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Casio has added four new options to its G-Shock collection. Earlier this year, the company introduced a four-piece Skeleton Sound Wave Series. There, it gave fans a peek inside its popular GA-900SKL and GA-2200 models. The affordable watches (retailing for £109.00, ~$126) are lightweight and include translucent bands and bezels. Now, fans can shop the series in four new colorways – though they’re quickly selling out. The new options are available in shades of magenta, seafoam, clear and dark gray and boast common G-Shock features like a stopwatch, countdown timer and 200M of water resistance.

Today we’re taking a look at an electric jetski, new puzzles and a motorcycle jacket equipped with an airbag. 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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Get Ready for the World Surfing League's Rip Curl Finals
World Surf League

The Rip Curl WSL (World Surfing League) Finals is a one-day, winner-take-all-battle for the competition's 2022 world title. The event will be held at Lower Trestles, California during a waiting period that spans from September 8 – 16. This timing allows for solid Southern Hemisphere swells to pulse and create some of the most high-performance waves in the world. At that point, the competition's top five male and female surfers will have the chance to battle it out and secure the world title. Over the last year, 54 participants (36 men and 18 women) performed in 10 regular-season events to try to make it down to the final five. The events spanned seven different countries –– including El Salvador, Portugal, and Tahiti –– and the participants endured two waves of cuts to make it to the Final Five. Now, the top-ranked surfers will have the chance to compete in a high-stakes battle for the title. The competition's current top performers -- Filipe Toledo and Carissa Moore -- will automatically advance to the final round, which is sure to be a competitive, cutting-edge showdown. Fans can watch the competition live on WorldSurfLeague.com, the free WSL app, and the WSL's YouTube channel.

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Meet Taiga’s Orca — A 100 Percent Electric Jetski
Taiga

Orca describes its new electric jetski as ‘elegantly’ combining a ‘performance-focused electric powertrain’ with a nearly non-existent throttle lag and bespoke design. The result? A more sustainable jetski that offers fans all-out control on the water. The two-seater boasts 160 horsepower and can easily be charged up via a simple all-weather plug (i.e. automotive standard J1772/CCS 1 connector ports). Pricing starts at $17,500 and fans can book a test ride today.

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This Smart Moto Jacket is Equipped With An Airbag
Dainese

Entitled the LS Sport Smart Jacket, this new ventilated motorcycle jacket is equipped with an integrated Dainese D-air airbag system. It’s made of abrasion-resistant fabric with sturdy (specifically “Pro-Armor level 2 type B”) protectors on the elbows and shoulders, to ensure the highest level of protection – and coverage – possible. The jacket is also built with maximum thermal comfort to ensure that even on the hottest days, users can breathe easy, thanks to a series of ventilated panels. Available now for $900, this jacket is a great option for those who want to skip hardshell gear.

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The Hugo is an Air Purifier and Insect Catcher
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While backyard space is a coveted commodity in most cities, it often comes with many of the same problems – i.e.mosquitos – as any other outdoor space. That’s why Schatzii designed the ‘Hugo.’ The lightweight device is fully portable and equipped to simultaneously purify and sanitize the air while getting rid of bugs. Built with an activated carbon filter and UV light filtration system, the device attracts, traps then drops bugs into a removable catch tray. Retailing now for $300, this product is sure to save your guests from bugging out.

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Check Out Craighill’s Unconventional Puzzles
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Craighill has released a new collection of gorgeous – yet strange – metal puzzles. The first, the Tycho Puzzle comes in brass and steel and may look simple once assembled, but will present a challenge nonetheless. The challenging, eight-piece puzzle is built to be underestimated and sure to serve as a fun conversation starter. Once you master the Tycho, try your hand at one of the brand’s other puzzles like the Tetra or Venn, which retail for $98 - $125.

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