Details on Highland Park's viking-inspired single malt, Steelcase's new Karman office chair and The James Brand's titanium watch with Timex.
Whether it's the pandemic or the cooling of the thermometer, the reality is we'll be spending more time in our apartments and homes in the coming weeks and months. That means more "bedroom offices", "living room gyms" and "kitchen bar"-hybrids — which, all things considered, isn't the worst thing. What that does mean, however, is that while our spaces continue to serve more than one purpose, we should be conscious of the gear that's working (or, better yet, not pulling its weight). From an upgrade on your sagging office chair to the hot new addition to your bar cart, these are the products we're getting excited about right now. As ever, this is Today in Gear.
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The latest addition to an arsenal of premium mountain bike helmets, the Fox Racing team packed a lot of thought into every element of the Mainframe. While we can appreciate the molded vent structure to the moisture-wicking (and washable) liner, the most important detail is that it's received the prestigious Virginia Tech five star safety rating.
To combat pain points and all-day seating discomfort, Steelcase developed the Karman office chair, utilizing Intermix. It's a proprietary textile that provides ergonomic stability without sagging after repeated use. The fabric is suspended over a lightweight, flexing, curved frame, providing almost-weightless support that contours to the user.
Gravity casting is one of the oldest metal casting techniques, using the force of gravity to push molten metal into a mold. In this case, it means that TRX's new set of kettlebells is insanely durable and weight-accurate. From swings to goblet squats, TRX's latest should provide top marks no matter how intense your workout is.
You know The James Brand for its slew of top-class EDC products, which is likely why Timex teamed up with the label on the new Expedition North Titanium. It features a Miyota automatic movement with a 41mm titanium case, resulting in a practical-but-luxe feel. It's limited to just 500 pieces and drops on October 5. To hold you over until then, check out our roundup of other titanium watches below.
With an embossed, glazed ceramic vessel, it's going to be easy to spot Highland Park's 15-Year-Old Viking Heart on the shelf. Using sherry-seasoned European and American oak casks, it'll be just as easy to uncover full flavor on the palate, with hits of sponge cake, cinnamon, citrus fruit and peat smoke.