Billed as the most advanced, whitewater capable packraft ever produced, the Alpackalypse Raft was six years in the making — and it was worth the wait. Thanks to smaller tubes than standard packrafts, it offers more internal room for the paddler, is quicker to accelerate and easier to maneuver — more like a kayak than a raft. Features include a super tough 400-denier Vectran fabric build, a heavy-duty seat, knee cups, a foot brace, a back band, inflatable hip pads, and a cargo system that lets you store gear in your tubes, keeping the bow clear of gear.
Socks or no socks, rain or snow or shine, the Feit Wool Hiker will keep your feet protected. The shoe's upper is crafted from a single piece of natural pigment-dyed leather, which is hand-sewn at the heel and left on the last for 10 days to enhance the shape and fit. It's then lined with wool, which helps keep your feet warm regardless of the weather, and allows for that whole "no socks" thing we mentioned. Finally, the shoe is finished with a Vibram Gumlight lugged outsole that's designed to handle years of abuse and provide excellent traction even in adverse conditions. Scheduled for release around the same time as the opening of Feit's new NYC shop on the corner of Prince and Bowery, it's available in two handsome color ways.
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Manufacturing in Detroit has a rich history that predates Henry Ford's assembly line, and it's this heritage that lives on at Shinola. We decided we needed a closer look at the company's watch-making process, so we drove up to the Motor City to visit the Shinola watch factory. Housed on the fifth floor of the Argonaut Building — formerly known as the GM Research Lab — Shinola is bringing hand-powered watch making back to America one timepiece at a time. The workers hand-build each timepiece, meticulously seating and fitting together as many as 100 parts per watch — including the Detroit-built movement made with Swiss parts — until they meet the final, one-person quality test, creating lasting products that rival their European counterparts in quality but exhibit a strength that's unique to the place in which they're built. America. Detroit.
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Blu-ray offers outstanding quality, but all the hassles of a disc. Direct downloads from Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play are incredibly convenient, but highly compressed. The Kaleidescape Cinema One combines the best of both worlds. Thanks to beefy internal storage, it can store up to 100 movies in Blu-Ray quality, whether you load them in disc-by-disc or download them from the Kaleidescape Store. When it's time to watch something, the award-winning interface makes it easier than finding the remote. And should you need even more storage, you can add another unit for double the storage, or go full cinephile with the DV700 Disc Vault that holds a whopping 320 Blu-Ray discs.