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Today in Gear: September 4, 2015

Vans snowboard boots are back, Raleigh has a new belt driven bike, Polaroid is keeping up with the times and more.

Chase Pellerin

Vans snowboard boots are back, Raleigh has a new belt-driven bike, Polaroid is keeping up with the times and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

2016 Vans Infuse Snowboard Boot

After a year-long hiatus due to one of their manufacturers shutting down, Vans Snowboard Boots are back and better than ever. The new Infuse is Vans’ highest-performing boot and shares DNA with their highly acclaimed Andreas Wiig pro model from years past. The boot features a dual-lace system consisting of a traditional lace system with a Boa zone that tightens across your ankle to lock your foot in. It also features a power strap across the cuff of the boot to provide ample support when things get heavy. If you are someone who rides the entire mountain, these boots will give you enough stiffness and support to tackle steep lines while still being supple and flexible enough for flowing lines through the terrain park.

Buy Now: $360

Engineered For Motion Nolita Jacket

EFM’s new fall line includes the Nolita Double Face Wool Jacket, which features a Bi Swing back for increased range of motion and a wool, polyester and spandex blend to keep you warm this fall season.

Buy Now: $1,195

Raleigh RXS

A Gates belt drive system and hydraulic disc brakes make this bike a versatile option for commuters who like to ride some cyclocross on the weekends.

Buy Now: $1,550

Bose Soundlink II Headphones

Bose’s new Soundlink II headphones provide high quality wireless sound coupled with supreme comfort. They also allow you to switch easily between two connected Bluetooth devices meaning you never have to skip a beat.

Buy Now: $280

SILCA HX-One Hex Essentials Kit

SILCA’s new hex key set brings the quality of Pro-tour-grade tools to the everyday bike rider.

Buy Now: $125

Polaroid Snap

Taking design cues from Instagram‘s logo, the new Polaroid Snap allows users to print immediately from the camera using Zero Ink Printing technology while still saving a digital copy for use on social media.

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

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Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

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Looking Ahead

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