Category Archives: Gear
Yes, we’ve been on an extended hiatus — but we’re back with some very exciting news to announce. In early 2013, we’ll be launching a new venture called Hank. Our mission is simple: we want to support American manufacturers. We’ll help them sell their products to a wider audience and grow their businesses. Hank will be your source for high-quality American-made clothing and goods.
We’ve already identified over 150 American companies, from one-man operations to organizations with over 1,500 employees, that make outstanding products in the United States. Despite the abundance of products out there, it’s not always easy to discover and purchase them. Hank is changing that. We’re working with several manufacturers and building a collection of goods and clothing that’s made in America. We’ve detailed a bit more in our introductory post: What is Hank?
For the ultimate “why didn’t I think of that?” feeling: Keybrid. The combined ring & key simplifies your keychain and cuts down on the clutter. Keybrid was founded in 2010 after founder Scott Amron made a low-res mock up of the idea and it went viral, leading to 80,000 purchase inquiries. The Keybrid comes in two versions, fitting SC1 and KW1 doors, which make up 95% of front door locks in the United States and Canada. While only the silver key is available currently, the company plans to expand their line to include black, pink, and gold keys in 2012. Each key is $8.99 and is they’re available online at The Keybrid Store.
The classic swiss army knife with a sustainably harvested walnut exterior. Produced by Wenger, one of the two companies that have produced swiss army knives, along with Victorinox.
Knife includes a large blade, serrated-edge scissors, screwdriver for small cross head screws, flat screwdriver with safety lock system, wood saw, cap lifter, wire bender, can opener, nail file, corkscrew, reamer and a key ring.
Nau has another great accessory on their hands with their new Pad Stash. The iPad case is made from die-cut 100% recycled wool felt which insulates and protects your goods while giving you access to the screen. The case also features a few additional pockets to stash your cards and passport. It looks great both open and closed, and even folds into a viewing stand at an angle perfect for typing. The Pad Stash is available now at Nau.com for $75.
Also: Looking for a new wallet? Check out their Herringbone Billfold…
It can be tough to find a simple, good looking bag that isn’t too expensive. Herschel Supply Co. has that problem solved though, offering about five of their bags for less than $60. One of those is the Heritage Backpack. The bag takes on the same silhouette of their Classic, but with the addition of a synthetic leather bottom & a bit of detailing. The bag measures 17˝x13˝x5.5˝ and is fully lined with Herschel’s custom fabric. Their bags sell fast, but it’s still available in black & navy at the Herschel Supply Co. shop.
Make sure to check out this video from Chemistry Surfboards. It offers a behind the scenes look at what goes into the artistic side of their boards all wrapped up in a pseudo-music video. Enjoy!
Draught is a new fine luggage and accessory company out of Missoula, Montana. Drawing inspiration from his past and the surrounding northwest landscape, owner Caesy Oney works with an emphasis on quality, sustainable craftsmanship. They’ve made some great looking gear so far, and we look forward to see their store grow. Each piece is made to order, so you’ll have to contact them with a request. Check out their full collection and get in contact at Drought online.
Take a look at these two Novel Duffles from Herschel. The Scottish brand has been producing bags since 1900 and has been know for their quality ever since. The duffle comes in two colors, the blue and grey with a separate compartment to keep your smelly ass sneakers away form all your other clothes. The bag is available now for $75 at herschelsupply.com .
Check out this snowboard boot collaboration from Burton and one of our favorites, Red Wing Shoes. The boots are based off the the classic Red Wing work boot silhouette and utilize the classic red leather colorway with a moc toe and traditional hiking laces. Looks like everyone, not only Nike, is getting into the stylized snowboard boot game.
These new accessories from Landmarks & Lions offer some fresh choices for carrying your laptop, iPhone or iPad. Everything they produce is handmade to order with the intent of being functional, attractive, and well-crafted. The sleeves and cases are made from 100% wool felt and cotton canvas, which brings a touch of sophistication to your tech while keeping it protected. The sleeves, also fitting devices from the iPod Touch to the Kindle, are available now with prices ranging from $15 to $60 at the Landmarks & Lions Etsy shop.