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Today in Gear: 5 Products You Need to Know

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.

aeron chair
Herman Miller

Starting today, Today in Gear is switching things up.

Don't worry, this change doesn't mean we're cutting our up-to-the-minute product coverage or letting go of our legacy of top-tier intel on the latest and greatest gear on the market. If anything, we're using this column to go right back to our roots, focusing on surfacing the coolest stuff available right now and giving our POV on products you should know about.

Whether you're using this guide to steer the conversation at your next meetup, or simply keeping up-to-date on items that should make everyday life that much better, the Gear Patrol team is consistently striving to make Today in Gear a daily must-read. We hope you'll join us as we expand upon and explore everything from cars to clothes, home to outdoors and so much more.

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Herman Miller's Globally-Recognized Office Chair Is Putting Plastic to Work
aeron chair
Herman Miller

You already know Herman Miller for its top-class furniture — including office chairs. The brand's signature Aeron chair goes a little bit greener, thanks to the incorporation of ocean-bound plastic in its construction.


Watch Out: Ray-Ban and Facebook Pick Up Where Snapchat's Spectacles Left Off
man wearing rayban sunglasses

While Snap's Spectacles ultimately didn't catch on with the public, Ray-Ban Stories — a collaboration between the iconic eyewear label and Facebook — seem primed to leverage the Wayfarer's popularity to make these smart sunglasses a success. Even if the on-frame cameras and audio array aren't going to replace your iPhone or AirPods anytime soon, it's clear that this is a major step forward in this space (or at the very least a topic for discussion).


The James Brand's Most Advanced Everyday Knife Is Primed for Your Pocket
the james brand knife
The James Brand

If you're going to add a blade to your daily rotation, it stands to reason that it should be one worth keeping on your person. The Carter, direct from The James Brand, taps into the label's most advanced R&D, featuring a corrosion-resistant VG-10 stainless steel blade and ambidextrous, single-hand-use design.


About To Glow: Tag Heuer Unearths and Updates 1980s Dive Watch Tech
tag heuer watch
Tag Heuer

Taking cues from the 1980s Night Diver, Tag Heuer's latest Aquaracer Professional 300 watch incorporates a white luminescent dial that literally glows in the dark. You don't need to be a deep-sea explorer to appreciate the detailing on this timepiece.


The Coolest Dad Cap On (or Off) the Court
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US Open Shop

As the United States' biggest tennis tournament, the U.S. Open isn't just one of the four majors, it's also a celebration of the culture that surrounds the game on (and off) the court. With the tennis matches wrapping up this weekend, it's the perfect time to score some adjacent clout and pick up this hat — even if you can't provide the name of a player that doesn't end in "Federer", "Nadal" or "Williams."


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