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Today in Gear: Your Next Summer Shirt, Grail-Worthy Boots, a Smarter Dopp Kit and More


May 10, 2018 Briefings By Photo by TOAD & CO.


These Organic Cotton Shirts Are Both Good-Looking and Eco-Friendly
California-based Toad&Co offers a range of organic cotton shirts that are both sharp and a friend to the environment. In fact, producing environmentally-conscious clothes are part of Toad&Co’s longtime brand DNA. It’s a no-brainer to start buying organic cotton whenever possible. While 16 percent of the world’s insecticides and 7 percent of the world’s pesticides are attributed to growing conventional cotton, the organic alternative is free of toxic chemicals. Compared to conventional cotton, growing organic cotton also uses 71 percent less water and 62 percent less energy. Toad&Co’s collection offers something for everybody including button-ups, T-shirts, and polos, such as the Fletch Print and the Smythy. This is a positive change you don’t have to think twice about.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Over-Engineered Dopp Kit Won’t Drive You Insane
This Over-Engineered Dopp Kit Won’t Drive You Insane

Thoughtfully-organized and cesspool-resistant.

These Super-Limited Boots Are Based on an Iconic WWII Model
These Super-Limited Boots Are Based on an Iconic WWII Model

Cut from black rough-out Japanese steerhide.

Keep Your Watch Looking Factory-Fresh With This $26 Cleaning Kit
Keep Your Watch Looking Factory-Fresh With This $26 Cleaning Kit

It comes with a cleaning solution, microfiber cloth and a soft-bristle scrubber.

This Humble Kitchen Tool Just Got an Absurdly Excessive Upgrade and I Need it ASAP
This Humble Kitchen Tool Just Got an Absurdly Excessive Upgrade and I Need it ASAP

Kitchen graters are notorious for cutting fingers, being impossible to clean and developing rust way too quickly. This new model solves all of this.


Fresh Deals


Edgevale Merritt Jacket
Save $150: A good shirt jacket will get you through the times when Mother Nature is a bit fickle — so pretty much all year long. 70 degree days in November? We’ve had them here in the Northeast. 40 degrees during summer? San Francisco is no stranger to colder temps in vernal equinox. This hybrid jacket with moisture-wicking Polartec fabric is comfortable, versatile and reinforced to prevent rips over time. Bring it along to the backcountry or use it as an extra layer for your bike commute. — Meg Lappe


Faherty All Day Short
Save 48%: If you’re anything like us, you expect more from your garments. It’s not enough to have a piece of clothing fit for only a single application — it should be versatile and multipurpose. New York-based Faherty understands your needs and created the All Day short, a hybrid between a swim trunk and a traditional short perfect for summer wear.

This understated short has a nine-inch inseam and is made from a cotton-recycled poly blend with a touch of stretch for comfort. It borrows design elements lifted from traditional shorts like a fly-front zipper, a button closure and side pockets so you can wear them to dinner without looking like you just came from the beach. What’s more, they’re quick-drying, odor repellent and feature easy-draining pockets.

Normally $98, the All Day short is 48 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and only costs $51. If you’re looking for an affordable summer short that does more, this is it. — John Zientek


Sedici Avventura Carbon Helmet
Save $100: Despite being in mass market products for a more than a few years now, carbon fiber, well, anything, tends to be more expensive than products made with more conventional materials. However, because the woven material is lighter and stronger than steel, investing a few extra dollars in a carbon fiber motorcycle helmet is justifiable, even if they are on the higher side of the price spectrum. Which makes the Avventura Carbon Helmet by Sedici a rare find.

Normally, it goes for $280, which is still relatively inexpensive, but today you can snag one for $180. And if you think the lower price means a lesser helmet, know the Sedici meets or exceeds DOT and ECE standards. Is this the beginning of affordable CF products? We hope so. — Bryan Campbell


Victorinox Swiss Army Knives
Save up to 40%: There may be no pocket knife more classic than the Swiss Army Knife. It was the original multi-tool before Leatherman made multi-tools a separate category. In the more than 100 years since Victorinox, the Swiss company behind the red-handled tool created its first blade for the actual Swiss Army; it has produced so many versions of the knife that now one exists for every conceived use. There are knives with pens, knives with USB sticks, knives with golf club head-scrapers.
The original still holds true though, and Victorinox’s Evolution series is an update on that pocket knife that avoids gimmicks — the most notable new feature is an ergonomically-designed handle. Scissors, bottle openers, corkscrews, screwdrivers and of course, knives, are all present in the series. Right now, almost every pocket knife in the collection is up to 40 percent off on Amazon, depending on which model you buy (and how many tools you want in your pocket). — Tanner Bowden


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Save yourself the cash and separation anxiety. Refresh your old ride with a few affordable -- and relatively easy -- upgrades.

Ibanez Updates Its Most Iconic Guitar Pedal with New Technology
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Inside the Black Roses: NYC’s Fastest and Most Elusive Run Club
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We ran with them to learn all the must-know details before joining.

The Coffee Gear You Probably Don’t Need, According to an Expert
The Coffee Gear You Probably Don’t Need, According to an Expert

Leave it to the man who runs one of the biggest specialty coffee enterprises in the world to bring clarity to a crowded and confusing world of products.

The Watches Our Staffers Are Obsessing Over Now
The Watches Our Staffers Are Obsessing Over Now

This month, we're geeking out over watches from Tudor, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and more.

The Running Shoes We’re Most Excited To Test This Summer
The Running Shoes We’re Most Excited To Test This Summer

Three of the most hotly anticipated running shoes of the summer.

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