Vans have always been our number one choice for after riding activities, but we can’t say our feet always stayed warm and dry. In fact, we’ve frozen our feet for fashion many times. That’s why it’s nice to see this new line of Vans Mountain Edition Sk8-His and Eras that have been winterized for our protection.
Designed for the elements, the Era MTE and Sk8-Hi MTE are re-engineered Classic silhouettes with weather-resistant builds. Premium Scotchgard™ protected uppers, fleece linings and a heat retention layer between sock liner and outsole keep the feet warm and dry. The original vulcanized waffle mold is reversed and extended to form a lug outsole that provides upgraded traction on wet surfaces and in snow.
Warm, cozy, dry and good looking. That’s about all we could ask for. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans. [click to continue…]
Back in January of 2013 Paul Flannery of Australia based Strewth Snowboards pitched his step-in snowboard binding on indigogo. He hoped to raise $100,000, but when the funding drive ended two months later only $5,295 had been raised.
Now, Flannery is back and on the beg for funding once again. This time on Kickstarter. Flannery has apparently lowered his sights in his second go round and is only asking for $50,000 in Australian dollars. With 22 days to go Strewth has raised $7,865. Sadly, for most snowboarders it seems getting into their bindings isn’t that big of a problem. If you’d someone who has a rough time with binding straps (or with bending over) step up and provide funding, why don’t you?
Those who’ve actually used the GoPro camera that their mom’s got them last Christmas know what a nightmare it can be keeping all the pieces together. There’s the cords, the cases, the mounts. Never having the right piece was enough to make us mothball our camera for weeks at a time. But incase has a solution with their new Mono Kit.
The Mono Kit, an innovative silicone travel case that serves as a protective container for one GoPro® camera as well as batteries and accessories; the Dual Kit, which holds two GoPro® cameras and the Accessory Cartridge, the ideal travel bag for camera cords, batteries, mounts, housings and back doors.
Hear that mom? If you bought the camera, looks like you’re going to need to buy the case as well. They go on sale at Best Buy and Goincase.com on August 31, 2014. For the official word from incase, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Dave Bergthold, the legendary creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards and the TV show Built To Shred, is kickstarting a whole new skateboarding groove with the launch of Skate Crate. These retro skateboard designs are taking skateboarding back 100 years to the days of a two-by-four and a fruit crates, but doing it in an all new way.
Utilizing high quality Baltic Birch and Canadian Maple for both the crate and modern skateboard deck, Skate Crate replaces the bone shaking metal wheels of old with smooth riding urethane cruiser wheels. The crates feature eyelet hooks to easily tie down a 12-pack, groceries, or a backpack inside the box. Vintage fruit crate labels, classic motorcycle racing, and car club designs were the influence for the fully-assembled Flying Tiger, Raceway, and Sidewalk Screamer models. The DIY kits come unassembled with racing-inspired decals available to encourage hands-on fun.
Click here to visit the Skate Crate Kickstarter page and help get these retro skateboards rolling, or follow the jump for all the official details from Skate Crate by Blockhead.
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To celebrate the release of Todd Francis’ new book Look Away, Antihero Skateboards is launching a reissue collection called Worst of the Worst.
Check out the mini site to see the limited tees, sticker packs and hand signed limited decks, along with a sneak peek at Todd’s new book including unseen artwork, original sketches and classic board graphics for Antihero and more. Available Now in Select Skate shops.
For the young this is all new, fas or the rest of you, just let the nostalgia splash over you like a spilled PBR. Then no one will notice your tears for better days.
We’ll admit it. We’re suckers for every single version of the Vans Old Skool that ever comes out. That’s why we’re pointing out this new Kyle Walker Collection.
. . . the Oklahoma native customized a Vans Slip-On ‘59 Pro and the staple Old Skool ‘92 Pro with premium pig suede uppers, corduroy details and custom insole artwork on Vans proven ULTRACUSH HD technology by Kyle’s good Oklahomie, Brian Nichols. The Vans Pro Classics Kyle Walker pack is equipped to maximize performance with enhanced cushioning and durability for the long haul while still looking clean and classy in true white and burgundy color schemes.
The good news is that these shoes are available only at finer skate shops worldwide (are there any left?).
With 13 days to go the Hexo+ autonomous action cam drone has raised over $971,101 on Kickstarter. Their goal was only $50,000. Makes us wonder if there isn’t some fuzzy Silicon Valley VC math at work here, but either way it would appear that we’re all one step closing to having drones follow us everywhere we go capturing every boring minute of our action sports lives. Where will we find the hard drive space?
We’ve seen the Christian Hosoi Hammerhead surfboards from UNIV, now Penny Skateboards has updated their Christian Hosoi Signature Series with the Penny Nickel 27 inch Hammerhead.
In speaking about his partnership with Penny and the “Hammerhead” graphic, Hosoi says that it came about when he was a young kid with big dreams wanting to do something outside of the box. “I was wanting to be an individual, creative, artistic entity. Skateboarding is art, mixed with what we love to do….and that’s where determination…(and) motivation comes from, it comes from a place where you do it because you love it. Not because you’re going to get something from it, but because you’re going to give back to it.”
For more details, click the link.
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Spy Optic is celebrating 20 years of sunglass making with the Happy 20 Collection. The retro forward sunglasses come in three limited edition styles: the Fore, the Union, and the Heir.
“SPY has now been on the vanguard of eyewear evolution for twenty years,” says Michael Marckx, SPY president and CEO. “The Happy 20 Collection combines our distinct design heritage with our current technologies to make something for people who have been with SPY all along and for those who are just hopping on the train. Plus, we give a nod to where we are all headed. In any form, we promise you’re in for a fun ride.”
The glasses are built with recycled metals, plus Spy’s 100 percent biodegradable Plantate frame material. And, they feature Happy Lenses as well. Thought they wouldn’t? The retail from between $130 to $170. For the official word from Spy, follow the jump.
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Raen kicks down a little classic heavy-frame style with their new Archar.
. . . a tip of the hat to the squared off old-schoo of Raen styles past with a modern updated appear. Details inlude a knocked out bridge and metal appliqué above the brown and on the temple. The archer offers an option for the new Stout or Ripple acetate.
And yes, they look good $135 dollars (and free shipping). Click the link to snatch some up.