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Today in Gear: September 14, 2017

A mushroom-foraging knife, new Warby Parker glasses, Beats by Dre earbuds and much more.

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The Trash Isles: A group of activists is petitioning the United Nations to declare the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a France-sized pile of floating trash drifting around the northern Pacific Ocean — as a sovereign country with its own passport, flag and currency. So far, the petition has over 100,000; the activists are hoping to get a billion.

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Today’s Gear


What’s New, Now


Bell & Ross Vintage Bellytanker

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For its two latest timepieces, watchmaker Bell & Ross has paid homage to both racing and aviation history. The new Vintage Bellytanker watches are named after and inspired by the vintage drag racers of the ’40s and ’50s that used aerodynamic, surplus fuel tanks from WWII fighter planes. Like it did when introducing its AeroGT watches, Bell & Ross designed its own racing concept that, in turn, inspired its watch design: The BR V1-92 and BR V1-94 Bellytanker both feature copper-toned dials with black and stainless steel accents that mirror the colors on the Bellytanker vehicle design concept. The BR V1-92 features an automatic three-hand movement in a vintage-sized 38.5mm case, while the BR V1-94 gets a chronograph movement and a larger 41mm case adorned with a tachymeter bezel.

Buy Now: $2,300+

Warby Parker Logan Frames

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Warby Parker’s latest frame features a rounded acetate shape, bolstered with a stainless steel half-rim.

Buy Now: $95

Opinel Mushroom Foraging Pocket Knife

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Even if mushroom foraging isn’t your thing, it’s still a very pretty knife that’s sure to spark some conversation. The handle is beechwood, the blade is stainless steel, the brush is genuine boar’s hair. And it’s made entirely in France.

Buy Now: $30

urBeats3 Earphones with Lightning Connector in Matte Gold or Silver

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While the whole world’s gaze was fixed on the big iPhone X reveal, Beats by Dre quietly snuck these onto Apple’s shelves. The timing is likely not coincidental — the headphones’ colors are identical to the new iPhones’.

Buy Now: $100

F*ck, That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well

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Even if you don’t like his music, it’s hard not to admire Action Bronson’s perpetually stoned brilliance and gangsta charisma. He’s also a phenomenal cook. This tome is a simmered reduction of Bronson’s enigma and his extensive memory bank of delicious recipes, seasoned with autobiographical flakes.

Buy Now: $17

District Vision Nagata Running Sunglasses — Green with Black Rose Lens
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One of our favorite running frames, now in an all-new colorway available exclusively at Outdoor Voices.

Buy Now: $249

Candylab Orange Racer

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From the Gear Patrol Store: In a bright orange, race-striped livery, it riffs on the pure soul of a classic sports car, if there ever was one. It doesn’t get much more “American Muscle” than that. Packaging may look different from what is pictured.

Buy Now: $25

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