Yesterday LAVENTURE launched its most highly anticipated watch yet. Founded in 2017 by watch designer Clément Gaud, the Swiss company quickly made waves with its first drop – of just 150 watches total. Since then the brand has continued to release one watch model each year, and always in extremely limited quantities. Yesterday, it launched its first chronograph: the Automobile Chronograph. The watch featured the LAVENTURE Caliber I automatic chronograph movement (the brand’s very first in-house caliber), which consists of 394 components in total. At launch, LAVENTURE released 99 units of the $8,579 model which, yes, sold out almost immediately. Today we’re looking at an inflatable hammock, mini cleaver and collection of tennis apparel and accessories. This is Today in Gear.
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Prince Tennis has teamed up with Reigning Champ to release a 10-piece capsule collection. The Prince x Reigning Champ collection pays homage to Prince’s early influence on the pro tour, with premium apparel and accessories produced by Reigning Champ. Dotted with Prince’s iconic typeface and a nostalgic colorway, products in the collection range from $17 to $200.
Planning to surf, camp or swim this summer? Meet the one changing robe built to handle it all. The dryrobe® Advance is a new oversized robe that makes drying off and hopping out of your boardies and bathing suits a breeze. Available in short or long sleeves, the unisex robe is made with 100% recycled nylon to wick water away from your skin for a quicker dry time. Fans can shop the short sleeve model for $190 and the long sleeve version for $215.
High Mountain Gear has released an ultra lightweight inflatable hammock. Portaledge system approved, the “Taco” weighs in at just one pound 13 ounces. The hammock is built to fit a lightweight sleeping pad and leans on the rigidity of its own inflatable base to flatten the bottom of the hammock and keep the sides away from your body. Each hammock is made to order, and users can shop the standard Taco hammock today for $240.
While Gerber’s new Tri-Tip Knife might not fit the bill as your standard EDC, it’s sure to come in handy. Built to resemble a mini cleaver, this knife features a full fine-edge blade as well as a sloping leading edge to equip it for scraping or stripping bark. At just $47, this knife will make a great addition to your standard camping kit.
If you never really loved flip-flops, but crave a simple, sweat-, slip- and water-resistant shoe, then look no further than the Link Flip Shoe. Self-positioned as an alternative to flip flops, these shoes function by wrapping around your feet to lend added arch support and do without the usual thong structure. The shoes are available in three colors (red, orange and light blue) and retail for $89.