For some, electric vehicles just aren't exciting. And while countless new models have debuted – and impressed – over the last few years, few can overshadow the certain je ne sais quoi found in traditional gas guzzlers. However, with more and more brands switching to fully electric lineups, sturdy EV options have begun to surface. Two brand-new models have especially caught our eye: the Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S. Both electric SUVs are part of Jeep’s new sub-brand – 4xe – where they join other fan favorites like the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe. There, the Jeep Recon has made a name for itself as a truly rugged off-roader. Meanwhile, Jeep explains the ‘S’ in the Wagoneer S stands for “speed, striking and sexy.” Reservations for both vehicles will open up in early 2023, and you can find more information about both models in our full write-up here.
Today we’re taking a look at new releases from Salomon and Arc’Teryx, as well as a new rooftop tent from Porsche. This is Today in Gear.
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Salomon’s hiking shoes and trending ‘Sportstyle’ sneakers have quickly risen to fame. The brand has expanded its lineup to include a new leather mule. Entitled the ‘RX Slide LTR Advanced,’ the new shoe comes in black and ‘Kangaroo’ brown and retails for $115. Equipped with a leather upper and suede overlays, the lightweight slip-on style is built with a cork insole and grippy rubber sole for added traction.
Released as part of the third installment of MAAP’s Alt_Road collection, these new riding gloves are "engineered for all-day comfort." The gloves feature a ‘custom engineered knitted top panel’ and highly durable nylon uppers to ensure a comfortable, durable fit. The gloves’ fingertips remain touchscreen compatible, while the palms feature AX Suede for added anti-slip protection (especially when wet). Available now for $90, the gloves are designed to perform in various elements – offering sun protection and moisture-wicking, water-repellent coverage.
Arc’Teryx has released a new softshell jacket that offers transitional weather protection" through fall and early winter. The ‘Spere Jacket’ is made with a Fortius 2.0 nylon plain weave to ensure thermal comfort and breathable warmth, plus added wind resistance and water repellency. The minimalist piece also features a soft collar and brushed fleece backing and is now available for $600.
While standard truck and SUV owners are likely well familiar with the concept of rooftop tents, Porsche owners will finally get the chance to experiment with the packable shelter. The company’s new Porsche Roof Tent is an all-season tent made from a breathable cotton blend fabric; it's decorated with matte black ‘PORSCHE’ lettering on both sides. Equipped with an extra rain cover and a "well-insulated" interior, the tent also includes an integrated, high-density polyfoam mattress. The tent packs up into a hard shell case designed by Studio F.A. Porsche and is compatible with a range of 911 Carrera and Turbo models.
Danish interior brand HAY has released several innovative new lamps and light fixtures as part of its full Fall 2022 collection. Among these, one clear standout is the Anagram Table Lamp. Available in four colorways – seaweed, rice, charred orange and iron black – the lamp features split aluminum legs and currently retails for $295. Described by the brand as a "contemporary take on the classic banker’s lamp, "the piece is built to deliver soft, ambient lighting in all your favorite spaces.