Today in Gear: Must-Have Product News

This week, adidas unveiled several new home and away kits that will be used at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. National team kits from Argentina, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Spain have all been unveiled; the designs were created with “cultural inspirations” in mind. Each jersey has been made with 100% recycled polyester to meet adidas’ ongoing commitment to reducing plastic waste. Notably, the jerseys are also equipped with HEAT.RDY technology to help regulate players’ body temperature in the desert. Fans can purchase the shirts online from the adidas store for a limited time, with kits available until September 12.

Today, we’re looking at California Cowboy after-sport clothing, kids’ hunting boots, and spicy olive oil. It’s fast today.

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Celebrate post-sport with California Cowboy

california cowboy is a new direct-to-consumer brand designed around what it calls “the after-sportswear category”. The brand supports the idea that technical clothing should not only improve your sports performance, but should also support your post-game camaraderie. Equipped with vibrant styles made from high-quality technical fibers, the brand stresses that each piece in its collection “is intended to increase the social experience of the wearer”. The high water ‘Apres-Surf Shirt’ features a water-absorbent terrycloth liner that doubles as a towel and a dry pocket for your phone. The High Sierra Après-Ski Flannel Shirt comes equipped with a thermal liner, bottle opener and the brand’s Out of Pocket Pouch, a signal-blocking pouch sewn into several of the brand’s pieces, designed to keep wearers in the moment. Fans can buy the complete collectionor learn more about investing in the business through Start Engine, at the link below.

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Baffin launches children’s hunting boots

Baffin, the renowned retailer of time-tested outdoor footwear, has launched two new styles for kids: The young hunter (Kids Junior Boot) and The little hunter (Boots for children). Both styles are equipped with the same comfort, warmth and quality as the brand’s adult boots to ensure your little one is safe no matter the terrain. Lightweight and flexible, both boots are waterproof (specifically rated B-Tek Dry Waterproof) and include a tri-fit removable multi-layer inner boot system for easy cleaning. Available in a range of youth sizes between $60 and $70, these boots will make winter a whole lot easier.

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Flamingo Estate launches spicy olive oil

Flamingo Estate is a brand that celebrates eco-friendly farmers and offers products made with high quality natural materials. Now, its spicy olive oil is made by infusing the brand’s signature California-grown olive oil with smoky chipotle chiles from Veracruz. The new olive oil launched alongside two new types of vinegar: Flamingo Estate Blackberry Vinegar and Winter Harvest Persimmon Vinegar are sure to brighten up any of your favorite salads or marinades.

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UNIQLO U teases the FW22 collection

While the parent brand has become the national benchmark for reliable basics, UNIQLO U focuses on “Future Lifewear Essentials” (i.e. elevated versions of the brand’s most popular silhouettes, often designed with innovative materials). Now the brand has teased the full FW22 collection in a new Look Book. The collection was designed at the company’s Research and Development Center in Paris by artistic director Christophe Lemaire. With a wide range of styles available for both men and women, pieces in the collection are priced between $30 and $160 and will be released on the company’s Japanese site on September 13.

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EXPED launches the Ultra 3R Duo sleeping pad

The Exped Ultra 3R Duo is designed for three season use and can comfortably accommodate two people. The lightweight mat inflates to three and a half feet in diameter and six feet long and weighs just 1.86 pounds. Made with a recycled 20D ripstop outer fabric, the durable sleeping pad is certified carbon neutral by myclimate. Retailing for $300, the mat features Synmat Technology Texpedloft insulation to ensure maximum warmth for the life of the product.

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James T. Quintero