In this episode of This Week In Gear: Meg Lappe reveals Nike’s latest running/recovery shoe, the Joyride FLyknit; Tucker Bowe talks about the IKEA x Sonos “Symphonic,” a wi-fi speaker collaboration available in August; and Tanner Bowden explains why The North Face’s newest material tech is super advanced.
Nike Joyride Run Review: First Impressions from Nike’s NYC HQ
Three of our staff members test Nike’s newest running shoes with zero preparation – and give some honest feedback.
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Ikea Symphonik Wi-fi Speakers
Sonos and Ikea announced their partnership forever ago, or so it seems, and we now finally have a product to talk about. Meet Symfonisk. It’s a Sonos-powered speaker that will be officially unveiled on April 9 and then become available sometime this August.
Buy Now: $99-$179Read Our Review: Here
The North Face Futurelight: All-New Breathable, Waterproof Fabric Tech
Futurelight is created using a process called nanospinning, a technique already used in tech and medical fields that arranges and layers nano-sized fibers in a complex network with plenty of gaps for air but not water. Laminated to fabric, this membrane exhibits all of the waterproof properties you need and expect in the mountains but, according to The North Face, provides a magnitude more breathability.
Learn More: HereRead Our Review: Here
Watch Now: This Week In Gear, Episode 15
In last week’s episode: Will Sabel Courtney goes off-roading in a $125,000 Land Rover Defender, Will Price shows off Smithey Ironware’s new carbon steel skillet, Meg Lappe discusses Halo Sport 2 neuropriming headphones and our staff gets very hands-on with Bob Kramer’s latest knife. Watch Now
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