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Today in Gear: August 4, 2015

A custom direct-to-consumer mattress, black+blum’s new charcoal water bottle, Cannondale’s new Habit and more.

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A custom direct-to-consumer mattress, black+blum’s new charcoal water bottle, Cannondale’s new Habit and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Helix Sleep

Shopping for the right mattress can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Helix Sleep has simplified the process. Taking a direct-to-consumer approach, Helix offers custom mattresses to fit every physical need and sleep preference. The personalization process takes into account feel, support, temperature regulation and point elasticity. They even offer a split mattress so you no longer have to fight with your partner about which mattress type is best.

Learn More: Here

black+blum Eau Good Water Bottle

An elegant new water bottle from black+blum that uses traditional Japanese binchotan charcoal to filter your water.

Buy Now: $20

Dockers Alpha Khaki

Dockers’ newest fit designed to bridge the gap between jeans and dress pants.

Buy Now: $15+

Cannondale Habit

Cannondale‘s newest full-suspension mountain bike offers 120mm of travel and their signature lefty fork.

Learn More: Here

KOMONO California Collection

Sunglasses designed to pay homage to the Golden State.

Buy Now: $150

Anchor Barrel Ale

A toast to Fritz Maytag, Anchor Brewing’s “Anchor Barrel Ale” will come in at 6.3% ABV and will be offered on draft and in 12-ounce bottles. ()

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


What to Bring When Meeting the Parents

Meeting the ‘rents can be rough. So, why not bring a little something to smooth things over? Read the Review

Embrace Your Inner Neurotic and Dress Like Alvy Singer in Annie Hall

Aside from being one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made, Woody Allen’s Annie Hall is an instruction manual in casual, cool style. Read the Review


Noteworthy Reads


Reviews and News from around the Web


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Fast Company profiles Chris Schoeck, the man trying to bring back the strongman spectacle.


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