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Today in Gear: January 19, 2015

Topo Designs teams up with Woolrich, an easy app that cuts stock market fees, custom-built “tiny” houses and more.



Robinhood App
Created by two Stanford graduates, Robinhood aims to democratize stock market trading by eliminating the $10 that most large financial institutions charge for each transaction. And for first-timers, the intuitive layout makes stock market trading less intimidating and easy to understand. robinhood.com

Topo Designs X Woolrich Rover Pack
For this new collaboration, Topo Designs sought the fabric expertise of a classic outdoor titan, Woolrich, to revamp the mid-size Rover Pack. The rucksack features mesh shoulder straps, compression bands for bottles and extra gear, and a durable 1000d Cordura base with a rugged wool upper. $189

Goo.ey Skins Smartphone Cases
Made of polyurethane epoxy with a 3M adhesive back, Goo.ey Skins smartphone cases let users safely stick phones on vertical walls to keep hands free for easy viewing or group picture taking. They also don’t snag on pockets and come in a variety of different colors, both understated and vibrant. $25

Sturmfist 4 Cycling Gloves
Cyclists know that hands are the first to go during winter. Constructed with Polartech materials, the Sturmfist 4 gloves provide resistance to both water and wind, with Aerogel insulation acting as a shield between hands and frozen handlebars. Ride on. 45nrth.com

Seals Watch Company Model A
Designed and manufactured by Seal Watch Company in Southern California, the Model A wristwatch recalls the utilitarian design of 1940s era army tanks in a compact 41 millimeter size. It functions with an internal Miyota 9015 mechanical movement that winds to the natural rhythms of the wrist. kickstarter.com

A Room of One’s Own Houses
In the spirit of the 2013 documentary Tiny: A Story About Living Small, Charles Finn makes custom-built mobile cabins with his company A Room of One’s Own. Constructed from reclaimed wood, each house is unique and features all the amenities you need to get by with less: bed, writing desk, bookshelves, and a wood-burning stove. Finn even throws in an oil-burning lamp. $22,000+ ()
Zack Bent

Recipe: Mussels with Bacon, Apple and Shallot
This easy recipe from James Beard Award-winning chef John Sundstrom showcases the exceptional shellfish of the Pacific Northwest. Read this story
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