Today in Gear: December 29, 2014

The non-contact sleep monitor, organic waterproofing garment wax, a travel case for your favorite watches and more.



Rancourt & Co. x Kaufmann Mercantile Boots
Brooklyn’s Kaufmann Mercantile have teamed up with Rancourt & Co., heritage shoemakers from Maine, to produce these hand-sewn, Horween leather boots. Each pair features antique brass eyelets with leather laces, and hand-stained uppers that will only look better with age. $349

Down the Long Driveway, You’ll See it
This hardcover photography book focuses on the modernist, mid-century homes of New Zealand, unique for their construction from the native woods of the country. With photography by Mary Guadin, these pages pay local homage to the distinctive flair of a bygone era. $50

Oliberté Gorilla Wax
Made with organic ingredients including beeswax and shea butter, this wax stick applies directly onto leather for a waterproof finish. Oliberté warns that it can darken the leather’s natural color — but who says that’s necessarily a bad thing? $15

ResMed S+ Sleep Monitoring Device
This sleep tracker syncs with your smartphone for detailed sleep analysis to help users achieve a better night’s sleep. The first of its kind, the S+ sits beside the bed, omitting the necessity for uncomfortable wristbands. $153 ()

Lexdray x Bamford Watch Roll
Some of us pack as many watches as we do pairs of underwear when traveling. To ensure all timepieces arrive safely in style, this watch roll has three interior compartments with delicate micro fleece lining and a durable nylon exterior with wrap-around velcro closure. $75

The Mystery Box
Inside the Mystery Box are 12 unique decks of special-edition playing cards, produced in collaboration with the United States Playing Card Company and film director J.J. Abrams. The box itself is crafted from century-old reclaimed wood and sealed shut with an iron lock. $150

The Best of 2014
A lot happened this year in our little nook of the universe. For starters, we explored everywhere from Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail to the Highlands of Scotland. To remind ourselves of all the fun we had, we’re doing a retrospective on the year’s best stories, from buying guides and product tests to photo essays and original videos. Read these stories
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