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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: a handsome bomber jacket from The Tie Bar, Our Place’s newest all-in-one pot and a hoppy bar of soap from Dr. Squatch.
Yellow by SoulCycle
“The one time I tried SoulCycle I almost fell over and nearly knocked over several other riders. I also couldn’t use my legs properly for days, meaning 1) SoulCycle is a damn hard workout and 2) I didn’t know what I was doing. But maybe if I go back I could look the part, thanks to a new men’s line of workout gear from SC called Yellow. Shorts, tanks and tees, all breathable and sweat-wicking … and thankfully in pretty neutral colors (so, not yellow).” — Kirk Miller, Managing Editor
Our Place Perfect Pot
Makers of the internet’s favorite Always Pan, Our Place dropped the Perfect Pot this week. It’s your new favorite one-stop vessel for braising, baking, roasting, boiling and pretty much everything else. That’s because the 5.5 QT aluminum pot is made with the same impressive ingenuity as its famous pan predecessor. It feels like you just combined all of your other pots (stockpot, dutch oven, saucepot, etc.) into one, impressively lightweight, good-looking piece of cookware.
Navy Bomber Jacket by The Tie Bar
A straight-forwardly handsome take on the classic bomber by The Tie Bar, this 100% cotton layer features a baseball collar, slim ribbed cuffs and an interior phone pocket.
Adsum + Nanga Capsule Collection
You could certainly buy a plain ol’ sleeping bag and some Chacos and call your camping setup complete. Or you could take advantage of the unexpectedly great lil’ collab between Brooklyn brand Adsum and Japanese outfitter Nanga to get yourself an ultra-packable, ultra-water-resistant down sleeping bag in a fluorescent colorway with a glow-in-the-dark zipper, and a pair of tent shoes that look like moon boots. The latter would also work well for WFH.
Therabody RecoveryAir Compression Garments
Massage guns are hot right now, and there seems to be a new model every day. So what does Therabody — whose Theragun was one of the first (if not the first) on the market — do? Move into the compression system category. The brand just released a few different recovery sleeves that increase blood circulation and decrease swelling, stiffness and soreness, whether you’re looking to help your legs, arms or upper body. Not familiar with the tech? We reviewed a similar model from competitor Normatec last year, a company that was subsequently acquired by another massage gun maker, Hyperice. Let the battle of the fitness recovery brands begin.
Arcade x Jimmy Chin Collection
Arcade Belts has just launched its first collaboration with professional climber, photographer and Academy Award-winning film director Jimmy Chin. The collection includes two signature belts that feature elastic stretch and micro-adjust buckles for superior comfort and performance whether you’re heading to the office or the great outdoors.10 percent of sales will be donated to Protect Our Winters, a non-profit organization that helps communities and places impacted by climate change.
Saucony Men’s Triumph 19
Saucony’s latest road shoe, the Triumph 19, offers neutral cushioning and a sock-like fit for the everyday runner logging serious miles. The ultra-plush PWRRUN+ cushioning masters workout transitions while the breathable upper keeps your feet cool as training heats up. Find it in five colors to complete your running kit.
Allbirds Natural Run Collection
Allbirds new performance apparel collection features tees and shorts all crafted from natural materials with sweat-wicking, quick-drying and breathable properties.
Shinola x Crate&Barrel
We just got done praising the underrated watches Shinola’s been churning out lately and what does the Detroit brand do? Moves into the furniture category in a big way, with help from Crate & Barrel. The collaboration is massive: 115 pieces, ranging from sumptuous leather sofas to scented candles with aromas like lemon, fig and olive. Guess they learned a thing or two from the hotel business.
Chaco x Thomas Rhett
For his second collab with Chaco, multi-platinum country artist Thomas Rhett has released two more custom versions of our favorite adventure sandals and slides. Inspired by Rhett’s passion for the outdoors, the Z/1 Classic and Chillos Slide feature custom webbing designed by the singer along with custom-fitted straps and a cushy footbed that makes Chaco a go-to for comfortable, dependable footwear.
The Carmel Pant in Navy Wool by Taylor Stitch
Part of Taylor Stitch’s weekly Workshop drop — where these pre-order items get you a 20% discount because you’re gonna be waiting a bit — these pants improve upon wool. This is a blend of viscose, recycled polyester and wool (with a bit of stretch) that feels soft and features elastic on the backside of the waistband and an internal drawcord to adjust your fit. They’re a comfy everyday pant for fall hiding as something more elevated.
Dr. Squatch x Stone Brewing Stone IPA
Partnering with Stone Brewing, California-based all-natural soap manufacturer Dr. Squatch has released a limited-edition bar of soap inspired by the brewing company’s West Coast-style IPA. It smells like “West Coast Breeze” and features cooling menthol and energizing lemon that’s “Fresh, Zesty, & A Lil’ Hoppy. “
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