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Today in Gear: January 22, 2016

A throwback lens for Leica, the most versatile backpack available, classically styled kicks and more.


A throwback lens for Leica rigs, the most versatile backpack available, classically styled kicks and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Lomography New Jupiter 3+

Lomography’s New Jupiter 3+ lens is designed for Leica’s L39 mounting system, but also includes an adapter for the M-Mount system. The 50mm f/1.5 lens is designed specifically to help you explore what can be done with bokeh in your photography. The lens is a version of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens and is manufactured by Zenit in the original factory.

Buy Now: $649

Slicks Backpack

The new Slicks backpack system, currently funding on Kickstarter, offers a host of improvements over your standard backpack including a suit pouch, shirt collar protector and a shoe pocket.

Buy Now: ~$158+

Miir Camp Cup

Miir’s new 12-ounce Camp Cup features a double-wall insulation to keep hot beverages hot and cold ones cold. Available later this year.

Learn More: Here

Billabong Platinum X Airlite Boardshorts

Billabong’s new Airlite boardshorts feature a flex-welded waistband that is bonded to a stretch-weave fabric for unmatched comfort while pulling cutbacks at Lowers.

Buy Now: $150

Ben Soleimani for Restoration Hardware

Highly acclaimed designer Ben Soleimani has teamed up with Restoration Hardware to release a collection of rugs inspired by his travels around the globe.

Learn More: Here

New Balance 530 ’90s Athletic Pack

Inspired by ’90s design, New Balance have released a classically styled version of their 530 silhouette, available in three colorways.

Buy Now: $100

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