Good morning and happy Friday. With the weekend looming, all we can really think about is the future. So start your day with a rundown of what’s good in gear — for tomorrow and beyond. A sleeping bag that’ll do away with those pesky zippers, sneakers that will (finally) tie themselves, a smartwatch for that active lifestyle you’re going to start living… and much more.

Alpinestars Santa Fe Air Drystar Jacket

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Not that you need to be any cooler, you motorcycle-riding superhero… but when you’re cruising in warm weather you could definitely use more airflow, right? Mesh paneling circulates air around your body; also included are a waterproof liner and thermal jacket. Because even superheroes get chilly.

Headphone Stand by Hudson Valley Hardgoods

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You consider your music sacred, so why not vaunt the instruments that deliver those sonorous tones to an equally high pedestal? This one is no metaphor: brass hardware sets off a natural walnut body, and leather details round out the look. The perfect audio altar.

Nixon Mission Androidwear Smartwatch

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Good in water at depths up to 100 meters, according to Nixon the highest of any smartwatch, the Mission is geared to live up to your very active lifestyle. Stay up to date on snowboarding and skiing conditions with two preloaded apps that you’ll control through an AMOLED Gorilla Glass display. Inside, Snapdragon Wear 2100 keeps things humming along. On sale this fall.

The Nozipp Sleeping Bag

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Zippers? What are you, a cave man? The future of sleeping bags is far more attractive — magnetic, even. Cleverly placed rare-earth magnets allow for a shape-shifting bag, with both loose and more snug configurations possible. Ripstop nylon is stuffed with 850+ fill down, which is… quite warm.

Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 Auto-Lacing Sneakers

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Basic kindergaten skills? Where we’re going, we won’t need basic kindergarten skills. Nike’s latest announcement features shoes straight outta the future: step in, and a heel-pressure sensor activates auto-tying laces; buttons on the sides allow for tightening and loosening at will. Available this holiday season only to Nike+ members.

Loro Piana Pack-Away Mac by Private White V.C.

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Smart people specially blended wool and nylon to create a windproof, waterproof jacket that stows into its own interior pocket. Not that the rain or wind will want to mess with someone outfitted in such an stylishly unhinged colorway.

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