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 to fit two people, this inflatable tent is crafted from stiff, weather-resistant polyester. There’s also plenty of room for gear and cooking equipment—and a functional flow-through design means there are two entrances and two vestibules. This also helps with air circulation, furthered by two closable ventilation points. Weighing just over five pounds, it’s also easy to carry and set up. (Note that an air pump isn’t included in the kit.)
Artist Cindy Sherman’s motto “I’d rather be swimming,” takes on new meaning with her new collaborative pool float. This special metallic gold version of the inflatable iPhone-shaped design by Third Drawer Down was produced exclusively for MoMA Design Store. It features one of Sherman’s modified selfies, blown to epic proportion. It’s clever, playful and functional… if you’re interested in putting your art to use. Further, the overall project was done in partnership with + POOL, a non-profit building a river-water filtering floating swimming pool in NYC.
Translated from Japanese, Sashiko stitching means “little stabs” or “little pierces.” This is the technique with which Prospective Flow’s Suna Hat has been crafted. Made from 100% cotton, this tulip style accessory is durable and packable—perfect for getaways. Available in three colorways—faded black, olive or natural—this off-white is our pick.
Available in five different sizes, this indoor/outdoor rug can be a picnic blanket, living room tapestry, poolside rug and more. Crafted from 100% PET—a fiber made from recycled plastic soda bottles—it’s environmentally friendly and top quality. Soft and wool-like to the touch, it can be vacuumed, shaken or even hosed so cleaning is easy.
With warmer weather, mosquitoes and other insects begin their annual annoyance, but Apothecanna’s natural spray tackles it two-fold, it both repels bugs and relieves the itching associated with bites. Made with citronella (which is a repellent and antiseptic), eucalyptus, tea tree and peppermint oils, the potion also smells lovely (citrusy and woodsy), unlike most insect repellents on the market. Best yet, it can be sprayed all over—from face to feet—and it won’t stain clothes.
Complete with modular accessories that instantly lock into place thanks to nifty magnetic hardware, Black Ember’s CITADEL modular backpack can be customized to suit all your adventures. There are pouches, a range of straps, and a contoured back panel that sits carefully on the back to maintain comfort, no matter how much is jammed inside. Plus, its proprietary laser-cut and bonded construction means that everything remains bone dry, even after a downpour.
Crafted to be worn across the body or around the waist, Topo Designs + FRONTEER’s new Quick Pack is made for summertime adventure. Complete with top carry-handles, this versatile bag can go from the great outdoors to the office. With a main zippered compartment and an outer pocket, it can carry up to six liters. Plus, for those biking around town, there’s a light attachment loop. And the super-durable materials keep everything safe inside.
A cute take on a Vans classic, the new patchwork Sk8-Hi sneakers are perfect for spring with contrasting navy suede, denim and canvas. The textured sneakers feature a supportive, padded ankle and vulcanized outsole, so they’re durable and comfortable for all adventures.
Soma, Parley and Starbucks have teamed up for an environmentally friendly and ultimately pragmatic product: a reusable BPA-free glass vessel and an accompanying sleeve made from recycled ocean plastic. Available at various Starbucks locations, the limited edition item is shatter-resistant and holds up to 17 liquid ounces. With a bamboo cap (made from renewable resources) and the special pale blue Soma/Parley sleeve, it’s clean, minimal and useful.
Every pack of Dripkit pour-over coffee contains 14 grams of La Basa coffee, a small-batch and single origin medium roast ground bean from Guatemala. And each pack makes one single cup of coffee in an innovative new way, as the pack itself transforms into a notched strainer that rests on top of any mug. It’s the most convenient way to enjoy pour-overs without making too much (or too little). No quality was sacrificed here and the ground, roasted beans lead to a superb brew. Also available for subscription, a 10-pack is $30.
Made from 100% nylon cordura (with a reinforced bottom and sides), NOAH’s durable new waist bag includes plenty of practical features. Ideal for city commuters, the bag is water-resistant with a zip-closure to secure belongings. There’s also a folding wallet section at the front, which is fastened with a velcro panel. Available in black, navy or peach.
Dishwasher-safe, reusable and FDA-certified, Lunchskins sandwich bags are kinder to the environment and your conscious. Made from a quick-drying, lightweight fabric, they are sealed with a velcro closure and come in several patterns and colorways. Of course, most importantly, just one of these bags will replace some 500 plastic bags in its lifetime.
With 7×, 8× and 10× magnification, Leica’s Ultravid 10×42 HD Plus Binoculars offer crisp viewing in many extreme conditions. They feature an increase in contrast performance in all viewing situations, particularly in unfavorable light. Shock-absorbent armoring lends much needed durability. But it’s the specially formulated SCHOTT prisms married with Leica lenses that make these binoculars the most impressive we’ve tested.