Good morning and happy Tuesday. A practical grab bag of different newsworthy items to share today. The World Anti-Doping Agency has recommended that Russia be banned from the upcoming summer Olympics, worsening the already dubious Rio games. Some meta-news: Rupert Murdoch and his sons have decided to remove Fox News CEO Roger Ailes after a harassment scandal involving the 76-year-old executive surfaced recently. Some great news, if delayed a bit: the next season of Game of Thrones is already on its way… next summer. Some social media news: follow along on Snapchat (@gearpatrol) today as we report from Skip Barber MX-5 Race School. BUT the best news is what’s good in gear: a new high-end luggage collection, possibly the perfect summer shirt, high-tech and lightweight bicycles available for preorder and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Boogie’s by Dollar Shave Club
You probably know and love Dollar Shave Club as the dollar-a-month razor subscription service with hilarious commercials. Now you have another reason to love ’em: their new line of hair products, Boogie’s by DSC. No matter your hair type, they’ve got something that’ll make your hair look f***ing great (as DSC would likely put it). Already a DSC member? Boogie’s will ship with your monthly razor. If not, you can pick up a Boogie’s product separately — and everything is ten bucks or less.
Greenwich Carry-On Bag by Smythson
Smythson, English maker of distinct leather goods since 1887, has just come out with their first travel luggage series, called the Greenwich Collection. It includes wheeled trollies, hold-alls, backpacks and more, including this carry-on. Like the rest of the collection, it’s designed to be light but tough, with calf leather and water-resistant lacquered cotton. It boasts the kind of quality and looks that a jet-set gentleman would be proud of.
Cloudventure Trail Running Shoe by On
These shoes are engineered to withstand so much that they actually might be capable of running on a cloud too. The two-layer upper incorporates a comfort layer inside and a water-resistant and breathable layer outside. Using the brand’s CloudTec sole, which features four different types of traction seamlessly integrated into a heavily cushioned ride, this new trail runner features a 6mm drop and neutral stability.
Cotton and Linen Button-Down by Corridor x American Trench
Meant to be paired with accompanying cotton seersucker trousers, this vintage-inspired three-panel shirt features chain stitching and a wide shoulder that narrows to a tapered waist without the use of darts. The blend of cotton and linen is strong but lightweight, and certainly versatile.
American-Made Duvet Covers by Authenticity 50
Supima cotton meets mil-spec buttons: that’s how America does it. Everything about these duvets are made in the USA, from the materials to the duvets themselves. The company keeps formaldehyde out of the fabric too, despite the industry preference for the wrinkle-reducing chemical. You’ll get a 100-night trial period when you purchase; the direct-to-consumer model assures higher quality and lower prices.
High-Tech Bicycles by Volata
You’ve shopped for a ton of bike peripherals — lights, GPS mounts, metrics trackers — and it’s gotten unwieldy. Volata has changed that nonsense with their tech-integrated bikes. The display, which charges as you ride, syncs with your phone via Bluetooth and provides directions, tracks your rides and keeps you notified if anyone tampers with your bike. There’s also an integrated light and horn to keep you on the straight and narrow. The aluminum frame and carbon fork provide strong, lightweight travel; the internal gear hub is virtually maintenance free. Reserve yours now for $299.
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