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Today in Gear: August 11, 2017

A speaker from Capitol Records, subscription craft cider, a gorgeous 1967 truck and much more.


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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

A Speaker Collab That Just Makes Sense


The Capitol One Special Edition Speaker by Klipsch: No, not the credit card company — Capitol Records, the iconic record company that shaped modern music as we know it.

Buy Now: $299

Related Post: Sonos Isn’t the Only Great Multi-Room Speaker System

Chilly Fall Rain Is Almost Here. Wear This


Club Monaco Mac Jacket: Simple and heritage-inspired, as all stylish raincoats should be.

Buy Now: $329

Related Post: This Rain Jacket from Norrøna Is Your New Best Friend

The Best Reason to Finally Convert to Cider


CidrBox New York State Cider Subscription: Good craft cider is hard to come by these days. For that, there’s CidrBox, a subscription service that drops a new bottle on your doorstep every month.

Buy Now: $75

Related Post: Ryan Burk Is on a Mission to Save American Cider

Light Fires and Zap Bad Guys


Power Practical Sparkr Flashlight and Lighter: On one end, an ordinary flashlight; on the other, a plasma lighter.

Buy Now: $60

Related Post: The 8 Best Headlamps for Any Adventure

Clarks Makes a Lot More Than Just Desert Boots


Clarks Trigenic Evo Sneaker: A subtle upgrade of Clarks’ most forward-thinking shoe.

Learn More: Here

Related Post: These Limited Edition Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Straight Out of the ’50s

A Cosmic Event, Now Up for Auction


1967 International Harvester Scout 800: Call it a comet car. It only appears once every thousand years.

Bid Now: Here

Related Post: An Early Look at the Next Generation Jeep Wrangler

Aer Duffel Pack 2


From the Gear Patrol Store: The Duffel Pack 2 is a hybrid backpack for the gym and office. It features separate compartments for your gym essentials and work tools to keep you organized throughout the day. Go from the gym to the office and never look out of place.

Buy Now: $170

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices


How to save on a Backcountry sale, Twelve South Apple cases, styles from Patagonia and an OutPost giveaway.

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