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Today in Gear: December 10, 2015

A “shapeshifting” backpack, the perfect shoulder-season hoodie, Nike Counterflex putters and more.

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A “shapeshifting” backpack, a free e-manservant, the perfect shoulder-season hoodie, Nike Counterflex putters and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


GoButler Concierge App


Siri’s new competition: humans. The requests you submit through GoButler’s text message-based interface are fielded by a staff of “Heroes,” who can correspond with you and carry out more sophisticated and specialized demands than AI — for now, at least — entirely free of charge. At no extra cost to you, every purchase you make via GoButler nets the company a small commission fee. Partnerships with Seamless, DoorDash and others make for streamlined food orders (even from places that are unavailable through those services); other services include product deliveries, travel booking, reservation-making and more. And the service operates internationally, so you won’t be high and dry when you’re abroad.

Learn More: Here

American Giant Storm Full Zip

DWR-coated fleece gives this slim hoodie warmth and waterproofing perfect for shoulder season. Features like a pocket passageway for headphone cords, a storm-flap zipper and a brimmed hood are icing on the cake. Snatch one up while you still can.

Buy Now: $119

Nike Counterflex Putters

The counterbalance in Nike’s Counterflex putters affords golfers unprecedented feel and customization when they get to the greens.

Buy Now: $240

This Is Ground iPad Pro Sleeve & Stand

Clever utilization of sturdy vegetable-tanned leathers makes for a combination sleeve and stand that doesn’t need to be attached to your iPad Pro in order to work — convenient, and sure to age well.

Buy Now: $229

The New Primal Beef Sticks

Beef sticks are like Slim Jims sans the poison. The New Primal’s beef sticks use free-range grass-fed and grass-finished beef, seasoned with honey, ginger, pepper and more.

Buy Now: $39

Seagull Nightshift V2

With a series of external straps for any number of items — “tripod, sleeping bag, bike wheel, etc.” — this “shapeshifting” backpack is a reasonable all-in-one solution for the weekend-hiking city commuter.

Buy Now: $239

Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


20 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Chef

Check out these 20 great stocking-stuffer gifts for the chef, all under $50. Read the Story

Fuji’s Newest Full-Suspension Trail Bike Has All of the Right Parts

Hit jumps, crush descents and send up rooster tails on Fuji’s newest enduro rig. Read the Story


Noteworthy Reads


Stories from Around the Web


Yesterday, North Face co-founder Doug Tompkins tragically passed away in a kayaking accident. Read more on Outside.

Americans are making some interesting headway with gin — but as you’d expect, some interesting things are happening with it over in its homeland.

Like a supervillain out of a Japanese cartoon, the true identity of the founder of Bitcoin remains elusive. Read more on Esquire.


Looking Ahead


What We’re Testing Now




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