The Video Round Up: December 8th, 2015

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The Video Round Up is a new series highlighting videos and multimedia content that caught our eyes. Getting stoked on travel, good food, and extreme sports is best when shared with friends, so we’ll be posting a bi-weekly series on our favorite videos we find from every corner of the web. Have a tip or some awesome footage? Shoot an email to support@themanual.com

16th Annual Powder Awards


This past weekend we attended the Powder Awards in Salt lake City. Honoring the best action of the year in skiing, the Awards Show is one of the best parties in the action sports world. While the most prestigious award of the night is Movie of the Year, the real winner was skier, Angel Collinson. She ended up winning the Powder Poll, Best Female Performance, and Best Line (the first female to do so). We recommend you head over to Powder’s Youtube channel and check out all the action.

Yama Mountain Gear


Gen Shimizu founded Yama Mountain Gear to cater to long distance backpackers. He has completed the Appalachian Trail, rode the Great Divide Route – on a unicycle! – and is chipping away at the Pacific Crest Trail. His philosophy on learning what each trail has to teach a hiker, and to just enjoy nature is a great lesson for all of us to learn. We expect more great things to come from his line up of top notch gear.

Lands of Wind


This beautifully filmed short explores a months long journey through Peru and Bolivia. Each shot is a short window into life in parts South. After watching it through a couple of times, we are suddenly planning a long trip to South America for some exploring.

Bespoken Fall/Winter 2015


Founded by brothers Sam and Liam Fayed in 2008, Bespoken is quickly becoming a force to be wreckoned with in men’s fashion. Their Fall/Winter line this year puts the brothers’ personal touches on cold weather classics. They’ve also got a curated Gift Guide of their own, should you need some inspiration for ther stylish gentleman on your list.

Food & Drink

The Cowboy Cauldron Lets You Cook Like a Rancher (No Ranch Needed)

Just think about all the delicious food you can whip up and the good times you'll enjoy.
Outdoors

The Best Cooking Gear for Car Camping and Backpacking

We’ve rounded up the best camping utensils and appliances to help you make the perfect meal right beside the truck or 20 miles from it.
Food & Drink

A Brief History of Chili with Chef-Inspired Recipes: Texas v. North Carolina

Everyone has an opinion about chili, so we got a few top chefs from North Carolina and Texas to offer up their favorite chili recipes. Which is your favorite?
Auto

PlugVan Converts Most Vans Into Full-Fledged Campers in 5 Minutes

Your van can be backcountry-ready for the weekend and back to work Monday morning.
Living

Detroit’s Shinola Hotel Has Us Feeling Right At Home

With stylish guest suites and a social “living room,” the Shinola Hotel honors the Motor City’s past while looking to a bright future.
Living

This Crazy Weighted Blanket Will Have You Sleeping Like the Dead

When we first heard about the idea of a weighted blanket, and more specifically the Bearably blanket we were, to say the least, pretty skeptical...
Living

This Brutalist Revival Home in Greece Stands Out By Blending In

Forget those white stucco homes of Santorini. Patio House is the future of Greek design.
Living

All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked

It wasn't easy, but we ranked every Six Flags location in the United States. You're welcome.
Living

Bruce Willis’ $13 Million Country Estate Is For Sale

Butch Coolidge and Korben Dallas would never live in a bucolic country estate in New York, which is why it’s so shocking that action movie superstar Bruce Willis did.
Travel

The Palms Casino’s Newest High-Roller Suites Have a Bowling Alley and Whiskey Room

The Hardwood Suite is a basketball-centric masterpiece, while the Kingpin suite is a bowling bro's paradise.
Living

Old Meets New in a Unique Way in Chicago’s Cortez House

Cortez House is refreshingly modern but with nods to the building’s past … including the original meat cooler.
Living

The Best Mattresses for Side-Sleepers Who Need Support

Do you sleep on your side? You may need a mattress designed with you in mind.
Living

The Jamaican Villa Where Ian Fleming Created James Bond is for Rent and It Is Amazing

You can vacation at the birthplace of secret agent 007, complete with butlers to make your martinis.
Living

The Best President’s Day Sales on Luxury Pillows This Weekend

Tired of sleeping on that old pillow? Upgrade to something more luxurious.