Combing through the season’s new gear can be like bushwhacking through a jungle: slow going. Consider

Combing through the season’s new gear can be like bushwhacking through a jungle: slow going. Consider us your personal guide. We spent weeks poring over press releases and product shots, watching embargoed videos, and asking questions about materials, features, and design. Then we tapped our resident team of 10 gearheads and asked one question: “How badly do you want to use this?” What follows is a list of the 50 most coveted products— no machete required.  THE DEETS Thanks to a lighter-weight 5-denier ripstop nylon face fabric and upgraded 1,000-fill down, the classic Ghost Whisperer now weighs 6.67 ounces (men’s M), a full 2 ounces lighter than before. THE DEETS If Patagonia’s superlight Capilene Air baselayers and the iconic R1 hoodie had a baby, it would look like this. The R1 Air combines the breathability and quick-drying nature of the baselayer with the warmth, versatility, and fit of the R1 to make a do-it-all layer for the highest-output activities. The R1 Air comes in crew, zip-neck, and hoodie versions.  Patgonia R1 Air, Hustle Bike Labs REM Pedals, Wool+AID Merino Wool Adhesive Bandages, Optic Nerve Flyest Sunglasses, and RapidPure Trail Blazer Gravity Purifier. THE...

Sentry Insurance Renews ATA Business Solutions Featured Product Agreement for Fourth Year

ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced that a number of coverages, claims, and safety services of Sentry Insurance, a mutual insurance provider specializing in transportation insurance, have been renewed as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products for the fourth year in a row.  “Every day, trucking companies work hard and take financial risks in order to grow their businesses and continue providing America’s transportation needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Products like the ones offered by Sentry Insurance allow motor carriers and other industry stakeholders to have confidence in the operational decisions they make.” Rated A+ by A.M. Best for 27 straight years, Sentry has experience designing individualized protection for trucking operations of all sizes. The Sentry coverages to be recognized as ATA Business Solutions Featured Products include auto liability, auto physical damage, and motor truck cargo. Beyond offering the customized coverages and specialized claims handling fleets need to protect their businesses, Sentry’s safety services program offers access to Certif...