12 ‘Things We Want’ (Vintage Motorcycles, St. Patty’s Party Shirts, And More) — This Week’s Hottest Gear!
Alright, bros, it’s time again for the weekly ‘Things We Want’ feature. It’s a collection of the hottest gear I’ve come across this week. Ranging from items I desperately want in my life to things I’ll never be able to afford, I try and include a cross section of everything here in the ‘Things We Want‘ roundup. If you know of a product that you think should be featured in my weekly Gear Guide then feel free to hit me up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1971 EJ Potter Chevy V8 ‘Widowmaker 7’ Drag Bike is up for auction on Bonhams (links above/below), and it’s a thing of pure beauty. I suspect that like myself, most of you don’t have between $65k-$85k to drop on a vintage drag racing motorcycle, but that won’t stop us from gawking at this bike, will it?
In 1973 this motorbike set the Guinness World Record as the fastest bike on the planet. via Bonhams:
‘Drag racers…would try anything that made sense… While motorcycle guys have often borrowed technology from car guys, some have gone so far as to borrow engines. And no one has been more associated with this than E.J. Potter, affectionately known as the “Michigan Madman”.
‘Potter grew up in the central Michigan town of Ithaca, the son of a scientist. After first competing on dirt tracks, he decided in 1960 to pursue a dream (of)…putting a Chevy V8 engine into a motorcycle frame… Potter would spend more than a decade building, racing–and sometimes wrecking–six more “Bloody Mary” and “Widowmaker” machines. And he did so…in the USA, England, Australia and Canada… In the beginning… Potter was paid $1 for every mile per hour he exceeded 100mph. He quickly realized that his homemade clutch (built from a Harley-Davidson drum brake) was limiting (him) to about 115mph and that, in turn, limited his income… His solution…was to eliminate the clutch altogether. And…trap speeds increased to 136mph…
This bike is pure sex. For more details and photographs, and information on the auction you can follow that link below!
Who the heck needs a boat when you have a floating fishing platform which allows you to stay on the water forever? The latest model from Raptor Boats, a Netherlands-based company, is absolutely phenomenal, as you can see for yourself. They’re not cheap, but if you’re interested in buying one you can follow that link below for more details. Just be prepared for a very slow website…
The Xterior Max rugged outdoor Bluetooth speaker by Jam has a connectivity range of up to 30-feet. The rechargeable battery features 12-hours of continuous playtime on one charge. It’s dustproof, waterproof, and drop proof. If you’re looking for Bluetooth speakers with superior sound that won’t break down from a little wear and tear then this is the speaker for you.
This is one of those ‘wish list’ items I see on the Internet that I can’t afford but really love. It’s a portable solar-powered generator that’s perfect for camping and/or keeping at home for emergency situations. The Phoenix generator by Renogy ‘combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and is capable of expanding up to 120 watts’. It has two efficient 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels but it can be expanded to 120 watts with additional PVs. This is the Rolls Royce of portable solar generators, and definitely a ‘thing we want’ this week.
This is one of the most visually stunning books to ever be released. Wood by William Hall explores the intimate relationship between architecture and wood (trees). It highlights the most awe-inspiring wooden structures on planet earth in a way that would make Ron Swanson proud. For a full review on ‘Wood‘ you can follow that link, or you can hit that ‘buy it now’ option below!
St. Patrick’s Day is only TWO WEEKS away from today. It’s time to put together your outfit for a weekend full of drinking green beer and whisky. We put out a feature on the ‘9 Best St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Shirts‘ today and you’ll all find something you like in there, it’s guaranteed.
Give yourself some shelter in a jiffy with Arctic Monsoon’s Instant Pop Up Tent. Lightweight and extremely portable, this tent pops up in a second (literally) and can be disassembled and packed back up just as fast. Think quick assembly sacrifices shelter? Nope. With SPF 50+ UV protection and a weather-resistant design, this tent will give you instant protection from the elements whether you’re baking in the sun at a sporting event, or out on the trail.
Simplify any business presentation and upgrade your home entertainment center with the ultra-portable Aiptek i70 Pico Projector. Its compact, durable design, with built-in WiFi and battery make the i70 a super convenient option to either stream content from your mobile device or hook up to your computer with the included HDMI cable. With cinema quality picture projected up to 80″, you’ll have the perfect presentation solution anywhere you go.
Travel safer and smarter with this 3-piece luggage set from Mia Toro ITALY. Designed in Italy, these lightweight bags are built with an embossed, ridged contemporary design with lightweight, armored corners to ensure your valuables inside stay safe. Complete with dura-lock technology and dual multidirectional 360-degree wheels, these bags will let you travel with ease and peace of mind. With a carry-on, mid-size, and a large check-in bag all included, journeys of all varieties will be completely supported.
A mug is a deeply personal thing, as any office superstar can tell you. Your mug tells your coworkers who you are, what you’re about, and why you’re somebody worth knowing. The Build-On Brick Mug says, “I’m creative, I’m clever, and I like to party.” This unique cup is designed with a familiar peg and hole surface that can be built upon using toy construction bricks. Not only will it hold your coffee, but you can alter your mug at your discretion to be as zany or practical as you choose.
Over the years, the magic of Star Wars has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks to our advancements in technology, we’ve made it possible to bring a new part of Star Wars The Force Awakens into your home.
Check out this badass Star Wars BB-8 App Controlled Robot with Star Wars Force Band.
Like a Jedi Knight, you can control your BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with just a wave of your hand. Learn to control your Droid by mastering moves like Force push and pull within a 100 ft range.
The pair is a reasonable $174. If you want just the droid it’s $119 and the band is $61.99 but I’m not sure what good one would be without the other. Sure, controlling it with an app on your phone is fine but the Force is dull with that idea.
We’re living a golden age of awesome novelty golf products for Bros. A couple weeks ago we told you about Golf Shots, hollow novelty golf balls that you can unscrew into a 1.5oz shot for your favorite liquor. The next thing to blow up on our radar was Chippo, a genius game that combines the backyard summer party fun of cornhole with golf. And now the ultimate Bro golf drinking accessory has finally hit the market: The Big Beertha, a big plastic beer bong shaped like a Big Bertha driver that fits perfectly into your golf bag. Beer bongs are “a serious faux pas” of golf etiquette, so now you can bong a beer without looking like a classless frat rat with a traditional funnel beer bong on the course.
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