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BioLite SiteLight XL

In close-quarters campsites, headlamps can sometimes be blindingly bright. That’s where area lighting comes in — a concept that, oddly enough, has been shunned by most campers. (“It’s superfluous!” “It takes too much time to set up!”) For those willing to give campsite area lighting a chance, check out BioLite’s new glowing orb. It’s collapsable, extremely lightweight (92 grams — lighter than most headlamps), dimmable (300 lumens maximum) and daisy-chainable (BioLite has loads of other area lighting solutions), and it plugs into any USB power source.

Lecht Backpack

Trakke’s Lecht Backpack features a lateral top zip, and the outer fabric is waxed cotton, ensuring a secure and water resistant seal of up 20 liters of gear. The optional padded waistbelt and sternum strap are extra security, and you can personalize your look with a wide variety of available colors. – Dan Whalen, Editorial Intern

Alpinestars Tech 1-ZX Gloves for Classic Car Club

Alpinestars is the go-to gear brand for any serious driver or rider. Classic Car Club Manhattan’s relatively new Hudson River–view digs serve as Mecca to any car guy in the Tri-State area. Our friends at CCC paired with Alipnestars to create this unique version of a favorite racing glove: the Tech 1-ZX. Click through to check out all the homage details, grab a pair and stop by CCC’s Manhattan Clubhouse ASAP — it’s a must for any automobile lover. – Nick Caruso, Associate Editor

Bell & Ross Black Camo

The camouflage bandwagon is still chugging along, with more and more brands climbing aboard every day. Bell & Ross, however — a brand steeped in hardcore military wear — has been captaining this vehicle for years. This stealthy 42mm ceramic watch is the latest in the brand’s camo series, and is made to be virtually undetectable during operations in hostile territory.

Dirty Lemon [energy]

Perhaps the healthiest energy drink ever. It contains just a handful of all-natural ingredients: green tea, ginseng, orange blossom honey essence, ashwagandha, lemon and lime juice. No added sweeteners, no scary chemicals. And that means sustained energy — not the jittery, quick-hit kind brought on by coffee.

MoMA Arita2016 Ceramics Collection

In a marriage of old and new, New York’s MoMA Design Store is stocking a limited collaboration between 10 porcelain potteries in Japan and 16 designers and artists from across the globe. Available for only four weeks, the Arita 2016 line was established to celebrate 400 years of Arita, Japan’s porcelain-making tradition. Select items are available on MoMA’s website, with the full line on display at the shop’s brick-and-mortar location. Among the most striking pieces are an unglazed, airbrushed bowl ($245) by Swiss design duo Kueng Caputo and deceptively durable (and dishwasher-safe!) dinnerware by Dutch designer Kirstie Van Noort ($48). – Emily Singer, Associate Staff Writer

Aer Dopp Kit

From the Gear Patrol Store: Aer makes this Dopp Kit in gray, which is great for matching luggage. Designed for smarter storage, the Aer Dopp Kit is an essential companion for the gym-bound professional. It has an exterior toothbrush pocket so you never have to worry about deodorant in your gums, a water-resistant lining and mesh and elastic internal organizers.

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