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.
“I’ve quickly become a fan of House of Marley’s aesthetic approach to audio tech. Clean designs and sustainable manufacturing meets solid technical performance and clear sound. I had reviewed (and enjoyed) their true wireless earbuds so I was eager to give their Get Together Duo bookshelf speakers a test. And they’re wonderful. The ingenious construction allows for one fully wireless, chargeable speaker to pair with the mains-powered left speaker. Plug them into your record player, connect them to your laptop, or stream your favorite playlist from your phone. I have my Get Together Duo Speakers paired with my desktop and I no longer care to use the internal speakers. The flexibility, quality sound, and stylish design make these indispensable Bluetooth speakers.” Buy: $150
“Now that fall has kicked into high gear with the changing foliage and the dropping temps, I wanted to get a candle to welcome it in. Outdoor Fellow’s No. 8 Sandalwood and Pine Needle was the right call with its Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber, Juniper Berry, and Pine Needle notes. It’s a manly kind of aromatherapy I can totally get behind. Plus, it’ll burn for up to 60 hours, and it’s made in America. If this scent doesn’t work for you, there are ten others to choose from.” Buy: $36
“If you’re anything like us, once it gets into the colder months–hello, first frost!–all the meals we’re thinking about are the heavier, stick-to-your-bones options like beef stews and chilis. Whether you’re making said feasts on your account or because your fantasy team isn’t performing, this Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6Qt Dutch Oven is the only piece of cookware you need. Available in more than two dozen color options to match any kitchen–and more importantly, built to handle anything you can throw inside–this enameled Dutch Oven is durable, affordable, and built to tackle all of your holiday and/or game day cooking needs.” Buy: $80
“The weather is dropping in Philly and that means I’m starting to add layers. Universal Works just launched their AW21 collection and I spotted this comfy-as-hell zipped fleece. Two larger hand pockets and a zippered chest pocket give it a workwear feel, but the deep pile fleece makes it a much more comfy choice than a typical chore jacket. Do yourself a favor and find it in the U.S. if possible. International orders are slow to deliver these days.” Buy: $239