Howler Brothers Workman's shirt
The Howler Brothers Workman’s Shirt ($85) features a rugged 100 percent cotton knit, Corozo nut buttons, and reinforced elbows. Don’t confuse it with sissy apparel intended for long days at the keyboard; this shirt is designed for fieldwork followed by a pint.
Arcade Belts Hybrid belts
The Mariner Hybrid ($32) shows off the fancy side of this California-based company. Arcade Belts, founded by professional skiers, paired a classic leather front with the company’s backcountry-proven durable, stretchy strap. Result: a belt that looks just as good with ski pants as it does with business slacks.
El Naturalista Meteo
The El Naturalista Meteo ($163) will keep your feet comfortable for hours thanks to its soft, supportive insole and cushy rubber outsole. The stylish leather upper with stitching accents lets you go straight from the airport to your business meeting without swapping shoes.
Smith Lowdown sunglasses
Thanks in part to its soft nose and temple pads, Smith’s Lowdown shades with brown ChromaPop polarized lenses ($209) are so comfortable you might just forget you’re wearing them. The frames are lightweight, and the full-coverage lenses provide plenty of protection during long days outside. They’re sporty enough that one tester started using them as his go-to road racing shades.
Canada Goose Lodge Down vest
The Canada Goose Lodge Down Vest ($325) is fashionable, functional, and extremely versatile. It’ll keep your core plenty warm thanks to its premium 750-fill white duck down and windproof exterior. Bonus: Stuff the vest into its interior pocket and it’ll double as a down travel pillow.
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes
Stack five of these Eagle Creek packing cubes ($17 each) inside your duffle to organize everything from your outerwear to your dopp kit. Specter Cubes are made from Silnylon, which is ultralightweight, durable, and stain- and water-resistant.
Ogio Throttle backpack
The Ogio Throttle ($80) features all the padding and weather protection of a bike commuter pack, but it also proved to be a superb carry-on thanks to easy-access side pockets and a roomy 28 liters of storage. The pack accommodated gear for two, plus a 15-inch MacBook Pro, during a long weekend away from home.
Breitling Cockpit B50
Designed for pilots, the Breitling Cockpit B50 ($7,200 with titanium bracelet, $6,595 with rubber strap) fulfills every world traveler’s analog and digital desire. The calendar takes date switches into account when you travel across the world, the “chrono flight” function logs flight departure and arrival times, and you can set the watch to show two time zones. The seamless integration of the digital and analog displays retains the Cockpit B50’s classic look despite all the high-tech features.
Icon E-Flyer II electric bike
While we’re still not convinced e-mountain bikes belong on trails, we’d have no problem taking this beauty for a spin around town. The makers of the Icon E-Flyer II ($5,000) built this machine with an eye for sexy design, which features sleek lines and chrome-colored detailing. The USA-made bike includes Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and black leather saddle and grips. It can go 30 miles on a single charge. In standard mode, the 69-pound E-Flyer II tops out at 20 mph, but in race mode, it’ll hit 36 mph easy.