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Funny, we’ve been looking for a new vehicle to get through this winter, and we think we’ve found it in the Venturi Mission 03 Electric Antarctic Rover. Like a life-sized LEGO Technic creation, the Antarctic Rover isn’t just meant to handle harsh and perpetually subzero environmnents, it does so by being green so as to keep its protected surroundings pollution-free. It was created by Venturi, known for its electric race cars, and it uses battery technology that’s more advanced to handle the brutal climes. 2x60kW battery packs give it a near 28-mile range on a single charge, and it can reach speeds of 12-15.5 mph while carrying up to 3 people, as well as payload. As cool as it looks, the notion that an Antarctic research vehicle should be consistent in its environmental impact as it the research its passengers perform is the most brilliant aspect of its creation.

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Finding a belt that fits exactly right when your weight fluctuates is impossible–unless you’re wearing a Mission Belt. Mission Belts use a unique ratchet buckle that adjusts every 1/4″, which means a comfortable, easy-to-adjust fit every time. Their full-grain Italian leather collection includes seven options, so there’s a good-looking, high-quality Mission Belt for every occasion. As if that wasn’t enough, $1 from every belt sold goes to their “Mission” of fighting poverty with micro loans through a partnership with Kiva. To date, they’ve loaned over $4.1 million in over 75 countries. Fits perfectly. Fights poverty.