Today in Gear: January 21, 2016

Leica’s waterproof camera, innovative training gloves, a cozy down parka and more.


Leica’s waterproof camera, innovative training gloves, a cozy down parka and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Leica X-U

If you’re a Lawrence of Arabia/Jacques Cousteau type and have been unsatisfied with the crop of ruggedized compact cameras available to date, then Leica might have solved your problem. The new X-U is a burly-yet-svelte, aluminum-and-matte-plastic camera that can handle dust storms, drops from up to four feet, and up to 8.3 fathoms of water. The camera’s party piece, though, is its big APS-C sensor and 23mm f/1.7 lens (equivalent to 35mm on a full-frame camera), which should ensure that you’ll have some pretty amazing proof of all the shenanigans you got up to.

Learn More: Here

Mayron’s Goods Lip Stuff Mint

Winter’s finally here; protect your lips with beeswax, peppermint oil, chamomile, and cocoa and shea butter.

Buy Now: $6

Powerhandz Sports Training Gloves

No, it’s not a robot glove. Each glove is weighted, up to two pounds, for muscle conditioning, with your choice of either anti-grip material (for difficult catching) or increased-grip material (for handling bats or sticks); a basketball wrap is also available, making the ball more difficult to control while dribbling.

Buy Now: $70

Highsnobiety x Early Leather Pouch

Our friends at Highsnobiety have released a handsome new collection of vegetable-tanned, organically colored pouches — handmade in Frankfurt, Germany. Also consider reading our interview with Editor Jeff Carvalho.

Buy Now: $45+

Whiskey and How to Enjoy It

Pity anyone with a birthday that follows the holiday hangover. Or, treat them to this kit, which features two eight-ounce tumblers, two premium leather coasters and a handy whiskey guidebook.

Buy Now: $35

Moose Knuckles Stirling Parka

Down one jacket this winter? Then get a down parka — like the Stirling Parka, which features 100 percent duck down with a loft of 625 ounces, a 74 percent cotton outershell and 100 percent nylon lining.

Buy Now: $850

Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

10 Combs for Your Grooming Tool Cache

There are some grooming tools that every man should own; a good comb is at the top of that list. Read the Story

You Can Buy Three of Jerry Seinfeld’s Rare Vintage Porsches

Rare, pristine and gorgeous — Seinfeld’s Porsches are the ultimate collector’s items. He’s putting three up for auction. Read the Story

Noteworthy Reads

Stories from Around the Web

Eris has been declared the ninth planet in the solar system — ironic, since it’s essentially the planet that led to Pluto’s demotion. Read more at The New Yorker

On Food Republic, a cooking student pulls back the curtain on going to cooking school in Paris. It’s everything you’d expect.

The first thing you think of when someone mentions Israel probably isn’t cannabis. Nonetheless, their weed industry is gaining ground.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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