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Today in Gear: November 24, 2015

Grooming products from across the pond, advanced noise-canceling headphones from JBL, WWII-era denim from Levi’s and more.

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Grooming products from across the pond, advanced noise-canceling headphones from JBL, WWII-era denim from Levi’s and more.

On the Radar


Reads and New Gear


JBL Everest Elite 700

A perfect gift for the loved one who still hasn’t upgraded to wireless headphones, the crown jewel of JBL’s Everest line features NXTGEN noise canceling, which allows you to control just how much noise the headphones let in and block out. Its cushions are designed to fit the contours of your ears; paired with TruNote technology, which adjusts the sound balancing of the headphones according to your settings via app, these cans offer an impressively and uncommonly personalized listening experience. The 15-hour battery life and Bluetooth 4.1 support are just gravy.

Learn More: Here

Twelve South ParcSlope

The name: insufferable. The product: endlessly versatile. The ParcSlope sits your tablet at an 18-degree angle perfect for drawing with an iPad pro or typing with a MacBook.

Buy Now: $50

Closed on Monday Grooming Products

Anyone who feels at their freshest when leaving a barbershop can appreciate these grooming products, all imbued with sandalwood and vetiver fragrance.

Learn More: Here

Tanner Goods Rogue Territory Woodlands Ridgeline Jacket

Made from durable 10.10-ounce mil-spec cotton canvas with a waterproof DWR coating, Rogue Territory’s Woodlands Ridgeline Jacket feels just as at home at your local watering hole as it does lobstering on the coast of Maine or foraging in the lush forest of the PNW.

Buy Now: $325

Shimano Tokyo 23 Backpack

Shimano’s Tokyo 23 backpack will join their line of commuter packs in January 2016. It features 23 liters of space and a roll top, as well as water-resistant ballistic materials.

Buy Now: $160

Levi’s Vintage Clothing x Unionmade 1944 WW2 501

Exclusive for Unionmade, these jeans are a handmade replica of the 501s that were produced during WWII, with distinctive features originating from material conservation that was part of the war effort of the time.

Buy Now: $270

Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


The GP100 2015

Welcome to the third annual GP100 — our salute to the 100 products of the year that embody excellence, innovation, and craftsmanship. Read the Story

The New Volkswagen Passat Is Here, Sans Diesel

VW’s midsize contender doesn’t need a TDI engine to be good. Read the Story


Noteworthy Reads


Stories from Around the Web


Some gifts might seem like safe bets this holiday season. However, Fast Company warns you not to gift someone an Apple Watch this year.

Instead, consult TechCrunch‘s list of the best gifts for twentysomethings.

Domino’s has invented a device that puts in a pizza order to your nearest franchise location with the mere push of a button, signaling the imminent fall of our technological Tower of Babel.


Looking Ahead


What We’re Testing Now


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