Today in Gear: 5 Products You Need to Know

From Macallan's latest 30 year single malt, to Facebook's new portable Portal and Nutribullet's two-way coffee maker, get the lowdown on today's newest drops.

man putting on thursday boot co captain boot in black
Thursday Boot Co.

Even as things start to (slowly) crawl towards normalcy, it's safe to say we'll be spending plenty of time at home. Certainly Facebook thinks so, as it invests once again into its signature video chat technology with a few new updates to both portability and business plans. If nothing else, it's a good reminder that — from our coffee makers to our bar carts — we certainly have other things that we're looking to invest in around the house. Whether it's a new release from The Maccallan or a cargo pocket-covered take on men's workout pants, this is the gear to stay on top of today.

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Rugged, resilient and ready for fall: Tap into Thursday Boot Co.'s Captain Boot.
thursday boot co captain black boot
Thursday Boot Co.

Presented by Thursday Boot Company

For a boot that's built to handle whatever is thrown at it (and look just as solid while doing it), check out the Captain Boot from Thursday Boot Company. Handcrafted with integrity, you'll find a Goodyear welted sole, an upper built from Tier 1 cattle hide leather, Kevlar blend laces and antimicrobial shock-absorbing insoles — all for less than $200.


Facebook doubles down on video streaming with new Portal upgrades.

Facebook's investment in home-based tech and video streaming expands with the launch of its third-generation Portal. The main highlight includes the portable Portal Go for $199, boasting a ten-inch screen and five hours of battery life (with up to 14 hours of use if you're opting for voice-only calls).


Nutribullet's new coffee maker begs the question: Coffee pods or filter coffee?
nutribullet brew choice pod and carafe

Listen, we're not the biggest fans of coffee pods, but we respect Nutribullet's newest coffee maker — which allows for flexible brewing via coffee pods or conventional coffee filter. Whether you're a single-cup or 12-cup pot person, we can't knock Nutribullet for giving caffeine junkies options.


These aren't your father's yoga pants (assuming your dad does yoga).
cargo venture pant
Alo Yoga

Alo has emerged as a sneaky-good addition to the competitive workout apparel market, rooted in the world of yoga. Alo's Cargo Venture Pant turns up the volume on basic workout bottoms, adding four cargo pockets and a bungee-cinched hem for water-repellent pants that work — whether you're working out or going out.


The Maccallan introduces a 30-year-old option into its Double Cask series of single malts.
Erik Madigan Heck

Adding a 30-year-old iteration to its Double Cask series, The Maccallan's newest whiskey is aged in American and European oak casks, delivering both the sweetness of sherry-seasoned oak with the classic profile of European oak-aged Maccallan single malt. A profile that blends ginger, vanilla, dried fruit and toffee, it's one of the more complex bottles in The Maccallan's offering.


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