The Borealis Yampa XX1 ($5549) is the new standard bearer for fat bikes. It features a carbon fiber frame that is extremely light. Weighing just 1270 grams (2.8 pounds) and extremely durable this frame will be able to easily handle anything you can dish out. Additional features include 190mm centered rear spacing and clearance for the largest fat tire and rim setup available, a 2x10 drive train, and a seatstay designed to flex just enough to provide an extremely comfortable ride. If you like to build your own setups, you can buy the Borealis Yampa XX1 frame for $2249 or get a completely built bike for $5549.
Inspired by mid 20th century mailbags, Porter has teamed up with Brown's Beach Jacket to create an inspired bag for your everyday carry. The Porter X BBJ Mailbag ($TBA) comes in a navy with tan trim or all black. It has enough room to store your camera and laptop gear. The bag is scheduled for release in September, but in the meantime you can get a close look at it online at Lost Hills. We'll update you with purchase details when we receive them.
The Adidas Springblade Drive ($180) runners are the next step in adidas' energy focused innovation. With the use of 16 forward angled blades made from a high-tech polymer, energy return is delivered in a vertical direction. The result are elastic blades that instantaneously react to any environment, compressing and releasing energy to create the feel of having springs under your feet. The finely tuned blades provide support and a full range of movement through each phase of a runner's stride. Also, being seven times more temperature resistant than shoes with standard EVA cushioning, the Springblades provide you with top performance in any environment. The uppers of the Springblade are constructed of a 360-degree engineered air mesh to be flexible and designed to hug the top of your foot, locking it in to harness the energy returned from the springs on the outsole. They were made to be extremely soft and comfortable. A suede tongue and collar add additional breathability, comfort and premium details. Inspired by the Energy Boost 2, the one-piece heel to mid-fit cage provides extra stability. It looks as though adidas is taking aim at creating the perfect running shoe. Keep a close eye on adidas' website, the Springblade Drive will be available Wednesday for $180 at adidas.com, adidas Sport Performance stores and select retailers nationwide.
Jack Spade and Barbour have come together to create an awesome limited edition jacket. The Jack Spade X Barbour Hopper Jacket ($799) takes country fundamentals and combines them with city aesthetics to come up with a jacket to fit any environment. The Hopper Jacket is made from waxed cotton and is reinforced by Cordura nylon. Additional features include a quilted orange vest, corduroy collar, custom hardware and american flag ventilation eyelets. A great jacket for Fall or Winter.
Tomos, out of the Slovenian city of Koper, has been building environmentally friendly scooters for the past sixty plus years. The scooters are known for their easy maintenance, ergonomics and style. The Tomos Classic XL Moped ($2177) showcases the best of these attributes. Made for commuting or leisure, the moped features a pedal start, automatic gear box, and weighs a little over 125 pounds. It's available in Green Mint, Baby Blue, and shadow Black.
Every vision of the future I've seen had flying cars in it. Now the future seems to be getting a lot closer. Terrafugia is developing the TF-X Concept ($TBA) to be a flying car for the masses. They believe the TF-X will be statistically safer than driving your regular car. Some of the features expected will be air traffic, bad weather and tower-controlled airspace avoidance systems. Full take-off, flying, and landing on auto-pilot. And a full-vehicle parachute for emergency landings. The TF-X will carry four passengers and have a flight range of at least 500 miles.