Gear
by Andy Moore on January 31, 2014

Chicken Cock Whiskey, $19.99

You may think flavored whiskey is a new thing, with Fireball appearing out of nowhere and now being in every shot glass at every bar these days. 

But what if I told you there was something much older? Chicken Cock Whiskey was an American staple back in the days before Prohibition. In fact, its been around for longer than Jack Daniels.
It went on hiatus for a bit, but is now back and better than before. The Southern Spiced and Root Beer flavors are delicious, but where it’s at is Cinnamon. Unlike Fireball, Chicken Cock Cinnamon Whiskey brings “More Heat, Less Sweet,” with 30 percent more alcohol and 175 percent less sugar. Drunker!

Oh and it comes in an aluminum bottle, which means you can chill it in the freezer faster than you can say Chicken Cock. At $19.99 for a bottle, it’s definitely something we want.

The Lynx from DC Shoes, $75

Originally launching in 1998, DC’s Lynx shoe is one of the most iconic skateboarding shoes in the game. The classic grey and orange colorway kicks recently got a massive refresh for DC’s 20th Anniversary. Even if you’re not a skateboarder, it’s a hot-looking shoe for keeping it casual.   

BBQ Dragon, $49

The BBQ Dragon is a kind of hilarious way to juice your outdoor cooking. Consider it the horse testosterone from Eastern Europe, shipped in to whip your puny grill into shape. The contraption straps onto your grill and points a steady stream of fire-fueling oxygen directly onto charcoal. This heats things up much quicker; it’s grill-ready in under 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, the asshole in the parking slot next to you is impotently trying to fan a flame while you’re chowing down on your third sausage. Advantage: DRAGON.

Oakley Heritage Collection, $Various

In honor of Oakley’s 30th anniversary, the company has re-released three ’80s designs, including the classic look of the Frogskin (above) and the little more dated-looking Eyeshades and Razorblades—which might fit in better at your ATSnow frat mixer than in day-to-day wear.

First Tracks App, $Free

This is essentially a godsend for stoner bros unsure if they need to wake up tooooo early to shred some fresh pow’. The Helly Hanson sets an early alarm (say 6 a.m.) if it snowed during the night; if it didn’t snow, the app lets you sleep in to another alarm (at, say, 1 p.m.). The early riser message—”5 inches of powder is waiting for you. Hurry up!”—is a nice touch.

Weather Ready Hand Repair Balm, $15

I am fully prepared to get shit for including a hand balm on this list. I don’t care. It’s cold, dammit, and every time you walk outside your hands age by, like, two decades. So I’ve gone full Patrick Bateman and purchased a hand repair balm. It’s actually pretty great, and it seems to be borderline essential this winter.

Now back to the cool shit.

Matrix Audio: Qube 2, $79

 

The Qube 2 is the world’s smallest Bluetooth stereo speaker, but don’t let the size fool you: it delivers eight hours of booming sound in a sleek package. And it’s stupidly portable.

Yuengling Ice Cream, $TBA

When Prohibition put Yuengling’s beer-making department on hiatus, the yinzers at America’s oldest brewery switched their focus: Ice cream. Now, after a long time off, Yuengling is once again making ice cream in a small dairy in central Pennsylvania. Flavors include chocolate fudge brownie, espresso chocolate chip, and, awesomely, the “black and tan,” which is not beer-flavored.

Under Armour Roots of Fight Collection, $35-80

Sure boxing isn’t great now, but its heritage—with old legends like Jack Johnson and Joe Frazier, and modern folk heroes like Mike Tyson and Boom Boom Mancini—is peerless. All those guys are subjects in Under Armour’s new line of boxing gear, “Roots of Fight Club.” The hoodie bearing the name of Mike Tyson’s training camp in the Catskills is a personal favorite.

1923 Yankees World Series Watch, $240,000

You know the great Bambino? The sultan of swat? The king of crash? The colossus of clout? Yes: This gold Gruen pocket watch was once his, presented as an official gift after the Yankees won the 1923 World Series. Everyone thought it had been lost to the ages; only recently was the watch found, and it’s now called the “most signficant article of New York Yankees memorabilia that exists.” The current bid at auction is $240,000. Have fun!

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