There are plenty of wrist-worn fitness trackers available for data-obsessed athletes out there, but few offer the feature-set boasted by the Adidas MiCoach Smart Run Watch ($400). While it does everything you would expect from a device that tracks your physical activity — a pedometer to measure your movement, and access to historical data to chart your progress — it also packs in some other useful features. Built-in GPS keeps track of your speed, distance, and your favorite routes. An on-board coaching system will help you train more effectively, whether you're getting ready for a 5k or your first marathon. Perhaps best of all, it features an MP3 player with wireless Bluetooth audio, so you can say goodbye to extra gadgets and obnoxious headphone cables.
You don't want to be the jerk on the golf course who's constantly glued to his phone — no one likes that guy. With the Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch ($350), you won't have to be. Just like the previous versions, this GPS watch comes loaded with a database of more than 30,000 golf courses that you can access on the the built-in touchscreen display. Unlike previous versions, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity, letting you discreetly view notifications about calls, emails, and texts without taking your phone out of your pocket. Additionally, it lets you monitor analytics about your golf game, so you can gradually improve using real-life data that's unique to you.
If you spend your weekdays working in the city and your weekends retreating to the outdoors — whether you're backpacking, climbing, hunting, kayaking — you need a watch that looks great but won't fall apart the first time you bash it into a rock. The Montblanc Sport DLC Chronograph Watch ($6,100) was built with durability in mind, so it's trail ready, but was designed with a masculine minimalism that suits your business casual. It's made with a hardened stainless steel case, thermally treated, and coated with black carbon, all making it much harder than the average timepiece. The screwed case back and screw-down crown make it water resistant down to 200 meters, while the luminescent hands and face make it easy to read no matter the conditions.
In case you've forgotten, at one point watches actually served a purpose beyond status symbol or menswear accessory — people actually used them to keep track of time. The Autodromo Prototipo Chronograph Watch ($625-$775) pays homage to an era when the wristwatch was a tool that made the difference between winning and losing, the era of prototype sports car racing (think 24 Hours of LeMans or Daytona). These watches feature the sorts of tools race drivers need: with subregisters on the right and left to measure seconds and hours up to 24, a tachymeter to determine average speed, and a pulsometer to calculate heart rate. Perforated watch bands, styling suggesting the curves of a race car, and color schemes commemorating motorsports legends (on the limited edition Vic Elford variant) complete the package.
What you carry along is always important, but most things are better left unseen.
Timberland Earthkeepers Tremont Boot ($130). Timberland Trailspar Cargo Shirt ($55). J.Crew Ludlow Fielding Sportcoat ($568). Denham Skin NJ ($514). Selvadge Chambray Scarf ($88). Atalier Pall Slim Wallet ($30). Club Monaco Pocket Square ($40). Lamy Safari Fountain Pen ($22). Kaufman Mercantile Handmade Pewter Flask ($70). Kent NU19 Pocket Comb ($26). Case Knives American Workman Sod Buster Pocket Knife ($24).
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While it certainly won't replace the navigation technology typical of most airplanes, the Garmin D2 Pilot Watch ($450) would definitely be a pilot's best friend in a tight spot. While it includes everything you would expect from a standard aviator watch, it also packs in all the goodies typical of a Garmin navigation device. Its features include the ability to load in a flight plan and view it on a small map on the watch face, as well as an NRST button that will guide you to the nearest airport in case the worst happens. In addition, the watch includes a compass, horizontal situation indicator, ground speed indicator, and an altimeter.
Champion, the iconic athletic brand that's been around since 1919, has gotten a new lease on life thanks to Todd Snyder. Made up of classic pieces inspired by the company's long history, the Todd Snyder x Champion Sportswear Collection includes a number of classic essentials — everything from sweatshirts ($130-$175), hoodies ($175-$195), and T-shirts ($60-$95) to thermals ($98), cardigans ($115-$195), sweatpants ($150), and shorts ($115) — all of which is so versatile, it looks just as at home on the street as it does in the gym. Every piece in the collection sports an authentic 1950's Champion label with "T.SNYDER" stenciled in the back of each garment. Vintage sportswear doesn't get any better than this.
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So what if you aren't risking your life and spending thousands to climb the highest peaks in the world. Adventure is whatever and wherever you want it to be.
Poler Outpost 2L Jacket ($250). Poler Dreams Sweatshirt ($50). Poler Lasso Snapback ($30). Poler One Man Tent ($180). Poler Excursion Pack ($140). Poler Tohoma Glove ($99). Timex Originals Camper Watch ($55). Adidas Skateboarding Jake Boot ($110). SOG F06-N Fast Hawk Tactical Tomahawk ($30). Seattle Sports Solar Camp Shower ($14).
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Don't allow clumsy technology to get in the way of classic techniques.
Warby Parker Ripley Eyeglasses ($145). Warby Parker Ames Eyeglasses ($145). Allen Edmonds McNeil Longwing Shoes ($478). Jack Spade Foundation Canvas Document Brief ($175). Todd Snyder Sport Shirt ($215). The Tie Bar Knitted Tie ($15). Saturdays NYC Luke Denim Pant ($150). Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen ($76). Impossible Refurbished Vintage Polaroid SX-70 Camera ($568).
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Two years ago Jay Z subtly called our attention to a forthcoming project, saying "new watch alert, Hublots" on Kanye's Otis — now the wait is over, the Shawn Carter x Hublot Classic Fusion Watch ($18,000-$34,000) is here. This limited-edition collaboration comes in two variations: a black ceramic piece limited to 250, and a yellow gold piece limited to 100 (the more costly of the two). Both watches feature a 90-hour power reserve, water resistance down to 50 meters, self-winding movement, and a sapphire crystal. And, they were designed by Mr. Carter himself, so, there's that. [via]
Prepare for the harshness of winter but don't miss out on the comfort of your favorite pair of sneakers with Nike LunarTerra Arktos Boots ($190). These modular boots are made using their Lunarlon midsole to reduce weight while improving comfort and movement. Nike's Vac Tec molding helps keep seams sealed around the tongue, toe, and foxing, while a sealed zipper contributes to waterproofing. Their Flywire and Hyperfuse technologies keep the upper flexible, while the sticky yet hard outsole helps for stability and traction.
No pressure if you've been put in charge of the food. All you need is bacon, and then some more bacon.
Nau Synfill Stretch Hoody Jacket ($320). Nau Polonium Long Sleeve Shirt ($80). Snow Peak Flask ($160). Nudie Grim Tim Organic Dry Jeans ($180). The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Low Down Shoe ($90). Best Made Seamless & Steadfast Enamel Steel Utility Pot ($32). Charcoal Companion Ultimate Barbecue Pit Mitt ($25). Bush Smarts Camp Spoon ($45). MSR Alpine Chef's Knife ($15). Bush Smarts Pack Grill ($35).
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