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Today in Gear: January 29, 2016

A beer inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan, Fluance’s new hi-fi speaker, a hybrid fleece ski hoodie and more.

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A beer inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan, Fluance’s new hi-fi speaker, a hybrid fleece ski hoodie and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Gear


Carton Brewing x Barrier Brewing SS C.R.E.A.M.

Carton Brewing knows a thing or two about cream ales, and Barrier Brewing has hoppy beers down to a science. So when they decided to get together to brew a collaboration beer, it only seemed natural to marry the two. The resulting ale is called SS C.R.E.A.M., and it is a Hoppy Imperial Cream Ale. The name and can design were inspired by the one and only Wu-Tang Clan, with touches like a banner in the background that reads “Bring Da Ruckus.” It will be available later this year in 16-ounce cans.

Learn More: Here

Fluance Fi70

The latest release in Fluance’s Fi line of speakers is the Fi70. The speaker is an all-in-one unit, with dual eight-inch subwoofers, five-inch woven glass fiber midrange drivers and one-inch neodymium tweeters.

Buy Now: $499

Johnston & Murphy Karnes

Walking around in the slush and muck requires a certain type of boot, one that will keep your foot dry while still staying stylish. Johnston & Murphy’s Karnes is the perfect combination of winter performance and style.

Buy Now: $198

Kelty Versant Backpack

The backpack version of Kelty’s new Versant line is 25 liters in size, has a ventilated back panel, is constructed from water-resistant fabric and has a built-in laptop pocket that allows you to access your Macbook without digging into the main compartment.

Buy Now: $80

Dynafit Beast Hoodie

Available in winter of 2016/17, the new Beast Hoodie from Dynafit features a hybrid fleece construction packed with Polartec Alpha insulation.

Learn More: Here

Rock & Pebble H Block Set

Sometimes adults need to play with building blocks too. With Rock & Pebble’s H Block set, you can feel free to leave them out on the table as a stylish centerpiece.

Buy Now: $42


Deals of Note


Great Products, Great Prices


How to save on a Billy Reid wool coat, racing-inspired gloves from Polo and the perfect travel charging cable.

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Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


The Waterproof-Breathable Jacket, Explained by 5 Experts

You’ll want to read this before buying your next winter shell. Read the Review

5 In-Ear Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for Every Budget

Need an in-ear alternative to those bulky QC25’s? Read the Review


Noteworthy Reads


Reviews and News from around the Web


A man built a makeshift golf course…on the BQE? Head over to The Atlantic for the full story.

Pentax continues to tease with snapshots of its full-frame DSLR. DP Review has more.

What is the trendiest food so far in 2016? Poké. Read the full article on Food 52 to find out what it is and why you should eat it.


Looking Ahead


From the Gear Patrol Instagram


It's fresh tracks and no lines all day when you're cat skiing (?@chase_pellerin) #powder #skiing

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