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Today in Gear: July 25, 2017

An all-black futuristic sneaker, a car seat for canines, a portable Lightning Port DAC and much more.


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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Primus Kamoto OpenFire Pit


Nevermind that it’s an instantaneous firepit. Nevermind that it unfolds in mere seconds. Nevermind that it’s portable, comes in two sizes, and blocks the wind. The real attraction here is Primus’s incredible story: for 125 years, the Swedish company has been producing camping stoves, making them one of the oldest outdoors brands in existence. Their stoves were used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay during the first ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953. Their stoves were used by Roald Amundsen, when he became the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911. And their stoves will be used by you, too.

Buy Now: $130

Victory Journal #13 “Tooth & Nail”


The latest issue of Victory’s oversized print mag is brimming with stories and photography centered around one theme: fighting to succeed, to bring to justice, to win.

Buy Now: $16

Phoozy Thermal Phone Capsule


Your phone case does many things, but one thing it doesn’t do is protect against extreme temperatures. This is why your phone goes black whenever you leave it out in the sun or in your car’s glovebox during winter. Slip your phone into the Phoozy pouch, though, and it’ll never overheat or freeze again. The thermal material is adapted from space suit technology; it also protects your phone from drops and keeps it afloat in water.

Buy Now: $30

FiiO Apple Lightning Port DAC and Amplifier


Whether you’re a hi-fi audiophile or not, everyone deserves great sounding music — even on the go. With the FiiO portable DAC, your audio will go out the lightning port of your iPhone, through the DAC/amplifier, and then into the 3.5mm port to your headphones. This allows you to use your favorite headphones with Apple’s lightning port, providing consistent, high-quality sound – Jeremy Fischer, Editorial Intern

Buy Now: $40

PupSaver Canine Car Seat


Recently tested by Cars.com, the PupSaver attaches to your back seat just like a children’s car seat, yet is designed for four-legged companions no bigger than 45 pounds. The full system requires a separate harness, which comes in five sizes.

Buy Now: $160+

Casbia x Champion AWOL Atlanta Basketball Sneaker


Zippers, laces and a futuristic silhouette: The Casbia x Champion AWOL Atlanta has everything you want in a sneaker. The all-black body cuts a striking figure, and the combined zip tongue and asymmetrical speed lace system add ease and function to the form. The leather upper and discreet Champion logo enhance the sneaker’s stealth and give it a menacing profile that’s ready for action. – Grant Tillery, Editorial Intern

Buy Now: $443

Matador Indigo-Edition Daylite 16 Backpack


From the Gear Patrol Store: The Matador Daylite 16 Weatherproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials available in the outdoor industry to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Built from waterproof Cordura ® ripstop material. The Daylite16 features two water resistant zipper compartments and 2 side pockets. Interior 16-liter capacity. Perfect for travel, day trips, and hikes. Packs away to fit in the palm of your hand. Total product weight is 4.1 ounces.

Buy Now: $50

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