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Today in Gear: June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 Briefings By
TIG-gear-patrol-198-backpack Alpinestars Charger R Backpack
When you commute in a car, you normally don’t have to worry about getting soaked in the rain or bothered by wind buffeting. But with motorcycles it’s a different story. The Alpinestars Charger R Backpack eases any ride with an aerodynamically shaped hardshell and ergonomically constructed inserts and back paneling. And with an incorporated rain cover and a water-resistant PU-coated shell, you’ll rest easy knowing your ride essentials will be bone dry, no matter the weather. $130
TIG-gear-patrol-198-afinity Affinity (Beta)
For years Photoshop has been the standard for image editing on Macs. But depending on how you work (or how much you want to pay), PS has some quirks that might slow you down. Affinity looks to knock Photoshop off its perch and smooth out all its kinks. Download the beta version while it’s still free. Free
TIG-gear-patrol-198-bag Kaufmann Mercantile Leather Toolbox
You should take pride in every aspect of your craftsmanship, from how you use your tools to how you store them. The Kaufmann Mercantile Leather Toolbox is a stylish yet tough: hand shaped, tanned and reinforced with solid brass rivets. Because if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing in style. $229
TIG-gear-patrol-198-table-tennis RS Barcelona You and Me Indoor Outdoor Ping Pong Table
Ping-pong comes in two flavors: relaxed match-ups and intense, day-long tournaments complete with power swings and diving saves. The You and Me Indoor Outdoor Ping Pong Table by RS Barcelona is built to stand up against the latter with a steel construction, high-density HPL and iroko wood legs. If you’re a fan of the more peaceful games, the table works nicely indoors — and as an elegant dining table when the paddles are down. $3,350
TIG-gear-patrol-198-gloves Fitzgerald Morrell Bespoke Leather
You’re going to need to match your dapper leather toolbox somehow; it might as well be handcrafted leather gloves. Fitzgerald Morrell’s new line of bespoke gloves offers up styles of handwear for all the finer occasions in life, including but not limited to: equestrian, opera, driving, golfing and pheasant hunting. $135+
TIG-gear-patrol-198-sigma Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Lens
As the world’s first full-frame f/2 zoom lens, the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art retains the highest visual quality no matter the focal length or aperture. A reworked algorithm yields quick and accurate autofocusing while a multilayer lens coating cuts down on lens flare. And with aspherical lens elements, combined with the versatility of a zoom lens, this might be the last wide lens you ever need to buy. sigmaphoto.com
TIG-gear-patrol-hypercar The Big-Ticket Insanity of the Track-Only Hypercar
The Ferrari FXX K, the McLaren P1 GTR and the Aston Martin Vulcan are three hypercars to lust after. Read this story
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