WEAR THIS | FINISTERRE
European brand Finisterre releases its Anabatic MK II jacket, a lightweight silhouette made for just about any season. The piece comes in four different colorways, each boasting a minimalistic design aesthetic with a water-resistant outer shell. For those interested, the jacket is now available for purchase directly through Finisterre’s online store.
WALK IN THESE | PALLADIUM PAMPA BOOTS
first introduced within the French Foreign Legion. This new edition for Spring takes on a premium leather upper with shearling lining and a two-piece sock liner, ensuring utmost comfort under the toughest weather conditions. For those interested, they are now available through Palladium retailers.
GET THESE ON | OUTLIER PREMIUM
In celebration of the solstice, Outlier is launching two pieces of premium gear for 2010. Featured are the brand’s Ultralight Summer Pants and Summer Shorts, both offering lightweight qualities with the top notch construction one would expect from Outlier. Below is more specific information on both pieces, with availability now via the Outlier webstore.
DRIVE THIS | MERCEDES G-Class SUV
Based on the company’s rugged G-Class SUV, the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X ($TBA) is an armored patrol vehicle as fit for the battlefield as it is for the forest. Features include a diesel engine, a payload capacity of 1.3 tons, a full steel body, a mine deflector plate, an individual tire inflation system, and a number of advanced tactical military technologies from EADS. Let’s just hope its defenses are more hearty than those of its homeland’s national team.
SIT ON THIS | 111 NAVY CHAIR
Whether or not you have a Coca-Cola shrine in your house, there’s reason to be excited about the 111 Navy Chair ($230). Based on Emeco’s classic 1006 Navy Chair, the 111 is made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles, in all keeping three million plastic Coke bottles out of landfills each year. Surprisingly, it’s available in a number of colors, so you don’t have to design a whole room around Coke’s iconic red to enjoy the benefits of this simple chair.
TIME CHECK WITH THIS | CASIO G-SHOCK
Add a blast of color to your wrist with these Casio G-Shock GA110 Watches ($120). Available in blue, green, or pink, these monotone timepieces offer a shock- and water-resistant build, an auto-calendar function, a 1/1000 second stopwatch, a daily alarm, an LED backlight, and a matching resin band.
SLEEP IN THIS | NORTH FACE TENT
Whether you’re high in the mountains or just chillin’ by the lake, The North Face Docking Station ($430) makes for a fine base camp. The 97 sq. ft. main component offers room for six, with roll up walls, a perimeter floor and color-coding for easy setup, durable steel stakes, and an included duffel-style storage sack. Should your group grow larger as your stay continues, simply add on an available two- or four-person dock to turn your modest camp into a rockin’ retreat.
SLEEP WITH THIS | CARHARTT SLEEPING BAG
Carhartt provides a sleeping bag manufactured by best known alpine and mountaineering company SALEWA. The high quality technical features which meet SALEWA’s rigorous standards make this innovative, allround sleeping bag the ultimate piece for trekking and travel. This particular breathable sleeping bag – model Sigma Flex 1 – has a complete weight of approximately 1.420g, a body size of 190cm and a temperature range from -15 to +5 degrees.
WAKE UP WITH THESE | SALT OPTICS – TERRY FRAME
MATERIAL: ACETATE LENS: 6 BASE | Classic teardrop design handmade with the highest quality acetate. Temples are highlighted with the SALT. logo plaque and signature tonal SALT. Watermark™ icon. SALT. uses [PFV] POLARIZED® Lens Technology.