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Today in Gear: July 13, 2017

A standing desk, a modular smartwatch, new Under Armour running shoes and much more.


Good morning. Yesterday, scientists in Tibet teleported a single photon from Earth to a satellite in space. It is the farthest distance an object has ever been teleported. How’d they do it? Quantum entanglement, whatever the hell that means. Just imagine the “Beam me up, Scotty” teleporter thingy from Star Trek.

• Here’s yesterday’s gear news in case you missed out.

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Under Armour Threadborne Fortis 3


Nike’s Flyknit was the first embroidered upper technology. It’s been copied a gazillion times by nearly every major competitor. Under Armour’s Threadborne is perhaps the only embroidered upper that’s given Flyknit a run for its money. The new Threadborne Fortis 3 running shoes are proof of that.

Buy Now: $110

Hirsch Small Batch 8-Year-Old High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with spicy rye sourced from Northern Europe and sweet-tasting corn from Indiana and Ohio. It’s also exceptionally sippable, given its 120-proof rating, which is among the lowest in the world of bourbon.

Learn More: Here

Artifox Standing Desk 02


It’s obvious that this desk is gorgeous. Let’s skip over that part. The Standing Desk 02’s best feature is less immediately noticeable: its built-in dock and cable grid, which make all cords and plugs practically invisible.

Buy Now: $1,390

Killspencer Card Carrier 3.0


Who wants to carry around a bulky wallet in their pants these days? With Killspencer’s Card Carrier, you can slip your plastic into your iPhone case. It keeps your cash safer and closer to you and it prevents unattractive pant-pocket bulge. You might never want to buy a wallet again. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern

Buy Now: $79

Blocks Modular Smartwatch


Haven’t yet found the ideal smartwatch? Assemble your own. Each Blocks smartwatch is made of four modules. Choose from six: extra battery, heart rate monitor, GPS, 3-in-1 climate monitor, flashlight and a programmable button. Four modules come standard; extra modules cost just $35 each.

Buy Now: $390

Baxter of California Clay Effect Style Spray


Hair that looks effortless takes a lot of effort to maintain. Baxter’s Clay Effect Style Spray makes attaining that lived-in, bed-headed look much easier, thanks to a lightweight, strong holding formula. Just a few spritzes and some tussling — effortless, indeed. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern

Buy Now: $27

BE Outfitters Cabrillo Dry Bag


From the Gear Patrol Store: Camera case, meet dry bag. The Cabrillo dry bag, as in Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, is meant for exploring in places where the presence of water is absolute but the need for a camera is mandatory. In addition to being 100 percent waterproof, with a molded foam insert, your camera and accessories will be protected from any element, bang, drop or tumble they might find.

Buy Now: $50

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices


How to save on a Sea to Summit duffle bag, Gotham Steel frying pan and Braun electric toothbrush.

Read the Story: Here

What’s New from GP

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• We sit down with John John Florence, one of the world’s greatest living surfers, to discuss cameras, surfing, Oahu and more.
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• See if you’re bold enough for these caiman crocodile boots. We dare you.
• While you’re at it, see if you’re bold enough for the new Aston Martin Valkryie. (You’re probably not.)
• Two guys left their cushy jobs at GORUCK and Patagonia to make these all-new, all-American backpacks. They live up to the hype.
• Focal’s new speakers make Dolby Atmos actually affordable.

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