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Quinn XCII New Single "Backpack" Cover Art via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

QUINN XCII – BACKPACK

Today, singer, songwriter, and producer Quinn XCII drops his new single “Backpack” on Republic Records—listen HERE. The end-of-summer anthem is accompanied by the tongue-in-cheek official video co-starring Yung GravyZach Sang, YouTuber Kevin Langue, and more out now—watch HERE.

On “Backpack,” Quinn XCII’s soulful high register rises with acoustic guitar before a head-nodding beat. With a little reggae and a lot of roots flare, he tells a different kind of coming-of-age story as he croons, “She pulled out a backpack with some drugs I never done before, but I still told her, ‘Pass that’. I only said it because I’m trying get lucky like a four-leaf clover.”

Quinn XCII says, “‘Backpack’ is a basic everyday term we throw around, but I’d never heard it in a song. I crafted this fictional story around the word. It’s about being with a girl and seeing she’s a lot cooler and more experienced than you are. It comes down to how you react to the situation. Do you put your pride aside and fake it until you make it, so to speak? I’ve been in situations like that. I decided to be an alter ego of myself, and I realized it’s not a healthy way of getting into a relationship.”

Backpack” sets the stage for new music to come this year from the Michigan artist. Prior to this release, Quinn XCII dropped his 2021 album Change of Scenery II, which debuted #1 on the Apple Pop Charts and Spotify’s US Debut Album Chart. His catalogue has amassed over 2.5 billion global streams to date and includes 1 RIAA Platinum and 6 RIAA Certified Gold Singles. Not to mention, he has sold out countless tours, including shows at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and many more.

ABOUT QUINN XCII
Quinn XCII (pronounced Quinn Ninety-Two) is the kind of person you root for. He’s a very grateful husband and an endlessly loyal friend. He goes through shitty days and good days (just like the rest of us do), but he writes about them both in his music without filter or pretense. Despite making it” (he hates that turn-of-phrase, by the way!), he doesn’t put himself on a pedestal whatsoever. Rather, he acts, speaks, and sings with the approachability of the guy who just gave you his spot in the checkout line or waited for the next elevator. Back in 2015, Quinn XCII emerged with a disarmingly catchy and dynamic personal style of his own punctuated by alternative nuances and unexpected (yet undeniable) pop prowess. He has earned successive Platinum singles, including “Kings of Summer” with ayokay, “Straightjacket,” and “Love Me Less” with MAX. In addition, he has a handful of Gold singles, including “Flare Guns” feat. Chelsea Cutler,Another Day In Paradise,” “Stacy,” and “Always Been You.” During 2021, his album Change of Scenery II captured #1 on the Apple Pop Chart and #1 on the Spotify US Debut Album Chart. Simultaneously, he ignited anthems alongside Logic, blackbear, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker, Ashe, Louis The Child, Gryffin, Illenium, and more. Not to mention, he has sold out headline tours coast-to-coast, selling over 350,000 tickets as a headliner, and graced the stages of festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Governors Ball, Summerfest, and Electric Forest. Beyond applause from BillboardRolling StonePaper Magazine, and Interview Magazine, he lit up television shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James CordenLive with Kelly and RyanThe Today Show, and more. Now, he kicks off his next chapter with his debut single for Republic Records, “Backpack.”

LISTEN TO “BACKPACK” HERE
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

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Chef Shimi Stallings back at it via 360 magazine

SHIMI STALLINGS

Listen to Shimi Stallings on 360 MAG Apple/Spotify podcast HERE.

During her formative years, Shimi Stallings began her career as a creative writer. After signing up for a Jet Magazine copywriting essay contest – she won.

In 1994, Stallings transitioned to songwriting with a deal with Zomba Publishing. This was followed by another lucrative contract from a global franchise. Having reached the top of the Billboard pop charts with a smash, she decided to switch gears.

Following the 9/11 attacks, she developed a passion for gastronomy. Shortly afterward, she became a remarkable chef with a list of celebrities, giving birth to the acclaimed, Sshh Catering.

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Louis Vuitton monogram via 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Monogram

A true testament to its impeccable Savoir Faire, Louis Vuitton unveils a colorful summer collection of men’s Monogram bags perfect for the seasonal getaway. The selection builds upon the success of Virgil Abloh’s S-Lock Signature and the Taurillon Monogram Leather- a constant on the men’s runway.

For this season, the Monogram Macassar and Taurillon Monogram bags feature a distinctive color palette of orange, purple, and mint green- an ongoing tribute to the late Creative Director’s colorful rainbow and energizing universe. New to the leather goods category: a sleek briefcase, crossbody wallet, two new sizes of the Keepall 25, a smaller Christopher Backpack, variations on the S-Lock Messenger, and S-Lock Sling bags.

About Louis Vuitton

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality and preserving biodiversity. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories,watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.

For further information: www.louisvuitton.com

Sprayground x Star Wars

The global innovative streetwear brand, Sprayground, is calling on all Star WarsTM fans as it unveils an exciting collaboration. Inspired by the Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian, which is now playing on Disney+, the company released a backpack to help fans get excited for the launch of Mando Mondays

Sprayground focuses on creating accessories, backpacks and influential streetwear fashion. It’s no secret that when it comes to backpacks and accessories, Sprayground is at the forefront of high-quality and unique design, and on the must-have list for many people across the globe. This Star Wars’ collaboration backpack brings enthusiasm to fans of Star Wars with a new design inspired by the fan-favorite character, the Child. 

In collaboration with Lucasfilm, Sprayground has developed a unique backpack that celebrates the Child, as well as showcases Sprayground’s infamous and collectible ‘shark mouth’ art piece which can be seen on the background canvas of the backpack. 

Just in time for the release of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian’s second season coming October 30, fans are able to get their hands on this fresh new backpack. The backpack features the Child which fans have dubbed Baby Yoda, a character that quickly became a star of the show. 

Sprayground, as always, has ensured that functionality is the highest-quality in their pieces and this bag is no different. It has designated partitions for USB sticks, wires and cables, a laptop, and other accessories that can be securely stored in zipped compartments. This functionality makes this bag perfect for the fashion-forward, Star Wars lovers and for those that are always on the go. 

The backpack is also complete with a conveniently placed velour pouch perfect for a pair of glasses, pencil case, or your favorite Star Wars­-inspired gear, offering conveniences for all fans.

Founder and creative director, David Ben David said, “This was such an exciting collection for us. It’s the first time we have collaborated with Lucasfilm, which for me and many others is such an iconic brand. I am super humbled to have the opportunity and we’re all excited to release this collection for fans of The Mandalorian and Sprayground alike.”

 The backpack retails at $65 and is available from October 26, 2020, on Sprayground’s website.

Rita Azar, illustrations, travel, 360 MAGAZINE

4 Travel Goals You Need to Check Off in 2020

2020 has been a tough year so far. With lockdowns, isolation and social distancing, it has been difficult to really live life to its fullest. 

If you are feeling a bit itchy to get out, know that you are not alone. In fact, research shows that 72% of Americans are already booking their trips now for when restrictions are lifted, with 35% of those willing to head out during the summer. 

Has 2020 become the year for people to finally start ticking off their travel bucket list items? It sure seems so! With this in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the most popular and most memorable experiences you can do this year, and most of them will not involve huge crowds of people. 

RV Through the US

This particular trip tops the list of almost everyone who has a serious drive for adventure and travel. The beauty of RVing through the US is that you can choose the length of your trip, as well as decide which route you want to take. 

Whether it would be taking in the majestic Rocky Mountains and stopping in at museums, diners, and, of course, Yellowstone, or a trip through the south to revel in some music, food, and incredible scenery through Florida, New Orleans and of course, Texas, you definitely won’t regret it. 

There are endless possibilities that will lead you on totally different adventures, through vastly different scenery. 

RVing is something that you will need to prepare for thoroughly because you can never know what might happen and whether you’ll have the right resources at the time being to fix it. This is easily avoidable if you just have everything at the ready so you can enjoy your trip to the max. One of the more important things to consider is to make sure you have enough fresh water and a good RV water softener solution that will tie you over in even the most desolate areas. Remember that water should always be your top priority,  Make sure you also plan your trips in detail before heading out so that you are not caught in the middle of nowhere without supplies and emergency services. 

Explore the Wonders of Cape Town

Although Cape Town has been listed as one of the top beauty spots to visit globally by various sites, it is still one of the most chronically underrated spots to visit in the world. What makes Cape Town so special you ask? Well, it has almost everything you want out of a trip. This South African city, perched at the tip of Africa, has a uniquely international feel to it, and for the most part, you will forget that you are in fact, in Africa. 

Besides boasting one of the seven wonders of the world, Table Mountain, the city has long stretches of white beaches, a bustling city life; bursting with art and culture, and sunsets that will make you want to live there forever. 

Not even an hour out of Cape Town, you will find the sprawling Winelands, tucked into spectacular mountain ranges with some of the best wine in the world. Might we add that the food in South Africa is something not to be missed, from the fresh seafood to the world-famous braais, you will be in for a treat. 

The city is steeped in history, and even if you are after a safari experience, you can also find this within a short drive out of the city. If you are a foodie, a wine snob, a coffee connoisseur, or an art fanatic, this city has it all!

Trek Through Peru 

This is certainly not for the faint-hearted nor the chronically unfit. But, if a spiritual journey and soul-freeing trip is what you are looking for after months of cabin fever, this is for you. There are a plethora of trails and treks to choose from in this tourist popular region, each with its different levels of difficulty and challenges. 

One of the most popular trails, the Inca trail is an iconic four-day hiking trail which leads you through the steep high mountains, from km. 82 all the way to the majestic Machu Picchu. You will follow the route taken by the original Incas to the historic World Heritage Site. 

What do you need to be prepared for? Because of the height of the mountains that you will be hiking, you are most likely to suffer from altitude sickness, insects, dehydration, and of course, the blisters, injuries, and pain that comes from trekking through deserted mountainsides. But, it is totally worth it once you cross the last mountain and come face to face with Machu Picchu. 

Take it Easy in Thailand

If this all sounds like too much effort, and what you feel like right now is just lying back on a warm beach, drinking cocktails, Asia should be your next destination. 

Not only is Thailand incredibly affordable, but it offers visitors endless adventures and activities. The beauty of the islands is indescribable, with long, white beaches, still blue waters and dotted palm trees to really get you in the holiday spirit. 

The food is incredible, the people are warm, friendly, and accommodating, and the weather is hot and humid at all times. 

You can choose to island-hop to the various idyllic islands spotted around the crystal blue waters, including the iconic island that featured in the movie, The Beach. There are a number of other islands to visit, including Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Phi Phi Don. 

Alternatively, you can head up into the jungle and trek up through the mountains on an elephant adventure, or on foot to explore the rivers and waterfalls on this amazing island. 

Wrapping Up 

From world-class beaches to bustling cities, there are endless options for you to choose from. A desert adventure in Morocco could be down your alley, or a Northern Lights display on the tip of the Arctic. Whether you are a foodie or looking to take in some good live music and dance the night away, choose something that suits your unique personality and that will create memories that will last a lifetime. If it is unwinding in the sun after this stressful time, or feeling alive in the crisp mountain air, you know what your soul needs to ensure that 2020 is a year to be remembered. 

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SOLO NYC

Stylish Sustainability: Solo New York Launches Re:cycled Collection

Leader in Stylish Everyday Bags Spins Recycled Plastic Bottles into Sleek New Collection; Partners with National Forest Foundation to Replant Forests

Solo New York, a leading, urban-inspired designer of backpacks, totes, duffels, briefs, and sleeves, announced the launch of the exciting new Re:cycled Collection of bags, which debuted at CES 2020.

Each bag in the new Re:cycled Collection repurposes plastic from three to eight plastic bottles, depending on bag size. With the first Re:cycled Collection product run alone, nearly 90,000 plastic bottles will be recycled, keeping them from ending up in landfills.

Taking the initiative a step further, Solo has partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help restore U.S. forests. With every bag sold from the Re:cycled Collection, Solo is planting a tree to help regrow U.S. National forests. The company has also added a pledge page to its website, and an additional tree will be planted for anyone who takes the Solo Green Pledge.

“With the new Re:cycled Collection, we set out to make stylish bags that also do good for the environment. And our designers really sweated the details to make this collection accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference,” said Serkan Anders, Vice President of Marketing, Solo New York. “To go even further, we’ve since revamped all of our packaging and hang tags which are now also made from recycled materials, and our hang tags are biodegradable. We had to figure out which finishes are biodegradable, and train our suppliers to source those finishes as well as the recycled plastic. It was a challenging yet very rewarding process, and many of our learnings will carry over to other Solo New York products.”

 Solo’s Re:cycled Collection will soon be available at major North American retailers and online, further demonstrating that retail partners and consumers are looking for stylish products made with care for the environment. The Re:cycled Collection launches with the Re:vive Mini Backpack (MSRP $24.99), the Re:store Tote (MSRP $54.99) and the Re:move Duffel (MSRP $64.99), and the collection will be expanded with new bags in the Spring of 2020. The full Re:cycled Collection will be on display at CES 2020, including bags not yet in production.

Learn more about Solo New York’s new Re:cycled Collection: http://solo-ny.com/pages/recycled-collection

Solo New York’s headquarters building is 100% solar powered, the company has a strict policy of no single-use plastic bottles, and all Solo New York products are shipped in recycled corrugated cardboard boxes.

“Sustainability and our net green impact are part of our brand DNA, and we’re dedicated to moving forward and adding new, more environmentally friendly programs and initiatives every year,” added Anders.

Szemui Ho, camping, hiking, illustration, 360 MAGAZINE

How to Go Back to Nature with a Fun Camping Trip

With our lives increasingly being led in fast-paced urban environments, with digital communications and social media being a large part of our lives, it’s perhaps unsurprising that many people are choosing to log-off, switch off, and head into nature for some peace and tranquility, whether this is in eight person tents or in single person tents. It’s on these trips that you can rediscover yourself, find peace, and reset for the weeks ahead. As such, this guide is concerned with your wellbeing and enjoyment on such trips into the unknown – pushing you to the camping trip of your dreams. 

Pack Light

The impressive thing about serial campers is just how little they take. They know that the secret to a warm night’s sleep is as much about the quality of the fire they make as the quality of the sleeping bag they pack – and that thermals are a lot more efficient at keeping you warm than your biggest, fluffiest jumper. So, the tip here is to pack efficiently, and to pack light. Take only what you know you’ll need. Don’t lug lots of heavy things into the woods, only to lug them back the next day. Enjoy being free of possessions and stripping your life back to its essential elements – it’s all part of the fun. 

The Gear

Still, you will need some gear to truly appreciate the natural world and to make your experience of nature magical and enduringly memorable. One of the key elements of this is your fire-lighting equipment, and here you should consider using Ferro Rods: an old-school way to light a fire. Meanwhile, a small knife can be useful for sharpening sticks and helping to curate your wilderness home, and some simple cooking equipment – like a mug for tea and coffee, and a plate for the sausages and marshmallows you hold over the fire – are other great additions to you camping gear. 

Camping Spots

If you’re new to camping, you may not be well aware of the kinds of spots that are best for camping. Being by a water source can be romantic, but it’s also where flies, mosquitos and other creepy crawlies are most likely to gather. If you’re by the sea, bear in mind the changing tide and how it can raise the water level to flood your tent, even if you’re set far back from the shore. In fact, there general tip here is to camp on high ground, and under a tree for shelter from the worst of the rain – it’s the best way to stay safe and comfortable. 

Enjoy Freedom

This is your trip to reconnect with nature: don’t ruin it by constantly updating your social media, by taking a tablet to watch a film in bed, or by worrying about the world you’ve left behind. Instead, enjoy the freedom that a brief stay in nature can present in your life: dance around the campfire, or go running through a forest, along a beach, or into hills in giddy glee. It’s a wonderful experience – and one you should maximize in your time in nature.

There you have it: your guide to a ‘back-to-nature’ camping trip. 

Pijama at Maison&Objet 2019

Pijama, brand of soft case and accessories in neoprene born in 2006, known for the focus on the textures, presents the news of the FW 19/20 collection. These are the new proposals: the wool in buffalo check in different colors, fluo patterns in shades of yellow and a floral blue damask – all always combined with the resistant neoprene, the peculiar characteristic of the brand. To complete the news of the collection, Pijama has introduced some new models:

Pocket backpack with a vintage inspiration to remember old backpacks mountain.

Bucket bag, the cylindrical bucket bag with zip for everyday life.

Phone bag, the phone holder  with cord to be comfortably worn around the neck.

The brand has always met the taste of varied public that is looking for a product capable of making its personality. Even in this season, the brand confirms the great ability to create lifestyle product focus on functionality and attention to detail with a touch of glam, 100% designed and made in Milan.

Functional, high-fashion commuter backpack

‘This bag turns heads with its functionality’ – 360 MAGAZINE

KeySmart designs innovative products that pack more function into less space. Our mission is to constantly invent or innovate evolutionary everyday products that are simple, compact and convenient. We don’t shy away from the risk that comes with invention. Our Kickstarter roots have helped us build a foundation of entrepreneurial values that include transparency, community and design that blows your mind! We create smart, sleek, multifunctional products to simplify your daily carry. Our products are conversation-starters and game-changers that evolve the way we do everyday things.


COMFORTABLE TO CARRY
Enjoy a painless, sweat-free commute to and from the office
 
PROTECTIVE & WATER RESISTANT
Keeps your things safe and dry in your own portable aresenal
 
PROFESSIONAL
Looks sharp on the train and in the conference room
 
ORGANIZED
Makes organization easy, it’s like a puzzle we already solved for you

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HoverGlide × First “Floating” Backpack

Lightning Packs Introduces HoverGlide – The World’s First “Floating” Backpack

Pack Features Patented “Suspended Load Technology” That Reduces Impact Forces on Users While Walking or Running by Up to 86%; Kickstarter Campaign Launches Today to Fund Its Final Development

Lightning Packs today introduced HoverGlide, the world’s first “floating” backpack. Featuring patented Suspended Load Technology (SLT) that has been scientifically proven to reduce impact forces on users while walking or running by up to 86%, HoverGlide is the perfect solution for people looking to reduce stress and weight load on their backs, necks, knees and ankles while hiking, trekking or even commuting in the city. The Kickstarter campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, launches today with a funding goal of $75,000 USD. The campaign features limited Super Early Bird Specials at $349 as well as several other rewards for backers to choose from. The campaign can be seen at: kck.st/2IbKMUf

HoverGlide’s industry-first functionality is due to its patented double-frame and suspension system design (a.k.a. SLT) that features two frames – a fixed frame, which incorporates the harness that users wear on their back, and the moving frame, which incorporates the bag and can slide relative to the fixed frame. The moving frame is suspended from the fixed frame by a patented shock reducing mechanism, which is tensioned such that during walking or running, the pack stays at a constant height relative to the ground even as the user’s torso moves up and down.

HoverGlide is available in two frame sizes and four distinct packs. Sitting on a 24” frame, the HoverGlide “Trekker” is a 55L rugged gear hauler for backcountry adventures that securely holds enough equipment and food for two- to three-day trips. Weighing in at approximately 9 lbs, the Trekker features a sleeve for a hydration reservoir, zippers and pockets for easy access to essentials and compression straps to secure the load. The Trekker’s 24” frame permits users to suspend up to 55 lbs (more weight can be carried but the SLT must be locked).

HoverGlide is also available on a patented 20” modular frame design, which can accept three interchangeable packs – the 28L daily “Commuter,” the 30L “Hiker” and the 30L “Tactical.” The small packs weigh in from 5.5 lbs to 7 lbs depending on materials, and the maximum load that can be suspended on the 20” frame is 27 lbs (more weight can be carried but the SLT must be locked).

“HoverGlide is the result of years and years of development and testing, and the result is a fundamentally different way for people to carry loads,” said Dr. Lawrence Rome, founder, Lightning Packs. “HoverGlide dramatically reduces the impact forces during locomotion, even permitting running comfortably with heavy loads. The lower forces reduce the potential for acute and long-term injury and also reduce the metabolic energy needed to carry a backpack. So, people can move faster with lower exertion.”

About Lightning Packs

Lightning Packs, LLC was founded by Dr. Lawrence Rome, a muscle physiology expert and professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Using Suspended Load Technology, a technology that Rome invented and patented (5 US Patents, 3 Canadian Patents, 2 European Patents and 1 Australian Patent issued), Lightning Packs is creating backpacks for consumers that “float” on a user’s back, dramatically reducing stress and weight load on their bodies as they walk or run. Field-tested and approved by the US Army and US Marine Corps, Lightning Packs backpacks offer rugged functionality and are one of the most significant innovations in backpacks in the last 30 years. For more information, visit lightningpacks.com.