OCTOBER 24, 2019

Today in Gear: A Technical Jacket Insulated with Swiss Wool, a Hand-Assembled Electric SUV & More


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ORTOVOX is known for combining wool with technical prowess for its mountain wear offerings in a market dominated by synthetics — and is one of the few brands on the market combining this old world material with modern design. Its SWISSWOOL Piz Boval Jacket is a great example of this, with its insulation made from virgin wool from local Swiss sheep. The wool insulation of the Piz Boval Jacket will keep you warm, even when wet (much better than down) and can absorb large amounts of moisture much better than synthetics. And the insulation isn’t the only wool in play here, with additional incredibly comfy merino mesh inserts. The water-resistant and windproof shell is made from recycled Pertex Quantum. ORTOVOX is committed to fair and safe working conditions, the sustainability and wellbeing of its sheep and ensuring that its products are manufactured in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. The SWISSWOOL Piz Boval Jacket is also completely reversible and made with natural and recycled materials so you will look and feel good on and off the slopes.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Bollinger Is Making the Electric SUV You Want, But It’s Not Cheap
Bollinger Is Making the Electric SUV You Want, But It’s Not Cheap

Big batteries cost a pretty penny.

This Hiking-Inspired Modular Backpack from Japan Sold out Instantly
This Hiking-Inspired Modular Backpack from Japan Sold out Instantly

Kapital takes to the trail for their latest hiking-influenced bag which comes with a detachable waist bag.

This Coffee Supplement Might Boost Your Brain Power
This Coffee Supplement Might Boost Your Brain Power

Based on the principles of Ayurveda, Hanah's new Coffee Boost purportedly reduces stress and increases cognition at the same time.

Here Are Some Overlanding-Ready Ford Super Duty Concepts
Here Are Some Overlanding-Ready Ford Super Duty Concepts

These Ford Super Duty overlanders will dominate the trail, if you can find one big enough to accommodate them.

The Royal Oak and Nautilus Now Have Some Serious Competition from This German Watchmaker
The Royal Oak and Nautilus Now Have Some Serious Competition from This German Watchmaker

A. Lange & Söhne's first steel sport watch, the Odysseus is a departure for the brand in many ways.

Could the Land Rover Defender Get More Powerful to Battle the G-Wagen?
Could the Land Rover Defender Get More Powerful to Battle the G-Wagen?

A report from England suggests the Defender could move up an echelon in power and price with a new engine.

10 Fall Essentials From Huckberry’s Latest Adventure Catalog
10 Fall Essentials From Huckberry’s Latest Adventure Catalog

Huckberry’s bread and butter is outfitting guys with not only the gear but also the inspiration to take the leap into something new.

Focals Are the Glasses of the Future
Focals Are the Glasses of the Future

North's Focals are the first pair of prescription smart glasses designed for everyday use that are as stylish as can be.


Fresh Deals


Need Off-Road Tires? These Goodyears Are Up to $150 Off
Save Up to 21%: Tires are one of the most important parts of your car, and right now you can snag Goodyear’s Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure tires for as much as $150 off for a set of four.

Buy Now: $684 $534+


Fender Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster
Save $390: Now at Guitar Center, you can save almost $400 on a Fender Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster. This model was the first of its kind, and now it’s much more affordable.


Persol Sunglasses
Save up to 82%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 82 percent on three Persol sunglasses. Normally $570, these Italian made frames are just $100 for a limited time.


Adidas Sneakers
Save 20%: Adidas just stepped into their fall sale and you can grab a ton of their sneakers for 20 percent off.


Samsung Q90R TV (82-Inches)
Save $1,900: Samsung’s Q90R TV is on sale right now, and normally we wouldn’t publish a deal on such a ginormous TV, but it’s such a nice TV and it’s discounted so much that we felt we had to.


Anker USB-C to Lightning Cable
Save $7: This Anker USB-C to Lightning Cable is a great travel accessory for anybody who has an iPhone, and it’s currently on sale on Amazon.


Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk
Save 49%: Japanese-built, powered by light, rugged, affordable and handsome, get the Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk now on sale for $240, nearly half off its retail price of $475.


Today on Gear Patrol

7 Sneakers We Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall
7 Sneakers We Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall

There are plenty of reason to be stoked for fall, not the least of which is, of course, sneakers. When the sidewalks are strewn with layers of crunchy leaves, these are the sneakers we're wearing...

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Home Smart
The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Home Smart

The best tips, tricks, guides and products you need to know about to make your home a smart home.

This Simple Trick Will Boost the Audio Quality of Spotify and Apple Music
This Simple Trick Will Boost the Audio Quality of Spotify and Apple Music

Do you subscribe to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited or YouTube Music? You may not be getting your money's worth.

Which New BMW 3 Series Is the Better Buy?
Which New BMW 3 Series Is the Better Buy?

Is the BMW M340i worth the extra money over the 330i? We spent a week with each to find out.

Military Veterans Have Used This Portable Water Filter to Bring Clean Water to Millions of People
Military Veterans Have Used This Portable Water Filter to Bring Clean Water to Millions of People

Waves for Water, with Panerai's backing, implements clean water solutions largely using this commercially available filter.

The EDC Items We Can’t Live Without
The EDC Items We Can’t Live Without

The things that get us through the day-to-day are a mini representation of who we are and how we move through life.

15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time
15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time

Care, effort and attention to detail have turned these simple dials and gauges into works of art.


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