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Today in Gear: February 29, 2016

An ingenious journal (scientifically proven to improve lives), Star Wars for your wrist, the only [compact] camera you’ll ever need and more.


Good morning and “happy” Monday. It’s the beginning of what we know will be a tremendous week. Have an extra long stretch, delight in your first coffee, enjoy your commute, but before you settle in at work, ingest what we have in store: an ingenious journal (scientifically proven to improve lives), Star Wars for your wrist, the only [compact] camera you’ll ever need and more.

Mind Journal


Men, more often than not, we don’t do a fantastic job expressing our inner thoughts and feelings (your faithful author included) — because it’s difficult and uncomfortable to do so. But it’s a supremely healthy, helpful, and, truth be told, life-changing thing as well. Gathering your friends for group therapy isn’t necessary; simply writing down your thoughts and concerns will do wonders. Really. This journal is everything we love: high-quality paper; smart, man-made leather; it’s designed to lay flat; it comes with a durable case. It’s also everything we need: questions to draw the deep stuff out of our brains, a helpful guide for beginning journalers, and a promise of more peace of mind.

Learn More: Here

Nikon DL Premium Compact Camera


Super capability in a small package — Nikon’s newest is a line of three fixed-lens cameras that punch well above their weight. Innate zoom and macro abilities will come in handy for any skill level; 20.8-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors will pump out super hi-res images regardless; go further and record 4K video at 30 fps.

Buy Now: $647+

Timberland Mono Grey Boots


Timberland is known for their now-iconic yellow boots. Take that same time-tested formula and apply a soft gray monochromatic colorway and you’ve got a 6-inch nubuck boot that’s almost as ready for spring as we are.

Buy Now: $195

Bézi Polished Beard Oil


From Bradley Hasemeyer, Correspondent: This 100 percent natural blend of rare oils is teeming with vitamins, antioxidants and essential omegas. The oils soak into the skin and hair, providing a polished and healthy look without greasiness. The fresh, sophisticated scent dissipates quickly, leaving a faint spiciness.

Buy Now: $52

Star Wars x Nixon Watch Collection: The Light Side


Last year Nixon gave in to the dark side and alongside the Star Wars brand created a line of watches designed after our favorite villains from a galaxy far, far away. Maybe it was a New Year’s resolution, maybe they met an tiny, super chill green dude; either way, they’ve seen the light. See-Threepio, Artoo-Detoo (how many nerd points is correct spelling worth?) and the rustic Jedi look are all captured in timepiece form.

Learn More: Here

Topo Designs Mountain Daypack


All new for 2016, the Daypack features a U-shaped zipper on the main compartment for easy packing, big side pockets (Nalgene-bottle-sized), a 15-inch laptop compartment and daisy chains for all your other EDC/mountaineering gear.

Buy Now: $189

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