Gear of the Week: Issue 002

Herb Lester Tag Set

Herb Lester Tag Set

Price: $10

A stylish way to make sure your shit doesn’t get lost, these tags are crafted by witty travel design firm, Herb Lester. They may look flimsy but these tags are made out of some miracle material developed in the 50’s that basically puts paper to shame. Get all four and challenge yourself to diversify your modes of transport.

Vampire Killing Kit

Vampire Killing Kit

Price: Do you cherish your life? Then $250 bucks shouldn’t even be an issue.

No longer will you be sketched out by blood hungry-looking dudes on the train. With this custom vampire killing kit, any time some lunatic gets anywhere near your neck, you’ll have at least five different methods of destroying that muthafucker. The standard kit comes with wooden stakes, a mallet, holy water, garlic (request organic; you know, just in case), salt, a cross, and other doodads that’ll totally terrify any suspected vampire.

Absinthe Kit

Absinthe Kit

Price: Starting at $31.50

You’d have to try really hard to be uncool with this little number stashed in your backpack. Each set comes with a special slotted spoon and three (or up to six) tubes of absinthe, all of which you can hand select from 21 different flavor and alcohol content varieties. Besides looking dapper, these 50 ml tubes are perfect for a little mindfuck nightcap, giving you an opportunity to sample different flavors of the psychedelic tonic before committing to one big bottle of crazy.

Anso Carabiner 2.0

Anso Carabiner 2.0

Price: $125

Anso, a Danish folding knife-maker, designed these carabiners to be extra sturdy so you can be better at staying alive while dangling from the side of your mountain of choice. Made from milled Titanium and loaded with a stainless steel spring, these are available in six muted hues. The carabiners run $125 bucks apiece and you can always use it as a key ring if you’re scared of heights.

Matchsafe, Black Leather

Matchsafe, Black Leather

Price: $40

It always amazes us that man first created fire and then thousands of years later created the paper matchbook. Putting fire inside of something made of paper seems pretty fucking stupid. Made from much more flame-retardant materials, like leather and stainless steel, it’s like a cigarette case for your matches. The match case is small, smart, and will make lighting candles around your hostel bunk that much sexier.