The Video Round Up: October 31st 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 support@themanual.com

PAKPOD


We received this fun little product in the mail a few weeks ago to test during Pakpod’s Kickstarter. Since then, our pakpod has been hung from bridges while fly fishing, wedged into narrow cracks on gnarly rock climbing routes, and stashed in our day packs every single day. The genius is in the stake design – each leg can grab onto just about anything, and lock down, providing you more versatility in getting the right shot in tight spaces or less than cooperative weather. Originally designed with underwater shooters in mind, this mighty little tripod will become an indispensable tool for seasoned pros and amateurs alike.

Sony Action Cams: Travis Pastrana


You’re probably familiar with Sony’s new action cams from our very first Round Up and behind the scenes look at Robbie Maddison’s Pipe Dream film. Sony continues to march on and recently signed action sports legend Travis Pastrana to the team. We can’t wait to see what his Nitro Circus crew comes up with, so stay tuned for some craziness.

Cannibal Canyon


Sector 9 Longboards and Redbull Media found a group of longboarders crazy enough charge down the 2.4 miles of Highway 40 through Donner Pass, CA. With top speeds of up to fifty miles an hour, and a total elevation change of more than 2,000 feet, this race to the bottom is way beyond our meager abilities on a board.

Birchbox’s Movember Ball Exam


Not going to lie, watching this video made us feel more than a little awkward. Birchbox is an official partner in the Movember, so they are invested in keeping every man healthy, one testicle at a time. While don’t advise that you take a video of your own cancer screening, you should definitely check out their Movember Survival Kit while you get ready to grow your stache for the next few weeks.

Tactivate Wingsuite World Record


On November 11th Jimmy Petrolia, a retired USAF Pararescueman, will jump out of a plane from above 30,000 feet in an attempt to break multiple wingsuit world records. His stunt is not just for bragging rights, but will raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides support for the children of American Special Operations personnel who fall in the line of duty. Our hats are off to Jimmy and the entire Tactivate team. We’ll be following his efforts closely.

Travel

Traveling Alone Can Be an Unforgettable Adventure with Contiki

Ever wanted to climb a volcano and make chocolate in the same trip? Check out Contiki and their curated trip to Ecuador.
Fashion & Style

Hugh Hefner’s Iconic Silk Smoking Jacket Is Up for Auction

Worn everywhere from the Playboy Mansion to press and media events, Hef's jacket has been around the block in more ways than one.
Grooming

5 Rules to Follow and Become Your Best Bearded Self This No-Shave November

Here’s some sage pieces of advice and a few product suggestions to take you from clean-cut to boldly bushy.
Podcast

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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.
Living

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

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

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.