The Turtle Shell

Outdoor Technology's durable, Bluetooth-enabled speaker that works almost anywhere

After first catching our attention with a pair of low-profile Bluetooth headphones a few months back, Outdoor Technology has us once again fixated on another wireless device. This time around it’s the Turtle Shell, a brazenly designed, Bluetooth-enabled speaker hitting Kickstarter today. Built to handle a range of sophisticated technology, the extremely portable speaker is shock-proof, dust-proof and water-resistant. The real perk, however, on the …

Phantom Protect

Outerwear born from the ocean

Predominately known for their surf gear and board shorts, Hurley—a company founded in 1979 in Costa Mesa—has had a huge hand in defining Southern California’s beach culture. These days it’s Ryan Hurley, son of the brand’s original founder, who acts as the company’s VP of design. In his role, he recently launched Phantom Protect, a line of outerwear inspired by all things water. With firsthand …

The Eiger Field Jacket

The inaugural garment from Mission Workshop's limited-run Advanced Projects Series

Best known for their waterproof cycling rucksacks, San Francisco’s Mission Workshop has taken their material knowledge and redirected it into the Eiger field jacket, a limited-run waterproof parka from their Advanced Projects Series. We were lucky enough to get a hands-on preview of the Eiger, and can attest to its superior quality and neat, trim fit. At first glance the Eiger seems virtually bomb-proof, with …