You're already pretty well-prepared for the inevitability of the dead one day walking the earth — you've stocked up on canned foods, you've hoarded all the ammunition you could ever need, you've even made steps to fortify your home — but if you don't have physical strength, there's no way you'll ever last. With Onnit Zombie Bells ($40-$153; 10% off today only for Cyber Monday) (available in weights ranging from 18 to 72 pounds) you can build up the brawn you need to resist the hordes of walkers. Each one features a distinct zombie facade, and is made from perfectly-balanced, chip-resistant iron with enlarged handles giving you improved grip strength. Just remember when the time comes to remove the head or destroy the brain. And if that fails, you can always pull their heads off with your new-found muscles.
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First made in 1953 to celebrate their centennial, the Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary Watch ($TBA; available November) has been rebuilt, maintaining its classic appeal while adding in some modern functionality. Made with traveling in mind, it has a rotating bezel with the capitals of 24 countries of the world, letting you easily determine the time in any major city around the globe. Available with either an 18-karat gold or stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal with a non-reflective coating, and a leather band, this watch features swiss-made automatic mechanical movement and water resistance down to 100 feet.
Odds are, you've dreamed of having the ability to fly unaided, soaring above the rooftops effortlessly, only to wake up and realize that you're still bound to the ground. With the Martin Jetpack ($100,000 and up), you can fly to altitudes of up to 800 feet, at speeds of nearly 50 miles per hour, for as long as thirty minutes — and while that doesn't quite meet your dream of flying without help, it's the next best thing. Built on top of a V4 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, and capable of flying with a pilot or remotely, this jetpack is also built with safety in mind. A ducted fan, easy-to-use controls, a composite airframe built for strength, and a deployable parachute makes it nearly as safe as walking.
No man can stay in the wild forever.
Aether Highline Jacket ($550). Aether Raglan Shirt ($85). Aether Cashmere Scarf ($165). Aether Cashmere Watch Cap ($110). Scout Knife ($98). Rolex Explorer II Watch ($6,995). Simon Miller Coast Rinse Jeans ($245). Topman Touch Screen Leather Gloves ($50). Herschel Johnny Wallet ($20). Red Wing Ice Cutter Boots ($380).
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As part of their 2013 athletics collection, the Killspencer Speed Bag ($1,250) features all the American-made craftsmanship you expect out of a Killspencer product, in the form of a well-made boxing accessory. Perfect for staying fast, strong, and sharp — or just looking great in your apartment — this speed bag features high-quality workmanship, with stitched black leather construction, a welded black steel pyramid frame, and a walnut ply disk platform. So, even if you don't use it to keep yourself looking great over the winter months, you can at least rest assured that it'll make your space look better.
If you're looking for a distinct, yet subtle fragrance that you can wear just about every day, you should give Givenchy Gentlemen Only ($60) a try. It features top notes of birch leaf, green mandarin, nutmeg, and pink pepper, giving it an invigorating freshness that's immediately apparent. Middle notes of cedar, patchouli, and vetiver lend notes of woodiness and masculinity, hence the moniker. With base notes that combine animal-like musk scents and frankincense essential oil for a sweet, warm aroma, this fragrance has a manly smell that lingers without being overwhelming.
With a name inspired by the famous Alpine helicopter base used by the Swiss Air Force, you know you can count on the Victorinox Swiss Army Alpnach Watches ($2,500-$3,700) to endure just about anything. And with a stainless steel case coated in black PVD, a triple-coated, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and water resistance down to ten atmospheres, these watches definitely live up to their name. They feature self-winding swiss mechanical movement, luminous hands and hour markers, a nylon strap with a deployant clasp, and a four-blade-rotor second hand alluding to the Cougar AS 532 helicopter.
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For the past 39 years, Anchor Brewing has released one of the most unique and tasty holiday beers on the market, Our Special Ale. Every holiday season we look forward to celebrating with a new batch and a new hand drawn label. As the holidays wound down last year however, Anchor decided to do something different with their remaining stock. Instead of scrapping the leftovers, they decided to pass it to Anchor Spirits, where they distilled the leftovers into a unique white spirit aptly named White Christmas ($50). It's gentle upfront with a nice long and spicy finish featuring notes of clove, holiday spice, and dried fruits. This limited production white whiskey is sure to sell fast, especially since this year it's only available in California.
Channel the best parts of your old Kentucky home — whether you've been away from the Bluegrass State for years, or you just want to be constantly reminded of its great food and fast horses — with Scents of the Commonwealth Candles ($22). They're available in three scents: fried chicken, made by frying chicken in all-natural soy wax; Ale8, scented with essence of ginger and fresh citrus; or Kentucky Derby, crafted from subtle vanilla bourbon and mint. Each one conjures memories that will bring you right back home, no matter how far into the world you've strayed.
If you like your meats cured, fermented, and dried, then odds are, the Salami of the Month Club ($140-$385) was made for you. This is some of the best salami you can find — it's hand butchered from fresh Northwest pork to 100% lean, and only then is hand-cut fatback added for marbling. All the ingredients, including garlic and spices, are freshly chopped and ground in-house, so you know you're getting the best stuff possible. Depending on what you order, you can get one, two, or three salamis delivered to your doorstep each month, selected from an available 12 varieties. Included with each order are detailed tasting notes, meant to give you guidance on the best way to enjoy each one.
Chances are you've been there — setting up a tent in a storm, in the dark, after a long drive, or a day of hiking — when the last thing you want to do is bother with clumsy poles. The Kelty Mach AirPole Tent ($300) eliminates the frustration involved with setting up most tents, thanks to its inflatable AirPoles. All you need to set it up is the included dual-action floor pump, which lets you set the tent up in under a minute. That way you can do what you really want to do: get comfortable and relax. The tent accommodates four campers comfortably, easily deflates when it's time to pack up and go, and has plenty of useful features like a vestibule, integrated rainfly, and double zippers.