Brancale’s Leather Cycling Gloves

The Italian heritage brand gets an American relaunch with the same insistence on old world quality

In the neon heyday of the ’80s, Italian cycling brand Brancale was something of a fixture in the peloton at the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Known for their shoes, helmets and day-glow shades, the brand disappeared somewhat mysteriously in the mid ’90s. Recently though, the brand was reborn (albeit this time in the US) with a focus on quality European craftsmanship and …

Finisterre Cold Water Surf Knife

Easy blade access even in chilly conditions

Designed for those hitting frigid waves around the world, Cornwall-based cold water surf brand Finisterre appeals to the function-minded surfer. Their latest offering is the world’s first knife designed specifically for surfers in cold climates. To build the knife, Finisterre tapped Joseph Rodgers and Sons in Sheffield, England, who have over 300 years experience crafting some of the UK’s finest blades. A necessity in any …

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Cold water surf garb from the chilly shores of England

From its storied inception on pristine Hawaiian shores to its entrance into mainstream culture in the ’50s and ’60s through films like “The Endless Summer” and “Gigdet,” surfing has always been associated with sunny, carefree beach life. Even today, the bulk of the surf industry is focused on selling the warm weather lifestyle and products to go with it—leaving cold weather surfers, well, out in …