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Today in Gear: August 28, 2017

A geodesic globe, a vintage-style electric bike, a rebuilt Land Rover and much more.

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Samsung Is Putting Out More Fires: Lee Jae-yong, the CEO of Samsung, was sentenced to five years in prison last Friday for bribery and embezzlement. Lee’s crimes involve $6.4 million in bribes and “gifts” given by associates and foundations connected to ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in December 2016 for involvement in the massive corruption scandal. Analysts expect the shake-up to have potentially very damaging ramifications for Samsung, which accounts for a fifth of South Korea’s GDP.

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Today’s Gear


What’s New, Now


Vintage Electric Scambler E-Bike

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A one-of-a-kind electric bike, inspired by bikes of the past. And it’s totally customizable.

Buy Now: ~$6,995+

East Coast Defender “Project Kingsman” 110

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Rebuilt from the ground up.

Learn More: Here

Breitling Chronospace Evo B60 with SuperQuartz

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This titanium-encased chronograph features Breitling’s own in-house SuperQuartz movement. Call it a super watch.

Learn More: Here

iKettle Smart Kettle 3rd Generation

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Who really needs a smart kettle? More people than you might think. If you’re a particularly fervent fan of tea or pour-over coffee, and strive for a totally connected smart home, this thing’s for you.

Buy Now: ~$131

Vargo Titanium Dig Tool

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For strapping down to the front of your ultralight thru-hiking pack.

Buy Now: $25

Here Countries Globe

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A true conversation piece, and not just for its unusual shape. The pins you drop will recall fond travel memories.

Buy Now: $35

Aer Dopp Kit

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From the Gear Patrol Store: Style designed for smarter storage, the AER Dopp Kit is an essential companion for the gym-bound professional. It has an exterior toothbrush pocket so you never have to worry about deodorant in your gums, a water resistant lining and mesh and elastic internal organizers.

Buy Now: $40

Deals of Note


Great Products, Great Prices


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How to save on an Eddie Bauer flannel, a Panasonic beard trimmer and a Timbuk2 Dopp kit.

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• If you’re passionate about great design, you’ll love the new Land Rover Velar.
• Three colorful vintage chronographs, all under $1,000.
• Here’s an exciting rumor: the Chevy Blazer might return before the new Ford Bronco.
• Levi’s just made their classic 501 jeans more skateboarder-friendly. That’s good news for regular dudes, too.
• Outerknown’s fanatstic new fall collection is inspired by South America.

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