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Timberland’s Garrison Trail hiking boots use ReBOTL fabric for sustainability

For our choice on what type of footwear we would love to use on a daily basis, sneakers are out go-to gear. Perhaps it is the comfort, cushioning, breathability, weight, and style that makes it great for almost any occasion. However, when the action takes you outside of your comfort zone, this calls for something more rugged. Boots, on the other hand, are purpose-built for rough conditions and terrain. While these are usually not that stylish, the Timberland Garrison Trail hiking boots are an exception.

While we have seen attractive offerings from the brand over the years, its latest lineup boasts a cool feature. As many footwear companies strive to reduce their environmental impact, innovative manufacturing processes are apparently the answer. We have seen shoes from Adidas repurpose waste plastic from our oceans. Then there’s another one that uses fully biodegradable materials.

Timberland’s Garrison Trail series also has an ace up its sleeve as the fabric linings used by the hiking boots are made of ReBOTL. The company is pushing for a more sustainable future with all of its footwear with the help of the material. As the name suggests, this comes from plastic bottles that go through a special recycling process.

It might not sound glamourous, but the overall design of the Garrison Trail hiking boots is actually fashionable. It is available in three colorways: Brown Suede, Black Suede, and Light Grey Suede. The uppers are crafted out of waterproof leather with ReBOTL fabric lining. Meanwhile, the midsoles are using EVA for superior cushioning. The outsole flaunts TimerGrip traction technology with climbing grade rubber for the heel piece and toe bumper.

Garrison Trail hiking boots  – $140.00

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This custom 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper Brown Sugar is for sale right now

We agree with most of our readers that camping out along or with buddies is an awesome way to destress. Of course, that is unless you prefer to cling to your creature comforts at home. There’s always a fine line to walk to consider in order to convince both parties to agree on something. Therefore, in our quest to find one, we’re happy to introduce this custom 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper dubbed the Brown Sugar.

This comes from the awesome team at River City Rods who had it on display at the SEMA 2019 show. Definitely, the amount of detail and craftsmanship going into this must have been staggering. Nevertheless, going back to our previous concern, this could be the answer to bridge the gap between the two sides. The donor vehicle features a 5.3-liter V8 engine and a 4L80E automatic transmission.

Hop aboard this cool ride, park it somewhere in the great outdoors and enjoy. From a design standpoint, the earthy colorway gives it a retro vibe that will spark envy from everyone else. That’s because this bespoke 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper is up for sale. You heard it right, but we can’t imagine anyone parting ways with this cool machine.

Nevertheless, that’s just how things go in the custom automotive market. Those hoping to learn more about it will marvel at the lavish interior. It’s like stepping into a stylish cabin with wooden elements mixing with modern components. The Brown Sugar 1983 Chevrolet C30 Camper sports an air ride suspension. Its heavy-duty cross-member is reliable enough to support everything once the suspension is lowered.

Own it now – $179,990

Images courtesy of River City Rods

The Luminox BEAR GRYLLS Survival 3740 MASTER SERIES calls for adventure

Learning basic survival skills when in the wild is crucial to ensure that you don’t end up pushing daisies in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps the most iconic personality that taught us the basic is none other than Edward Michael Grylls OBE. This British former SAS serviceman is popularly known as Bear Grylls and is the star of several TV shows that teaches folk how to survive in certain situations. With his help, the BEAR GRYLLS Survival 3740 MASTER SERIES springs into action

When it comes to timekeeping equipment for the great outdoors, Luminox is a reliable brand for ultimate reliability. Understanding what the user needs when facing difficult circumstances is what this manufacturer lives for. As such the BEAR GRYLLS Survival 3740 MASTER SERIES is ready to face any obstacle that comes its way.

This chronograph features a 45 mm CARBONOX+ casing with uni-directional turning bezel. The dial is mostly in black while the indices are in white. The watchmaker’s branding is just below the 12 o’clock mark while a Bear Grylls emblem sits on the right of the bottom sub-dial. Known for its Luminox Lighting Technology, the hands, indices, and bezel feature micro gas lights for superior low-light performance.

The sapphire lens touts an anti-reflective coating to keep the elements visible even in bright sunlight. The pushers are solid stainless steel, while the stainless-steel crown is wrapped in textured orange rubber to added grip. Powering the BEAR GRYLLS Survival 3740 MASTER SERIES is a RONDA 5030.D Quartz movement. This timekeeper is available with an orange or black silicone strap. Both variants ship with a compass to aid with navigation or map reading.

BEAR GRYLLS Survival 3740 MASTER SERIES – $890.00

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Porsche Design P’3631 Lighter is a sleek and Wind-Resistant Torch

A lighter is as handy as a flashlight. Not only does it illuminate dark areas but gives warmth and light without the added bulk and heft. The Porsche Design P’3631 lighter is one EDC that not only boasts quality, elegant finish, and functionality, it also feels good in your hand.

It sits well in your hand with its sleek and lightweight design. It also prevents your skin from getting burned. You don’t have to sacrifice your palm to the heat from the fire just to prevent wind from putting it out. It features two wind-resistant adjustable torch jets that operate with a single motion trigger. So it never disappoints no matter where you light up.

Moreover, the Porsche Design P’3631 lighter boasts vertically arranged jets that ensure perfect and even lighting of even the biggest cigars. The cigar punch comes in handy when you don’t have a cutter with you. This lighter is the perfect companion for cigar aficionados who can’t do without a light while on the go.

The Porsche Design P’3631 lighter also lets you know when you are running low on lighter fluid. It has an integrated window display that shows the precise amount of fluid left in its 1.5-gram tank.

Made of 65 percent metal and 35 percent synthetic material, the Porsche Design P’3631 lighter comes in a variety of colors to suit your personal taste. You can have it in black, titan, silver, and grey. Regardless of color, this everyday carry item should be in your must-have list. After all, lighters are not just good for cigars and cigarettes. They are handy too for lighting wood.

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These Fireplaces from RB73 will Warm You Up To Rust

Made of everlasting CorTen steel, which naturally develops a solid layer of rust—an oxide skin—to protect the metal alloy from the elements, the outdoor fireplaces from RB73 are built to last a lifetime, delivering warmth and unrivaled ambiance. Designed and built in the Netherlands, there are 5 fireplace models to choose from as well as unique firewood storage solutions, all featuring handmade craft construction.

Let The Lendlenser MH10 Headlamp Light The Way

The Lendlenser MH10 Headlamp is perfect for hikers, hunters, campers, fishers, and everyone who fancies the extreme outdoors. It is lightweight and equipped with up to 600 lumens of brightness. Three light settings; Power, Low Power, and Mid Power enables you to adjust the light setting according to preference and the needs of your surroundings.

The Power gives off high light output, the low setting helps to conserve battery life and is perfect for glare-free reading and working, while the Mid Power gives off a medium-light output. The light can travel up to a distance of 150 m while battery life is good for 120 hours. A charge indicator helps determine the battery status and a low battery warning lets you know when you need to recharge your torch.

The Lendlenser MH10 Headlamp uses USB 3.0 for charging and the torch powers on with a turn, press or both processes. Meanwhile, a front switch on the head of the lamp allows for one-hand use.

Since the Lendlenser MH10 Headlamp is for the extreme outdoors, then its construction should be on par with its purpose. It is IPX4-certified which protects the device from water splashes.

Making this Lendlenser MH10 Headlamp ideal for the outdoor enthusiast are its added features. It is also equipped with a red rear taillight so you are visible to anyone on your path. The product helps you be seen from behind. It also has other colour filters for various different uses. Likewise, it features a transportation lock that prevents accidental or unintentional powering on of the lamp.

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Images courtesy of Ledlenser

The Canon Ivy Rec Is A Capable $130 Action Cam

Like it or not, Canon’s still very much in the game, despite the fact that film format’s heydays are long gone. To keep a firm foothold in the modern market, the company has introduced the Canon Ivy Rec. It’s a $130 action camera with waterproofing, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi — basically all the typical adventure-proof stuff found on cameras in its category.

The portable shooter, out Oct. 16, started life as an Indiegogo project back in July. The main appeal here, compared to other action cameras, is that it’s got a clippable carabiner clip, perfect if your clumsy but also can’t be bothered with fishing it out of your bag each time you want a shot. Don’t worry if it falls — the Canon Ivy Rec is also shockproof.

We can’t determine if the Canon Ivy Rec takes good shots, though, but the specs sheet portend good things. It boasts a 13-megapixel ⅓-inch CMOS sensor in a fixed-focus lens, which sounds okay, but the lack of autofocus may irk some people. It shoots in 4:3 or 1:1 aspect ratio. For video, it takes 1080p footage up to 60fps in 16:9, though each recording has a 10-minute limit.

As mentioned, the Canon Ivy Rec features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which allows you to send photos or videos to a smartphone via Canon’s Mini Cam companion app. If you prefer it old-fashioned, the device saves content onto a microSD card, which you can connect to a computer to offload your shots. The camera comes with a 660mAh battery, and whether or not this is enough has yet to be tested.


Photos courtesy of Canon

Kanu Private Island Is What Exclusive Is All About

If you want a really, really, really exclusive getaway, there’s no better way to hide from society than renting the Kanu Private Island. It redefines exclusivity, offering a slice of isolated respite for a few hundred dollars a night.

The 2.5-acre resort offers utmost privacy for people who just don’t want to stroll around crowd-addled beaches. The space offers five private villas measuring in at 1,000 square feet apiece, enough for 10 kids and 10 adults. Therefore, the Kanu Private Island is perfect for multi-family retreats.

Part of the all-inclusive rate for a week’s stay is arrival by a quick 15-minute private boat — or even a local flight. Guests can also enjoy free meals prepared by a private chef and drinks made with local ingredients. You also get to unwind thanks to multiple complementary massages.

For those looking for something a bit more adventurous, Kanu Private Island has you covered. You’ll find kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear at the ready when the itch for adventure comes up. The resort will even provide a personal boat captain to guide you in your exploration.

A week long stay costs about $4,000, and that accommodates 8 adults, which averages out to $500 a night for each person before taxes. Not bad. Not bad at all. Okay, so the Kanu Private Island is not cheap. But the all-inclusive package sounds like a pretty awesome deal. Not to mention that fact that you’re getting an entire island all to yourself. Hit the link below for more information on booking.


Photos courtesy of VRBO

The 999cc 2020 TERYX KRX 1000 Is Kawasaki’s First Side-By-Side

UTVs or side-by-sides as overlanding junkies call them, show an upsurge in popularity. We think it’s the ability to drive a smaller vehicle that can seat anywhere from two to four people while tackling rough terrain. Kawasaki takes a quick breather from crafting high-performance crotch rockets and is dipping its toes in UTV territory. In its first-ever attempt, the Japanese manufacturer manages to deliver an awesome machine – the 2020 TERYX KRX 1000.

Off-road enthusiasts or overlanding aficionados as some people call them are those to take pleasure in traversing natural obstacles. The equipment required to join the fun range from ATVs, UTVs, pickup trucks, and SUVs. Kawasaki appears to be expanding its repertoire with the introduction of the 2020 TERYX KRX 1000. It comes decked in Lime Green on Metallic Onyx Black or Metallic Moondust White on Metallic Onyx Black. It really does not matter which one you pick because both look ferocious.

Sitting underneath just behind the cockpit is a 999cc 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine. We know that it’s a mouthful but for those wondering, its output is equivalent to about 31 horsepower with 76.7 lb-ft of torque. Kawasaki is pairing the drivetrain with an automatic CVT and selectable 2WD and 4WD settings.

Meanwhile, the dynamic suspension with FOX 2.5 PODIUM LSC shocks and 14.4-inch ground clearance should give you a smooth ride. Furthermore, with the set of four MAXXIS Carnivore all-terrain tries will get you where you need to be. The Kawasaki 2020 TERYX KRX 1000 seats two and offers a cargo bed for whatever needs hauling.

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Images courtesy of Kawasaki

Prevent Falls This Autumn with Efficient, Motion-Sensing LED Path Lights

Don’t even trip. If you’ve got your walkway lined with these wireless motion sensor-activated LED path lights from Mr. Beams, you’ll see everything. They turn on via motion & turn off after 20-seconds. They’re powered by 4 AA batteries which deliver 30-hours of light. Sold in 2-packs.

Check Out These Limited Edition Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP Camo Sneakers

It’s time for another awesome collaboration between an iconic sports apparel company and a British fashion designer. The Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP Camo is another pair of kicks that flaunts an outdoor or tactical vibe thanks to the camouflage print. This limited-edition item is only available via the 1017 ALYX 9SM website. This is the latest of many footwears designed by Matthew M. Williams for Nike. It retains the familiar elements of the older previous variants, which is actually a good thing.

Let’s begin with the most noticeable feature of the Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP Camo, the removable crampon accessory. It might like your average rubber outsole material, but the designer doesn’t want to settle for anything other than Vibram. The material is sturdy, reliable, and delivers exceptional grip to enhance traction on varying surfaces. This allows the user to configure the sneakers for both outdoor and indoor use. The Velcro strap that holds it securely in place makes it easy to detach the outsole.

Upon removal, users can still enjoy the superior cushioning and performance of the Free Run outsole. The upper is a mix of synthetic fabric and leather with a side zipper to give it a snug fit for the user. The laces allow you to make the necessary adjustments to ensure comfort as well. Meanwhile, the moulded overlays not only add some contrast to the patterns but add another layer of durability. The Nike x MMW Free TR 3 SP Camo is currently an exclusive sold only by 1017 ALYX 9SM.

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Bishops Hill Encampment Is Modern But Old-School Camping

The Bishops Hill Encampment, from Fearon Hay Architects, would like to bring back old-school camping, but with a modern twist.

The camp consists of a pair of small structures resting on an estuarine headland. Each building features a mixture of exposed timber framework with matching timber shutters, topped off with natural oil finish. The resulting look is soothing, outdoorsy. Faithfully evincing the vibe of those good old days of classic camping glory.

The space perches on a sloping land that descends to the waterline, which adds authenticity to the whole setup. Placement, after all, is an often overlooked element in architecture. The space surrounding a structure is often just as important. The structure comes spaced, too, which creates a sheltered central space for outdoor hangouts.

Don’t let the word “camping” make you think this looks any less beautiful or refined, though. If not for the deliberately quaint timber work, this would qualify just as any fancy glamping spot would. But instead, we get something in the middle, with design elements reminiscent of classic camping but fitted for the modern era via modern aesthetic touches.

You’ll see it in the vintage natural-oiled cladding that intertwines with the open-air atmosphere, working together to bring back the vibe of a bygone camping era without losing the spirit of a new one. If you ever find yourself in the Tawharanui Peninsula, make sure to stop by and see the Bishops Hill Encampment for yourself. More information when you hit the link below, and check out more photos of the space, too.


Photos courtesy of Fearon Hay Architects

Sinot Aqua Superyacht Uses Liquified Hydrogen

Meet the Sinot Aqua Superyacht, a new concept yacht that is as innovative as its name is super mundane. Don’t let the moniker throw you off — this is a boat well worth considering.

The Sinot Aqua spent a development period of over five months, and in that span the designers figured out what would make it stand out: liquid hydrogen. That’s right — this is the first marine vessel to be fully powered by liquified hydrogen.

Lateral Naval Architects developed the hydrogen propulsion system that promises smooth and silent sailing at a longer range. With zero emissions. Again, zero emissions. So, how does that work, exactly?

The liquified hydrogen, which will be stored at -253 degrees Celsius in two 28-ton vacuum isolated tanks, is converted into electrical energy via proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The power will provide propulsion, in addition to the auxiliary system and hotel services. The result? A noise-free sustainable sailor that offers a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 10 to 12 knots, and a range of 3,750 nautical miles. Sander Sinot, the designer, says:

“Our challenge was to implement fully operational liquid hydrogen and fuel cells in a true superyacht that is not only groundbreaking in technology, but also in design and aesthetics.”

The interior space offers plenty of room. You can fit 14 guests and 31 crew. You also get a super luxurious 50-foot VIP suite taking up the front half of the upper deck. Also included? A 360-degree observatory. Plus an indoor health and wellness center with a hydro-massage room, yoga space, and workout floor.


Photos courtesy of Sinot

The 2020 Tomcar TX Is A Customizable Military-Grade Utility ATV

Even though it is classified as an ATV, the 2020 Tomcar TX doesn’t resemble one from a glance. After getting a closer look, you’ll see that it’s not your average recreational vehicle. Originally intended for military applications, this versatile machine is designed to operate in unforgiving conditions and the roughest terrain. The platform is flexible and can be customizable to operate in various ways. Examples indicated by Tomcar include water purification, emergency response, farming, security, filming, mining, and more.

This awesome AWD comes in three trims: the TX3, TX4, and TX5. All three sport heavy-duty specifications for both work and fun. Moreover, buyers can opt for a 1.5-liter liquid-cooled gasoline engine that produces 107 horsepower and 80 lb-ft of torque. Or go for an emission-free all-electric version with a 96V three-phase AC motor rated at 120 horsepower 153 lb-ft of torque. The latter is powered by a 38 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

The TX3 and TX5 are two-seaters with varying wheelbase in exchange for ample cargo space at the back. Meanwhile, the TX4 seats up to four people with a smaller utility rack. All of the variants enjoy a 17-inch ground clearance as well as a durable aluminum skid plate to protect the drive system form bumps and bruises.

Meanwhile, the four-wheel independent suspension system makes for a smooth ride even on rugged surfaces. At its core is a fully-welded armored steel frame. This gives the 2020 Tomcar TX long-lasting reliability backed by a lifetime warranty. The base model starts at $37,300 and goes up with optional upgrades in tow.

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Images courtesy of Tomcar

This Vision Venture Camper Concept Is the Future Of Travel

We love it when folks go all out in their concepts. This one, travelers will surely love. The Hymer Vision Venture is a concept camper that imagines what traveling will look like in a few years.

Hymer, a German firm that makes campervans and motor homes, teamed up with a chemical engineering company called BASF to build a concept what spending a few days off the grid will look like in 2025, realistically.

At the heart of it? A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — the same van drivers use to deliver Amazon packages. But this one comes with a custom-made body that hides such humble origins, then clears out plenty of space for a pretty sick cabin that can comfortably shelter two passengers.

Some of the components involves 3D printing, a method that makes this campervan terribly unfit for mass-production. However, only some parts go through that process. If you look at the back part, you’ll see that the Vision Venture fully opens to give the passengers a nearly uninterrupted view of the surrounding nature.

Step inside, look down, and you’ll see the wood flooring, which makes the whole floor seem like an outdoor deck. A small but clever touch that bridges the gap between indoors and outdoors. Hymer even added a built-in BBQ if you feel the urge for some good ol’ backyard grub.

In the cab, you’ll find a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a staircase leads to the roof-mounted bed. For a camper, the Vision Venture surprisingly looks organized and not cramped at all. Much of what you’ll see inside also come from natural materials like wood. As a result, it almost looks like a super chic nature-inspired abode.


Photos courtesy of Hymer

Adidas Adds The Terrex Free Hiker GTX To Its Outdoor Gear Repertoire

Among all other things, the modern man desires gadgets, an awesome home, a fancy car, and a lot more. Most of us probably want the same, but we can’t deny the fact that we occasionally want to get away from it all. The cool thing about it is we can always drop everything and head outdoors. Adidas is here to get you started with a pair of rugged footwear. The Terrex Free Hiker GTX might look like your average sneaker but the technology it packs is anything but.

Not to worry because these will still look great as casual wear, but know that you can do more with it. The thing is, hiking and camping will take you through some of the roughest terrains out there. Thus, what you need is a set of high-performance kicks that will take you where you want to go. Despite the laid-back design, Adidas assures us that it is a heavy-duty piece of gear.

It features a Primeknit upper for superior comfort and just enough stretch adapt to the user’s foot. Unpredictable weather and bodies of water along the way are no match for the GORE-TEX membrane lining. This combo makes the Terrex Free Hiker GTX waterproof and breathable at the same time.

The Boost midsole provides exceptional cushioning that quickly adapts to your movement. The ever-changing terrain is merciless, which is why the Terrex Free Hiker GTX is ready for anything. Some surfaces can become slippery and very dangerous, but the Continental Rubber outsole enhances the grip. Adidas is gradually expanding its lineup and the outdoor gear it is offering is quite promising.

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Cheetah Plains Game Lodge Is Surprisingly All About Relaxation

Don’t get the name wrong. The Cheetah Plains Game Lodge puts relaxation front and center. Set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the lodge turns traditional safari-style architecture on its head. All this to create a new kind of safari experience that feels authentic. But also as soft-blowed an experience as possible.

Employing state-of-the-art sustainable architecture that incorporates an afro-minimalist aesthetic, the Cheetah Plains Game Lodge pits many different forms against each other, challenging our notions of landscape. The result? A beautiful contrast between things that usually don’t go together but find, here, a thread of harmony amid differences. Here’s lead architect Stefan Antoni on the design:

“The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors — not to mimic it, but to complement it so that guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately.”

You’ll find three private houses, comprised of a central building that houses a formal lounge, living room, dining area, and gourmet kitchen. Individually housed bedrooms make up the bulk of this space. They come arranged around the main structure and complete with their own outdoor bathrooms.

The interiors of the Cheetah Plains Game Lodge loosen into an expansive sun terrace and heated swimming pool. Moreover, you’ll find the African greenery enveloping this calm and serene unwinding spot. To protect this slice of paradise, the resort runs mostly on off-grid energy through solar power. What’s more, their grey-water is recycled to lower consumption. Plus, game drives are taken on electric Land Cruiser safari vehicles for least pollution footprint.

Oh, and did we mention each house comes with its own hospitality team? Check it out by hitting the link below.


Photos courtesy of Cheetah Plains

Mountain Life At The Casa MM

Nothing says American like one hand on the wheel, with the other hand hanging lazily by the convertible’s door. This image, of hightailing to the spotless fields of America’s numerous anyplace dirt-lined sojourns, is one of endless drive. The impulse to go somewhere, to keep going. Which is why we don’t bother much with destinations. But if it’s the Casa MM you’re going to, where you end up is just as important as getting there.

Sitting at the foot of a mountain range, the Casa MM not only draws in tourists, but those daring at heart. The spirits seeking the adventure of a lifetime, or at least someplace they can let loose. The nearby trails illicit a sense of wonder and curiosity for travel.

The dwelling itself, too, is a portrait of calm and peace. To combat the high traffic area, it uses a wedge shape: the narrow end of the house is oriented toward the paths, while the roofline is inclines toward the peaks. Positioned this way, the house takes the focus off visiting hikers and places it on the surrounding scenery. The solution seems simple enough to overlook, but the designers of the Casa MM integrated it cleverly.

You’ll also see that it features a sloping profile that mimics the rolling terrain enveloping it. Meanwhile, the concrete and stone facade complements the rugged environment. Some external materials remain exposed on the interior and intersect with wood tones. The combination evinces a unique atmospheric calmness, as if two different properties found a way to get along and converge. The result? Sheer beauty.


Photos courtesy of Alarcia Ferrer

The Tera Cabin Is A 3D-Printed Getaway In The Woods

3D printed homes don’t come as a shock anymore. Ever since this unique method of building entered mainstream techniques we’ve seen a number of experiments employing this kind of printing. The Tera Cabin is one such example, though the difference this time is that it’s far more utilitarian than its superfluous contemporaries.

Using the same space-grade technology as Marsha, which won the NASA Centennial Challenge, SpaceFactory takes 3D print to a whole new level with the Tera Cabin. In and of itself, the dwelling is an impressive experiment. But it stretches beyond just being great because its aesthetic underpinnings have a purpose. The Tera Cabin gives a taste of what life on another planet would be like. And you don’t even have to leave Earth to experience such a sensation.

The cone-like exterior seems rightfully futuristic, like something you’d see in a Ridley Scott sci-fi movie. This structure comes formed thanks to a sustainable mixture of sugar and basalt. It boasts a living area, a sleeping loft, and a bathroom. The windows, which you’ll see come in diamond shapes, provide views of the rural vastness outside. You can also go to the outdoor terrace that overlooks the riverbank for more spectacular voice of the wilderness enveloping the dwelling.

Each stay in this futuristic getaway will contribute to research and development. Comfort and science; two birds with one stone. It will also help SpaceFactory fund future projects. The Tera Cabin will open its doors for visitors starting March 2020. Hit the link below for more information.


Columbia SH/FT Collection Dare You To Brave The Wilderness

Whoever said hiking boots couldn’t slip inside a streetwear get-up should eat their words right this second. Columbia Sportswear unveiled just recently a line of sneakers and boots hybrid, marking the outdoor apparel company’s first venture into the world of sneakers. The SH/FT collection is, compared to its other offerings, much sleeker but still retains the expertly crafted utilitarianism.

The sneakers feature bright yellows and teals, and they unsurprisingly boast sneaker-like silhouettes, to boot (pun intended). With the SH/FT collection, Columbia Sportswear hopes to get some traction from the sneakerhead community, whose members prefer the slick, stylish profiles of Nikes and Adidas rather than the heavy-duty appeal of outdoor wear. Market analyses says there’s an audience for hybrids like this. Here’s Matt Powell, sportswear expert at NPD:

“The sneaker-boot trend has been around for a while, and we’re definitely seeing more blending and blurring of the lines between what’s athletic footwear and what’s fashion footwear.”

The SH/FT collection has much in similarity to Nike’s outdoor-focused ACG line, which couples industry-leading styles and silhouettes with characteristics typical of hiking gear. These urban kicks boast a 100% waterproof stretch-knit composition and call forth the spirit of streetwear’s most reliable footwear.

But they don’t stop on style, of course. This is, after all, a hybrid, so you get the best of both worlds. The gauzy stylish brio of conventional kicks and the robust, skillful craftsmanship boots bring to the table. The SH/FT collection is a win-win situation, in other words. Hit the link below to check out the collection.


Photos courtesy of Columbia Sportswear