Nike recently announced plans to release its most innovative textile since DRI-Fit. The new material, entitled Nike Forward, can be created with a carbon footprint 75 percent lower than other competing fabrics thanks to an innovative new manufacturing process. To make it, Nike simply runs fiber through a needle-punch to create a workable cloth. Its newest pieces made with Nike Forward also boast up to 70 percent recycled content by weight, and can be constructed with fabrics from industrial or post-consumer waste. Fans interested in trying the material for themselves can shop Nike Forward crew and hoodie styles from the full collection launching September 15.
Today we’re taking a look at a new turntable, campfire-scented candle and the latest watch from the Grönefeld brothers. This is Today in Gear.
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Bart and Tim Grönefeld – affectionately known as the “Horological Brothers – recently launched the Grönefeld 1969 Deltaworks to unprecedented fervor. Equipped with a 44.5 mm stainless steel case and G-06, 231 component automatic movement, the watch also boasts a 56 hour power reserve. The movement is also hand-decorated with 18 karat gold and steel and requires a full 633 rotations to power the reserve. Listed for € 49,800.00 (~$49,283.08), fans can join the waitlist at the link below, but know that only 20 pieces will be made each year.
Seth Rogen’s ‘cannabis lifestyle company’ Houseplant has joined forces with popular European audio company Pro-Ject to create a record player. Each HP1 Phono BT Record Player is handmade in Europe by the Pro-Ject team and offers both 33 and 45 RPM playback. Designed with a retro surfer aesthetic –– and Bluetooth-compatible –– the wavy turntable retails for $550.
The brand describes the M FLRJacket - Elite as, “highly waterproof, highly breathable” and “ridiculously lightweight.” Designed with recycled nylon for added waterproofing and breathability, the jacket is fully taped with 9mm tape to ensure total packability and mobility. It also features back vents to help regulate temperature, packs up into its chest pocket and weighs just seven ounces. Available now for $400, this jacket is built to keep you moving.
Umamicart is a female-founded Asian grocer that makes ordering specialty ingredients, treats – and now mooncakes – all the easier. For those unfamiliar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese festival also referred to as the Moon or Mooncake Festival. It will be celebrated this year on September 10, and fans can easily stock up on traditional, assorted or unconventional mooncakes (like Meixin's Peanut Butter and Sesame Snow Mooncake) via Umamicart. For newbies, NYC-based bakery Kitsby's Assorted Teochew Mooncakes are sure to impress (and retail for $50), while thousand-layer, pastry style Teochew mooncakes from California-based Sheng Kee will also wow (for $40).
If you can’t bear to wash away the scent of campfires past – well, now you don’t have to. Outdoor Fellow has released a Campfire scented candle that boasts a full 40-hour burn time. Made with natural coconut and apricot wax, the candle mixes scents of charred cedarwood with smoked amber, bergamot, white smoke and birch tar to create an indoor-friendly campfire fragrance. Available now for $32, the candle recently launched alongside a suite of scents like Tomato Vine, Pepper and Orange and Sandalwood and Pine Needle.