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Ever wondered what gear the Gear Patrol team really, really loves? Our crew of experts is constantly testing, researching and exploring products across a wide range of categories (like tech, home goods and cars). Each month, we round up our top ten favorite products in one straightforward post. Read September's top picks here. Check out the list, shop, explore – and let us know your thoughts.

Today we’re taking a look at a high-performance umbrella, a limited-edition Single Malt and an engravable kitchen knife. 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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A Lux Deodorant? Don't Mind If We Do
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Frankly, finding an all-natural deodorant that's truly effective is nigh on impossible. Understanding this struggle, Salt & Stone has released a new range of fun, naturally scented sticks – including Santal and Eucalyptus and Cedarwood – that pack more power than the alternatives. Its Santal release is an extra-strength natural deodorant formulated for 24-hour wear that's designed to neutralize odors without alumnium, alcohol, parabens or dyes. And it's priced at just $20.

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Looking for a Stunning, 28-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch?
The GlenDronach Distillery

GlenDronach Distillery has officially released The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 11 ($800). The brand calls the release “an exquisite example of [GlenDronach’s] signature richly-sherried Single Malt Scotch Whisky” and describes the 28-year-old Single Malt as a “rare and luxurious expression.” Notably aged in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks, the ruby-tinged liquid boasts a nose full of dark manuka honey, roasted almond and walnut. On the palate, find an intense, full-bodied spirit that ends with a “persistent chocolate, licorice and walnut finish.”

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Cozy, Quilted Layers for All
Alex Crane

Alex Crane, the burgeoning, Brooklyn-based sustainable staples brand, just dropped a quilted version of its best-selling Kite Jacket. The new piece is inspired by classic French chore coats and made from soft, quilted cotton twill. Designed to get softer after each wash, the jacket features sustainable Corozo nut buttons, a rounded collar, an interior chest pocket and two large hip pockets. Available now for $250, the Quilted Kite Jacket comes in three modern colorways and both men’s and women’s sizes.

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A Cutting Edge Gift for Every Foodie
Made In

If you're looking to give (or get) an upgraded kitchen go-to, this high-end custom-engraved chef’s knife should fit the bill. Made In makes it easy to create your own custom gift with its engravable, fully-forged, nitrogen-treated chef knife. Crafted by a fifth-generation knife maker and hammered from one single rod of premium X50CrMoV15 steel, this knife is a super easy crowd-pleaser. Available with a red, black or wooden handle, the eight-inch knife retails for $149.

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Never Buy Another Umbrella
Weatherman

We'll say it: a cheap umbrella is an ill-advised purchase. All it takes is one raging, windy storm to unceremoniously rip it to shreds, leaving you soaked and pissed. Luckily, Weatherman Umbrella has you... covered. Founder Rick Reichmuth, a recognized meteorologist, sought to find an umbrella strong enough to take on severe weather events. His designs feature industrial-strength fiberglass shafts and ribs and quick-dry, water-repellent vented canopies that can withstand gusts of up to 55 mph without breaking or inverting. We're into the brand’s $74 Collapsible Umbrella. It's lightweight (1.4 pounds) and compact enough for commuting but packs the same cred as its larger siblings.

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