Everything we're excited about, including Buck Mason's new deck jacket, Sony's gym-ready earbuds and Yuengling's latest beer with... Hershey?
Gearing up is equal parts necessity and pure enjoyment. Do you need a new jacket to deal with a change in the season? There's plenty of room to splurge while copping a piece that's practical and weather-ready. Need a pair of headphones to go the extra mile at the gym? You don't need to spend a fortune for a pair of wireless earbuds that will have you feeling locked in. Looking for a new beer to warm you up this fall? Maybe you'll find stock in Yuengling's latest novelty beer with another Pennsylvanian icon. Whether you've got your eye on Buck Mason's new N1-inspired jacket, or are just looking to make an affordable addition to your EDC, this is Today in Gear.
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Billed as a "smartwatch for your penis," the app-controlled male stimulation ring puts control into the hands of both partners. Designed to be discrete and worn under clothing, the We-Vibe Bond ring fits virtually every size and is ergonomically designed for all-day wear. Build anticipation via 10 different vibration settings, which can be tweaked through the brand's We-Connect app.
Inspired by Navy N-1 deck jackets, Buck Mason has translated tradition into the present day, starting with heavyweight dry-waxed canvas, sourced from Halley Stevenson Mill in Dundee, Scotland. Blanket-lined with corduroy detailing at the collar and cuffs, this is basically "fall" in a jacket.
Finding headphones for the gym is a lot harder than it sounds. Not only do you need top-tier audio quality to keep you focused, but they also need to be sweat-resistant. Thankfully, Sony's new WF-C500 earbuds are IPX4 rated (aka: sweat-proof) using Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) to bring high frequency and fine sounds back into the EQ equation.
At just under $40, it's not often you'll find a knife that's worth its spot in your EDC. True has done that with its latest tactical knife, designed for daily carry. While the most important part — the blade — is partially serrated and made from 3.25-inch black oxidized stainless steel, we love the titanium-coated stainless steel grip.
Cooler temperatures are definitely coming, which means we're primed for (chocolate) porter season. Can we blame Yuengling for tapping into the chocolate titans at Hershey to sell a novelty beer? Not really. That said, we think you'll need to be a major fan of both Pennsylvania brands to really get the most out of this release.