Life jackets are a must-have for all water sports, yet many see them as a nuisance rather than an asset. Hyde aims to change that, creating The Wingman ($150), the first and last life jacket you'll ever want to wear. The Wingman boasts a number of useful features including manual ripcord activation, a hydration sleeve, modular and waistpack storage, zippered pockets and even a headphone channel. Offering a minimal appearance, comfortable fit and the utmost levels of safety, the Wingman is a versatile life jacket suitable for swimmers, surfers, triathletes, fishermen and any others who enjoy life on the water.
Getting ready for cooler temps with an offering from Ralph Lauren. Their Slim Chambray Buffalo Western Denim shirt, match with Rogue Territory jeans, and New Balance kicks are perfect for those cooler nights while still hinting at warmer days.1. Shirt: RRL Slim Chambray Buffalo Western ($225) 2. Denim: Rogue Territory Stanton 16.75oz Slub ($245) 3. Shoes: New Balance M998CPLO - Made In The Usa Grey, Slate & Blue ($215) 4. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Hickory ($100) 5. Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350) 6. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165) 7. Belt: Jcrew classic buckle belt ($45)
The Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit 2 ($219) has all the tools you need for your everyday carry essentials. The kit includes the following:1. Quick release brass king ring that allows for easy access to your keys and tools. 2. Stainless steel perforated folding knife with a clip-point blade. 3. Water and shock resistant glow-in-the-dark brass compass so you always know what direction you're headed in. 4. Pressurized stainless steel pen so you can write at upside down at 35,000 feet if need. 5. 253 lumen brass key chain flashlight. 6. Magnesium fire starter that features a high-carbon steel blade.All of these tools can be purchased individually if you want to build your own kit.
Paracord is great, and it can save your butt if you're ever in a jam. Rocky S2V has taken it to the next level with their S2V Survival Grenade ($19). The Grenade is a compact survival kit that contains everything you need. The grenade is made from 10 feet of military grade 550 paracord. It contains a firestarter & tinder, knife blade, 2 fishing hooks, 2 swivels, 2 weights, tin foil, and wire. Whew, thats a lot for such a small package.
The petrol heads at Top Gear bring us the undisputed, coolest 500 rides on earth in the book Top Gear: The Cool 500 ($30). Ever since that day in 1885 when Karl Benz powered up his Patent Motorwagon for the first time man has been swooning and salivating over all things automobiles, and none have done this moor than the team at the Top Gear Magazine. They have critiqued, test driven and worshipped some of the very finest cars in the history of motoring. There are many who have fallen short of the exacting standards set by Top Gear but there are others which have triumphed and been so darned cooled they have been termed "SubZero". A great book for anyone whose Facebook profile contains no photos of cars than anything else.
Imagine floating in space and having to figure out how to get back to earth. Alfonso Cuaron, best known for directing 'The Children of Men' and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' has a new film coming out called 'Gravity' ($TBA). Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Gravity is about two Astronauts who are stranded in space after debris destroys their space shuttle. With no ability to contact earth, the story revolves around their journey to get back home. Gravity is scheduled to hit theaters in October.http://youtu.be/ufsrgE0BYf0