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The North Face Avalanche Airbag Pack

Imagine being caught in an avalanche with only a shovel to free you from hundreds of pounds of snow - the odds do not look very good. The North Face hopes to change that through the integration of its new product, called Avalanche Airbag Safety System (ABS). The ABS Patrol 24 Pack is worn on your back and inflates to protect you if hit by a large amount of snow, such as airbags in vehicles. The request for the development of this product came from professional snowboarder and team member of The North Face, Xavier Le Rue, who was trapped in an avalanche, four years ago. After facing death, Le Rue demanded that the ABS system was built in his backpack. Watch the video
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PIONEER WATCH COLLECTION | BY HANHART | Image

PIONEER WATCH COLLECTION | BY HANHART

Swiss German watch brand Hanhart presented three new models for the Pioneer collection at the recent Baselworld 2011 fair. They are the Pioneer MonoControl, TwinControl and TwinDicator, they are absolutely reliable, extremely precise and robust watches. The upper chronograph pusher, positioned asymmetrically towards the lug, is especially striking and is a feature unique to Hanhart. No less striking is the red button - Hanharts trademark feature since 1939....
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ALCHEMY EQUIPMENT OVERSHIRT

Alchemy Equipment is a recent brand born from years of outdoor experience. They design apparel and luggage with a well-tailored and refined modern aesthetic, and are both at home in the high mountains and the high street. Their versatile Overshirt is a sleek must-have piece of clothing for changeable weather, a windproof PrimaLoft insulated piece that can be worn as an overshirt or as part of a layering system. Learn more from Alchemy Equipment, or grab o...
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MASTER COMPRESSOR EXTREME W-ALARM WATCH | BY JAEGER LE COULTRE | Image

MASTER COMPRESSOR EXTREME W-ALARM WATCH | BY JAEGER LE COULTRE

Produced under a partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre, UNESCO and the International Herald Tribune in support of the international programme for the protection of marine sites run by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, this limited series of 350 watches in titanium combines an alarm, the king of complications, with the simultaneous 24-hour display of two time zones....
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