Just in time for holiday shopping, Google is updating the Gmail app with a package tracker. The new feature removes the need to check in with third-party apps – Gmail itself will scan for tracking numbers and display a ‘shipping status’ bar at the top of the message. Over time, Google also hopes to crystallize a "delay" alert that will flag shipping issues, perhaps before the sender's own delay notification is sent. Google hopes to roll the feature out in the coming week, though the service will remain strictly "opt-in."
Today we’re taking a look at a customizable multi-tool, hunting bag set and powerful, AWD-equipped E-Bike. This is Today in Gear.
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Made with wool from rare Bluefaced Leicester sheep, Sunspel’s Luxury British Wool Jumper ($835) is a soft, carefully made piece you’ll want to spend every day in. It's made entirely within 150 miles of the company’s factory in Long Eaton and celebrates what the brand calls "local luxury." Designed with a rib stitch and soft, close rib neck, each undyed sweater reveals the rare, natural color of the wool. Crafted slowly, each sweater reveals a unique piece that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
This week, the company unveiled its new, fully customizable Center-Drive Custom multi-tool ($155+). When originally "building" their Center Drive, shoppers can choose from four different tool packs, nine color options and a wide range of laser engravings. Those who want to take the tool a step further can also opt for the brand’s Center Drive Plus tool pack, which comes in either a satin or black finish. Pricing for the new Center-Drive Custom will start at $155 (plus a $10 customization fee).
Released today, adidas’ Samba OG Limited Edition ($120) is a new twist on the brand’s classic Samba. The new shoe builds on adidas Golf’s previous "endless summer" collection and finally gives fans what they want: a classic, black and white Samba built for golfing. The shoe features a white leather upper with a suede toe overlay. Unlike the classic soccer Samba, the tread on this version’s rubber outsole was reworked to ensure great grip on the golf course.
For those hiking out to the blind, this game bag is all you need. The set features three waxed canvas bags that sit on a high-grade leather belt. Users can remove or add the bags back on so as to adjust their cargo to their needs. Durable, water-resistant and customizable, the bag set also doubles as a great kit for casual hikers, anglers or foragers. The full set retails for $169 and is sure to come in handy on your next trek.
Equipped with "on-demand all-wheel drive," the fierce new e-bike boasts everything you’d expect from Hummer. Designed with Shimano gearing, four-piston hydraulic brakes and over 160+ NM of torque, it's a beast. Even without knowing the bike features a powerful battery (with up to 21 Amp hours), onlookers will be wowed by the bike’s fat, "puncture-resistant" four-inch wide tires. Its dual motors can peak out at 2,400 watts – and push the bike over 28 mph. The bike will go live in early December, $3,999 pre-orders start today at the link below.