While I was up north for the Westside Invite this past weekend, I took time out between events to head over to Berkley and get a tour of ILE’s production studio. I love going behind the scene’s and hearing the stories behind brands and seeing how they produce the products that are made and it was a real treat to visit Eric and get to know ILE a little better.
First impression of the Boombotix Boombot Rex is that it is loud as hell. I like that. When I commute, I don’t wear headphones, I use my iPhone speakers to blast music to and from work, but it’s never loud enough over the sound of LA traffic, with the first couple of rides with the Rex, that wasn’t an issue anymore. Being able to pair my phone with speaker through Bluetooth is a nice touch, no more wires. The shape of the Rex is refreshing as well, I never really like the OG Boombotix shape, I felt like a small child carting around a stuffed animal that made noises, the few times I used one. If Boombotix could make these speakers a little smaller, then I would be completely sold on their products. I’m headed to Florida today and it’s supposed to be a downpour at times during the trip, so I’l for sure find out how waterproof the Rex really is. Stay tuned…
This is such a great looking jersey from Milltag x Paniagua. Clean looking design and great summer colors.
BURRO is dropping their new triangle bag called “The GRUNDLE“. Go peep and read up on all details about new bag here. In other radness from BURRO, they also have a hashtag feature for all their products, so if you instagram a specfic BURRO product (#burrogrundle for example) with their hashtag, it goes right to the specfic products page on the BURRO site for all to see. Pretty cool.
Get the scoop from Urban Velo!
That is good looking hat from Aurora.
New new from Mission Workshop… Maybe it’s time for me to update my MW bag…
The Advanced Projects Edition VX / R8 Field Pack allows for the secure and simple attachment of weatherproof accessories to the exterior of the bag. The Arkiv® modular system gives the bag freedom to evolve and adapt as needed. With an arsenal of accessories to choose from the R8 series is ready to travel. Accessories range from simple cell phone pouches and tool pockets to larger organizers and laptop sleeves. Equipped with 8 Arkiv rails and available in two sizes.
The AP Edition is made with a 1000 denier VX Cordura ripstop shell backed with a PTFE waterproof membrane. In addition, the R8 is lined with a lightweight VX70 ripstop liner. All of which results in an exceptionally durable barrier to the elements.
All Arkiv bags and accessories are completely weatherproof, made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty. Only available through Mission Workshop and Firmament Berlin
I am in Alaska right now and hours before my flight Friday, this lovely care package showed up from Chrome. A pair of the Truk’s and “The Ike“. I have was kind of nervous about what clothes I should bring to keep me warm (It’s 30 degree high during the day and 14 degree low at night), “The Ike” is killing the game. I have been rocking this solo during the day and paired with a heavier jacket at night and I have been good to go. It has been keeping that cold arctic air out and I’m thankful for it, it’s fucking cold up here! I haven’t been on a bike yet with it, but I am impressed with it so far. Look for a full review in the next coming weeks. I left the Truk’s at home and will be diggin into those, once I get back to LA.
My turn! We shot these on the last day(s) in Bali and you can see I’m a little sad to leave and this really makes me miss my dudes overseas in Jakarta. I can’t wait for next year. Thanks Woof!!! You are the boss!!!