Good morning. NASA has just announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1, a new solar system containing multiple planets that might be capable of supporting alien life. The relatively dim star supports seven planets, six of which appear to be rocky and three of which sit in the Goldilocks Zone — the region around a star that has the right temperature conditions for liquid water. Scientists will now spend the next ten years analyzing these new planets’ atmospheres for evidence of alien activity (we’re talking molecules, not flying saucers).

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

DUER No Sweat Pants

Using a special blend of fabric — cotton for familiar comfort, Tencel for absorbing moisture and odor, polyester for strength and spandex for stretch — DUER’s No Sweat pants are among the most versatile and cozy you’ll find. They’re able to withstand prolonged physical activity without needed washing or repairs. Just one pair will replace five of those old worn-out rags squished at the bottom of your closet.

Pappy Van Winkle’s Latest Release Is Its Oldest Bourbon to Date

First distilled in the original Stitzel-Weller Distillery and bottled in handmade glass decanters.

The All-New Range Rover Velar Is a Vintage Callback

From what there is to see, it’s a welcome addition to the Range Rover family.

The Best Way to Buy Niche Outdoor Gear Just Got Better

Big Outdoors and Garage Grown Gear are merging, and that’s good news for you.

How to Save $95 on a New Pair of Glasses

“Trade up” an old pair and get a discount on a new pair.

Runners, You Can Now Use Strava Without Your Phone

Logging miles on Strava just got a whole lot lighter.

Deals of Note

Great Products, Great Prices

How to save on The Hill-Side apparel, a Therm-A-Rest sleeping pad and Timberland boots.

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