To quote Madonna (something I’m not particularly fond of), “We are living in a material world.” To help you figure out which of the millions of material goods swirling around us is worth spending your hard-earned cash on, we have put together The Want List, consisting of the items we really love this week.
STANCE MLB COLLECTION SOCKS
Baseball season just got underway. You’ve probably already got your cap and your jersey squared away, but what about your socks? Stance just launched its first MLB collection. In addition to featuring the logos of eight teams (Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Reds, Tigers, Dodgers, Yankees, and Cardinals), the pack also includes socks with iconic photos of baseball legends Cal Ripken, Jr., Johnny Bench, Lou Gehrig, Nolan Ryan, Ozzie Smith and Willie McCovey.
VIZIO 70" E-SERIES LED SMART TV
It’s kind of mind-boggling that you can get a 70-inch TV for less than 1,500 bucks. The new E-Series from Vizio is a full-array LED TV with a 5 million-to-1 contrast ratio to help create blacker blacks and more vibrant colors. It comes with the usual suspects of apps (Netflix, Spotify, Hulu) pre-loaded. And, since it bears repeating, it’s a 70-inch TV for under 1,500 bucks!
ARC'TERYX VEILANCE NOMIN PACK
Arc'Teryx Veilance makes some of the most stylish clothes out there. It just so happens that if you get caught in some brutal weather, it’ll perform as well, if not better, than all that techy-looking stuff. Now they’ve made a backpack that lives up to the same standard. The Nomin pack features a weatherproof design where even the zippers are water resistant. The straps are low profile, but distribute the weight effectively. And the stealth design that looks as good in the city as it does in the great outdoors.
TREFECTA DRT ELECTRIC BIKE
You don’t see too many people riding electric bicycles aside from food delivery guys, but maybe that’s because they don’t look as badass as this one. The Trefecta’s electric motor can go up to 40 miles per hour and has a range of 60 miles without any pedaling, which you can also do since it is, you know, a bike. The DRT also has an aluminum frame that folds up, carbon fiber wheels, and iPhone integration.
Why would you want to have the same water pitcher as everyone else? The Soma pitcher is a well-designed alternative to the ubiquitous Brita. The filter is has a plant-based casing and uses coconut shell charcoal to remove bacteria, so it is highly sustainable. The pitcher holds up to 10 cups of water and has an elegant white oak handle.