Category Archives: accessories

Cadence: Turbo Pt. 2

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Damn, Cadence hits it out of the park with this summer kit release for part 2 of the Turbo collection. The white/pink grid design is on point for warm weather riding, shouts out to the DeFeet shoe covers especially as well as the Purist tall bottles (necessary for summer sufferfests).

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Cadence Spring/Summer 2013 Pt.1

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Cadence has just released a new collection for the warm months, chilled out softgoods for beach cruises and park hangs. Always good design from the Cali brand, peep the web store for the selections.

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Salomon – Designed For Freedom

Teetering on the edge of overblow, Solomon manages to keep this video on the inspiring and beautifully shot end of the spectrum, a treatise of why we seek the outdoors and the serenity of being embedded in nature. I’m no trail runner or nordic skier but I can appreciate the sentiment, I usually can’t turn off the mail client and browser quick enough at the end of the day and trade them for the soundtrack of a freewheel through country roads. Nice work from a brand who is wisely following the lead of other content creators in their marketplace.

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The Hobo Knife by Sitka x CaseXX

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Vancouver Island’s Sitka has released their take on the classic ‘Hobo Knife’ made by USA knife maker CaseXX. To celebrate the release of the Hobo knife they have put together this great photo series and video to present the knife in all its glory; train yard lurking, fire warming and bean eating goodness.

“Some go where the wind takes them. Some push back against the breeze with all their might. Some, like the hobo, realizing that from strong winds grow strong trees, choose which gusts to jump aboard and which to let pass by.

Hobos were people who, in the face of economic hardship, took to trains in search of work and a living wage. What began as a means to survival became a way of life for some, and continues to this day.

The Hobo Knife is a tool to aid you on the road. With a removable knife, spoon and fork (complete with bottle opener), this knife has everything you need for life on the road or rails.

The Hobo Knife is a collaborative effort between Sitka and CaseXX, producing a USA-made, custom, one-of-a-kind, utility style knife. The Hobo knife features custom engraved Sitka ‘Hoboglyphs’ on the blade and Sitka branding on the oak handle.”

I am a bit biased on this one as I did the artwork for the knife but as a knife collector and lover myself this is a win/win for me. Head over to Sitka to grab yourself a Hobo and live the life…

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Truce Bags

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Truce is a bag and accessory line designed and manufactured in Portland, Oregon. From their About,

‘Truce prides itself on re-purposing high-performance fabrics that may have been otherwise discarded. Recycled sailcloth, waterproof drysuit fabric, and ballistic weaves are reclaimed and assembled with high-performance hardware at our shop, and everything we make is a limited edition.’

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Brixton Summer 2013 Lookbook

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Brixton just released this seasonal lookbook for their new 2013 summer collection. Always like to see a new lookbook from these guys, I don’t know any other brand that has their image and style down as well as the Brixton boys, always coming correct with the presentation. Now I just want to catch a wave, a fish and a few rays, but its barely sunny here and the forecast calls for rain all weekend and no waves anytime soon, maybe i can catch that fish?

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mater-piece Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

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Japanese bag and accessories company master-piece brings this look at their spring/summer 2013 collection. With their bags all being made in Osaka with high quality craftsmanship and unique materials and fabrics the brand really nails it in the bag dept.  Another thing I always like about the brand is their presentation, with high quality lookbooks that give a certain mood that really works with the collections themselves. This time around they went all SoCal on us with this surf inspired lookbook, which really ties in with the custom hand-made surfboard range they worked on with Japanese board shapers T-Men.

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