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Today in Gear: The James Brand’s Folsom, a Convertible Pannier Backpack and More


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New & Noteworthy Releases


The James Brand Folsom
The James Brand recently teamed up with World Tour surfer Conner Coffin to capture some stories for the launch of their new holiday 2017 website. Though he’s better known in the water, Coffin is an avid fisherman and gardener, and the durable Folsom is his knife of choice for an everyday carry. It has a solid liner-lock construction, G10 scales and a rugged stainless-steel blade. It’s incredibly easy to care for and is slim enough to comfortably fit in your pocket. — Gear Patrol



Arc’teryx Veilance Leather Goods
Arc’teryx Veilance’s first-ever accessories collection includes a card wallet, two bifold wallets and a passport wallet. As you’d expect from Veilance, they are meticulously engineered and outrageously extravagant: each is made with reinforced Horween leather, welded together not with stitches, but with that magical laminate treatment so characteristic of Arc’teryx products. These are wallets built to be slimmer than any fat chunk of cheap cowhide you’ve ever carried before, and will grow into a shape specific to your daily use. We’d expect nothing less from Veilance.
— Michael Finn



174HUDSON Convertible Pannier Backpack
Ditching a car in favor of a bicycle is a decision meant to simplify commuting, but riding to work isn’t without its complications. 174HUDSON, an offshoot of Priority Bicycles, is dedicated to solving those issues by creating a line of thoughtful accessories. Its inaugural product, the Convertible Pannier Backpack, is fully weatherproof, despite its soft look and handfeel, and has two methods of carry: backpack straps for time spent off-bike tuck into a zippered pocket that, when opened, reveals mounting hardware that enables the bag to be used as a pannier when riding. (In other words, say goodbye to sweaty backs.) — Tanner Bowden



Tivoli Audio Model Sub
Tivoli Audio has always been known for its great-sounding, distinctively retro speakers. Case in point, the company’s Model One Digital and Cube speakers. Now, Tivoli Audio has announced a new product, the Model Sub, which gives off similar retro vibes. It’s a subwoofer that you can wireless connect to Tivoli’s Model One Digital tabletop radio, or Cube and Sphera speakers. Or you can pair it with any home speakers via a line-in if you’re looking to build out your surround sound system. — Tucker Bowe

Fresh Deals


Quip Oral Care

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GoRuck’s Rugged Mil-Spec Backpacks Are on Sale Now at Huckberry
When it comes to mil-spec backpacks, one brand stands out above the rest: GoRuck. The Jacksonville, Florida–based brand has a deep background with the military and even has a few contracts to produce bags for the Special Forces. As you’d expect, its products rarely ever go on sale. But right now, at Huckberry, you can pick up GoRuck’s legendary GR1 backpacks in two colorways and two sizes for $45 off. Hooah!



Get 25% Off Jeans, Jackets and Sweaters at J.Crew
If you frequently shop at J.Crew, today’s your lucky day. All full-priced items are currently 25% off, online or in stores, and the only stipulation is that you use the code GETSHOPPING at checkout. If you’re looking to pounce on a new pair of jeans or a nice sweater for the coming holidays, this is your chance.

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