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Today in Gear: August 8, 2017

A U.S. Forest Service x Filson watch, coffee-based workout drink, $5 vintage car prints and much more.

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Filson X U.S. Forest Service Collection: You really can’t go wrong with U.S. Forest Sevice and Smokey Bear collaborations. Especially when it’s with Filson.

Learn More: Here

Related Post: How to Get Your Hands on a Vintage Filson Bag

Don’t Drink 7 Glasses Per Day (You Might Die)

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Black Insomnia Coffee Black Hydro Workout Drink: The world’s strongest coffee, now in mineral water form. The “most refreshing caffeinated kick in the face you’ve ever experienced,” as Black Insomnia describes it.

Buy Now: $25

Related Post: Coffee Soda Might Be Summer’s Most Refreshing Cold Brew Alternative

A Goldilocks-Zone City-to-Mountain Brand

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Alchemy Equipment Laminated Wool Jacket: The “city to mountain” trend is on the up and up. Alchemy Equipment is one of those rare brands that are doing it well. (Probably because they’re based in New Zealand.)

Buy Now: $550

Related Post: 24 Jackets and Coats for Every Type of Weather

Prints of Your Favorite Classic and Bespoke Cars, for Only $5

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10and2 Car Prints: Only five bucks a pop. Might as well buy ’em in bulk.

Buy Now: $5+

Related Post: How to Properly Print Your Photographs

Print Ain’t Dead

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Fare Issue 1: We pay attention to great independent print magazines. (Represent!) Fare’s first issue, a travelogue in the purest sense of the word, holds a lot of promise.

Buy Now: ~$16

Related Post: The Magazine: Issue Four

Trail-Ready Sandals for Some, City-Ready Style Pieces for Others

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Snow Peak x Teva Sandals: Are they ugly? Yes, there’s no denying that. But they’re also iconic, and now they’ve got the full-on lifestyle treatment.

Buy Now: $160

Shinola Runwell Turntable

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From the Gear Patrol Store: The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast, features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt-driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.

Buy Now: $2,500

Deals of Note


Great Products, Great Prices


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How to save on a Bluetooth speaker from Anker, a Topo Designs pack and an Oliberte sale.

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