The Video Round Up: March 20th 2016

Video Round Up March 20th 2016
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

Teton Gravity: Singletrack Switzerland

Switzerland has some of the most jaw dropping alpine terrain on the planet. Whether you’re experiencing it on foot, skis, or by bike, you’re definitely in for a life changing experience. The teams from Teton Gravity and BMC Bikes put together a little web series (and huge trip giveaway!) to show off all of the amazing bike terrain available. This first episode tracks pro riders ripping trails in Zermatt, one of the most iconic mountain towns in Europe.

The 501 Jean: Stories of An Original

Levi’s 501 style has been around since the 1940s, and an American staple since its launch. In this three part series, their design team gives us a look at the development of the original 501 work pant, and how it has shaped work and casual wear in the near eighty years since its introduction. This first part traces the heritage of Levi Strauss’ first patent for riveted denim through over a century of coal miners, ranch hands, and industrial workers.

Full Moon

In one of our very first editions of the Round Up, We profiled Salomon Freeski TV’s award winning documentary, Eclipse. This chronicle of a group of diehard ski pros chasing a once in a lifetime photo in one of the most inhospitable places in the world was ripe for some parody, and that’s exactly what photographer Jay Dash, and his team of athletes at the recent 2016 Ski City Shootout set out to do. They might have only been chasing the monthly full occurence in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon, but their adventure will last a lifetime.

Soul Of Sharjah

Sharjah is the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates, and largely considered the cultural capital of the country. This beautifully shot travelogue of the city and surrounding emirate makes it easy to understand why. If you find yourself flying through the UAE – most likely to the well known city, Dubai, it is worth the drive north to experience this authentic, classical arabic city.

Living

The Most Beautiful (and Unexpected) Houses of Worship Around the World

From the deserts of Arizona to the French countryside, these are some of the most beautiful religious structures around the world.
Auto

The HoverSurf Hoverbike Is a Real-Life, Star Wars-Esque Speeder Bike

If you've ever wanted to fly around your local park terrorizing neighborhood soccer moms, your time has come thanks to the Hoversurf Hoverbike.
Auto

Indian (Finally) Debuts FTR 1200 Racer Built for the Street

It's steeped in Americana, bathed in technology, and delivered to those who’d rather hit a dirt oval with the force of a neutron bomb.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Fantasy Formula One Episode

If fantasy sports are your thing, or you just really like to go fast, then this episode is for you
Living

Into the Wild is a Tiny Cabin that Let’s You Edit Your Views of the Forest

You’ve heard of choose your own adventure books, this is a choose your own view cabin.
Living

The 10 Best Adventure Dog Breeds for the Active Outdoorsman

Find your perfect canine companion.
Living

A Passive House That’s Big on Style While Saving the Planet

Passive Houses, are not just saving the planet and reducing energy costs, they’re stylish as hell.
Living

No Strings Attached with the Best Wireless Charging Pads

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where there were no cords at all? These wireless charging pads are a good start.
Travel

The Woodman’s Treehouse Has Everything You Want, Including a Pizza Oven

The ultimate escape for a weekend of reliving your childhood, there’s also hammocks, a slide, and a rooftop hot tub.
Living

Be a Rebel Without a Cause and Buy James Dean’s Old Hollywood Hills Digs

This restored and reimagined 1920s Spanish-style home is up for sale for just shy of $4 million.
Living

How to Winterize Your House and Yard Before the Cold Weather Comes

With just a few weekends of work, you'll be sitting pretty (and warm) in your newly winterized home.
Outdoors

The Best First Aid Kits for the Home, Car, Hiking, and More

Accident, injuries, burns, bug bites, and worse can strike at any time. Be prepared.
Living

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Knives and Their Uses

You could be missing out on the perfect utensil for making sushi, slicing ribs, or creating radish roses and not even know it.