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Crum­pled maps

PRICE: $29.95

AVAIL­ABLE: bris­toland­ Maps are no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to fold and al­ways end up in a crum­pled mess. Now you can get an al­most in­de­struc­tible, water­proof Crum­pled City Map that you just screw up and stuff back in your pocket. The map is avail­able for Syd­ney, Ber­lin, New York, Lon­don, Paris and Rome. It lists sig­nif­i­cant places of in­ter­est, art gal­leries, museums and prom­i­nent mon­u­ments. The map also lists 10 unique “soul sites” around Syd­ney.

Bahco tool boxes

PRICES: from $60-$110

AVAIL­ABLE: hard­ware stores The lat­est range of Bahco tool boxes are built from com­pos­ite vir­gin polypropy­lene with rounded corners for in­creased im­pact re­sis­tance. They have por­ta­ble tote trays for ex­tra stor­age and a non-slip han­dle. They come in 10 shapes and sizes and most have a pad­lock fit­ting. Ri­condi biker jacket PRICE: $390

AVAIL­ABLE: ri­ Ri­condi is a Bris­bane brand cre­ated by rider Andrew Smart and it stands for “Ride to the con­di­tions”. He has de­signed rider gear to suit Aus­tralian con­di­tions. The Ri­condi R-Tech GP leather jacket is de­rived from the R-Tech full race suit. It fea­tures all the safety gear and is made from high-grade cowhide. Take out the pro­tec­tive bits, and it dou­bles as a fash­ion­able leather jacket. Auto Black­Box

PRICE: $199-$499

AVAIL­ABLE: au­to­black­ These com­pact black box de­vices are sim­i­lar to those found in planes. They con­tin­u­ously cap­ture video im­ages while driv­ing and when the ve­hi­cle is parked, col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion from car ac­ci­dents or van­dal­ism for in­surance com­pa­nies and po­lice. It has a “G-sen­sor” that de­tects move­ment and im­pact, and some mod­els fea­ture a GPS tracker. The black boxes can be mounted be­hind an in­te­rior mir­ror and they com­ply with ve­hi­cle safety reg­u­la­tions. MV Agusta cloth­ing

PRICES: var­ied

AVAIL­ABLE: MV Agusta bike stores Famed Ital­ian brand MV Agusta is again be­ing im­ported to Aus­tralia af­ter a year­long hia­tus and now there is a new line of ap­parel. There are men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s T-shirts, polo and sweat shirts and a range of ca­sual and leather rid­ing jack­ets with re­mov­able pro­tec­tive ar­mour. Visit: www.mva­

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