Today in Gear: The Day’s Best Product News

Your daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

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Earlier this week, the lab-grown diamond start-up Lusix announced it completed a new $90 million investment round. Major investors included Ragnar Crossover Fund, More Investments and – perhaps most notably – LVMH. This investment comes after LVMH announced in April that it was working to replace Russia as a major source of diamonds, yet most luxury jewelers have been slow to adopt lab-grown diamonds. In fact, LVMH’s own Bulgari and Tiffany brands are still yet to use the technology. What sets Lusix apart is that the start-up’s entire diamond growing operation is now 100 percent solar-powered. Only time will tell how this unexpected partnership performs under pressure. Today we’re looking at hybrid watercrafts, laceless trail racing shoes and the summer’s most coveted sleepwear. This is Today in Gear.

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Exploring High-End Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles
hopium hydrogen powered car

For those unfamiliar, Hopium is turning heads as a new and exciting manufacturer of high-end hydrogen-powered vehicles. The team recently revealed an immersive look at its new concept car, the Hopium Machina Vision. Conceived by the automotive designer Félix Godard (previously at Porsche and Tesla), this model is set to premiere at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, where it is almost sure to become an immediate icon.


Cozy for the Summer
stüssy x tekla bedding, sleepwear, towels and robes
Stüssy x Tekla

Stüssy has partnered with Tekla for a new line of bed and beach essentials. With everything from bedding to robes to boho pajamas, this new collaboration is exactly what you need to ring in Summer 2022. The collection will go live Friday, June 17 so make sure to save the date if you want to try your luck at actually shopping the cozy collab.


Don’t Let Those Good Times Slip Away
ask the ages slip slidin' away slip mat
Ask the Ages

Protect your vinyl and add some serious drip to your setup with the Slip Slidin’ Away Slip Mat. Brought to you by Josh Builder and Aaron Britt – the duo known for their cosmic broadcasts on Midcoast Maine – this stellar mat is made with soft felt and features custom art from Natalie Pantoja. At just $12, this mat is a steal, and will keep you company between episodes of Britt and Builder’s Ask the Ages (live on WRFR 93.3 in Rockland every Tuesday night from 9-11pm).


No Laces? No Problem
naked® tr trail racing shoe

Naked Sports Innovation has launched a sleek, lightweight, laceless pair of trail racing shoes it calls the team’s “most highly advanced and technical innovation yet.” Built for dry technical terrain, the shoes harness a proprietary Vibram outsole, as well as megagrip rubber, to provide superior traction. They also boast a carbon fiber plate designed for uneven terrain, a knitted cuff to keep out debris and a handful of other features that allow Naked to call the shoe a “laceless race day weapon.” For $290 you can preorder the shoes today, which will ship on September 15, 2022.


Switch It Up
man standing on paddle board with daughter

Can’t decide whether to haul out your paddle board or kayak? Now you don’t have to. Isle has launched the Switch, a 19 pound hybrid watercraft that converts from a paddle board to kayak in seconds. The versatile Switch can also be configured as a solo or tandem kayak, while its full-length soft and grippy traction pad also supports comfortable stand up paddle boarding (or yoga!) Fans can join the waitlist today to secure their own switch for $995 by the end of the month.


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