Good morning. New iPhone 8 rumors suggest it will be the most expensive smartphone in history. The entry-level 128GB model is expected to be $1,000 — $130 more than the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s most advanced smartphone to date. The exorbitant price of the iPhone 8 is owed to a larger display and a more powerful processor, among other things.

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Today’s Gear

What’s New, Now

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Holm Oak Pro Knives

German-made, ice-hardened, oak-handled. And there’s enough of ’em for just about every purpose imaginable. The full ten-piece set is $699; individual knives are $150 or less.

Timbuk2 Closer Case

Timbuk2’s latest collection of commuter bags features a clean-cut urban aesthetic and quick-drying nylon shell. There are two ultra-rugged backpacks — one 22-liter option and one 28-liter option — plus a more office-appropriate messenger bag.

Genius 1997 Collection

Genius began in 2009 as a media platform specializing in dissecting hip-hop lyrics. Now, they’re making a push into urban fashion, with an assortment of rebellious-looking garments: tees, socks, polos, hats and more.

Riese & Müller Load E-Cargo-Bike

One of the very few electric cargo bikes with full front-wheel suspension. That means an easier, more comfortable ride, and, more importantly, a safer one for whatever you’re hauling (like your kids, or heavy cargo.) Additionally, Riese & Müller’s latest battery packs twice as much juice as the last, and goes up to 28 mph.

Nadaam Featherweight Talus Cashmere Hoodie

Made of pure cashmere sourced from Mongolia, this elevated hoodie is cozy year-round — particularly on long flights or cool summer evenings.

Giro 100 Book

The annual Giro D’Italia like you’ve never seen it before. Herbie Sykes met with one hundred race affiliates — from participants and their wives to journalists and officials — and the photography comes directly from their personal effects, portraying the agony and the ecstasy in all its glory, rather than from some photographer’s ideal.
Dan Whalen, Editorial Intern

Matador NanoDry Trek Towel

From the Gear Patrol Store: Whether you’re backpacking or just headed to the gym, this super-absorbent and quick-drying towel wicks moisture away and packs down to roughly the size of a Zippo lighter. It also fights odors with an anti-microbial Gold Coat and includes a snap loop for hang drying.

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