Good morning and happy Tuesday. Any movie fans out there? Oh boy did we get some good trailers yesterday — for the record, psychotic clown-inspired women almost make us want to be the bad guy. After you preorder movie tickets, here’s what’s good in gear: a coat that’ll keep rainwater off your suit, a case that’ll keep bathwater off your iPad, a new snorkel for people who want a lot of water on them and much more.
Vincent Cassel Is Vuarnet’s New Ambassador
Pop quiz: what French eyewear brand with Olympic heritage that just landed the perfect spokesman? Yep, everyone’s favorite mysterious Parisian gentleman actor, the inimitable Vincent Cassel, is the new Vuarnet ambassador. He’s our kind of guy: endlessly stylish and charismatic, and an outdoors enthusiast. We’d say that as far as exquisite French pairings go, this match is — how do you say? — très magnifique. Even better, you can win a pair of Vuarnet mineral-lens sunglasses by entering their contest.
Ask Business Coat by Helly Hansen
If you’re doing business, shouldn’t you also, then, look the business? Helly Hansen is in the business of producing terrific technical apparel and gear; take that formula and apply it to a modern overcoat and, well, that’s the business. Water doesn’t phase the Ask, wind won’t pierce it — but it’s breathable and features a removable down vest to put the cold in its place, too.
Waterproof 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Case by Catalyst
We like scrolling through Facebook and cursing all the happy people during our baths too. Until the water gets cold and we’ve used the “angry” reaction on literally every birth announcement from high school crushes. But, um, anyway — this case is waterproof to 2 meters, which means it’ll take every splish and splash you toss its way, whether in the tub or a rain shower. Touch ID and Apple Pencils still work, and we’re still so alone.
Pavilion Speaker by Hult Design
The concrete base is the star in this beautiful design, providing stability and looks, while a copper spiral produces smooth bass sounds. Drivers from Tymphany sing the higher range. Touch-capacitive controls and Bluetooth connectivity round out the tech.
H2O Ninja Snorkelling Mask
In the good ol’ days you’d have to clamp your chompers down on a chemical-tasting tube in order to tenuously avoid dying while getting close-up looks at coral. This here innovation gently clamps onto the perimeter of your entire face so you can breathe and see normally, since the snorkel portion is located behind your head. GoPro-compatible versions are also available.
Mojave Jacket by Iron & Resin x Vanson Leathers
14-ounce waxed cotton canvas stands in for leather in this three-season collab moto jacket. Plenty of pockets, buckle closures and articulated joints join the party, as does a herringbone flannel lining.
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