Good morning. Last night, the moon was the closest it’s been to Earth in 68 years. Here are some of the best images of the supermoon from all around the world, curated by National Geographic. As for the next epic celestial event, mark your calendars for August 21, 2017 — the biggest solar eclipse of the decade. Here’s what’s good in gear: an Italian-made dopp kit, a carbon fiber folding knife, a leather card holder and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Three
Our latest issue has arrived — three issues in, and way more of what you want: a rich, cinematic magazine chock full of people, product, adventure and places. Get yours today.
Oliver Cabell Arcata Travel Kit
You’d think the terms “high-end” and “handmade in Italy” connote eyebrow-raising price tags. And all too often, they do — but usually for no other reason than for the manufacturer to crank the markup value as high as it can go. Oliver Cabell, on the other hand, handcrafts all of their premium Italian goods with total transparency, which means no shady markups — simply the finest quality goods, at incredibly affordable prices. This Italian cotton and leather dopp kit is their latest design.
Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Small Inkosi Folding Knife
If knifemaking is a legitimate form of art (and we have good reason to believe it is), then this piece belongs behind a glass case in a museum. It is also equally deserving of any knife enthusiast’s pocket. Handmade in Idaho by artisan blade maker Chris Reeve Knives, the Small Inkosi is a trimmed-down version of the Inkosi, one of their hallmark blades. While its 2.8-inch stainless steel blade and titanium details are sure to perform fantastically, its most eye-catching feature is its ambidextrous carbon fiber handle, which is molded entirely by hand.
The Rolling Home Journal: Issue One
By now, “van life” has become a near cult-like cultural phenomenon. Seemingly all walks of life are quitting their jobs, shedding the bulk of their material possessions and opting for a simple life on the road. Now the movement has its own unofficial publication — a meditation on the philosophy of a simple life as well as plenty of practical, illustration-heavy how-tos for aspiring van lifers. Keep it on your coffee table, or stash it in your
glove compartment sock drawer.
The Card Case by Everlane
What do you really need to carry in a wallet? Answer: one credit card, your ID, maybe a transit card and a few twenties. Some advice: take two of those twenties and dedicate them to buying this minimalist Spanish leather card case.
Rossignol Released the Most Exclusive Ski of the Season Without Telling Anybody
The Rossignol Black Ops ski was developed in secret over the last three years — get it now.
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