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The National Parks 996 collection by New Balance celebrates America’s majestic and varied landscape with colors inspired by the land, sea and sky. This Made in USA 996 features premium pigskin and mesh uppers, a tri-color combo with matching laces, and a signature ENCAP midsole.

Available now from Asphaltgold, New Balance and from Amazon.
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Cycling apparel brand Rapha have teamed up with British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn for this limited edition jacket designed for city cyclists. The sleek fit, city-style quilted jacket features an angled chest pocket with two-tone red and orange zip tape, reflective piping and a close cut zip-away hood perfect for riding. The jacket is self-packing for easy fit in a backpack.
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Shinola is a recent brand based in Detroit, they are makers of beautiful handcrafted watches, bicycles and leather goods. Their American-made watch collection is retro inspired and finely crafted, several styles are available, with prices ranging from $475 to $950. You can check out the full collection and learn more about Shinola at their website.
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New Balance just can´t stop releasing quality lately, these new Made in USA beauties are presented in a slick new beige/red colorway. The M996PD retro runner features a premium pigskin and mesh upper mix in a tri-color combo with matching laces.

Available now from Asphaltgold, New Balance and from Amazon.
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The Hobo Knife by Best Made Company is a prerequisite for any true outdoorsman. The Fork/Knife/Spoon Combo Tool features a "slot and tab" mechanism, this allows to easily disassemble it into separate eating utensils, and quickly re-assemble it into an effective locking blade pocket knife. The perfect utensil for on-the-go or outdoor dining. A black nylon carry case is included
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Korean brand T-Level specializes in bags for sports activities that require both hands to be free, such as skateboarding or cycling. Their Slim Cruiser Carrier is a small pouch made from high wear resistance materials and features a pocket to store your phone, wallet and other belongings. Open it up and you´ll find some velcro straps to secure your cruiser skateboard or your jacket whilst skateboarding. It features a handle and a detachable shoulder strap for easy carry.
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This beautiful thin leather wallet is available from Etsy only shop MrLentz. The sleek wallet is handcrafted to perfect minimalist style, it is made from a very thin layer of full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, taking away the bulk in favor of a lightweight, durable and super functional way to carry your cards and cash. It is riveted in place with solid brass and is available in four colors. Each piece is hand stamped with a unique sequential number and made per order, ensuring the highest level of quality. via
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The award winning 3012 Series watch by Hygge Watches introduces a simple and clear indication of time. The simplified stainless steel case houses two 2 rotating discs that replace the hands traditionally found on a watch, the bottom disk indicates hours and top disk minutes, simple as that! The result is a simple, functional, minimal watch that is user-friendly and has an unique way of representing the time. Available in five different color schemes.

Learn more from Hygge Watches or purchase now from Amazon
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Designed by Collected Works Co, the Waxed Canvas Military Duffle Backpack is a functional, durable and beautiful backpack designed for daily use and inspired by classic military duffle bags. The top loading duffle features an organizational panel on the back of the inside of the bag with space for a laptop, iPad, notebooks, pens, phone, keys, wallet, flask and two utility straps with snaps to hold your hatchet in place. The rugged bag is made with 18 oz waxed canvas and comes in three colorways: Olive, Ranger Tan, and Navy. watch the video
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AETHER’s awesome Spring/Summer 2014 collection is now available online. Aether stick to their clean minimal design, and all pieces are made with the brand´s renowned high-tech materials. New items include the Empire Jacket designed for the urban cyclist, new swim trunks, motorcycle pants and duffle bags. Check out the new styles for men and women at aetherapparel.com
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The new Trip Pack by our friends Topo Designs is the perfect size bag for cruising down the slopes. Available in two of Topo´s colorful styles and in all black, the lightweight, compact size daypack features an internal zippered pocket that is the perfect size for an iPad and a travel journal, plus an external zippered pocket for storing small items. If you need more storage space, the Trip Pack works as a system attaching to the larger "Travel Bag” by simply hooking the aluminum hooks.
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The Rover Chrono is included in Nixon´s 2014 spring/summer release. The new chronograph model has a simplified sleek design and features, a robust silicone wristband, and a 44mm stainless steel case with a hardened mineral crystal face so no need to worry about scratches. It is powered by a Miyota Japanese quartz 6 hand chronograph and is water resistant up to 100 meters. Available now in two colorways, black/red and Midnight GT, both are accented by contrasting second hand and screw pin lugs.

More details at Nixon, or purchase now from Amazon
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Ember Equipment is a new brand from California, their first offering is this bad-ass backpack. The minimalist Ember backpack is a sleek urban-travel pack, built with rugged materials and designed to scale from minimal to maximal effortlessly. The 20-liter urban pack is modular, giving the user the opportunity to build their own pack by choosing from a variety of Ember gear options, including several magnetic pouches, a removable airport-security-ready laptop sleeve, and three styles of external utility straps/handles. watch the video

Ember Equipment is currently running a Kickstarter campaign, check it out here.
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New from Chrome Industries are the durable, water-resistant and stretchy Folsom Shorts and Pants. Designed for urban cycling and inspired by workwear, both garments have no seams on the crotch for riding comfort, include a 5-bar webbing u-lock holster, a reflective rear tag, and double bartack reinforced belt loops. More details at Chrome Industries.
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Hard Graft have been relatively quiet recently, but their new release has really caught our attention. The "2Pack Laptop Bag” is reminiscent of their popular "2Unfold Laptop Bag”, it features the same versatile style, you can wear it as a messenger bag, as a backpack or as a convenient grab folio. The original multi-use laptop bag comes in two convenient sizes - the compact 13” and the slightly more roomy 15”.
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Anorak No.8 by Swedish clothing brand Fjallraven is a technical and premium-quality anorak for demanding treks, capable of withstanding tough conditions in the forest and mountains throughout the year. Made from G-1000 Eco and G-1000 HD, the advanced anorak is wind- and water-resistant, with extra strong reinforcements at the shoulders, sleeves and seat. It features a hood that can be adjusted for a perfect fit around the head, a large kangaroo pocket on the front, two side pockets and long side zippers to open up the anorak for ventilation. Anorak No. 8 is available in several colors. watch the video
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Now this is how a smart watch should look like! Why do smart watches have to look like smart watches? why can´t they look like normal watches? that is what Hungarian designer Gábor Balogh thought when he developed this elegant-looking smartwatch, he designed a clean interface with all the smart features that can be integrated into regular watch designs. The idea is that a smart watch doesn´t have to be bulky and full of standout features, it is simply an extension of your smartphone and should need only discrete notifications and small app icons. Apple designers, take note…

Also check out our roundup on Smartwatches
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The new trend in running shoes is "maximalist” shoes, what this means is beefed up shoes with lots of cushion and a larger "sweet spot” that aids in performance. Altra are specialists in footwear for ultra running trail running and cross-country running, their latest offering is the Olympus, a trail shoe with a foot-shaped toe box and a thick 36mm max-cushioned sole designed to help you conquer any terrain. What does this mean for you? Stronger feet and legs, less injuries, decreased pronation, and a comfortable smooth ride. watch the video
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