You don't need no stinking water. Seriously, if your just biking around town and don't have a need for your water bottle holder, check out the BoomBottle Speaker from Scosche ($150). The BoomBottle comes in an IPX4 case and is covered in rubber and TPU to protect it from those occasional drops and splashes. The sound is driven by two 40mm drivers and a ported base unit to provide enough volume for the noisiest environments. It also comes with Bluetooth technology and a 3.5mm jack to fit all of your headphone needs.
"Fine art for font nerds." - New York Magazine. "One of the most engaging homages I have ever seen." - Steven Heller. Swissted ($29) has taken classic rock concert posters from the '70s, '80s, and '90s and has remixed and re-imagined them through their Swiss modernist lens. The result, in this book, are some of the coolest images you will ever see! The book features a total of 200 posters, which are already micro-perforated and are ready to frame. Then again, you can keep them bound in the form they came and enjoy a treasured art book. Steven Heller, the legendary designer, has written the foreword and this is a stunning and unique book that contains posters of everyone to Blondie and The Sex Pistols to Pearl Jame and Jane's Addiction. Totally awesome.
The Evelo Omni Wheel ($1K+) turns almost any bike into an electric bike, just by replacing the front wheel. It makes hills feel like flat ground, and shortens distances by getting you to your destination faster. It senses your pedal movements and provides you with the required power based on the effort you're exerting. All of the electronics including the motor, battery, and electronics, are in the wheel. The Omni Wheel can manage speeds of up to 20 miles per hour and has a travel distance of up to 40 miles. Just snap on like you would a normal wheel and you're good to go. Shipments are expected to start in March and up to then you'll be able to get a $200 discount on every order.
Having sold out of their first batch of hoodies, Vollebak is now offering a new pre-order for their famed Vollebak 100 Year Hoodie ($295). Yup, that's right, these hoodies are built to last 100 years. The key is in the fibers. The 100-year hoodie is built from the same fibers found in space suits, body armor, and aircraft carriers. Every hoodie is made from 100% DuPont Kevlar. Kevlar has a strength to weight ratio five times stronger than steel. They've taken these fibers and spun them into a super soft knit that is milled in the US and manufactured in one of the most advanced factories in Portugal. Once the fibers are exposed to light they will lighten giving the hoodie a lived-in look within days. If you're looking for one of the coolest hoodies on the planet, place your order now. Expected delivery is set for early 2018.
Paul Smith is an English designer and as an homage to the last run of the iconic Land Rover Defender, he's created a Bespoke Paul Smith Land Rover Defender ($TBA). When it comes to my cars, I'm usually a black on black kind of guy, but there is something really cool about this ride. In his design, Paul used 27 individual colors, which makes a nod to the truck's service history with the Army, Navy, and Airforce. The colors also reference the Defender's ties to the British countryside. Sadly, the Paul Smith Defender is a one-off and probably won't be going on sale anytime soon.
Nike has put together the ultimate running shoe. The Nike Flyknit Trainer ($150) was made based on information from the best marathon runners. The shoe features a virtually seamless knit upper, that provides a breathable, snug fit. The one-piece upper moves with your foot and integrates support and stretch without the additional weight of overlays. The Nike Flyknit Trainer also offers low-profile, responsive cushioning. If you're looking for a shoe that is barely there and can go the distance, The Nike Flyknit is it.