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Today in Gear: Must-Know Product News

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios.

This week, adidas unveiled several new home and away jerseys that will be used in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Kits for the national teams of Argentina, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Spain were all revealed; designs were created with "cultural inspirations" in mind. Each jersey was made with 100 percent recycled polyester to carry out adidas’ ongoing commitment to reducing plastic waste. Notably, the jerseys are also equipped with HEAT.RDY technology to help regulate players’ body temperatures in the desert clime. Fans can shop the jerseys online from the adidas store for a limited time, with kits available until September 12.

Today we’re looking at after-sport apparel from California Cowboy, hunting boots for kids and spicy olive oil. This is Today in Gear.

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Send your most pressing product questions to tig@gearpatrol.com.

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Celebrate the After-Sport with California Cowboy
California Cowboy

California Cowboy is a new direct-to-consumer brand designed around what it calls "the after-sport apparel category." The brand supports the idea that technical clothing shouldn’t just enhance your athletic performance but should also prop up your post-game camaraderie. Equipped with vibrant styles made from high-quality, technical fibers, the brand emphasizes that every piece in its collection “is meant to augment the social experience of the wearer.” The High Water ‘après-surf shirt’ boasts a water-absorbent terry-cloth lining that doubles as a towel and a dry pocket for your phone. The High Sierra Après-Ski flannel shirt is equipped with thermal lining, a bottle opener and the brand’s Out of Pocket Pouch a signal-blocking pocket sewn into several of the brand’s pieces, designed to keep wearers in the moment. Fans can shop the full collection, or learn more about investing in the company via Start Engine, at the link below.


Baffin Offers Hunting Boots for Kids

Baffin, the famed retailer of tried and true outdoor footwear, also produces styles for kids: The Young Hunter (Kids Junior Boot) and The Little Hunter (Kids Boot). Both styles are equipped with all the same comfort, warmth and quality as the brand’s adult boots to ensure your little one stays safe no matter the terrain. Lightweight and flexible, both boots are waterproof (specifically boasting a B-Tek Dry Waterproof level) and include a removable tri-fit multi-layer inner boot system for easy cleaning. Available in a range of youth sizes for $60 - $70, these boots are sure to make winter that much easier.


Flamingo Estate Launches a Spicy Olive Oil

Flamingo Estate is a brand that celebrates environmentally responsible farmers and totes goods made with high-quality natural materials. Now, its Spicy Olive Oil is made by infusing the brand’s signature California-grown olive oil with smoked chipotle peppers from Veracruz. The new olive oil launched alongside two new kinds of vinegar: Flamingo Estate’s Blackberry Vinegar and Winter Harvest Persimmon Vinegar are sure to brighten up all your favorite salads or marinades.


UNIQLO U Teases FW22 Collection

While the parent brand has become the nation’s go-to for reliable staples, UNIQLO U focuses on “Future Lifewear Essentials” (i.e., elevated versions of the brand’s most popular silhouettes, often designed with innovative materials). Now, the brand has teased the full FW22 collection in a new Look Book. The collection was designed at the company’s Research and Development Center in Paris by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire. With a wide range of styles available for men and women, pieces in the collection are priced from $30 - $160 and will be released on the company’s Japanese site on September 13.


EXPED Launches the Ultra 3R Duo Sleeping Mat

Exped’s Ultra 3R Duo is designed for three-season use and can comfortably fit two people. The lightweight mat inflates to three and a half feet across and six feet long and weighs in at just 1.86 pounds. Built with recycled 20 D ripstop face fabric, the durable sleeping pad is certified carbon neutral by myclimate. Retailing for $300, the mat boasts Synmat Technology Texpedloft insulation to ensure maximum warmth over the product’s entire lifetime.


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