A Merino-lined high-tech shell, all-new hunting binoculars, a Juice Pack for your iPhone 6s and more.

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20th-Anniversary Reissue of ‘Infinite Jest’ With Fan-Made Cover Art

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From J. Travis Smith, Culture Writer: This tome, which gave readers an entirely Wallaceian lens through which to view the world, has been given a new cover. But still it remains both a novel for its time and a novel without an expiration date.

Ortovox Guardian Shell Jacket

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After three years of development, the Guardian Shell Jacket has been released, featuring a 130 g/m²-thin Merino wool lining laminated directly to the interior of a Toray Dermizax® EV membrane. The membrane keeps out water and wind, while the Merino keeps things breathable and stretchy — guaranteed warmth and comfort, no matter what you’re getting into.

Steiner HX Series Binoculars

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Steiner’s latest design offers reimagined optics that provide a larger field of view and the promise of all-terrain capability. (Hunt on the Tundra, hunt in a forest.) The lightweight binoculars feature ergonomic eyecups and are waterproof and impact resistant.

Goose Four Star Pils

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A couple years back, Goose Island release their “Blue Line” beer — available only in Chicago, and only served as a draft. The pilsner has been reborn and democratized: released nationwide on 2/29 in cans, bottles and draft form, the labels will feature four stars that pay homage to historical Chicago events. (Side note: Goose Island, a favorite microbrew around here, was recently bought by beverage goliath Anheuser-Busch — but we expect good things all the same.)

Mophie Juice Pack H2Pro for iPhone 6 Plus

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You bought that bigger phone for a reason; maybe you like a more immersive mobile video experience, maybe you frequently need an emergency cutting board. Either way, Mophie (literally) has your iPhone 6s covered with their new waterproof, impact-resistant case. Of course the case includes a helpful battery pack, which allows for 70 percent extra battery life.

Apollo Moc XL

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This spring Native Shoes is dropping an all-new Apollo Moc: the XL. It’s an update to their already incredibly lightweight and versatile sneakers. Microfiber uppers allow for movement and breathability, and the EVA mid- and outsoles keep things cushy. A perfect excuse to get moving.

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge

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Liquid-cooled, quad-core CPUs with 4GB of RAM; dual SIM/SD card slots; AMOLED displays (the display wraps around the edges in… we’ll let you guess which version); a 12MP camera, and water-resistance. No, it’s not a description of the robots taking jobs from Middle America — it’s the kickass cell phone just announced by Samsung. An upgrade any way you cut it.

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Deals of Note

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

10 Best Mail-Order Meat Companies

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Looking for meat beyond what’s available at the supermarket? The options online are abundant. Read the Story

Omega’s Globemaster Takes the Chronometer to New Heights of Precision

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The new Globemaster continues an obsession with precise chronograph movements. Read the Story

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