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Every week there are dozens of new and exciting pieces of gear. But are they actually worth buying? Trust the team at Cool Material to help you find the latest and greatest releases in a recurring column: What We’re Buying.

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Filson X Danner Trail 2650 Hiker Boots

“I picked these up for vacation hikes with the family. Not only do they fit like a glove, but the support and stability are excellent. They look good with pants, as well as shorts, and the Danner quality is superb.” Buy: $198

Amos Kwon, Editor

 

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Spicy TRUFF Mayo

“It’s no secret that we love TRUFF’s stylish and tasty black truffle-infused hot sauces, but I was thrilled to learn they’ve expanded their sauce game. I picked up a bottle of the Spicy TRUFF Mayo and it’s by far my most used condiment. BLTs, burgers, breakfast sandos, I’m basically using this on everything.” Buy: $25/2-pack
 
John A. Paradiso, Managing Editor

 

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NEWHEY Garment Bags

“I bought this just before COVID and finally had a chance to use it last weekend for a wedding. The combination garment/weekender setup and the separate shoe compartment make it perfect for weddings or formal events. It was so popular with my family I ended up buying three more for the rest of the guys.” Buy: $40
 
Ben Dahl, Editor

 

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MindJournal

I’m always looking for ways to improve myself. The MindJournal is a daily journal designed to help you build a lifelong journaling habit. With daily guided exercises and a signature check-in tool, I’m journaling every day and working on a happier healthier me. I’d say that’s a pretty good win right there. Buy: $43

Sean Ryan, Co-Founder

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When it comes to watches that combine quality, design, durability and affordability, there’s no better value proposition than VAER’s C5 Field Watch. As they put it–and we agree–the rugged-yet-refined collection offers a guaranteed waterproof warranty, scratchproof sapphire crystal, USA-built Ameriquartz movement, C1 SuperLuminova, and your choice of two interchangeable straps. We hesitate throwing around the “best ever” moniker when it comes to anything, but it fits in the case of this watch. Even better, pricing starts at only $209 for quartz or $449 for automatic movements, with free US shipping and returns. What are you waiting for? Get your VAER Watch today.