Finally ready to run off some of that winter weight? Do it safely (and warmly) with the Saucony Ulti-Mitts ($20). Made of warm and moisture-wicking DryLete, the glove-mitten hybrids have a removable flashing LED light and Saucony reflective logos to increase your visibility. The Ulti-Mitts also have a stash pocket and plush cloth wipes (for snot?) on the back of both wrists.
This "smoke-weight" snowboard will make you feel like you're riding on air. Known as the lightest board on the slopes, the Burton Vapor Snowboard ($750) has an Alumafly core that combines aluminum honeycomb technology and Multizone EGD wood-grain construction, along with Carbon Vaporskin Lite technology (the same stuff found on space shuttles) to give you a super lightweight board that'll have you slicing and dicing all day.
Truly wireless with a handcrafted tortoise brown acetate body, the MW07 earphones from Master & Dynamic strike an ideal blend of convenience, performance, and style. Inside each 'bud is a custom 10mm Beryllium driver that delivers impossibly good sound from a small package. Silicone "wings" in two different sizes ensure a secure fit, and MEMS mics let you handle calls easily. They last for 3.5 hours, charge inside the included stainless steel carrying case for a total of 14 hours of battery life, and have an IPX 4 splashproof rating, making them capable, although unlikely, gym companions.
Available in Matte Black or Tortoise Shell.
Dimensions (Earphones): 0.98" x 0.87" x 1.11" / Dimensions (Case): 2.54" x 1.06" x 1.78" / Weight (Earphone, each): 0.32 oz / Weight (Case): 2.68 oz / Wireless: Bluetooth 4.2 with apt-X / Connectivity Distance: 65+ feet
Inspired by the Pacific Crest Trail, designed for daily adventure. Named for the 2650 miles the trail measures, Danner's new, lightweight hiker combines innovative comfort with maximum stability. The EXO heel system provides a secure fit and increased comfort, while a mesh liner keeps air moving, no matter how many miles you cover. Self-adapting lugs and Vibram's legendary Megagrip compound complete the shoe for enhanced traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Athletic performance meets more than 80 years of Danner toughness.
Start your golfing season off right with the most adjustable, customizable driver ever. The TaylorMade R9 Driver (TBA; March 2009) can adjust to your game by offering user-configurable center of gravity, face angle, loft, and lie, giving you up to 75 yards of side-to-side adjustability — enough to correct even the nastiest of slices. It's like 24 drivers in One.
We've shot plenty of pool on tables with glass-like surfaces, but never on one actually made of glass. The G-1 Pool Table ($29,750) offers a striking modern design with a Vitrik playing surface that replicates the feel of felt, reinforced by a toughened glass bed. The open, modern frame offers International BCA-specification pockets, as well as an integrated ball return that lets you see the balls roam after they're pocketed. [Thanks, Ben]
Based in Brooklyn, New York, graphic designer Scott Reinhard combines vintage maps with elevation data to create stunning pieces of art. Reinhard uses a chromogenic process to create each print, which takes traditional color photography development and integrates 3-dimensional data with paper maps for a result that is so visually appealing, you'll be tempted to reach out and feel what looks like 3D texture. The process brings the maps to life, creating a 2D print that is vibrant and detailed giving you a unique work of art that blends history and modern technology. In addition to the topographic maps, Reinhard creates compelling digitally rendered maps and has even adopted his technique to the surface of the moon.
Foams and creams are great if you're going for a the clean shaven look, but your more modern face trim might require Baxter of California's Beard Line-Up Shave Gel. The clear, non-foaming gel allows you to see exactly where you're cutting, making your shaving routine a little less taxing. Perhaps more impressive is that this gel can be used with or without water, making it ideal to store in a travel Dopp kit when you might need to shave in a pinch. Aloe Vera, eucalyptus oil, and Vitamins C & E ensure your mug remains hydrated and irritation-free during your shave as well as after it's done. Cooling mint refreshes once you've finished that work-of-art-of-a-beard on your face.
3.4oz. / 100mL
Worried about getting your daily dose of H2O? The HydraCoach Intelligent Water Bottle ($30) does the work for you, calculating your personal hydration needs, tracking your real-time fluid consumption, and pacing you throughout the day, lest you end up over-hydrated, short on electrolytes, and in serious need of some Brawndo.
Protect your clubs in style with Pellevera Leather Head Covers ($425). This set of four numbered covers is made from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, with brass snap-strap closures and looks that will be right at home in even the swankiest of club houses.