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Today in Gear: August 10, 2017

An absurdly opulent speaker, a city-ready hiking boot, an innovative wingtip shoe and much more.


Batten Down the Hatches: CNN is reporting that the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season may be the busiest we’ve seen since 2010 — to the tune of “fourteen to nineteen named tropical storms.” If you and yours are in the path of potential storms, stay safe this year.

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Not Your Standard Wingtip


Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design: The lovechild of a traditional wingtip dress shoe and a street smart athletic sneaker.

Buy Now: $300

Related Post: These Low-Flying Sneakers Are Based On an American Classic

A Supreme Luggage Bag, Now in Blue


Tumi Limited-Edition Extended Trip Packing Case: Call it Bluminium.

Buy Now: $1,395

Related Post: Finally — Affordable Luggage We Actually Like

Nothing But the Basics


AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras: Just when you thought Amazon’s global reign couldn’t spread any farther, they release AmazonBasics. We’re not complaining.

Buy Now: $28

Related Post: Ditch the iPhone Camera App; Try These Instead

Put This in Your Gold-Rimmed Tumbler and Drink It


The Balvenie Peat Week (2002 Vintage): Aged 14 years; releases this September.

Buy Now: $99

Related Post: The Best Scotch Under $100

Wonderfully Absurd, Absurdly Wonderful Home Audio


Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 50: Like if a Bugatti became a hi-fi speaker.

Learn More: Here

Related Post: You Have $350 to Spend on a Good Speaker — Which Do You Choose?

Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s Pub We Go


Danner Syridge Boot: Danner’s natural habitat is the backcountry. But city life is growing on them, and it shows in the Skyridge.

Buy Now: $150

Aer Gym Duffel 2


From the Gear Patrol Store: The Gym Duffel 2 offers spacious, ventilated storage for all your gym gear. The multiple compartments offer smart organization and its refined style keeps you looking sharp before and after your workout.

Buy Now: $170

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices


How to save on Olivers athletic apparel, a Patagonia pack from Backcountry and styles from The North Face.

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• Here’s how to back up you whole computer, just in case something happens.
• Ikea’s new $75 chair is actually really nice.
• Grab yourself a piece of mountaineering history: a vintage North Face backpack.

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