The MJ5: Ice Climber Will Gadd on His Essential Adventure Gear and Top Travel Spots

The MJ5: Ice Climber Will Gadd on His Essential Adventure Gear and Top Travel Spots

Pro ice climber and paraglider Will Gadd loves a good adventure. Over the years, his love for climbing has taken him to places far and wide, including the Greenland ice sheet, where he explored some of the largest—and most dangerous—glaciers in the world for his Red Bull TV film Beneath the Ice.

From traveling around the world, Gadd has learned a thing or two about what gear helps him the most when he’s on an expedition, to what training keeps him in the best shape to make sure he gets home safely. Gadd put all that knowledge together for his trip to Greenland, which combined Gadd’s love for the sport of ice climbing with researching what’s going on beneath the ice sheet.

“For this project, we wanted to see what’s actually happening under these glaciers,” … Read the rest

The MJ5: John Legend on His Favorite Drink, Meal, and Getting Advice From Quincy Jones

The MJ5: John Legend on His Favorite Drink, Meal, and Getting Advice From Quincy Jones

John Legend is a modern-day Renaissance man. Along with his best-selling songs and albums, which have won Legend multiple Grammy Awards, the Ohio-born star also has an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award to his name, and has starred in films and projects like La La Land, Master of None, and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

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Legend is a man of many talents, and he took some time to speak with Men’s Journal about favorite drink, meal to make, travel spot, and more for the MJ5.

On his favorite drink: “When it comes to cocktails, I love a Moscow Mule.”

On his favorite workout: “I love to box. Boxing gets me fired up.”

On the best advice he’s received: “Steal from … Read the rest

The MJ5: Tony Hawk on His Favorite Gear, Why He Always Carries His Board, and More

The MJ5: Tony Hawk on His Favorite Gear, Why He Always Carries His Board, and More

Since becoming a professional skater in 1982, Tony Hawk has helped bring the sport to mainstream prominence, through his amazing tricks, his best-selling video game, and medal-winning performances at the X Games. Now, skateboarding is as popular as ever and will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.

Over the years, Hawk has helped push forward the evolution of tricks, including when he became the first skateboarder to land a 900-degree spin trick at the 1999 X-Games in San Francisco:

The skateboarding legend took some time to speak with Men’s Journal about his career, his favorite gear, his favorite drink, and more. Here’s Tony Hawk’s MJ5:

On his the best advice he’s received: “The one good piece of advice that I’ve received is to stay the course and do what you love, even if it’s not the most financially rewarding, because you’ll … Read the rest

The MJ5: Surfer Kai Lenny on His Favorite Surf Spot, Workouts, Gear, and More

The MJ5: Surfer Kai Lenny on His Favorite Surf Spot, Workouts, Gear, and More

Surfer Kai Lenny knows his way around the ocean. From surfing, to stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and everything in between, if there’s a sport that involves the water, he probably does it. A former SUP Race World Champion, Lenny now rides and competes in the World Surf League while living in Hawaii.

Last year, Lenny made waves—no pun intended—with his ride on a massive wave at Jaws, which earned him the Overall Performance Award at the WSL Big Wave Awards, plus the XXL Biggest Wave Award. While there wasn’t an exact measurement of the wave he rode, Lenny estimated that the wave was “close to the 80-foot range.”

“That was probably the biggest wave I’ve ever ridden,” Lenny told Men’s Journal. “It was at my home break at Jaws Beach, which is also known as Peʻahi in … Read the rest

The MJ5: Joel Kinnaman on His Top Travel Spot and Why He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The MJ5: Joel Kinnaman on His Top Travel Spot and Why He’s ‘Obsessed’ With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

For the July/August issue of Men’s Journal, cover star Joel Kinnaman went to New Orleans and had an adventure through the Louisiana bayou. Between checking out airboats, gators, and Cajun-style crawfish, Kinnaman spoke about his new series For All Mankind, set to debut this fall on Apple TV Plus, and his journey from Sweden to the top ranks of Hollywood.

Kinnaman’s breakout role that put him on the road to Hollywood was the 2010 Swedish film Snabba Cash (called Easy Money in America), which saw Kinnaman play a regular guy who is drawn into the criminal underworld of drugs and money. The movie was a smash-hit in Sweden, setting box-office records in the country and winning Kinnaman the Swedish version of an Academy Award. The movie opened doors to the United States, including films … Read the rest

The MJ5: Kyle Chandler on His Favorite Drink, Gear, Travel Spot, and More

The MJ5: Kyle Chandler on His Favorite Drink, Gear, Travel Spot, and More

For the June issue of Men’s Journal, cover star Kyle Chandler took a road trip from his hometown in Texas all the way to the California coast. During his ride, we sat down with the star of Catch-22 and Godzilla: King of the Monsters to talk about some of his all-time favorite stuff for the MJ5, including his favorite piece of gear, his favorite place to travel, and the best advice he’s ever received.

On His Favorite Gear: When Chandler’s taking a trip, as he did for his feature story, he always makes sure to have a pocket knife handy, as well as a piece of paper and a pencil so he can write down any notes if inspiration strikes him.

On His Favorite Meal: If he wants to whip up his favorite meal when he’s home in Texas, he … Read the rest