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North Sails Collection Typhoon Jacket
For decades, North Sails has outfitted a worldwide fleet of sailboats with some of the finest, most cutting-edge sails ever designed. The company’s reign over the ocean has grown so influential, in fact, that the same advanced technology used in its sails is now being used to make round-the-world solar gliders and F1 racecars. North Sails’ new line of clothing is no less extraordinary. As you might expect, the Typhoon jacket is waterproof to the extreme: fully taped seams and waterproof zippers seal out the wet, and three-layer construction provides plenty of protection from rough seas. It’s oversized to act as a shell over whatever warm layers you need beneath. Like the company’s sails, the Typhoon is built for the unforgiving, unpredictable ocean.
Apple Just Announced a $329 iPad for Netflix Lovers
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NOMOS Graduates’ Club Series
As Baselworld 2017 begins, NOMOS revealed one of its new models: the Campus. Ostensibly aimed at graduates, the Campus is “accessibly priced,” with a starting price of $1,500. The watch features NOMOS’s Alpha caliber, an in-house, hand-wound movement. The watch comes in two sizes, 36mm and 38mm (for all you small watch fans) and both will come in at just over 8mm thick. All versions of the watch should be available in stores at the end of March. – Andrew Connor, Associate Staff Writer
One of the best knives of SHOT Show 2017, the CRKT Pilar, is now available for purchase and ready for duty as your EDC folder.
BAIT x Breaking Bad x Clarks Wallabee Boot
Remember those moccasins Walter White wore in Breaking Bad? Here they are, reimagined in rich suede, atop a Clark’s crepe sole. The red ones are inspired by Heisenberg’s bloody death; the blues are inspired by Heisenberg’s ultra-pure blue meth. They are bold like Heisenberg, not lame like Walter White, the sad high school chemistry teacher. Available online beginning March 24.
Rhone claims its new GoldFusion garments dry “up to three times faster than tested market leaders.”
York Athletics Mfg. Fighters Edition Henry Sneaker
The new spring collection from York Athletics Mfg. includes two new sneakers: the Henry Low, and the Fighters Edition of the Henry Mid. Both sneakers build on the successes of the original Henry, while adding a leather heel tab and improved mesh; the Fighters Edition adds polyurethane reinforcement for additional ankle support.
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• The world’s oceans are being overfished, and that’s a huge problem. Help solve it by only eating the right kinds of fish. [GQ]
• A Michigan teenager won a $500,000 lottery and gave nearly all of it to his parents. [The Independent]
• The story behind hip-hop’s strange obession with Goyard, a 225-year-old American luxury brand. [Esquire]
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