This summer, explore products we recommend from the best makers and designers in the country
Slowly but surely, we’re inching back to some sense of normalcy after a tumultuous year and a half. As we all navigate a new reality, it’s comforting to have some fun additions to your arsenal so you’re prepared to take on tasks ahead and seek out cool adventures.
The items inside the summer 2021 #editorsbox will do just that. For example, check out two all-natural ways to hydrate that mug of yours, with both a beard oil and a repair serum to help get your skin prepped for the sunny days ahead; a chemical-free adventure mist that makes co-existing with bugs in the outdoors a less pesky problem; a quality pair of socks that adds a bit of cool colour to the seasonal wardrobe; a high-energy tea blend that supports health and wellness; a West Coast supplement that promotes proper detoxification; and a must-have that keeps everything well-organized.
Inside this Extraordinary Man collection, you’ll unearth products we recommend as some of the most exciting across the country, ones that are both useful and effective. From ingenious designers and smart minds from coast to coast, these finds are some of our favourite products on the shelf... and, now, in your home.
Here's a look inside our summer 2021 #editorsbox. Subscribe now to the country's "Best Men's Lifestyle Box" as awarded by the Canadian Subscription Box Awards and our friends at A Year of Boxes—before it is sold out again this season!
1. Jubel Naturals – Outdoor Adventure Mist, $17
We introduced subscribers to Jubel Naturals’ terrific aromatherapy line in 2020. For this year, our friends have introduced a new, 100 percent natural adventure mist that helps keep bugs at bay... without harmful chemicals. With a light aroma and vegetable- and plant- based ingredients, this non-toxic blend of essential oils will keep you comfortable on hikes, walks and other adventures this summer. Spray every three to four hours, and avoid contact with the eyes and face.
2. Nuez Acres – Repair Serum, $15.99
With a dedication to harnessing the power of pecans, Nuez Acres is a new addition to B.C.’s skin care offering, crafted by co-owners and founders Anthony and Nancy Wingham. The product line benefits skin, hair and body, with serums, scrubs and health tinctures that are free of parabens and chemicals. This repair serum combines pecan, rosehip and patchouli oils with bergamot to refine skin texture while soothing irritations and providing 24 hours’ worth of hydration.
3. Wolf Clothing Co. – Stingray Socks, $14
We’ve supported our friends at Vancouver’s Wolf Clothing Co. for years... because their quality and style are always evident. And the bright, energetic design of their Stingray sock is no different. With a 176-needle count, their stitching connects the toe and sock snugly, providing a quality fit with a colourful design that is a good match for the bright days of summer. This new addition to your seasonal accessories will certainly keep you prepped for fun in the sun.
4. Vitality – Trace Minerals and Chlorella, $22.99
The vitamins and supplements created by Vancouver’s Vitality have been called on frequently by our editorial team for help with all sorts of challenges over the past year. From restful sleep to increased calm, their cruelty-, gluten-, soy- and GMO-free products are solid bets. This Trace Minerals and Chlorella blend improves proper bodily functions and immunity. Taken once-a-day in a capsule form, it supports detoxing from air pollution, heavy metals and even everyday stresses.
5. Loosely Tea Co. – The Boost Tea, $4.99
Launched during the pandemic, Loosely Tea Co. helps others support their wellness goals with quick, easy and delicious teas. Based in Vancouver, Loosely’s all natural teas offer custom blends designed to meet a variety of health needs. The Boost provides high levels of energy, helps improve cholesterol levels, supports brain and heart health and introduces powerful antioxidants. Steep for four to five minutes and then enjoy hot—or let it cool for a refreshing sip. Either way, you’ll be “boosted” and ready to go!
6. Gentlemen of the North – Navy Blue Bird Pocket Square, $15
Our friends at Toronto’s Gentlemen of the North have recommended socks and other accessories for our subscribers in the past. As we head back out when it’s safe in our neck of the woods, here’s a way to make an impression with one simple style choice. Add a pocket square to a summer blazer and call attention to this awesome, classic navy blue and white bird motif. It’s 100 percent cotton and showcases a terrific fabric feel.
7. Nuez Acres – Beard Oil, $15.99
As a complement to the Nuez Acres’ Repair Serum, the company’s Beard Oil provides additional benefits when added to a shaving regimen. With a bold and distinctive scent, this concoction hydrates, protects and nourishes to improve resilience. Conditioning nutrients strengthen hair follicles, with three to six drops being an ideal amount to apply to your beard, focusing on ends and distributing evenly. The combination of pecan, jojoba and argan oils, along with tuberose, lasts for six to eight months after opening.
8. Wolf Clothing Co. – Toiletry Bag, $29.99
Travel will return in the future... and we can't wait! So prepare for the future and keep all of your styling aids and grooming products in one easy-to-find spot with this toiletry bag, courtesy of our friends at Vancouver's Wolf Clothing Co. Branching out from accessories, they offered up this durable classic, that is practical, roomy and easy to clean. Simply use a warm, wet cloth to wash by hand and then let dry.