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Indian Scout Bobber
The Indian Scout Bobber holds true to the classic Bobber style: it’s stripped down and laid bare with chopped fenders, a low-slung leather seat and a minimal engine cover. Knobby tires and cast aluminum wheels are punctuated by a shadowy, blacked-out frame. It’s also screamingly powerful: a 69-cubic-inch, 100-horsepower, V-Twin six-transmission engine delivers buckets of acceleration.
BirchboxMan $10 Subscription Box
There is merit in sticking with the same one or two grooming brands forever. Yet there is also merit in stepping outside your bounds, every now and then — there are thousands of new scents and styles and brands waiting to be discovered. BirchboxMan will help you discover five new ones every month.
Mizu S6 Slim Series Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle
Mizu’s best-selling, sleek and slim insulated water bottle, now 50 percent bigger.
Nau Boiled Wool Shirt Jacket
You know wool. But do you know boiled wool? Essentially, hot water shrinks the fiber, making the wool feel finer and smoother than its untreated counterparts. Put that in a classic shirt jacket, and you’ve got a winning combination for cool autumn weather.
Leki Aergonlite 2 V Touring Pole
If Forrest Gump ran coast-to-coast not over tarmac and gravel, but over mountains and snow — he’d need these, Leki’s most advanced touring poles to date.
Wings + Horns Polartec Alpha Bomber Jacket
On the surface, this bomber looks calm and ready to drop bombs. Surely some of that confidence is owed to its Polartec Alpha insulation. Just don’t stain it with your mom’s spaghetti.
Aer Sling Bag 2
From the Gear Patrol Store: The Sling Bag 2 is designed to hold your everyday gym essentials without sacrificing style and functionality. Keep your shoes and clothes separated and quickly access your tablet or laptop.
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