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What’s New, Now
Oris Divers Sixty-Five
The original Oris Divers Sixty-Five was born in the ’60s, the decade that shaped modern dive watches as we know them. It became an instant classic. Not long ago, Oris restored the Divers Sixty-Five to its former glory; now, they have revived it again, this time with a stunning 42mm case, the largest in the series’s history. It retains many of the same details from the original 1965 model — slim-line case, thin bezel with a 60-minute scale, trapezoid date window — as well as many modern upgrades, like anti-reflective sapphire glass, unidirectional black aluminum inlay bezel and a Swiss automatic movement. Additionally, you can choose between three dial colors and stainless steel, leather, rubber or NATO straps.
NEMO Riff 15 Sleeping Bag
NEMO’s latest spoon-shaped sleeping bag (that’s a niche they’ve carved out for themselves) is packable like a mummy bag yet roomy like a traditional rectangular bag, making it ideal for side sleepers and late-night tossers and turners. It also features “gills” for letting hot air escape, ensuring a non-sweaty slumber during fall, spring or summer camping.
Topo Athletic Fli-Lyte 2 Runners
Multi-talented running shoes from a name you’ve probably never heard before. The EVA upper adds support over a layer of form-hugging mesh, while the rubber outsole, more flexible than the previous model, provides a natural, barely-there feel.
Boundary Prima Modular Pack System
We rarely mention Kickstarter projects here, but I’ve seen the Boundary in person and spent some time getting to know its features. This is an awesome backpack. It checks all the right boxes for my kind of adventure: enough space and pockets for a day’s supplies; a separate, protected compartment for my camera; and more clever hardware fasteners and materials than I could list here. Definitely, one to keep your eye on, if not to back for that early-bird special. – Nick Caruso, Associate Editor
Koio Collective Capri Acqua
A summer sneaker if we ever saw one. And a beautifully crafted one, at that — buttery calf leather (inside and out), Margom rubber outsole, hand-painted edges, all of which is crafted by hand in the Marche region of Italy.
Baron Fig Limited Edition ‘Experiment’ Squire Aluminum Pen
We are all scientists, in one way or another. We create, we destroy, and we (hopefully) learn from our mistakes. Emblazoned at the top of this sleek aluminum pen is a bubbling glass vessel, reminding us to continue our pursuit of truth, and to not be hampered by mishaps.
Aer Dopp Kit
From the Gear Patrol Store: 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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