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Today in Gear: September 13, 2017

iPhone 8 cases and accessories, a super-powerful Sony camera, aluminum alloy carry-on luggage and much more.


Big News from Apple: Yesterday, Apple finally unveiled a host of new, hotly anticipated devices: a redesigned Apple Watch, a 4K HDR Apple TV, and three new iPhones — two of which possibly outshine the iPhone X, Apple’s most consequential iPhone redesign since the original iPhone, released ten years ago.

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Insulated Hiking Boots


After a few hours of trekking in hot weather, hiking boots and socks feel suffocating. You can hardly wait to peel them off. In the cooler months, though — that’s now, by the way — ordinary hiking boots chill your feet into more blue territory, so you need boots with proper insulation, like Vasque’s Coldspark UltraDry™. It has 200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation supplemented by UltraDry™, Vasque’s own special waterproofing technology. The lug’s dual-density PU compound is built for cold weather, providing sticky traction on both rock and snow.

Buy Now: $140

Apple iPhone 8 Cases


You’ve likely heard by now: yesterday, Apple unveiled three new iPhones, including the much-hyped iPhone X. These cases and accessories are surely just the beginning splashes of an imminent tsunami of third-party accessories.

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Olivers Apparel Gate Jacket


Olivers’ first-ever jacket, made with that age-old, nigh-indestructible nylon fabric, Cordura.

Buy Now: $168

Arlo Skye Check-In Luggage


You could spend a few thousand bucks on a Rimowa — and that’d be a great investment — or, you could get this Arlo Skye. It’s made of the same aluminum-magnesium alloy that many top-shelf luggage makers have come to be known for.

Buy Now: $395

Oakley Frogskins Lite Prizm


The next evolution of Oakley’s most popular lifestyle sunglasses. They’ve been updated with a semi-rimless design and injected with plenty of Oakley’s own high-performance tech.

Buy Now: $143

Sony RX10 IV


The RX10 IV is, according to our deputy photography editor, Henry Philips, “kinda cool, kinda overkill, and kinda weird.” That’s a nice way to sum up this compact camera with probably the fastest autofocus and smartest subject tracking in its class.

Buy Now: $1,700

Rolex GMT Master


From the Gear Patrol Store: Purchased from the person who bought it from the original owner, this particular Reference 1675 dates from the late 1970s, in the waning days of the Jet Age. The handsomely ghosted bezel speaks of years of travel and loving use. Looking at it conjures images of La Dolce Vita, seemingly asking, “where are we going next?”

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