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Today in Gear: July 7, 2017

A delicious new summer IPA, an ultra-rare chronograph, luxury retreats for city-dwellers and much more.


Good morning. Outdoor Retailer, the world’s largest outdoor industry trade show, is officially leaving its home in Salt Lake City, Utah, and relocating to Denver, Colorado. Earlier this year, amid growing frustration with certain Utah politicians’ efforts to undo protections on federal land (which we reported on, Outdoor Retailer, as well as hundreds of outdoor brands, signaled that they were looking for a new home; the tradeshow’s five-year contract with Denver will begin next January. Before deciding on Denver, Outdoor Retailer also considered Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Portland.

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What’s New, Now

Stone Ghost Hammer IPA


Past midnight at the Stone Brewery, the pipes and kettles rattle and thump as if being pounded on by an evil spirit’s phantom mallet. The late-night “Brew Crew,” which tends to Stone’s fermenting beer during these dark hours, calls this evil spirit the “Ghost Hammer.” To honor these brave brewers, Stone released an all-new unfiltered IPA with notes of dark fruit, pepper and citrus.

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Bellroy Pencil Case


You have two options. One, toss your pencils, pens and assorted pocket junk in whatever pouch or rejected coffee mug you can find; two, store them in something more thoughtful, like Bellroy’s Pencil Case. It’s made of responsibly sourced canvas and leather, has pull loops on both ends, and folds out into a handy desk tray. Go with option two. (And, while you’re at it, consider one of Bellroy’s excellent wallets.)

Buy Now: $40

Needessentials Primaloft Insulator Jacket


Needessentials is a relatively new company built on a radical concept: no advertising, no packaging, no brand ambassadors and no logos. This unconventional approach allows them to focus exclusively on making world-class surf and mountain gear, and to sell it much cheaper than traditional brands’ products. Here’s a lightweight jacket made of synthetic, water-resistant Primaloft insulation, with a quilted interior and exterior, elastic cuffs and more.

Buy Now: $120

The Dalmore Vintage Port Collection


The Dalmore’s upcoming trio of whiskeys are aged in W&J Graham’s port casks. The oldest expression, bottled in 1996, carries notes of gingerbread, passion fruit, pineapple, marzipan and blood oranges,” the 1998 carries notes of honeyed bananas, blueberries, grapes, Damson plums and dark treacle,” the 2001 has “a spicier aroma,” with notes of morello cherries, coffee, Turkish delight and figs.

Buy Now: ~$200+

At Auction: F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante


Ahead of this year’s Only Watch 2017, a biennial fundraiser for the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, F.P. Journe unveiled its first-ever split-second chronograph, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante. The case measures 44mm; the blue chrome dial features twin subdials, tachymeter and telemeter scales and more; the wheels, plates and bridges are coated in 18-karat rose gold, while red, orange and yellow accents embolden its traditional luxe look. When it’s auctioned this November, it’s expected to sell for between $200,000 and $400,000 USD.

Buy Now: $200,000+

Farm + Land Curated Retreats for City Dwellers


This fall, a lucky bunch of creative city-dwelling folk will be invited to one of three retreats on the outskirts of New York, Los Angeles and San Fransisco. The retreats will feature Instagram-worthy “tiny house” accommodations, farm-to-table dining, workshops, keynote speakers, campfire concerts and more.

Buy Now: $485+

Brilliant Bicycle Co. L Train Edition Commuter


From the Gear Patrol Store: The time to take back your commute is now. If you’re one of the 250,000 Brooklyn residents directly affected by the 15-month shutdown of New York’s L train, Brilliant Bicycle Co.’s new L Train bike is specifically tailored to help. It starts with a double-butted chromoly steel frame that varies in thickness, offering durability at key weld points while still staying light enough to haul up stairs and pedal over bridges. And forget about the nightmare of traditional chains. The L Train’s grease-free Gates carbon belt drive is good for thousands of miles of use without needing a tune-up and won’t ruin your pants.

Buy Now: $650

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