Good morning and happy Friday. Freedom, R&R and a good bourbon are mere hours away — all the more reason to charge through today like a champ. Start with a quick read of what’s happening in the world of gear: today we’re looking at Indian Motorcycle’s newest bike, sneakers made of a new material (hint: Merino), an all-new action camera and more.
Filson Uplander Boot
There’s little need for explanation — this is a Filson boot. It’s rugged, ultimately durable, and looks impeccable. They’re water repellant, feature a removable cork insole and will possibly outlast you.
Ricoh WG-M2 Waterproof Action Camera
Ricoh’s newest action camera sports a 204-degree wide-angle lens. Which is wide. It measures up at roughly 2 x 1 x 3 inches and weighs less than 5 ounces. Which is tiny. It’ll withstand drops from over six feet, depths of 65 feet and temperatures as low as 14°F. Which is impressive. Capture 8MP stills and 4K video at 30 fps; control the camera with oversized buttons or with the app; transfer your files to a computer via wi-fi. Which is awesome.
Allbirds Wool Runners
Oh, your sneakers are comfortable? Breathable? Fashionable? Not anymore. Not like this. Made from superfine Merino wool sourced in New Zealand the uppers are comfortable, flexible and breathable. And, frankly, we can’t wait to introduce our feet so they can fall in love and live comfortably ever after.
2016 Indian Springfield
Going touring anytime soon? Your new ride is here. The Springfield is named after Indian Motorcycle’s Massachusetts birthplace, and can be converted to a cruiser when the windshield and saddlebags are removed. The chassis is compatible with trunks and accepts a higher loading capacity in case your tours go a little longer than you planned.
Spring & Summer Collection by Nau
Nau’s spring and summer line is a smaller capsule focused on essential apparel — the things you want to wear as temperatures rise, with useful technical elements to boot. The entire new collection compliments itself: wear the Anti-Dot short-sleeve shirt in the afternoon, throw on the Introvert Blazer in the evening and continue mixing and matching to your closet’s content.
Dual USB Battery Pack by ToughTested
Ever need to charge a smartphone five times in a row after surviving multiple falls from ridiculous heights? We’ve got it on good authority that this little fella can survive more than a few drops from a four-story parking garage and still never flinch when used. There’s even a built in flashlight. And it’s waterproof. So, like, whatever you’re up to and whatever happens to your body, at least you’ll always have a charged phone.
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