Ever dreamt of having your own submarine? Well, keep dreaming. Highland Systems has developed an armored submarine capable of diving depths of over 800 feet and hitting speeds of up to 50 mph over water (as well as 30 mph below the surface). The sub’s design was inspired by a ray and measures over thirty feet long, powered by a combination diesel generator and 1,200-horsepower electric jet ski powertrain. 11 people can fit inside the submarine, which has a maximum runtime of 54 hours. Boasting air conditioning and torpedo launchers, interested parties will have to contact the brand to learn exactly how much the armored Kronos submarine will cost.
Today we’re looking at a new vintage car restorer, a credit-card-shaped timepiece and Snow Peak’s new festival collection. This is Today in Gear.
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Kindred Motorworks is, frankly, revolutionizing the car industry. The company builds vintage models at scale, then equips them with all the reliability – and conveniences – of a modern vehicle. Fueled by a technology-driven approach, the team uses a proprietary “Blueprint” technology platform to standardize every step in the process, so every Bronco, Camaro or VW Electric Bus comes out just as solid as the last one. Plus, the company’s designers, engineers and auto specialists spend over 10,000 hours prototyping, testing and designing every model. So if you’ve ever dreamed of owning a vintage car – securing one just got way easier. Pre-orders are open now, with plans to produce $100 million of cars annually beginning in Fall 2022.
Code41 has teased a new design called the ‘Mecascape.’ The device is the shape and size of a credit card and is made of grade 5 titanium. Meanwhile, a sapphire crystal panel shields the 237 components housed inside. The device will launch for pre-order in ten colorways, each retailing for $9,360, on November 2. Boasting an eight-day power reserve, the manually-wound timepiece is equipped to display hours, minutes, seconds, a GMT function and a power reserve indicator.
Named for the Lenape people’s word for “tree,” All Design Lab’s new “Hìtëkw” tennis racket was designed to evoke organic roots and branches. With the help of AI, the company decided to redesign the classic tennis racket silhouette. The brand emphasizes that "rackets have become more lightweight and durable through new materials and advanced manufacturing techniques. Yet the potential is still there to envision an even lighter and stronger racket” – but did not reveal what material this new racket will be made with. While not yet released for retail, the company hopes to use the piece to "spark design development and advancement in the sport" and continue the concept series.
This new collection marks ARTILECT’s first range of technical outerwear, and it does not disappoint. Balancing an intense focus on performance and sustainability, the new collection offers everything from doubleweave jackets made with 100 percent recycled poly grid-backed stretch fabric and ‘hyper-charged’ for added waterproofing to lightweight Supermoon Bio Hoodies made from 100 percent biodegradable, recycled materials. Across the collection, fans can find everything they’ll need to hit the slopes or cozy up on the trail, with pieces retailing from $150 - $650.
For those unfamiliar, Snow Peak’s festival collections offer a wide range of gorgeous outdoor accessories available for a limited time. With its latest release, the brand has unveiled a suite of anodized titanium straws, a rainbow spork, a new My Table in black, a luxurious low beach chair and more. One standout here is the new Tarp Extension Tent in ivory. The elegant tent can be attached to the Takibi Tarp Octa or Hexa Evo Pro to create a dedicated sleeping space for up to four people. The full collection is available now from the Snow Peak site, with pieces retailing from $20 - $850 – but act fast because once items in the festival collection sell out, they will not be restocked.