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Arc’teryx Monitor Down Coat

The warmest jacket in Arc’teryx’s 2017 Veilance collection contains 850-fill European goose down channeled into sleek, near-invisible chambers. Its 70-denier nylon and Gore-Tex Pro shell provide breathable protection from the harshest winter conditions. Additionally, taped seams and minimalist styling create a modern, urban look; the technical features, however, far outweigh its cosmopolitan leanings.

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Fancy Water On Tap

Aarke Sparkling Water Maker: Only for the most discerning bubbly water aficionados. (We’re pretty sure no such person exists, but oh well.)

Related: Coffee Soda Might Be Summer’s Most Refreshing Cold Brew Alternative

Leather Boots and Classic White Tee Required to Ride

Ducati Urban Enduro: Sure, it’s “urban.” But it’s a country boy at heart.

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The Blackest Black

NanoLab Singularity Black Paint: Remember Vantablack? That lab-created black paint so dark that it sucks up and devours all light, like a black hole? Singularity is essentially the same thing; unlike Vantablack, you can actually buy it. Courtesy of Jason Chase

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Good for Design Museums, Or Your Nightstand

Foscarini Filo Table Lamp: A deconstructed table lamp. Yep.

Related: Ikea’s New $75 Chair Is Actually Really Nice

Porsche’s Most Impressive Option

Porsche Braided Carbon Fiber Wheel: 18 pounds lighter and 20 percent stronger than conventional alloys.

Related: You Really Do Need Winter Tires. Here’s Why.

Horse Brand Naval Knife with Leather Sheath

From the Gear Patrol Store: Brass and steel achieve a balanced harmony in this nautically inspired fixed blade from Horse Brand. The drop-point blade is forged from corrosion-resistant 440c stainless steel and finished with a Scandinavian Grind that runs the length of the blade and is easy to sharpen and maintain whether in the field or at sea.

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How to save on Faherty apparel, Teva sandals and a Patagonia backpack.

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