Food & Drink | March 1, 2018 9:00 am

Staff Picks: All the Stuff Our Editors Fell In Love With This Week

Spring jackets, white sneakers and Irish whiskey with a twist

By The Editors

Welcome to InsideHook’s Staff Picks, a compendium of everything our editors are digging on this week.

Adidas Undye Collection
People, it’s March. That means a few things: Stop writing “17” as the year when you date things. Cancel your gym membership if you’re not going to use it (or, you know, use it). And get yourself some white sneaks, because you’ll soon be able to throw caution to the wind and wear them without consulting three independently verified weather sources each morning. Knowing this, Adidas just released an “Undye” collection that does up three of their most popular running sneakers in the ol’ alabaster and ivory. We’re fans of the AlphaBOUNCE Beyond, but do you.  — Walker Loetscher, Editor in Chief

Tekkima Mobilizer Jacket
The first day I wore my Tekkima Mobilizer, the skies opened as I left work, throwing an early evening drizzle on my walk to the train. I broke into a trot, my phone tucked snug within the Mobilizer’s exterior pocket, and made it to the track with a few minutes to spare. Thanks to the technical shell tech, the raindrops had collected like beads on my shoulders. I sent ‘em all packing with a quick brush, leaving me completely dry … and looking handsome as heck. — Tanner Garrity, Associate Editor

Matymats Nonslip Yoga Mat
You ever try to down dog on a sweat-drenched yoga mat? It’s remarkably unpleasant. And the cheap-o ubiquitous ones are often toxic and create pollution, so, doubly remarkably unpleasant. So please, unfurl yourself and sweat upon this comfy, non-toxic mat that easily ferries to and from yoga class or your gym routine thanks to an included strap. Your down dog will thank you. — Athena Wisotsky, Senior Editor

W&P Water Bottle Roller
It seems like everyone is preaching the benefits of self-massaging with a foam roller these days. And though I’m no athlete, I still have a body — with muscles no less — and I want in on that action. I also need to drink more water. So here’s a water bottle with a high-density foam sleeve. It’s a clever 2-in-1 that’ll keep me hydrated and works in a pinch when I need to roll one out. — Michael Nolledo, Deputy Editor/Chicago Editor

YETI National Park Series
The shatterproof, spill-resistant YETI tumblers you know and love, but adorned by designs approved by the National Park Foundation. From 10 oz. lowballs to 64 oz. bottles, this drinking vessel that pays homage to Big Bend, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, etc. will serve as a constant reminder that our protected lands are under assault. But that sip of concern will stay the temperature you want. — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor


So, not everything tropical works with the Tullamore D.E.W. Rum Cask Finish, but we tried enough of this easy-sippin’ Irish whiskey (finished in former Demerara rum barrels) to appreciate it as a great cocktail mixer. There’s apparently a real history of Irish immigrants in the West Indies, so the heritage is authentic. A worthy addition to your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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