Good morning and welcome to July 20th. A quick refresher from last week. You might have noticed things look a little different with today’s installment of Today in Gear. Don’t worry, it’s still a daily dose of newsworthy gear to wake up with every morning, but now boasts a few new additions including gear related reads from around the web, hand-picked buying guides, bigger imagery and more — all packed into a one-stop, easy-to-read format. New look. Same great taste.
In today’s edition: Misfit’s newest wearable, limited-edition playing cards, a hammock/sleeping bag combo and more.
On the Radar
Reveals, New Launches and Gear
Misfit Flash Link
Burlingame, California-based Misfit has released their newest and most affordable wearable to date. The Misfit Flash Link acts as a fitness tracker and smart button, pairing seamlessly with the newly released Misfit Link app. The app allows you to use the Flash Link to play music, take a selfie or advance slides in a presentation (more support for IFTTT and Logitech Harmony is coming soon). The new wearable also features a clip so that it can be worn on a belt loop, pocket, running shoe — just about anywhere.
Camp Clayborne Bison Bag
The perfect combination of a hammock and sleeping bag to help you get a restful night’s sleep no matter where you are.
REI Traverse 28
REI’s newest daypack, featuring their UpLift compression system, a suspended mesh back panel, a sculpted foam hip belt and an ABS plastic frame sheet for structure and support.
Every Man Jack Manual Razor
Popular men’s grooming brand Every Man Jack has released their first razor.
Angel’s Cup Coffee Subscription
Stay awake and sample some of the best coffees in the world delivered right to your doorstep.
The Manifesto Gold Bicycle Edition
A luxury deck of cards printed by the United States Playing Card Co. Only 420 in existence.
Reviews and Buying Guides
Advice from the Crew
The Specialized Venge Is Made for Speed, Not Finesse
Life is filled with compromises, and with aero road bikes that means that speed sometimes comes at a cost. Read the Review
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van Hauls All
14 dudes, two bags each, plus camera equipment, two cases of water, one bag dedicated to booze, four bags of chips, and six hours ahead. For two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, that’s no problem. Read the Review
Reviews and News from around the Web
Did you ever wonder which airline has the best first-class amenities kit? Afar brings you a comprehensive list.
Your sneakers look terrible. Mr. Porter will help you get them clean.
Too busy to shop? Valet brings you 20 awesome picks for under $20 so you don’t have to.
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