Timbuk2-Especial-Tres-Backpack

Every time we put on a backpack and hop on the bike we’re terrified that water is going to fall from the heavens and ruin everything inside. Seeing as how it’s impossible to disconnect these days, that collection of stuff normally includes at least an iPad or a laptop. Timbuk2 to the rescue with the Especial Tres Backpack. The laptop pocket on this rolltop beauty is so obsessively waterproofed (it’s welded!) that it’s guaranteed. That’s definitely important, but what else does it do? It expands enough to accommodate a six pack or a full case of beer. The back panel is ventilated to eliminate the dreaded lower back shirt stain. There are also pockets for everything from keys to U-locks, chest and waist straps, reflective pieces and the main compartment roll top. The only thing this bag doesn’t do is pack itself.

Parachute-CM-IF2-11-13-17

Ah, the waffle weave. Looks cool, feels great, reminds us of toasted Eggos. You’ve seen them before–probably in a fancy store or hotel–but Parachute’s brand new Waffle Towels are different. They’re spun using innovative Aerocotton Technology, which basically means they’ll be dry by the time your significant other finally gets out of the shower and realizes you stole their towel. Parachute’s Waffle Towels come in two sizes and two neutral colors. Plus, their 100% cotton construction means they start soft and only get softer with time. Even Kevin McCallister would approve.