Products of the Week: Custom Kettles, Grateful Dead Aprons and the Future of E-Bikes
The 14 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
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Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: Great Jone’s special electric kettle, some tie-dye kitchenware and VanMoof’s best-in-class electric bike.
Ten Thousand FAR Collection
Rich Roll knows a thing or two about putting in the miles. One of the most prolific ultra runners in recent memory, he is very, very serious about his training and gear, evident in the new collaboration with athletic apparelists Ten Thousand. Built eco-friendly and ready for the roads ahead, the FAR collection is a sleek, all-black kit that puts sustainability first without sacrificing on comfort or class. It’s ready for shakeouts and marathons alike: just ask Rich.
CamelBak x Lifestraw Exclusive Collaboration
Of the many ways to purify water in the wild, from boiling over an open flame to iodine tablets, by far the easiest method involves a bottle with an integrated filter. And yet, finding a reliable all-in-one purifying system still proves difficult, which is why CamelBak teamed up with Lifestraw to develop a series of on-the-go water filtration systems. The collaboration includes several integrated bottles, reservoirs and stand-alone filters that pair with one another to meet whatever your water filtration needs might be. For every purchase, a child in need receives safe drinking water for an entire year.
Grateful Dead x Hedley & Bennett
Hedley & Bennett, the brand known for their attractive, pro-quality aprons, has teamed up with the Grateful Dead for a limited-edition collection of psychedelic aprons. The first officially licensed kitchen collection made with the Grateful Dead’s iconic artwork includes two designs featuring the iconic bears dancing around with whisks, knives and other kitchen tools.
Speed Rack x Shaker & Spoon
A collection of bartender-crafted kits — each will make about four drinks — that raise proceeds for breast cancer prevention via The Pink Agenda. We’re particularly excited for the Como la Mujer Kit by Ana Cabrera Marquez, which somehow makes Scotch into a fruity summer sipper.
Four new Bluetooth trackers just launched, including updates on the Mate, Slim, Sticker and Pro. Slightly new designs, louder rings and better range (up to 400 feet) are the selling points here. Your “lost” devices will thank you.
Great Fellow Kettle
Did Great Jones, the direct-to-consumer cookware company, simply take the already great Stagg EKG electric kettle from Fellow and slap its whimsical colors on it? Yes, that’s the whole story here. Fellow is known for its minimalist coffee accoutrement done up in black, white and grey, so if you’re ready to break out of the minimalist mold and wake up to an electric kettle in “Broccoli” and “Mustard” to pair with your pour-over setup, then by all means get some color in your life.
VanMoof V E-Bike
E-bikes are becoming more and more compelling forms of transportation by the day, but are they really at a place where you, a busy professional who prioritizes convenience, would ever seriously consider one? It appears the answer will soon be yes. VanMoof, the buzzy Dutch e-bike maker favored by Frank Ocean, has introduced the VanMoof V, its fastest model yet that tops out at 37 mph. As The Verge explained, that’s faster than U.S. laws currently allow, but the bike is currently under development and is a pitch of sorts to lawmakers to make streets friendlier to e-bikes. You can reserve one now for, with delivery dates planned for late 2022.
Outdoor Voices Outdoor Collection
The activewear brand is gearing up for colder weather with its new line of fleece jackets, sweatpants, waffle long-sleeves and more. OV’s latest collection, the Outdoors Collection, is all about functionality for mixed recreation, so whether you’re hiking, camping, running or just walking your dog, these styles have you covered for when the temps start to get real low. The line features a mix of new styles and refreshed versions of some fan favorites.
Best described as a visual compilation of the “OH MY GOODNESS” announcer soundbite, POSTERIZED™ is packed to the 14″ x 19″, nine-pound brim with slams, jams and, you guessed it, posterizations. The Kickstarter project has the very legit express consent of the NBA and will be the largest basketball photography book ever published when it goes to print. From Jordan to James, don’t you want your coffee table adorned with the finest moments basketball has to offer, immortalized in glossy print?
Quaker Marine Gamekeeper Jacket
When seeking out a waxed jacket this season, you’ll naturally be inclined to take a look at the classics, and we don’t blame you. But may we suggest throwing this new option from Quaker Marine in the mix? The Gamekeeper Jacket features a heavyweight waxed-cotton canvas in a handsome goldenrod color and trimmed with a dark brown suede. There are a number of thoughtful design touches, including shoulder gussets at the back for some extra range of movement (for raking leaves, chopping wood, other autumnal chores) as well as a fun front-pocket design that pairs two deep pockets with two shallow ones with flaps. The Large size is already sold out, so don’t linger too long on your decision or you’ll have to wait until next year.
Tracksmith Off Roads Collection
Running? Pretty hard. Running up a mountain? Even harder. Running up a mountain … but you’re wearing Tracksmith’s new Off Roads collection? Piece of cake! The multi-piece capsule features apparel and accessories built to handle the rough and tumble terrain of New York’s Catskill Mountains, or maybe just that local path.
Carnegie Deli NYC x The Matzo Project
For the deli-heads who live in anguish, unable replicate that Matzo Ball Soup they so dearly crave, good news: you don’t have to suffer a moment longer. NYC staple Carnegie Deli is teaming up with The Matzo Project to curate a soup box (yes, soup box) designed to satisfy that fall hankering we’re sure to have any day now.
Harridan Vodka Paranormal Reserve
Where did your spirits rest? A question for both distilleries and haunted houses. Combining the two, Harridan’s limited-edition release — which very quickly sold out, sorry! — is a collection of 60 bottles aged for seven days inside three of America’s most haunted abodes: the Conjuring House, the Villisca Axe Murder House, and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
Floyd x Sonos
The Detroit-based design company has teamed up with one of our favorite audio brands to create The Speaker Stands, which offer both functionality (getting those Sonos One or Five speakers off the floor) and some cool and minimalist aesthetic appeal. Plus, these solid steel designs are stable, adjustable and won’t shake or distort your speakers’ sound.
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