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Today in Gear: September 18, 2015

A new wi-fi-enabled vacuum robot, Todd Shelton’s newest pant, the perfect fall jacket and more.

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A new wi-fi-enabled vacuum robot, Todd Shelton’s newest pant, the perfect fall jacket and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Amazon Fire TV

First Samsung, now Amazon — looks like everyone’s beating Apple to the punch these days. The new Fire TV box is Amazon’s preemptive answer to the upcoming Apple TV update, with support for 4K Ultra HD (unlike Apple) and high-performance games, a quadcore processor and expandable storage via MicroSD card — not to mention robust voice control by way of Amazon’s Alexa terminal and a bevy of cable channel-viewing options for cord cutters.

Buy Now: $100

iRobot Roomba 980

Let’s face it, nobody really has time to vacuum during the week and it is the last way you want to spend your time on weekends. And if you travel a lot, it’s even easier to let home cleanliness fall to the wayside. The Roomba 980 is here to help. It connects to your in-home wi-fi and can be controlled remotely from an app. It also learns the layout of your home so it can clean in the most efficient way possible. When it is low on battery, it automatically finds its charging base for hassle-free charging. You’ll still have to cook for yourself, but it is one step closer to the robot butler of your dreams.

Buy Now: $900

Native Shoes Fitzsimmons

Native Shoes’ Fitzsimmons is the perfect boot for trudging through city streets on rainy fall mornings, and with new colorways, there is something to match every personality.

Buy Now: $90

Todd Shelton The American Khaki

Todd Shelton‘s new American Khaki is made in the USA and is built to last a lifetime.

Buy Now: $200

Sonic Tools 132-Piece Filled Suitcase Trolley

Sonic Tools have been producing high-end automotive tools in Europe and they have finally announced their entry into the North American market.

Learn More: Here

Poler Stuff Kubrick Canvas Jacket

As the morning temperatures drop, your body temps don’t have to follow. Poler’s new Kubrick Canvas Jacket is the perfect layer for the shoulder season.

Buy Now: $94

Schlafly Grapefruit IPA

Following in the footsteps of Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin, Schlafly will be releasing an all-new Grapefruit IPA riding on the success of their highly acclaimed Tasmanian IPA.

Learn More: Here

Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


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Noteworthy Reads


Reviews and News from around the Web


Climbing anchors, bolts and etiquette have always been hot topics in climbing and likely always will be. To draw attention to the need to replace dangerous anchors and bolts, The American Safe Climbing Association placed solar lanterns on the Snake Dike, a route up Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome. Adventure Journal has the story.

We were on hand at the world’s most important bike show, but missed out on Interbike — the most important bike show in the US. Luckily, PinkBike has you covered on the innovative products being released there.

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