At Muted we love things that are first designed well, minimal while maintaining function, handmade, and built to last longer than a lifetime. The Packbags by Farmer's Racer ($310) fit those qualifications perfectly. Farmer's Packbags are created by a single person from the cutting to the list stitch. The bags are made of 18oz waxed cotton canvas. A 1.5mm rubber sheet is added to the base, front and back of the bag, while the sides are left unlined to maintain pliability. The buttons on the bag are intelligent and the same ones used on marine tarpaulins. The bag comes with two small leather loops so that it can easily be used on a bike or motorcycle as a saddlebag. Backpack Slings ($26) are available so that it can be used as a backpack. Great design, minimally functional, handmade, and durable are great ways to describe a great bag by Farmer's Racer.
The Lightning 400 By Deus Ex Machina ($TBA) was created with riders in mind. Whether you're in the mood for a little off roading or want to keep to the asphalt, the Lightning will accomodate. This guy started out as a Yamaha SR and features Deus customizations like; a 46mm traditional front suspension in black, FOX rear shock with piggy back, custom CNC formed triple clamps, Discacciati front brake system, Sc-Project full exhaust system, OEM Yamaha Sr500 Alloy wheels, and Continental TC80 tires (19" front and 18" rear). If you want one just like it, get in touch with Deus and I'm sure they'll hook you up.
Taking memories of childhood games, the TOPS Slingshot ($100) is a jovial way to relive simpler times. This specially crafted slingshot celebrates the childish admiration for fun and excitement. It was designed to emulate the handmade slingshots carved by young adventures. It measures just over six inches and weighs just under 7 ounces. It features a handle made from black canvas micarta, and a fork made from 1095 steel. It also comes with a brown leather pouch for hands-free transport. So the next time you're looking for some time away from your screens, grab your TOPS Slingshot, setup some targets in the backyard and relive your childhood.
The Saucony Grid 9000 Hallowed White/Black ($80) will make a perfect addition to your fall wardrobe. The new kicks are based on the old school Saucony 9000s and feature a lightweight synthetic upper, with an interior bootie construction. The front panels are enclosed in an off white, and the rear in all black. The entire kit sits on an oreo style EVA midsole with a visible G.R.I.D system and a triangular lug rubber outsole for optimum traction.
The Nike Free Trainer 5.0 - LSA ($110) was made for your most intense workouts. It is a lightweight shoe, made with hexagonal flex grooves in the outsole to be flexible and for a large range of movements. The rounded heel is made to roll with the ground giving your better feel and control. Additional features include a Dynamic Fit system for a secure fit, breathable mesh upper, and Phylite midsole for lightweight cushioning.
Back in the day we did a review of the original Orbitkey and it was one of our most popular articles. Orbitkey has outdone themselves with their latest version. The Orbitkey 2.0 Keychain ($22+) is a must have for anyone looking to slim down their everyday carry arsenal.For those of you not familiar with the Orbitkey, it allows you to take your bulky keychain and organise your keys in a sleek, manageable package. Rex's latest Kickstarter offering consists of three material options which include rubber, canvas, and leather. Each of the materials come in multiple colors to fit your style.In addition to the keychain they're also offering several add-ons, including a bottle opener for $5, and a multi-tool for $10 which includes a bottle opener, flat-head screwdriver, file, can opener, wrench tool and a box cutter. You also have two flash drive options, an 8GB for $12 and a 32GB for $25. The Orbitkey Kickstarter campaign is going on right now so make sure to check it out.