For several weeks, fans have debated when Apple’s Fall event would happen. Now, a day into the company’s "first big hardware event of the fall," Apple has already unveiled several new iPhones, a rugged Apple Watch Ultra and a new version of the AirPods Pro. Smartphone news centers around the iPhone 14, with three additional variants available – the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. The new phones boast everything from improved rear camera systems to a quad-pixel sensor (the largest sensor ever in an iPhone) and ultimately confirm that the ‘mini’ is a thing of the past. Meanwhile, the new Apple Watch Ultra will be made of titanium and is intended to compete as a sports watch – boasting a WR100 water resistance. Finally, the second-generation AirPods Pro offer improved audio and noise-cancellation, new touch controls and improved battery life. To explore everything that was revealed yesterday, check out our full article here.
Today we’re taking a look at Columbia’s new Omni-Heat Infinity collection, Nomadix’s puffer blanket and a pony hair clog. This is Today in Gear.
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Simple’s Original Clog now comes in Pony Hair. Designed with a premium ‘pony hair’ leather upper, the clog also features a lightweight, blown rubber shock-absorbing outsole and nylex lining to wick away moisture. Meanwhile, its pigskin leather footbed will sink into the grooves of your foot to create a custom fit you’ll quickly come to love. Available for $175, the clog comes in a wide range of other materials and colorways – but few will outshine the pony hair version.
Columbia’s new collection was designed around the brand’s new Omni-Heat Infinity technology. The Nasa-inspired material is a gold metallic lining equipped with a pattern scientifically engineered to optimize warmth and breathability. Each gold metallic dot can reflect and retain natural body heat to ensure instant, lightweight warmth without compromising breathability. Standouts in the collection include the Platinum Peak Hooded Jacket and the Powder Canyon Interchange Jacket, which retail for $180 and $280, respectively. Each mountain-ready jacket is built to keep you warm while hiking, skiing or exploring all winter.
The new blanket is packable, versatile and officially the brand’s first insulated product. Made with 100 percent recycled materials, the water-resistant – plus sand- and pet hair-proof – and fully machine washable. Thanks to a series of snaps, the Puffer Blanket can easily convert into a hands-free, wearable cloak or simple sleeping bag. Available in several comfy colorways, the blanket ultimately offers more freedom than a traditional sleeping bag and less fuss than a down blanket. Fans can secure the bag for $100 on October 15 – sign up below to receive product launch notifications.
The brand’s new Flexible Insulated Pullover was launched as part of its AW22 Collection. The lightweight, quilted jacket is built with a shell that offers stretchability, water resistance and prime heat retention thanks to Primeflex fabric and bio-based nylon. The shirt’s lining is made with 100 percent recycled polyester, and the piece is available now for $190. In addition to a left chest pocket, dual side pockets provide extra storage.
Tyler, the Creator’s GOLF le FLEUR just released a 10-tooth hair pick in 100 percent tortoise acetate. The piece launched beside a video scored and directed by Tyler, in which a young man experiments with several different hairstyles. Throughout the video, the model showcases different ways to use the accessory, eventually taking his passport photo with the pick in his hair. The video tells a story; the pick – available for $35 – lets you tell your own.