When is a backpack not a backpack? When it's part of the Bootlegger Modular Pack System ($190). This new series of bags is based on a single Triple-Tamp Suspension back panel that connects to each of the bags and provides the shoulder straps, while also allowing for instant adjustment of the fit, moving the bag closer or farther away from your back depending on the conditions. The full set includes the suspension, a hydration pack, a normal day pack, and a dry pack and should ship this summer; other combinations that only include the suspension and one or two of the bags are also available. But where's the point in that?
Cliff Paul: L.L. Bean Argyle Sweater Vest ($35). Warby Parker Bensen Glasses ($95). Casio Calculator Databank Watch ($50). Man's Face Stuff Moustache Wax ($9). Polo Ralph Lauren Blackley Penny Loafer ($99). Club Monaco Gingham Shirt ($90). J.Crew Essential Chino ($70).
Chris Paul: Los Angeles Clippers Authentic Jersey ($300). Jordan CP3.VI Basketball Shoes ($125). Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Sleeve ($25). Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong Basketball Short ($80). Beats Headphones ($270). CP3 Jordan Bracelet (Free; must catch from Chris after game).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at State Farm Nation.
Shocks can only get you so far — if you're looking for ultimate comfort on your bike, you need to add suspension to the wheels themselves. That's exactly what Loopwheels (£500; roughly $775) do. These 20" bicycle wheels use conventional hubs with hub brakes and hub wheels, but with a spring system replacing the spokes, providing an unparalleled riding experience by cushioning you from bumps and potholes. Shipping in August.
Every once in a while you find a piece of sporting equipment so beautiful, you wonder if it even functions. But make no mistake about it — Swami's Surfboards (£800-£3,600; roughly $1,250-$5,600) are perfectly usable. The question is whether you'll want to. With highly-polished resin finishes, a multitude of different sizes and shapes, and a few limited-edition collaborations with 20Ltd and Paul Smith, there's sure to be a board for you — whether you plan to ride it or just hang it on your wall.
Flash drives can be amazingly handy, but their small size can also make them a huge pain in the ass to find. Keep yours handy by making it a SanDisk Cruzer Orbit ($30-$50). This intelligent drive sports a circular design that makes it a snap to attach to key rings, carabiners, lanyards, and binders, and doubles as a protective mechanism for the USB connector. Available in 8, 16, and 32 GB capacities.
Think your tiny apartment balcony precludes you from getting your grill on this summer? Think again. The Balcony Grill (€60; roughly $80) is designed to hang on common flowerpot supports, clearing way for chairs, tables, or just more people. It's crafted from stainless steel, and features a sleek black paint job and a cooking area of roughly 161 square inches.
Most backpacks are designed purely to hold stuff. The Tessel Jet Pack Backpack ($60) is designed to do that too, we suppose, but also instill a child-like sense of discovery. It aims to do so via its back, which is inspired by geometric building blocks and encourages you to play with the interlocking triangles. Other features include a small outer pocket for phones, wallets, and such, and a main interior with a faux fur-lined laptop compartment, an integrated iPad sleeve, and slots for pens and pencils.
For those of you that aren't down with Roman numerals, LXV stands for 65. As in, 65 years of Land Rover. In celebration of this milestone, the venerable 4x4 maker is releasing the Land Rover Defender LXV Special Edition ($TBA). Based on the standard Defender, it features a 2.2L diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, 16-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels, and a black or white paint job with a contrasting gray roof, grille, headlight surround, and fascia. Inside, you'll find leather seats with LXV embossed on the headrests and orange contrast stitching. No word yet on a stateside release.
Plaid, solid, or stripes — bring these pieces with you, and you'll be all set, all week.
Timberland Earthkeepers Hookset Handcrafted Fabic Oxford Shoes ($75). Timberland Earthkeepers Lynnwood Straight Fit Selvage Chino ($98). Timberland Earthkeepers Short Sleeve Vintage Pique Polo Shirt ($50). J.Crew 484 Garment-Dyed Jean ($108). Club Monaco Edward Slim-Fit-Shirt ($80). Jack Spade Two-Tone Tote ($38). Jack Spade Baker Hooded Sweater ($295). Ray-Ban High Street Sunglasses ($145). Anhtony Blood Orange Lip Balm ($8). Saturdays Surf NYC ESquina Oxford Stripe Shirt ($108).
This edititon of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Timberland.
Worried that your mats can stand up to the daily abuse you put out? You need not worry if you've got some of these SerpentSea Rope Mats ($250-$1500). Handwoven from reclaimed sailing ropes, they come in four different styles — Bonny, Drake, Morgan, and Killigrew — named after four of the most infamous pirates of the 17th century. All four also happen to be traditional knots that have been tied by sailors for centuries for both practical purposes and decor, and all four rugs are designed to be used indoors or out — just like the rope from which they're made.
Forget four wheels — if you want a vehicle that can go wherever is necessary, you need six. Max ATVs ($9,500 and up) have been tearing through the wilderness since 1969, utilizing their six-wheel drive systems and amphibious capabilities to get wherever their owners needed to go. Built in Buffalo, NY, they come in three models — the Max II, which holds two passengers plus cargo, the Max IV, which can hold up to four passengers and slightly less cargo, and the Buffalo, the world's first amphibious dump truck. They may not be as pretty as a new four-wheeler, but when your four-wheeling buddy is stuck on the other side of the creek, you won't care a bit. [Scouted by Ryan]
Why put a regular old theater in your house when you can put an IMAX in your house? The IMAX Private Theatre ($TBA) promises exactly that. Modeled after IMAX's private screening room which has played host to many filmmakers coming to see their films in IMAX for the first time, this integrated solution includes all the custom IMAX hardware — including proprietary, state-of-the-art dual 4K projection systems and a 7.1 channel laser-aligned sound system — as well as consulting from IMAX specialists who work with your architects, interior designers, and installers to ensure that everything is built to the company's exacting performance standards. How much does it cost? If you have to ask....