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Aether x Mystery Ranch Pack ($235)
Water-resistant nylon, a padded laptop sleeve, generous zippers, and cinch side panels are just a few of the smart features that make the Aether x Mystery Ranch pack the ideal hauler for ferrying daily essentials to and from the office.
Onsen Bath Towel ($50)
The plush but surprisingly lightweight Onsen Bath towel, made from American-grown Supima cotton, is luxuriously soft.
Evolve GTX Electric Skateboard ($1,780)
The remote-controlled GTX travels up to 31 miles on one charge and can be spec’d with beefy all-terrain tires that swallow cracks in the road, making for a smooth and easy ride into the office.
Fatboy Tough Guy Water Wax ($21)
For hair that stays put come rain, wind, or sweat, Fatboy Tough Guy Water wax provides trustworthy hold and polished shine without a greasy or stiff look.
Petzl Bindi Headlamp ($60)
The Petzl Bindi headlamp weighs a mere 1.2 ounces and shines 200 lumens of light—a nice heft-to-brightness balance for early-morning treks to the office or evening bike rides home.
Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell ($500)
A waterproof-breathable jacket is great. But one with just the right amount of stretch and an eco-friendly DWR finish? Even better—and that’s what the Fjällräven Keb Eco-Shell (men’s pictured) delivers.
Yeti Rambler Bottle ($40) and Chug Cap ($10)
The Yeti Rambler bottle is made from durable stainless steel and uses double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold all day. Yeti’s two-piece Chug cap prevents spilling and makes for easier sipping.
Herschel Chapter Travel Kit ($30)
Herschel’s Chapter travel kit has a waterproof main compartment with a mesh storage sleeve, and an exterior pocket to hold quick-grab items like lip balm and ID.
Suunto 9 Watch ($599)
The Suunto 9 watch is one of the most rugged multisport timepieces available. Its battery will last up to 120 hours (with the GPS on), it has an über-accurate tracking system, and it’s water resistant down to 328 feet.