Editor’s Picks: Table Tennis Bats, Hummer Bicycle and Glenmorangie Whisky
From an Antarctic-ready sweater from Shackleton to a tennis ball scented candle from Prince, this is what we want this week…
This week, we’ve served up a particularly sporty Editor’s Picks. There’s a nifty pair of table tennis bats from a Berlin-based start-up. There’s a limited edition rowing machine available in a range of bright, bold colours.
There’s even a bulked-up bicycle; the two-wheeled work of burly SUV brand Hummer. Throw in a tennis ball scented candle (yes, really) and you’ve got everything a modern man needs to stay ahead of the game. Take a look…
Wood for the trees: Glenmorangie ‘A Tale of the Forest’ Whisky
Feeling festive? Then it may be time to raise a dram of Glenmorangie’s lip-smacking latest. Crafted from barley kilned with woodland botanicals, these seasonal sipper is as lush and leafy as the forest itself. Expect aromas of pine needles, earthy moss and a whisper of distant smoke.
Glenmorangie ‘A Tale of the Forest’ Whisky
Out cold: Shackleton ‘Nimrod’ Funnel Neck Sweater
Named for the sturdy ship aboard which Ernest Shackleton embarked on the British Antarctic Expedition, this equally hardy bit of British-made knitwear is the perfect blend of rugged lambswool and luxurious cashmere. Breathable, warm and built to last, it’ll see you through to springtime in style.
Shackleton ‘Nimrod’ Funnel Neck Sweater
On the cards: Morris & Co. X Ettinger Credit Card Case
Embossed with the iconic William Morris ‘Marigold’ print, this pleasantly understated card holder from British leather maestros Ettinger marries navy and cream colours to create a versatile, adaptable accessory. Lined with moiré silk and customisable with up to five initials, it’s a slimline essential.
Morris & Co. X Ettinger Credit Card Case
Flame, set, match: Prince x Vacation ‘Ball Boy’ Scented Candle
Missing those lazy, hazy summer days whiled away on the tennis courts? Then get a whiff of this; a new scented candle from David Grutman’s Prince, with notes of “freshly uncanned tennis balls, sunscreen, cotton sweatbands and refreshing cucumber sandwiches”.
Prince x Vacation ‘Ball Boy’ Scented Candle
Soft touch: Crockett & Jones x London Sock Company ‘Houndstooth’ Socks
A high-stepping collaboration, heritage shoemaker Crockett & Jones has strode stylishly into the sock world. With the well-heeled expertise of London Sock Company, the new designs include a ‘boot sock’ in heavyweight organic cotton — but our pick is the classic houndstooth; a contemporary classic.
Crockett & Jones x London Sock Co ‘Houndstooth’ Socks
Time will tell: A. Lange & Söhne ‘Zeitwerk’ Second-Generation Wristwatch
A digital-meets-mechanical icon, the second generation of the German brand’s ‘Zeitwerk’ has ticked to life. An all-new movement offers double the power reserve of the original 2009 model, and a rakishly placed pusher allows you to adjust the watch’s signature jumping-hour display.
A. Lange & Söhne ‘Zeitwerk’ Second-Generation Wristwatch
Space out: Rimowa 'Aurora Borealis’ Cabin Suitcase
Limited-edition and looking to the stars, the latest case rolled out by Rimowa bears that world-recognised phenomenon; the Northern Lights. Against a backdrop of black aluminium, vibrant greens and violets give the brand’s most popular piece of luggage a new life — whether you’re packing for polar conditions or not.
Rimowa 'Aurora Borealis’ Cabin Suitcase
Back in the saddle: GMC Hummer EV All-Wheel-Drive e-bike
Powered up alongside the new GMC Hummer EV, this electric collaboration between the carmaker and Recon Power Bikes is a seriously sturdy two-wheeler. With both wheels driven by a pair of ‘Bafang’ motors, its highest speed may be capped at 28mph — but there’s no terrain it can’t tackle.
GMC Hummer EV All-Wheel-Drive e-bike
Splash of colour: Hydrow ‘Wave’ Rower
From ‘Sunset’ and ‘Sunrise’ to ‘River’ and ‘Forest’, Hydrow’s portable ‘Wave’ rowing machine has had a bold, block-coloured makeover. These new limited edition looks will ship at the end of the month, and offer up the same first-rate fitness and wellbeing workouts — but with a radiant, rainbow spin.
Hydrow Wave Rower
Your serve: Toucan Table Tennis Bat
Based in Berlin, this new table tennis brand is so-named because ‘Toucan play that game’. These brightly coloured bats, available in both orange and blue, are made using all-sustainably-sourced rosewood, spruce and ayous (a first in the industry), and feature an ergonomically engineered grip.
Toucan Table Tennis Bat
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