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Today in Gear: September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017 Briefings By
Editor’s Note: For years we’ve published Today in Gear as an essential resource for readers looking to keep up with the latest product news they might have missed. In continuation of that spirit, we’re excited to reveal a few changes to the series aimed at improving the reading experience. Starting immediately, Today in Gear will publish at 4:00 p.m., instead of in the morning.

This slight shift will ensure the series can incorporate the latest and most important news revealed that same day, instead of recapping information from the day before. To save you clicks, we’ll also be embedding the best reviews, buying guides and deals published on GP that day, all on one page, making Today in Gear an even better daily read for all things product. Want an even easier way to stay up to date with GP stories? Get this briefing, other Gear Patrol stories and exclusive offers directly to your inbox, subscribe to Gear Patrol’s daily or weekly newsletter.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Salewa Outerwear

Salewa has been producing a full range of technical mountain gear in the South Tyrol region of Italy’s Dolomites for over 80 years. But it was only six years ago that the company brought some of its goods to North America (and only footwear, at that). Now, Salewa is cranking things up another notch and bringing its apparel to this side of the Atlantic with a collection built on everything from locally sourced Italian sheep wool to the Gore-Tex you know and love. — Tanner Bowden

Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum

Aesop’s latest fragrance, made in partnership with perfumer Barnabé Fillion, is an unobtrusive scent inspired by a Japanese forest. Smoky, spicy and earthy, this is an intriguing fragrance to work into your fall grooming arsenal. It doesn’t scream “Look at me!” — and that’s just the point. It’s quiet and complex, a fragrance for the introspective. — John Zientek

Trek CrossRip+

The CrossRip+ is Trek’s first dropbar e-bike and it’s packed with features that long-distance commuters need, including puncture-resistant tires (700 x 38c), a powerful light system and a removable rack. As for speed, its Bosch Speed Performance power system promises sustained speeds of up to 28 mph even if you’re peddling uphill. — Tucker Bowe

This Extremely Rare Backpack Is Outdoor eBay Gold

Outdoor gear tends to get shredded before it becomes vintage. This pack is an exception.

The Ducati Scrambler Is Getting Some Vintage-Style Competition from Yamaha

The vintage-style sports bike war is on.

Fresh Deals

Get 30% Percent Off This Rugged Filson Bag Now

Filson’s reputation for making rugged, no-nonsense outerwear and gear is well publicized. So if you’re looking to invest in new bag that’ll take years of use and abuse, check out this rugged Filson tote. Made from heavy paraffin-treated twill, it features bridle leather handles and four exterior pockets. It’s durable, utilitarian, American-made — and right now, it’s 30% off at online retailer East Dane. As trends ebb and flow, Filson remains a timeless constant, and this bag will look good and function well for decades to come.

Get This Great Bluetooth Speaker for Just $25

For those of you in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker, Amazon is offering a great deal on Anker’s well-reviewed SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker ($25). The SoundCore is loud, is water resistant (IPX5) and has a 24-hour battery life. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and has an aux port, too. The speaker is a few years old, admittedly, having been originally released in 2015, but it’ll still sound (and look) great. And $25 is way less expensive than similar-sized speakers like the UE Wonderboom ($100) and the Bose SoundLink Mini II ($199).

Our 5 Favorite Outdoor Products On Sale Now at Moosejaw

Another week, another sale. This time, we dove deep into Moosejaw’s seemingly bottomless pit of discounted outdoor gear and came up with another five gems just for you. It is no exaggeration to say that Moosejaw’s online sale, when seen as a whole, contains every flavor of outdoor equipment imaginable; the following five items caught our eye mostly for their seasonality, at a time when the chilly winds of autumn are just beginning to nip at our necks.

Today on GP

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Patagonia’s Massive Collection of Vintage, Insanely Cheap Gear Is Now Available Online

Before, vintage Patagonia was scattered across the internet. Now, it’s all in one place.

The New iPhones Support Bluetooth 5.0. So, What Is It?

Bluetooth 5.0 is the future of wireless headphones, speakers and more.


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