In this episode of This Week In Gear: Will Sabel Courtney explains why the new McLaren 600LT isn’t a supercar; Oren Hartov demonstrates how to maintain a dive watch; and Tucker Bowe shows off Master & Dynamic’s first noise-canceling headphones. Also in this episode, Bryan Campbell tests out Aether’s first motorcycle boot and our staff’s first impressions of Maurten’s Hydrogel Sports Fuel.
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Mclaren basically did what any one of us would do if we were souping up a car to make it drive better: cut weight, stiffened the ride, add power. The company took the already ballilstic Sports Series and ballistic Sports Series and somehow improved upon the formula. With 592 horsepower, 467 pound-feet and a curb weight of 2,994 pounds, the 600LT is… fun.
How to Maintain a Dive Watch
If you’re going to get your dive watch wet, proper maintenance is mandatory – no matter how much it’s worth. Follow these five steps and you’re covered.
Master & Dynamic MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Master & Dynamic’s first noise-cancelling headphones are predictably gorgeous. They look very similar to wired MH40 headphones, but they’re made with anodized aluminum instead of stainless steel, making them the lightest headphones the company has ever made. The weigh just 250 grams.
Aether Moto Boot
Aether’s first motorcycle boot ever is constructed with Italian leather, is 100-percent leather-lined inside and out and features a reinforced toe and heel caps and D3O ankle padding for genuine on-road protection. The Moto Boot will launch in mid-June and cost $595.
Maurten Hydrogel Sports Fuel
Our staff does a blind taste test of Muarten’s Hydrogel packets, which are “built by harnessing natural hydrogel technology and built with six natural ingredients. It doesn’t contain any colorants or preservatives and comes in 40g servings that contains 60% carbohydrates – a high weight to energy ratio.”
In last week’s episode: We were invited to be the very first to bring cameras into The Vault, the hugely exclusive Steinway & Sons selection room, where we talked with Todd A. Sanders, one of the three people who has access, about the how it came to be and the pianos inside it. Also, Tucker Bowe reviewed the “lightest 17-inch laptop in the world” and our staff shares their first impressions of Booker’s newest bourbon expression, “Shiny Barrel Batch.” Watch Now
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