The Jeep Wrangler Gets Aluminum Doors and FCA Builds A 300hp Fiat 124 Spider: The Evening Rush

Plus, a single-person canvas tent by Kodiak Canvas, and the perfect hoodie from B.M.C.

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Automotive

In welcome weight-reduction news, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have an aluminum hood and doors. This will likely help contribute to the anticipated improved mpg, and may even make taking the doors off a slightly less daunting task.

VW has confirmed both powertrain options for the upcoming three-row SUV. According to reports, the large SUV will be powered by either a 2.0L four-cylinder making 238 hp, or a 3.6L V-6 making 280 hp.

The Fiat 124 Spider is no slouch as is, but it could definitely use a few extra ponies. Fortunately, FCA did an FIA-spec rally car that pumps out 300 hp and absolutely shreds tarmac. Complete with a roll cage, additional aerodynamics, and a surprisingly pleasant white paint scheme, this is definitely a car we need to test.

Gear

Mophie has released a protective case that can quickly charge (1.0A) your wireless headphones, fitness tracker, or any other small item. For just $39.99, you can ensure your next workout goes without a hitch (i.e. a dead battery). Conversely, you no longer have an excuse to not workout.

When you think of a canvas tent, you usually think of a large, military-grade version, not a single. Well, Kodiak Canvas doesn’t care what you think, and made a killer single-person tent made with heavy-duty canvas and featuring a skylight, a rain flap, and tapered design.

Kodiak Canvas

Lifestyle

Rep your alma mater with the new Yeti Collegiate Series. Now you can own your favorite Yeti product with your college’s logo imprinted on the side—just don't leave your cooler in the back of the pickup after tailgating. It won't be there when you get back from the game.

Hoodies are one of the more comfortable pieces of clothing you can own—which means you probably wear through them at an alarming rate. Fortunately, the chaps at Best Made Company have made a reinforced zip-up hoodie complete with elbow patches, heavy-duty zipper, and thermal lining.

Best Made Co.