The 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure ($14,000) is a travel-ready, off-road take on the standard BMW F800GS motorcycle. The updated Adventure features a larger windshield and a larger, 6.3 gallon fuel tank. Everything else is pretty much the same including the chasis and the 85 hp, 798cc parallel-twin engine. The Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment system (ESA) are options that are available through the factory. Additional packages available include Comfort, that comes with an onboard computer, heated grips, and center stand. The Enduro, which comes with Enduro mode and ASC. And finally the Special Accessories package, which comes with lockable aluminum cases, a topcase holder, and a GPS unit.
The Air Jordan 10 "Bobcats" ($170) are the first Jordan retros of the 2014 season. The shoes feature a colorway of atomic orange accents, a wolf grey upper , dark powder blue laces and new slate around the edges. The shoe is a great homage to Michael Jordan's first 10 seasons in the NBA. Although they're not officially on sale for a couple of days, some of the shoes are already showing up on eBay.
For a limited time Timberland his releasing their original waterproof hiking boots that put them on the map. The Timberland 1978 Waterproof Hiking Boot ($250) was originally released in 1978 as the name states. It is an extremely rugged boot initially made for mountaineers and hikers. The updated shoe features the same red laces as the original but has been upgraded to include eco-conscious Timber-Dry waterproof membranes, Vibram outsoles, anti-fatigue footbeds and updated styling. They're currently available at select local retailers and online. Hurry because no one knows how long these bad boys will last.
Adam Rogers is Articles Editor at Wired and he's just released a book on the history and science of Booze. His book, Proof: The Science of Booze ($19) offers a glimpse into the processes associated with some of our favorite beverages. His journey takes us from the whiskey-making mecca of the Scottish Highlands to some of the most sophisticated gene-sequencing labs in the world. He delves into the physics, molecular biology, organic chemistry and even metallurgy and how they all impart the taste to that wonderful elixir.
Jay-Z has just released his fourth album since his much heralded retirement in 2003. Well when I say just released I mean if you're a Samsung Galaxy user you got it for free on the 4th. Samsung purchased 1 million copies to give away to its peeps. This upfront purchase has guaranteed that Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail ($14) will achieve platinum status before it was even available to the rest of us. Now whether or not Magna Carta is worthy of its new bling is going to be up to you.
Last year TOPs ran an employee contest to see who could design the best hatchet, tomahawk or ax. The winner was Lorenzo Espinoza and his creation was the TOPS Grandpa's Ax ($160). The Grandpa's Ax is the perfect combination of size, weight, and chopping capability. It's a small hatchet, weighing under 1.5 pounds, allowing it to be carried over long distances. If you're a backpacker or a camper headed out for the weekend, this would be a perfect addition to your pack.