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Blue Fox Wood Indoor Basketball Hoop

Custom made to order from sustainably forested lumber, the Blue Fox Wood Basketball Hoop lets you enjoy some casual mini-hoops without adding a child's toy to your home or office. Its backboard is stained with a weathered gray wash and finished with a protective semi-gloss varnish, and is paired with a US-made 9" diameter black steel rim with matching black net. Finding a matching black ball is entirely to you.

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Bagtag Electronic Luggage Tag

The worst part about traveling is the time spent at the airport. Waiting in line, going through security and checking in your bags is part of a list of tedious tasks to check off before you step onto the plane and ascend into the clouds. Luckily, the Bagtag was created to make the process easier. Founded in the Netherlands, the Bagtag is an electronic label that conveniently allows you to check in your suitcase whenever and wherever. You can skip those long lines at the airport, reducing the risk of your luggage getting lost in the sea of suitcases.

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Nanopresso Portable Coffee Maker

Nanopresso is an upgraded version of the popular Minipresso compact travel coffee maker. The sleek pocket-sized machine has the ability to brew hand-pumped espresso, simply place one dose of ground coffee in the container, or a Nespresso capsule, add hot water, release the button, pump several times to pressurize (capable of reaching a maximum of 18 bars) and voila, you are ready to enjoy great coffee! It can easily create a wide range of espresso styles, plus it can use freshly ground coffee or encapsulated coffee pods. You no longer need to be confined to your kitchen or office counter, now you can enjoy your espresso wherever you go, and because it uses no batteries, you can be camping and still make a fresh brew.

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Vans Unveils the Skateboarding Inspired “Rubber Cap” Pack

Holding on to its skateboarding heritage, Vans has released a new “Rubber Cap” pack which features a semi-circular rubber patch on each model to stop them getting ripped to shreds while skateboarding. The pack includes the Era Pro, Slip-On Pro, and AV Classic Pro, all of which come in a green/black/white colourway and feature the rubber cap as well as an Ultra Cush HD sockliner for impact protection, essentially making these the best skate shoes around.

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The North Face Renewed

The North Face is one of the world´s most recognizable outdoor apparel brands, their gear is hi-tech, reliable, long lasting, but also very expensive. Until now. The North Face Renewed  is an online store that sells refurbished apparel at affordable prices, while also reducing the overall environmental impact of those products from the brand. These are jackets, hoodies and other clothing items that have been returned, were defective or damaged. The North Face then cleans them up, repairs the damaged parts and sells them at a discounted price online.

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Pencil Dice

Let’s be honest. Carrying dice everywhere makes you look like some sort of back-alley hustler. Still, dice does provide some entertainment (especially if you're travelling). The Pencil Dice will be your everyday carry solution from now on. Simply roll the pencil to use it as a die. Now your writing instrument doubles as an entertaining time-waster and/or a decision-maker. This clever No. 2 is the work of Sebastian Bergne, a British industrial designer who’s transformed a slew of everyday objects into attractive, sometimes whimsical gear.

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The Only EDC You'll Need for Rainy Days

As autumn has come to blow down hopes of a late summer warmth, so has come the cold and wet mornings. But, there’s nothing wrong with a few showers so long as you’re prepared. The right gear to face the elements on a trip through nature or camping is easy to find but getting your EDC sorted to get you from home to work is sometimes more challenging. You don’t want style to suffer but you need your gear to be just as tough as when you’re exposed in the great outdoors. We’ve put together a quick guide to commuter EDC for rainy days — everything from your phone case to your jacket, all to keep you warm and dry without skipping style cues. 

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Grovemade Measuring Collection

Almost a decade after Grovemade’s founding, the brand continues to impress with desktop accessories, minimal designs, and functional products. Now, they’re turning their unique brand of clever aesthetics combined with functionality to something we imagine hasn’t changed since we were in grade school—rulers. Or, measuring devices, technically, since the new Measure Collection includes a ruler, triangle and protractor.

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Nintendo is Restocking the NES Classic Next Month

Nintendo will be re-introducing the NES Classic sooner rather than later. The retro mini-console was a fan favorite since its original launch in November 2016 and spearheaded the shift towards classic systems getting miniature updates — the latest company to get into the mix was SNK, with the Neo Geo. The NES Classic was originally discontinued in 2017 to the disappointment of many fans who hadn’t been able to buy one. This led to people being forced to buy a console through eBay, where prices tripled in the days following the announcement.

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Shinola Leather Tech Portfolio

We tend to compartmentalize our lives. Break things up into chunks and keep them separate. While conventional, such an organizational strategy lacks cohesion. It’s inefficient. Suddenly, you can’t remember if that parking validation stub went in your wallet or your backpack, or if your headphones are in your backpack or your gym bag. Bring some cohesion into your life with this leather tech portfolio from Shinola. Roomy and perfect for organizing all your gadgets, Shinola’s tech portfolio also offers a tactile experience that is unmatched in the realm of carrying cases. 

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Recipes for Good Luck

Many people argue they don’t believe in luck. Then they always play seven on a roulette table, dribble a basketball twice before shooting a free throw, and buy lottery tickets on their birthday. Let’s just admit that we want to believe in luck and we’ll take any lucky pointers we can get. We’re not the only ones; Maya Angelou, Thom Yorke, and other celebrities believe in luck too, and this book brings all their rituals and superstitions together. Recipes for Good Luck shares the quirky practices famous creatives use to stay creative. You might not find the success the politicians, scientists, and athletes who are included did, but, hey, it can’t hurt.

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Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad

The Grovemade Wireless Charging Pad boasts something few of its competitors have been able to: it looks GOOD.
Designed with not only the needs of your phone but also the aesthetic of your home in mind, the Pad’s 6.4mm thick stainless steel base offers sufficient weight and a touch of modern style, while the soft cork top allows for conduction of charge on a soft resting place for your device. 

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This Shower Beer Holder Is Something You Need

Ever so often something comes around and we think, do we need that? And the answer is no. But do we want that? Here, and in so many other cases, the answer is a resounding yes. What is the shower beer after all? It’s not the after work beer with a purpose. It’s not the beer you sip and savor to admire the craft of your brew. The shower beer says, I do what I want, when I want. And the shower beer holder makes that act of self-respect two steps easier.The all-in-one silicone holder grips smooth surfaces, like the glazed tile in your shower (or the marble or metal, depending your level of luxe). There’s nothing to install, just stick it on, and your can of beer will stay out of the spray of water and at the ready when it’s time for a gulp. Need? Maybe not. Want? Absolutely.

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The Capsule Backpack

One of the most important conveniences for a traveling photographer is the ability to keep all your camera gear portable and easily accessible while also keeping it safe. And while you could stash it all in a bulky backpack, you’ll probably be better off with Mission Workshop’s modular Capsule camera bag. Designed to fit in a number of the brand’s larger packs, The Capsule is the perfect means by which to carry all your cameras, lenses, battery packs, and other accessories without any excess weight. But it’s also padded and built from a weatherproof 1000D Nylon or MultiCam Black Camo Cordura to keep all your gear safe and sound.

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Aer Work Collection

Contemporary look. Clever design. Quality build. This is the stuff we have come to expect from Aer, a company focused on three things; simplicity, utility and durability. Aer is ready to do for work what it did for gym and for travel. The Work collection is designed for creators, makers, and doers. What does that mean? It means you can choose from a collection of packs crafted for the daily grind.

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This NOMAD Hammock Converts Into a Backpack

Inspired by the art of origami, the team at NOMAD Hammock spent three years designing and developing a unique hammock that converts into a backpack for everyday use. Using a combination of Cordura, body adaptive mesh and nylon materials, NOMAD is a 20L pack with enough room an entire weekend’s worth of essentials. But the coolest feature? It quickly and easily converts into a hammock. At first, the idea might seem crazy because camping hammocks don’t generally take up that much space, and they’re not exactly products you’re going to be using without some planning. But when you really think about, it’s genius because your backpack isn’t doing anything when you’re not using it to carry stuff. The NOMAD Hammock is currently raising money on Kickstarter with an expected delivery date of June if they meet their funding goal.

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Awayco Makes Surf Travel Easier Than Ever

Let's be real: traveling with surfboards sucks. Between worrying about careless baggage handlers busting your boards, absurd baggage fees and the hassle of carrying a board bag through a crowded airport, the entire process is seemingly designed to maximize stress.

Enter Awayco.

Awayco is a membership-based platform for high-performance surfboard rentals. They are now based in Australia, the United States and Indonesia. Their goal is to save you the hassle of traveling with surfboards and bring you the bottomless quiver bag that you’ve always wanted. 

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Summer Vests and the Forgettable Summer

Anyone that lives on the east coast of Australia will agree that it’s been one of the most forgettable summers—as far as waves are concerned—in living memory. Who are we kidding? Summer is generally a let down for waves on the east coast anyway, so you have got to make the most of what you have right? And the water can still more than often have a tinge of briskness in it, even in the peak of summer. So the legends at Adelio sent out Chippa Wilson and Robbie Rickard to find some 1-foot mush to splash around in and give their new vests a workout. find them here.

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Made for the Makers

There are a select few pairs of sneakers that really make us think about our formative years—almost every single pair of Vans classics is on that list. Sure, there isn’t a celebrity name attached to any of them, but that hasn’t stopped the Authentics, Slip-On, Old Skool or SK8-Hi from becoming legendary sneakers in their own right. And now, Vans is re-releasing all four of those models in a new collection called “Made for the Makers.”

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Rose Colored Gaming Clear SNES

Started in 2012 by a couple of guys modding gaming systems, Rose Colored Gaming has grown into a studio creating some of the coolest pieces of gaming tech and accessories you’ll find. Their latest creation is The SNES Re-imagined, a fully-functional SNES stripped from its dilapidated original housing and installed into a brand new, clear exterior. Each piece is hand-assembled and built out of a combination of laser cut and etched acrylic along with anodized aluminum hardware.

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