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Today in Gear: December 23, 2015

Westcomb’s versatile new layer, a “walkie-talkie” iOS app, a hinging motorcycle helmet and more.


Westcomb’s versatile new layer, a “walkie-talkie” iOS app, a hinging motorcycle helmet and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

True Colors Vase Collection

The perfect centerpiece for any coffee table, &Tradition and Lex Pott’s True Colors Vase Collection comes in various sizes and finishes including oxidized and milled brass, copper, steel and aluminum.

Buy Now: $130+

Billy Reid Heirloom Stationery

Produced in collaboration with Terrapin Stationers, Billy Reid’s new heirloom stationery is the perfect way to say thank you this holiday season.

Buy Now: $28

Roger Talk

From the makers of Spotify comes this new “walkie-talkie”-style communication app that lets you chat with your friends and relatives over wi-fi.

Buy Now: Free

Vozz Helmets

The new Vozz helmet is the biggest thing in motorcycle helmets since the full-face. It features a hinge design that can easily be used even with gloves on.

Learn More: Here

Urban Armor Gear iPad Pro Case

Urban Armor’s new iPad Pro case features maximum protection, without sacrificing a lightweight and streamlined package.

Buy Now: $80

Westcomb Blaze Down Shirt

Westcomb’s new Blaze down shirt fits just as well at the local watering hole as it does on the mountain. For warmth, the Blaze comes packed with premium 900-fill goose down paired with a Pertex Quantum shell to keep you dry. Pertex Quantum is used on a number of rain shells and, when paired with a down-insulated layer, makes for a truly versatile piece. The shirt comes in an “alpine” fit, which means that it is cut slimmer for layering under a heavier shell.

Buy Now: $350

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Keep Warm with the Best Wool Blankets for Winter

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The Honda CB750 and the Birth of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

The bike that started the Japanese invasion of reliable, fast, cheap and easy-riding motorcycles. Read the Review

Noteworthy Reads

Reviews and News from around the Web

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The Verge reviews Fostex and Massdrop’s new TH-X00 headphones.

Looking Ahead

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