Good Gear Club archive (items 13 – 24)
Good gear, great design
Garmin Instinct® 2X Solar Smartwatch
£399.99 from garmin.com
This big, rugged GPS smartwatch has an expansive solar charging lens to keep the battery going for longer which can also offers unlimited battery life. To help guide your way in low-light conditions there's a built-in flashlight that can offer a strobe that matches your running cadence as well as a safety light mode to help keep an eye on your nighttime surroundings. The GPS feature allows you to take the guesswork out of your return journey by using this feature to navigate the same route back to your starting point or you can keep track of a known place relative to your location, and easily find your way back to it. The health features cover all types of activities and capture a variety of data so you can train your way. Like other smartwatches, you can get notifications for your emails, texts and alerts and take advantage of contactless payments.
The Bartender's Manifesto
£21.25 from amazon.com
Toby Maloney's The Bartender's Manifesto will help you to think, drink, and create cocktails like a pro. This book offers a foundational approach to cocktails. Written by a James Beard Award-winning author you might even find yourself creating original drinks like a seasoned bartender.
AETHER Sequoia Sunglass
$425 from aetherapparel.com
Featuring a high-quality Japanese anti-reflective lenses, the Sequoia sunglasses adapt well to any setting. The oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings protect fro water and oil while the lenses themselves are polarised to protect from UV rays. The Japanese acetate used is made from cotton and wood pulp and built to help the sunglasses to maintain their form.
Leica M11 Monochrom
£8,300 from leica-camera.com
The Leica M11 Monochrom and the 4th-gneration Monochrome sensor offer amazing detail, high contrast and natural sharpness. You can switch between 60, 36 and 18 MP at any time. As the name suggests, you compose your images without having to worry about tones and only looking at the light and shadows you want to capture.
Maharishi Sak Yant Tiger Embodied Snoshorts
£300 from maharishistore.com
These loose fit shorts in orange, feature a hand-machined Tiger Yantra artwork by guest artist Amorn Settihorn on the rear. The shorts also feature an internal media pocket and side stash, a Snocord® waist. Made from an organic cotton and recycled polyester blend.
Satechi Dual Vertical Laptop Stand
$39.99 from satechi.net
This laptop stand keeps your workstation tidy and devices within reach. The 2-in-1 design supports your Macbook and iPad vertically at the same time. The updated dock is able to cradle 2 laptops, 2 tablets, or even 2 smartphones vertically at the same time.
Blackwing Era Pencils
£3.25 from presentandcorrect.com
This style of pencil was prevalent in the mid 20th Century and inspired the Blackwing Era featuring a flat pink eraser. You can buy them individually or as a box of 12.
TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph Calibre Heuer 02
£5,000 from tagheuer.com
A modern and dynamic take on the TAG Heuer Carrera brings the spirit of motor racing to your wrist. The blue Carrera dial features a vivid orange ring and touches with a matching blue calfskin strap. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters and features a 42mm case.
Bang & Olufsen Beolab 90
£93,250 from bang-olufsen.com
The Beolab 90 is a set of state-of-the-art floor speakers from Bang & Olufsen. The Beolab 90 brings a truly powerful sound into a home entertainment set up. With no less than 8,200 watts per speaker, 18 premium drivers and 300 watts amplifiers, these speakers ensure music and soundtracks can be enjoyed to their fullest. The advanced stereo speakers adapt to your living space and preferred listening experiences to create unforgettable, everyday excellence. The Active Room Compensation acoustically optimises the sound of your speaker and the technology analyses your room to adjust for speaker placement, as well as walls and furniture, to ensure a sensational listening experience in any room.
Quarter G/N (12% vol Gin)
£22.50 from quarterproof.com
The world’s first quarter strength G/N, delivering all the flavour and experience you’d expect from a full-strength gin, just with a fraction of the alcohol. Distilled and blended in England.
Playdate Game System
$179 from play.date
Playdate might look familiar, but it's unlike anything you've ever seen. Encased in a bold yellow case (designed by teenage engineering), it features a black and white screen. Even though it looks a little retro, it features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a surprisingly loud loudspeaker. And when you're not using it, the screen doesn't turn off and becomes a low-power clock. It's tactile thanks to clicky buttons and yes, there's a crank. It's an analog controller that flips out from the side, allowing you to precisely dial in the action. Some games use it, others don't but it's just another piece of fun!
Sony ZV-E1 Full-Frame Vlog Camera
£2,350 from sony.co.uk
The ultimate vlog camera? Sony's ZV-E1 features a 12.1 MP1 full-frame sensor, the latest BIONZ XR™ engine provides high-speed processing to support 4K 60p and an AI processing unit improves subject-recognition capabilities for advanced vlogging applications. Because it features Sony's E-mount system, the ZV-E1 can be used with all E-mount lenses giving you a choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 to 1200mm which gives you full creative control of over your video. Create cinematic vlog footage that matches the scene and your creative intent