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Today in Gear: May 9, 2016

A small Bluetooth speaker cube, a small and lightweight adventure trailer, a small tool roll that’ll solve big problems and much more.


Good morning and happy Monday. Yesterday was Mother’s Day — hopefully not the only day of the year we all try desperately to make up for what a massive undertaking it was making and raising us. Still, it’s never too late to pick up a gift for mom or take her on an adventure. But of course your mother would want you to stay informed and happy too, so here’s what’s good in gear: a small Bluetooth speaker cube, a small and lightweight adventure trailer, a small tool roll that’ll solve big problems and much more.

Rangerwood 55 by Victorinox


The originator, not the imitator. Victorinox’s new knife sports a dashing walnut handle wrapped around a 10-function tool. There’s no toothpick in this one, but if worse comes to worst you could always find a way to hack a splinter out of the handle.

Buy Now: $75

Satellite Bluetooth Speaker by LSTN


This tiny monolith looks terrific in wood, and its 5-watt speaker driver pumps out sounds that will please any aesthete’s ears. There’s an integrated microphone for placing calls, and a 1,000mAh battery provides 10 hours of play time.

Buy Now: $100

GrandPrø Tennis by Cole Haan


We’ll always be suckers for classics married to modern tech. Cole Haan is no stranger to that game, as evidenced by their newest sneaker. Utilizing their Grand.ØS tech, the shoe keeps weight down and comfort up with its moisture-wicking properties and flexible cushioning. Great for the court, aching for a suit.

Buy Now: $130

Morgan Tool Roll by Malle


Boy Scouts may not get everything right (Popcorn? Really?), but their motto, “Be Prepared,” is a lesson that we’ve all learned — hopefully not the hard way. Regardless of what you’re up to, it’s better to have the tools you might need than not have the tools you do need. Malle’s take on the leather tool roll is simple and elegant: 20 pockets and a large pouch hold it all; leather straps hold it all in place. Take to the road in style and security.

Buy Now: $216

Camping Trailer by Timberleaf


Made of brightly painted anodized aluminum and sporting light Baltic Birch surfaces, this tow-along trailer is all you’ll need for your next adventure. A skylight, Colorado queen foam mattress, power outlets, copious storage and more. There are plenty of optional add-ons too, and since it weighs in at only 1,240 pounds, you can tow it with just about anything.

Buy Now: $15,250

HexaTraction Board Grip


If you want to hang 10 on the ocean blue, but the thought of waxing your board again has you blue, think hexagons. These grippy guys come in sets of 18 and install easily, providing wax-less traction for any board, without the mess and fuss.

Buy Now: $66

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