Good morning. Christmas is just a few days away. Did you remember to buy gifts for everyone on your list? (Your boss? Your clients?) If not, don’t worry — we’ve got your back. Wherever you are and whatever you’re celebrating, we wish you the happiest of holidays. May you somehow find the strength to deal with your in-laws. Cheers, and see you next year. Here are the final six pieces of good gear in 2016: an exclusive duffel, a puffy down parka, foam snowshoes and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Lululemon Stay Puff Parka
The parka is versatile — it can be dressed up or down, is a simple one-stop outerwear solution (no layers needed) and it features a hood, perfect for any weather shifts. Lululemon recently joined the parka movement with a super minimal, sleek black jewel of a jacket, featuring 700–fill down (warm enough for winter’s worst). And, it rings in at about half the price of other Canadian, coyote-fur parka counterparts (you know who). – Matthew Ankeny, Deputy Managing Editor
Crescent Moon Foam Snowshoes
First snowshoes were made of wood and leather, then they were rubber and aluminum. The next evolutionary leap is foam. Crescent Moon’s newly unveiled all-foam snowshoe promises to be lighter than any snowshoe to date, yet still grips snow like a soccer cleat digs into grass. Available late 2017.
Travelteq × Gear Patrol Weekender Duffle
We teamed up with Travelteq, Italian masters of luggage design, to make this exclusive duffel: outside, weatherproof ballistic nylon, vegetable-tanned leather details and subtle Gear Patrol tagging; inside, a GP blaze orange lining and all manner of pockets for the finer things.
Review: Apple’s AirPods Are an Excellent Upgrade, for Some
Apple’s first crack at wireless earbuds is a promising glimpse into the future of personal audio.
Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic
The cherished PC classic is now available on mobile. That means one thing, naturally: building gravity-defying coasters whose only purpose is to launch screaming park-goers thousands of feet into the air to their deaths. Is there any other proper way to play it?
An all-new line of accessories from Stutterheim, savants of minimalist style. The new items include totes, bags and wallets, all made from durable, weather-resistant rubberized cotton and leather.
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