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Today in Gear: September 23, 2015

A llama fleece jacket, an affordable chef’s knife, high-quality headphones and more.


A llama fleece jacket, an affordable chef’s knife, high-quality headphones and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Weiss Watch Company Limited Issue Field Watch Dark Blue Dial

Weiss Watch Company has released two new limited-issue watches, including the Field Watch with Dark Blue Dial. Each watch is made in the US and is limited to only 100 individually numbered examples. The fully mechanical, manually wound Caliber 1001 movement is assembled from 100 Swiss parts in Los Angeles, California and is encased in stainless steel polished by hand. The piece is supplied with genuine leather straps from Horween, America’s oldest operating tannery. The watch also comes with a two-year warranty so you rest easy knowing that Weiss has your back.

Buy Now: $1,500

Cotopaxi Kusa Jacket

Whether you are commuting or hiking in the field, the Kusa jacket, featuring llama fleece insulation, will keep you warm and comfortable. Llama fleece, while new to the performance outdoor market, has been used as an insulating material in the Andes for over 6,000 years. It has a handful of unique advantages over goose and duck down, including the fact that it retains its insulating properties when wet.

Buy Now: $199

Polar Loop 2 Android Update

Previous versions only supported push notifications from iOS, but the new updated version of the Loop 2 now plays nicely with the Android space.

Buy Now: $120

Red Wing Style No. 2015 Huntsman Boot

Red Wing’s new limited-edition Huntsman boot features full-grain leather and harkens back to the silhouette’s sportsmen heritage.

Buy Now: $450

Misen Chef’s Knife

Misen is bringing high-quality chef’s knives to the marketplace at a fraction of the cost.

Buy Now: $45+

RHA T20i

We are sticklers for high-quality sound, and RHA’s new T20i headphones deliver just that — in a small and portable package.

Buy Now: $250

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

If you are hopeless in the kitchen, fear not. J. Kenji López-Alt’s new cook book will expand your repertoire from Kraft mac and cheese to filet oscar.

Buy Now: $27

Deals of Note

Great Products at a Great Price

KEF 300A Digital Hi-Fi Speakers

Save $200 on one of the best sets of desktop hi-fi speakers on the market today from legendary audio brand KEF.

Buy Now: $600

Incase Protective Cover For GoPro

Save 40% on Incase’s protective GoPro cover and give your favorite action camera the TLC it deserves.

Buy Now: $18

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Ford Motor Company’s Relentless Surge of Power

The GT, GT350R, F-150 SVT Raptor and Focus RS are changing the American automotive landscape. Read the Review

The 13 Best Office Chairs

They might not be the cure for sitting down all day, but these office chairs are a pretty good start. Read the Review

Barrel-Strength Bourbon from Wild Turkey

Aged in a brick warehouse, Wild Turkey Master’s Keep barrel-strength bourbon is surprisingly, pleasantly mild. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

Despite some backlash from the media and others, Japan’s Nobukazu Kuriki is readying for a try at the summit of Everest. Adventure Journal has the story.

Believe it or not, there is an Uber for private flying and it’s called Beacon. Fast Company explains how it works and why you should pay the $2,000 membership fee.

The Verge walks you through the new 3D touch feature on the iPhone 6s.

Looking Ahead

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