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How to Make: Spoon-Lickin’ Texas-Style Chili con Carne

Few foods nourish like a steaming bowl of chili. Warm, savory, filling — it’s all found in a caldron of the good stuff. But chili is more than just a homey meal. It’s a red-blooded American tradition, found from Cincinnati to Houston to Santa Fe, each region laying claim to propriety. Among purists, healthy debate can be expected. Beans or no beans; should you sear the meat; how do you spell “chili” — does it have an “e”?

For Robb Walsh, James Beard-winning author and co-owner of El Real’s Tex-Mex Cafe in Houston, there is no right answer. “The history of chili con carne is deep, dark and very complicated,” he writes in his new Ten Speed Press title, The Chili Cookbook ($15), in which Walsh looks back through 500 years of chili-making history to explore its many iterations, including an age-old lobster chili from the Aztecs as well as President Obama’s sinus-clearing recipe from college. But even Walsh admits he is no objective observer, favoring the no-beans doctrine of old-school Tex-Mex. Here he shares his recipe for El Real’s Chili Con Carne, which comes straight from the heart of The Lone Star State. “Be sure and use Homemade Chili Powder for a full-flavored chili,” says Walsh. If you’re new at this, fret not. We’ve got you covered with that one too.

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El Real’s Chili con Carne

INGREDIENTS (Serves 6)
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
8 ounces bacon, chopped
3 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2 onions, chopped
1/4 cup Homemade Chili Powder (see recipe below)
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large cloves garlic, minced
1 3/4 cups beef broth
1 (28-ounce) can pureed tomatoes
2 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded

1. Toast the cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Using a smaller frying pan, or a metal or wooden tool with a flat surface, crush the seeds coarsely. Set aside.

2. Cook the bacon in the skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon and reserve. Over high heat, brown the beef in the bacon drippings left in the skillet and set the meat aside. Over medium heat, sauté the onions in the remaining drippings until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Add the toasted cumin, chili powder, paprika, oregano, black pepper, thyme, salt and garlic to the cooked onions and sauté for 1 minute. Crumble in the bacon, add the beef broth, 1 cup of water, the tomatoes, ancho chiles and the beef.

4. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover partially, and simmer until the meat is very tender, about 2 hours, adding water as needed to maintain the desired consistency.

5. Alternatively, transfer to a slow-cooker set on low and cook for at least 6 hours and up to 8 hours, until the meat is very tender.

6. Remove the anchos, puree in a blender and return to the pot. Serve in a bowl with chopped onions and shredded cheese, with saltines, over tamales, rice or potatoes, in a Frito Pie or combined with beans.

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Homemade Chili Powder

“Toasting chiles and cumin seeds in your own kitchen and grinding them in a spice grinder makes the best chili powder of all,” says Walsh. “This recipe calls for anchos, but you can use any combination of dried chiles.”

INGREDIENTS (Makes 1/4 Cup)
5 whole dried ancho chiles (about 2 ounces)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Remove the stems and seeds from the anchos and spread the peppers out flat. Reserve the seeds. Place the chiles flat on a comal or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Being careful not to burn them, lightly toast until they are brittle, then remove and cool. Toast the cumin in the hot comal, stirring and shaking until fragrant. Toast some of the chile seeds, if desired. (The seeds will make the chili powder hotter.)

2. Cut the chiles into small strips with scissors. In a clean coffee grinder, grind the strips in several batches until powdered. Grind the cumin and chile seeds in the coffee grinder. Combine the powdered chile, ground seeds, Mexican oregano and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Grind the coarse powder in batches in the coffee grinder until fine, about 2 minutes. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Sony Will Take On Samsung’s The Wall TV With Its Crystal LED Modular TV

If you’ve been paying attention to the tech industry, you’ll know that 4K resolution is the new norm. Regular HD TVs have been slowly making their exit as consumers demand more pixels per inch on their displays. However, brands like Samsung, LG, and Sony are making the next move to push for even more. Drop by your local store or official showrooms to check out what these latest models bring to the table. On the other hand, Sony is teasing an exciting type of technology that looks promising – Crystal LED.

Other brands are currently marketing 8K-resolution TV as the next big thing. Meanwhile, the Japanese company is already exploring beyond that threshold. Sony understands that in order to be ahead of the game, it needs to make bold decisions.

Therefore, while everyone else is fixated with 4K and 8K, it introduces a modular model that can output images up to 16K. Some will argue that this is purely for commercial purposes, but the manufacturer begs to differ.

Sony hopes to target consumers who want even bigger displays for their entertainment needs. Instead of using modern projectors for home theater setups, its Crystal LED technology will apparently outperform everything else. So far, the only dealbreaker to this type of screen is the installation.

Unlike conventional flat-screen TVs, it requires professional assistance to get everything working. Due to its modular nature, consumers can possibly go for an insane 790-inch configuration that will rival any cinema. Sony’s Crystal LED displays won’t come cheap either. The $5.8 million price tag will make anyone think twice about its purchase.

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The 15 Best New Running Shoes of 2019

This guide to the best running shoes of 2019 provides picks for the best running shoes for each type of runner and also offers tips and advice to know before you buy.

Introduction

This year brought an influx of sneakers to the marketplace — starting in January and sprinting toward the start of fall. It seems like each brand kept trying to one-up itself with new versions of favorites, upgrades to classics and more brand-new foams and lasts than we could possibly keep up with. While finding the right pair of sneakers for you is incredibly personal, we put a huge group of them to the test to narrow down the field. We logged over 500 miles to bring you this list of sneakers. You might have your go-to pair, but this is the complete list of all the latest and greatest so you can find the perfect pair of shoes no matter what type of runner you are.

How We Tested Them

Throughout the year, our fitness team tests and reviews some of the most buzzed-about running shoes. All shoes have been released in the past 365 days, whether that was a new version of a shoe or a brand-new shoe. We worked with a variety of brands to make sure we included all of the pairs you’ll see when you walk into your local running specialty store.

We took to the roads in 90-degree weather and 0-degree weather, noting how that temperature affected the foam and gel, plus wore the shoes to walk around all day, on long travel weekends and to fitness classes so we could get an overarching picture of what each shoe can actually do and what its limitations are. Beyond pure fit, we evaluated the shoes from a durability, comfort and reliability perspective. We noted if the shoes made us feel zippy, helped us slog through training miles or fell a little flat.

Once the testing period ended, we categorized our results into three distinct pillars: speed, easy runs and long runs. Our speed shoes are, at their core, race-day shoes. They’re the ones you’ll pull on for track practices and 200-meter repeats. They are the ones you want to wear to win your local 5K.

Our long run shoes are cushioned to the max. Some offer a rocker to propel you forward over the hundreds of miles you plan to put on them, and others let you still feel the ground while the foam underfoot might look like it’s not going to let you.

Finally, our easy run shoes are the ones that we’d pick up to run on tempo days as well as days when we’re just headed out for a five-miler or need to escape the house during the holidays for a quickie.

We separated them into these categories because we know that in order to prevent injuries, it’s best to rotate sneakers. While it can seem pricey, it helps your sneakers last longer and will keep your feet in better shape.

The Best Running Shoes for Speed

New Balance FuelCell Rebel



These speedy sneakers use the same foam, FuelCell, as the New Balance 5280 spike-like track shoes, the ones Jenny Simpson wore the past two years to win the Fifth Avenue Mile. While they feel a bit funky when you first step in — “it took a minute for my heel to settle and my toes to have some room,” one tester said — the shoes are surprisingly stable. Testers liked the feel, calling it “incredibly aggressive and bouncy,” which makes it ideal for fast speeds, even, as one tester put it, “when I’m not feeling fast in any other way.” If you’re looking to add a boost to your track workouts, these add a shotgun blast.

Weight: 7.3 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 6 mm

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next%



This list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include the next iteration of the shoe that The New York Times heralds as the shoe that can help you run three to four percent faster — and now maybe more. These are the shoes that elite marathoners reach for on race day and during tempo runs. Compared to the 4%s, Nike updated the midsole with more foam, yet added no weight. The offset is slightly lower (down from 11 mm to 8 mm) so you feel more stable. The upper is made of Vaporweave, a material inspired by sailcloth, which means it’s water-resistant. If the flyknit upper of the 4% sneakers bothered you, these are made for you. The price tag is still $250, and keep in mind that the life of these shoes is only around 100 miles, so about four marathons. Our testers felt it wasn’t worth wearing these shoes (and wasting miles) for anything less than a 10K or 15K race; just pick traditional racing flats for shorter distances.

Weight: 6.6 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 8 mm

Reebok Floatride Fast

With Reebok’s dive into running back in 2017, the brand has only expanded its running shoe picks to include a race-day speed shoe that’s practically lighter than your kit. The FloatRide Run Fast Pro is at the same price point as the Nike 4%, but much easier to find. However, a $250 price tag certainly isn’t friendly. So while we love these shoes, we’d recommend the FloatRide Run Fast for just $140 instead. The shoe fits to size, with “less lockdown than normal racing flats, lending the shoe a bit more approachability on weekly tempos and track workouts,” said one tester. “The shoe is super light, and it feels that way. I’d place it at the halfway point between a racing flat and an everyday trainer.” The mesh upper is breathable and perfect for a speedy mile through a marathon. These shoes feel extra springy on the track and turf so when you bust out 100-meter repeats (in a workout or during a few key moments of your marathon) you get a boost of energy.

Weight: 6.6 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 8mm

Skechers GoRun Razor 3 Hyper



These shoes felt great right from the start. One tester found there was a little extra room along the toe, but the lateral walls and heel cup provided support and a nice fit. The Hyper Burst midsole is brand new for the brand and feels squishy, yet slightly firm to the touch. “These disappear when running,” one tester says. “I ran in sub-32 degrees and could feel the foam warming up underneath me.” There were no hotspots, and you can really feel the ground beneath you. “I could even feel the little rocks under my feet when racing downhill.” If you have a hilly race, these are the fast shoes for you.

Weight: 6.4 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 4 mm

Hoka One One Carbon X

Following in the carbon-fiber trend, Hoka One One launched the Carbon X, a race-day shoe for the everyman. Right from our first stride, the smooth, bouncy and fun sneaker features a carbon-fiber plate atop compression molded EVA and Injected R-bound as well. Whether you’re a heel striker or midfoot striker, the rocker on this sneaker will propel you forward. We tested under a variety of conditions, including a half marathon, from which we emerged with no hot spots or blisters. The one downside is the lack of stability off the pavement.

Weight: 8.7 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 5 mm

The Best Running Shoes for Easy Days

Saucony Kinvara 9

The Kinvara 8s are extremely popular, so when Saucony debuted the 9s it was a tricky balance to make sure the lightweight fit didn’t disappear as a full-length Everun midsole was added. Nearly a decade after the original one appeared, it’s still a favorite for the Saucony Racing Team — and for ours. “They offer enough support that my feet feel cradled,” said one tester. A minimal upper with two layers of fabric to hold your heel in place do just the trick: “I see these as excellent shoes for quicker workouts and tempo runs. They aren’t true race shoes, but for anything 10k or below, I’d feel very comfortable racing in them.”

Weight: 7.5 ounces
Heel Height: 23 mm
Forefoot Height: 19 mm

Mizuno Waveknit R2

Mizuno has long made shoes for those who need support, but the brand has steered clear of knit uppers in the past, opting for a more secure fabric. That is, until now. “These shoes had everything I liked about the Waverider 21 and 22 but are definitely more comfortable and breathable with the knit upper,” one tester said. “I liked these so much after my first eight miles in them that I decided to save them for the marathon. I felt really good throughout the race in them and didn’t have any issues with not enough foam or support or anything.” Built with the same Cloudwave technology, the shoes are sure to feel peppy as you run. “Mizuno made what I consider to be one of the most comfortable running shoes available even more comfortable. And it did that while leaving the supportive heel structure of the shoe in place — and produced some of its best colorways — too.” Pick these up for tempo runs as well as long easy days — whatever you need.

Weight: 10.2 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 12 mm

Under Armour HOVR Sonic 2

At just $100, these shoes are a steal for the number of times you’ll pull them on for easy runs and for everyday wear. A stretchy tongue and external heel clip made the fit snug, yet easy to slide off without un-tieing the laces. The cushion is right in between rigid and plush, a middle of the road sneaker that’s sure to please neutral runners. A super breathable knit upper made this one of the picks our testers reached for during hot summer days, but don’t let that dissuade you from buying for winter. A good pair of running socks will keep your feet warm. The one caveat is “if you’re a no-wasted-movement elite-ish runner, you probably won’t sweat it, but if you’re more of a pavement-pounding middle-packer, you might feel the same over the final few miles of a longer run,” one tester said.

Weight: 10 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 8 mm

Altra Torin 4

The Torin 4 is a lightweight update to the Torin 3.5, despite the very plush 26 mm of cushion underfoot. A foot-shaped toe box means your toes actually have room to breathe. Testers who wore Altras for the first time were impressed with the comfortable and responsive feel. “Even with a soft mesh upper, the tightness is well balanced so you don’t find yourself moving around too much, or trying to find the right foot position,” one tester said. “I also found that with the zero drop, I was more responsive on the balls of my feet,” another tester observed. “I mentally fought against it at first, thinking that the sell of a ‘natural’ approach to foot strike wasn’t a real thing, but on hills, or even when I started to get tired, I found myself keeping pop in my forefoot and driving forward.”

Weight: 9.1 ounces
Stack Height: 26 mm (Zero Drop)

Nike Zoom Pegasus 36

The 36th version of the uber-popular Pegasus sneaker has a few updates from version 35 including a thinner tongue that allows you to tighten the laces. “I liked the locked-down feeling the laces gave me,” one tester said. “My foot didn’t slip from the heel cup and I felt completely secure.” All the details underfoot stay the same, so if you’re used to running the 35s, this version should feel great. “They fit well, feel light on the foot and keep my feet plenty stable navigating tight turns and sudden accelerations,” noted another tester. “That’s no small feat with a midsole as thick as what this shoe has.”

Weight: 8.9 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 10 mm

Salomon Sonic RA 2

Testers raved at how comfortable the Sonic RA sneakers are. “There’s lots of room in the toe box, more than any other I tested this round,” one tester said. “Fit was right though, and the tongue and cuff integrate perfectly with each other — no pressure points at all.” These sneakers would make even Goldilocks happy: not too minimalist or maximalist, but a good seat right in the middle. “I didn’t really notice them while I ran. No pressure points, weird fit things or anything.”

Weight: 9.17 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 8 mm

The Best Running Shoes for Long Run Days

Hoka One One Rincon



These were one of the lightest, yet most plush sneakers we tested this time around, and we loved them. From the first step, these breathable shoes were speedy and durable. While we finally landed on keeping them in the long run category, we also found ourselves packing these for track practice, thanks to the 7.7-ounce weight. “From toe to heel, these are an ideal fit,” one tester said. These were one of the breakout sneakers of 2019. They would make for great marathon sneakers given the plush cushion, stable fit — and did we mention they’re just $115? What a steal for these shoes.

Weight: 7.7 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 5 mm

Asics Gel-Cumulus 20

The Asics Gel-Cumulus just celebrated its 20th birthday. The Gel-Cumulus is an ideal sneaker for longer, easy runs and heavy-duty mileage. It’s lighter than its predecessor, features the new FlyteFoam midsole and has a more breathable upper — all of which make it the best version yet. The fit in these shoes is described by testers as “snug, but the ankle support is appreciated,” and “like a glove.” For longer days when you need a bit more support, these are your pick. The FlyteFoam midsole paired with rear and forefoot gel cushioning helps to lessen the impact of each footfall while simultaneously helping your foot through its forefoot to midfoot transition, or heel to toe if you’re a heel striker. “Asics are the everyman’s running shoe,” stated one tester. “They aren’t flashy and they don’t need to be. Your dad pairs them with jeans, but will also beat you in the next local 5k in the same pair. These shoes fit right and cover the bases for almost every type of training.” They are the quality you expect from Asics shoes with a slightly more stiff ride that’ll help propel you forward to the finish. “If I want a dependable shoe that won’t give me issues, I’ll turn to these,” concluded another tester.

Weight: 10.5 ounces
Heel Height: 23 mm
Forefoot Height: 13 mm
Pronation: Under-Pronator and Neutral

Brooks Ghost 12

The Ghost has been a part of Brooks running line for seemingly forever — and it’s constantly at the top of the best-selling list for its all-around running prowess. Beginner to experts alike will find this shoe do what they need it to do. The blend of DNA Loft and BioMoGo DNA foam means the shoes are plushly supported, but won’t weigh you down, so you sail through your training long runs. If you’ve run in the Ghost before, don’t worry about too many changes — it’s the engineered mesh upper that’s much sleeker than iterations past, but the responsive and soft feel is the same.

Weight: 10.4 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 12 mm

Adidas Ultraboost 19

When Adidas launched Ultraboost in 2015, it was revolutionary. The foam, fit and feel package was strong, and people loved the crossover value each sneaker carried, from runways to air travel to run commuting. The 19 is the brand’s first variation on the beloved original. Neutral runners will love the new heel-to-toe Primeknit upper that’s woven with colorful thread so you know where the shoe provides a bit more give. We loved these for half-marathon training — and for traveling, too. The 10.9-ounce weight somehow didn’t slow us down, and added much-needed cushion to all the pavement pounding. While $180 might seem a little steep, there are constantly sales on the shoe, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Weight: 10.9 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 10 mm

On Cloud X

This is the shoe you should reach for if you need a stable ride over the course of 100 miles, which is exactly how many miles one tester logged. “It’s very light for a shoe this supportive,” one tester shared. “I had to adjust my running style to accommodate it, but I think this is true when swapping to any shoe. One thing I noticed was that they were super slippery on road paint (like on the yellow or white lines and bike lane lines) when running in the rain, but grippy otherwise.” There’s a lot of structure in this shoe, so you will have to get used to that, but with a dual-density sock liner and adaptive memory foam, soon enough these shoes will fit like a glove.

Weight: 8 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 6 mm

New Balance 1080 V9

New Balance nails the fit on version nine of the well-cushioned and extremely comfortable 1080s. Would we recommend them? “Without question,” said one tester. Pull these on for your weekly long runs to feel supported, yet springy, so your legs are fresh the next day. “These are the most comfortable New Balances I’ve ever worn,” raved another tester. “The layer of Fresh Foam was incredibly responsive and could easily compete with any of the Hoka One One models’ lightweight cushioning.”

Weight: 10.4 ounces
Heel to Toe Height: 8 mm
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The Star Wars X Adidas Ultra Boost X-Wing Is A Must-Have Sneaker For Fans

Can you hear it? Looking at the Star Wars x Adidas Ultra Boost X-Wing, we can’t help but imagine the iconic score playing in the background. This movie tie-in sneaker arrives just in time to drum up more hype for the upcoming film. With only a couple of months left before it hits theaters, fans are undoubtedly on the edge of their seats in anticipation. What better time to shower the market with merchandise for Star Wars junkies to eagerly snap up.

If kicks are not your thing, there are other options available right now. To impress your guests when they visit, there’s the Star Wars furniture collection from renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

Then there is another one from LEGO that’s sure to stoke the fire of every fanboy – the Imperial Star Destroyer kit. Boasting 4,784 pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series set will be keeping us busy until the next film comes out.

The name alone gives it away. However, to get some of our readers up to speed, this is an Adidas Ultra Boost that pays homage to the iconic X-Wing. The colorway clearly resembles the starfighter alongside the graphics that extend from the heel counter to the Boost midsole.

Another cool element is on the rear strap, which features the phrase “The Force Will Be With You Always.” Viewing it from the top we can likewise spot the Rebel Alliance Starbird insignia on a shoelace tag. There’s no word yet of the pricing and release date for the Adidas Ultra Boost X-Wing. Nevertheless, we believe it will arrive before Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker premieres on December 18, 2019.

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Images courtesy of Adidas

Today in Gear: The Ideal Rain Shower Shield, What’s Happening at Our Biggest Event of the Year & More

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


One of our favorite outdoor outfitters has the perfect raincoat for those fall showers that are already upon us. The Kiwi stalwart Kathmandu has dreamed up a rain jacket that can go anywhere. The ideal urban shower companion, the Stockton rain jacket is streamlined and sleek enough for your everyday wear to and from the office, but rugged enough for anything. An insulated and seam-sealed coat made of waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric, the jacket can face any downpour without issue. It is also highly sustainable which is always a plus, crafted with outer shell fabric made from recycled plastic bottles, recycled fabric lining and insulation. And with a slightly longer length, it gives you optimal protection down to your thigh. The Stockton may be your favorite piece of kit this year.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Turbo Power May Finally Be Heading to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

Turbo Power May Finally Be Heading to the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

A rumor has the next-generation Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ getting a bigger engine. But, will it get the turbo?

Here’s Everything That’s Happening at Our Biggest Event of the Year

Here’s Everything That’s Happening at Our Biggest Event of the Year

We’re bringing Gear Patrol’s mission to life this September 27-28 at Classic Car Club Manhattan, and you’re invited to join us. Here’s what you get access to with a ticket to Stocked: A Product Culture…

How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?

How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?

Today is a day of climate protest all across the globe for the Global Climate Strike. Here’s some of our best reporting on the sustainability of products.

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera: 4K 60fps Video Looks Incredible

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro Max Camera: 4K 60fps Video Looks Incredible

We took the new iPhone 11 Pro Max to Apple’s 5th Avenue Store to test its 4K video capabilities. How’s it look?

This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About

This Is the Coolest New iPhone Feature You Haven’t Heard About

Audio Sharing is a new feature that allows two sets of wireless headphones to pair to the same iPhone or iPad, that way they can listen to the same audio.

These Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by a Vintage Model

These Red Wing Heritage Boots Are Inspired by a Vintage Model

A collaboration with Swedish brand Indigofera.

Our iPhone 11 Review, 5 Things to Know About CBD and More

Our iPhone 11 Review, 5 Things to Know About CBD and More

Plus, 5 things to know about CBD; opinions on the new Land Rover Defender; and how to build a mechanical keyboard.

Embrace the Outdoors and Buy This Outstanding Vintage BMW Motorcycle

Embrace the Outdoors and Buy This Outstanding Vintage BMW Motorcycle

This 1990 BMW R100GS could be your ticket to ride.

You Don’t Have to Ride Bikes to Love This New Cycling Clothing

You Don’t Have to Ride Bikes to Love This New Cycling Clothing

Pas Normal recently revealed a new clothing collection that’s not meant to be worn while pedaling.

This Elegant Dress Watch Has Features of High-End Horology for Approachable Prices

This Elegant Dress Watch Has Features of High-End Horology for Approachable Prices

Microbrand Ophion’s new watch features Art-Deco touches, guilloche dials, a beautiful 5-day power reserve movement, and solid value.

Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?

Should You Buy Nintendo’s New, More Affordable Handheld Console?

The early reviews of the Nintendo Switch Lite are in – here’s what they’re saying.

Two Storied SCUBA Brands Teamed Up on this Special Edition Watch

Two Storied SCUBA Brands Teamed Up on this Special Edition Watch

The Poseidon GMT is a dual-time zone dive watch housed in a 42mm case that’s water-resistant to a whopping 1,5000 feet.

BMW’s Hottest New Sports Car May Be Powerful—and Pricey

BMW’s Hottest New Sports Car May Be Powerful—and Pricey

The M2 CS may wind up being BMW’s best performance coupe, but it won’t be cheap.

Seiko Just Released Two Beautiful Automatic Watches. But You Can’t Have Them

Seiko Just Released Two Beautiful Automatic Watches. But You Can’t Have Them

Seiko has released two watches celebrating the 35th anniversary of Japanese retailer TiCTAC. But they’re only available in Japan.

The Ford Bronco Might Beat the Jeep Wrangler in a Delightful Way

The Ford Bronco Might Beat the Jeep Wrangler in a Delightful Way

Like popping the doors off your Jeep? Then you might love the new Bronco.


Fresh Deals



Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Set
Save More than 50%: Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron bug but lack the wallet. Discounted by 25 percent, the set includes Lodge’s standard 10.25-inch skillet, a Dutch oven and a griddle, all for under $50. That’s cheaper than any single, standard-sized skillet from boutique cast-iron cookware brands launched in the last few years. The whole set is made in Lodge’s South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, facility and comes pre-seasoned with vegetable oil. — Will Price grey_placeholder

Docker’s Pants, Shirts and More
Save up to 50%: If you’re looking to update your everyday wardrobe with some classic pieces, head over to Dockers today. Currently, you can save up to 50 percent on chinos, shirts and more. With prices this good, things are bound to sell out, so don’t wait. — John Zientek

Breville Coffee Maker
Save $100: Beyond brewing Gold Cup standard pots of coffee and holding an SCA certification, it lets you customize brewing options like flow rate, bloom time and water temperature. It’s the only coffee maker that can brew with flat bottom filters and cone filters. There’s even an attachment that allows you to insert your favorite pour-over brew device and let the machine do the work. Its heating system warms water as it travels to the showerhead, meaning you don’t have to wait minutes for the water to come to temperature and making it literally the fastest coffee maker you can buy. Its downsides, few that they are, are its size and price. It’s worth comparing its height to the space between your countertop and kitchen cabinets. As for price, the machine is $100 off its hefty $300 tag on Amazon right now. — Will Price

NYRR New York City Marathon Fueling Pack
Save 17%: Loads of performance products advertise that your new PR is just a dose away. Very few have the bona fide results to back it up. But we’ve confirmed that the drink Geoffrey Kamworor consumed while breaking the half-marathon world record came from Maurten, a brand we have long believed in, and it’s now a key part of an awesome New York Marathon Fueling Pack on sale for 17 percent off at The Feed.

Of course, you don’t have to be running that actual marathon to benefit from this offer. The sampler includes caffeinated Clif Bloks, Nuun Sport tablets, VitalFit recovery capsules, Amp Human Performance PR Lotion, Sur Alt Red capsules and Run Gum, plus the record-breaking stuff: 6 servings of Maurten Drink Mix and 8 servings of Maurten Gel 100. Order now and you’ll also get an expert guide explaining how to use everything in the pack, as well as two handy drink bottles.
Now, we can’t promise you’ll run a half-marathon in less an hour like Kamworor does, but you will get to experiment with and benefit from a bunch of top-notch performance aids. (Pro tip: Try this stuff out before your big race. Come race day you shouldn’t introduce anything new that could unexpectedly throw off your game.) — Steve Mazzucchi

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $150: Right now, eBay is selling refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for under $200. That’s a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and new models typically cost around $350.

If you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe

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Bulova Oceanographer “Devil Diver”
Save 40%: Bulova’s been dipping (“diving?” More appropriate?) into its archives for the last couple years, a popular result of which has been the reintroduction of the famed Oceanographer “Devil Diver,” so-called for its depth rating of 666 ft. Right now, you can grab the Devil Diver for only $477, a 40 percent savings off the list price of $795 (use the extra 20% off code “VIP” at checkout). — Zen Love
One of the Most Iconic Motorcycle Jackets Ever Is Almost $300 Off
Save 20%: It’s not easy to earn a reputation for rugged reliability in the world of motorcycle gear, but Belstaff has been at it for nearly 100 years. Covering the backs of some of the first motorcycle racers at the famed Brooklands track, the first runnings of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and even cloaking Che Guevara as documented in his memoir The Motorcycle Diaries, Belstaff has proven itself worthy in the roughest real-world conditions.

As it’s risen to prominence in recent years, Belstaff has entrenched itself in the luxury performance apparel space; as a result, price tags tend to be high across the brand. Today, however, the Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket — one of Belstaff’s most iconic designs — is 20% off at RevZilla, currently selling for just $1,160. –Bryan Campbell


Today on Gear Patrol

The 10 Best Overshirts for Fall

The 10 Best Overshirts for Fall

On a chilly evening, the overshirt is an essential garment.

These Three Vintage Watches Are a Window Into Girard-Perregaux’s History

These Three Vintage Watches Are a Window Into Girard-Perregaux’s History

Three interesting vintage watches from Girard-Perregaux show a slice of the history of this very old and respected brand.

The Best Everyday Pots and Pans for Every Kind of Cook

The Best Everyday Pots and Pans for Every Kind of Cook

In cookware, one size does not fit all.

The Complete Full-Size Pickup Truck Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

The Complete Full-Size Pickup Truck Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Much like country music, the full-size truck has redefined itself, broadened its appeal and defied entrenched stereotypes over the past couple of decades.

If There’s Such a Thing as “Performance” Jeans, Here’s the Best Pair of Them

If There’s Such a Thing as “Performance” Jeans, Here’s the Best Pair of Them

Thanks to the input of founders with a background in the athletic apparel space, Revtown is disrupting the denim business.

Chevy Has Plans to Make the Ford Raptor Go Extinct

Chevy Has Plans to Make the Ford Raptor Go Extinct

We have all the news about SUVs from the week, and what it could mean for you in the future.

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

Today’s Best Deals: Chill Out with a Deal on CBD, Stock Up on Classic Chinos & More

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.

To help with the stress of everyday life, BKLYN CBD has crafted its own CBD Chill Time Drops. Concocted to promote a sense of calmness and take the edge off, these drops combine 1,800mg of CBD — with each dropper full delivering 60mg of CBD. The elixir contains all of the plant’s terpenes to provide a full spectrum blend. These Chill Time Drops are a great way to help boost your overall well-being — one dropper at a time. To help you unwind, BKLYN CBD is offering a 20 percent off code for its Chill Time Drops. So give it a shot, just use the code gearpatrol at check out to apply the discount and you’ll be more relaxed and calm in no time.

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Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Set
Save More than 50%: Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron bug but lack the wallet. Discounted by 25 percent, the set includes Lodge’s standard 10.25-inch skillet, a Dutch oven and a griddle, all for under $50. That’s cheaper than any single, standard-sized skillet from boutique cast-iron cookware brands launched in the last few years. The whole set is made in Lodge’s South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, facility and comes pre-seasoned with vegetable oil. — Will Price

Breville Coffee Maker
Save $100: Beyond brewing Gold Cup standard pots of coffee and holding an SCA certification, it lets you customize brewing options like flow rate, bloom time and water temperature. It’s the only coffee maker that can brew with flat bottom filters and cone filters. There’s even an attachment that allows you to insert your favorite pour-over brew device and let the machine do the work. Its heating system warms water as it travels to the showerhead, meaning you don’t have to wait minutes for the water to come to temperature and making it literally the fastest coffee maker you can buy. Its downsides, few that they are, are its size and price. It’s worth comparing its height to the space between your countertop and kitchen cabinets. As for price, the machine is $100 off its hefty $300 tag on Amazon right now. — Will Price

Motoring


One of the Most Iconic Motorcycle Jackets Ever Is Almost $300 Off
Save 20%: It’s not easy to earn a reputation for rugged reliability in the world of motorcycle gear, but Belstaff has been at it for nearly 100 years. Covering the backs of some of the first motorcycle racers at the famed Brooklands track, the first runnings of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and even cloaking Che Guevara as documented in his memoir The Motorcycle Diaries, Belstaff has proven itself worthy in the roughest real-world conditions.

As it’s risen to prominence in recent years, Belstaff has entrenched itself in the luxury performance apparel space; as a result, price tags tend to be high across the brand. Today, however, the Classic Tourist Trophy Jacket — one of Belstaff’s most iconic designs — is 20 percent off at RevZilla, currently selling for just $1,160. –Bryan Campbell

Outdoors and Fitness



NYRR New York City Marathon Fueling Pack
Save 17%: Loads of performance products advertise that your new PR is just a dose away. Very few have the bona fide results to back it up. But we’ve confirmed that the drink Geoffrey Kamworor consumed while breaking the half-marathon world record came from Maurten, a brand we have long believed in, and it’s now a key part of an awesome New York Marathon Fueling Pack on sale for 17 percent off at The Feed.

Of course, you don’t have to be running that actual marathon to benefit from this offer. The sampler includes caffeinated Clif Bloks, Nuun Sport tablets, VitalFit recovery capsules, Amp Human Performance PR Lotion, Sur Alt Red capsules and Run Gum, plus the record-breaking stuff: 6 servings of Maurten Drink Mix and 8 servings of Maurten Gel 100. Order now and you’ll also get an expert guide explaining how to use everything in the pack, as well as two handy drink bottles.
Now, we can’t promise you’ll run a half-marathon in less an hour like Kamworor does, but you will get to experiment with and benefit from a bunch of top-notch performance aids. (Pro tip: Try this stuff out before your big race. Come race day you shouldn’t introduce anything new that could unexpectedly throw off your game.) — Steve Mazzucchi

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Docker’s Pants, Shirts and More
Save up to 50%: If you’re looking to update your everyday wardrobe with some classic pieces, head over to Dockers today. Currently, you can save up to 50 percent on chinos, shirts and more. With prices this good, things are bound to sell out, so don’t wait. — John Zientek

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Save $150: Right now, eBay is selling refurbished Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones for under $200. That’s a pretty terrific deal considering these are arguably the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, and new models typically cost around $350.

If you’ve been wanting to purchase some really great noise-canceling headphones, which are right up there with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($399) and the Bose QuietComfort 35 II, then you should jump on this eBay deal. — Tucker Bowe

Watches

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Bulova Oceanographer “Devil Diver”
Save 40%: Bulova’s been dipping (“diving?” More appropriate?) into its archives for the last couple years, a popular result of which has been the reintroduction of the famed Oceanographer “Devil Diver,” so-called for its depth rating of 666 ft. Right now, you can grab the Devil Diver for only $477, a 40 percent savings off the list price of $795 (use the extra 20 percent off code “VIP” at checkout). — Zen Love

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

Here’s Everything That’s Happening on Day One of Our Biggest Event of the Year

We’re bringing Gear Patrol’s mission to life this September 27-28 with our first two-day event called Stocked: A Product Culture Conference, at Classic Car Club Manhattan, and you’re invited to join us. Below, everything to expect on Day One (and here, everything to expect on Day Two). Get your tickets while they last.

Here’s what you get access to with a ticket to Stocked.

Live Programming and Panel Discussions

Who’s This For? Designing Products for People
Top designers cover how product designers think, how users interact with a product, and how their needs and desires play into the final design.

The Story Behind One Game-Changing Product
What it takes to be an innovator, to work without asking permission and to create products that change the game.

How to Spot the Next Collectible
What it takes to create — and spot— collectible products that span time.

Including special guests from Herman Miller, OXO, Hill City and the MoMA Design Store.

Headline Speaker: Chris Burkard


Chris shares stories about his essential pieces of kit, items that he cannot live without and the personal meaning behind each object’s importance.

Hear from Gear Patrol Editors

Head to Head Review
Two Gear Patrol editors go head to head with two competing products. Which one comes out on top?

First Impressions
A never-before-seen episode of First Impressions, Gear Patrol’s popular semi-weekly, product-focused YouTube show.

GP 100 Preview
A live filming of This Week In Gear.

Product Demos and Shopping

Visit stations to touch, feel and test products from:

Coffee Breaks & Experiential Activations

  • How to Choose the Right Leather Boots
    Goodyear welt? Quebec Eyestays? Learn the terms to know and what makes a great boot.
  • How to Properly Change your Watch Strap
    Ever wonder how to change the strap on your watch? Learn how from Gear Patrol editors.
  • Gear Patrol Watch Photography Photo Booth
    Our photographers will snap your watch and send it to you in real-time, ready to be posted and shared.
  • Gear Personalization with Billykirk
    Meet Chris Bray, co-founder of Billykirk, and get our gift to you personalized onsite.

Gifts and Giveaways

A curated check-in pouch with everything you need for Stocked, and a gift bag on your way out with gear from:

  • Hill City
  • Ladder
  • Best Made Co.
  • Simply Gum
  • Topo Designs
  • Muji
  • Doane Paper
  • Orbitkey
  • Throughout the day, attendees will be randomly selected to win some gear, with the prizes revealed onsite.

    Happy Hour

    Cocktails and a whiskey tasting with Knob Creek along with light bites and music.


    Two Storied SCUBA Brands Teamed Up on this Special Edition Watch

    SCUBA divers who grew up during the golden age of diving will no doubt be familiar with Aquadive, a company founded in 1962 to produce robust and reliable tool watches for divers. Poseidon, founded in 1958, is another famed name in the diving world, having provided dive gear (including state-of-the-art rebreathers) for both civilian and military divers for over half a century. Now, the two brands have teamed up on a special edition, co-branded diver, the Aquadive Poseidon GMT.

    The Poseidon GMT, which is inspired by the original Aquadive Timedepth from the 1970s, is built upon the modern Bathysphere 100 GMT platform, which is rated to 1,500 feet of water resistance and provides dual-time zone functionality via an ETA 2893-2 automatic movement. It’s housed in a 42mm stainless steel case with a dial that features Poseidon’s signature yellow branding in the form of a 24-hour ring, GMT hand and logo at 9 o’clock. The watch ships on an ISOfrane ladder-style rubber strap and is limited to 300 pieces — MSRP is $1,890, but the watches can be pre-ordered at a 25% discount for a final price of $1,395. Pre-orders will receive a Poseidon mission patch and two ISOfrane straps in black and yellow.

    TRIWA X Humanium Watches are Made from Melted Down Guns

    For the creation of this new watch collection, Triwa teamed up with Humanium Metal, a company that takes illegal firearms recovered from El Salvador & melts them down to make more positive products. Like the watch cases for the Triwa HU39 Collection. The slim, classically-styled HU39 is offered in several models, including 2 chronographs and 2 automatic variants. 15% of the proceeds from these watches support anti-gun violence initiatives in El Salvador.

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    Skullcandy’s Newest Crushers Offer Active Noise Cancelling

    The Skullcandy Crusher ANC sounds like a good time. These new over-ear phones from the fun-loving audio brand feature adjustable sensory bass, Active Noise Cancellation to block out ambient noise, built-in Tile tracking technology, and 24-hour battery life. Available in Deep Red or Fearless Black.

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    Nike Revives Original Waffle Racer

    It’s been more than 40 years since Nike debuted its original Waffle Racer and today it’s back and at a reasonable price. Designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1977, the remake is offered in the OG blue/yellow colorway with a slim nylon and suede upper atop that signature sole with the classic square waffle nubs.

    How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?

    With that in mind, here is some of the reporting we’ve done around sustainability in the world of products.

    Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear

    Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear

    Americans are quantifiably obsessed with outdoor gear. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

    What Sustainability Looks Like in 2019 According to 8 Brands

    What Sustainability Looks Like in 2019 According to 8 Brands

    The entire Outdoor Retailer show is about products, but now brands are seeking out ways to limit their environmental footprint in the future.

    Here’s How Some of Your Favorite Outdoor Brands Are Joining the Global Climate Strike

    Here’s How Some of Your Favorite Outdoor Brands Are Joining the Global Climate Strike

    Going dark for a worthy cause.

    Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products

    Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products

    Patagonia often leads the industry in innovation, and in 2019 it will do so by overhauling its alpine shells and Black Hole bags.

    Your Flashy New Gear Might Be Made of Crusty Old Fishing Nets

    Your Flashy New Gear Might Be Made of Crusty Old Fishing Nets

    Bureo has been working since 2013 to turn discarded fishing nets into everything from skateboards to Jenga towers.

    The Complete Electric Car Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

    The Complete Electric Car Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

    Interested in buying an electric car? Check out our round-up of all of the new EVs on sale in the United States today.

    Can Better Denim Change the World? Levi’s Is Betting on It

    Can Better Denim Change the World? Levi’s Is Betting on It

    Paul Dillinger has given himself the impossible task of transforming the global apparel business into a cleaner, more ethical, more sustainable industry.

    The World of Overlanding Is on the Verge of a Seismic Shift

    The World of Overlanding Is on the Verge of a Seismic Shift

    The Rivian R1T made an appearance at Overland West this past week, marking the first time an all-electric vehicle attended the event.

    What the Hell Is a Wool Surfboard?

    What the Hell Is a Wool Surfboard?

    Firewire Surfboards replaced one key ingredient of surfboard construction with stuff from sheep.

    Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy

    Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy

    We sat down with Porsche chassis engineer Ingo Albers at the launch of the all-new Taycan to learn just how hard it was to create the sport car brand’s first electric vehicle.

    These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

    These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

    The fabric, thread, buttons and labels are made completely of cotton.

    How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie

    How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie

    And a short guide to the brands that are trying hardest to avoid it.

    This Explorer Wants to Change the Way You Think About Nature

    This Explorer Wants to Change the Way You Think About Nature

    The man behind the Lost Explorer shares his perspectives on consumerism and nature.

    Some of the Best Electric Motorcycles On Sale This Summer

    Some of the Best Electric Motorcycles On Sale This Summer

    Electric motorcycles used to be a novelty, but they’ve become a serious option for riders. These are our favorites available this summer.

    Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

    Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

    Vintage off-roaders are woefully fuel-inefficient. Electric “crate engines” may fix that.

    These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary

    These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary

    Made from entirely plant-based components.

    2020 Will Be the Electric Car Tipping Point

    2020 Will Be the Electric Car Tipping Point

    Tesla received about 400,000 Model 3 reservations, a number higher than Mercedes’ total U.S. sales in a year.

    What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks

    What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks

    The NPS just announced its official policy on the matter — here are the highlights.

    Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market

    Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market

    Made from organic cotton and guaranteed for life.

    Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

    Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

    The quest for sustainability continues.

    Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

    Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

    300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

    Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?

    Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?

    Bolt Threads is the biotech company behind Microsilk, a synthetic spider silk that’s engineered from water, yeast and spider DNA.

    Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100

    Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100

    A unisex shoe available in seven colors.

    Bonnie & Clyde Guns, Gear and Memorabilia Are up for Auction

    Despite their history, felony counts and general perception in the newspapers, Bonnie and Clyde are romanticized in myths, legends and tall tales that live on to this day. It’s almost hard to believe they were…

    The Leaf Hauler Makes Fall Yard Work Fast & Easy

    Raking season is coming. This fall, get it handled like a pro with the Leaf Hauler. This rugged, reinforced clean-up tarp carries 4X what a wheelbarrow does and has 6 handles for easy transport. It comes with stakes to keep it down on windy days & folds up flat for storage.

    The 10 Best Overshirts for Fall

    For crisp mornings and cool nights, for falling snow, and for the first days of frigid weather — an overshirt. It’s a staple that can stand alone as a light top layer, or function as a stylish mid-layer beneath a jacket when the temperature really drops. Check out our favorite overshirts and find one for your cold-weather wardrobe.

    Everlane Chore Overshirt

    Made from 8.6-ounce cotton twill, this shirt has two chest patch pockets and a relaxed fit. There’s a bit more room in the shoulders, chest and body for a greater range of motion.

    Woolrich Flannel Overshirt

    This cotton flannel overshirt has button-flap patch pockets and single-button cuffs. It’s has a relaxed fit and is available in a range of classic plaids.

    Outerknown Blanket Shirt

    Made from organic cotton heavyweight will, this shirt is sturdy, soft and breathable. It has two button-flap chest pockets and natural corozo buttons.

    Filson Deer Island Jac-Shirt

    This rugged shirt is made from 9.7-ounce brushed-cotton twill. It has button-flap chest pockets, side-seam handwarmer pockets and military-grade melamine buttons.

    Shockoe Atelier Utility Shirt

    Made in Virginia from 9.5-ounce herringbone fabric, this shirt has two chest pockets with snap closures, slash hand pockets and leather-backed buttons and rivets. It features tobacco leaf-stamped hardware in copper with a black finish.

    Carhartt WIP Milner Shirt Jacket

    This heavyweight shirt is made from a shaggy 13-ounce wool blend and comes in four versatile colors. The design has two chest pockets, two welt pockets and a collar hang-loop.

    Ship John Townes Western Shirt

    Made in Oregon from 10.1-ounce waxed canvas, this hard-wearing shirt features solid-brass cymbal snaps and traditional Western styling. It has two chest pockets and is availabe in sizes XS to XXXL.

    Todd Snyder Corduroy Shirt Jacket

    Made in New York, this overshired corduroy shirt is cut from 8-wale corduroy and features real horn buttons. It has a single chest pocket and is available in sizes XS to XXL.

    Indigofera Fargo Shirt

    This shirt is cut from 12-ounce selvedge denim from Nihon Menpu in Japan. The design has patinated brass snaps, double-needle stitching, copper rivets and an oversized fit.

    Iron Heart Ultra-Heavy Flannel Shirt

    This Japanese shirt is made with ultra-heavyweight herringbone flannel that utilizes Peruvian Aspero cotton yarn. It has a single-brushed outer and a double-brushed inner, so it feels super soft next to your skin, and it’s available in S through XXXL.

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

    These Three Vintage Watches Are a Window Into Girard-Perregaux’s History

    Counted among the oldest watch brands still in operation, Girard-Perregaux claims roots going back over 200 years, which includes the founding of the Jean-François Bautte manufacturing facilities that were the most complete and vertically integrated of their time in the late 1700s. Girard-Perregaux the watchmaker came a little bit later, incorporating as Girard & Cie in 1852, but his company acquired the Bautte manufacture in 1906 and their histories merged. The company is old no matter how you look at it.

    Many of GP’s notable achievements or models over the years are said to focus on improving accuracy. Before tourbillons were the commonplace luxury status symbol they are today, they were intended to improve accuracy, and a tourbillon pocket watch the company made in the mid-1800s featuring three parallel bridges continues to influence the brand’s modern in-house movement design.

    In the 20th century, the Girard-Perregaux uncommonly high-frequency movement in its Gyromatic line had the same chronometric purpose, operating at 5Hz. No less notable is that Girard-Perregaux made the first ever Swiss quartz watch — far more accurate than mechanical watches, of course. Below is a sampling of watches that illustrate the breadth of the brand’s wide-ranging capacity and personality.

    Girard Perregaux Alarm 9490 HK

    What We Like: Vintage alarm watches in general are cool and interesting for all kinds of reasons, and a number of companies were making them following the lead of brands like Vulcain. With its sporty cushion-shaped case, powered by an A. Shild AS 1931-based automatic movement, this particular 9490 HK model has a relatively modern feel and should wear well at 35mm.

    From the Seller: In excellent condition and recently serviced by a certified watchmaker.

    Girard-Perregaux Olimpico 9238

    What We Like: Another cushion cased-watch, this lovely Olimpico shares some aesthetics with other notable chronographs of its era — and it’s got a cool-sounding name. Dating to around 1976, its “panda dial” with black sub-registers on a white main dial is a current enthusiast favorite, and this model was apparently made as a limited edition of only 1,000. It’s powered by a Valjoux 726 manually wound chronograph movement and the case measures a bold 42mm wide.

    From the Seller: It runs perfect with smooth winding and the chrono works perfect. The brushing on the case is in really good condition, as is the dial.

    Girard-Perregaux Gyromatic Deep Diver

    What We Like: With the distinct charm that only divers of the 1960s can claim, this features the brand’s Gyromatic movement, which included a system the brand first applied to sourced movements that it modified to make automatic winding smoother. It measures 35mm wide and is a cool piece of horological history. This might have been a “Deep Diver” in its time, but vintage pieces like this should generally be worn dry.

    From the Seller: The case is in excellent condition overall with normal signs of wear. Matte-black quadrant dial in great condition.

    Color Title Using Title Casing

    Brand names like Rolex, Patek, Audemars Piguet and Omega dominate the headspace of vintage watch collectors but these legacy brands aren’t the exclusive purveyors of significant, lust-worthy vintage watches. Read the Story

    The Best Everyday Pots and Pans for Every Kind of Cook

    Not all cookware is for all cooks. Between the person who doesn’t know what blanching is and those that own commercial-grade blowtorches, there is a divide. Cookware, like all product categories, can be stratified in a dozen different ways. What’s the best brand if you want your pans to look good? What about the best cheap brand? The best for beginners? These are the best cookware companies for every different cook to invest in.

    The Budget-Minded Cook: Potluck

    Potluck makes utilitarian cookware. On its site, it promises no retail markups, no gadgets and no single-use products. To that end, its lineup is stuffed with just the basics — a skillet, a stock pot, sauce pans, the only three knives you actually need and a tightly curated cast of kitchen utensils. The cookware is three-ply stainless steel, the knives are hardwearing high-carbon steel and the prices are ideal — $270 for an entire kitchen suite.

    The Beginner Cook: Equal Parts

    The newest brand on the list was designed from the top-down to cater to the cook who doesn’t know their way around stovetop. The pots and pans are ceramic-coated aluminum, making them lighter, easier to clean and faster-heating than any stainless steel cookware you can buy. The entire collection is nesting, so space isn’t an issue, and every set comes with eight weeks of free text-based cooking guidance. Fire questions, curiosities and recipe ideas to Equal Parts’ cook hotline for immediate backup in the kitchen.

    The Aesthetics-First Cook: Great Jones

    Great Jones serves up cookware with a helping of vibes. The brand’s distinctively glossy, round look isn’t for everybody, but for those looking for cookware that doubles as decor, there aren’t many better options (Eva Solo makes a solid alternative). But the two best things about Great Jones cookware have nothing to do with its looks: the rivet-less interior is as easy to clean as pans can get, and the handle, though strange at first, stays cooler than any handle we’ve ever tested. Great Jones stainless steel pieces are also much thinner and lighter than most performance-focused options.

    The Value-Conscious Cook: Made In

    Made In is kind of like a millennial All-Clad; its carbon steel, stainless steel and non-stick cookware is premium, performance-minded and is sold at marginally better price points. Like All-Clad, they’ve got more chef cred than most cookware brands, with company investments from Tom Colicchio and Grant Achatz. If you want technical cookware for a more manageable price, it’s Made In or bust.

    The Pure Performance Cook: All-Clad

    The inventors of cladded cookware have, for the better part of fifty years, been the choice brand for commercial cooks. Its stainless steel cookware — the line it’s best known for — is heavier than standard layered steel. The added weight means its temperature is kept stable, even when cold food is dropped into it, and it’s resistant to warping like more affordable options. Is it expensive? Yes, a single 10-inch fry pan can run you $100. Is it worth it? If you spend serious time in the kitchen, without a shadow of a doubt.

    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 Complete Full-Size Pickup Truck Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

    Full-size trucks are the quintessential American vehicles. Americans build them; they buy them far more than any other type of car; and perhaps most importantly of all, they have the landscape to make use of them. Profits from full-size trucks provide the American automotive industry’s lifeblood. The Big Three may call themselves mobility companies committed to a zero-emissions future, but it’s selling full-size trucks that will pay to develop that future.

    Much like country music, the full-size truck has redefined itself, broadened its appeal and defied entrenched stereotypes over the past couple of decades. Vital competition in this segment has made full-size trucks some of the most sophisticated, capable, practical and luxurious vehicles on the market. The Big Three can’t afford for their full-size trucks to be anything less.

    Pickup Truck Terminology

    AFM: Active fuel management. A technology that allows the engine to reduce the number of cylinders being used under light loads.
    Crew Cab: Term used by most manufacturers for a double cab with four full-size doors.
    DFM: Dynamic fuel management. A General Motors technology that allows the engine to choose from between 17 different cylinder firing combinations as needed, for greater efficiency.
    Eco: Prefix that indicates some effort has been made to make this engine more efficient…or that the manufacturer wishes to market it as such.
    eTorque: Mild hybrid system for Fiat Chrysler engines that adds low-end torque.
    Half-ton: Another name for the full-size segment. It used to correlate to payload capacity. It no longer does.
    Hemi: Chrysler engine with a hemispherical induction chamber. These are large-displacement, high-output engines used on trucks and muscle cars.
    Light-Duty: Another name for the full-size truck segment. Distinguishes these trucks from the “heavy-duty” vehicles optimized for hauling and towing, such as the F-Series Super Duty and Ram 2500.
    Long Bed: A truck bed with a length of around eight feet. This length appears most commonly on work trucks. Most buyers opt for a shorter bed for easier handling.
    Payload: The amount of weight a vehicle can carry, including passengers and cargo.
    Towing Capacity: The amount of weight a vehicle can tow.

    Buying Guide

    Ford F-150

    Thanks to sheer volume, the Ford F-150 defines the full-size truck market. The F-Series has been America’s best-selling vehicle for more than 30 years running; in 2018, Ford sold more than 900,000 of them in the U.S. No other vehicle eclipsed 600,000.

    The current (13th) generation appeared for the 2015 model year. Whether you require a basic work truck, a road-going yacht or a badass offroad rig to attempt the Baja 1000 (hi there, F-150 Raptor), Ford has you covered.

    Ford made some forward-thinking changes with the last generation. They shifted the body from steel to a lighter aluminum-heavy construction (a move ridiculed by competitors at first, then imitated). Ford also favors turbocharged V6 engines over traditional V8s. These offer a higher output on paper, but many truck buyers still prefer a V8. (Ford may finally give them one on the Raptor.)

    Ram and Chevy’s latest truck generations may have caught up. But Ford should move the bar forward again with its next-generation model launching next year, which may include game-changing hybrid and electric F-150s.

    Body Styles:

    • Regular
    • Supercab
    • Supercrew

    Box Length:

    • 5.5 feet
    • 6.5 feet
    • 8 feet

    Trims:

    • XL
    • XLT
    • Lariat
    • King Ranch
    • Platinum
    • Raptor
    • Limited

    Engines:

    • 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp, 265 lb-ft)
    • Twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 (325 hp, 400 lb-ft)
    • 5.0-liter V8 (395 hp, 400 lb-ft)
    • Turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel (255 hp, 440 lb-ft)
    • Twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 (375 hp, 470 lb-ft; 450 hp, 510 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 3,230 lbs (3.5-liter EcoBoost)

    Max Towing Capacity: 13,320 lbs (3.5-liter EcoBoost)

    Base MSRP: $28,495

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    The fourth-generation Silverado was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Chevy’s strategy for competing with Ford has been to offer plentiful customization: If a customer has a particular taste, Chevy will provide an option to meet it. The Silverado has eight different trim levels, each with a corresponding grille design. Buyers can choose from three cab sizes, three box lengths and five different engines. Then you hit a near-endless array of accessories and details.

    The Silverado has largely stuck with V8 engines. Tempting outside-the-box buyers with the “2.7-liter engine” which is a (gasp!) four-cylinder has not gone well. The fuel-efficient inline-six diesel engine may do better.

    Where the Silverado has struggled is distinguishing itself from competitors. GM’s higher-end luxury options and more innovative technologies largely went to the now-higher-end Sierra. Which is great — for the Sierra.

    Body Style:

    • Regular Cab
    • Double Cab
    • Crew Cab

    Box Length:

    • Short (5 feet 10 inches)
    • Standard (6 feet 7 inches)
    • Long (8 feet 2 inches)

    Models:

    • WT
    • Custom
    • Custom Trail Boss (4WD only)
    • LT
    • LT Trail Boss (4WD only)
    • RST
    • LTZ
    • High Country

    Engines:

    • 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp, 305 lb-ft)
    • Turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four (310 hp, 348 lb-ft)
    • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six diesel (277 hp, 460 lb-ft)
    • 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft)
    • 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 2,250 lbs (4.3-liter V6)

    Max Towing Capacity: 13,400 lbs (6.2-liter V8)

    Base MSRP: $28,300

    GMC Sierra 1500

    The GMC Sierra has had trouble differentiating itself from the Silverado over the years, mostly because it has been mechanically identical. GM has sought to change this with the new generation, redefining the Sierra as the higher-end rig and giving it the features to back that up.

    If the Silverado and Sierra are still corporate twins, the Sierra is the better-looking, more interesting one. It gets the super-lux “Denali” trim and the premium off-road Raptor-rival AT4 trim. The Sierra also gets the first crack at innovative features like the MultiPro six-function tailgate and the CarbonPro carbon fiber bed.

    Body Style:

    • Regular Cab
    • Double Cab
    • Crew Cab

    Box Length:

    • Short (5 feet 10 inches)
    • Standard (6 feet 7 inches)
    • Long (8 feet 2 inches)

    Models:

    • Sierra (base)
    • SLE
    • Elevation
    • SLT
    • AT4
    • Denali

    Engines:

    • 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp, 305 lb-ft)
    • Turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four (310 hp, 348 lb-ft)
    • 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft)
    • 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp, 460 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 2,240 lbs (Regular Cab)

    Max Towing Capacity: 12,500 lbs (6.2-liter V8)

    Base MSRP: $38,395

    Ram 1500

    Ram became an independent brand apart from Dodge for the 2010 model year, following the Fiat-Chrysler merger. Ram debuted the fifth-generation 1500 pickup for the 2019 model year. Ram focused on offering a premium experience, whether that is ride quality, interior styling and materials, or technology such as a massive 12-inch touchscreen. That focus has earned the Ram 1500 rave reviews, and the pickup won multiple “truck of the year” awards.

    The Ram 1500 has a simplified engine lineup compared to competitors. Ram dispensed with both the two-door cab and the long box, leaving those variants to the “Ram Classic.” If you’re into multifunction tailgates, the Ram 1500 has one that splits 60-40.

    Body Styles:

    • Quad Cab
    • Crew Cab

    Box Length:

    • 5 feet 7 inches
    • 6 feet 4 inches

    Models:

    • Tradesman
    • Tradesman HFE
    • Big Horn/Lone Star
    • Laramie
    • Rebel
    • Laramie Longhorn
    • Limited

    Engines:

    • 3.6-liter V6 w/eTorque (305 hp, 269 lb-ft)
    • 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft)
    • 5.7-liter HEMI V8 w/eTorque (395 hp, 410 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 2,100lbs (3.6-liter V6)

    Max Towing Capacity: 12,750 lbs (5.7-liter V8)

    Base MSRP: $33,440

    Ram 1500 Classic

    Ram kept the fourth-generation 1500 in production after the fifth-generation debuted. The older truck is now a budget model with a pared-down trim lineup. With the base-level Tradesman starting at $27,645, it undercuts the rest of the full-size pickup market. The strategy has been so successful, Ram passed the Silverado for number-two best-seller overall. Ram plans to keep the previous model in production, and even update it.

    Body Styles:

    • Regular Cab
    • Quad Cab
    • Crew Cab

    Box Length:

    5 feet 7 inches
    • 6 feet 4 inches
    • 8 feet

    Models:

    • Tradesman
    • Express
    • Warlock
    • Big Horn

    Engines:

    • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 (240 hp, 420 lb-ft)
    • 3.6-liter V6 (305 hp, 269 lb-ft)
    • 5.7-liter V8 (395 hp, 410 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 1,880 lbs (3.6-liter V6)

    Max Towing Capacity: 10,470 lbs (5.7-liter V8)

    Base MSRP: $27,645

    Toyota Tundra

    Toyota launched the first Tundra for the 2000 model year. It was the first Japanese full-size pickup for the American market. It’s more akin to the rest of Toyota’s SUV/truck lineup than its American segment competitors. Updates are rare: The second generation debuted way back in 2007, and was last facelifted in 2014.

    The Tundra is the full-sized truck for Toyota fans. It offers the brand’s notable strengths: impressive build quality, formidable off-road chops and unbelievable resale value. Attempts have been made to add luxury (i.e. the 1794 Edition) and off-road cred (the TRD Pro). But the Tundra is a generation behind its American competitors, particularly when it comes to fuel economy; it earns just 15 mpg combined.

    Body Style:

    • Double Cab
    • Crewmax

    Box Length:

    • Short (5 feet 7 inches)
    • Standard (6 feet 7 inches)
    • Long (8 feet 2 inches)

    Models:

    • SR
    • SR5
    • Limited
    • Platinum
    • 1794 Edition
    • TRD Pro

    Engines:

    • 5.7-liter V8

    Max Payload: 1,730 lbs

    Max Towing Capacity: 10,200 lbs

    Base MSRP: $33,425

    Nissan Titan

    Nissan launched the Titan full-size pickup in 2004. The second generation debuted in 2016. It offers a simple lineup, with one engine option (a 5.6-liter V8) and no ability to mix and match cargo boxes. While the Titan is newer than the Tundra, it does not match up with the Big Three competitors in capability, particularly in towing.

    What the Titan can offer, compared to competitors, is a value proposition. A buyer who wants a single-cab, long-box work truck and a V8 with reasonable options (power doors and windows, carpet) can it there at a lower price point with the Titan than itscompetitors.

    Body Style:

    • Single Cab (8-foot box)
    • King Cab (6.5-foot box)
    • Crew Cab (5.5-ffot box)

    Models:

    • S
    • SV
    • SV Midnight Edition
    • PRO-4X
    • SL
    • SL Midnight Edition
    • Platinum Reserve

    Engines:

    • 5.6-liter V8 (390 hp, 394 lb-ft)

    Max Payload: 1,930 lbs (Single Cab 4×4)

    Max Towing Capacity: 9,660 (Single Cab 4×2)

    Base MSRP:$30,690

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

    Today in Gear: A Striking Strap For Your Rolex, Patagonia’s New Fleecelab & More

    Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


    It isn’t always easy to find a way to change up your Rolex. However, Everest Bands makes the best aftermarket watch bands you can find, all designed specifically to fit your Rolex with curved ends to remove the gap between the watch band and watch case for a perfect fit. The inspiration for Everest Band’s latest strap comes from Rolex’s long history in automobile racing — it’s been specifically designed to mimic the leather interior of a sports car. With three color combinations of perforated leather, you will be sure to find a match to yours, or to the one of your dreams. An embedded ABS plastic insert will also make sure the leather stays sharp while you use it. Once you have one of these for your Rolex, you may finally have an excuse to find a sports car to match.

    New & Noteworthy Releases

    This Company Will Make Your Custom Land Rover Defender Dreams Come True

    This Company Will Make Your Custom Land Rover Defender Dreams Come True

    A Virginia company is taking orders for some seriously tricked-out Land Rover Defenders.

    The Adventure Insurance You Never Knew You Needed

    The Adventure Insurance You Never Knew You Needed

    Spot offers up an injury insurance subscription service that provides protection for all matter of adventures from skiing to rock climbing.

    These New Ceramic Watches Are Available In Nine Striking Colors

    These New Ceramic Watches Are Available In Nine Striking Colors

    Rado’s True Thinline Les Couleurs™ Le Corbusier collection features incredibly thin, quartz-powered watches.

    Honda’s New Motorcycle Pays Tribute to One of Its Best, But We Can’t Have It

    Honda’s New Motorcycle Pays Tribute to One of Its Best, But We Can’t Have It

    To pay tribute to the CB750, Honda is building a run of 80’s enduro-inspired CB1100 RS bikes. Odd? Sure. But who cares when the end result looks this good?

    Why Is This New G-Shock Over $1,000? One Word: Titanium

    Why Is This New G-Shock Over $1,000? One Word: Titanium

    The new Casio G-Shock GMW-B5000TB looks like the classic 1983 model, but it’s in fully premium materials like titanium and sapphire crystal.

    Uniqlo’s Affordable Hybrid Down Jackets Are Instant Classics

    Uniqlo’s Affordable Hybrid Down Jackets Are Instant Classics

    Performance-focused jackets with street-friendly silhouettes.

    Are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Going to Turn Into Electric Cars?

    Are the Porsche Boxster and Cayman Going to Turn Into Electric Cars?

    The Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster might trade internal combustion for batteries and electric motors in their next generation.

    The iPhone 11 Pro Max Battery Really Is Enormous

    The iPhone 11 Pro Max Battery Really Is Enormous

    A teardown of Apple’s new flagship shows that it’s battery has gotten a whole heck of a lot thicker.

    Patagonia’s New Fleeces Are Awesome, but They Aren’t for Camping

    Patagonia’s New Fleeces Are Awesome, but They Aren’t for Camping

    Patagonia helped invent fleece decades ago, and this year it’s getting creative with the material in a new line called Fleecelab.

    Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

    Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

    Vintage off-roaders are woefully fuel-inefficient. Electric “crate engines” may fix that.


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    Save 42%:Now’s the perfect time to pick up a new pair of sneakers for fall. Currently at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 42 percent on a pair of Nike Air Max kicks. That means the classic style is just $65 while supplies last, so don’t wait — these will be gone before you know it. — John Zientek


    ThermoWorks Silicone Spatula
    Save 40%: ThermoWorks’ 100 percent silicone spatulas are better than metal spatulas for a number of reasons, but the most obvious one is the most impactful: it’s flexible. This is especially useful when attempting to dislodge eggs, pancakes, pie or cornbread from what they naturally want to stick to. Silicone spatulas also happen to be much easier to clean than metal ones and, because they don’t have any sharp edges, they can’t scratch cookware or mixing bowls.
    Today you can cop best silicone spatula there is for $6 instead of its regular $10.
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    Seiko Prospex and Presage Watches
    Save 20%: Hear ye, hear ye — a bunch of Seiko watches are on sale! Automatic ones! Diver ones! An all-black one! If you’re the type of person who hates paying full price for already-affordable, well made Japanese watches, then this is the sale for you. Take 20% off tons of great Seiko watches today from Macy’s, including entries from the Prospex and Presage collections. — Oren Hartov


    Crankbrothers M5
    Save $2: All the bells and whistles available on modern bicycles can make working on them seem rather daunting. But the reality is that you can do a lot of adjustments and fixes yourself if you have the proper tools — and you don’t need to strap some massive toolkit to your bike, either. The Crankbrothers M5, on sale at Amazon right now for just 11 bucks, has many of them covered.
    Granted, you won’t be able to fix a flat or replace a chain with this gadget, but the included Philips #2 screwdriver and #3, 4, 5 and 6 hex wrenches are all you need to change your seat height, adjust your brakes, tighten up your headset, attach bells and lights or add a bottle cage. Plus, it weighs less than 3 ounces, making it easy to slip in your pocket or bike bag and forget all about it till someone on your ride has a hangup and you get to play hero. — Steve Mazzucchi


    Target Furniture Collections
    Save Up to 50%: Where the hunt for affordable home furnishings was once restricted to the blue Swedish giant, Target has become a viable alternative. And to say farewell to summer, Target is running an enormous clearance sale on a wide selection of its furniture.

    The retailer stocks a number of furniture collections ranging from its mid-century modern Project 62 line to its minimalist Made by Design range. The sale includes all the basics needed to outfit your home, including dining tables, coffee tables, sofas and armchairs. Check availability for in-store pickup to bypass the significant shipping fees tagged onto larger orders. — Tyler Chin

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    Apple AirPods (2019)
    Save Up to $30: Looking for AirPod deals? You’re in luck. Amazon is selling the newest AirPods with or without the new wireless charging case at pretty steep discounts right now. If you want the wireless charging case, Amazon is selling those AirPods for $169, which is $30 cheaper than what Apple is charging for them. If you don’t care about the wireless charging case, Amazon is selling these normally $159 AirPods for roughly $15 off. — Tucker Bowe
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    Today on Gear Patrol

    This Absurd Backup Battery Can Charge Every Gadget You Own and Then Some

    This Absurd Backup Battery Can Charge Every Gadget You Own and Then Some

    This compact and powerful battery bank is a lightweight gas-free, emissions-free generator that’s powerful enough to run woodshop tools, office electronics, a portable refrigerator or medical device.

    The 1990 Lexus LS400, Driven Today: We Need Cars Like This Again

    The 1990 Lexus LS400, Driven Today: We Need Cars Like This Again

    The original Lexus LS400 may be 30 years old, but it’s every bit as remarkable today as it was when it debuted.

    Some of Our Favorite Camping and Climbing Gear Is 20% Off Right Now

    Some of Our Favorite Camping and Climbing Gear Is 20% Off Right Now

    Backcountry.com is offering 20% off some of the site’s stock of camping and climbing gear.

    This Company’s Automatic Pilot Watches Feel as Legit as Vintage Originals

    This Company’s Automatic Pilot Watches Feel as Legit as Vintage Originals

    The Ollech & Wajs P-101 and P-104 are the first new watches from a revived Swiss tool watch manufacturer.

    Essentials You Need to Get Through the Weekend in Style

    Essentials You Need to Get Through the Weekend in Style

    These essentials will keep you comfortable and stylish, no matter what your weekend entails.

    The Best Upgrades to Your Cheap, Disposable Pens Are Surprisingly Affordable

    The Best Upgrades to Your Cheap, Disposable Pens Are Surprisingly Affordable

    Nice pens don’t have to cost $100.

    These Are the Best Fitness Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

    These Are the Best Fitness Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

    Our Editor’s Pick for the best fitness earbuds you can buy right now are the Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds.

    Test, Learn and Shop at the Stocked Product Marketplace in NYC

    Test, Learn and Shop at the Stocked Product Marketplace in NYC

    On Day Two of Stocked, there will be even more opportunities to learn more about products and shop them IRL — and after 12 PM, it’s completely open to the public.

    This Is How to Maintain a Dive Watch

    This Is How to Maintain a Dive Watch

    A diver may be the ultimate “tool” watch, but it still needs some TLC. Follow these pointers and your watch should last a lifetime.

    2019 Airstream Bambi Review: The Stylish, Easy Way into Camping Trailer Life

    2019 Airstream Bambi Review: The Stylish, Easy Way into Camping Trailer Life

    Craving that Airstream life? The Bambl brings all the joys of aluminum-bodied camping trailer living in a compact package at a lower price.

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

    Today’s Best Deals: A Device That Won’t Let Injuries Stop You, Target’s Furniture is on Deep Discount & More

    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.

    If you plan on getting outside this Autumn on the trail, for some team sports or even if you’re just active in the kitchen, it is good insurance to have ZipStitch nearby. ZipStitch’s innovative laceration kit lets you treat minor cuts with Emergency Room technology when you can’t get to an ER to get stitched up. It’s the most advanced wound closure device available without your doctor’s involvement — better than butterfly bandages and strips. All you have to do is place the ZipStitch over your wound with its strong adhesive — designed to last two weeks — and pull the four zip-ties designed to close the wound. With the ZipStitch you can continue your outdoor activities with less interruption and avoid the hassle and out-of-pocket costs of going to the emergency room. Right now you can get 10% off your order from ZipStitch with the code Gear10

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    ThermoWorks Silicone Spatula
    Save 40%: ThermoWorks’ 100 percent silicone spatulas are better than metal spatulas for a number of reasons, but the most obvious one is the most impactful: it’s flexible. This is especially useful when attempting to dislodge eggs, pancakes, pie or cornbread from what they naturally want to stick to. Silicone spatulas also happen to be much easier to clean than metal ones and, because they don’t have any sharp edges, they can’t scratch cookware or mixing bowls.
    Today you can cop best silicone spatula there is for $6 instead of its regular $10.
    — Will Price


    Target Furniture Collections
    Save Up to 50%: Where the hunt for affordable home furnishings was once restricted to the blue Swedish giant, Target has become a viable alternative. And to say farewell to summer, Target is running an enormous clearance sale on a wide selection of its furniture.

    The retailer stocks a number of furniture collections ranging from its mid-century modern Project 62 line to its minimalist Made by Design range. The sale includes all the basics needed to outfit your home, including dining tables, coffee tables, sofas and armchairs. Check availability for in-store pickup to bypass the significant shipping fees tagged onto larger orders. — Tyler Chin

    Outdoors and Fitness



    Crankbrothers M5
    Save $2: All the bells and whistles available on modern bicycles can make working on them seem rather daunting. But the reality is that you can do a lot of adjustments and fixes yourself if you have the proper tools — and you don’t need to strap some massive toolkit to your bike, either. The Crankbrothers M5, on sale at Amazon right now for just 11 bucks, has many of them covered.
    Granted, you won’t be able to fix a flat or replace a chain with this gadget, but the included Philips #2 screwdriver and #3, 4, 5 and 6 hex wrenches are all you need to change your seat height, adjust your brakes, tighten up your headset, attach bells and lights or add a bottle cage. Plus, it weighs less than 3 ounces, making it easy to slip in your pocket or bike bag and forget all about it till someone on your ride has a hangup and you get to play hero. — Steve Mazzucchi

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    Nike Air Max Sneakers
    Save 42%:Now’s the perfect time to pick up a new pair of sneakers for fall. Currently at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 42 percent on a pair of Nike Air Max kicks. That means the classic style is just $65 while supplies last, so don’t wait — these will be gone before you know it. — John Zientek

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    Apple AirPods (2019)
    Save Up to $30: Looking for AirPod deals? You’re in luck. Amazon is selling the newest AirPods with or without the new wireless charging case at pretty steep discounts right now. If you want the wireless charging case, Amazon is selling those AirPods for $169, which is $30 cheaper than what Apple is charging for them. If you don’t care about the wireless charging case, Amazon is selling these normally $159 AirPods for roughly $15 off. — Tucker Bowe
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    Seiko Prospex and Presage Watches
    Save 20%: Hear ye, hear ye — a bunch of Seiko watches are on sale! Automatic ones! Diver ones! An all-black one! If you’re the type of person who hates paying full price for already-affordable, well made Japanese watches, then this is the sale for you. Take 20% off tons of great Seiko watches today from Macy’s, including entries from the Prospex and Presage collections. — Oren Hartov

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