Collapsible Bucket by Wacky Practicals

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Sometimes you need a bucket, but most of the time you don’t, which is why the Collapsible Bucket by Wacky Practicals is such a great idea.

Made from a durable silicone material with a stainless steel handle, the Collapsible Bucket is versatile bucket for a variety of applications. When unneeded, it can be folded down and stored in your closet, shed, trunk, or motorcycle pannier, but when called for it can be expanded to four different levels. When fully expanded the Collapsible Bucket is capably of holding up to 7 liters.

Available in multiple colors, you can check out Wacky Practicals’ full line of Collapsible Bucket at: wackypracticals.com

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BRIK Fietsen Commuter Bike

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With a drive shaft  instead of a typical chain, BRIK Fietsen commuter bikes are as low-maintenance as they are stylish.

Founded by Wouter Eigebrood, Netherlands-based BRIK Fietsen offers high quality, stylish, and relatively budget-friendly commuter bikes. All of the bikes, including their electric model, are outfitted with a drive shaft instead of a chain to deliver a cleaner, quieter cycling experience. This system delivers a very consistent rate of efficiency without any adjustments or maintenance, making it ideal for every-day commuting.

BRIK Fietsen offers a variety of frames designs that range from classic to modern. Each bike can be accessorized with choice of leather saddles, grips, baskets and child seat.

For more information, visit their website at: brikfietsen.nl 

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Suitroller by Rollor

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Just roll and go, the easy-to-use Suitroller by Rollor takes all the hassle out of traveling with a suit.

Perfect for commuters and frequent business travelers, the Suitroller is a great way to transport your suits without wrinkles or creases. By rolling rather than folding, the Suitroller puts continuous pressure around the suit while eliminating any and all crease point. Raised sides along the edges help to keep the roll straight and even. Once rolled up, the whole package can be easily carried using the handle or the hands-free strap.

For more information about Suitroller, watch the instructional video below. To purchase, check out their website: rollor.com

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Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub

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Possibly the most extravagant piece of camping equipment yet, the Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub lets you bring the relaxation of a hot spring where ever you’re staying.

The portable tub folds down to fit inside a duffle bag that can easily be transported in the back trunk of a car. The tub should ideally be set up next to a water source, so it can be filled using a small water pump. Once filled, the water is heated using a spiral water coil that can be powered by either propane, natural gas, or firewood. Large enough of five people, the Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub is perfect for large groups looking to take the “rough” out of “roughing it”.

For more information about the Nomad Hot Tub, take a look theoriginalnomad.com

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Overland Journal | Fall Issue Release Ride

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We’re celebrating the release of Overland Journal’s new fall issue by holding a dual-sport dirt ride on Sunday, August 17th. So throw on the knobby tires and come join the fun!

Earlier this year, we took a trip into the desert with Overland’s executive creative director Sinuhe Xavier to document the travails of riding big adventure bikes through the backcountry of Death Valley. Now, with our story coming out in the new Fall Issue, we are celebrating by hosting an all-day dual-sport ride.

What (the Ride): We’ll start the day at AETHERhq where we’ll hand out free advance copies of the Fall Issue of Overland Journal. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Even if you can’t make the ride, feel free to come hang out with us in the morning.

Riders will then depart along a specially curated route: up and over the Angeles Crest, along Soledad road, and past Vasquez Rocks, to a network of dirt trails in the hills above Santa Clarita. (Anyone who is NOT riding a dual-sport bike can join us for this portion of the ride and bail out at Vasquez Rocks) Starting at Rowher Flats OHV Area, a mere 40 miles outside of the city, we will explore some of the best fire roads and dirt trails in Southern California as we snake our way up into the mountains around Bouquet Canyon. Nothing too technical, but riders should have experience riding on dirt, gravel, light sand.

Around noon we will break for lunch on the trail. Riders should pack their own lunch ahead of time. We will bring along some water and supplies, but riders are responsible for feeding themselves.  Afterwards, we’ll finish off the rest of the loop before heading back down the canyon and towards the city sometime in the late afternoon.

When: Sunday, August 17th 2014. Meet at 8am.

Where: AETHERhq (6100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038)

Things you need:
1.) Dual-sport bike (Street-legal, highway-capable)
2.) Some experience riding dirt (Expect fire roads: loose dirt, gravel, and light sand)
3.) Packed lunch (Impress your friends with your killer trail-side spread)

Everyone interested in joining must RSVP to michael@aetherapparel.com. We want to make sure we have enough Overland Journal copies to hand out to everyone. Plus, you don’t want to get short changed on donuts! Nobody wants that.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to a great ride! See you soon!

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iSHOXS ProMount

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GoPro just got a little more professional with the new iSHOXS ProMount.

The German engineered iSHOXS ProMount promises a rock-solid platform with a vice-like grip to allow you capture amazing GoPro footage no matter where you go.  It is the end result of an cooperative effort by industrial engineers and profession athletes to develop a filming platform that would allow them to capture highly-dynamic activities.

Featuring a shock-absorbing rubberized tread and a quick release leaver, the iSHOXS ProMount is designed to handle function under harsh challenging conditions. Made from CNC drilled aluminum, it’s both lightweight and highly durable.  Ideal for winter sports, mountain biking, motorcycles, kayaking, off-roading, and any other high kinetic energy activity.

For more information about the iSHOX ProMount, check out their website: ishoxs.de

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Oto Cycles Electric Bikes

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Designed by Barcelona-based Oto Cycles, the OtoK and OtoR electric bicycles have a retro cafe racer style.

It can be hard to make electric bikes sexy, but Oto Cycles seems to have pulled it off by borrowing styling cues from vintage motorcycles. Inside of its iconic looking aluminum fuel tank is a NCM battery that powers a 250w electric motor, giving the bike plenty of power with a twist of the throttle. It’s drop handlebars and Brooks leather saddle accentuates the throw-back style, while a LCD display helps give the bikes some modern functionality. The bikes comes in a variety of colors, both matte and gloss.

For more information about Oto Cycles, check out their website: otocycles.com

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Navdy HUD Display

 

 

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The Navdy is a state-of-the-art heads-up display system designed to work in just about any model car.

The device connects with your smart phone via Bluetooth to deliver navigation info, incoming notifications, and even your car’s performance vitals  (accessed via OBD II port) on a transparent 5.1 inch display above your dashboard. All this, without any extensive modifications or complicated wiring.

Navdy comes with an integrated infrared camera that offers touchless gesture control, allowing drivers to accept an incoming call by swiping left or dismiss it by swiping right. Voice recognition capabilities of either Siri or Google voice, can also be used to initiate phone calls or to dictate texts.

Navigation cues, complete with turn-by-turn directions are also provided. With priority given to on-screen direction, the navigation won’t vanish when a call comes in. Instead the navigation continues while the conversation takes place in the background, allowing you to talk to someone without getting lost.

For more information about the Navdy, check out the promo video below. To pre-order yours today, check out their website: navdy.com

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Wood Casting by Hilla Shamia

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Israeli designer Hilla Shamia joins aluminum and solid wood in a process he calls “Wood Casting.”

Placing an uncut tree trunk in a mold, Shamia pours molten aluminum directly onto the wood – burning it slightly and darkening its exterior. The liquid aluminum finds its way into all the cracks and knots of the wood and creates an interlocking connection when it cools and hardens. The wood then gets cut lengthwise and put into another mold to make the frame and legs of the piece.

Each piece is completely unique due to the various types of wood and their particular texture. For more information about the process, check out his website at: hillashamia.com

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Bike Lift and Carry by Mukomelov

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The Bike Lift and Carry by Kiev-based Mukomelov design studio is designed to help urban cyclists carry their bike up steep hills and stairs.

Anchored to the seat post, the Bike Life and Carry unrolls like an airport line divider and attaches to the front handlebar with a clip. This gives cyclists to ability to hoist the bicycle over the their shoulder and carry it. This can be especially useful for bicycles without a straight top tube, such as the Dutch-style step-through featured in the picture above. The Bike Lift and Carry also frees up a rider’s hands so they can more easily navigate crowded spaces and open doors.

The strap adjusts to accommodate people of various heights and different bike sizes. A button on the side of the case can be used to lock the length in place and to automatically recoil the strap away when the rider is ready to get back on the bike.

For more information about the Bike Lift and Carry, check out Mukomelov’s website: mukomelov.com

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