Porter Spring/Summer 2011

The latest bags from a Japanese cult brand

Renowned for their attention to detail, practical construction and timeless aesthetic, Porter‘s Spring/Summer 2011 collection combines these attributes with exciting new features such as reissued WWII Waldes zippers, goat skin zipper pulls and stonewashed PVC fabrics. Highlights from the 75-year-old cult Japanese brand’s latest collection include the Worker series, which integrates Zimbabwean cotton with Californian sun-form cotton for an “antique brown duck” fabric and the …

Helium Jacket

An ultra-lightweight waterproof jacket protects from summertime downpours with high-tech fabric

With all the rain in NYC lately, I’ve had a chance to properly test the Helium Jacket that Outdoor Research recently sent over. At only 6.8 ounces, the jacket is the ideal weight for toting around in preparation for summertime storms or tossing in a backpack while hiking. The fully waterproof Helium jacket, with 2.5 layers of the Seattle, WA-based company’s 20D Pertex Shield DS …

The Eiskaffe

A Viennese chef shows us how to make a creamy summer coffee treat

Recently, we’ve been taking well-deserved midday breaks from the heat with a Viennese treat that joins two classic summer coolers—ice cream and iced coffee. When we asked Austrian chef Eduard Frauneder (owner of NYC’s Seasonal restaurant) to tell us more about Eiskaffes, he showed us his slightly more petite version of the traditional summer beverage. Straightforward and simple enough for anyone to make, check out …