Backyard Fun & Games

 

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At the beach, in the backyard, or on a picnic,

here are a few of our favorite classic outdoor games made for summer fun.

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: OF ONE SEA PADDLEBALL SET $90. This beautifully hand-crafted birch plywood paddleball set includes two playing balls and a canvas carry-all bag. KAUFMANN MERCANTILE WOOD & METAL BIRD CALL WHISTLE SET $240. Highly accurate, wood and metal bird call whistles are handcrafted by a French birder, and come in a set of six including Black Capped Chickadee, American Robin, Golden Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove and Black-billed Cuckoo. BEST MADE CO. AMERICAN LONGBOW $690. As an introduction to archery or the pursuit of mastery, this is the perfect bow for all levels. Free of the high tech aids of modern bows, the simplicity of the iconic American Longbow teaches instinctive form and style, and is designed for a comfortable and confident feel in hand. WOODEN DICE YARD GAME $59.95. Roll these jumbo dice and liven up your backyard BBQ or summer picnic. The set of five beechwood dice comes in its own canvas carrying bag with instructions for four dice games.VIVA SOL FORGED HORSESHOES $124.99. Included in this walnut finish wooden carrying case (with a convenient built in bottle opener!) are 4 forged steel horseshoes and 2 stainless steel stakes for summer fun on the go. JAQUES LONDON BOULES SET $49.99. The national game of France can be played anywhere, and these beautiful polished alloy Boules are ready to go in their own zipped canvas carrying case. JAQUES LONDON MAGNUM OUTDOOR CHESS & CHECKERS $69.99. This almost 3ft. square chess and checkers set is made to be played outdoors and includes a waterproof canvas mat, lawn stakes and a canvas carry bag. Each disc is 2 5/8 inches with the chess piece stenciled on one side. JAQUES LONDON EDENBRIDGE CROQUET SET $799. Another gorgeous outdoor classic from Jaques London, the Edenbridge Croquet Set is designed for 6 players, with everything you need for a big game of croquet, and it all fits in this stylish red pine box.

 

Time For Adventure

 

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THE BIG SUMMER SPORTWATCH

From the mountaintops to the race tracks to the deep seas, this summer’s watch takes its inspiration from the world of sport and puts the fun in fun-ctionality. With all the features required for your sportiest adventures, be they just a day at the beach or walk in the park, these watches have BIG style to match. And while built for a guy, they make the perfect sporty accessory for women too!

ROW 1: CHOPARD MILLE MIGLIA GT XL $8960. Chopard’s emblematic sportswatch is named after the world famous classic car rally, the Millie Miglia. Its natural rubber strap echoes the 1960s Dunlop Racing tire-tread motif and the 44mm steel case houses a self-winding chronograph certified by the COSC. TISSOT T-RACE $650. A popular choice of Tissot motorsport ambassadors, this sporty timepiece boasts a dramatic design with race inspired elements. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal shields three chronograph dials and features Swiss quartz ETA movement. CITIZEN PROMASTER ALTICHRON $850. Made of lightweight titanium, the Promaster Altichron features an electronic compass and altimeter that can measure a range of 1000 to 32,000 feet. This watch is built for adventure-seeker with the style of the urban dweller.

ROW 2: TECHNOMARINE BLACK REEF $890. Inspired by one of the world’s most popular diving destinations, the Black Reef collection is built for divers in pursuit of adventure and fun. With a 500m water resistance, the luminous three-hand dial is easy to read underwater and the bezel is simple to grip and turn while wearing diving gloves. ROLEX EXPLORER II $8100. When it was launched in 1971, the Explorer II set new standards for chronometric precision, and is the recognized guide, tool and companion of sophisticated explorers worldwide. CASIO AMW380-4AV $120. From the ever popular diver-inspired analog chronograph series this fun orange watch is 100m water resistant and features a bi-directional rotating bezel functional for any watersport activity. With its bold color and style, this sportwatch makes a big statement on land too.

ROW 3: ELECTRIC DW01 PU $375. The DW01 takes its inspiration from the classic dive watch and reinterprets it with modern aquatic style. 300m water resistant, the watch features a 6 hand Japanese quartz chronograph and is housed in a 44.5mm surgical stainless steel case. TAG HEUER AQUARACER 500M CHRONOGRAPH $5500. This Limited Edition Calibre 72 Countdown Chronograph was designed in partnership Oracle Team USA during the 34th annual America’s Cup. It features the official Team USA emblem displayed at 6 and the iconic Defender boat motif stamped on the case back. OMEGA SPEEDMASTER “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”. The Speedmaster chronograph from Omega was created in 1957 and in 1969 claimed its place in history as the first watch worn on the moon. The Apollo 8 astronauts were the first to see the “Dark Side of the Moon”. This watch represents is a sleek new addition to the iconic collection and features a black zirconium oxide ceramic dial with striking 18K white gold hands.

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The Rucksack

 

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The traditionally rugged canvas rucksack first became popular with hikers in the Swiss Alps in the 1930’s. It has made its way down the mountain and become the perfect hands-free carry all to transport laptops, gym clothes, a sweater, jacket, book or any other extra items one might want handy during the day. Both utilitarian and stylish, the modern version of the classic rucksack is constructed from a combination of durable canvas and bright nylons, still distinguished by its elegant leather straps, buckles, and other useful stash-and-go details. So whether trekking though the great outdoors or cruising city streets, here are our picks for the 9 perfect sacks to pack.

ROW 1: JANSPORT ADOBE $75. Inspired by the classic rucksack design and showcasing the original JanSport woven label from 1967, this rugged nylon pack features such modern necessities as a 15″ padded laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve and padded shoulder straps, along with a double hook flap front, multiple exterior zip pouch and side snap-button pockets. L.L.BEAN WAXED COTTON CONTINENTAL RUCKSACK $149. Inspired by their own heritage and first introduced in 1930, this leather and weather-repellent waxed canvas rucksack has the vintage feel of the original along with modern comfort features. Synthetic shearling shoulder straps wick moisture away from skin and cushion heavy loads. ARCHIVAL COTTON DUCK RUCKSACK $230. A modern interpretation of the traditional, this pack is distinguished by its slim profile and simple design, and constructed from sturdy, water-resistant #8 cotton duck.

ROW 2: BROOKS PICKWICK DAY PACK $250. From noted english cycling brand Brooks, the Pickwick is versatile canvas roll-top backpack whose elegant design compliments the refined style of the urban rider. Available in 5 colors, and made from water-resistant treated European canvas, the Pickwick features a handy bottom zip pocket, perfect for storing a small U-lock, and a second pocket on rear of the bag. HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. LITTLE AMERICA $85. With its mountaineer-inspired design and roomy storage options, this canary yellow rucksack is a stylish partner on rugged hikes or city treks. It features ventilated air mesh back padding and contoured shoulder straps; a fully lined and padded fleece 15″ laptop sleeve; main compartment cinch top closure and magnetic strap closures; and a front pocket with hidden zipper and key clip. DAKINE PULSE 18L $85. This camo pack with its neon orange rucksack buckles features a fleece lined padded tablet sleeve, U-lock and water bottle pocket, and a host of other handy compartments.

ROW 3: POLER ROLLTOP KHAKI $70. This stylish take on the classic roll top features room for a laptop, change of clothes, and even lunch, with an added front zip pocket for extra essentials. Multiple compression straps keep everything snug and enhance the design, while allowing for additional external transport options.  MASTER-PIECE OVER SUEDE-TRIMMED NYLON BACKPACK $315. Japanese design meets classic American style in this fun interpretation of the classic rucksack. Sturdy and practical, this green nylon pack features a top handle, brown suede trims, and multiple zip side pockets, front and top pockets, along with adjustable padded straps and padded back. BURTON SNOWBOARDS CANYON PACK $64.95. Heritage style with organizational convenience, this versatile pack offers internal, external, and laptop pockets, and mixes street style with mountain functionality. Made from bright and rugged ripstop nylon, and combined with genuine leather bottom and details, this pack is guaranteed hip and sturdy, as all Burton bags are backed by a lifetime warranty.

 
 

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