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What’s New, Now
New Balance x J.Crew 997 Camo Sneakers
One of New Balance’s most iconic ’90s-era silhouettes, now in a never-before-seen camo colorway.
Sandisk 400GB Micro SD Card
Behold: the world’s largest capacity memory card. And it’s no bigger than your fingernail.
Raaka Monthly Chocolate Subscription
Everybody loves chocolate. But if you really, really love chocolate, consider getting the good micro-batch stuff sent right to your door.
Best Made Co. Japanese Chore Jacket
About as close as it gets to authentic, early 1900s American workwear. But it’s not all-American: the rugged, indigo-striped cotton is sourced from Japan.
A.P.C. Transmission Hardcover by Jean Touitou
In celebration of A.P.C.’s 30-year anniversary, Jean Touitou, the founder and creative director of A.P.C., created this gorgeous retrospective on the iconic French fashion label.
The Unagi Knife by Kingdom Armory x Mission Workshop
Designed by Dave Rydbom, one of the world’s most revered knife makers, and built with titanium and steel.
Gear Patrol Field Guide: American Craft Beer
From the Gear Patrol Store: Introducing your favorite new printed thing. What ever happened to the humble field guide — that thumb-able, spiral-bound companion we kept nearby as a quick go-to resource for our latest obsession? Ah yes, Google. We’re not here to refute the speed of a search engine, but damn if we don’t love a great thing to hold and reference. That said, we’re pleased to introduce you to our latest creation, Gear Patrol Field Guides.
Deals of Note
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How to save on Arc’teryx gear, an AeroPress coffee press and H&M apparel.
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• Panerai released three new watches in a completely unexpected and unusual colorway.
• One of the world’s most iconic rock ‘n’ roll concert speakers is now made for your living room.
• If Apple’s AirPods don’t stand up to your audio quality standards, consider Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay E8s.
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