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January 17, 2018 Briefings By

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Burton [ak] Down Insulator Jacket
Every season Burton is after an even higher performance from its [ak] collection while still making down pieces that look just as good on the streets as they do on the trails. Its also committed to meeting production standards that respect the environment and worker health. So this [ak] jacket has been revamped to match that challenge. The result is an ultralight and extra-packable layer that meets bluesign manufacturing standards. Highlights include premium 800 RDS down, smart vents and fleece-lined hand pockets. The jacket’s also available in a range of unique colors and patterns including speckled blue, camo and true black. Combined with a lifetime guarantee, this could be the smartest outerwear investment you’ll ever make. — Gear Patrol


Nomad USB Wireless Charging Hub
If you still don’t own a wireless charging pad for your new iPhone or Android device, Nomad’s ultra-convenient option should be at the top of your list. Like many charging pads, it’s capable of outputting 7.5W of power, so it’ll fast charge your phone to its full potential; but it also includes three USB-A ports and one USB-C port underneath its charging pad, allowing you to charge up to five total devices at once while monopolizing just one wall outlet. Best of all, it’s roughly the same price as other chargers offering fewer features. — Tucker Bowe


Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Camera
Hasselblad’s latest camera is a significant innovation in high-res imaging, but you’ll probably never buy it. That’s because the pro rig costs as much as a car — a nice car — and is designed for institutions and museums looking to “record historic treasures in the highest image quality possible.” So-called “Multi Shot” technology is the key feature, which allows the camera to take six separate photos simultaneously, then stitch them all together into one high-res 400MP image. It can also capture 100MP images in a single-shot mode. Preorders are starting now with an expected ship date sometime in March. — Tucker Bowe


Ikea x Tom Dixon Delaktig Sofa System
Ikea is set to release a new concept line called Delaktig next month. Created in collaboration with celebrated designer Tom Dixon, Delaktig is a modular sofa system with an aluminum base that allows users to mix and match pieces to their individual needs. — Jack Seemer


Fender American Original Series
This new line of electric basses and guitars inspired by Fender’s past are all designed and handcrafted in Corona, California. They combine the company’s classic looks with more modern upgrades: including new fingerboard radii and switching, new pickups and new neck shapes. The series features 11 total models, available in 13 different colors, that range from $1,800 to $2,100. — Tucker Bowe


Matrix PowerWatch X
The Matrix PowerWatch X is a smartwatch that doesn’t require charging; it runs on body heat. It’s also built for everyday use and activity tracking, with customizable features, accurate calorie counting, and a power meter that shows how much electricity the body is making right on the face. This latest model is also water resistant up to 200 meters. — Tanner Bowden


CRKT Carbine Pocket Knife
The Carbine is a minimalist utility blade built to bring anywhere. The entire fixed-blade knife measures just under 4.5-inches, but its full-tang stainless steel construction and 1.85-inch drop-point blade make it far more capable than you’d think. It also comes with a sturdy glass-reinforced nylon sheath which you can wear around the neck via an included adjustable lanyard. — Tanner Bowden


Fresh Deals


Rapha Sale
Save up to 50%: Rapha’s 50% off sale is here to help you never miss a ride. With options like the wind block jersey and their deep winter tights (both water- and wind-proof), you’ll be all geared up to get outdoors even if the temperatures keep dropping. Be sure to stock up on merino socks, (sweat-wicking and they’ll never smell) plus winter gloves. As long as your extremities are warm, the ride is sure to be infinitely more pleasurable. You can also stock up on summer staples like bib shorts and short sleeve jerseys. — Meg Lappe


Hestra Deerskin Wool Tricot Gloves
Save 30%: Hestra makes some of the best gloves on the planet, and this deerskin pair is an ideal pair for everyday wear. They feature a knit wool-blend back, a contrast trim and a merino wool lining. Now at East Dane, they’re available in full sizes from 7 to 11. — John Zientek


Timex M2 Watch
Save 28%: This collaboration between Todd Snyder and Timex was inspired by military-spec watches from the ‘70s. It features vintage dial artwork, a quartz movement and a canvas strap. A good-looking field watch, it will pair well with a range of casual outfits. — John Zientek


Alpinestars Sale at Revzilla
Save up to 50%: With temperatures the way they are, riding season is still a few months a way but now, over at Revzilla you can save big on riding gear. Get up to 50% off Alpinestars jackets, boots,
gloves and more. — Bryan Campbell


Black Diamond Winter Gear
Save up to 30%: Need to upgrade your ski kit? Now’s the time. — Tanner Bowden


Common Projects Original Achilles Mid Shoe
Save $130: In the past decade, minimalist leather sneakers have taken over the casual footwear market. This wave of understated kicks was influenced by the successful designs of Common Projects. The brand’s Italian-made leather sneakers set the bar by which all other luxury sneakers would be measured.

Now at Need Supply, you can save 30% on the Common Projects Achilles Mid sneaker. It features a lace-up front, a lightly padded tongue and an individual serial number stamped on the side. The quality construction and beautiful leather ensure it will age gracefully like a well-made dress shoe. — John Zientek


Bonobos Final Sale Apparel
Save up to $60: Bonobos final sale section is somehow still chock full of significant deals and most items feature complete size runs. It’s a great chance to stock up on wardrobe basics without breaking the bank. Look for five-pocket pants down to $78 from $138, $30 off chinos and $20 off casual flannels. The styles are easy to wear and the prices are hard to beat — it’s a no-brainer sale. — John Zientek


Topo Designs Classic Duffel
Save $45: Everyone should own a hardwearing, multi-use duffle. Good for the gym, it can also function as a last-minute weekender or beach bag. Topo Designs’s Classic Duffel, currently $45 off at East Dane, is made in America from durable nylon and features a two-pocket interior, a zip top and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t — precisely why it’s our Outdoors and Fitness team’s pick for the “Best All-Around Gym Bag.” — John Zientek


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