When you get an opportunity to carry less stuff in your daypack, you should take it. The Memories Cable ($120) features 64 gigabytes of storage, a USB 2.0 connector and a lightning connector for your iPad or iPhone. The Memories Cable allows you to transfer all of your files in both directions just like a regular USB. But it also enables you to free up space on your iPhone or iPad by backing up your files directly to the cable. Imagine filling up your phone on holiday, and now instead of having to delete great shots, you can just back everything up to your charging cable. A perfect solution for those looking to rid their packs of extra gear.
Lets get real, guys don't wear CROCS. But CROSSKIX ($40) is trying to do what CROCS couldn't and get you to throw on a pair of stylish foam composite shoes. Some of their best features are; style, you can run in them, you can wear them for crosstraining, and they don't fit like a clog, but like your standard sneaker. They CROSSKIX also let you insert a standard insole for additional arch support. And just like CROCS you can wear these shoes in water conditions. They have specially placed Air & Water Drain holes that allow air to circulate through the rear of the shoe. You can pick yours up for almost 50% off retail.
If you take your winter sports seriously, then you need a serious jacket. The Vollebak Condition Black Jacket ($1118) is battle armor for snow sports. It's made to help you push the limits in the mountains, whether your backcountry snowboarding or downhill mountain biking. Condition Black is made from 19 panels ofCondition Black is made from 19 panels of ceraspace. This fabric is formed from 3D ceramic particles set in a flexible skin. The only material harder than ceraspace is diamonds. It can withstand repeated high-speed falls up to 75mph. Each of the panels are situated at predicted impact points to limit chances of rips exposing you to the elements.In addition to ceraspace, Condition Black has a softshell with a NanoSphere coating. It combines a tough nylon face with thick fleece on the inside. The nano finish gives the softshell a textile surface like a microscopic mountain range. Water just runs off of it and dirt doesn't stick. These features are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out Vollebak's website for additional details.
Yeah, I know the red chain is really cool. Martone Cycling Co. is a design driven company who create City Bikes ($899) that make a bold statement. Each bike is offered in two sizes and five different colors; black, white, red, gold & silver. What makes this bike unique (besides the red chain) is that it's powered by SRAM's Duomatic hub that changes gears based on the speed of the bike. No shifting required. Bike also includes 26" wheels, an aluminum alloy frame, and a cool handle basket for carrying all your stuff.
The Edge House by Mobius Architecture ($TBA) was their attempt to design a contemporary house for a mountainous rural environment. The effort was made all the more difficult by local regulations that require home to follow traditional forms.The Edge was built on a sloping lot that cuts through about 8-meters of lime rock. The rock edge divides the lot into two levels. The lower providing privacy to the occupants and the upper providing amazing views of the surrounding area.At over 9000 square feet this home is huge. The upper level houses the bedrooms, garage and swimming pool while the lower contains the main living areas.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="17751,17750,17749,17748,17747,17742,17741,17740,17739,17738"]
Hard Graft makes great leather goods and their new Slot Machine Wallet by Hard Graft ($170) fits that mold perfectly. We all now carry a wallet, keys and a cell phone. The idea of combining the load of the wallet and phone into one package is an idea that's past due. The Slot Machine is handmade in Italy, with vegetable tanned Italian leather with a 100% Italian wool lining. It holds 6 credit cards, and 2 phones or one phone and additional cards or cash. The wallet is finished off with a snap enclosure to keep all your valuables safe. The Hard Graft wallet comes in two styles, one for the iPhone (5.7 x 3.1 inches) and a slightly larger version for smart phones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy.