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The North Face is obviously most well known for their incredible winter jackets and cold weather gear, but the brand has quite a few other pieces of note that are just as great—like The North Face Urban Exploration Collection. Described by The North Face as “the downtown expression of our brand,” the collection is focused on balancing utilitarian, high-quality outdoor gear with innovative designs and technology while still presenting silhouettes you won’t mind wearing all day. The latest additions to the line for Spring/Summer 2018 are black and khaki, military-inspired pieces like a technical jacket, pants and a group of bags, packs and pouches all designed to work with a Molle-style system. Individual pieces from the updated Urban Exploration collection are already available through select The North Face retailers, but the collection isn’t expected to pop up for sale online until later this year.

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Xeric watches have always been bold, unique and stylish, but their newest watch is absolutely otherworldly. Xeric teamed up with NASA to create watches for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The dial features a star map of the constellations surrounding Trappist-1. The grill references the ISS cupola window to give you the sense of looking out into space. The dome crystal is Hesalite, a material originally developed by NASA in the ’60s. Time is displayed with planetary hour and minute hands and stars on the sweeping seconds hand. It’s like wearing space on your wrist.