Part celebration of a 90-year motorcycle legacy, part homage to the classic BMW R 90 S, the BMW Concept 90 ($TBA) flawlessly combines classic styling and modern performance. Built in partnership with custom bike makers Roland Sands Design, the 90 features striking paint work reflecting the Daytona Orange of the bike that inspired it. Custom-made valve covers, exhaust system and rims display the careful attention to detail only possible with a partnership of this calibre. A Matte black air-cooled flat twin boxer engine and aluminum chassis finish out this incredible ride — here's hoping some of these details make it into the next round of production bikes.
Long-known for gracefully combining luxury with performance, BMWs rarely disappoint, and the BMW Pinifarina Gran Lusso Coupe ($TBA) certainly doesn't. The Germans have joined forces with luxury Italian designers Pininfarina to make a one-off creation boasting exclusivity and roadworthiness. The exterior is distinctly BMW, with a set-back cockpit and stretched hood covering a massive V-12 (and of course the signature kidney-shaped grill). But the interior screams Italian opulence — fine Italian leather upholstery, plaid Italian wool headliner, and accents made of kauri wood aged 48,000 years. Carmakers could learn a thing or two from this impressive partnership.
Trying to milk all the speed you can out of your bike rides? Make sure your head isn't getting in the way with the Mavic Plasma SLR Helmet ($220). This high-tech helmet features Ergo Fit Pad technology with progressive padding and low-denisty open-cell foam to pull away moisture, the Ergo Hold SL Retention system that offers 6cm of size adjustment with the turn of a dial, and cabon composite reinforcement that allows for larger vent openings without compromising protection. Available in white, black, and yellow.
For all of you who've arrived at your destination only to discover you forgot the knife or the cutting board, we bring you the Buck Knives Stowaway Kit ($60). This smart set includes a spreader with a roughly five-inch serrated steel blade that works great for slicing, chopping, or spreading, as well as a dishwasher-safe, eco-friendly 6" x 10" paper stone cutting board. What makes the set unique, however, is the recess in the bottom of the board that's custom-designed to fit the included knife, and the magnet that holds it in place. Now all you have to do is make sure you don't forget the whole damn thing.
Part cookbook, part memoir, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen ($20) is a must read for any fan of Southern food. Penned by award-winning chef Edward Lee, the book chronicles his story from Brooklyn to Louisville, Kentucky, while offering up over 130 recipes that blend Southern comfort food with Korean traditions. Highlights include ramen-crusted, chicken-fried pork steak, collards and kimchi, and even Tobacco cookies, but all of them are approachable, letting you test out Lee's inventive methods yourself.
It's hardly a secret that we have a bit of a taste for bacon — call it an obsession if you want. So, we were pretty excited when we found out that the mad culinary scientists at the Baconery had combined the awesomeness of bacon, the deliciousness of chocolate, and the luxury of gold to make 23k Gold Chocolate Bacon ($40). It's made with Nueske's Cherrywood Bacon, Guittard Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate, and 23k edible gold flakes. Put it on a sandwich, eat it with your eggs, we don't care. Just don't let it go to waste.
Whether you're actually planning on getting wet or are just really, really clumsy, these Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts ($80) are prepared to keep your valuables safe and dry. To do so, they incorporate a waterproof bag right into the shorts themselves, then seal it with a fitment that's attached via a lanyard — so you don't lose it — and doubles as an interesting, "what the hell is that?" sort of adornment. With an opening diameter of 3.25", it's capable of swallowing most phones, wallets, keys, and other items of import — but you might want to double-check if you're used to carrying a gargantuan-screened beast in your pocket. Available in khaki or olive.
You don't have to be special forces to wear this gear, but you'll be ready when life calls for a little exploring.
TAD Stealth Hoodie LT ($475). TAD Overland Shirt ($89). TAD Huntsman 200 Henley ($99). TAD Fast Pack EDC Backpack ($325). TAD T-Skull Shemagh ($19). TAD Life Capsule Omega ($85). Fisher Space Pen 400 TAD Edition ($22). LensLight 2X123 TAD Edition Flashlight ($189). Dauntless-MK2-G10 Knife ($300). TAD Covert Pant RS ($109). TAD Nemesis Balaclava ($40).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Triple Aught Design.
You've seen this year's crop of Flight Instruments, and now it's time to see the complete collection. The Bell & Ross Flight Instruments Collector's Box ($32,900) includes all six of the highly-limited "instruments" — the BR 01 Heading Indicator, BR 01 Airspeed, BR 01 Climb, BR01 Horizon, BR01 Altimeter, and BR01 Turn Coordinator — encase in a handsome wooden and metal presentation box, with a numbered plaque, as well as holes in the top to allow the faces of the timepieces below to show through. Only 99 boxes are available, so if you're looking to add these to your collection, you'd best get a move on.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... you in a pair of glasses from the Warby Parker Man of Steel Collection ($95). They're inspired by the upcoming film of the same name (in theaters June 15). But, even if you're not Clark Kent, you can still kick ass at your nine-to-five in these smartly-stylish frames. A hint of blue or red on the temple gives them that special Superman flare, while the styling is classically-inspired, yet uniquely Warby. And, as usual, with every pair you buy someone in need gets one too — pretty super.
Given that over 5,000 ascents to the summit have been made by over 3,000 people, it might not seem like a big deal — but when Hillary and Norgay made their way to the Top of the World 60 years ago, it was indeed a BFD. The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent ($27) takes you inside this legendary event through photographs and other materials climber and photographer George Lowe, who was with Hillary and Norgay on that first expedition. In addition to the 167 photos and illustrations, the book also features contributions from Reinhold Messner, Sir Chris Bonington, Peter Hillary, Doug Scott, Stephen Venables, and Norbu Tenzing Norgay and the late Sir Edmund Hillary themselves. Great for history buffs, climbing enthusiasts, or for making you wonder if you'll ever do anything noteworthy in your lifetime.
No, it's not a flying saucer — put your camera away. It's the Sierra Designs Mojo UFO Ultralight Tent ($1,800). At an almost-unnoticeable one pound and 11 ounces, you might swear you left it behind. The durable, yet light Cuben Fiber single-wall design and Easton Carbon poles mean it can stand up to nearly any condition, while keeping you dry and comfortable. Its lack of a rainfly, exoskeleton structure, and envelop carrying pouch help you put it up and tear it back down in no time, so you can get back to enjoying the great outdoors, and that bourbon you were able to bring along with all the weight you saved.