The Video Round Up: October 17th 2015

Video Round Up
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

The Story of Recycled Down – Episode 2: Collect

You may remember Nau’s series on recycled down from our very first video round up. They are back at it in this second installation, detailing how they source and inspect goose and duck down from many second hand clothing sources. After being inspectede for waste (it seems that some retailers pass off inferior chicken feathers as down), the sorted down is further separated by quality so that it can be treated for recycling. Stay tuned for the final episode soon.

My Dear, My Darling

Barton Perriera’s fall collection is excellently showcased in this short. Whether you’re cruising ina convertible or jumping from a plane in pursuit of a pretty face, these sunglasses are seriously cool. Just be careful what pair you pick, as it might mean the difference between getting the girl and being left on the road side. Although that may not be such a bad fate, if you’ve got a fast bike and a pair of Barton’s on.

Dewar’s 360

This virtual reality dive into Dewar’s new Scratched Cask project is quite simply a work of art. Using advanced 360 degree cameras, Dewar’s takes us behind the scenes in their production process from the building, charring, and scratching of each cask, to the aging of the blended Scotch. There’s not much more we can say. Watch the video, and then go find a bottle of Scratched Cask.

Life Beyond Walls: Alaska

Smith Optics celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. As part of the party, the “Life Beyond Walls’ video series explores all the professions and recreation that Smith influences from a behind the scenes perspective. In this epeisode filmed on location in Alaska, Xavier De La Rue and Ralph Backstrom ski some of the biggest lines in the world. Sit back and let your jaw drop.


Idaho is the Ideal Place for a Mountain Home and Payette Lake Cliff House Proves It

Massive boulders seem to rise up out of the ground right into the home at this innovative retreat in Idaho.

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Leather-Working Episode

Levi Martinez of Orox Leather educates us on the basics of leather-working, tips for spotting quality leather, and how to keep good leather looking great.

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: Interview with Mario Andretti

The Manual's podcast host got a chance to interview Mario Andretti. And ride in a race car. No big deal.
Food & Drink

The Best Hot Toddy Recipe in the Observable Universe

Here's a video guide on how to make a hot toddy and the history behind this delicious hot cocktail.

Find Perfect Harmony Between Architecture and Nature at Amangiri Resort

This secluded desert getaway is helping to reshape the idea of what Southwestern style can be.

How to Clean Your House or Apartment in 30 Minutes or Less

This isn’t a deep clean. It’s an, “Oh shit, I really should have done something earlier and now it’s gonna take a miracle to do this” clean.

Baby on the Way? Here’s How to Support Your Pregnant Wife

Pregnancy requires you to get proactive, pal. She’s driving the car, but you are the entire pit crew.

Dive In (Literally) to This Minimalist Lakeside Retreat in the Netherlands

Once the walls open up, you can dive right into the water from the living room.

An Old Garage Is Transformed Into an Artist’s Home and Studio in San Francisco

Yes, that's a red Fiat hanging from the ceiling.

From Milan to Mars, Architect Stefano Boeri is Creating Vertical Forests

A combination of housing shortages and climate change led to the creation of Vertical Forests which blend housing and landscaping into one amazing building.

What’s a Salt Cave and Why Are They So Damned Relaxing?

Experiencing Halotherapy in a salt cave can be pure relaxation or relaxing purification depending on how you look at it.
Food & Drink

Say No to Disposables with All the Best Reusable Lunch Gear for Guys

From straws to cutlery to sandwich bags, there's a reusable option for everything that comes with a traditional takeout lunch.

Heat Up Your Digs with One of Our Picks for the Best Space Heaters

Admit it, you need a little extra warmth this winter.

5 Seriously Stylish Dog Houses to Pamper Your Puppers

There will be no question about who’s a good boy when you get Fido one of these amazing dog houses.