Products of the Week: Simply Spiked, Snoozewear and TAG Heuer’s Newest Explorograph
The 10 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 it. Today: Simply Lemonade gets a little naughty, big mattress makes a big play, and our favorite watch of the year (so far).
Simply Spiked Lemonade
RTDs, hard seltzers, canned cocktails … we’re still learning all the nomenclature, but we can tell you that Coca-Cola and Molson Coors are teaming up this summer to introduce a spiked lemonade called, ahem, Simply Spiked Lemonade (the companies had already collaborated on the line of boozy Topo Chico releases). The launch will feature four flavors with real fruit juice—Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lemonade and Blueberry Lemonade — in 12oz. slim cans.
Just in time for the bitter cold, Casper has released three extremely cozy lounge items perfect for riding out the next nor’easter. The new collection of wearables from the DTC sleepwear brand includes microsuede slippers with soft foam outsoles, a soft, breathable sleep mask and something called a Blanket Robe which looks like an elevated Snuggie.
Igloo Grateful Dead Dancing Care Bears Little Playmate 7 Qt Cooler
The GD x CB Playmate Cooler is a the more or less a physical manifestation of the “‘I’m just really into the lot scene” guy. Still, it’s a great way to front and center your allegiance to cartoons and smoking weed at your local park, campgrounds or, let’s be realistic, your backyard cookout.
FlanLabs Ambrosia Collection
FlanLabs is at the forefront of an increasingly conjoined word: food and clothing. The streetwear-esque label releases collaborations and collections featuring everything from Japanese restaurant merch to a The Laughing Cow Cheese soccer kit, and best of all, manages to actually make them cool. Their most recent drop, themed around the “nectar of the gods”, includes a graphic hoodie/sweats set that’s sure to earn you some compliments from foodies and hypebeasts alike.
Gradient Vodka Soda
Start strong, last long. This inventive new line of vodka sodas arrive in a “gradually reducing alcohol pack” that contains cans with varying ABVs of 8%, 7%, 6%, 4%, 3% and 2%. Sadly, only available in Canada for now.
On Running Waterproof Collection
Since On Running sprinted onto the scene in 2010, the Swiss athletics brand has been making waves with the design-directed product and slow indoctrination of casual runners and Olympians alike. There most recent collection is inspired by the year-round pursuit of dropping your mile time; the Waterproof collection features a variety of their benchmark silos, like the Cloudflyer, decked out in patented weather-repellant tech. In other words, you can put the miles in without worrying about wet socks and ruined trainers, even on the stormiest of days.
Crazy Rich Ramen
A-Sha Food’s film-inspired ramen set will cost you ($550 big ones, to be exact), but with four servings of the best-selling Knife Cut Noodles, premium-quality Astrea Premier Caviar, 24K Edible Gold Flakes and a garnish of fresh scallions, it might just be the V-Day gift to splurge on.
Neil Barrett x Penfield
Stylish but technical puffers and bombers are part of this interesting outerwear collaboration between the iconic British designer (the first Design Director for Prada menswear) and the American brand. Lightweight, waterproof and good-looking.
This interesting new wine club promises a sommelier-curated selection of limited-edition natural, organic, and/or biodynamic wines at fair prices curated to your tastes while remaining “consciously-focused.” All good, plus, it’s text-to-order and they promise the whole set-up is easier than making an Amazon order (for the safety of your bank account, maybe don’t respond to their texts after opening a bottle or two).
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200
We knew LVMH Watch Week would offer up plenty of extravagant watches, but we weren’t quite ready for the excellent value propositions that came forth. One we’re especially smitten with is the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200, which is available as an automatic with a date window and black or blue dial ($2,750), and with a quartz movement without the date and a black or silver dial ($2,050). Instead of focusing on the diving prowess (like the bulkier Aquaracer 300), this 40mm option is more of a do-anything timepiece — and with the striking new steel bezel, we’d gladly make this a new daily wear.
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