Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

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The Bang and Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker is not only a mouthful, it’s a thing of beauty.  The A2 is a stylish and minimalist Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch.  Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 Bluetooth Speaker

American Giant Heavyweight Hooded Sweatshirt

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The heavyweight full zip hooded sweatshirt from American Giant has become the stuff of legends.  We’ve never seen so much hype for a hooded sweatshirt, but the truth is American Giant couldn’t keep them on the shelves and had a severe back-order problem in the run up to the holidays.  What makes this sweatshirt unique and desirable? We’ll start with the fabric itself.  The sweatshirt is made of seriously thick 12.4 ounce 100% cotton fleece. It sports ribbed side and shoulder panels, as well as reinforced elbow patches for superior durability. The front pockets are reinforced with bar tacks and critical wear seams utilize a rugged double-needle straddle stitching. A double-lined hood keeps the wind out. This is the last hooded sweatshirt you will ever need to own. Buy ($89)

Red Wing Heritage Oxford

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Since 1905, Red Wing Shoes has built tough but comfortable footwear for the working class. Inspired by the success of the classic 875 and 877 work boots, the moc-toe classic work oxfords were born out of necessity. Managers who started their careers on the factory floor needed a lighter shoe to keep comfortable at their desks and moving about the factory. The oxfords maintained Red Wing’s storied durability while remaining light enough to be worn all day at a desk. The Style No. 8056 oxfords are great for work or play, and the classic design maintains a professional look while being a fairly rugged shoe. The Sage Mojave leather upper has the perfect texture, while the Brown Neoprene cushioned outsole keeps your feet comfortable. Buy ($240)

The Union Wooden Wallet

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The Union wallet is a minimalist wallet, crafted from either warm cherry or dark walnut harvested from responsibly managed sustainable forests. The wallet easily carries your cash, cards, and other miscellaneous items with ease.  An RFID blocking aluminum plate below the wood surface protects you from card skimmers. The Union can hold up to six cards and features elastic slits that allow you to carry small items such as SD cards and spare keys.  The injection molded elastomer and band holds everything securely in place. Coming Soon. Buy ($TBA)

Beloved Shirts Cat Vortex Sweater

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Sometimes fashion needs to be humorous. This is that time.  The Cat Vortex Sweatshirt from Beloved is not only amazing, it’s also hilarious.  Beloved is known for its “all over” print apparel, with shirts and sweaters sporting prints of bears, ammo, cats, and barbie to name a few. This sweater features a Orange Tabby Cat leaping through a vortex of time and space, on an epic adventure quest no doubt. We tend to stick to the basics here at gearplug, but we’ll make an exception for this one. This is one sweater we wouldn’t mind getting for Christmas. Click here to receive a 10% off coupon when you like Beloved by clicking the Santa Sloth on their look book page. Buy ($59)

Anon M2 Goggle

The M2 from Anon is a revolutionary new way to goggle. It is a essentially a frameless design that utilizes 16 rare earth magnets integrated into the carrier liner to secure the lens to the frame. The lens is held on with 22lbs of retention force, and has been tested to stay on even in heavy impact situations. Wall to wall construction keeps the lens closer to your face, providing a much better peripheral range of vision. Anon offers a lens for every light condition, and their ICT (Integral Clarity Technology) ensures crystal clear vision, regardless of conditions. The spherical lens mimics the human eye to reduce distortion. The M2 also comes with an extra lens.  Buy ($239.95)

Burton Sleeper Hoodie

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The Burton Sleeper Full-Zip Hoodie is essential for travelers who want to catch some rest between point A and point B.  This is not your typical sweatshirt.  The Sleeper features a removable, inflatable neck pillow for optimum comfort at 30,000 feet. A contoured light shield keeps out unwanted light, allowing you to snooze anywhere.  Your passport and tickets are safely contained in internal zippered pockets.  The hoodie is comfortable in any cabin temperature, with zippered pit vents and a mesh lining.  Thumb holes at the cuff add the extra warmth your hands are looking for. The hoodie is great for travel and everything else. Buy ($100)

Misfit Shine

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Misfit Shine is a wearable fitness and activity tracker.  It is one of the best looking trackers we’ve seen to date.  The Shine is carved out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and is water resistant to 50m, a designation that sets it apart from other fitness trackers.  It can be clipped to your clothing, worn on your wrist with either a rubber or leather strap, and can even be worn as a necklace. The Misfit Shine is a bit larger than a quarter and is able to track swimming, cycling, and steps taken.  The device can also track sleep and the LEDs can be used as a clock as well. To sync the device, simply place it on top of your phone’s screen. Video after the jump. Buy ($119.95)

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Ring Clock

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We’re huge fans of watches here at gearplug. We believe that having to pull your phone out of your pocket just to check the time is a bit of a hassle.  But some people just don’t like to wear watches. Ring Clock is a watch you wear, well, like a ring.  It features a clock aspect around the band of the ring that uses super low energy LEDs to illuminate the current time.  When you rotate the ring the time is displayed on the simple and masterfully designed band. Constructed from 316L stainless, Ring Clock is allergy free and will not oxidize or turn black. It uses Qi wireless charging with the included base, and is water resistant to 30M. Pre-Order ($235)  Continue reading Ring Clock

Bublcam

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Bublcam is a 360° HD video camera.  It has 4 embedded camera lenses that surround the spherical device, which is slightly larger than a baseball. Four solid aluminum die-cast structural rings ensure that this camera is as rugged as can be. Capable of recording 1080p video on all four lenses, which can then be stitched together using proprietary software, or converted into equirectangular video. Bublcam can also capture stunning panoramic photos. The unit has built in Wi-Fi so you can live stream video directly to your PC or mobile device. Pre-Order ($499+CAD)

Coin

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In this day and age, nobody carries cash anymore.  The preferred currency is plastic, and we tend to have a lot of it. Between bank cards, credit cards, gift cards and store specific cards it’s hard to keep track of them all. Coin is a connected device that can store and work like all the cards you currently carry.  Now you can leave your cards safely at home. With Coin you can select between cards with the button on the device.  Only the last four digits of the card will show on the digital display.  Coin can be swiped just like any other credit card, and can hold up to eight different cards. If Coin is separated from your phone, at a certain distance you will receive a notification.  The future is now, and it’s time to get rid of all that extra wallet bulk. Pre-Order before December 14 and save 50%.  Pre-order ($50)

KeySmart

At gearplug, we seem to have an unhealthy fixation on key and lock related products as evidenced here, here, here, and here. A new addition to our key obsession is KeySmart, a veritable Swiss Army key fob. The standard KeySmart holds up to 4 keys in a sleek and compact frame, and is expandable to hold up to 50 keys. Available in standard 53mm and +EXT 73mm frames, the KeySmart is the perfect way to reduce key bulk in your pocket and keep all your keys organized.  Options include a wide range of colors and also a KeySmart with an integrated 16gb USB.  Also available are lightweight key blanks in a variety of colors. Buy ($20+)

Snowball Blaster

If you’re like us, you believe that growing up is overrated.  There’s no escaping adulthood, it’s a physiological certainty, but there is nothing wrong with letting your inner child shine through every once and a while. The Snowball Blaster from Wham-O is one of the best ways to do this.  It makes and launches softball sized snowballs up to 80 feet. The easy to pull mechanism ensures rapid firing and pinpoint accuracy. The three-ball snowball press on top of the blaster is removable, for added mobility. The Snowball Blaster comes with a bonus shield and vinyl targets, and it’s cheap enough to buy an entire arsenal. Buy ($19.99)

Nixon Baja Watch

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Nixon’s newest timepiece, the Baja, is a thing of beauty. Clean lines and a monochromatic display contrasted by a colorful face make this watch an instant classic. The Baja was developed as a ‘self-contained survival station’.  The protective angled bezel holds a number of great features, including a compass, a thermometer and a flashlight. The nylon band keeps the Baja on your wrist, while the 50mm case makes a bold statement.  The display includes an EL backlight and a high contrast LCD for superior viewing in any conditions. Buy ($150)

Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack

The Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack was born from the pairing of two great American brands. Topo’s classic Klettersack is refreshed with Woolrich’ high-quality, made in the USA, woolen fabric. The sack is great for hiking, commuting, and travel.  The Klettersack features heavy duty plastic hardware, shoulder straps with d-rings, leather lash tabs, an inner drawstring closure to keep the elements out, laptop sleeve and zippered top pocket, and two side pockets. The 22.4L pack is available in Buffalo Plaid and Charcoal Stripe. Buy ($249) Continue reading Woolrich X Topo Designs Klettersack

ION Glasses

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Ion Glasses are an innovative new way to interact with your smartphone or tablet. Offered in both prescription and sunglasses, these stylish frames are more than just a pair of cool shades. The ION can operate as a remote control, can show you all sorts of notifications, and can even notify you if your phone or tablet is lost.  Made of a substance called TR90, otherwise known as ‘plastic titanium’, the ION is strong and durable, as well as incredibly flexible.

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Patagonia Fjord Flannel

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Winter is here and flannel is your friend.  The Patagonia Fjord Flannel has what it takes to keep you warm all season long. Made of heavyweight long staple 6.5oz 100% organic cotton, the Fjord is thick, comfortable, and toasty. It is available in a bevy of colors and patterns, so you can get your flannel on seven days a week. The Fjord is a traditional cut, with two single button flap pockets and a strait tail hem. Buy ($89)

 

ThingCHARGER

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There comes a time when two outlets just aren’t enough, and a power strip is too unsightly.  ThingCHARGER is an elegant new way to free up those outlets while still being able to charge all your devices.  The system uses swap-able charging tips that are inserted into the top of the device and allow charging of virtually any gadget or accessory. The different tips are stored in the back of the ThingCHARGER when not in use. The best part about ThingCHARGER is that it is stack-able. You can connect multiple chargers to one another and charge several devices at once. Each unit also has two hidden USB ports underneath. Buy ($29+) Continue reading ThingCHARGER

SwitchEasy Tanks Battery Pack

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When we’re on the go, outdoors, or otherwise away from a power source for an extended period of time we tend to get a bit of range anxiety, never straying too far from power grid connectivity.  With Tanks from SwitchEasy, those days are over.  Tanks packs a whopping 6,000mAh capacity, four times the power retention of a typical smartphone. With a powerful 2.1Amp USB fast charge, Tanks will get your device back up and running quickly. A crisp four step white LED lets you know exactly what’s left in the tank. Despite its capacity, Tanks is remarkably compact, measuring in at 55 x 84 x 33mm. The design is reminiscent of a scuba air tank, which is fitting considering its function. Buy ($70)

Sennheiser PMX 685i SPORTS

The new PMX 685i SPORTS headphones from Sennheiser are exactly what we’ve been looking for to step up our running game.  Running is not the easiest of physical activities, and those that are not in love with the sport can always use a bit of motivation.  Music is a great way to kick oneself into gear and get moving. The problem is most headphones are not designed for running and are either uncomfortable or fall out.  The ones that are made for sports usually sacrifice sound quality for a more athletic design.  The high-output drivers in the PMX SPORTS serve up a healthy dose of natural stereo sound while the in-ear design functions to keep your situational awareness of your surroundings in check. The 685i are comfortable, sweat and water resistant neckband style headphones that are rugged and durable. They can be rinsed off under the faucet to remove grime and perspiration. The monocoque design ensures that the phones will not fall off during activity, something earbuds are notorious for.  Buy($62)