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Today in Gear: February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Briefings By

Good morning. Enjoy your long weekend? Now that you’re back to the grind, put off work just a few more minutes and get caught up on what you missed:

• Here’s a reminder of last week’s gear news.

• Here are Presidents Day deals from yesterday; but maybe if you ask nicely…

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Wool & Prince Shirts

It’s time to part ways with your old cotton button up shirts. For starters, you have too many of them — most wrinkled and frayed (and stained). And, it’s time to upgrade from cotton to a superior fabric: wool. Sourced from Australian merino sheep, the superfine wool in Wool & Prince’s button-downs is soft and springy (no itch, no wrinkles), naturally odor-resistant and thermal-regulating (warm and breathable when it needs to be), and six times more durable than cotton. Just one of Wool & Prince’s shirts can replace five of your old and tired cotton ones — and good riddance to them. The time for that smaller, smarter wardrobe is now.

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Tumi Alpha Bravo Reflective Collection

The latest iteration of its military-inspired, tech-friendly Alpha Bravo collection is done up in hard-wearing, reflective nylon — ideal for both urban commuters and frequent travelers. Don’t overlook the Foster messenger — roomy enough to serve as a carry-on, yet streamlined enough for daily use. – Emily Singer, Travel Writer

Architecture ctreamer App

Architecture ctreamer is like a gorgeous coffee table book in the palm of your hand. The app features curated video playlists that contain short documentaries about notable man-made structures as well as interviews with the designers who first conceived them with pencil and paper. It’s quick to go from one video to another thanks to an easy swiping-based interface and the app’s design, like many of the buildings portrayed in the videos, is original and attractive.

Roads? Flying Drone Taxis in Dubai Don’t Need Roads

Starting this July, Dubai will introduce flying taxis to relieve road congestion.

Petzl Grigri+ Belay Device

The Grigri, perhaps the most important climbing gear innovation in the past twenty years, is getting an update: a stainless steel plate for added durability, and an anti-panic handle for added safety. Available in April.

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