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Today in Gear: March 29, 2016

American-made woolen blankets with a Gear Patrol twist, sturdy Best Made Oxford shirts, sturdy non-stick tech made from stainless steel and much more.

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Good morning and happy Tuesday. In case you missed it, fascinating news from outer space yesterday: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft produced images of a large lake of frozen nitrogen on Pluto, which means the little guy was once warm enough for liquid to flow. (Don’t make vacay plans yet; you’ll be long dead before we can go.) In more local news, here’s what’s good in gear: sturdy, American-made woolen blankets with a Gear Patrol twist, sturdy Best Made Oxford shirts, sturdy non-stick tech made from stainless steel and much more.

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. × Gear Patrol Cabin Blanket

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Made right in Minnesota, Faribault’s woolen goods are meant to be used for a lifetime and then some. We teamed up with the storied manufacturer to produce this limited-run blanket, available in our store, complete with detailing done in our signature orange.

Buy now: $280

Classic Oxfords from Best Made Co.

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About how well would you say your Oxfords are made? Oh, only “really well made”? Good for you, but you’re falling short of these, the Best Made Oxfords. Durability meets style: featuring a comfortable fit that slots in between slim and relaxed, along with side gussets, forearm patches and double-needle stitching, you’ll be wearing these forever (and outwearing those other less-thans).

Buy Now: $142

The Lost Explorer Traveler Bag

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Constructed of corkshell and wool, this water-resistant bag carries everything you’ll need for your next business or pleasure trip. Multiple internal pockets, a shoe bag (detachable), and a sleeve for 17-inch laptops supplement large compartments for shirts and pants, and a large suit carrier.

Buy Now: $695

All-Clad D3 Armor Cookware

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Meet the new non-stick. These three-ply stainless steel pans sport a new, patented cooking surface with raised bumps — bumps that release cooked food better than plain steel. Available in skillet, sauté-pan and fish-pan varieties, and perfect for your next fling in the kitchen.

Learn More: Here

Venture Backpack

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Does your daily carry require more electricity than the ISS? This Is Ground has released a backpack techies will be very interested in. You’ll be all set with these pockets galore, designed to fit computers, tablets, headphones, phones and chargers, a built-in Tile Bluetooth tracker, and space for a Karma wi-fi hotspot.

Buy Now: $750

Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Flyknit

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Now available for pre-order: Nike’s Classic Ultra with a very modern Flyknit upgrade. Lightweight and breathable, good looking and, well, sock-like. Exactly what every tennis champ, active guy or style pro requires. Officially on sale June 2016.

Buy Now: $145

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