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Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series


From whisky to washbags, this is what we want this week...

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

Ballantine’s Reeps One

A limited-edition bottle of Ballantine’s 12 Year Old featuring art created by vocalist Reeps One. To create the piece, Reeps One played a track through an audiovisualiser filled with Ballantine’s whisky. The result is the beautiful and unique sonic pattern that you see here. This bottle is part of Ballantine’s True Music Series, which enables artists to visualise music and transform whisky into works of art.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

ATH-ADX5000 by Audio-Technica

Combining Japanese craftsmanship with unrivalled engineering, Audio-Technica’s latest arrival, the ATH-ADX5000, helps take high-end headphones to a whole new level. Featuring 58mm tungsten-coated drivers, a headband with deluxe Alcantara covering and soft, extra large pads (all of which are encased within a honeycomb design), this is an essential when it comes to home listening. Hand-assembled in Tokyo, each unit is laser-etched with a serial number and is available starting in November.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

Polo Ralph Lauren wash bag

If you’ve got several autumn getaways booked, and if you’re the type of gent who values simplicity done well, then this wash bag by prep king Ralph Lauren is the thing for you. Its smooth texture exterior is made from black cow leather, and inside is a large twill-lined space complete with zip and patch pockets  – perfect if you’re lugging around plenty of grooming essentials. Finished with the brand’s iconic equestrian logo embossed at the front, this will be your go-to travel accessory for decades to come.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

Woo-Collective Liquor Perfection Decanter

Want smoother, more mellow drinks? Then look no further. The Perfection Decanter is made of tin – a metal that removes the harsh bitterness from alcohol – and its design maximises surface area contact with the liquor in your glassware. So all you have to do is pour your favourite tipple onto the spiral and wait a few minutes until it produces something that’s easy on the palate. A great addition to any gentleman’s drinks cabinet.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

As You Were by Liam Gallagher

There’s a lot riding on this new album by ballsy Mancunian frontman Liam Gallagher. Not only is this his first solo venture, but it also comes with extra baggage: his brother Noel is currently flying high on his own success, while Beady Eye, Liam’s post-Oasis band, ended in not so much as a bang but a whimper. But despite all that, As You Were showcases some of Liam’s best vocal performances in years. While the single ‘Wall of Glass’ makes for a punchy and direct opener to the album, songs such as ‘For What It’s Worth’ add a Beatles-esque dimension to his singing arsenal. Available now, this 12-track record places Liam Gallagher back where he truly belongs: right under the rock ’n’ roll spotlight.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

GoPro 6

GoPro has recently rebooted its flagship Hero camera, and although it’s not too dissimilar in looks to the previous model, the Hero 6 has plenty of cool new features that are worth taking a look at. As expected, the new version uses 4K resolution, but this time round it can also shoot at 60 frames per second and is better for using in lowlight conditions. But the best part? With new and improved image stabilisation to eliminate shakes and vibrations, you’re guaranteed to get clear images and videos no matter where your adventures take you.

Wishlist: Ralph Lauren washbag, GoPro 6 and Ballantine’s True Music Series

Mophie Pro switch-tip cable

For the frequent traveller who needs help streamlining his packing routine, we’ve found an easy hack to help make your trips that bit smoother. Introducing the Pro switch-tip cable by accessories specialist Mophie. With a dual charge point (USB-C and micro-USB) that’s compatible with your iPhone, iPad and the latest MacBook range, this nifty piece of kit won’t only save you bag space, but it’ll also help relieve the mental pain of having to remember what items you need for your commute or weekend away. The durable braided nylon exterior also guarantees protection against abrasion and tearing, and if it ever does get damaged, a free replacement will be sent to you.