Gear Guy

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Gear of the Week: July 24-29

Our favorite stuff from the past seven days.

(Brooks Running)
Photo: Brooks Running

Our favorite stuff from the past seven days.

We cover lots of gear every week. Every Friday, we’ll feature the coolest stuff in this new weekly column. Think of it as your mini buying guide for the season. 

Brooks Cascadia 2189 Scott Jurek Edition ($160)


To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Scott Jurek's record breaking run on the AT, Brooks made just 2,189 pairs of these shoes—one for each mile Scott ran. Each pair is hand numbered and bombproof like the rest of the Cascadia line.  

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Avex Growler ($55)


The double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel construction on the Growler keeps liquids cold for up to 43 hours. It’s also dishwasher safe and BPA-free. 

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Mountainsmith Modular Hauler System ($100)


You never know where a trip will take you, so stick the Modular Hauler in your trunk to ensure you have all the right gear when adventure calls.  The colored cubes make organization easy and the Cordura fabric will stand up to even the sharpest ice axe.

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Normal Earbuds ($199)


If you want to keep your friends from stealing your earbuds, get a pair of Normals. Download an app, snap a photo of both ears, choose one of seven colors and within 48 hours a pair of 100-percent custom made earbuds will arrive at your doorstep.

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Ciele GOCap ($38)


The GOCap is favorite among runners in our staff. The COOLwick fabric is fast drying and treated with 40+ UPF. The reflective detailing on the front and back helps with visibility at night and the variety of colors can match anyones style.

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Grand Trunk Double Parachute Hammock ($70)

(Grand Trunk)

The Double Parachute nylon hammock is light enough to use as a sleep system in the backcountry and durable enough to set up in your backyard all summer long. We like the extra space that the double provides. 

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Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest 2.0 ($79)

(Ultimate Direction)

Designed by ultra running legend Anton Krupicka, the AK Race Vest is minimal and efficient. It has a pocket in the back for storing a rain shell and power gels and two water bottle holders on the chest. And it only weighs seven ounces so you’ll barely notice it’s there. 

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Arcade Adventure Belt ($26)


This is the best belt to take with you on all your adventures. Built to use and abuse, the Adventure Belt stretches as you move and features a bomber, non-slip buckle.  

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TRX Suspension Training Home Gym ($180)


There's no need to pay for a gym membership when you have the TRX Suspension System. The system attaches to any beam or door frame in your house and allows for over 300 exercises using just your bodyweight. 

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