Vans Holiday Mountain Edition Collection

by The Editors on November 18, 2015


‘Tis the season for the Van’s Holiday Mountain Edition Collection and this year’s stuff looks pretty nice — especially the Sk8-Hi Del Pato MTE pictured above.

The duck boot-inspired Sk8-Hi Del Pato MTE features all of the weather-defying advantages of the Vans Mountain Edition technology including an innovative vulcanized lug outsole for maximum traction and a water-resistant build. This hybrid silhouette debuts in two colorways – black/black and ginger/navy – that are outfitted in pig suede materials and reinforced with a tech tuff-coated mudguard.

The shoes are winter ready with Scotchgard®-treated uppers, warm linings and a heat retention layer between sockliner and outsole. Keep those piggies toasty for certain.

For an up close look at the rest of the goodness, please follow the jump.

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Channel Islands Builds In GPS Tracking

by The Editors on November 17, 2015

Trace CI photoTrace, makers of a small GPS and accelerometer data recorder, has teamed up with Channel Islands Surfboards to test various attributes of their surfboard designs.

Using Trace, Channel Islands will study everything from new materials, surfboard outlines, rockers and a lot more by measuring acceleration, turns, cutbacks, speed, distance traveled, time in water, time paddling.

The Trace tracker uses built in GPS and a 3-axis accelerometer to record performance metrics like distance traveled, speed, and g-forces exerted on a surfboard by a surfer. With its companion smartphone app Trace data can be viewed, analyzed, compared with others, and saved for future reference.

Now, thanks to a deal Channel Islands, the Trace is being build into select surfboards.

“Using Trace with Channel Islands to help futher push board design, and having Traces come embedded in CI boards is a dream come true. There’s no company more dedicated to performance and pushing the envelope in surfing, and it’s a perfect fit for Trace, “ says David Lokshin, Co-Founder and CEO of Trace.

The first CI boards to come with Trace compatibility built in will be the Jordy Smith models. For the official word from Trace, please follow the jump.

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Bryan Iguchi Pro Model From Arbor

by The Editors on November 17, 2015

Arbor Snowboards is launching their new pro model from snowboard legend Bryan Iguchi on November 11, 2015.

Bryan brings a lifetime of experience to this Camber System design. The Bryan Iguchi Pro is a big mountain twin, with a slightly tapered tail and somewhat longer nose for performance in deep snow. This stealthy shape delivers cross-terrain finesse for backcountry, steeps, and speed. Bryan’s experience and passion underpin this new design, which he put through its paces in Jackson Hole, Europe, and AK before we confidently brought it to you.

For the official word from Arbor, please follow the jump.
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olloclip 4-in-1 Goes Rose Gold

by The Editors on October 29, 2015


We’ve all heard how one day soon (some would argue it already happened) the iPhone’s camera will outpace the DSLRs and the camera business will come crashing down around Apple’s feet. Well, a good way to be ready for that day is with an olloclip 4-IN-1 lens.

The award-winning 4-IN-1 Lens for iPhone 6/6s & iPhone 6/6s Plus delivers the most versatile and premium mobile lens experience in a compact, easy-to-use design. It features four advanced optic quick-change lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, Macro 10x and 15x) that weigh in at less than an ounce.

And this one is even better because it’s a “special-edition Rose Gold” model. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Electric’s Mashman & Shield Rules

by The Editors on October 14, 2015


The new Mashman Helmet and shield from Electric may be our favorite snowboarding helmet concept for 2016.

Inspired by the counterculture period of the 1960’s, where motorcycle culture embodied a rebellious spirit of a new generation looking for freedom. That same freedom can be found on the hill today; riding as fast as you can with the wind in your face.

Not only will it allow us to zone out like Daft Punk while on the lift, the Mashman also offers total protection from those pesky drones (see below).

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Chima Ferguson’s Vans Estate Pro

by The Editors on October 6, 2015


Sydney-born Vans Pro skater Chima Ferguson brings new perspective to one of Vans’ most popular performance models to date, the CHIMA PRO, to introduce a brand new signature mid-top style with the Chima Estate Pro on October 10. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.
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Raen Presents The Lyon

by The Editors on June 26, 2015


Check out these solid new Lyons from Raen.

The Lyon introduces a unique form of construction that results in a truly sophisticated men’s design. Featuring 5-barrel hinge hardware and custom hex metal appliqué… optics by Carl Zeiss CR-39 lens offering 100% UVA/UVB protection.

If you like them and you want them click the link.

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Blockhead Skateboards Classic Reissue

by The Editors on June 25, 2015

Blockhead Reissue

Dave Bergthold, the creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards, is sneaking out a small run of reissues of some of Blockheads most iconic designs. Included in this limited edition collection is the Streetstyle, Sam Cunningham’s pro model, the Hard Times, and Omar Hassan’s Pro model. The boards feature artwork by legendary skateboard graphic artist Ron Cameron. The decks are available for pre-order now and will ship in July. Click the link to order.

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Freestyle Gets Smart With Shark Tooth

by Sponsored Post on June 10, 2015

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We’ve said this before, but we’re done wearing watches that only tell the time. Partially because time of day is rarely on our minds, and mostly because we’ve become so used to wearing watches that quietly notify us to calls, events, emails, and text messages, that having a watch just for the time is like dragging around a sun dial on our wrists. Lucky for us, Freestyle has come up with a new watch that does much more than tell time.

Freestyle is well known for making simple, cheap surf watches, but with the new Shark Tooth they’re jumping in on the Bluetooth smart watch game with a reimagining of of their Shark Classic surf watch. The new Shark Tooth features real time surf metrics thanks to a partnership with WaveTrak (a.k.a. Surfline). Once paired to a compatible Android or iOS phone (that’s running the free Freestyle app) the Shark Tooth will serve up all the necessary surf data from your favorite surf spot right on your wrist including: weather, air and water high and low temps, wave height, interval, swell direction, wind speed (in knots) and direction, high and low tide times, and sunrise and sunset times. This is in addition to the watch’s regular functions like world time, stop watch, countdown timer (for heats, bru) and an alarm.

The Freestyle app will also use the phone’s GPS to track activities likes skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, biking, and more then show metrics like speed, distance, direction travelled, and calories burned. And if those aren’t enough parlor tricks for the tech-weeniest surfer, the Shark Tooth can also provide a remote control over a connected phone’s camera and music player.

The Shark Tooth doesn’t pass on smart notifications to the wrist or let you read texts and emails in the lineup and we have experienced repeated connection issues, but the watch retails for only $120. And at that price, it’s a fine surf watch that does much more than tell time.

For all the specs follow the jump. To buy the watch, check here:

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Vans + Disney = Magic Kingdom Kicks

by The Editors on June 5, 2015

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There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.

Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.

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