Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios..
As the video game industry begins to consolidate with major mergers (looking at you Microsoft and Activision Blizzard), it's clear that even the biggest, most well-known publishers want to make sure they're not left out in the cold or going it alone. The most recent developer to enter the rumor mill is Electronic Arts (EA); known for its blockbuster sports game series, including Madden and the (now-formerly known) FIFA series, EA has reportedly attempted to merge with names like Disney, NBCUniversal and even Apple and Amazon. While the news is still firmly in the realm of rumors, the fact that EA is looking to follow in the footsteps of its industry contemporaries and rivals isn't shocking. Time will tell what happens to EA as the company looks for a strategic partner. Regardless of what happens to EA, we're delivering details on Shinola's new Monster GMT watch, Tracksmith's hyper-lightweight Rain Collection and gear that makes taking your favorite booze on a flight easier than ever. Happy Monday, this is Today in Gear.
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Had it with hard seltzers? Need a highly portable, refreshing ready-to-drink cocktail (or six)? Consider this an all-hands alert: All Hands Cocktails is precisely what you're looking for, and there's no better place to start than with a Vodka Soda Variety Pack. These aren't hard seltzers at all – they're ready-to-drink, 10 percent ABV cocktails crafted with craft vodka, that's been distilled no fewer than six times, premium sparkling water and all-natural flavors. Even better, they're packing two "bar-strength" cocktails in each can. (Or, as All Hands puts it: "six cans, 12 cocktails – you do the math.")
The latest addition to Shinola's Monster Automatic series is a GMT, taking inspiration from the style's legacy as a functional style for those who are (literally) flying between multiple time zones. Powered by a Selita SW330-02 movement visible via an open case back, the Monster GMT's 40mm case features a fourth hand and 24 hour bezel; the independently set fourth hand makes the watch a "caller GMT" and allows for additional time zone tracking.
Tracksmith stands apart from the bigger athletic brands thanks to its unique, almost-vintage-like aesthetic. That said, the brand definitely knows what its doing when it comes to marrying style and substance to make top-tier running gear. The new Rain Collection is a tight round up of two pieces: a jacket and a running short. Designed to be hyper lightweight, each garment is made from a water-repellent Japanese fabric with bonded seams. The end result are two pieces that keep wetness at bay while remaining bulk-free and breathable.
These days, dealing with airport shenanigans is enough to drive anyone to have a drink. But who says you have to rely on whatever you can find at the duty free or through a flight attendant? Aged & Ore's Bottle Flight is designed to make it easier than ever to bring your favorite spirits on the road, with four TSA-approved, 3 oz silicone-wrapped wide-mouth bottles. The size is just small enough to fit airline regulations, with the unique bottle design featuring both measurement markers and a labeling window so you (and whoever else is checking your stuff) can see what you're toting.
You know the feeling: Whether you're getting back to your car and rummaging through your glove compartment, patting your pockets down after stepping away from a restaurant or just running frantically around your house, it's almost all too easy to misplace a pair of shades. Distil Union's MagLock Sunglasses make it easier than ever to keep an eye on your eyewear, thanks to its ingenious hidden neodymium magnets that allow users to clip their frames onto their shirt (or literally stick them onto the fridge). Check out our deeper dive on the style over on our Outdoor Desk, and shop the frames below.