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Today in Gear: Proper Whiskey Glass Storage, Custom Steering Wheels and More

The best way to catch up on the day’s most important product releases and stories.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

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Norlan Kist
There’s a ritualistic aspect to consuming whiskey at home and in good company. From Norlan, purveyor of meticulously crafted whiskey glassware, comes the Kist: a solid, handcrafted European oak wood box made expressly for storing Norlan whiskey glasses. Die-cut white leather lines the inside of the box and holds the glassware in place, all concealed by a lid held in place by rare earth magnets. Available for preorder now, the Kist, which is available in two sizes to house either two or four Norlan Whisky glasses, is expected to ship in December — just in time for the holidays.

Pre-Order Now: $275+


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Momo Custom Steering Wheels
Momo is a historic supplier of performance car parts but is perhaps best known for its series of detachable racing steering wheels. Now the brand is launching a new lineup of five customizable steering wheels. You have the option to mix and match several components, like leather type, spoke colors, stitching and horn buttons to get the perfect wheel for your ride. — Andrew Connor

Buy Now: $564+


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Corridor Blanket Plaid Navy Shirt
This may be one of the best flannel shirts you can buy this season. It’s made from thick Japanese organic cotton and features a chest pocket and spread collar. The double-faced fabric has a nice weight to it and it’s very soft. The price may lean towards the higher end of the spectrum, but you’re paying for American manufacturing and top-quality materials. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $225


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Limited Edition New Balance + Todd Snyder 998: Ditry Martini
Made in the USA, these New Balance kicks come in a fall-appropriate green, tan and black. The dark olive suede is exclusive to this collaboration, and only 200 pairs of these sneakers are available. If you’re looking for a classic trainer in a unique colorway, don’t pass these up. — John Zientek

Buy Now: $199


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The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Is the Shake-Up Vintage-Style Motorcycles Need
A loud and proud callback to one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time.

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Fresh Deals

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Today Only, Save $120 on Yeti’s Hopper 20
If you’ve ever considered picking up one of Yeti’s nuke-proof soft-side Hopper coolers, now’s the time to buy. Today on eBay, you can pick up the Hopper 20 for $120 off. Even though Yeti released a newer version called the Hopper Two, the original Hopper 20 is still a fan favorite and worth pulling out your credit card for — especially at this price.

Buy Now: $180


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Save Now on the Quintessential Desert Boot
Clarks makes the quintessential desert boot, and now, at Nordstrom, you can save up to 30% on this classic style. The black suede model is priced just under $90, while the brown suede and beeswax models cost $103. It’s nice savings on a classic boot — hard to argue with that. If you don’t have a pair of Clarks, or you’re looking to invest in a new pair, check out the sale now. (Or alternately, check at Amazon for a sliding scale of savings based on shoe size and availability.)

Buy Now: $89 +


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Order ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Today and Get $12 Off
Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch comes out tomorrow. And if the reviews, which came out today, are to be believed, we’re in for one hell of game. Amazon Prime members can preorder it today — here — and save $12. The game normally costs $60, but the discount knocks it down to $48. (The discount will kick in at checkout.) If you’re on the fence about getting the game, we’ll leave you with some reviews to convince you.

IGN‘s Ryan McCaffrey gave it a 10/10, writing, “Super Mario Odyssey delivers on that ongoing promise of originality and innovation: It distills the venerable series’ joyful, irreverent world and characters and best-in-class platforming action, and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It’s all spun together into a generational masterpiece.”

Preorder: $48


Today on Gear Patrol

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The Ultimate Outdoor Gear Repair Kit
Next time something snaps, rips or leaks, reach not for your credit card, but for a quality gear repair kit.

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How Climate, Not Age, Makes the World’s Best Whiskies
Stop focusing on age statements — it’s region and local climate that yield a more exciting whiskey.

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6 Questions With the Man Selling the Holy Grail of Vintage Watches
James Cox shares how he got Newman’s Rolex, his own history with the watch and his feelings on its impending sale.

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Staff Picks: Tucker Bowe, Tech Writer
Video games, wireless headphones and a sculpture of a fire drake.

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