Since our last Outerboro post, the team has been hard at work innovating and reinventing the way we interact with fabric on a daily basis. Enter the Stealth Bomber Jacket. Continue reading Outerboro Stealth Bomber Jacket
The Burton Sleeper Full-Zip Hoodie is essential for travelers who want to catch some rest between point A and point B. This is not your typical sweatshirt. The Sleeper features a removable, inflatable neck pillow for optimum comfort at 30,000 feet. A contoured light shield keeps out unwanted light, allowing you to snooze anywhere. Your passport and tickets are safely contained in internal zippered pockets. The hoodie is comfortable in any cabin temperature, with zippered pit vents and a mesh lining. Thumb holes at the cuff add the extra warmth your hands are looking for. The hoodie is great for travel and everything else. Buy ($100)
Generic Surplus is a footwear company founded as an extension to The Generic Man, a luxury footwear brand. Generic Surplus aims to create modern, every-day shoes that blur the lines between sneaker and shoe. They’re both casual and somewhat formal, and the ‘generic’ unbranded look makes them even more unique. Some of our favorites include the Borstal, the Klein, and the classic Obey High Top. With a range of styles and colors, this is your one stop shop for refreshingly different kicks. Buy ($58+)
Tired of only having a couple sizes to choose from when buying a shirt, and none of them truly fit the way you want them to? STANTT wants to fix that. With over 50 sizes, all you have to do is give them three measurements: Chest, Waist, and Sleeve Length; and they will send you a shirt that fits you perfectly. Using DataFit™ Technology, STANTT will find you a better fit, guaranteed. STANTT asserts that every size is already made, so you won’t have to wait weeks for it to be custom made. Featuring a contemporary collar, single barrel cuff, and a hybrid bottom, this is the best fitting casual shirt money can buy. (Buy $70+) Continue reading STANTT Casual Shirts with a Tailored Feel
If you are a slave to a job that doesn’t offer casual Friday’s, or you love making a statement with bold socks, Nigel Knox Nifty Socks are the socks for you. Stemming from the most recent Friday fashion trend on Wall Street, crazy socks are making a resurgence among even the most modest of crowds. They show a bit of a sense of humor in an otherwise business as usual environment. Nigel Knox describes themselves as ‘an upscale purveyor of Nifty Socks, dedicated to perfecting the art of casual sophistication.’ And they’ve hit the nail on the head. Their socks are crafted in Italy with the finest of materials, and finished with hands on techniques. Materials such as Pima Cotton, Merino Wool, Cashmere and Alpaca fibers are used to make these some of the best socks on the market. Buy ($19.50-$45)
As a man who has a fairly good eye for fashion, sometimes it’s hard to actually find nice clothes that fit. I am what some would call vertically challenged. At 5’8″ I’m smack in the middle of average height, so you think there would be more choices. It seems that most quality goods cater to the 6′ and taller set. Peter Manning NYC is a clothier that serves men that are five-foot-eight and shorter. As you would imagine, the main focus is pants, but Manning also offers a great selection of shirts, sweaters, blazers and even ties. Their four step sizing system ensures the perfect fit for men of small stature. Shop now.
The 2014 Honda Grom has just hit the streets. This no frills street sport bike may lack the power of a super bike, but it retains all the fun and Honda engineering standards through and through. Powered by a 125cc fuel-injected engine, this lightweight machine will be a blast on Main Street or mountain roads. It’s a small bike with big features. Hydraulic disc brakes and a 4 speed transmission get the job done quick, whether you’re stopping or going. The low seat height of 29.7 inches allows for easy flat-foot stops and a comfortable ride. The Grom is a 2-up capable ride, so be sure to bring a friend. Starting at just $2,999, this is a great first or even second bike. Visit your local Honda dealer today! Check out Honda’s hype video after the jump. Continue reading 2014 Honda Grom
The CST-01 by Central Standard Timing is claimed to be the thinnest watch in the world. Utilizing E Ink technology, its creators were able to set a clock into a 0.5mm pocket etched into a single piece of stainless steel. The product of this mating is an ultra-thin, ultra-flexible, rugged watch with excellent readability and style for days. Make that months. On a single 10 minute charge from the base station, the CST-01 will last a whole month. The watch is water resistant and the time can be set using the base station, which keeps the watch itself simple. The CST-01 is expected to ship around February 2014 for $145, and comes in 4 different colors. Pre-Order
The Sea-Doo Spark is a breath of fresh air for the Personal Watercraft industry. It is a lightweight, fuel-efficient package that offers fun for every type of rider, whether they’re just starting out or are seasoned experts on a ski. The Spark comes in either a two or three seat version and weighs in at just about 400lbs (421lbs for the three seat model). The base engine is a 60hp 899cc Rotax unit, but the Spark really shines with the High Output Engine option, bumping the power up to 90hp. This power, combined with the low weight of the ski makes for an excellently competitive power to weight ratio. Sea-Doo had safety in mind when they designed the Spark. Optional Intelligent Brake and Reverse (IBR) allows the Spark to stop up to 100 feet sooner than other watercraft, with the added bonus of superb maneuverability and easy docking ability. The Spark comes in 5 brilliant colors and is offered with a number of great accessories. It offers a sporty ride for an unheard of price, starting at just $4,999. Video after the jump.
We always seem to find the coolest bike related gadgets on Kickstarter. Check out our post on Revolights. This is no exception. The Rideye is a black box camera for your bike. The camera continuously records and saves the last 2.5 hours of video, so you can instantly have record of any incidents. With one touch of the button, you can stop the recording and instantly save the file. In the event of a crash, the blackbox sensor will automatically save the file. The best part is that you only need to charge the Rideye once a month. The 120° wide angle lens on the HD camera is sure to capture everything you encounter. Crafted from aircraft-grade hard-anodized aluminum, the water resistant camera makes for quite a durable package. The Rideye will be available March 2014 for $149. Preorder now. Check out some Rideye footage after the jump.
The SlimFold Wallet is a waterproof, ultra-strong and ultra thin wallet made of Tyvek; the same material used in postal envelopes. This wallet measures 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and is 6x thinner and 5x lighter than comparable leather wallets. SlimFold features 10 easy-access card slots and a convenient ID window for any situations that may arise where you need to quickly present your credentials. The eco-friendly construction process and fully recyclable design will put your mind at ease. The SlimFold comes in an assortment of colors, and has a simple yet effective design. There are two versions of the SlimFold currently available, each for only $20. Buy.
The Weekender by Everlane should be a staple of every man’s travel kit. This lightweight cabin-sized bag is perfect for day trips and weekend trips. Its reverse denim construction make it stand out, but in all the right ways. Everlane spared no expense, employing 100% leather straps and accents, and water resistant khaki twill lining. The Weekender fits in any overhead compartment. Priced right at $95, this bag will set you apart from the rest. Buy
Limitless LED has come up with a modern solution for your home’s lighting, by adding wifi to the common light bulb. Starting at just $16 per LED smart-light, you won’t find a cheaper lighting automation solution that can perform like Limitless LED. Available in basic white and color LED, you can now control your entire house’s lighting system with your smartphone. Limitless not only allows you to control your lighting’s on/off capabilities, but offers seamless control of up to 4 zones of lighting. The white bulbs go from Warm White to Cool White, feature a nightlight mode and full brightness control. The color bulbs offer the same features of the white bulb, through the full color spectrum. The lights also have dozens of flashing color changing disco modes. The color starter kit comes with two color bulbs, a wifi bridge receiver box, remote, and the free app store LimitlessLED app for just $57. Video after the jump. Continue reading Limitless LED
The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)
STUNGlasses are a fairly new entrant into the cheap sunglasses world. With a basic Wayfarer-esque shape, these frames carry a timeless design at an affordable price. For a bit more, STUN also offers a polarized option for just under $25. These are great for going places you wouldn’t normally go with your expensive Ray-Bans; such as, jet skiing, mountain biking, running etc. Get your STUNs today, starting at just $15.99
Here at GearPlug, we tend to keep our readers updated on the latest and greatest new gear and gadgets. This is not one of those posts. Today we’d like to highlight a website that caters to “Genuine Vintage and Retro Sunglasses from the 70’s, 80’s and beyond…”. Continue reading Giant Vintage Sunglasses