http://youtu.be/iD4qsWnjsNU Base jumpers are insane. Knowing that you may have less than a few seconds before you have to deploy your parachute and still making the jump takes a lot of guts. Skydiving duo Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen have taken it to a whole new level. They've broken the World Record by BASE jumping from the pinnacle of the World's tallest building in Dubai. Check out the video, it's nuts.
Man this is upsetting. The end of an era is upon us. The Land Rover Defender 2000000 ($TBA), will be one of the last trucks in one of the greatest runs in automotive history. The 2 millionth Defender built, will be completely bespoke and built with the help of some all-stars including Bear Grylls. The special model will contain many upgraded features and will only be available for purchase from the Bonhams charity auction on December 16th. This is right around the time the last Defender will be produced.
I've loved all of Nike's previous Sneakerboot offerings. Particularly the Duckboot styles. The Nike Lunar Force 1 Sneakerboot - Black Elephant ($155) takes the silhouette in a bit of a different direction. These new shoes will be dropping on September 13th, and feature a elephant skin textured leather upper, and a white midsole on a gum outsole. Black laces running through metal eyelets finish off the shoe beautifully. You can pick up your pair at Nike retailers like Oneness.
Released in support of the EAA's youth aviation program, Ford has commissioned the build of a one-of-a-kind Ford F-22 Raptor F-150 Truck ($AUCTION) that will go to auction in July 2017. Designed to blend the design of a Lockheed F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft with the iconic build of a Ford Raptor, this highly modified model features a twin-turbo, Whipple inter-cooled, high-output EcoBoost engine for exceptional power. A powerful audio system and modifications to the interior and exterior deliver a truck that stays true to its roots while appealing to aviation enthusiasts. The vehicle is the latest in a series from Ford which has raised over $3 million for the aviation community.
Inspired by the graft and gain of hard working farmers, the Thorogood Beloit Boot ($180) brings together contemporary design and sturdy reliability. Constructed in Wisconsin, USA, the functionality of this boot allows it to stand fast against the elements with its genuine Horween horsehide leather upper and brown Nitrile cork outsole. Suitable as both a work boot and the finishing element to any gentlemen's daytime outfit, the deep brown tone chosen in this design conceals the scratches of everyday wear while polishing up to a respectable sheen after every wear. The Goodyear welt construction ensures a sealed fit, keeping water and cold air out even throughout the coldest of months.
The Kellam Neck Knife ($64) is a great looking everyday carry blade. It's a fixed blade pocket knife with sisal wrapped handles. The 4 1/2" overall length and the 2" blade make it a perfect daily use knife. The entire unit is forged from a single piece of carbon steel. And the extended tang is perfect for clipping to your pocket when you need both hands. Included with the blade is an embossed black leather sheath, and black nylon lanyard with a swivel snap clasp and a reindeer antler for adjusting the lanyard around your neck.