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The 1964 Corvette Stingray by Ares Design

Ares Design are the young legs of the team putting in the work and reaping the rewards. The company have not been around for too long and are the result of Dany Bahar, the previous CEO of Lotus. Despite their youth, Ares Design are proving their skills as aftermarket designers more and more with every project they churn out.

Their latest project was one of the, if not the, most jaw-dropping works to date. They took on one of the United States’ most iconic vintage vehicles, the 1964 Corvette Stingray. This black beauty of the roads showcases the talents lurking in the offices of Ares Design and their commitment to detail.

Achieving such lofty results does not come easy or cheap (put your wallet away). It took 3.5k hours of labour to get this phenomenal vehicle in its finished state. What have they done then? Well they beefed up the car’s chassis with new suspension, axles, and added an electric handbrake. This is on top of installing a new wiring loom. Anything under the hood was only replaced to ensure improved performance. This includes a 6.2 litre V8 LS3 engine. Plenty of minor alterations made on the interior and exterior by Ares Design appear to be sound decision. The classic curves of this vintage design will have us getting excited and reminiscing about the past.

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Rapha’s Collection of iPad and Macbook Cases

Tech giants Apple have got into bed with Rapha, a brand known for their sleek cycling product designs. Together they have created a line of new products for the tech industry, both waterproof and incorporating Rapha’s Italian fabrications and signature style.

They are perfect for the working man on the move. The Italian craftsmanship and sleek tech use make for a stylish look to go with any of your professional and office attire.

The line includes products such as sleeves to keep iPads and MacBooks secure, backpacks, and zippered pouches and bags. All are made to fit apple products perfectly but can also be made useful with other devices. Despite Rapha’s involvement, Apple will be offloading the products themselves on their website and at their stores.

One thing to keep an eye on guys, is that Apple purchases are not covered by their usual warranty when not Apple branded. So, anyone wanting to return a Rapha branded product like these, will be disappointed.

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CASIO G-SHOCK TWISTED MT-G WATCH

We don’t want to give you second hand information! And we are not only here to tell you awful puns, but there is a watch you and the boys should know a little more about. No man is complete without a quality watch and no watch is complete without some of the features provided by G Shock.

The G Shock MT-G Watch is a fantastic watch perched on the upper tier of watch standards. It makes use of Bluetooth capabilities for business use and is water tight up to an impressive depth for adventuring and leisure use. A remote business task or a dip in the ocean is not going to be a problem for a watch of this standard. Costing around $1000 (USD), the watch may be more expensive than some models, but is an investment rather than a purchase.

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Quiet and Powerful Q30 Electric Yacht

If you like nothing better than speeding along the river, but don’t like the carbon footprint and noise pollution that comes with a traditional powered boat, the Q30 Electric Yacht may just be perfect for you.

Its hull has been designed and constructed for the optimum hydrodynamic benefits from a special laminated glass fiber that has been given a slick white finish. Although it is capable of reaching 14 knots, no-one would notice you whizzing by thanks to the 100% engine that emits sound measuring 35 decibels. Think library at the busy hour or a couple of girls whispering.

Oceanvolt is responsible for the high performance, energy-efficient, and almost-silent operation motor. They are a Finnish manufacturer who specialize in creating electric and hybrid propulsion engines and the AXC20 that has been fitted to the Q30 provides 35 kW of power.

There are two options open to you when it comes to choosing the battery size. You can either stick with the default 30 kWh lithium-ion that will last for 42 nautical miles or upgrade to the 60 kWh that will help keep you rolling on the river for 80 miles.

The boat is navigated and controlled either by an app using the onboard iPad or traditional switches. This has been designed for pleasure and leisure, with a table to enjoy meals and drinks at on deck, big enough for 4; 2 seats towards the helm and a sunbathing platform built for 2 at the boat’s rear.

While below deck there is a modern and very roomy lounge and sleeping area with a toilet and sink. The Q3 Electric Yacht really is one of the best ways to take to the seas that we’ve ever seen!

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The Dreamery by Casper – Exclusive Sleeping Lounge

If you regularly travel to and from New York City for business or pleasure and find that you are tired out and fatigued by your journey, your options for what you could do to recharge were very limited in the past. You could book a hotel room, of course, but that would cost you a truly exuberant price or you could just try and enjoy the city on low energy reserves. Well, that was until Casper established their highly exclusive and fantastic sleeping lounge.

The Dreamery at 196 Mercer Street in the city that never sleeps, is the brainchild of bed and mattress specialists, Casper. The Dreamery is a special and very magical space where you can go to unwind from a long-haul flight or stress-inducing time spent on the subway. There you are treated to 45 minutes of the most luxurious, uninterrupted sleep on one of the most comfortable beds you will ever lay your weary body on. Included in the price are complimentary pj’s, Headspace custom lullabies to help you settle and there are also a full range of face washes, toothbrushes and drinks for when you wake up.

Although it is less hassle if you book ahead, the Dreamery also accepts walk-ins. Go on, you know you’re worth it!

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LEGO JAMES BOND ASTON MARTIN DB5

Few cars are as iconic as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, which was featured in Goldfinger, GoldenEye and Skyfall, and now you can simply get it in a LEGO version. The car is part of the LEGO‘s Creator Expert series, and the entire set consists of 1,290 parts with realistic details like catapult chair, machine gun and those pretty evil weapons coming out of the rims and breaking the opponents’ cars into pieces.

This LEGO® James Bond™ Aston Martin DB5 proudly features opening doors and a detailed interior with a concealable radar tracker and door compartment with telephone.

The set is only available to LEGO VIP members, so it’s a good reason to sign up for the club.

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The Tour de France Is Underway. Here’s the New Gear to Watch Out For.

The Tour de France is the biggest, and most important, cycling race in the world. It’s also the second-most-watched live sporting event in the world (next to the FIFA World Cup). The race began in 1903 as a way to boost the circulation of an ailing French newspaper and has grown to include twenty-one stages and 2,069 miles of racing — including 50mph sprints, steep climbs in the Alps and the bone-shaking cobblestones paving the roads of Northern France. The overall winner will wear the yellow jersey into Paris and be crowned the most accomplished cyclist in the world.

Quick Facts

The famed yellow jersey, or Maillot Jaune, is awarded to the rider with the fastest overall time on the General Classification (GC), including time bonuses awarded to the top finishers on each stage. Alongside the Maillot Jaune, riders can win several other jerseys throughout the race.

The green jersey is awarded to the rider who accrues the most sprint points. These points are earned by winning stages and intermediate “hot spot sprints” along the route. The winner is normally a well-rounded rider who can get into breakaways to sweep up mid-race points — not necessarily the fastest bunch sprinter.

The polka dot jersey, also known as the King of the Mountains jersey is awarded to the rider who accrues the most points by crossing the top of mountain passes first. Mountains are graded according to their difficulty, with the hardest being Hors Catégorie, or “beyond classification.”

There is also a white jersey for the fastest rider under 25. These are the guys who are being groomed to contest for the biggest prize in cycling in years to come.

The team classification rewards the team with the lowest combined overall time with yellow race numbers. They may also wear yellow helmets.

Riders to Keep an Eye On

Chris Froome (Team Sky) during his outrageous solo attack to win the Giro d’Italia earlier this year. (Photo: Team Sky via Facebook)

Chris Froome: The three-time champion was nearly forced to sit out the race this year after a test showed excessive levels of Salbutamol (a controlled substance) during last season’s Vuelta a España. With the doping case against Froome dropped, and his dominant ride in the final few days of the Giro d’Italia, the Kenyan-born Brit will be the man to watch. Look out for his ex-teammate and close friend Richie Porte challenging him for the yellow jersey.

Peter Sagan: Wheelies? Motorcross goggles? Flames behind him on the podium? Three world championships? There’s nothing Peter Sagan can’t do in a bike race. Sagan will be extra hungry this year after being controversially disqualified in 2017. The Paris-Roubaix winner will be up against rival Fernando Gaviria for the green jersey, but win or lose, Sagan always puts on a show for his fans and we can’t help but love him for it.

Primož Roglic: He represented his country at the 2010 Winter Olympics as a ski jumper, but he’s flying on the bike these days. The Slovenian rider switched to cycling in 2012, has come second in the world time trial championships and climbs with the best in the world. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the podium in Paris.

Adam Yates: Yates is coming to the Tour as the sole leader for the Mitchelton-Scott team. Yates’ brother Simon lost the Giro d’Italia to Chris Froome after the latter’s huge solo breakaway. Yates must be yearning to restore the family honor and has the advantage of being guided over the risky cobbles of stage 9 by former Paris-Roubaix winner Matthew Hayman.

Toms Skjuins: Skjuins has become something of a fan favorite in the USA thanks to his pugnacious antics in multiple Tours of California. The Latvian time trial champion will likely get a free hand on stages where a breakaway is likely and has shown the World Tour field a clean pair of heels in California and Mallorca already this year.

Gear to Watch Out For

100% Peter Sagan Edition Sunglasses

Sagan’s trademark podium goggles won’t be making an appearance in the race just yet, but this collaboration with his eyewear sponsor isn’t something you’d want to shield your eyes from anyhow. 100% is using a new coloring process, meaning no two frames are alike. But that’s okay — nobody is going to mistake you for Peter Sagan anyhow.

Giro Aether MIPS

Giro recently released a do-it-all road racing helmet. Giro claims the helmet is faster and better vented than its Synthe while weighing roughly the same. The helmet also uses a new spherical MIPS (Multiple Impact Protection System) that should keep riders safer in crashes, and boasts pretty impressive wind tunnel numbers.

Giro Prolight Lace-Up

We spotted Taylor Phinney wearing what looked to be a ProLight version of Giro’s Empire at the Tour de Suisse. Giro’s existing ProLight shoe uses a hybrid lace-velcro closure system they call Techlace, but that’s not what we saw Phinney wearing. We reached out to Giro, who suggested Phinney’s shoes might be a homemade modification of the existing ProLight Techlace to meet his fit and aesthetic preferences — but we’re not so sure.

Castelli Body Paint Speed Suit

In collaboration with Team Sky, Castelli has developed a series of time trial suits that aid in aerodynamics through the use of textured fabrics. As if they needed any more help.

The Bikes

Sky: Pinarello Dogma F10

The Pinarello Dogma won the tour last year, and there’s a very good chance a yellow one will be ridden into Paris again this year. Look out for Froome’s custom paint job, adorned with the wildlife of his native Kenya. The Sky leader’s bike also often features crazy weight weenie modifications like his handlebar-top shifter with the casing removed.

Dimension Data: Cervélo S5

Cavendish’s team has upped its aero game again this year. They’ll be using Cervélo’s slippery S5 frame paired with a new aero road bar and stem in the sprint stages and breaking out the new R5 frames for the mountains. Cavendish will be hoping this is enough for him to take at least one stage and equal Eddy Merckx’s record 34 stage wins.

Katusha: Canyon Canyon Aeroad

Appropriately, the now Swiss team will be riding red and white Canyon Aeroad bikes on the flats. SRAM has equipped the team with eTap gearing, disc brakes and a tubular version of Zipp’s 454 NSW.

Movistar: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

One of the diminishing number of Campagnolo-equipped teams in the race, Movistar’s baby blue Canyon bikes are easy to pick out in the peloton. The Spanish team could cause an upset with its stacked roster and no clear leader — giving them lots of options. Movistar will choose its Ultimate CF SLX bikes for the high mountain stages.

Bora–Hansgrohe: Specialized Venge

Riding the new and (much) improved Venge, Sagan’s Bora-Hansgrohe team should have no problems getting him to the front of the bunch, not that he needs much help. Look out for the custom paint jobs that have adorned the world champion’s bike in the past.

EF Education First-Drapac Cannondale: Cannondale SystemSix

The team with the longest name in cycling will be riding Cannondale’s new aero road bike. Cannondale claims it is “faster everywhere,” and it certainly looks slick. The disc-only bike will likely see use on all but the mountain stages, where riders will likely stick to the lightweight SuperSix Evo.

Astana: Argon 18 Gallium Pro

Fun fact: in previous years, Astana’s entire team at the Tour has ridden the same sized frame! This year, Astana is sticking with the tried-and-tested climbing frame from the Canadian brand and the rarely-seen Corima wheels that have served the team well in previous Tours.

Trek-Segafredo: Madone Disc?

New Madone Disc bikes have been spotted at the warm-up races to the Tour, so look out for those on the flat stages. Trek’s riders will likely opt for the supremely comfortable Domane on the cobbles of stage 9 and the featherweight Emonda in the mountains. Look out for Shimano’s new Ultegra RX rear derailleur on stage nine — its clutch will help to maintain chain tension on the cobbles.

Ag2r-La Mondiale: Factor O2

Ag2r will be riding limited-edition models of British brand Factor’s versatile O2 model. Watch out for Romain Bardet’s custom painted frame, which features a picture of Vercingetorix — a local hero in Bardet’s home region of the Auvergne — and an image of the Puy de Dome, the dormant volcano visible from his home.

The Most Important Stages to Watch

Stage 9 Arras Citadel to Roubaix: The cobbles of northern France can put an end to any contender’s hopes of winning the race. Look out for special bikes to soak up some of the vibrations and teams relying on classics specialists to shepherd their General Classification (GC) contenders through the pavé. The last 5 winners of Paris-Roubaix will be racing at the Tour, so look for them to battle it out for the win, or be yelled at to wait for their GC leaders.

Stage 11 Albertville to La Rosière: Low mileage, mega climbing and no flat valleys to recover — and it’s the first big climbing day. Expect the first summit finish of the tour to be a ripper as GC contenders finally get a chance to feel out their competition. A bad day here could cost a GC rider his chances at the podium.

Stage 17 Bagnères-de-Luchon to Saint–Lary-Soulan: This is the most innovative stage format in recent memory. The stage is just 65km in length and features a staggered start, much like an F1 race, with the leader starting in a sort of pole position. The rest of the riders will be spaced out along 70 meters of road according to GC position. Will the leaders wait for their teammates or take the opportunity to battle it out man to man?

How to Watch

The full broadcast schedule: Head over to NBCSN to watch all of the stages. In order to live stream the stages, you’ll need a NBC Sports Gold Cycling Pass which will run you $50.

Alternatively, you can also sign up for a seven-day free trial of FuboTV to catch a few of the stages.

The hacker method (also known as the Henry Phillips method):
1. Get a VPN
2. Get a Eurosport Player subscription
3. Watch it in HD with a far better commentary team

The Best Deals Of the Week: July 16-20, 2018

Welcome to Deals of the Week, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals that are still going strong. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at deals@gearpatrol.com.



Herschel Supply Co. Backpack Sale
Save 25%+: Herschel Supply Co. makes backpacks that hit all the right notes. Each bag comes with just the right amount of pockets, lined with an easy-to-see everything fabric and the metallic or leather zippers and buckles are beautiful accent sprinkles. Today, thanks to Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, you can pick up a variety of backpacks on sale, starting at 25 percent off. Whether your style veers into minimalist or is slightly louder there’s a backpack here for you. We picked a few of our favorites to help get you started. — Meg Lappe


Uniqlo X Tomas Maier Supima T-Shirt
Save $5: If you want a quality t-shirt at a reasonable price, you won’t do much better than one of Uniqlo’s accessibly-priced Supima options. Supima, which makes up about one percent of the cotton grown worldwide, and is an extra-long staple cotton that’s both exceptionally durable and soft. Earlier this summer, Uniqlo partnered with Tomas Maier to improve the basic Uniqlo Supima t-shirt, adding (most importantly) a front pocket, as well as a v-insert below the collar and ribbing around the sleeves and neck. Now, Uniqlo has the shirt marked down $5 from its retail price, making it an even better deal than before. — Andrew Connor



Vault by Vans Twisted Leather Sneakers
Save 29%: Now at Need Supply, you can pick up a pair of uncommon Vans sneakers for a serious deal. The shoes are a part of the Vault by Vans premium sub-brand which reimagines classic Vans styles in limited-edition makeups. This collection features a unique upper that has twisted leather vents at lateral and medial sides. To balance the unorthodox upper, other details are classic Vans: each style includes the iconic side stripe and omnipresent waffle sole. Available in black and natural colorways, these sneakers are now 29 percent off and start at $85. If you like Vans, but want something a little unconventional, these are worth checking out. — John Zientek


JackRabbit Sneaker Sale
Save 50%: With sneaker deals this steep, we urge to run, don’t walk, to your nearest JackRabbit and stock up on kicks for the fall. With race season upon us, it’s necessary to start logging miles, which means you’re going to need a good rotation of shoes. While that’s typically not feasible for everyone, with deals this steep, you can grab two pairs of shoes for the price of one. Whether you’re running in the gym or lifting weight, these sneakers will look great and perform in all conditions. There are too many to choose from, so we pulled out a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save on a wide range of products: The Seattle-based retailer just put some of its choicest merchandise on sale, including things that rarely get discounted, like luggage from Tumi, shirts from the iconic Swedish brand Eton and denim from Levi’s higher-end Made and Crafted brand. — Justin Fenner


Stuart and Lau Weekender Duffle
Save 40%: This bag is dapper. Handsome. Maybe a bit proper, at first glance. But even if your bag looks like it has a British accent — doesn’t that umbrella holder just scream London to you? — you can still use it to haul whatever fits inside, wherever you’re going. The must-have smaller organizational pockets (inside and out) will keep your smaller bits of gear or valuables from getting mixed up with your muddy shoes, sweaty travel clothes or bundles of money you just saved. And thanks to an updated weatherproof main-body construction, plus the hardy full-grain leather straps, it’s absolutely ready to tackle more than just trips to the airport — unlike the duffle bag stylish guys of yesteryear might’ve carried.

Good luggage is an investment, and this is one bag worth investing in — but do it now, while you can still save $150 and get it in a few different colors. — Andy Frakes



Twillory Clearance Sale
Save up to 50%: Twillory just slashed the prices on its well-made, non-iron shirts by up to 50 percent, depending on how many you buy. The shirts normally go for $99, but right now you can get two for $109.99, three for $159.99 or four or more for $49.99 each. — Justin Fenner


Sedici Fuori Carbon Helmet
Save 46%:Despite being in mass market products for more than a few years now, carbon fiber, well, anything, tends to be more expensive than products made with more conventional materials. However, because the woven material is lighter and stronger than steel, investing a few extra dollars in a carbon fiber motorcycle helmet is justifiable, even if they are on the higher side of the price spectrum. Which makes the Fuori Carbon Helmet by Sedici such a tempting proposition at just $150. — Bryan Campbell


Two Well-Reviewed Sous-Vide Tools
Save $20: In the relatively small world of sous-vide cookers, there are essentially two models that are roundly recommended — the ChefSteps Joule and the Anova Culinary Precision Cooker — and both are still at Prime-Day price levels.
The Anova model is marked down more, though, and comes with recommendations from Wirecutter and Engadget (notice the Joule is runner-up on both reviews). Anova’s sous-vide tool, which usually sells for a whopping $200, is just above $100 right now.
For those who haven’t taken the plunge yet, sous-vide cooking is a method of cooking in which you place food in resealable bags (yes, they can be Ziploc) and submerge those bags in temperature-controlled, circulating water to cook. That last bit is what these tools do — circulate the water and regulate temperature. This cooking method is predominantly known for its precision and a forgiving nature — it brings the food to a specific temperature and no further, and it’s nearly impossible to overcook.
More often than not, the Anova model is recommended because of the physical controls on the tool itself (meaning you can change temperature and time on the wand) where the Joule is entirely controlled from a powerful smartphone app.
Both are on sale far below either’s lowest price to date. — Will Price
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Saturdays NYC Wardrobe Essentials
Save 50%: Right now, you can save 50 percent on SS18, PS18 and Mr Porter collections from Saturdays NYC. The sale is a great opportunity to stock up on summer wardrobe essentials including tees, shorts, hoodies and more. There’s an incredible amount of inventory available and prices range from $24 to $273 (though the majority of garments cost well under $100). If you’ve been contemplating adding a few more pieces to your summer wardrobe and have some money to spare, this sale is definitely worth checking out. — John Zientek


Hemel Watches
Save Up to $67: Hemel makes military-inspired watches and has two excellent timepieces marked down on Huckberry right now. Your choices are as follows: the HFT20 chronograph and the Tracker field watch. The former is inspired by Type 20 military chronographs from the 1950s, and features a “mecha-quartz” movement from Seiko (which combines elements of both mechanical and quartz timekeeping), a stainless steel rotating bezel and a hefty 42mm. The latter is inspired by the general-issue A-11 from WWII and features an automatic Miyota movement as well as a more compact 40mm case. — Andrew Connor


Saxx Underwear Two-Pack
Save 37%: If you’re a frequent listener of podcasts, then chances are you’ve heard the phrases “life-changing” and “industry-disrupting” attached to advertisements for new products and brands. Maybe some of those even referred to underwear. Saxx does not sandwich ads within installments of Serial or S-Town, but its underwear is pretty spectacular.

The keystone feature of Saxx’s underwear is as suggestive as the brand’s name, if slightly more punny; it’s called the Ballpark Pouch, and it does exactly what you think it would. Designed with the specific contours of the male body in mind, the Ballpark Pouch prevents chafing while taking underwear comfort into new territory. It’s one of those things that sounds gimmicky, but it’s true. These drawers call for slightly more engineering than your typical boxers and briefs, so they’re somewhat more pricey (and worth it, in my opinion).

Right now though, a two-pack of Saxx’s Vibe briefs, which are made with a blend of moisture-wicking viscose fabric and spandex, cost $40 on Massdrop. Usually, these go for $32 a pair, so it’s nearly a two-for-one deal, and an opportune time to upgrade your undies. — Tanner Bowden



Alternative Apparel USA Keeper Tee
Save 64%: Right now, you can pick up the perfect gray t-shirt for just $10. The super-soft USA Keeper Tee from Alternative Apparel is 64 percent off at Nordstrom Rack and is available in sizes XS through XXL. Made in North Carolina, the tee is cut from a 4.4-ounce blend of Texan cotton and recycled polyester from South Carolina. It’s lightweight and breathable, and features a timeless silhouette — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better t-shirt for the price. — John Zientek


Modular Pens From Inventery
Save 25%: No matter how digital the world becomes, nothing can replace the feel of ink on paper. When in search of a fine-crafted pen, versatility isn’t typically one of the factors that come into play — but maybe it should be.

The Inventery Pocket Fountain Pen is a compact and adaptable writing tool, able to switch between fountain pen and ballpoint pen. It also features an interchangeable cap system for a clip, clipless or a stylus and keychain. That additional universal stylus cap for touchscreens and tablets makes it a modern modular apparatus set to tackle any writing task. — Gear Patrol

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Suitsupply Outlet Sale
Save up to 50%: Tasteful affordable suiting doesn’t have to be an oxymoron, and thanks to Suitsupply’s Outlet Sale, it isn’t. You can now save up to 50 percent on suit styles from last season, along with jackets, trousers, shirts and more. The suits feature quality Italian fabric and modern tailored silhouettes. Less expensive options utilize half-canvas construction while a few more costly styles are fully canvassed, and prices start at $249 for a two-piece suit. To shop the sale, use the code FINALSALE and search for available garments based on your sizes. — John Zientek


Frye Footwear
Save Up to 50%: Need a new set of kicks? Miss out on Prime Day’s Frye deals? Don’t despair! As it so happens, Nordstrom Rack is offering a massive stock of Frye sneakers, loafers, dress shoes and boots at discounts up to 50 percent off in a wide range of colors and sizes. Truly there’s something for everybody, and better yet, Nordstrom is also offering up to 60 percent off a selection of Frye accessories, including bags, belts and wallets. — Andrew Connor


Gitman Vintage Summer Shirts
Take an Extra 20% Off: The dog days of summer are the perfect timing for Need Supply’s sale on lightweight cotton shirts from Gitman Vintage, a purveyor of well-made sport shirts. You can get an extra 20 percent off the already discounted shirts when you use the code TAKE20 at checkout. — John Zientek


Mountain Hardwear Sale
Save up to 55%: It may be Prime Day, but there’s plenty of better deals that can be found elsewhere. Like Mountain Steals’ sale on Mountain Hardwear gear and apparel, which offers savings of up to 55 percent on some of our best-reviewed items. — Tanner Bowden


Alpinestars Racefend Gloves
Save 20%: The Alpinestars Racefend Gloves are built with off-road and dirt riding first and foremost. Proper ventialtion, maximum movement and comfort are critical characteistics in motorcycle gloves when consider how much work your hands are doing when riding off-road. The Clarino palm and silicon strips on the fore- and middle-finger gives riders the grip on the controls they need regardles of weather or elements. And even though off-road riding was the main focus, if you need a lightweight glove to run into town on a hot day, Racefend can stetch its responsibilities slightly. However, at higher speed highway rides the limited amount of armor won’t cut it if and when you need the protection.— Bryan Campbell


Adidas Sneaker Sale
Save 60%: There are over 180 styles and colors of sneakers on sale now for up to 60 percent off. Whether you’re looking to jump-start your #Kickstagram or add to your already deep sneaker closet, now’s the time to shop these top selling lifestyle and gym sneakers. To get your search going, we picked a few of our favorites below. — Meg Lappe


Komono Sunglasses
Save 43%: Founded in 2009, Belgian accessories brand Komono melds a minimalist aesthetic with a tasteful color palette. This is most clearly represented in the brand’s line of sunglasses which include both Italian acetate and steel frame styles. Surprisingly affordable, the sunglasses feature three-barrel hinges, universal-fitting nose pads and either polycarbonate or CR-39 lenses. Right now, a bunch of different frames are 43 percent off at Need Supply and prices start at just $40. But to take advantage of this deal, make sure to use the code TAKE20 at checkout. — John Zientek


Norse Projects Aros Chinos
Save 37%: Chinos are an essential part of any guy’s closet. They can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion, occupying a spot in the wardrobe between jeans and trousers. The Aros Chino from Norse Projects is a versatile pair cut from medium-weight fabric that is appropriate for a range of seasons. This slim-fit design is available in navy, black and khaki colorways and is now 37 percent off at End — that’s savings of $46. — John Zientek

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1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé on Auction

1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 coupe is among the half-dozen cars going to auction from a private collection. If you and your pals are still reminiscing over the classical motor era’s greatest decade, or even still sporting some of the accompanying dodgy 70s hairstyles, you will love the Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé. This car has the typical look and feel of a 70s vintage classic and you are unlikely to come across a car with the same connections to the past anytime soon.

We admit, this car will be outside most men’s budget, but there is not much harm in looking. This luxury vintage car is so memorizing, it may even make you forget about the kids. This is because this car is Maserati’s flagship model which put them on their still-standing pedestal back when it launched in 1966.

This 1971 model is equipped with a dry-stump edition of the car manufacturer’s iconic V8 engine. This is used to fit the car’s design and fit the fairy dust underneath its low bonnet. The addition of SS in the model’s name came as a result of upgrading to the at-the-time newly available 4.9-litre engine in 1970. This SS version could deliver exceptional speeds and power. Additional perks of this vintage car included power steering and a 5-speed gearbox.

The 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé halted production in 1972 before mass manufacturing was in force meaning that less than 1,300 models were made. Not surprising why these are in such demand today then eh?

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Portable Mophie Wireless Charging Travel Kit

One of the perils of modern traveling is keeping your devices charged up, particularly if you use them quite a lot. It can be difficult finding mains connections at airports and other places while you are still en-route to your destination.

There is a solution to this problem though, thanks to the invention of QI charging or wireless charging and this nifty little device, the Mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit. The ingenious device has been designed with the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus in mind; as well as all other Qi-enabled smartphones and devices.

With the Mophie Travel Kit, you get the 5W Mini Charge Stream Mat, a generously sized 1.5 ft USB-a to micro-USB wire, a2.4 amp wall adapter and a 2.4 amp car adapter.

Perhaps the biggest selling point of this handy little gizmo is the fact that it all comes in a smart and slick travel case. No more trying to find spaces in your bags for wiring and gone are the instances where the wiring gets trapped in the zip and ruined!

Next time you are planning on traveling and need a quick and effective solution to charging your devices wherever you are, consider the Mophie Charge Stream Travel Kit.

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Gunner G1 Dog Kennel

As we are sure you will agree, spending time on the open road with your dog, is one of the best ways to enjoy quality time together. However, traveling and animals don’t always go hand in hand very well. Whether you are driving or even flying, your canine buddy’s health and safety should be a top priority. This is why we feel you should seriously consider investing in the rather excellent and secure Gunner G1 dog kennel.

What makes the albeit it attractive, but normal looking G1 any different from other kennels and doggy carriers available at the moment? This kennel has been made in a similar way to some of the best-loved adventure coolers with a double wall and rotomold construction, to offer a virtually indestructible doggy container.

Although a key element, it only one of a serious of nifty features we think you will love, including the stainless steel hardware, escape-proof door, carry handles, drainage system, windows that repel water and elevated feet to reduce ground heat transfer.

Considering the price tag, which we think is actually something of a bargain, it is not surprising that this is the most kitted-out and secure dog crate on the market.

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Heimplanet Backdoor Tent

Every man needs time to escape the city life and return to his hunter roots. Why not do this in style with the Heimplanet Backdoor Tent? A tent that surpasses expectations and can make your guys’ weekend in the mountains a lot more comfortable.

With your pals’ practical jokes and smelly feet, it is best you find some comfort when you need it most. In fact, Dave’s smelly feet won’t be an issue in this tent as it has a clever ventilation system to keep the fresh mountain air flowing without letting you get cold.

Heimplanet are experts in designing and manufacturing unique tents. This inflatable 4-person design can be used in many different types of testosterone-filled adventures as it is adaptable to different temperatures.

This tent gives you more time to hunt, fish or to kick back and have a few more beers because it is so easy to set up. The most striking part of the tent is its inflatable frame which affords stability, as well as two entrances with two vestibules to keep your gear safe and secure.

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Lanmodo Automatic Car Tent

Protection is important fellas..and protection is really important when it comes to your car. The natural elements can be harsh on your vehicle and cause all sorts of paintwork and body damage. That is why making sure the sun, rain, wind, snow, sleet, and flying debris do not get the opportunity to contribute to said damage.

Protecting your car comes in all sorts of foams, liquids and waxes, but ever thought of a giant umbrella? The Lanmodo Pro 4-Season Automatic Car Tent Cover is essentially just that. These car tents are manufactured using triple layered PU oxford cloth and military grade fiberglass to ensure the elements are kept at bay. Using an umbrella can be a pain in the first place, so why would you want to get a huge one for your car? Well, unlike a usual umbrella, the car tent can be deployed and stowed away with the push of a button.

The tent will sit in a suction device attached to the roof of your car and controlled remotely to deploy and collapse, making the whole process effortless. The tent will not blow away or be stolen either as it comes complete with adjustable wind ropes and an anti-theft belt.

The roof tent is also useful at keeping your car cool on hot days, giving you some extra time in bed while you neighbour defrosts his car on winter mornings; and no more arguments with your better half on whose turn it is to clean the bird poop off the windshield.

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Today in Gear: The Return of a Cult Classic Pocket Knife, New Boots From Red Wing Heritage and Much More

We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.

This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.

Featuring a new hybrid of a drop point and spear point, it’s an impressive blade.

Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot

Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot

Two different leathers combined in one sharp boot.

Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways

Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways

Maps show each river, lake and stream in high-contrast detail; the thickness of individual waterways is based on the Strahler Order Number.

The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug

The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is the first device to gain HomeKit support via a software update.

These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim

These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim

Made from 11-ounce garment-dyed denim.

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage

This new watch from Zodiac brings a classic 1960s diver firmly into the 21st century.

These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World

These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World

These coffee cups are made out of coffee.


Fresh Deals



Herschel Supply Co. Backpack Sale
Save 25%+: Herschel Supply Co. makes backpacks that hit all the right notes. Each bag comes with just the right amount of pockets, lined with an easy-to-see everything fabric and the metallic or leather zippers and buckles are beautiful accent sprinkles. Today, thanks to Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, you can pick up a variety of backpacks on sale, starting at 25 percent off. Whether your style veers into minimalist or is slightly louder there’s a backpack here for you. We picked a few of our favorites to help get you started. — Meg Lappe


Uniqlo X Tomas Maier Supima T-Shirt
Save $5: If you want a quality t-shirt at a reasonable price, you won’t do much better than one of Uniqlo’s accessibly-priced Supima options. Supima, which makes up about one percent of the cotton grown worldwide, and is an extra-long staple cotton that’s both exceptionally durable and soft. Earlier this summer, Uniqlo partnered with Tomas Maier to improve the basic Uniqlo Supima t-shirt, adding (most importantly) a front pocket, as well as a v-insert below the collar and ribbing around the sleeves and neck. Now, Uniqlo has the shirt marked down $5 from its retail price, making it an even better deal than before. — Andrew Connor


Vault by Vans Twisted Leather Sneakers
Save 29%: Now at Need Supply, you can pick up a pair of uncommon Vans sneakers for a serious deal. The shoes are a part of the Vault by Vans premium sub-brand which reimagines classic Vans styles in limited-edition makeups. This collection features a unique upper that has twisted leather vents at lateral and medial sides. To balance the unorthodox upper, other details are classic Vans: each style includes the iconic side stripe and omnipresent waffle sole. Available in black and natural colorways, these sneakers are now 29 percent off and start at $85. If you like Vans, but want something a little unconventional, these are worth checking out. — John Zientek


JackRabbit Sneaker Sale
Save 50%: With sneaker deals this steep, we urge to run, don’t walk, to your nearest JackRabbit and stock up on kicks for the fall. With race season upon us, it’s necessary to start logging miles, which means you’re going to need a good rotation of shoes. While that’s typically not feasible for everyone, with deals this steep, you can grab two pairs of shoes for the price of one. Whether you’re running in the gym or lifting weight, these sneakers will look great and perform in all conditions. There are too many to choose from, so we pulled out a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save on a wide range of products: The Seattle-based retailer just put some of its choicest merchandise on sale, including things that rarely get discounted, like luggage from Tumi, shirts from the iconic Swedish brand Eton and denim from Levi’s higher-end Made and Crafted brand. — Justin Fenner


Today on Gear Patrol

The Next Act for G-SHOCK’s Premium Line

The Next Act for G-SHOCK’s Premium Line

G-SHOCK’s MTGB1000-1A unveiled at Baseworld earlier this year marks a next phase for the MT-G men’s luxury line of watches from the watch stalwart.

These Are the 5 Best American Whiskeys, According to More Than 50 Experts

These Are the 5 Best American Whiskeys, According to More Than 50 Experts

Only five American whiskeys won gold at the International Spirits Challenge, and almost all of them can be found fairly easily.

Summer Road Trip? Here’s All the Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

Summer Road Trip? Here’s All the Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

You don’t need a tricked-out Sprinter van to live on the road, but you should consider a few additional items. In this guide, you’ll find everything that you should take with you on your cross-country…

Why You Should Try Selling and Buying Your Watch on Instagram, According to an Expert

Why You Should Try Selling and Buying Your Watch on Instagram, According to an Expert

Paul Robertson, who runs a vintage Seiko business on Instagram, shares his insights.

If You’re Looking for the Ultimate Sleeper Porsche, This Is It

If You’re Looking for the Ultimate Sleeper Porsche, This Is It

With a flat-six and running gear from a 911, flared arches and a remastered interior, think of this used Porsche 914 as a baby Singer.

How to Use Your Sous-Vide Tool to Save Money and Time

How to Use Your Sous-Vide Tool to Save Money and Time

Using a sous-vide isn’t just for steaks – this is how you use it to save serious money.

The 4 Best Hydration Packs of 2018

The 4 Best Hydration Packs of 2018

The key to peak performance is hydration.

You Can Get These Three Vintage Dive Watches Under $1,000

You Can Get These Three Vintage Dive Watches Under $1,000

Three watches from Wittnauer, Rado and Bulova.

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

The Best Deals Of the Day: July 20, 2018

Welcome to Deals of Note, where Gear Patrol captures all the best deals of the day. You can also follow all our deal posts in the Deals section. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at deals@gearpatrol.com.



Herschel Supply Co. Backpack Sale
Save 25%+: Herschel Supply Co. makes backpacks that hit all the right notes. Each bag comes with just the right amount of pockets, lined with an easy-to-see everything fabric and the metallic or leather zippers and buckles are beautiful accent sprinkles. Today, thanks to Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, you can pick up a variety of backpacks on sale, starting at 25 percent off. Whether your style veers into minimalist or is slightly louder there’s a backpack here for you. We picked a few of our favorites to help get you started. — Meg Lappe


Uniqlo X Tomas Maier Supima T-Shirt
Save $5: If you want a quality t-shirt at a reasonable price, you won’t do much better than one of Uniqlo’s accessibly-priced Supima options. Supima, which makes up about one percent of the cotton grown worldwide, and is an extra-long staple cotton that’s both exceptionally durable and soft. Earlier this summer, Uniqlo partnered with Tomas Maier to improve the basic Uniqlo Supima t-shirt, adding (most importantly) a front pocket, as well as a v-insert below the collar and ribbing around the sleeves and neck. Now, Uniqlo has the shirt marked down $5 from its retail price, making it an even better deal than before. — Andrew Connor

Vault by Vans Twisted Leather Sneakers
Save 29%: Now at Need Supply, you can pick up a pair of uncommon Vans sneakers for a serious deal. The shoes are a part of the Vault by Vans premium sub-brand which reimagines classic Vans styles in limited-edition makeups. This collection features a unique upper that has twisted leather vents at lateral and medial sides. To balance the unorthodox upper, other details are classic Vans: each style includes the iconic side stripe and omnipresent waffle sole. Available in black and natural colorways, these sneakers are now 29 percent off and start at $85. If you like Vans, but want something a little unconventional, these are worth checking out. — John Zientek


JackRabbit Sneaker Sale
Save 50%: With sneaker deals this steep, we urge to run, don’t walk, to your nearest JackRabbit and stock up on kicks for the fall. With race season upon us, it’s necessary to start logging miles, which means you’re going to need a good rotation of shoes. While that’s typically not feasible for everyone, with deals this steep, you can grab two pairs of shoes for the price of one. Whether you’re running in the gym or lifting weight, these sneakers will look great and perform in all conditions. There are too many to choose from, so we pulled out a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save on a wide range of products: The Seattle-based retailer just put some of its choicest merchandise on sale, including things that rarely get discounted, like luggage from Tumi, shirts from the iconic Swedish brand Eton and denim from Levi’s higher-end Made and Crafted brand. — Justin Fenner

See More Deals

Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.

Buy Special Edition Sport White Xbox Wireless Controller

Prepare to have the stand-out controller at your guys’ game night with the Special Edition Xbox Sport White Controller. Once August the 7th comes around you will be able to pick up one these supposedly Nike-Air-inspired controllers.

We say supposedly because these controllers are manufactured with sportswear in mind, the Nike Air connection is just speculation for the moment due to an inspirational and quite obvious reference to a pair of Nike Airs by host, Major Nelson on an episode of “Inside Xbox” – we await more leaks or info.

You won’t be able to stay at the top of the fancy-pants controller list among your gaming friends for long as this is only the first model of an upcoming range of sport-inspired controllers.

The controller is not just aesthetically pleasing but has also made use of a diamond grip on the underside of the controller so you can remain composed and comfortable during intense sessions, and so even that friend with clammy hands can also keep in control.

The controller will be released to the market with its own matching sleek design of charger made from the same quality materials.

This item will be released on July 31, 2018, however, you can reserve yours now from Amazon.

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Maserati Levante GTS

Maserati needs no introduction. They are adding a new model to their current Levante lineup with their GTS. Sitting just below their headliner Trofeo model, the GTS will offer a range of outstanding features. This includes a Ferrari-built twin-turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing 538 lb.-ft torque and 550 horsepower. As well as the standard all-wheel-drive (Q4).

What does all this muscle flexing and power get you then? Not just second glances from the ladies and envious ones from the gents, but also a top speed of around 181 miles per hour and from 0 to 60 in just 4 seconds.

The Levante GTS is dressed to impress. It even shares a closet with the sporty aesthetics of the Trofeo with the addition of a rear bumper, lowered front fascia, and an option of 21” or 22” wheels. Once you get inside you won’t want to go home.

The vehicle’s seats are lined with perforated leather and are surrounded by an exceptional audio system and an Alcantara headliner. If you want to add even more elegance, the vehicle has the option of Pieno Fiore leather.

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Benchmade Mini Crooked River Hunting Knife

Transform from a man into Chuck Norris or Bear Grylls with the new Benchmade Hunting Knife. Perfect for a guys’ weekend away in the mountains or the bush to tackle different types of hunting and fishing. Not only is the knife effective for its purpose, it combines rugged testosterone with elegant sophistication to look the part – a hunting knife in a suit if you will.

This new model is an adapted version of Benchmark’s original Crooked River Hunting Knife and is even more suitable for everyday carry (EDC friendly) as it folds away neatly and is even more compact.

This mini-me of the original knife still boasts the same exceptional features, including an exceptionally sharp blade so you can be as sharp on the river banks as you are in the city. Cringy metaphor aside, the blade is high-performing to ensure you and the guys won’t go hungry and can feast on the freshest fish with ease.

Additional perks include an ambidextrous lock to keep our lefty friends feeling included, as well as a thumb stud opener and a reversible pocket clip for extra convenience.

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