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Every week, our inbox is overflowing with news on gear, apparel, and tech news from around the world. In this feature, we will analyze the best of them. Today: Jack Daniels and Coca-Cola formalize, Smithey’s new No. 11 Deep Skillet drops and Apple ushers in the M2 era.
Huckberry x Chaco Z/1 “Tarpon” Sandal
The Chaco Z/1 sandal outshines the competition in nearly every category, and their exclusive ocean-chic inspired version with IH-approved Huckberry means they can add style to this list too. Made in the USA, the ChacoGrip outsole and LUVSEAT footbed ensure Chaco’s continued claim as the most comfortable sandals.
Pre-seasoned carbon steel griddle.
Made In’s newest concoction of cookware is the Swedish-made carbon steel griddle, which has nice touches like raised handles, and is still designed to handle all normal dishes, from buttermilk pancakes to burgers. To help with the latter, they even throw in a grill press. (Good thing we’ve also provided you with a guide to smashing burgers.)
One hour and nine minutes. That’s how fast the Leatherman Darkside sold out on Tuesday. (In truth, it was probably faster. It was the time between emails when they said it was out and when it was out of stock. We have the receipts there.) So, what’s wrong with this multitool? This is the second release of the brand’s Garage initiative, where they release limited edition models with new tool combinations, new coatings and new materials, models that will never be made again from the same way. If you want to preview the next release, you really need to sign up for their emails.
Turntable Ikea OBEGRÄNSAD
We won’t argue that IKEA teaming up with Swedish House Mafia (supergroup of DJs and creators of 2012’s ‘Don’t You Worry, Child’ radio hit) for a foray into hi-fi audio isn’t objectively hilarious, but we’re undeniably curious about the end result. More details to come, with a release slated for the fall.
MC1R Sun Cream SPF 50
MC1R Magazine, a leading carrot publication, turned to SUN CARE for an SPF50 block made and designed for (you guessed it) redheads. Using particularly compatible UV filters, the non-whitening lotion claims to protect extra-sensitive skin prone to freckles.
Coca-Cola x Jack Daniel Canned Cocktail
If anything, we’re surprised it’s taken industry titans Coca-Cola and Jack Daniel’s so long to officially bond, but after decades of being the unofficial drink of… well, everyone world, a canned Jack and Coke cocktail is coming soon to a bar near you.
3sixteen Vacation Shirt
The perfect summer shirt does not exist.
Leon Kyoto House Collection
Do we like the term “Japandi”, an interior design style that mixes Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics? Not particularly. But that doesn’t stop us from coveting every piece in House of Leon’s new Kyoto collection, which uses this starting point to craft pieces of furniture that can be dropped right into your home as is (those blood orange dining chairs, maybe) or be the basis of a complete makeover. Considering all the time you’ve spent indoors in recent years, chances are you’re looking for one.
Ember’s app-controlled, stay-warm mug is a completely unnecessary extravaganza. It’s also totally worth the $100 price tag, as evidenced by their prime placement on our desks. If the larger size wasn’t appropriate for your coffee habits (perhaps you’re a fan of flat white), then consider the 6 oz. Ember Cup which has just been added to the range.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Auto Watch
It may not look like a traditional Hamilton, with its wraparound crown guard and styling that seems to lean more towards contemporary diver’s watches, but the Khaki Navy Frogman stays true to the brand in two ways: by offering real-world functionality (this is the company’s “most technically capable maritime watch,” and so a ton of watch for not a ton of dough. We like it best with the black or green rubber strap.
Smithey No. 11 Deep Pan with Glass Lid
At this point, i.e. after cooking with their heritage products for over a year, we’ll be buying just about anything Smithey wants to sell us (even this little pipsqueak skillet). No. 11 isn’t just any cast, though. It’s the piece we’ve been waiting for: their rounded pan with a polished interior, but puffed up to be a jack-of-all-trades, which is aided by the included glass lid. It doesn’t hurt that it’s gorgeous. (Yes, we just called a gorgeous skillet.)
Tamworth distilling crab trapper whiskey
While Tamworth’s crab-infused whiskey isn’t for the faint-hearted, there’s no denying the all-new “complex flavors” it brings to the table.
MacBook Pro 13″ M2
Among the news from Apple’s recent WWDC event was the surprise announcement of an M2 supercharged 13″ MacBook Pro. Boasting improved speed and power efficiency, an improved CPU (8 cores), GPU (10 cores) and all the PU you could think of, it’s sure to be the best MacBook to date.
Miller Lite Beer Charcoal
Ah, grilling, the near-perfect summertime activity. How could we improve it? If you answered with something sane like, say, a built-in rig fan, we applaud you, but for those whose minds immediately went to BEERCOAL, boy, do we have a treat for you . Miller’s Lite line of charcoal, steeped in classic pilsner taste, sold out instantly, but that won’t stop us (and shouldn’t deter you) from keeping an eye out for a restock.
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