Folding chairs by Chicago-suburb awning company Zip Dee who’s been in business since 1967. Plenty of vintage chairs circulating out there but some pretty decently priced specials on there site, here.
The Tiny Mess is one part photo book and one part cook book documenting the compact kitchens of unconventional homes and the meals that come out of them as well as some examples of cooking techniques created by the residents out of necessity. Pre-order on Kickstarter or keep an eye out for the release in June of next year.
I’m on my second pair of Giro‘s all-around trail riding Terraduro shoes after riding the hell out of my first pair. In fact, it was really all the walking around that did in the Vibram soles and not so much actual riding. It’s not every day that I need stiff XC-style shoes and the added traction of a true full rubber sole makes my regular hike-a-bike duties far less precarious. The other main feature of the shoe I’m particularly fond of is the stout toe cap because frankly, I’m not the most graceful rider. My pedal strokes often take blows from rocks and logs so that patch of tough material keeps the shoe, and my toes, from being mercifully pounded into oblivion. Sure, at 420 grams at the median 43.5 size they aren’t the lightest trail shoe but they’re stiff enough for spirited riding and will hold up against a whole lot of abuse. Scoop up a pair here or your local Giro dealer.
Side note: the women’s Terradura comes in pretty nice teal and black colorway!
These sneakers from Teva really stuck with me when I visited Westerlind’s showroom earlier this year and they’re finally released for FW16. Nope, no velcro straps to be found here that you probably associate with the brand’s iconic sandals which have been in production since 1984. The Arrowood come in a low and chukka-height shape as well as Lux edition that features a full leather upper- both feature Teva’s lightweight and waterproof FloatLite sole. I’m partial to the speckled midsoles, scoop up a pair here.
Beekeeper Co is a cap line by Cole Maness produced by fellow Californian and sewer Yanco Customs. The bee keeper cap was inspired by a one Edmund Hillary wore on his 1953 expedition of Everest, as seen in the film Beyond The Edge. Perfect for adventures with ample sun exposure and if stripes aren’t your thing a Safari khaki is currently being offered.
The Mk II Golf has been a longtime favorite chassis but the Country model is one that I don’t recall coming across at any East Coast Volkswagen show I’ve been to. Offroad features included front and rear guards, improved clearance, skid plate, and of course four-wheel Syncro drive. Fittingly pictured in these marketing photos in the classic ‘Montana Green’ paint. It might not be the adventuremobile a Syncro Westy may be but it still looks like a lot of fun to me.