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Today in Gear: The Return of an Iconic Hiking Boot, Ludicrous Speakers, a Leica Camera Backpack and More

November 22, 2017 Briefings By Photo by Vasque

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Vasque Skywalk GTX Hiking Boot
For more than two decades the Skywalk was a mainstay in Vasque’s arsenal of trekker-approved hiking boots. The boot hasn’t been available for almost as many years, but now, thanks to popular demand, the Skywalk is back. Hikers will recognize the boot’s classic design, which consists of an upper made with breathable mesh and durable leather tanned in the US as well as a rugged lower featuring a Pyrenees rubber outsole. The reincarnation also contains a few important upgrades including a waterproof GORE-TEX Extended Comfort liner, an addition that’s sure to be well-received by trailblazers. — Tanner Bowden

Peak Design for Leica Capsule Backpack
Just in time for the new Leica CL, this limited edition Backpack Capsule by Peak Design reimagines how a photographer lives with their gear. A backpack, cuff and leash from Peak Design combined with classic Leica style makes a great addition to any photographer’s arsenal. — Bryan Campbell

Sonus Faber 2017 Aida Loudspeaker
Sonus Faber speakers are “to look but not touch” for most of us; past models of the company’s flagship Aida loudspeakers have gone for $120,000/pair. The 2017 Aida loudspeakers similar electroacoustic technology found in previous models, but they also pack more bass. They will be available for purchase through authorized dealers this December. — Tucker Bowe

Civic The Oscar Sweater
The newest release from Taylor Stitch’s commuter-focused brand Civic is an understated sweater dubbed the Oscar. Knitted from a blend of Merino wool and highly-breathable Coolmax, it’s designed to keep your temperature perfectly regulated on the morning ride to work. With raglan sleeves and a ribbed collar and cuffs, the Oscar won’t look out of place in the office or a meeting with clients. It’s a versatile wardrobe staple — built to perform — that won’t break the bank. — John Zientek

A Man and His Watch
Matthew Hranek traveled the world searching for and compiling the stories of 76 watches worn by influential figures. From Sir. Edmond Hillary’s Rolex, to JFK’s Omega to Paul Newman’s Daytona and beyond, they show that the watch isn’t just a timekeeping device — it’s an apparatus for history, achievements and personal memories. — Andrew Connor

Fresh Deals

Filson Extra Large Rolling Duffle
Save $325: This heavy duty bag from Filson is now 59% off. Cut from water-resistant twill, it features bridle leather handles and reinforcements, aluminum rails, rugged wheels and solid brass hardware. At 36 inches tall, it’ll hold everything you need for a long expedition. — John Zientek

Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Pro
SAVE: $309
At the beginning of the summer, Apple rolled out some pretty substantial upgrades to its 2016 line of MacBook Pros. All models were given new Intel processors and faster SSDs. Basically, the laptops got better without being new. And now they’re getting cheaper — at least on eBay. You can pick up this 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (mid-2017) in space gray for a couple hundred dollars less than what the Apple Store is selling it at. — Tucker Bowe

Big Deal: Save $200 on Dyson’s Year-Round Humidifier
Most humidifiers are one-season splurges that sit in storage most of the year. Dyson’s AM10 humidifier, however, doubles as a fan for four-season use. Though it normally costs $500 online, you can score a refurbished model on eBay for just $300 (40% off).

Black Diamond Equipment Sale
Save up to 29%: Black Diamond traces its heritage back to the advent of rock climbing in North America, but the quality gear it makes today isn’t all forged in a smithy, and it’s not just meant for climbing big walls. Its Creek Transit backpacks, available in 22 and 32 liter volumes, are built with the rugged materials required of mountain-use but include design elements — like an interior padded laptop sleeve and reflective webbing — that make them ideal for life around town. — Tanner Bowden

Now in Stock at the Gear Patrol Store

Rudy’s showerbombs are an easy way invigorate your morning grooming routine. Made with natural ingredients and essential oils, this set contains all of Rudy’s exclusive fragrances including Eucalyptus, Woodsman, Citrus and Lemongrass. They’re all made in Colorado exclusively for Rudy’s and make a great stocking stuffer.

Fisher + Baker Everyday Cashmere Long Sleeve Crew
Minneapolis based designers Fisher + Baker, make clothing for men that are timeless in style and just as comfortable in the office as it is paddling a wooden canoe. Because if you are going to take on the challenge of each day, you have to be prepared for whatever it holds.

Nature’s finest fiber has just been updated. Nothing feels like cashmere, and now with the addition of drirelease®, nothing performs like it. Clean, modern lines create a look that fits perfectly and layers well. And at a weight that translates to year-round use with wear-everywhere versatility. We didn’t skimp on the details either. From cuff to hem, it’s a cut above

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