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AETHER’s Launch Jacket Will Quickly Become Your Winter Go-To
Aether

The first thing you should know about puffy jackets is that not all puffy jackets are created equal. Never has this been more apparent than with AETHER's Launch Jacket. Unlike traditional puffys, where the baffles are stitched into the fabric (putting tiny holes in the shell and the liner), the Launch Jacket makes use of pre-baffled fabric that comes knitted that way from the mill. This eliminates cold spots created by drafts through the tiny stitch holes and also prevents goose down feathers from sneaking out of the jacket. Further adding to the Launch's technical chops are the 800-fill-power down and a healthy dose of stretch provided by the 84 percent nylon, 16 percent spandex construction. But what's better yet is that AETHER offers a lifetime manufacturing guarantee on the jacket — get ready for the Launch to quickly become your winter go-to.

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Seiko's Classic Mountaineering Watch Is Updated and Uniquely Compelling
Zen Love

Originally made for Japanese "mountain men," the Seiko Alpinist is a robust outdoor watch with a personality like no other.

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We Tried the Best Home Simulator Setup for iRacing’s Wildly Realistic Racing Software
Sean Evans

iRacing creates racing software that's so good, pro drivers train with it. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Why the Best Ever Apple Watch Is a Harder Sell Than Ever
Tucker Bowe

The Series 6 is definitely Apple's best-ever Apple Watch. But with the introduction of more new and affordable Apple Watch models, the Series 6 is actually a harder sell than ever.

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Does It Matter If My Kitchen Knife Is Full Tang?
Henry Phillips

What is knife tang and what does it mean for my knife?

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Tesla Announces $25,000 EV Coming Soon, But First Comes the World's Quickest Car
Tesla

The Model S Plaid will dash from 0-60 in less than two seconds — but it's a cheaper EV that could change the world.

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The 12 Best Jeans for Men
Standard & Strange

From Everlane’s Japanese Stretch Selvedge Denim to Chimala’s generously style, these are the best jeans for most guys to wear every day.

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5 Modern Hamilton Watches to Consider for Your Collection
Hodinkee

From the stalwart favorite Khaki Field to a retro chronograph and more, here are five great options from one of today's most accessible historic watchmakers.

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The New BMW M3 and M4 Are Exactly the Cars We Thought They'd Be
BMW

A six-speed stick, up to 500 hp and upcoming AWD are all there...as well as that new face.

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This Travel Bag Is Essentially Mary Poppins' Purse for Three-Day Trips
Nomad Lane

Everything should fit beneath an airplane seat. Everything.

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Get an Affordable Version of an Important Military Watch
Revolution Watch

The UNDONE x REVOLUTION Aero Scientific 1940 Limited Edition is a modern take on the famous Weems navigator timepiece.

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Barbour's Latest Collaboration Is Its Coolest Yet
Noah NYC

Unexpected colors and graphics with contemporary New York City label Noah.

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Garmin's New Updated Smartwatch Is Meant for Serious Athletes
Garmin

The MARQ Performance Edition adds updated materials and sensors to the brand's line of premium smart tool watches.

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This New Bong Packs All the Tech That Makes High-End Outdoor Gear Awesome
Field Mag

A limited-edition water pipe has the same hallmarks as the most innovative camping and hiking gear available.

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KEF Made the Ultimate Hi-Fi Speaker System (Again)
KEF

KEF just announced the LS50 Meta and the LS50 Wireless II, which are updated versions of its LS50 and LS50 Wireless, respectively. They pack a number of upgrades that improve sound and minimize distortion.

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Fight for Justice by Entering to Win This Awesome Mercedes
Mercedes-AMG

Donate to an organization fighting for criminal justice reform and maybe win a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S

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