Give & Get Outside!

 

 

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The SOS GIFT GUIDE keeps giving with great ideas for the hiking, camping, and urban dwelling outdoor lover too!

CLOCK WISE TOP LEFT: L.L.BEAN X TODD SNYDER HI-PILE SHERPA SNAP-FRONT SHIRT JACKET $149. Todd Snyder & L.L. Bean meet again their latest collaboration that reinvents iconic pieces from the L.L.Bean Archives with a modern sensibility and tailored fit.

KELTY 3-PERSON LOWDOWN COUCH $179.95. This ultimate camp couch packs up and unfolds with over 5 feet of seating wherever your outdoor activities find you.

FOEHN ROBSON DOWN ANORAK $279.95. Hoody meets down jacket in this super cozy anorak for men and women. It combines natural down and highly moisture-resistant PrimaLoft® insulation for ultimate warmth and comfort in cold and wet conditions. Features include side zips, front hand-warmer pockets, and bungee hood and hem.  Read More

 

Joni Sternbach: Surfland

 

 

 

FIRST SURFER TINTYPE, LONE SURFER, 8×10, MONTAUK, NEW YORK 2015; BIDART GROUP, 8×10, BIDART, FRANCE; THE FUTURE, 11×14, 2015 SANTA BARBARA, CA.

 

At The Art Show last month at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC, the work of Joni Sternbach was on view at the Von Lintel Gallery booth. A write up of the show in The New York Times featured a triptych her tintype photographs titled The Women and The Waves. As a fan of surf photography, I hustled over to see the work, and to my delight Sternbach was there as well.

Surfland is an on-going series of tintype portraits of surfers that represent a unique blending of subject matter and photographic technique. Working with a large-format camera, Sternbach has been photographing surfers around the world since 2006 using this antiquated process. Ironically, Sternbach had no intention of photographing surfers – nor does she surf – until they paddled into her frame one day. The project began as an ocean series. Waving them off, she never expected they would become the subject.

Popular in the mid-late 1800’s, a tintype is actually an underexposed negative created on a chemically coated, blackened metal plate in what is called the wet-plate collodion process. When the plate is exposed to light through the camera, an image develops with transparent areas appearing black because of the background. The overall darkness of the image gives the aura of a vintage photograph. Read More

 

Goggle Heads: All-In-One Helmets

 

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The integrated visor helmets that have been popular on piste abroad have made their way to the slopes of the USA. Once considered an accessory for the more recreational skier, brands like POC, Smith, and Oakley have recently introduced all-in-one goggle helmets for the more aggressive, mountain charging skier. Offering the convenience of eye and head protection in one stylish package, they are great for those who wear glasses too.

 
LEFT COLUMN: POC LEVATOR MIPS $550. The first visor helmet from POC offers panoramic vision with ultra protection inspired by their ski racing heritage. The Levator has an extended visor with a field of view larger than any POC goggle and an easy swap lens-changing system. Safety features include Mips Evolve® for extra rotational impact protection, multi-impact protection zones in areas most likely to be hit in a fall, and a RECCO® Avalanche rescue reflector.

SMITH SURVEY MIPS $260. The Smith Survey ski and snowboard helmet combines MIPS™ and zonal Koroyd® safety innovations in a lightweight design for all-mountain use. An integrated visor features the terrain-defining clarity of ChromaPop™ and simplifies goggle wear over the glasses compatibility. The Survey is lined for comfort with adjustable vents and an adjustable dial that fine tunes fit. Read More

 

The SOS Gift Guide 2022!

 

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For the skier, cyclist, triathlete, snowboarder, swimmer, golfer, adventurer, runner, and your favorite all-around athlete — we’ve got the gifts on top of their holiday wishlist this season!

 
CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: 100% NORG GOGGLES $250. One of our favorite eyewear brands, 100%, has just introduced their first snow goggles, and what a hot entry into the category! Shown here is the Norg, which features a beautifully seamless magnetic lens changing system; unparalleled structural integrity with 3DPlane™ lens technology; and a soft frame for superior fit, clarity, and performance in any weather condition.

HEAD REBELS JEANS KNIT MIDLAYER $525. Knitted from a luxuriously soft blend of merino wool and cashmere, this midlayer may look like a denim jacket, but its designed for all-day warmth on the slopes with style that goes into the apres hours.

LARQ BOTTLE PURE VIS 17 oz now $84.15. Available in 17oz., 25 oz, insulated, and non-insulated, the LARQ Bottle PureVis™ is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system that eliminates up to 99%* of bio-contaminants such as E. coli from your water and bottle. Read More

 

The Ultramite Trainer

 

SPEEDLAND GS:TAM

 

Speedland has unveiled GS:TAM, the third iteration of their ultra-marathon distance — 50K and beyond — trail running shoes. Speedland is known for the revolutionary design of their shoes, that combine cutting-edge technology with premium materials for optimal performance and comfort. The GS:TAM was designed with Speedland athlete Dylan Bowman, top American professional trail and ultrarunner, who has made his home the trails of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County for which the shoe is named.

Like its predecessors, GS:PDX and GS:HSV, GS:TAM has been crafted with unrivaled components. It picks up where these previous models left off, with the next level in industry leading technology. GS:TAM is Speedland’s first max cushioned shoe. With a full 37/30 mm midsole stack, it provides high energy return without sacrificing compression, increasing the lifespan of the shoe. Read More

 

Downhill Racer

 

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Your classic ski sweater returns to the slopes! Whether you ski or apres-ski, these sporty knits will keep you warm in alpine style, on the mountain and off!

 
TOP ROW FROM LEFT: DALE OF NORWAY WOMEN’S ELIS LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL SWEATER $260; ALPS & METERS WOMEN’S SKI RACE DOWNHILL MERINO AND CASHMERE KNIT SWEATER $475; PERFECT MOMENT SCHILD MERINO WOOL SWEATER $335

MIDDLE ROW: ALP N ROCK KILLIAN UNISEX SWEATER $339; DELAINE & CO. MEN’S MERINO WOOL FULL ZIP SKI SWEATER $315; HEAD AMBER LEGACY SEQUIN EMBROIDERED CASHMERE AND MERINO PULLOVER $525

BOTTOM ROW: POLO RALPH LAUREN WOOL-CASHMERE TURTLENECK SWEATER $398; HELLY HANSEN WOMEN’S EDGE KNITTED MERINO SWEATER $80; WE NORWEGIANS SETESDAL HOODIE FLAG MERINO/CASHMERE BLEND SWEATER $399&

 

The Puff Stance

 

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Keep warm and toasty this winter with puffers for your feet! This collection of indoor/outdoor slippers can handle the elements, with traction and grip on the outside, and cozy insulation on the inside.

LEFT COLUMN: NEW BALANCE CARAVAN MID-MOC V2 $74.99. These slippers feature a water-resistant upper with fleece lining to keep feet warm and dry. A combination Ground Contact EVA and rubber outsole provides traction and durability.

HUNTER IN/OUT INSULATED SLIPPER $90. Providing endless comfort without compromising on style, these slippers have a fold-down heel and an elasticated channel along the topline for an adjustable fit. They are certified vegan, and crafted from recycled nylon with a thermal insulating microfiber layer.

KAMIK PUFFY SLIPPER $55. Vegan-friendly, these slippers have a soft quilted nylon upper and faux fur lining, removable EVA footbed for added cushioning and comfort, and non-marking, synthetic rubber outsole.

SANUK PUFFER CHILLER LOW $80. With retro puffer jacket-inspired uppers, 100% recycled mudguard, heel counters, and footbeds, Puffy Chiller Low SL will take comfy to previously unseen heights. 
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Bowling for Dollars

 

 

Last week Project ALS hosted their 24th Annual Gala, Tomorrow is Tonight, at Bowlero at Chelsea Piers. Rather than a typical black-tie dinner, we went bowling! The evening honored Ben Stiller, his wife Christine Taylor, and their kids Ella and Quin, who like its founders, have made Project ALS a family affair.

Project ALS was founded by sisters Valerie, Meredith, and Jenifer Estess. In 1998, Jenifer, a 35-year-old New York theater and film producer, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain which control voluntary muscle movement, eventually leading to paralysis and death.

Prior to Jenifer’s diagnosis, the sisters had been planning to start an entertainment company. They had always wanted to work together and had just put together a business plan when out of nowhere Jenifer was diagnosed with ALS. “Her symptoms presented as unimpressive at first”, Valerie told me, “general weakness, getting tired after walking a couple blocks, muscle twitches and stuff like that. She went to the doctor who said nothing was wrong. Go see a shrink.” Read More

 
 

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