Air flow is good, especially on hot summer days, for keeping you cool. Motorcycle jackets protect you from the elements, like rain, wind, and on a bad day, the pavement. For summer riding, you might want a motorcycle jacket that helps keep you cool while protecting your body. AXO’s Aria Mesh WP Jacket has large mesh fabric panels providing airflow ventilation along with a high tenacity polyester fabric construction, shoulder and elbow armour, and for wet days, a removable Watertech membrane.
The Small Adventures Backpacking Print should look good in your office, home, or cabin. For the person with a love of camping, the outdoors life; the tools and equipment. Printed in the USA on soft white, 25% cotton paper stock, sized 8X10 inch, and illustration by Keiko Brodeur.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Small Adventures
View this module as camping insurance. Cheap and lightweight, the SOLKOA Shelter Module is an emergency survival kit with the “minimum components necessary for building and providing shelter from all the elements during an unexpected night out and short duration emergencies in normal environments.” Kit contents include a survival blanket, paracord and duct tape, bug repellent and sun lotion packs, eye pro wrap, nitrile gloves, and a nylon stuff sack.
Designed for your iPhone, the new FiiO Q1 Mark 2 DAC/Amp has Apple MFi certification and comes with a Lightning-to-micro USB cable, therefore providing a high quality amplified audio solution with 3.5mm audio jack connectivity to your headphones. The Q1 Mark 2 also functions as a USB DAC when connected to a computer, decoding audio formats up to 384kHz/32 bit PDM and provides line-in and line-out connectivity with any compatible audio player or speaker. Other features include ADC volume adjustment, gain and bass-boost switches, and Hi-Res audio certification.
For the proud Irish rider, featuring a leprechaun with his pot of gold, a design that has gold flake and gold foil on a green background, the new ICON Airmada LeprICON Helmet certainly makes a statement. It is DOT, ECE 22-05, and PSC Helmet Safety Standards compliant, features a fog-free ICON Optics shield with their Rapid-Release system, and has a lightweight polycarbonate a shell.
Can you put a price on a good sleep? One factor that contributes is definitely a good pillow. For the traveller, a Sierra Designs Dridown Pillow could be a valuable travel asset. Featuring a 2 in 1 design, the inner part of the pillow is removable converting it into a good lightweight option for backpacking or hiking. The outer shell is water-resistant and a stuff sack is included for transport.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Sierra Designs
Rated a three-season shelter, with a design suited to warm climates, the Fjallraven Abisko View 2 is a technical tent. Two vestibules to protect your gear. Two openings so you don’t disturb your tent friend. The inner tent structure is self-supporting and features a clothesline and six storage pockets for easy access to your gear. Available in three colour designs.
To mark 35 years since the launch of original G-Shock watch, Casio have four anniversary models in a striking red coloring thanks to a new “coating that has particles mixed in to produce diffuse light, and suppress color and luster. The result is never-before-possible matte red coloring.” The back of the watch case is impressed with a 35th Anniversary logo and the band ring has a group of stars representing the number 35. The Casio G-Shock RED OUT Watch DW-6935C-4 shown above has all the usual G-Shock functionality.
The Outdoor Research Women’s Prologue Moto Jacket is the definition of a travel jacket. Functional, technical, and multi-use. Thanks to a stretchy, comfortable, and hard wearing nylon/spandex double-weave fabric, the Prologue performs well in most climates and weather conditions, being water and wind resistant and it dries quickly without wrinkling; an important feature of a travel jacket. A lining keeps you warm on cooler days and underarm vents for when you’re extra active. Available in black or fatigue heather colour designs.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Outdoor Research
Designed for the traveller, camper or really anyone that loves Asian food; a sushi and ramen eating junky. Snow Peak’s Wabuki Chopsticks have bamboo tips and an elegant squared-off stainless steel handle with brass features, and is collapsible to fit an outdoors ready canvas carry case.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Snow Peak
Fox Racing have redesigned their 180 boots, drawing performance tech from the competition level Instinct boots. A key new feature is the “ActiveLock closure system. This innovative calf closure flexes with the rider's natural biomechanics, for unrestricted movement on the bike. It's combined with two lower Instinct buckles to lock-in your fit, providing the perfect balance of support and rider movement.” For foot protection there are plastic plates at the shin, calf, heel, and toe box, rubber medial and burn guards, and the outsole provides an appropriate level of grip on your bike’s footpegs. Available in five colour designs.
Beacon is a great name for a lantern. The Barebones Living Beacon is a mix of traditional design and modern technology. Based on a fisherman’s lantern, sometimes called an onion lamp, the Beacon’s design has charm and function, along with modern LED lighting and a rechargeable battery to produce up to 220 Lumens of light. Run time is 200 hours. Available in antique bronze, red, and copper.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Barebones Living
The 1970’s Voyager spacecraft carried a golden record, called the Voyager Interstellar Record, as a universal message from Earth. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, a vinyl reproduction of this famous record has been created, the Ozma Record’s The Voyager Golden Record, that “tells a story of our planet expressed in sounds, images, and science,” including music from different peoples and eras, natural sounds from birds, a passing train, a baby’s cry, and even a kiss, greetings in fifty-five languages, and “more than 100 images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are.” Available as a three LP box set with a book and fine art print.
The videos we have selected for this month showcase travelling and travel destinations using a variety of photography, sound design, and filming techniques.
Enjoy four short videos that use modern filming and editing techniques with maybe a touch of hipster style, certainly lots of timelapse, hyper timelapse and slow motion, every trendy edit transition you can think of, and, most importantly, plenty of amazing travel video.
For most people, long distance plane travel is not a fun experience. To address the issue of lack of comfort, some travellers point to the benefits of a neck pillow to help you sleep. There’s lots of options to choose from. A good one is the Cabeau Evolution Pillow. Features include an ergonomic design, memory foam, adjustability, a soft cover that’s washable, and it’s travel-carry-friendly (fits in a travel bag at 1/4 its size). Available in nine colour designs.
Some people say you can never have enough bags, and one type that’s always useful is a lightweight and packable, versatile tote style bag. Klattermusen’s Baggi 2.0 Bag has a carry capacity of 22 litres, is made from a durable 65% recycled polyester, 35% organic cotton fabric with carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. A zip closure secures you stuff and an inside internal pocket holds valuables or small items. Available in dark khaki, burnt lava, and charcoal colour designs.
Compact, portable, and fit for purpose. Add the new CRKT Pack Axe to your camping and outdoor kit bag. Featuring an ergonomic Tennessee hickory handle that nicely fits your hand and a hot forged 1060 carbon steel head made for chopping with an aesthetic hammer finish. Weight is 518g (1lb 2.3 oz). Blade length is 74mm (2.93 in).
The Ridge Aluminum OD Green Wallet has an elegant, minimalist somewhat industrial design, a military green look and is made from 6061-T6 aluminum with a ceramic coating. It holds all your cards and a small amount of cash. Plus it features RFID blocking technology.
SOURCE/PHOTO: The Ridge
The new 2018 UBCO 2X2 electric bike brings its two wheel drive rural pedigree to the street. Now available as a road-registerable model “with road-worthy components, including brake lights, indicators, reflectors, a motor cut off switch, steering lock, speedometer, odometer and a combined high and low beam LED headlight.” A new UBCO Cerebro Engine Control Unit (ECU) controls the heart of the machine and improved user access is gained via a new iOS and Android App. Battery capacity is boosted by 20% along with a regenerative braking package. And an improved ride comes from a new suspension setup.
The Japanese Tools’ Mouse Knife is the definition of small is beautiful. Blade length is 34mm. Handle length is 52mm. It has a carabiner and can clip to your belt or pack, well just about anything that has attachment points. AUS8 stainless steel blade. Good for general use around the campsite, when on the track, or at home.
SOURCE/PHOTO: Japanese Tools
You don’t have to be the tree felling, log splitting outdoors type to wear Held’s Flannel Lumberjack Shirt while riding to work or school. A moto specific garment featuring CE-approved SAS-TEC Slim-Line shoulder and elbow protectors, with Kevlar fibre reinforced shoulder, elbow, and back, along with a front air-vent zipper for warm weather riding. The hood is also detachable. Available in three colour designs.
The new BioLite SunLight solves two problems for hikers. An integrated solar panel reduces the need to carry additional battery resources, thanks to a self-reliant built-in solar recharging solution, and the obvious value a light brings for night activities around camp, etc. Additional functionally includes a hanging clip and directional kickstand to optimise solar recharging, an IPX4 water and durability rating, and light settings for red night vision mode and a fun party mode.