy fleece material is ultra-soft, and unlike most of Rumpl’s products, it’s best used indoors.
Released as a collaboration between Smith Optics, The North Face and dually sponsored rider Austin Smith, the I/O MAG snow goggles are a tough and incredibly professional form of eye protection for the slopes. With dual locking attachments, fog-free technology and Smith’s widest frame of view, they really perform. Thanks to the all-black lens and yellow strap, they look the part too.
Le Montréal Français is inspired by the classic French porteur, but with contemporary features including eight-speed gearing, a Shimano chain and a Brooks leather saddle. Versatile, sturdy and ideal for city commutes, this bike combines function with timeless design. Price is in CAD.
This reversible bomber from Lululemon is an adaptable layer that adjusts for each season. Quilted on one side and made with their unique Warpstreme fabric on the other, the jacket is light and comfortable but insulating and warm at the same time. It’s available in three colors—this one is Palm-Deco—and features three secure zippered pockets.
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.