Inspired by the Ultimate Ride Challenge
Each winter, 500 miles southeast of Irbit, Russia, home of the Ural factory, the world's largest freshwater lake freezes creating over 400 miles of barren ice fields. Adventure seekers from across the globe navigate to discover one of the world's most demanding rides, including the legendary semi-annual Ice Run.
In 2010, our friends Hubert Kriegel and Chinzo crossed Lake Baikal on their Ural sidecar in the middle of a particularly brutal Russian winter. They lived on Baikal for 2 weeks to complete their adventure battling -40°F wind chill and shifting snow drifts.
"Living on the frozen Lake Baikal I found my ultimate ride challenge. I survived relying on my Ural sidecar with my co-pilot Chinzo."
- Hubert Kriegel
Each Baikal comes standard equipped with sidecar mounted utility shovel and high carbon steel hatchet. Each hatchet provides precise reliable cuts with a 3.5" steel blade and non-slip rubber grip, ideal for both wet and dry conditions.
The BRV-1M portable Bluetooth Speaker combines versatility and premium audio in a compact, rugged package. Completely waterproof, the BRV-1M boasts a shockproof exterior with 12 hours of playtime and a built-in 2200mAh power bank to charge USB-enabled devices.
VSSL x Ural Baikal flask. This mil spec aluminum 10oz flask includes 2 stainless steel collapsible shot glasses and bottle opener. The built-in LED flashlight features dual mode static and SOS LED 'flood' beam lantern light, capable of illuminating large areas with 40 hours of continuous operation.
Each Baikal includes 25 long burning Titan Stormproof matches and extra strikers. Each Titan waterproof match will burn for 25 seconds, even under water and in gale force winds. At 4.125 inches long, Titan Stormproof Matches are double the strength of a standard match.
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