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Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and news from Gear Patrol Studios. Today we’re taking a look at a great four-person tent, a Dry Rye Reposado Gin and a new robot vacuum.

This week, the world’s very first all-electric passenger plane took flight. The Eviation Aircraft Alice set off on its eight-minute inaugural flight on Tuesday, where it soared up from Grant County International Airport in Washington state to an altitude of 3,500 feet. Right now, the Alice is equipped to carry two pilots and up to nine passengers, though the company has high hopes for its future aircraft. Eviation CEO Gregory Davis explained that he’d like to see the company’s passenger planes traveling 200 to 300 nautical miles per trip, though its plane batteries are still unfinalized. Consequently, production of the Alice is expected to hopefully kick off in 2027, with pricing moving up from $4 million.

Today we’re taking a look at a new lodging system, leather wallet and pair of wireless headphones. This is Today in Gear.

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Look Good, Feel Good in Perk’s Favorite Chinos

Perk combines everything you love about activewear pants with everything you need from classic trousers to make its Feel Good Chinos. Equipped with a little extra stretch for added comfort, the pants come in six colors and a wide range of sizes to ensure everyone can find exactly what they’re looking for. The Chinos also boast amazing retention (meaning they’ll never "bag out"), plus breathable fabric, slim tapered legs and a curved waist (for added comfort where it counts). Plus, they’re stitched with athletic-strength thread for extra durability, despite being super lightweight and ultra-smooth to slip on. Easy to wash and designed for seven-day uniform service, Perk’s Feel Good Chinos are sure to become your go-to pants in no time.


Field Station is Reimagining Active, Outdoor Vacations

Field Station is a new modern lodging brand. The company upcycles and renovates existing lodges and motels in prime outdoor destinations to create sustainable basecamps near stunning natural areas. The result? A comfortable, affordable lodge stocked with outdoor equipment rentals, onsite guides, guided experiences and, of course, an espresso cafe and biergarten. The first lodge is set to open in early 2023 in Moab, Utah, with additional locations set to follow in Joshua Tree and Lake Tahoe.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Made Simpler – and Better
Dr Smood

Dr Smood is a new "healthy company" designed to offer clean, nutritious and flavorful everyday essentials for busy people. The company’s recipes are simultaneously formulated for maximum nutritional value and "peace of mind with every bite." The company offers everything from Almond Chocolate Chip Smart Bars packed with pure organic ingredients, MCT oil and one billion probiotics to gluten-free pasta made with rare, stone-ground white corn. EVOO geeks can also find extra virgin olive oil from Southern Italy (grown organically in the volcanic foothills of Mount Etna) and Northern Italy (made with olives sourced from Garda Lake and Verona) for $37 a bottle.


Looking For a New Pair of Premium Wireless Headphones?
Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled the newest wireless headphones in its lineup: the Px8. Powered by a 40mm carbon cone, the brand claims the new model offers its "best sound quality" ever. The device's arm is now made with cast aluminum, while its earcups are now lined with memory foam and wrapped in Nappa leather. Equipped with active noise cancellation – from six microphones – the new headphones also promise 30 hours of battery life and retail for $699.


Meet WESN’s Simplest Leather Wallet

The Forsta is the brand’s newest bi-fold wallet. Boasting a minimalistic design and bold "material integrity," the Forsta is made from a single piece of Swedish vegetable-tanned leather. The leather is folded, then completed with two sitchings to create a stunning, lightweight wallet that weighs just five ounces. Though the wallet is only about a quarter inch thick, fans can take advantage of four card pockets and a slim cash pocket for easy storage. The wallet retails for $80 and can carry up to 16 cards.


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