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Today in Gear: February 9, 2014

February 9, 2015 Briefings By
Sigg-HotCold-Collection-Gear-Patrol Sigg Thermo Collection
The stainless steel Thermo collection from Sigg continues in the sleek aesthetic tradition expected from the Swiss bottle manufacturer, adding four new size options that will keep liquids warm for up to 8 hours. While 0.3- and 0.5-liter Thermo bottles are fitted with a removable tea filter, both the 0.75- and 1-liter sizes are equipped with detachable cups for coffee or soup. $25+
Sandqvist-Roald-Sand-Gear-Patrol Sandqvist Roald in Sand Colorway
Sandqvist was founded in 2004 by three Swedes sharing a fondness for the rural countryside of their native homeland. A mainstay of the brand’s coveted collection of retro-inspired backpacks, the Roald (named after Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen) is now available in a light beige colorway. Constructed of heavyweight canvas and leather, it comes equipped with two outside pockets and a drawstring enclosure. $180
Earth-A-Primer-Gear-Patrol Earth Primer App
Half textbook, half game, this handsome-looking science app engages users for an educational tour of the Earth’s geography. It’s comprised of interactive stimulations that cover volcanoes, glaciers, and other natural phenomena in the making. Though pricey for an app, its something both kids and adults can enjoy. $10
Axel-Arigato-Chukka-Gear-Patrol Axel Arigato Shoes
With chukkas, loafers and high-end sneakers in their catalogue, this Swedish brand keeps prices relatively low by selling directly to consumers via their e-commerce site. They also drop a new shoe every week, offering their myriad of styles in unique fabrics, including python, pony hair and different leathers. axelarigato.com
Pappy-Van-Winkle-Gift-Set-Gear-Patrol Pappy Van Winkle Gift Set
Encased in reclaimed bourbon barrel boxes from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, each Pappy & Co. gift set includes a crystal decanter, two handblown bourbon glasses and 4 small-batch cigars, sourced from the Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua. Each order is numbered and authenticated with a signed note by Julian Van Winkle, Pappy’s grandson and heir to the famous name. $825
Travelteq-Laptop-Portfolio-Gear-Patrol Travelteq Laptop Portfolio
Handmade in Italy from Florentine Vacchetta leather, these high-end cases fit 13-inch laptops or a small stack of size-A4 papers. Lined with premium-quality nylon, the portfolio is outfitted with an interior zipper compartment and two smaller pockets for business cards or plane tickets. $221
INTERNATIONAL-PLUG-MAP-GEAR-PATROL-LEAD A Brief Guide To International Plug Standards
Ever try to put a J in a G-hole or an H in a D-hole? Our guide to the plugs and sockets of the world should have you sorted out in no time. Read this story
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