Products of the Week: Arcade Games, Chipotle Candles and Billy Reid x Gibson

The 14 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week

August 20, 2022 8:27 am
a collage of the new Chipotle Candle on a maroon background with the POW logo overlayed

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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: NFL Blitz relives the football version of NBA Jam, Chipolte releases a joke candle, and Billy Reid teams up with Gibson for a Humminbird-themed collection.

a model in the Huckberry x Billy Reid Dover hoodie

Huckbery x Billy Reid Dover Hoodie

There’s a reason the Dover Sweatshirt has stuck around in Billy Reid’s collection for so long. He took a menswear staple and tweaked it to his exacting specifications, with leather elbow patches, subtle piping and a robust but comfortable fabric. Now, that style has received the hoodie treatment with a little help from Huckberry. You could stuff your closet with a dozen subpar hoodies this fall, or you could buy one — this one.

an NFL Blitz arcade machine on a grey background

NFL Blitz Legends

The football version of ‘90s classic NBA Jam, NFL Blitz from Arcade1Up comes delivered in a five-foot-tall arcade machine boasting a 49-way joystick and 17-inch screen. Featuring classic easy-to-control gameplay and retro team logos and uniforms, NFL Blitz Legends lives up to its name as NFL legends including Dan Marino, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Brett Favre and Cris Carter are all in the game. Order now for an estimated mid-October ship date. Even Blitz can’t tackle the supply chain.

a can of vacation whip sunscreen and a hand with sunscreen on a red background

Vacation Classic Whip SPF 30

Skin damage prevention is now fun! Retro-inspired sunscreen brand Vacation is paying homage “to the joy-inducing experience” that comes with enjoying a can of delicious whipped cream with the release of its new SPF 30 Sunscreen Mousse. The new reef-friendly SPF uses a revolutionary “air whip” formula, is impressively lightweight and comes in a classic whipped cream can. For external use only.

two Osprey Talon backpacks on a grey background

Osprey Talon Earth 22

Osprey’s streamlined nylon pack seems like it can fit a heck of a lot for its slim 22L load — or perhaps we’re just distracted by its swanky new fall colorways. The breathable, close-to-body “AirScape” back panel and continuous-wrap harness only serve to sweeten the deal.

a Van Moof electrical bike on a light grey background

VanMoof S3 Aluminum Frame E-Bike

The VanMoff Special Edition Aluminum SE E-Bike is light — really, really light. It’s core trapping are the same as the base model — one-piece integrated saddle design, LED Matrix Display, Kick Lock security and turbo boost — but the 37/93 mile range is bolstered by the exclusive frame. 

a chipotle candle and box on a white background

Chipotle “Water” Cup Candle

Forget fast food Twitter — fast-casual bowl overlords Chipotle have released a $28 dollar candle with a snarky twist. The “water” cup candle is scented to match the Newport Beach-based brand’s tangy lemonade; while this fun acknowledgment of stealing from the corporations won’t stop us from stealing from corporations, we appreciate the nod. And the candles already sold out, so apparently you do too.


W&P Cocktail Ice Bundle

Sick of the standard cube in your whiskey? W&P’s Cocktail Ice Bundle creates not one, but for distinct shapes to help better enjoy the drink in your hand.  

a bottle of Ocean aged Jefferson's Whiskey
Jefferson’s Ocean

Jefferson Ocean Aged at Sea Wheated Bourbon

Hyperaged on the high seas, this Sea bourbon is the only such spirit in Jefferson’s collection; the softer nature of wheat makes it a more flavorful counterpart to it’s rye cousin.

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Twelve South

Twelve South Curve Flex

Chances are, you’re craning your neck reading this product blurb in your MacBook. Should this be the case, then we’re excited to introduce you to the Twelve South Flex Curve. 22” inches of pure, unadulterated flexibility, rolled into a slim, packable stand means neck soreness doesn’t stand a chance. 

Billy Reid

Billy Reid x Gibson

Billy Reid x Gibson isn’t just a meeting of southern minds; the Alabama-based designer has co-oped the iconic Hummingbird design (favored by Thom Yorke, Cheryl Crow, Keith Richards and more) from the Nashville guitar makers, resulting in the coolest muscial-minded collaboration in recent memory. If that weren’t enough, they’ve enlisted the help of Margo Price, Abraham Alexander and Aaron Lee Tasjan to model the capsule of easy-wear staples.

a yellow, blue and white quarter zip from Puma x Tracksmith on a grey background

Puma x Tracksmith Speed City Collection

Designed to celebrate the legacy of “Speed City,” the puma and the hare have teamed up for a vibrant collection of running staples and warm-up styles, most featuring vibrant gold and rich navy. They may or may not make you faster, too. 

a pair of Adidas headphones next to recycled plastic on a wooden floor

Adidas RPT-02 SOL Headphones

Produced in conjunction with Stockholm-based Zound Industries and available for purchase starting August 23, these new cans from Adidas are essentially carbon copies of the sport headphones the brand launched in 2019, but with one key difference: while you run under the sun, they run on it. Partially built from recycled plastics and featuring a sweat- and splash-proof headband and ear cushions, the RPT-02s are powered by both natural and artificial light and boast 80 hours of playtime when fully charged which, thanks to their design, is almost always.

a collage of food on a table
Blue Apron

Blue Apron Tailgating Box

Packed with enough chow to feed eight hungry football fans, Blue Apron’s new tailgating boxes feature classic game day recipes with an elevated twist, all designed to be prepared in an hour or less. Think BBQ pulled pork tacos with mango salsa and guacamole, queso fundido with chorizo and fresh tomato salsa or sweet and spicy chicken sandwiches with buttermilk dressing and carrot slaw. Orders for the Tailgating box kick off on September 5th and it’ll ship through October 31.

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Venus Et Fleur

Venus et Fleur Stone Collection

Venus et Fleur’s luxurious rose bouquets have managed to get even more luxe. The celebrity-favorite flower label — mainly recognized for its stunning boxed rose arrangements — recently launched the Stone Collection, featuring handcrafted travertine, sandstone and marble vases. The new stunning stone and marble flower holders pair beautifully with the brand’s Eternity Roses, roses that have been specially treated to last over a year, and would make for a memorable anniversary or birthday gift. (Just sayin’!)

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