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Today in Gear: February 11, 2016

A super-limited run of Japanese whisky, a wallet that charges phones, a vintage-inspired high-grade carry-on and more.

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A super-limited run of Japanese whisky, a wallet that charges phones, a vintage-inspired high-grade carry-on and more.

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Reads and New Gear


Timex Metropolitan+ Activity Tracker Watch

If you’re attracted to the idea of active health-tracking tech but can’t convince yourself to bite the bullet on a sci-fi digi-bracelet, Timex has solved your problem. The Metropolitan+ features a traditional 42mm case with actual watch hands, but also features extra dials to track steps, distance and calories burned.

Buy Now: $125

Suntory Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

Suntory’s Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo personally oversees the buying, charring and aging of the casks used for this rarified whisky. The process yields dark-brown, sherry-colored liquor with rich, sweet tasting notes. Only 5,000 bottles will be made and they’ll go for $300 a pop. Earlier this month we covered this launch in more detail.

Learn More: Here

Kai Takeshima Record Display

Time to throw out those orange milk crates. The 9-inch-deep wells in this walnut and brass display will hold about 300 records total, showcasing them at a 6-degree slant, which happens to be the prime flipping-through-your-collection angle.

Learn More: Here

Nomad Wallet

If Q-Branch made a nonlethal billfold… Hidden in the middle of this leather wallet is a 2400mAh battery that’s capable of charging your iPhone in one fell swoop.

Buy Now: $130

Ekogrips Max Heat Silicone Grill Gloves

Forget decades of remote mountain monastic studies: this is how you do a handstand on hot coals. (Or grill with the best of ’em, at least.) These grill and oven mitts are heat resistant up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, can be scrubbed clean in the dishwasher and are BPA free and 100 percent waterproof. Who needs tongs anyway?

Buy Now: $18

Zero Halliburton Limited-Edition Vintage Suitcase

The name says it all: Halliburton has taken a design cue from their own archives to create a throwback rolling hardshell carry-on with vintage style. As strong as steel but at a quarter of the weight, this anodized-aluminum shell features a neoprene seal for airtightness along with high-grade wheels and hardware to ensure heirloom status for generations.

Buy Now: $2,999+


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Advice from the Crew


The Seiko SRP777 Rewinds the Clock

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Bite-sized culture news to keep you busy while you go about your day. Read it here.


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