Stab Recommends: 5 Premium Items To Enhance Daily Living
It’s the little things.
Whilst our desire for nice things and personal budgets don’t always align, we’re advocates for spending the extra few dollars where you can in the pursuit of everyday luxury.
Cut corners need to be rounded at some stage, so you may as well take the initiative and buy what you want and deal with the wash-up later. In that vein, here’s five surf related items guaranteed to bring you at least an ounce of happiness, if you’re game enough to hit green.
An Unlikely Favourite
Surfing is what you make it, and if catching heaps of waves and trimming on something long and fruity makes you feel good then we’re not ones to knock it. Find a corner, plant the back foot and the turning circle might surprise you too. This asymmetrical twin fin by Album Surfboards, The Townsend Twin, is a fine addition to any quiver.
Another Fine Collab
It’s easy to end up with a Vans collab in here every week, but these were too good to pass up. The Vans Vault x Pilgrim, furry Epoch’s are perhaps our favourite Vans collab of recent times; just give ’em a good spray before you slip out the door.
New Age Biggles
A fresh modern take the classic sheepskin flying coat, the Banks Airborne jacket is a bomber blend in a perfect shade. Snug on the inside and goes with anything.
A Treasured Surfing Character
Surfing’s lucky that a fair few of the legends are still at large. Shane Stedman: surfer, shaper, raconteur, entrepreneur, father of Luke and bon vivant of the highest order, is certainly one. An outrageous account of a life lived well.
This is Hurley’s pinnacle, the bells and whistles trunks, all the tech they can muster, in black. And, if we’re being honest, they’re really damn good. No rash and more stretch than you know what to do with.
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