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This week, the Premier League soccer team Manchester City teased a new “Smart Scarf.” Designed in partnership with Cisco, the new “Connected Scarf” is powered by an “EmotiBit” sensor that tracks the wearer’s heart rate, body temperature and emotional state. After completing an initial pilot program to test the device, Manchester City and Cisco invited six fans to watch the team play while wearing the scarf. During the match, the scarf recorded data from 120 ‘moments of interest.’ Cisco chief technology officer Chintan Patel explained that by using the data his team will, “be able to understand fans more than ever before.” Cisco hopes to launch the scarf during the next season, though only time will tell how deeply this accessory can really change the game.

Today we’re taking a look at handmade knives, new running shorts and plant-based running shoes. This is Today in Gear.

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The Perfect Summer (Vacation) Watch
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This summer, plan your travel wardrobe around one, versatile dive watch: Vaer’s D4 Meridian - USA Solar Diver. Designed for the water, the watch offers 20ATM water resistance, alongside scratch-proof sapphire crystal. With two easy-change straps, you can quickly towel off and switch out the nylon, ocean-ready strap for the watch’s steel bracelet, making the piece a perfect option for late dinners and early flights. The USA Solar Quartz model is built to truly go anywhere, requiring no battery changes and equipped to remain super accurate. Meanwhile, the USA Mechanical builds on the brand’s commitment to offering a perfect balance of refinement and durability. With pricing starting at just $359, the D4 Meridian is an incredible watch, at an incredible price, and the perfect fit for just about any outdoor adventure.


Explore Steel and Curly Maplewood Knives Handmade in Louisiana
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Down The River Forge recently released the Marsh Series, a four knife set you can use to truly get off the grid. Each knife is handmade in Louisiana, and the full set includes a Marsh Knife, Cane Knife, Cleaver and Oyster Shucker. With handles made from curly maplewood and blades made from 1084HC steel (with the exception of the Oyster Shucker, which is made from 440C stainless steel), the Marsh Series will make an unbelievable gift for any outdoorsman, master chef or flavor head. The full set currently retails for $2,000, but supplies are extremely limited, so shop the Marsh Series today for your best chance of bringing home the full set.


These Shorts Eliminate the Need for a Hydration Vest or Hip Pack
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Ultimate Direction

Designed in partnership with Jason Schlarb, Ultimate Direction’s new shorts feature a 360-degree waistband designed to hold it all. The waistband offers ample gear storage space, trekking pole holders, and a Body Bottle 500 water bottle. Made with a mix of polyester and spandex, the shorts also feature a super soft interior brief and partial side split to ensure increased mobility. Available in four sizes and two colorways, the shorts are available today for $80.


Jibby Launches CBD Matcha Powder
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Jibby initially set out to create CBD-infused, ready-to-drink coffee and matcha lattes that could offer fans ample – “jitter-free” – caffeine. Now, it’s expanding on its popular lineup with a new Stone Ground Matcha with CBD. Sourced directly from Japan, the ceremonial-grade organic matcha offers users energy from caffeine, plus clarity from CBD. Vegan, gluten-free and made with zero sugar, the new formula is packed with natural antioxidants and L-theanine from green tea. Fans can pick up a 30 gram tin for $37 beginning today at 11a EST, or subscribe to save 15% on standard pricing.


Go Greener Faster with Zen Running Club’s Plant-Based Running Shoes
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Zen Running Club

Zen Running Club has launched 100 percent plant-based running shoes made from sustainable sugarcane and tree fibers. Eco-friendly and 100 percent vegan approved by the Vegetarian Society, the new ZR 01 is engineered to be light, fast and responsive. It features a rocker midsole and sock-fit upper for superior comfort and fit. Available in four colorways, the shoes currently retail for $139 a pair.


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