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Seven Innovative Products with Military Pedigree

Every great product has a story to tell. For these ubiquitous inventions, it starts on the battlefield.

Aviator Sunglasses

Salt Optics Francisco Sunglasses

After World War I, the Army Air Corps contracted Bausch and Lomb to create sunglasses that helped mitigate eye strain in fighter pilots at high altitudes. And whether or not you’ve seen an original pair, released in 1936, you’re certainly familiar with the shape: thin metal frames and convex, tear-drop shaped lenses that block a significant amount of incoming light. Originally called “Anti-Glares,” the style was rebranded “Ray-Ban” (sound familiar?) after release to the public in 1937.

The classic aviator design has since been widely co-opted for everyday use, and the style is still in use by military pilots. Most brands offer civilian consumers nothing more than an array of lens color options, but the Francisco aviators by Southern California eyewear brand Salt Optics feature a titanium frame and temples, and lightweight, scratch- and abrasion-resistant polarized lenses. They’re significantly lighter than traditional models but offer better eye protection. Those upgrades are reflected in the price but not the style; more than eight decades on from the original Bausch and Lomb models, the military-inspired design remains essentially unchanged.

Dive Watches

Panerai Radiomir California Dial

The 1920s saw several developments to water-resistant watch design, but it wasn’t until the following decade, in 1936, that a prototype timepiece presaging the modern dive watch was unveiled.

That watch, commissioned by the Royal Italian Navy from Panerai, in Florence, was dubbed the Radiomir, and it sported several features that are now hallmarks of the dive-watch genre: a large, legible dial; a robust case; and a strap long enough to fit over a wetsuit. The Radiomir also featured a new, radium-based compound for the hands and indices that gave off a constant glow and allowed the time to be read underwater. (Modern dive watches feature similarly luminous but less radioactive materials.)

In 1938, Panerai updated the Radomir with a new dial and reinforced wire lugs; the watch was refreshed again, in 1940, with integrated lugs. Though neither iteration featured a rotating bezel like those first seen on Rolex Submariners of the 1950s — and now inextricably linked with the dive-watch style — they paved the way for timepieces that would accompany civilian scuba divers to the world’s great reefs and Wall Street CEOs to the world’s great steakhouses. This modern version, the 47mm Panerai Radiomir California Dial, with the original’s gemlike contour and bold simplicity, is equally at home at both.

GPS

Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Roam GPS Bike Computer

The world runs on GPS. It’s in our cars, in our pockets. Tens of millions of computers all over the world use GPS to determine the time. But despite its ubiquity, GPS is a shockingly recent invention: the first commercial model didn’t hit the market until after mobile phones, CDs and Nintendo.

Back in the early ’70s, the U.S. Department of Defense was looking for a reliable means of electronic navigation. The DoD started using satellites to triangulate the location of handheld receivers — receivers at the time weighed around 35 pounds — but it took almost two decades for the world to get its first consumer GPS receiver in 1989: the Magellan NAV 1000, which cost $3,000, weighed 1.5 pounds and required six AA batteries to run for just a few hours.

Times have changed, fast. The U.S. Air Force currently operates 31 satellites orbiting the Earth at 7,000 mph, and receivers now weigh less than a hockey puck. Take the new Elemnt Roam, from Wahoo Fitness, a relatively affordable and incredibly lightweight bike computer (just 3.3 ounces), capable of setting routes, notifying riders when they’ve gone off course and providing expedited turn-by-turn directions home. And even with its 2.7-inch color Gorilla Glass display, the device will last 17 hours between charges. In our quest to know exactly how far we’ve gone, we’ve come a long way indeed.

Active Insulation

Houdini Wisp Jacket

In the early part of this decade, the U.S. military submitted a development brief for a new type of insulation: as warm as down but highly durable, wind-resistant and quick drying. Also, it had to be more breathable than any known insulation so that soldiers on the move wouldn’t have to fuss with dumping layers. In 2013 materials manufacturer Polartec unveiled Alpha, a fluffy insulation that checked every box. Working with designers at Patagonia, Polartec built Alpha into the Protective Combat Uniform Level 3A Jacket, a layer that became standard issue for every active Special Operations Forces operator.

“Active insulation” — the term Polartec coined to describe Alpha, and how we categorize the stuff today — caught on immediately among outdoorsy types, who coveted it for vigorous cold-weather pursuits like hiking and ski touring. Patagonia led the movement with its Nano Air jackets, a close facsimiles of the military model (except in bright colors instead of camo), and pretty much every company with a synthetic puffy jacket in its lookbook followed suit.

Polartec’s newest take on active insulation is Alpha Direct, a even-fluffier and more-durable material that calls to mind Grandma’s hand-knit sweaters, and integrates into jackets, like the Wisp from Swedish outdoor company Houdini, without the need for a liner. Alpha Direct is warmer, lighter and better at wicking body moisture than first-gen Alpha, so high-octane athletes — tactical and otherwise — can focus on more rigorous missions, and not their clothes.

Instant Coffee

Voila Instant Coffee

Before the U.S. got into WWI, three American companies produced a total of 6,000 pounds of instant coffee per year. After America entered the conflict, General Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front, ordered production be ramped up — by an additional 20,000 pounds.

The instant coffee doled out to GIs was nostalgia-inducing and inexpensive, but it was invaluable for another reason: chemical warfare. Speaking to a coffee trade publication after the war, a U.S. War Department representative noted that rolling kitchens weren’t considered safe after Germany’s use of mustard gas; thus, tiny packets of pre-rationed, water-soluble coffee that could be made in a trench with little or no heat became the chief delivery method for caffeine (and morale) at the front.

Notable for an above-average caffeine content, lower sugar levels and lower quality standards, old-school instant was typically made with robusta beans. Most traditional methods of manufacture involved the superheating of already-brewed coffee, evaporating the water and leaving only dried crystals.
Kickstarted in 2016, Voila is an instant coffee for the new era. Produced with specialty-grade beans that are ground, batch-brewed and frozen at a temperature ideal extraction, it has the nose and taste you’d expect from a high-quality coffee — anywhere, anytime, in an instant.

Drones

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The first pilotless winged aircraft was developed in 1918, by British forces looking to destroy German Zeppelins, though it was never put to use. During WWII, the Germans created the “Fritz X,” a remote-controlled bomb — and the first proper military drone — to attack warships. Both examples leveraged radio-controlled technology similar to what’s used in today’s drones.

Drone use for combat surveillance didn’t take off until the ‘80s and wasn’t a widespread military tool — including for lethal purposes — until after 9/11, and it was only in 2006 that the FAA issued the first drone permits for civilian and commercial use. Parrot created the first quadcopter in 2010, after which manufacturers like DJI started adding advanced cameras and technologies like subject tracking and object avoidance.

The drone business, a $40 million industry in 2012, is worth well over a billion dollars today. Drones are popular for racing, filmmaking, oil and mineral surveillance, real estate photography and disaster relief — but the technology has most come into its own with aerial photography. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, for example, features a Hasselblad-designed camera that shoots incredibly detailed photos and videos, with DSLR-levels of control even while hundreds of feet in the air. Consider it your (non)lethal weapon of choice for superb shots from on high.

Jeeps

2020 Jeep Gladiator

Sales don’t lie: the SUV is now the most popular passenger vehicle sold around the world. Drivers love them for their ample cabin and cargo space, and the high-riding sense of invincibility. But while the sport utility vehicle is newly popular, its origins go back several decades, to a go-anywhere people carrier developed for use during World War II, and still in production in various guises today: the Jeep.

In 1940, the U.S. Army gave specific guidelines to companies vying to produce its new reconnaissance vehicle: the prototype had to be a tough, four-wheel-drive vehicle with at least 600 pounds of payload, at least 6.25 inches of ground clearance, and a minimum of 85 lb-ft of torque from an engine that could run for long periods at low speeds without overheating. Willys Overland won the contract but couldn’t build the trucks fast enough on its own, so many examples of the original Jeep — known at the time as “U.S. Army Truck, ?1?4-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance” — were actually produced by Ford. (The Jeep brand is currently owned by rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Over 700,000 Jeeps were produced during the war, for every branch of the U.S. military as well as Allied forces from Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.

After VE Day, the greater public was turned on to the versatile recon vehicle. AMC made the first civilian version — a straight line can be drawn from this truck to the modern Jeep brand — and the basic idea has spawned everything from the Ford Bronco to the Toyota Land Cruiser.

So consider that; no matter what SUV you’re eyeing in no matter what part of the world, the basic DNA traces back to the original Willys Jeep. It gives another dimension to the idea of a “go-everywhere” vehicle.

A version of this article originally appeared in Issue Ten of Gear Patrol Magazine with the headline “Active Duty.” Subscribe today.

Today in Gear: The Return of a Nike Cult-Favorite Sneaker, Patagonia’s New Spicy Snack & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Military Tool Roll Is Made Specially to Hold Watch Straps

This Military Tool Roll Is Made Specially to Hold Watch Straps

Haveston’s M-6 Strap Storage Solution is made from 20 oz. cotton canvas and can store roughly 30 NATO or single-pass straps.

Timex Is Releasing New Affordable Automatic Watches

Timex Is Releasing New Affordable Automatic Watches

The new Waterbury Automatic Collection features 21-jewel automatic movements, date windows and 40mm or 42mm steel cases.

Act Fast: Nike’s Cult-Favorite Killshot Sneaker Is Back in Stock

Act Fast: Nike’s Cult-Favorite Killshot Sneaker Is Back in Stock

You can now get the Nike Killshot 2 sneaker in either blue or sail green.

Patagonia Provisions Spices Up Its Newest Snack

Patagonia Provisions Spices Up Its Newest Snack

What’s better than regular buffalo jerky? Spicy buffalo jerky.

Five Bags That Will Improve Your Next Trip

Five Bags That Will Improve Your Next Trip

There are a lot of bags that claim to do it all, sometimes you want a bag that’s been deeply designed for a specific use case.

Your New Wallet Is Tougher Than Steel

Your New Wallet Is Tougher Than Steel

Pioneer Carry’s custom fabric contains ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene which boasts fibers 10 times stronger than steel by weight. Get your new wallet at the Gear Patrol Store.

Two Luxury Brands Collaborated on the Most Laid Back Fall Basics

Two Luxury Brands Collaborated on the Most Laid Back Fall Basics

A capsule collection of 12 pieces.

This Beast of a Retro Dive Watch Is Finally Available in Steel

This Beast of a Retro Dive Watch Is Finally Available in Steel

The new Doxa Sub 200 T-Graph reprises a sought-after classic chronograph dive watch from 1969 with the brand’s signature orange dial.

Aston Martin Will Build You Your Own Bond Villain Lair

Aston Martin Will Build You Your Own Bond Villain Lair

Forget the quaint cottage. Aston Martin will build you a full-on Bond villain lair to house your new car.

This New EDC Knife Might as Well Be Custom-Made

This New EDC Knife Might as Well Be Custom-Made

GiantMouse’s mission is to bring to life custom-quality pocket knives made with high-grade materials at a more affordable price.

If You Love Old Land Rover Defenders, Check Out This Vintage Mercedes Wolf

If You Love Old Land Rover Defenders, Check Out This Vintage Mercedes Wolf

This 240GD Wolf is rugged, built by Mercedes, and will cost you far less than a restored Defender.

We Already Know What Beer You’ll Be Drinking Next Summer

We Already Know What Beer You’ll Be Drinking Next Summer

Bell’s Brewery will release a low-calorie version of its much-loved Two Hearted Ale in 2020 dubbed Light Hearted Ale.

This Ford Mustang Is the Most Famous Ever Made, and It Will Be Auctioned

This Ford Mustang Is the Most Famous Ever Made, and It Will Be Auctioned

The Ford Mustang Steve McQueen drove in Bullitt is coming up for auction. It should be the most expensive Mustang ever sold.


Fresh Deals



Adidas Ultraboost Sale
Save 50%: The feel-good Adidas Ultraboost is normally $180 but thanks to a summer sale, you can spend just $100 on a brand new pair. These best-selling sneakers are responsive, soft and fast — you can’t go wrong with a Boost purchase. Here at Gear Patrol, we’re big fans of all Boost sneakers — from the Ultraboost to the Solarboost, especially for running and the gym. The Solarboost was one of our best new running shoes of 2019, that’s also 50 percent off today, too and down to just $65. Head over to Adidas.com and enter AUGUST20 at checkout to get an additional 20 percent off all sale items. — Meg Lappe
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Kamado Joe 18-Inch Grill
Save $400: Most grillers have heard of the Big Green Egg — a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven. Anyone who’s tried to buy one also knows they don’t come cheap and that you can’t buy them online. The Egg didn’t have much real competition in its space for the first few decades of its existence (the company was founded in the mid-70s), but it has encountered a great deal of it with Kamado Joe.

The Kamado Joe is a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven that’s backed by a lifetime warranty), and it’s available online and comes with features the Big Green Egg doesn’t. The two most impactful is its patented Divide & Conquer cooking system, which manifests itself as grates that can be lifted up or down in certain sections (BBQ Guys has a nice illustration of it), and an ash drawer that slides out for simplified cleaning (the lid is also much easier to lift, for what it’s worth).

Typically retailing north of $1,000, the 18-inch Kamado Joe Classic is more than $400 off at Lowe’s right now. — Will Price

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Timex Blackjack Watch
Save 50%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $69, a 50% savings.
— Oren Hartov

Orox Leather Co.
Save 20%: Orox Leather’s blend of heritage and craftsmanship produces a unique blend of technique that feels at once classic, worldly and wholly new. Underpinned by tradition and a deep love for craftsmanship, Orox Leather is a promising fresh face in the world of American leather goods. Today only, take 20% off all Orox Leather Co. products, only at the Gear Patrol Store. — Gear Patrol Store
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Adidas x White Mountaineering Sneakers
Save $40: If you’re looking to pick up some limited-edition trail runners on sale, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, the Terrex Agravic sneakers are $40 and cost just $160. The styles are made in collaboration with Japanese brand White Mountaineering and feature low-profile uppers and treaded outsoles.

The Speed + model has a mesh upper, sock-like collar, lace-up front and contrast details. If you prefer no laces, pick up the BOA version, which also includes a ripstop upper, Boost midsole and synthetic overlays. Both styles are available in sizes 8 to 12 — limit one pair per customer. — John Zientek

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Rockymounts Westslope 2 Bike Rack
Save $80: Of all the ways to transport a bike with your car, we’re partial to the hitch-mounted tray. Loading and unloading bikes on one is remarkably easy because it doesn’t require that you remove a wheel, and when you aren’t toting two-wheelers it folds up nicely against the back of your car. Rockymounts’s Westslope 2 spaces bikes perfectly to minimize handlebars getting in the way. Plus, it adds an extra layer of convenience in that it can tilt away from your rig so that when it’s full, you can still get into the trunk. 

Right now it’s 25% off (a rare sale), which hashes out to a welcome $80 in savings.
— Tanner Bowden

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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.

It should be noted that Bose and Sony both recently dropped the prices of their QuietComfort 35 II ($349 $299) and WH-1000XM3 ($349 $299) headphones, respectively, by $50 — Amazon is selling both their headphones for under $300.

That said, 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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Roku TV Wireless Speakers
Save $50: Most new TVs look gorgeous but they’re so thin that they can’t properly house good speakers – meaning they sound great. The other problem is that upgrading to a soundbar or receiver-based system can be expensive. Enter the Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The 2.0 system only costs $200 and is designed to pair perfectly with any Roku smart TV. The speakers connect over wi-fi and you just need to follow the setup instructions on your TV. There’s no dealing with any wires or finding the right HDMI or optical port on your TV. It’s easy. (Note: the speakers won’t work with Roku streaming sticks. The TV must have the Roku software baked into them to work with these speakers.) — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Honda Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

The Complete Honda Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, minivans, alternative fuel vehicles, even a pickup truck—Honda’s lineup offers something from just about everyone.

These 3 Vintage Dress Watches Are Perfectly Sized

These 3 Vintage Dress Watches Are Perfectly Sized

We found three vintage dress watches that stand out for their beautiful designs, with case sizes that are just right.

The Right Way to Drink Rare Craft Beer at Your Next Bottle Share

The Right Way to Drink Rare Craft Beer at Your Next Bottle Share

Bottle shares can be a great opportunity for people to try beer they’ve never tasted. We talked with Ben Pratt of As Is for his expert tips.

6 Great Family Cars That Aren’t Dorky

6 Great Family Cars That Aren’t Dorky

Your next car will be roomier, less responsive and a little less fun. Truth be told, so will you.

Clams Are the Hands-Off Dinner Item You’re Not Making (but Should be)

Clams Are the Hands-Off Dinner Item You’re Not Making (but Should be)

Butter, wine, bread and beans — what could be bad?

This Is the Best Espresso Maker You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Espresso Maker You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best espresso maker you can buy right now is the Breville Bambino Plus.

The 2019 Ford Raptor Annihilates Any Terrain Without Breaking a Sweat

The 2019 Ford Raptor Annihilates Any Terrain Without Breaking a Sweat

We spent three days at the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival in Pennsylvania to test and review real outdoor gear in its ideal environment.

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: Nikes for People Who Hate Running, Protecting Your Whiskey for $1 & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Conquer Your Next Adventure with These American-Made Packs

Conquer Your Next Adventure with These American-Made Packs

Over the nearly twenty years since it was founded, Mystery Ranch has worked to solve the problems of real-life use through smart design, superlative materials and hawkish attention to detail.

James Bond’s Famous Aston Martin Goes Up for Sale Today. We Saw It First

James Bond’s Famous Aston Martin Goes Up for Sale Today. We Saw It First

The DB5 from “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball” is James Bond’s best-known, most iconic car. And the best example in existence is up for sale.

An Incredibly Easy Way to Update Your Old Car

An Incredibly Easy Way to Update Your Old Car

AT&T is now getting into the aftermarket with a novel approach, the Harman Spark OBD II plug.

Hate Running? Try Nike’s Newest Sneaker

Hate Running? Try Nike’s Newest Sneaker

Even those who hate running will find it hard not to love this revolutionary Joyride.

The Best Hiking Boot of the 1980s Is Back and Totally Boss

The Best Hiking Boot of the 1980s Is Back and Totally Boss

Vasque revives the glorious Clarion GTX, a technical hiking shoe from 1988 that might be even more rad in 2019.

Top Gun Fans Will Love This Limited-Edition Bomber Jacket

Top Gun Fans Will Love This Limited-Edition Bomber Jacket

Only six will be made.

This New Brand Wants to Make Good Vapes Less Expensive

This New Brand Wants to Make Good Vapes Less Expensive

Airgraft’s new vape isn’t the most powerful device out there, but its blend of smart features, good design and fair price means its worth a look.

The Rarest Collection of Japanese Whisky in the World Goes on Sale Tomorrow

The Rarest Collection of Japanese Whisky in the World Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Finding all 54 bottles in Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is among the most difficult challenges in all of whiskey collection.

Audiophiles and Home Theater Buffs Will Love McIntosh’s Gorgeous New Preamp

Audiophiles and Home Theater Buffs Will Love McIntosh’s Gorgeous New Preamp

It combines the best components of a stereo preamp and an AV receiver.


Fresh Deals

Orox Bags

Orox Leather Co. Bags
Save 20%: Orox Leather Company is a fresh face in American leather working. Get 20% off the entire collection for a limited time, only at the Gear Patrol Store.
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Carhartt WIP Clothing
Save up to 55%: If you’re in the market for some solid wardrobe staples, head over to End today. Currently, you can save up to 55 percent on a bunch of garments from Carhartt WIP. The Work-in-Progess line produces hardwearing clothing — like the brand’s workwear — but with updated fits and colors. Choose from shirts, hoodies, pants and more — prices start at $25. — John Zientek

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Seiko Recraft Solar Chronograph
Save 33%: This fun, colorful chronograph watch seems straight out of the 1970s and, with its matching NATO strap, is a perfect way to get into the summer spirit. It exists in Seiko’s retro-inspired Recraft Series and features solar-charged quartz movement — which means it’s highly accurate and hassle-free, never requiring a battery change. At 43.5mm wide in steel, it will wear boldly with short sleeves, and the Seiko name means quality, value, and the respect of the watch crowd. Best of all, it’s on sale now for $220 by using the promo code “DAD” at checkout, 33% off its full retail price of $350. — Oren Hartov
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Todd Snyder Chinos
Save 33%: A well-made pair of chinos is essential to any man’s wardrobe. If you’re looking to invest in a new pair for the fall season, the Tab Front Chino from Todd Snyder should be at the top of your list. These slim-fit pants are from soft piece-dyed twill and feature belt loops and a zip fly. Normally $118, they’re now 33 percent off and cost $79 — not a bad price for some of the best chinos available. — John Zientek
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MVMT Watches, Sunglasses and Jewelry
Save 26%: Today, in honor of the brand’s 6th anniversary, everything on MVMT’s website (every.single.thing.) is 26% off. MVMT also happens to manufacture inexpensive but well made sunglasses and jewelry in addition to watches, so if you’re in the market for an affordable pair of shades to help finish out the summer, this may be the time to buy — especially with so many different styles on offer. Here are some of our favorite sunglasses and watches from the sale, but it’s worth heading over to MVMT’s site and checking out the full roster. — Oren Hartov


Belstaff Raleigh Jacket
Save 23%: Belstaff is a byword for quality in the motorcycle jacket world. For nearly a century, the British company has produced premium jackets using exceptional materials and strong attention to style and detail. The trouble is Belstaff is also a byword for expensive in the motorcycle jacket world. You pay for every bit of that quality and reputation. A high-end Belstaff jacket can run well north of $1,000. But, right now, you can get a huge discount on one of their high-end jackets.

The Belstaff Raleigh jacket is an excellent all-arounder for fall riding. It’s meant to combine fashion with hand-finished leather and a classic-meets-modern look, and it’s highly functional, with a 1mm-thick hide and low-profile, flexible armor. Normally, the Belstaff Raleigh jacket runs for $1,295. But, RevZilla’s sale this week will drop the price tag down to $999, a 23% discount. If you’ve been waiting to splurge on a high-end British motorcycle jacket, now may be the time. — Tyler Duffy

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Marathon General Purpose Quartz Field Watch
Save 20%: Marathon Watch Company makes some of our favorite military timepieces, including a General Purpose field watch available in both quartz and mechanical versions. Having tried both, we can attest to the fact that they’re comfortable, highly legible and robust. Right now, you can take 20% off the quartz-powered date version of the General Purpose field watch on Huckberry, which has been discounted from $400 down to $320. — Oren Hartov


L.L. Bean Boot Sale
Save 70%: The word “iconic” gets thrown around a lot these days, but in the case of L.L. Bean’s weather-beating duck boots, it’s a pretty spot-on descriptor. Their proven effectiveness at keeping your feet warm and dry in the slushiest of weather has made them a go-to shoe for everyone from hunters to city slickers. And right now, a ton of pairs are on sale, along with a plethora of clothing, outdoor goods, bags and more — all for up to 70 percent off. Check out the version above with a tumbled black leather collar and a cut that reaches just to the ankle, makes it easy to wear with a variety of trousers. Plus, the durable sole will help you get through all the cold and wet that fall and winter will likely bring. Stock up on all your winter boot needs today.
— Justin Fenner
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Mighty Vibe Spotify Music Player
Save $24: The Mighty Vibe ($85) is a little screen-less music player, sort of like an old iPod Shuffle, and it’s specifically designed to work with Spotify. For Spotify Premium subscribers, you can download playlists and podcasts right to the Mighty Vibe and then listen to them offline. This makes the Mighty Vibe a particularly useful gadget for runners who don’t want to bring their smartphone on their run; it’s not only small, but it has a built-in clip that you can attach to your shirt or shorts. Right now, if you act fast, you can get a pretty good deal on the Mighty Vibe and a carrying case. Add both to your cart, enter the code “ROOMY” at checkout, and the normally $98 combo will cost you just $75. This deal only applies to the first 100 people that order.
— Tucker Bowe
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Bose SoundSport Free
Save $80: When they were released around two years ago, the Bose SoundSport Free were selling for $250 a pop, but Bose had since lowered the price to $200; this is the current price of the SoundSport Free on Amazon (see here). However, you can currently get a pair of SoundSport Free that have been “factory renewed” on Bose’s website for $120. That’s significantly cheaper than AirPods. It’s true that Bose is selling “factory renewed” models, but every product comes with a 30-day trial period — if you’re not happy with the product you can return it and get a full refund.
— Tucker Bowe
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Today on Gear Patrol

Win: OXO’s Most Iconic Products for Your Kitchen

Win: OXO’s Most Iconic Products for Your Kitchen

Teaming up with OXO, Gear Patrol is offering a giveaway to you can see the OXO difference yourself at home.

6 Car Companies Avoiding the Automotive World’s 2019 Sales Dive

6 Car Companies Avoiding the Automotive World’s 2019 Sales Dive

Analysts have spoken of a “recession-level” sales decline in 2019, but these automakers are thriving.

This $1 Product on Amazon Is All You Need to Travel with Whiskey

This $1 Product on Amazon Is All You Need to Travel with Whiskey

Protecting all the wine, whiskey and beer you pick up on the road costs less than a cup of coffee.

These Are The Crazy Things Watch Dials Have Been Made Of

These Are The Crazy Things Watch Dials Have Been Made Of

The dial is where you can often find often exotic materials not used elsewhere in watchmaking, and some brands have gotten very creative.

The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now

The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now

Countless apps strive to help make you fitter, stronger, leaner, looser and more relaxed than ever before. Here are our favorites.

Behind the Scenes of Yeti’s Top Secret Innovation Center

Behind the Scenes of Yeti’s Top Secret Innovation Center

For Yeti to stay ahead, it had to invest in its own future. Now backed by a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art prototyping facility, the cooler giant is expanding its product lineup and reaching new audiences.

The Most Reliable Car Brands and Their Most Reliable Cars

The Most Reliable Car Brands and Their Most Reliable Cars

Consumer Reports recently did a survey including over 500,000 vehicles for its Annual Auto Survey — these are the most reliable car manufacturers, and their most reliable cars.

This Is the Best Fixed-Lens Mirrorless Camera You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Fixed-Lens Mirrorless Camera You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best fixed-lens mirrorless camera you can buy right now is the Leica Q2.

Drivers of These Cars Are Most Likely to Have Accidents

Drivers of These Cars Are Most Likely to Have Accidents

These cars were nearly twice as likely to have been in an accident as the average vehicle.

6 Designers Name Their Favorite Everyday Pens and Pencils

6 Designers Name Their Favorite Everyday Pens and Pencils

Take it from people working in one of the few industries people still regularly use and abuse writing tools.

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: Stouts for Bourbon Lovers, a Swiss Army Knife for Watch Lovers & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Genuine TROPIC Strap Is Back and It’s Better Than Ever

The Genuine TROPIC Strap Is Back and It’s Better Than Ever

Once standard issue for the world’s most iconic dive watches throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the TROPIC strap is back, using a new and proprietary vulcanized rubber formula optimized to deliver unmatched comfort and quality.

If You Love Bourbon, You’ll Love the 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup

If You Love Bourbon, You’ll Love the 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup

Goose Island’s 2019 Bourbon County Stout lineup will include beers aged in Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey barrels.

This Swiss Army Knife Features an Essential Tool for Watch Lovers

This Swiss Army Knife Features an Essential Tool for Watch Lovers

A case knife is an essential piece of kit for the watch enthusiast — this version is a special collaboration between Victorinox and HODINKEE.

This Auction Features Some Exceptional Vintage Rolex Watches

This Auction Features Some Exceptional Vintage Rolex Watches

The “Driver’s Collection” auction features 18 fine watches, mostly of the vintage Rolex variety, coinciding with the RM Sotheby’s Monterey car auction.

These New Pocket Knives Channel Iconic American Blades

These New Pocket Knives Channel Iconic American Blades

Filson drew on classic American knife designs for its latest collection, which includes two folders and one fixed blade.

You’ve Never Seen Carpenter Pants Like These

You’ve Never Seen Carpenter Pants Like These

With a velcro waist and a relaxed fit.

The Ford Ranger’s New Off-Road Package Is a Great Deal, But Not for Everyone

The Ford Ranger’s New Off-Road Package Is a Great Deal, But Not for Everyone

The new Ranger FX2 brings all the all-terrain goodies you want…except for four-wheel-drive.

Upgrade Your Camp Breakfast with Our New Staff Favorite Meal

Upgrade Your Camp Breakfast with Our New Staff Favorite Meal

Just add water and you’re guaranteed a better breakfast.

Lodge Acquired Finex. What Does That Mean for the Cast Iron Enthusiasts?

Lodge Acquired Finex. What Does That Mean for the Cast Iron Enthusiasts?

Lodge, the biggest cast-iron skillet maker in the world, just bought Finex. Does that matter to anyone other than Lodge and Finex?

This Overlanding Toyota Camper Van is Made With Land Cruiser Bits

This Overlanding Toyota Camper Van is Made With Land Cruiser Bits

Australia’s Bus 4×4 combines a Toyota HiAce with Land Cruiser componentry to create the ultimate overlanding van.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Men’s Watches
Save 33%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models (roughly 33%), from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody.
— Oren Hartov


Outerknown Apex Trunk
Save 30%: The Kelly Slater-designed Apex Trunk by Outerknown is the pinnacle of technical swim trunks with a price tag to match. The swim trunks have a starting price of $125, which may steer some people away. But there’s a reason the Apex Trunk is the best pair of board shorts money can buy.

The Apex Trunk continues the legacy of Outerknown’s commitment to sustainability, constructed with about 12 plastic bottles worth of recycled polyester. The trunk is designed with stitch-free seams, 14 percent stretch and a slimmed-down construction. It’s a pair of board shorts worthy of an 11-time world champion surfer.

For one day only, the full Kelly Slater line of Apex Trunks is on sale. Take 30 percent off all Apex Trunks by entering the discount code APEX30 at checkout. This is the first time the brand is marking down these trunks, so there’s never been a better time to stock up on the best board shorts. — Tyler Chin

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Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Save $50: The Nano Puff Jacket runs typically for $199, but right now you can score one for 25% off in previous season’s colors at REI. It’s one of those if-it-ain’t-broke pieces that Patagonia launches every season in new colors but the guts of the jacket remain the same. You’ll never need to update it either because Patagonia’s zero-questions repair program will take care of any fixes as it continues to age. (I’ve taken advantage of this multiple times, and my jacket has the new zipper and patch to prove it.) — Tanner Bowden


Kryptonite Evolution Bike Lock Sale
Save 26%: Looking up a bike outside always comes with its fair share of risk. A proper bike lock can help lower the chances that your bike will go missing overnight or while you’re at work. Right now, you can pick up a lock from Kryptonite for 26 percent off. The Kryptonite Evolution 11-14mm U-Lock Mini 7 usually sells for $67, but today, you can pick one up for just $50.

The Mini comes with 13 mm hardened steel that claims to hold together through hand tools and bolt cutters. A steel looped cable increases your bike’s protection. Each lock comes with three keys that you can store on your person, at work and home. Pro tip: register your keys as soon as you get your lock and Kryptonite will send you two new ones in case you lose them. Pick up one of Kryptonite’s most robust locks today.
— Meg Lappe

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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. It should be noted that Bose and Sony both recently dropped the prices of their QuietComfort 35 II ($349 $299) and WH-1000XM3 ($349 $299) headphones, respectively, by $50 – Amazon is selling both their headphones for under $300. That said, 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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Apple Watch Series 3
Save $80: The Apple Watch Series 3 is on sale on Amazon right now for $199, which is $80 off its normal price. It’s the lowest price that Apple’s smartwatch has dropped to, and it’s a great deal for most people looking to buy their first Apple Watch. The catch is that this on-sale Series 3 is only available in a 38mm model, meaning you probably need to have a small wrist to wear it. (The 42mm model is not on sale.)
— Tucker Bowe
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Dr. Martens x Engineered Garments 1461 Smith Shoes
Save 20%: New York clothing brand Engineered Garments teamed up with Dr. Martens to riff on a classic shoe style. The collaboration 1461 Smith shoe has a smooth leather upper, a lace-up closure and a velcro strap. Made in the UK, the oxford silhouette features a branded hell loop, a leather lining, Dr. Martens’ Air-Cushioned sole and Goodyear welt construction.

Available in a range of colors, the shoe is now 20 percent off at Need Supply Co. and costs just $184. If you’re looking for an iconic silhouette with a twist, don’t sleep on this. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

Review: These Wireless Earbuds Are AirPod Alternatives for Audiophiles

Review: These Wireless Earbuds Are AirPod Alternatives for Audiophiles

The company’s first true wireless earbuds are a bonafide AirPod competitor.

5 Trail Running Tips and Tricks a Top Ultra Runner Swears By

5 Trail Running Tips and Tricks a Top Ultra Runner Swears By

Katie Arnold, the 2018 Leadville 100 women’s champ, makes it easy for anyone to transition from road to trail running.

Some of the Best Phone Charging Cables for the Car

Some of the Best Phone Charging Cables for the Car

These great charging cables will cut down on tech clutter and enhance your driving experience.

5 Things to Cook Sous Vide Besides Steak

5 Things to Cook Sous Vide Besides Steak

Your sous vide circulator can do more than cook the perfect steak. Here are five things you’re not making but should.

Handsome Mechanical Watches for Less Than $500? Look No Further Than Lorier

Handsome Mechanical Watches for Less Than $500? Look No Further Than Lorier

Lauren and Lorenzo Ortega’s Lorier Watches is crafting some of the best values in mechanical tool watches in the U.S.

2020 McLaren 720S Spider Review: Pop the Top for Added Fun

2020 McLaren 720S Spider Review: Pop the Top for Added Fun

McLaren’s 720S redefined super sports car performance when it arrived in 2017. Now, the droptop Spider brings open-air joy to the package.

3 Northwestern Boot Makers You Should Know

3 Northwestern Boot Makers You Should Know

Boots from the American Northwest were created to survive flames and rough terrain. Here are the companies that make them best.

Affordable Alternatives to 5 Iconic Watches

Affordable Alternatives to 5 Iconic Watches

They aren’t knockoffs or homages, either. They completely stand on their own.

The Best (and Mostly Affordable) Classic Cars You Can Buy from 1985-1995

The Best (and Mostly Affordable) Classic Cars You Can Buy from 1985-1995

The best combination of affordability, performance and personality, without sacrificing modern tech comforts and old-school simplicity.

Beware: Your MacBook Pro Might Not Be Allowed on a Plane Anymore

Beware: Your MacBook Pro Might Not Be Allowed on a Plane Anymore

In June, Apple issued a recall for certain MacBook Pros sold between 2015 and 2017 because their batteries pose a fire risk. Now, the FAA is banning the affected models from flight as well.

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: The Ultimate Custom Beach Cruiser, Fall-Ready Chore Pants & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Stunning Land Rover Defender Is the Ultimate Custom Beach Cruiser

This Stunning Land Rover Defender Is the Ultimate Custom Beach Cruiser

U.K.-based Land Rover restoration firm Arkonik has unveiled its latest custom build, the SoCal D90. It’s hard to imagine a prettier beach cruiser.

The Most Compact Folding Kayak Is Also the Most Affordable

The Most Compact Folding Kayak Is Also the Most Affordable

Oru’s newest boat, the Inlet, is its smallest, most packable and cheapest origami-inspired kayak yet.

Your Fall Wardrobe Needs These Chore Pants

Your Fall Wardrobe Needs These Chore Pants

Made with 8.6-ounce cotton twill.

Lego, Harley-Davidson Join Forces to Create the Ultimate Motorcycle Model

Lego, Harley-Davidson Join Forces to Create the Ultimate Motorcycle Model

With more than 1,000 pieces, building this foot-long model will likely take you longer than it takes Harley to build an actual bike.

Ordering Is Opening for One of Our Favorite Field Watches

Ordering Is Opening for One of Our Favorite Field Watches

The Astor & Banks Sea Ranger is a combination-field and dive watch, and it’s finally available for order again beginning at 12pm CST today.

One of the Best Folding Pocket Knives Available Just Got Better

One of the Best Folding Pocket Knives Available Just Got Better

The Chris Reeve Knives Sebenza has been a favorite among knife enthusiasts for decades.

Want to Be a Better Smartphone Photographer? Get DJI’s Affordable New Gimbal

Want to Be a Better Smartphone Photographer? Get DJI’s Affordable New Gimbal

The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is the company’s best-ever smartphone gimbal. It’s also its cheapest.

One of Our Favorite Energy Drink Brands Launched a CBD Beverage, and We’re Intrigued

One of Our Favorite Energy Drink Brands Launched a CBD Beverage, and We’re Intrigued

KILLCLIFF has waded into the hemp-infused market with a little something called Orange Kush. Here’s our gut reaction.

Specialized’s New Enduro Bike Looks Scary in the Best Way

Specialized’s New Enduro Bike Looks Scary in the Best Way

Specialized just revealed its all-new Enduro 29, an upgraded version of its classic downhill-oriented mountain bike, and this beauty is all about speed.

The New Supra Can Indeed Be Had With a Manual Gearbox

The New Supra Can Indeed Be Had With a Manual Gearbox

Toyota won’t change its mind about adding a manual transmission for the Supra. But, a Texas tuner is stepping into the breach to provide one.

How Michter’s Distills the Best Rye Whiskey

How Michter’s Distills the Best Rye Whiskey

Michter’s is the small scale distillery making wakes in rye. Using a “cost be damned” approach, they are making some of the best around.


Fresh Deals

These Head-Turning Leather Bags Are 20% Off

These Head-Turning Leather Bags Are 20% Off

Orox Leather Company is a fresh face in American leatherworking. Get 20% off the entire collection for a limited time, only at the Gear Patrol Store.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Tough Watch
Save 28%: The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Tough is one of the hardiest watches available. Featuring a surface-hardened treatment to its 42mm steel case, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, 200m of water resistance, a matching steel bracelet and a quartz movement powered by any available light, this is a watch that’s practically begging to get the crap kicked out of it in the great outdoors.

If this is the sort of timepiece that appeals to you, well, you’re in luck — right now you can get the Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Tough for about 28% off using the code “SHINE” at checkout on Macy’s, a savings of $139 off the list price of $495.
— Oren Hartov




Keen Sandal Sale
Save 50%: Keen makes some of the best breathable and functional hiking sandals and boots and today, they’re all up to 50 percent off. While some sandals look like something your dad would wear, we love the latest ones for rafting, boating and yes, hiking. Thanks to sturdy rubber soles and arch-cushioning footbeds, you can rock these puppies on the mountain, relaxing around the campfire and even biking. A few of our top picks? The Evofit One and the Rialto II H2. Shop a variety of styles and colors on Keen.com today. — Meg Lappe
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Levi’s Warehouse Event
Save up to 75%: If you’ve been waiting for a chance to stock up on some solid wardrobe basics, head over to Levi’s today. Currently, you can save up to 75 percent on a huge range of clothing at the Warehouse Event. Choose from jeans, jackets, tees and more — the prices are hard to beat. — John Zientek


Jaybird Run Headphone Sale
Save $65: Jaybird makes some of the best running headphones available, and right now, the Jaybird Run earbuds are 36 percent off and down to just $115. There’s never been a better time to buy a pair of sweat-proof true wireless earbuds. Back when Jaybird first launched the Run earbuds, we tested and were impressed. Our editors liked how easily they fit in their ears, the customizable audio menu (via the app) and the quick charge ability — five minutes in the case for an hour of sound. The Jaybird Run earbuds typically sell for $180, but on Amazon today they’re just $115. Shop the deal while you can. — Meg Lappe


Breville Bambino Espresso Machine
Save $100: Breville rules the home espresso world with a quality-focused, user-friendly fist. Available in late 2018, the Bambino Plus is one of the newest and most affordable machines in the company’s espresso machine portfolio. It’s simple to use, compact and comes with Breville’s standard (and exceptional) milk frothing wand, PID temperature control and event, consistent shots. It’s one of very few legitimately good espresso makers at the $500 price point. Today on Amazon, it’s $97 off its usual asking price; good for its lowest price ever. — Will Price
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Fluance Turntables and Bookshelf Speakers
Save 20%: Fluance is a Canadian-based audio company that makes some of the best entry-level turntables and bookshelf speakers you can buy. Today, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the company is holding a site-wide, 20-percent-off sale. Just enter the code FLUANCE20 at checkout.

This means that you can buy the Fluance RT81 ($250) and the Fluance RT82 ($300), two entry-level turntables that appear on many audio publications’ “best of” lists (including our own), for $50 and $60 off, respectively. You can also get the Fluance Ai40 ($200), a pair of powered bookshelf speakers, for $40 off. — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

10 Things We’re Excited About This Week

10 Things We’re Excited About This Week

From product releases to sales to events, this is your weekly dose of gear intel for August 12 – 18.

The New Ford Ranger Was Outsold By The Notably Ancient Nissan Frontier

The New Ford Ranger Was Outsold By The Notably Ancient Nissan Frontier

Ford plants were working “massive overtime” to produce more Rangers to meet demand, but so far, early sales figures are anything but impressive.

These Are Some of the Best Leather Watch Straps, and They’re Available Again

These Are Some of the Best Leather Watch Straps, and They’re Available Again

The Crown & Buckle Black Label leather straps are some of the nicest you can get for the money, and now they’re back with new options.

The 25 Best Kitchen Tools You Can Buy for Less Than $25

The 25 Best Kitchen Tools You Can Buy for Less Than $25

Hardwearing, essential and altogether overlooked.

This Eye-Catching Vintage Dive Watch Deserves a Reissue

This Eye-Catching Vintage Dive Watch Deserves a Reissue

The Mido Ocean Star Powerwind “Rainbow Diver” is one of the most obscure but distinctive and coveted vintage dive watches out there.

Listen to Spotify on Your Phone? Here Is a Hi-Fi Upgrade

Listen to Spotify on Your Phone? Here Is a Hi-Fi Upgrade

The AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt is the ultimate DAC/headphone amplifier for anybody that listens to music on their smartphone or laptop.

2020 Airstream Caravel Review: A Small-Scale Return to Form

2020 Airstream Caravel Review: A Small-Scale Return to Form

The snubby Airstream Caravel offers high-end amenities and iconic design in a compact package that takes much of the stress out of trailer life.

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 Practical and Affordable Watch, a Potential Land Rover Defender Pickup & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The New Land Rover Defender Could Spawn a Pickup Truck

The New Land Rover Defender Could Spawn a Pickup Truck

Land Rover doesn’t yet have plans for a body-on-frame Defender pickup—but an exec says a truck “is being considered.”

You’ll Never Believe the Recycled Material This Bike Is Made of

You’ll Never Believe the Recycled Material This Bike Is Made of

Nespresso pods are upcycled into a beautiful bike.

This Ultra-Thin, Affordable Chronograph Watch Packs Tons of Practical Tech

This Ultra-Thin, Affordable Chronograph Watch Packs Tons of Practical Tech

Casio Edifice offers tons of practical features and a great value, and the newest model has the latest tech in a case that only 8.9mm thick.

The Toyota Supra Is Almost Guaranteed to Get More Powerful

The Toyota Supra Is Almost Guaranteed to Get More Powerful

Toyota’s chief engineer served up some strong hints that upcoming versions of the Toyota Supra will gain power.

National Park Rangers Helped Make This Cool New Bag in an Unexpected Way

National Park Rangers Helped Make This Cool New Bag in an Unexpected Way

Parks Project’s new Ranger Fanny Pack draws a direct line to the rangers who serve America’s National Parks.

These Rugged Boots Are Designed for the City

These Rugged Boots Are Designed for the City

With all the features of a serious work boot.


Fresh Deals

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Timex X Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save 28%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $99. — Oren Hartov
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Seiko SNN241 Chronograph Watch
Save 56%: This chrono features a larger 42.6mm steel case with a Japanese quartz movement powering two sub-dials — a 60-minute counter at 12 o’clock, and a running seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock, as well as a date window. The SNN241 has a brown dial with Hardlex crystal and a matching contrast-stiched brown leather band with double-locking clasp. It’s also water-resistant to 100m, so while it’s splash-proof, it’s best to switch to a trusty dive watch for serious water sports. — Oren Hartov

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Barbour x Engineered Garments Jackets
Save 35%: British outerwear brand Barbour has been making durable weather-resistant jackets since 1894 and has a reputation for quality. Recently, the brand teamed up with NYC-based label Engineered Garments to reimagine a number of classic silhouettes. The collab pieces — a bomber jacket, a cropped jacket, a riding coat and a smock — are made in England from lightweight, hydrocarbon-coated cotton and feature raglan-sleeve construction. And now at End, they’re priced to sell at a 35 percent discount. If you need a lightweight layer to keep you dry as summer comes to an end, these styles are definitely worth a look. — John Zientek


Bell Race Star Helmets
Save Up to 50%: Bell’s Race Star helmet is a dynamite motorcycle lid for anyone who plans on hitting the track or back roads with verve. (Or at least wants other riders to think they’re hitting the pavement with verve.) Made with a carbon fiber 3K Carbon Shell to minimize weight, the Race Star doesn’t sacrifice offers protection at the altar of lightness; it meets or goes beyond Snell M2015 and DOT certifications, and packs a three-layer Flex Impact Liner to deal with crashes at any speeds. It’s been tested in wind tunnels to make sure the air flows over it with minimal fuss, while the Panovision viewport offers better visibility in all directions compared with Bell helmets past. And, of course, it just looks sweet.

Right now, thanks to a closeout deal over at Revzilla, you can pick up several variants of the Bell Race Star for massive savings — as much as 50% off on certain models. But there is, however, a catch: These sales are only available on small and extra-small helmets. If you need a bigger lid, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere; but if you’re cursed/blessed with a tiny head, well, today’s your lucky day.
— Will Sabel Courtney

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American-Made New Balance 990V4 Sneakers
Save up to 25%: As the weather in North America transitions from warm summer evenings to crisp fall mornings, consider investing in a new pair of sneakers. If you’re looking for a domestic option that won’t break the bank, head over to Zappos. today. The retailer is currently offering 20 percent off the American-made New Balance 990v4.

Available in two tonal colorways, the style features a pigskin nubuck upper, an Encap midsole and a rubber outsole. Either is a solid option for any casual wardrobe, so if you’ve been prepping for fall, don’t sleep on these. — John Zientek



Chaco Sandal Sale
Save 70%: Sandals are made for summer, and thanks to recent reductions in the stigmatization of strappy, open-toe footwear, this particular summer seems to be the ideal season to dust off the pair at the back of your closet. Sandals aren’t just for camping and whitewater rafting anymore either: fashionistas might hate to admit it, but sandals are a common sight everywhere from Colorado to downtown Manhattan (wearing them with socks — gasp! — is also becoming a thing).

Maybe you missed this bandwagon the last time it came around, or your old pair is in need of a refresh. In either case, now is an excellent time because REI is selling Chaco sandals in a range of different styles at up to 70 percent off. — Tanner Bowden



All-Clad Factory Second Cookware
Save Up to 75%: All-Clad’s covetable cookware has been the option for high-end stainless steel since the brand literally invented bonded cookware in 1971. The only knock against them? That price tag.

Today, however, is a mammoth exception — the All-Clad factory seconds sale is live. The lot includes pieces from all the brand’s classic lines — D5, C4, non-stick and a few limited edition lines. But if you just want classic All-Clad, look under the section labeled “Stainless Cookware.” There you’ll find all the saute pans, fry pans, stock pots and sauciers you could ever want.

At up to 75 percent off, these are the lowest prices you’ll find on unused All-Clad outside of visiting the company’s in-person seconds sale at the factory. — Will Price

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RMU Outdoors BRFCS Travel Bag
Save 15%: Rocky Mountain Underground, or RMU for short, is a ski company, but its BRFCS is a contender in the realm of adventure travel bags. The BRFCS — fill in the vowels for pronunciation — was the Colorado brand’s second foray into outdoor and travel and builds on the success of its Core Pack, an all-purpose backcountry adventure backpack.

The BRFCS is a carry-on compatible bag with a 35-liter base capacity that expands to 50 liters. RMU outfitted its interior with compartmentalized storage for clothing, (there’s enough room for ski boots), and smaller zip pockets for necessities and essentials; there’s also a false bottom. The BRFCS also features a padded laptop sleeve and a removable compression strap with hardware that doubles as a bottle opener. It can be carried like its namesake, with backpack straps and a stow-away hipbelt or as a shoulder bag.

The BRFCS is currently available at a discount of 15% off at Huckberry.
— Tanner Bowden

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Bose QuietComfort 20 In-Ear Headphones
Save $100: Even though there are a bunch of really good over-ear noise-canceling headphones – the Sony WH-1000XM3 being our new favorites, edging out the Bose QC35 II – there aren’t nearly as many good in-ear models. In fact, Bose makes the two best noise-canceling in-ear headphones out there. There’s the Bose QC20s ($250, wired) and the Bose QC30s ($300, wireless). Both are fairly expensive, but you can get a pretty good deal on the wired models if you go on eBay right now. There you’ll find the Bose QC20s for $149, which is over $100 less than buying from Bose directly.
— Tucker Bowe
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Special Edition Fender Deluxe Telecaster
Save $150: For almost 70 years, the Fender Telecaster has been a integral part of countless hit records and live rigs. The workhorse guitar was first introduced as the Broadcaster in 1950, and since then the instrument hasn’t changed a whole lot. The dead-simple design features a solid body with a single cutaway, a bolt-on neck and a couple pickups. That basic setup allowed for versatility and it became a favorite of musicians in genres ranging from country to jazz to metal.

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If you’ve been looking to add a Tele to your collection, head over to Guitar Center today. Right now, you can currently save $150 on an already affordable Special Edition Deluxe Telecaster. The guitar merges the best of the classic design with a few new player-centric features.

It has a solid ash body with an aged cherry-burst finish, a 1-piece fast-action maple neck with a modern-C shape, medium jumbo frets and Hot Standard Tele pickups. This Mexican-made Tele also has a vintage-style 3-barrel string-thru-body bridge and cast/sealed machine heads.

Normally $700, this guitar is just $550 today — act fast if you want a great deal.
— John Zientek

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Apple Watch Series 4
Save $50: The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) is the Apple Watch that most people should buy. It’s the best-looking smartwatch with the biggest and brightest display that Apple has ever created; plus it has all the new features that the Series 3 lacks, including fall detection, a built-in EKG and a variety of fitness features. This model lacks built-LTE, however, but I’d argue that most people don’t need to use their Apple Watch as a phone, nor do they want to pay the extra $10 each month on their phone bill. Right now you can save $50 on either the 40mm or 44mm model. If you’re looking for an even cheaper deal and you’re cool with buying the older Apple Watch, the Series 3 (GPS) is selling for just under $200. — Tucker Bowe
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Ikea Furniture and Home Goods
Save Up to 25%: Hidden beneath the release of its mammoth 2020 product catalog, Ikea announced price reductions for hundreds of products online and in-store. The price drops are permanent, so the discounts aren’t sales, but they do represent affordable products becoming more affordable. The lot isn’t skewed to one area of the home, with everything from drawers to silverware included. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

These Are the Best Backpacks for Back to School

These Are the Best Backpacks for Back to School

The backbone of any back to school kit is the backpack. Here are some of our favorite picks from Under Armour that will last all year.

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

How to read a watch’s bezel, be it a simple count-up, count-down, slide-rule, tachymeter, 12-hour or more.

The Current State of Wearables, Explained

The Current State of Wearables, Explained

Wearables have come a long way from the simple fitness trackers of a decade ago.

8 Essential Grooming Products for the Outdoor Athlete

8 Essential Grooming Products for the Outdoor Athlete

Recovery cream, sunscreen, deodorant and more.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Review: A Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Review: A Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve

The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class treats passengers like the royalty and is a legit off-road beast.

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 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your Apple Products, Smart Swimming Goggles & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade

One of Our Favorite Camp Blankets Gets a Material Upgrade

Rumpl changes the materials in its beloved camp blanket.

MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck

MG Still Exists, And Now They Make a Pickup Truck

British manufacturer MG has gone from legendary two-seater sports cars to midsize pickup trucks with the new “MG Extender.”

Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

Apple Finally Sells a 3-In-1 Wireless Charger for Your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

It’s made by Mophie and it’s creatively called the 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad.

This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science

This Room Spray Combats Cannabis Odor with Science

Veil promises to break down lingering pot smells at a molecular level.

This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package

This Powerful Hi-Fi Speaker Is the Complete Compact Package

And yes, it also has one of the coolest volume dials in all of speakers.

How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri

How a Lamborghini Huracan Ended Up For Sale At a Hyundai Dealer in Missouri

You would expect to find a 531-mile Lamborghini Huracan in Monaco, Dubai, or your local impound lot. Not for sale at a Hyundai dealership.

This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials

This Incredibly Accurate Watch Features New Japanese Paper Dials

The Citizen Chronomaster is technically fascinating and practical, and now features attractive new colored Japanese paper dials.

Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?

Can a Pair of Goggles Improve Your Swim Performance?

These smart goggles will track your every lap, and lots more.


Fresh Deals



This Could Be the Best Deal on Fleece Jackets Before Fall
Save over 50%: It may not feel like it, but fall is coming. The best way to layer up is with a fleece, and right now some of the best available are on sale. — Tanner Bowden


Seiko Prospex PADI Dive Watch
Save 43%: Powered by the cal. V157 quartz movement, the PADI special edition features a 47mm case, Hardlex mineral crystal, date display, Lumibright-coated hands and markers, and a unidirectional rotating dive bezel. It’s water-resistant to 200m and features a screw-down crown and case back. Once fully charged, the power reserve on the V157 movement lasts roughly 10 months.If mechanical watches aren’t your thing, then this PADI special edition could be your water watch this summer. — Oren Hartov



Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi-Tool
Save $46: The right multi-tool has all the functions you need but none you don’t, making it streamlined and easy to access the implement you require at any given time. Gerber’s Center-Drive Plus is just such a product, delivering — among other things — a 3.25-inch partially serrated blade, spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, pry bar and bottle opener.

Most of these tools can be deployed quickly and smoothly thanks to the one-thumb opening system, and right now you can score this beauty for a whopping 32 percent off thanks to Drop. The Center-Drive Plus comes with a good-looking leather sheath, too, but this deal disappears Wednesday, so shop fast. — Steve Mazzucchi



$350 Persol Sunglasses for $100
Save up to 71%: If you’ve been waiting to invest in an iconic pair of Persol sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack has a deal for you. Right now, you can save 71 percent on three different Italian-made Persols: the Aviator, the Round and the Sartoria models. Normally $350, these shades are now just $100 while supplies last. — John Zientek


Todd Snyder Dylan Suede Trucker Jacket
Save up to 50%: New York designer Todd Snyder recently gave the classic trucker jacket a major overhaul. Instead of crafting the casual style in denim or roughout suede, he opted to use luxe Italian suede.

Made in Italy, the Dylan jacket features a snap-front closure, two chest pockets slant hand pockets. It has a trim fit, hits at the hip and is unlined. Available in pink or green, it now starts at $499 — act fast to score this great fall upgrade. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The Complete Buying Guide to Weber Grills: Every Model Explained

The Complete Buying Guide to Weber Grills: Every Model Explained

From the Smokey Joe to the brand-new Genesis II, here’s everything you need to know about Weber, America’s favorite grill makers.

10 of the Weirdest Branded Products Car Companies Sell Today

10 of the Weirdest Branded Products Car Companies Sell Today

From Ferrari to Tesla, from Dodge to Porsche, car companies churn out some very odd products with their logos on them. These are the weirdest we found.

The Best Active Speakers of 2019 (And Which Pair You Should Buy)

The Best Active Speakers of 2019 (And Which Pair You Should Buy)

It’s all about the speaker-and-amplifier combo. And bigger better sound.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Founder of Patagonia

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Founder of Patagonia

A new book published by Patagonia details the life and exploits of the company’s outdoorsman-founder, Yvon Chouinard.

Three Affordable Vintage Watches From a Historic American Brand

Three Affordable Vintage Watches From a Historic American Brand

Three vintage watches from the historic, once American brand Gruen show how this under-appreciated brand changed over the decades.

How to Buy a Suit for Warm Weather

How to Buy a Suit for Warm Weather

With advice from Suit Supply Vice President Nish de Gruiter.

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Today in Gear: Celebrating 100 Years of Bauhaus in a Watch, a Style Shoe Flex & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is One Vans Sneaker Not to Miss

This Is One Vans Sneaker Not to Miss

Mismatched cow hair, suede and patent leather.

These Affordable Swatch Watches Celebrate 100 Years of the Bauhaus

These Affordable Swatch Watches Celebrate 100 Years of the Bauhaus

With 25 different models to choose from, there’s a Bauhaus-inspired watch for everyone. But the automatic Sistem 51 is the coolest.

Why Would a Climbing Company Make Denim?

Why Would a Climbing Company Make Denim?

Black Diamond is a core rock climbing company, so why did it recently introduce denim into its collection? Here’s why it makes sense.

Is an All-New Toyota Land Cruiser About to Be Revealed?

Is an All-New Toyota Land Cruiser About to Be Revealed?

The aging Toyota Land Cruiser’s replacement could be revealed as soon as November, according to a new report.

This Ultra-Thin Laptop Can Last Up to 23 Hours on a Single Charge

This Ultra-Thin Laptop Can Last Up to 23 Hours on a Single Charge

It will be available this September, in either gold or gray finishes, and start at $999.

This Watch Brand Supplied Some of the Most Famous Watch Companies in the World

This Watch Brand Supplied Some of the Most Famous Watch Companies in the World

Squale celebrates 60 years of the 30 Atmos with a new edition watch, replete with vintage touches and a beautiful design.

This New Bike Product Could Save Your Life

This New Bike Product Could Save Your Life

This new bike light might mean the difference between you getting hit on your bike and you getting home safely.

The Jeep Wrangler Has a Secret Discount, But There’s a Catch

The Jeep Wrangler Has a Secret Discount, But There’s a Catch

The Jeep Wrangler has an unadvertised cash incentive if you buy before Labor Day. But depending on how much you like to drive, it may not be for you.

Seiko’s Famous ‘Monster’ Dive Watch Is Back and Better than Ever

Seiko’s Famous ‘Monster’ Dive Watch Is Back and Better than Ever

The latest generation of Seiko’s popular and affordable “Monster” dive watches are sleek, handsome and refined.


Fresh Deals



Calvin Klein Underwear
Save 50%: Like going to the dentist, eating raw vegetables, and getting eight hours of sleep, buying new underwear is one of those things everyone should do way more often. (The ideal cadence is to refresh everything in your underwear drawer every six months, but you should aim to do it at least once a year.) Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pack of three black cotton boxer briefs from Calvin Klein, one of the best sellers in the category. Act fast and get them for an additional 50 percent off the list price of $40. That means they cost just $20 today. — John Zientek


Campsite Coffee Makers
Save up to 25%: There’s something wonderful about enjoying a freshly-brewed cup of coffee in the wilderness. All of the pleasures that the beverage imparts when experienced in the comforts of home or at a favorite cafe are multiplied at a campsite, even when high-end barista machinery is unavailable.

Without a countertop appliance, coffee making becomes a modified and slightly more humble process. However, there is a range of lightweight and packable brewers available, from French press to pour over, but GSI’s JavaPress is our favorite for its ability to serve multiple cups in one batch and for its easy-to-clean construction. It’s currently 20 percent off at Huckberry.

French press not your brewing method of choice? GSI’s Packable Campsite Pour-Over Set is also on sale at Huckberry for 25% off. The kit includes an adjustable crank-powered burr grinder, a collapsible pour-over cone, a reusable nylon mesh filter and a spoon. All are lightweight and packable (as camping gear should be) yet fully fit for wilderness caffeinating. — Tanner Bowden

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Breville Bambino Espresso Maker
Save $97: Breville rules the home espresso world with a quality-focused, user-friendly fist. Available in late 2018, the Bambino Plus is one of the newest and most affordable machines in the company’s espresso machine portfolio. It’s simple to use, compact and comes with Breville’s standard (and exceptional) milk frothing wand, PID temperature control and event, consistent shots. It’s one of very few legitimately good espresso makers at the $500 price point. Today on Amazon, it’s $100 off its usual asking price; good for its lowest price ever. — Will Price


Outdoor Voices Gym and Running Apparel Sale
Save 50%: Outdoor Voices makes some of the softest and most comfortable tanks, tees and shorts, and right now, you can save up to 50 percent off. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of gym shorts, or something to wear around all weekend long, we give Outdoor Voices shorts and shirts our seal of approval. OV was a winner in both our Best Gym Shorts and Best Running Shorts of 2018.

The brand rarely has sales, especially ones this big, so we highly recommend you check it out immediately. Shop the below items while supplies last. — Meg Lappe



Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai”
Save 50%: The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there).

Best of all, it’s cheap. Right now at Macy’s, you can get it for a full 50 percent off. That takes the price down to just $263 from its full retail of $525. And if orange isn’t exactly your thing, Macy’s is offering tons of other Seiko dive watches on sale to choose from as well. — Andrew Connor



Carhartt WIP Wardrobe Basics
Save up to 55%: If you’re in the market for some solid wardrobe staples, head over to End today. Currently, you can save up to 55 percent on a bunch of garments from Carhartt WIP. The Work-in-Progess line produces hardwearing clothing — like the brand’s workwear — but with updated fits and colors. Choose from shirts, hoodies, pants and more — prices start at $25. — John Zientek


Jabra Elite 65e headset
Save $160: The Jabra Elite 65e headset is arguably the best value proposition for anybody who wants in-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. Their nearest rival is the Bose QuietComfort 30, which costs $299, and that’s $99 more than the Jabra Elite 65e.

If you’re looking for a really sweet deal on in-ear noise-canceling headphones, you can buy a refurbished pair of Jabra Elite 65e on eBay for just $40. That’s a pretty steep discount. If you’re looking for a new pair, Amazon is discounting the Jabra Elite 65e for $153 right now. — Tucker Bowe



Dyson Vacuums
Save $100: Deals can be found on Dyson’s covetable vacuums fairly frequently through third-party vendors on Ebay and its certified manufacturer-refurbished program, but deals on newer vacuums are rarer. Today on its site, vacuums like the classic MultiFloor and cordless V8 are marked $100 off their retail prices. Are they cheap? No, this is Dyson. Are they more reasonable? Yes. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

FILA’s New Collection Brings The Best of Outdoorsy Vibes

FILA’s New Collection Brings The Best of Outdoorsy Vibes

FILA Explore is tapping into the brand’s deep archive of ski, hiking, alpine, and trek collections dating back to the 1970s and 80s.

These 5 Cars Receive the Most Speeding Tickets

These 5 Cars Receive the Most Speeding Tickets

The list probably won’t surprise you all that much.

6 Questions to Ask on Your First Trip to a Dispensary

6 Questions to Ask on Your First Trip to a Dispensary

Walking into a store full of pot can be a bit confusing if you’ve never done it before. Thankfully, a team of pros has a reference sheet to make it a bit easier.

How to Host a Bottle Share: 7 Tips from a Beer Expert

How to Host a Bottle Share: 7 Tips from a Beer Expert

Bottle shares can be a great opportunity for people to try beer they’ve never tasted. We talked with Ben Pratt of As Is for his expert tips.

The 5 Best Protein Powders Available — and How to Use Them

The 5 Best Protein Powders Available — and How to Use Them

Protein powders are polarizing. We chat with a sports nutritionist to get a better picture of what’s really needed.

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.

From Haversacks to Skate Bags: The Secret History Of Military Packs

From Haversacks to Skate Bags: The Secret History Of Military Packs

Intertwined with civilian innovations, they’ve come a long way since the Civil War. Here’s an enlightening rundown.

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Review: A Continent Crusher Steps Up Its Game

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Review: A Continent Crusher Steps Up Its Game

Elegant, athletic and luxurious in equal measure, the Bentley Continental GT is the sort of vehicle that defines what a luxury car should be.

7 Simple Productivity Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your PC

7 Simple Productivity Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your PC

Here are 7 tools, features and options for productivity tricks you should know about Windows.

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Today in Gear: A 1960s-Throwback Oris Chronograph, an Affordable Bob Kramer Chef’s Knife & 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.


This is Oris’ first series-produced chronograph, and it doesn’t disappoint. Continuing the high-quality watchmaking legacy of Oris, the Divers Sixty-Five draws inspiration from the original diver’s watches the brand produced in the 1960s. While vintage-inspired, the Divers Sixty-Five also draws on more than five decades of watchmaking innovations like a well-built 43mm stainless steel case, a sapphire crystal and an ever-correct, Swiss-made, automatic mechanical movement. So while it has the vintage flair of chronograph pushers and a bi-compax dial layout, it is as modern as a timepiece can be. The bronze bezel edge and rose-gold plated dial details also add to the retro feel of the timepiece. All of the well-placed details and thoughtful updates make this the throwback watch you need on your wrist.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Here’s Everything New and Cool About Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10

Here’s Everything New and Cool About Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10

First, there are two smartphones: the Note 10 and Note 10+.

You Don’t Have to Go on a Retreat to Love These Essentials

You Don’t Have to Go on a Retreat to Love These Essentials

Tees, sweats, sunglasses and more.

America’s Best Knife Maker Just Released His Most Affordable Chef’s Knife in Years

America’s Best Knife Maker Just Released His Most Affordable Chef’s Knife in Years

Bob Kramer’s legendary chef’s knives regularly sell for $20,000. You can get these for a fraction of that.

This Might Be the Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your Bike in a Big Way

This Might Be the Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your Bike in a Big Way

Archer Components is making an aftermarket electronic shifting system that’s easy to install and won’t deplete your wallet.

America Is Losing the VW Golf R

America Is Losing the VW Golf R

Volkswagen has announced major cutbacks for the 2020 Golf lineup in the US, and the hottest hatchback has been extinguished.

You Can Get Your Hands on This Professional Racing Drone, If You Think You Can Fly It

You Can Get Your Hands on This Professional Racing Drone, If You Think You Can Fly It

DJI and Parrot have brought quadcopters to the masses the drones professional fliers use for racing are a completely different beast. Now as part of a Kickstarter by the Drone Racing League, you can buy…

If You’ve Wanted to Try an E-bike, This Is the One to Start With

If You’ve Wanted to Try an E-bike, This Is the One to Start With

The Townie is the perfect e-bike for any beginner to start out with for commutes, plus it’s relatively affordable.

One of Our Favorite Bag Makers Just Released a Premium Line for Everyday Use

One of Our Favorite Bag Makers Just Released a Premium Line for Everyday Use

A backpack, a sling and a tote.

This Motorcycle–Barbeque Grille Combo Is the Greatest Thing We’ve Seen All Week

This Motorcycle–Barbeque Grille Combo Is the Greatest Thing We’ve Seen All Week

Traeger Grills and Indian Motorcycles teamed up to create a motorcycle with a wood-fired grille for a sidecar. Not surprisingly, we’re in love.


Fresh Deals



Bose SoundSport Free
Save $80: When Bose released the SoundSport Free around two years ago, they were selling for $250 a pop, but Bose had since lowered the price to $200; this is the current price of the SoundSport Free on Amazon (see here). However, you can currently get a pair of SoundSport Free that have been “factory renewed” on Bose’s website for $120. That’s significantly cheaper than AirPods. — Tucker Bowe |

Fender Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Vintage Collector Series Special Mod 1955 Relic Telecaster
Save $1,151:The Custom Shop Joe Bonamassa Vintage Collector Series Special Mod 1955 Relic Telecaster has an ash body, 21-fret quartersawn maple neck with a ’57 soft-V profile, a vintage bridge and a single-ply parchment pickguard. The guitar has two hand-wound Tele pickups — a ’55 Tele pickup in the neck and a ’51 Nocaster pickup in the bridge — and a 3-way pickup switch. Also notable: the Tele has a heavily-worn 3-tone sunburst finish that was virtually non-existent on models from the mid-‘50s.
Limited to just 40 instruments which are exclusively carried at Guitar Center, this model is geared towards serious players or avid collectors. And while normal Custom Shop prices can be hard for some to swallow, this guitar is now 25 percent off. That means you can save $1,151 on this ridiculously nice Tele and take it home for just under $3,500. For a person obsessed with the details, this is a deal worth acting on. — John Zientek

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save $98%:In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek

The North Face Apparel Sale
Save up to 43%: You know The North Face for things like down jackets, hiking backpacks and innovation breakthroughs in technical outerwear. The company makes everything required to get you to the top of a mountain or down a hundred-mile trail, but if you’re like us, you don’t find yourselves in those environments as often as you’d like. That’s where hats and tees come in. These basics are to everyday life what jackets and tents are to expeditions — you can’t live without them. And right now, you can stock up on t-shirts, hoodies, beanies and caps at Nordstrom for up to 43% off. (More technical pieces like insulating jackets, fleece, and rugged packs and duffels are also included in the sale.) — Tanner Bowden

Yeti Tocayo Backpack Sale
Save $70: Yeti Nation will be sad to see the Tocayo Backpack 26 disappear from Yeti’s site and stores as it’s headed for retirement. However, that means right now is the best time to buy the black or tan backpack. It’s tough, durable and sturdy, just like all its fellow Yeti comrades. Spacious pockets and interior divisions mean it’s easy to keep everything organized. Pair all that with a waterproof exterior (will stay dry in the rain), a padded laptop sleeve and firm EVA padding along the base and back and you have, quite possibly, the last backpack you’ll ever have to buy. Save over $70 today — before the Tocayo disappears into the archives of Yeti legacy. — Meg Lappe

Timex Expedition Scout
Save 40%: Right now you can grab Timex Men’s Expedition Ranger Watch in one of three iterations for between $40 and $47, depending on the model (a blue-dial version is available on a brown leather strap for $40, while a grey-dial version ships on a matching bracelet for $43, and a black-dial version ships on a matching bracelet for $47). All three versions feature an identical 43mm steel case with 50m of water resistance (good for the field, but not for diving), an analog quartz movement with date display and a unidirectional count-up bezel. The highly legible dials also feature sword hands and Indiglo illumination for low-light visibility. — Oren Hartov


Today on Gear Patrol

Why Is New Whiskey So High in Alcohol?

Why Is New Whiskey So High in Alcohol?

Why are whiskey geeks seeking out higher and higher proof booze, and is it any better?

Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

We took three serious dive watches beneath the waves in Bonaire, a Dutch island in the Caribbean, to put them through their paces.

This Product Saved My Hair Style This Summer

This Product Saved My Hair Style This Summer

Anti-Humidity heat protectant sprays.

A Toyota Engineer Opens Up About Putting Its Trucks Through Hell

A Toyota Engineer Opens Up About Putting Its Trucks Through Hell

The 2020 Tacoma and hydrogen-powered big rigs may not seem like they have much in common. One thing they share: Toyota beats them up in the desert.

Sony WF-1000XM3: The Best Noise-Canceling Wireless Earbuds of 2019

Sony WF-1000XM3: The Best Noise-Canceling Wireless Earbuds of 2019

Sony has brought the sound quality, noise cancellation ability and the best features from its WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones, and packed them into a pair of true wireless earbuds.

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Today in Gear: Columbia’s Push Into the Sneaker Game, a 007-Worthy Vintage Aston Martin & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Need for E-Bike Speed? This Vintage Electric Roadster Goes 36 Miles per Hour

Need for E-Bike Speed? This Vintage Electric Roadster Goes 36 Miles per Hour

Blurring the lines between bicycle and motorcycle, big time.

Samsung’s Galaxy Active Watch Is Back With LTE and a Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung’s Galaxy Active Watch Is Back With LTE and a Heart Rate Monitor

Samsung’s spilled the details on the Galaxy Active Watch 2 which will sport a few upgrades, including an LTE flavor and heart-rate monitoring (eventually).

This Vintage Aston Martin Shooting Brake Is the Wagon James Bond Would Drive

This Vintage Aston Martin Shooting Brake Is the Wagon James Bond Would Drive

This long-roof version of the iconic James Bond car is stunning—and will likely sell for more than $1 million at auction.

Until Now, Only Rolex Regularly Used This Type of Stainless Steel

Until Now, Only Rolex Regularly Used This Type of Stainless Steel

The new Ball Roadmaster Icebreaker uses the 904L steel made famous by Rolex and offers strong features at a competitive preorder price.

The New Toyota Supra Can Make 420 HP With a Cheap Software Upgrade

The New Toyota Supra Can Make 420 HP With a Cheap Software Upgrade

Tuning the Supra to 420 hp (or more) will be relatively easy, and almost certainly come at a very reasonable price.

IWC Teamed Up With a Famed Retailer on This Special Edition Watch

IWC Teamed Up With a Famed Retailer on This Special Edition Watch

IWC’s famed Portugieser gets a special blue treatment in this limited edition produced in partnership with Bucherer.

The Next BMW M3 Will Definitely Keep the Stick Shift Alive

The Next BMW M3 Will Definitely Keep the Stick Shift Alive

You’ll still be able to drive the ultimate driver’s car as the driving gods intended.

An 80-Year Old Outdoor Company Is Getting Into the Sneaker Game

An 80-Year Old Outdoor Company Is Getting Into the Sneaker Game

Columbia is best known for winter jackets and hiking boots, but its new SH/FT footwear release is geared toward urban use.


Fresh Deals



Schuberth C4 Spark
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.

Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla. — Will Sabel Courtney



MacBook Air 2019
Save 18%: Last month, Apple quietly updated the MacBook Air with a True Tone display that can adapt its color temperature to the room plus a new keyboard, pairing these minor updates with a price drop from $1,199 to $1,099 (and $999 for college students). But now, anyone can get a 128GB model for just $899 thanks to a deal at Best Buy.

Before the Air’s redesign and resurrection in 2018, the plucky little laptop was notable for being the only sub-$1,000 notebook in Apple’s lineup. While the official list price may still be above that threshold, this deal will let you relive the glory days of buying a MacBook that won’t break the bank. — Eric Limer



Chris Reeves Limited Edition Inkosi Knife
Save $97: Anyone who saw our behind-the-scenes profile of Chris Reeves Knives knows the place is downright legendary when it comes to crafting blades of incredible quality, design and aesthetics. The Sebenza was one of the first to garner national acclaim, and the Inkosi is its equally fantastic followup. The drop-point blade is made of S35VN, the best cutlery steel money can buy, and this knife also features thumb studs for ambidextrous use, the signature Reeve “integral” frame lock and simply stunning good looks.

It’s no wonder these knives never go on sale. And yet right now, this Limited Edition Inkosi from Best Made Co. is nearly $100 off — down from $425 to $328 — for those who are willing to wait. Click the link below to sign up, and you’ll get an email when the next batch drops, along with a chance to score a great deal on the last EDC knife you’ll ever need to buy. — Steve Mazzucchi



Foehn Apparel Sale
Save 50%: By now, you’ve heard the catchline “city to mountain;” maybe even “trail to tavern,” “backcountry to bar,” “slope to sidewalk” and all the other alliterations that describe versatile gear that’s both functional and stylish. Not all items that get the distinction actually work that way though — they’re often less technical and don’t look that great, jacks of both trades and masters of neither. One brand that’s managed to find that perfect balance is Foehn, a small rock climbing apparel company based in Canada.

We’ve tested everything that Foehn makes — from the pants that the company launched with to its down hoodie pullover — everywhere from the streets of Brooklyn to the high crags of the Rocky Mountains. It works. It looks good. It draws attention in both urban and backcountry environments (“Who makes those pants?!”). It’s also on sale for 50% off right now when you use the code SUMMER50. — Tanner Bowden



Seiko Prospex PADI Solar Watch
Save 39%: If you’re still on the lookout for an affordable, robust dive watch to accompany you on your summer adventures, you could do much worse than this PADI-edition Seiko Prospex solar diver, the SNE435P1. Featuring a 43.5mm stainless steel case with 200m of water-resistance, a unidirectional dive bezel, luminous hands and indices, date window and matching steel bracelet, the SNE435P1 makes use of a solar-powered quartz movement. Once fully charged, you won’t have to worry about the battery running out of juice for a full 10 months, giving you plenty of bottom time with this handsome diver.

Best of all? The SNE435P1 is currently 39% off on Amazon, for a final price of just $240. — Oren Hartov



Gitman Brothers Vintage x Need Supply Shirts
Save 60%:If you’re looking for a new shirt to compliment — or contrast — your traditional white and blue button-down styles, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Gitman Brothers Vintage is offering some wild versions of the traditional American silhouette for 60 percent off. Pick from various tie-dyed colors — each shirt features the button-down collar, front button placket, chest pocket and center back pleat you already love. — John Zientek

Lodge Cast-Iron Cookware Set
Save 47%: Though a swell of craft cast-iron cookware makers have sprung up in recent years, none match the value of America’s longest-running iron pan manufacturers. Today on Amazon, three separate pans (griddle, grill pan, skillet), pan scrapers, a pot holder and a handle mit can be had for all of $52. That’s 47 percent off the “Essential” pan set’s usual $99 retail price — good for its lowest-recorded price ever. Our recommendation: start with bacon. — Will Price

Made In Butcher Block
Save 25%: The maker of some of our favorite cookware and kitchen knives, Made In’s Austin, Texas-based operation recently expanded to butcher block cutting boards. The juice grooves are cut extra-deep, it comes pre-oiled, there’s a pair of clever handles cut into the sides for carrying and they’re made of the leftover bits of 100 percent Maplewood from a Wisconsin furniture maker. Today on Made In’s site, the $99 cutting board is 25 percent off. Use code BB25 at checkout for the discount. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Hitting All the Right Notes

2020 Subaru Outback Review: Hitting All the Right Notes

The all-new Subaru Outback doesn’t look all that new. But that’s because it’s giving buyers exactly what they want: the same car as always, just better.

How to Make a Cuban Sandwich — The Right Way

How to Make a Cuban Sandwich — The Right Way

One of the most famous sandwiches of our time.

For Better Iced Coffee, Pros Swear by This $40 Amazon Buy

For Better Iced Coffee, Pros Swear by This $40 Amazon Buy

Cold brew’s upper hand on iced coffee comes down to convenience. What if iced coffee could compete?

7 Things Designer John Moore Is on the Hunt for Right Now

7 Things Designer John Moore Is on the Hunt for Right Now

A vintage Donald Judd table, a reusable cup, a planet-friendly Bronco and more.

This Company Is at the Forefront of Modern American Watchmaking

This Company Is at the Forefront of Modern American Watchmaking

We sat down with Justin Kraudel to discuss Monta, the state of American watchmaking, and what’s next for the brand.

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Today in Gear: The Best Way to Upgrade Your Dog’s Style, a Perfectly Sized Military Pilots Watch & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

10 Things We’re Excited About This Week

10 Things We’re Excited About This Week

From product releases to sales to events, this is your weekly dose of gear intel for August 5-11.

This Rubber Watch Strap Was Beloved by SCUBA Divers Worldwide. And It’s Finally Back

This Rubber Watch Strap Was Beloved by SCUBA Divers Worldwide. And It’s Finally Back

The Tropic rubber watch strap is back, and it’s available in four colors in 20mm in the Gear Patrol Store.

Giro’s New MTB Helmet Is High-Tech, High-Style

Giro’s New MTB Helmet Is High-Tech, High-Style

Giro’s new mountain bike helmet uses the same technology that’s in its high-end road helmet.

This Military Pilots Watch Is Perfectly Wearable at 36mm

This Military Pilots Watch Is Perfectly Wearable at 36mm

The Archimede 36mm Pilots Watch takes a classic military design and downsizes to a more wearable size.

Here’s the Best Way to Upgrade Your Doggy’s Style

Here’s the Best Way to Upgrade Your Doggy’s Style

When temps start to drop, you’ll be glad this Ruffwear fleece has your pup covered (literally).

There’s a Good Reason for iPhone Owners to Get This Non-Apple Smartwatch

There’s a Good Reason for iPhone Owners to Get This Non-Apple Smartwatch

It’s cheaper than a Series 4. It also looks more like a traditional watch.


Fresh Deals



Seiko Prospex Street Series Solar Dive Watch
Save 10%: This Seiko dive watch has all the specs and performance expected of the brand’s Prospex line, but with a Solar-charging movement and a stylishly monochrome gray colorway. Part of Seiko’s “Street Series” of urban-themed watches, it features the distinctive “tuna-can” case with its protective outer “shroud,” crown at 4 o’clock, and a neat dial texture that benefits legibility. It’s boldly sized at 42mm wide, water-resistant to 200m, and not lacking in character. Right now Macy’s is running a deal where you can get it at a discounted price of $405 by entering the promo code “BTS” at checkout. — Zen Love grey_placeholder

Calvin Klein Boxer Briefs
Save 50%: Like going to the dentist, eating raw vegetables, and getting eight hours of sleep, buying new underwear is one of those things everyone should do way more often. (The ideal cadence is to refresh everything in your underwear drawer every six months, but you should aim to do it at least once a year.) Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can pick up a pack of three black cotton boxer briefs from Calvin Klein, one of the best sellers in the category. Act fast and get them for an additional 50 percent off the list price of $40. That means they cost just $20 today. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Nike Air VaporMax 2019 Sneakers
Save 30%: Now at Nordstrom, you can save 30 percent on a pair of much-hyped Nike Air VaporMax 2019 sneakers. That means these ultra-lightweight, translucent sneakers are just $133. The design features a stretchy ripstop upper on top of Nike’s flexible Air cushion system. For support, the sneaker has a midfoot cage and external reinforcement in the heel. If you’d like more color options, head over to Nike where you can score a few other options for as little as $114. — John Zientek

Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi-Tool
Save $46: The right multi-tool has all the functions you need but none you don’t, making it streamlined and easy to access the implement you require at any given time. Gerber’s Center-Drive Plus is just such a product, delivering — among other things — a 3.25-inch partially serrated blade, spring-loaded needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, pry bar and bottle opener.

Most of these tools can be deployed quickly and smoothly thanks to the one-thumb opening system, and right now you can score this beauty for a whopping 32 percent off thanks to Drop. The Center-Drive Plus comes with a good-looking leather sheath, too, but this deal disappears Wednesday, so shop fast. — Steve Mazzucchi

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The James Brand Ellis
Save 25%: The James Brand’s Ellis is simple: it has a partially serrated, clip-point blade and a bottle opener/screwdriver/scraper. Both of these implements use a simple lockback construction to stay open during use. They’re also made of Sandvik 12C27 steel, which is a well-rounded material that has excellent edge retention, durability and corrosion resistance (it’s commonly used for ice skate blades). All that is to say that you can put the Ellis through the wringer daily and not worry about how it’s holding up.

That, and its simple, less-than-a-multi-tool, more-than-a-pocket-knife design make it one of our favorite knives available. It’s affordable at its regular price of $99, but right now you can get it for 25 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Nintendo NES Classic Edition
Save $30: Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the NES console from 1985, in 2016 and at that time it was nearly impossible to find — demand was too high. Fast forward several years and it’s a little easier to buy, although for an uptick charge. Listed as $60 on Nintendo’s website, but in order to buy an NES Classic Edition you have to order from a third-party seller like Amazon, which is currently selling models for $80. For a little bit of a deal, however, check out eBay: it’s selling refurbished (by Nintendo) models for just $50. That’s $30 cheaper than what they’re going for on Amazon. — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

Review: Sonos’s $99 Speaker Is A No-Brainer Buy for Most People

Review: Sonos’s $99 Speaker Is A No-Brainer Buy for Most People

Ikea and Sonos are going to make a killing on these Symfonisk speakers.

These Are Some of Today’s Best Lightweight, Scratch-Proof Ceramic Watches

These Are Some of Today’s Best Lightweight, Scratch-Proof Ceramic Watches

Ceramic watches are increasingly popular for their robustness. Here are our selection of some of the best ones out there.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Diesel Review: Tow, Haul, It Does It All

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Diesel Review: Tow, Haul, It Does It All

Ignore the face. The all-new heavy-duty Chevy Silverado’s isn’t here to look pretty; it’s here to make living with a giant pickup truck easier than ever.

These Are Seven of the Most Affordable GMT Watches

These Are Seven of the Most Affordable GMT Watches

GMT watches needn’t be bank-breaking. From big Swiss companies and upstart microbrands, here are 7 affordable GMTs.

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: The Land Cruiser Heritage Edition Won’t Be Cheap, the New Adidas Terrex Two Parley & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Jim Beam’s New $125 Bourbon Will Be on Every Whiskey Nerd’s Holiday Wish List

Jim Beam’s New $125 Bourbon Will Be on Every Whiskey Nerd’s Holiday Wish List

If you like Knob Creek, Booker’s and the rest of Jim Beam Distillery’s Small Batch collection, you’re gonna like this.

This Is One of the Best-Looking Running Shoes We’ve Ever Seen

This Is One of the Best-Looking Running Shoes We’ve Ever Seen

Adidas worked with Parley to create a trail running shoe that’s comfy, functional and beautiful.

The Best-Looking Toyota Land Cruiser in Ages Won’t Come Cheap

The Best-Looking Toyota Land Cruiser in Ages Won’t Come Cheap

The Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition won’t have a retro price to go along with its vintage styling.

For Easier Scrambled Eggs, Buy These Bowls

For Easier Scrambled Eggs, Buy These Bowls

More than 30,000 people had a hand in making Food52’s new mixing bowls.

This 151-Megapixel Camera Is More Expensive Than a Car

This 151-Megapixel Camera Is More Expensive Than a Car

We give our first impressions on the Phase One XF IQ4 medium format and tell you whether it’s worth it or not.

This Beautiful Jeep CJ-8 Could Quench Your Thirst for a 2-Door Gladiator

This Beautiful Jeep CJ-8 Could Quench Your Thirst for a 2-Door Gladiator

Jeep hasn’t announced plans to make a two-door Gladiator yet, but this awesome CJ-8 Scrambler could fill that hole in your heart.

This Serious Dive Watch Is Made for the Toughest Triathletes

This Serious Dive Watch Is Made for the Toughest Triathletes

Breitling announces a partnership with the Ironman triathlon and a limited-edition Superocean dive watch to go along with it.

CrossFitters and Runners Need This New Handheld Massager

CrossFitters and Runners Need This New Handheld Massager

The newest iteration of the Hyperice Hypervolt is sleeker and more powerful than its predecessor.


Fresh Deals

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All the Outdoor Gear You Could Ever Want Is on Sale Now
Save up to 50%: Summer is coming to its slow close, but thanks to Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale there isn’t a better time to get outside with new gear. — Tanner Bowden grey_placeholder

Wolverine Boots
Save 40%: If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Wolverine is currently making a compelling case for its hard-wearing styles. The Michigan-based brand is now offering 40 percent off a bunch of boots: choose from American-made lace-up styles including the iconic 1000 Mile boot and the go-anywhere Montague Boot boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with such a substantial discount, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Citizen Bryce Dive Watch
Save 28%: If you’re on the lookout for an inexpensive diver this summer, the Eco Drive-powered Bryce from Citizen is a solid choice. This 43mm steel diver is water-resistant to 100m and features a striking emerald dial and matching steel bracelet. Right now, using the code “WKND” at checkout, you can take an extra 10% off the sale price of $260 at Macy’s, for a final sale price of $234. Not bad for a diver that could conceivably last forever. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Bose SoundSport Free
Save $80: When Bose released the SoundSport Free around two years ago, they were selling for $250 a pop, but Bose had since lowered the price to $200; this is the current price of the SoundSport Free on Amazon (see here). However, you can currently get a pair of SoundSport Free that have been “factory renewed” on Bose’s website for $120. That’s significantly cheaper than AirPods. — Tucker Bowe | grey_placeholder

Apple Watch Series 4
Save $50: The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) is the Apple Watch that most people should buy. It’s the best-looking smartwatch with the biggest and brightest display that Apple has ever created; plus it has all the new features that the Series 3 lacks, including fall detection, a built-in EKG and a variety of fitness features. This model lacks built-LTE, however, but I’d argue that most people don’t need to use their Apple Watch as a phone, nor do they want to pay the extra $10 each month on their phone bill. Right now you can save $50 on either the 40mm or 44mm model. If you’re looking for an even cheaper deal and you’re cool with buying the older Apple Watch, the Series 3 (GPS) is selling for just under $200. — Tucker Bowe |


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best New Knives and EDC of August 2019

The Best New Knives and EDC of August 2019

Chris Reeve Knives updated its iconic folding pocket knife, The James Brand revealed its second EDC carabiner, Gerber paid homage to barbershop blades and more.

Bose’s New Noise-Canceling Headphones Are Almost Perfect

Bose’s New Noise-Canceling Headphones Are Almost Perfect

These are the best noise-canceling headphones that Bose has ever made.

The Best Scramblers on Sale Take on One of America’s Greatest Riding Roads

The Best Scramblers on Sale Take on One of America’s Greatest Riding Roads

To put a motorcycle through the wringer, it has to be pushed to its limits under the harshest conditions. What could be better than a ride from Seattle to Alaska?

Complete Guide to Garmin Running Watches

Complete Guide to Garmin Running Watches

Every single Garmin running watch explained, so it’s easy to compare and contrast. Plus, find the right one for you.

How to Build a Smart Home, the Smart Way

How to Build a Smart Home, the Smart Way

These days, anyone can use their phone to turn on the lights. But a real smart home goes beyond parlor tricks.

Three Vintage Dive Watches from a Legendary American Brand

Three Vintage Dive Watches from a Legendary American Brand

Benrus, a defunct American brand best known for its serious military watches and divers, also produced some affordable wares.

The Complete Subaru Buying Guide: Every Model Explained

The Complete Subaru Buying Guide: Every Model Explained

Interested in one of Subaru’s crossovers, sedans or sports cars? We’ve got you covered.

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: LED Bulbs Get a Serious Breakthrough, a Technical New Mountain Bike & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Ford’s New Super Duty Packs the Strongest Gas Engine in a Heavy-Duty Pickup

Ford’s New Super Duty Packs the Strongest Gas Engine in a Heavy-Duty Pickup

Ford’s new 7.3-liter engine cranks out a whopping 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.

10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month

10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month

We take a look back at the most popular stories and products from the past month.

This Crazy Cool Smart Light Can Emit Many Colors At Once

This Crazy Cool Smart Light Can Emit Many Colors At Once

It’s the first time that a single LED bulb has been able to do this.

This Dynamic New Survival Shovel Has Us Dreaming of Dirt

This Dynamic New Survival Shovel Has Us Dreaming of Dirt

The durable, compactable Delta Shovel is so cleverly designed, we can’t wait to start to moving earth with it.

This Is the Best Time to Buy a New VW

This Is the Best Time to Buy a New VW

Get Volkswagen’s industry-best six-year/72,000-mile warranty while you still can.

This Stylish Chronograph Watch Celebrates One of the Most Influential Design Movements Ever

This Stylish Chronograph Watch Celebrates One of the Most Influential Design Movements Ever

Junghans celebrates 100 years of the Bauhaus with a special edition of its iconic chronograph watch, the Chronoscope.

These Are the Best True Wireless Active Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

These Are the Best True Wireless Active Earbuds You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best true wireless active earbuds you can buy right now is the Powerbeats Pro.

Yeti’s Brand-New Mountain Bike Is So Much Fun

Yeti’s Brand-New Mountain Bike Is So Much Fun

Truly offering the best of both worlds, the SB 140 was born to tackle technical hill climbs and scorching downhills.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Prospex PADI Automatic Dive Watch
Save 37%: Another day, another automatic Seiko dive watch delivering significantly more value for money that your average non-Japanese timepiece. The Seiko Prospex PADI features the Seiko cal. 4R36 automatic, 24-jewel movement with 41-hour power reserve, a 44mm steel case with 200m of water resistance, a day-date display, a matching steel bracelet, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a handsome blue dial. If you’re a serious diver or simply in need of a tough, reliable watch for the outdoors, look no further — the Prospex PADI is on sale for 37% off today, down to just $331 from $525. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

13-Inch MacBook Pro (2019 Models)
Save $100: If you go to Amazon right now, you can purchase a 13-inch 2019 MacBook Pro for $100 off. That’s $100 off on both 128GB and $1,399 models. As a refresher, Apple just updated its latest line of 13-inch MacBook Pro in July 2019. The new models now have the latest Intel processors, Touch ID and updated keyboards. It should be noted that all new 13-inch MacBook Pros have a Touch Bar; if you’d rather have a row of function keys, you’ll have to get an older model. — Tucker Bowe |

Kryptonite Bike Lock Sale
Save 28%: If you ride a bike in the city, buying a heavy-duty bike lock is imperative. Unless you’re hauling your bike inside your apartment, home or garage, you’re going to need a way to keep it safe from thieves. While there are a variety of high-tech bike locks out there, going old school is always a good idea, which means steel chains. Kryptonite’s New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and disc lock features 14-mm six-sided manganese steel chain links attached with a steel shackle. Unlock with three stainless steel keys. Pro tip: keep one at your office, one on your key ring and one at home — you never know when you’ll get stranded somewhere and need an extra one. Today, you can pick up one of these durable locks for 28 percent off. Shop while you can. — Meg Lappe

Kamado Joe Grill
Save $450: The Kamado Joe is a heavy ceramic, heat-retaining, outdoor grill, smoker and oven that’s backed by a lifetime warranty), and it’s available online and comes with features the Big Green Egg doesn’t. The two most impactful is its patented Divide & Conquer cooking system, which manifests itself as grates that can be lifted up or down in certain sections (BBQ Guys has a nice illustration of it), and an ash drawer that slides out for simplified cleaning (the lid is also much easier to lift, for what it’s worth). — Will Price

Target Outdoor Furniture Sale
Save Up to 30%: Target plays designer pretty well. The mega-retailer is home to a shocking number of decent-looking, wallet-sensitive homewares, which includes its in-house range of outdoor furniture and patio items. And it’s all marked down up to 30 percent.

The sale includes a whopping 6,500-plus products, including weatherproof furniture, water-resistant rugs, outdoor lighting, firepits and more. Hot tip: check availability for in-store pickup to bypass the significant shipping fees tagged onto larger orders. — Will Price

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Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save up to $108: Right now, Nordstrom Rack is selling three Italian-made Ray-Ban frames for 68 percent off the normal retail price — they cost as little as $60. You have options including both polarized and non-polarized lenses, and black and Havana acetate frames. Choose from Wayfarers, round frames and throw-back ’80s aviators — but act fast because these deals will be gone soon. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Adidas Slides
Save 50%: Now at Adidas, you can score a pair of Duramo Slides for 50 percent off. (That means you can pick up a pair of essential everyday sandals for just $10.) They’re made from a single-piece molded EVA upper, have a textured footbed and an EVA outsole. So if you need something new for the gym or just an easy pair of summer slides, don’t miss out on this sale. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

You Need a Passport to Buy These American Bourbon Whiskeys

You Need a Passport to Buy These American Bourbon Whiskeys

Some of America’s best bourbon makers reserve some of their oldest stock for Japan. These are the bottles you want.

The Best Compact Travel Cameras of 2019

The Best Compact Travel Cameras of 2019

Capture your next adventure in high res with some of the best compact digital cameras.

10 of the Most Beautiful Menswear Shops Around the World

10 of the Most Beautiful Menswear Shops Around the World

From Tokyo to Joburg and back again.

The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure

The 5 Best Camper Trailers for Any Adventure

Our favorites have sleek, modern looks, cool amenities, and lots of smart details that make your time on the road all fun, with no hassle.

5 Pairs of Summer Running Shorts We Absolutely Love

5 Pairs of Summer Running Shorts We Absolutely Love

We tested more than 30 pairs to find the best. Here are the gems.

2020 Ford Explorer Review: Setting the Benchmark for American SUVs

2020 Ford Explorer Review: Setting the Benchmark for American SUVs

The all-new Explorer marks a return to class-leading form for one of the most recognizable sport-utility nameplates on the market.

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

10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought This Month

July was a month of hot dogs, sunburns, and deals. Lots of them. Between 4th of July sales, Prime Day, and brands trying to clear out space on shelves mid-year, our readers got the chance to take advantage of a whole lot of discounts. We’ve pulled some of the most popular in a roundup below.

Breville Barista Express

“Among Breville’s line of espresso makers, the Barista Express stands out — it features all the additive performance features of its higher-priced siblings, but it’s the only all-in-one maker that’s not $1,000 or more.” — Will Price

Wustoff Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

“The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).” — Will Price

Warby Parker X Geoff McFetridge Sunglasses

“Affordable eyewear brand Warby Parker teamed up with Los Angeles artist Geoff McFetridge to produce two of its best sunglasses yet. Both oversized styles are based on vintage frames owned by McFetridge: The Edgemont — named after his hometown in Canada — has round lenses, a keyhole bridge and a thick acetate frame, and the Atwater — named after the L.A. neighborhood where he works — features rectangular lenses and a sculpted acetate frame. ” — John Zientek

Seiko Prospex SRPC07

“The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there). Best of all, it’s cheap.” — Andrew Connor

CRKT Swindle Pocket Knife

“Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches long and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. ” — Tanner Bowden

Dyson V6 + Cinetic Big Ball

“The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700).” — Will Price

Editor’s Note: This deal is no longer live but you can still find killer mark-downs on refurbished Dyson vacuums below.

Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set

“Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron bug but lack the wallet.” — Will Price

Sonos Playbar

“The Playbar has been around for several years and doesn’t have a built-in virtual assistant, like the Beam ($399), Sonos’s newest soundbar. Unlike the Beam, however, the Playbar is significantly bigger and better sounding. It has nine drivers (three tweeters and six mid-woofers), each individually amplified, and sounds pretty phenomenal.” — Tucker Bowe

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

“The lightweight, quilted garment boasts a weather-resistant ripstop shell, durable water-repellent finish and a nod to sustainability, thanks to the recycled fabric and partially recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It’s warm and super compressible, making it the perfect travel piece once temps start to drop.” — Steve Mazucchi

Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet

schubert c4 spark helmet motorcycle quiet

“Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.” — Will Sabel Courtney

Editor’s Note: Now only available in SM and XS.

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

10 Things Gear Patrol Readers Bought Last Month

July was a month of hot dogs, sunburns, and deals. Lots of them. Between 4th of July sales, Prime Day, and brands trying to clear out space on shelves mid-year, our readers got the chance to take advantage of a whole lot of discounts. We’ve pulled some of the most popular in a roundup below.

Breville Barista Express

“Among Breville’s line of espresso makers, the Barista Express stands out — it features all the additive performance features of its higher-priced siblings, but it’s the only all-in-one maker that’s not $1,000 or more.” — Will Price

Wustoff Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

“The Wüsthof Classic is made of a stainless steel composite containing more carbon than is normal for a stainless blade, granting it some of the attributes associated with carbon steel knives (like markedly easier sharpening).” — Will Price

Warby Parker X Geoff McFetridge Sunglasses

“Affordable eyewear brand Warby Parker teamed up with Los Angeles artist Geoff McFetridge to produce two of its best sunglasses yet. Both oversized styles are based on vintage frames owned by McFetridge: The Edgemont — named after his hometown in Canada — has round lenses, a keyhole bridge and a thick acetate frame, and the Atwater — named after the L.A. neighborhood where he works — features rectangular lenses and a sculpted acetate frame. ” — John Zientek

Seiko Prospex SRPC07

“The Seiko Prospex SRPB97 “Orange Samurai” is exactly what you want in a summertime timepiece. It has a boldly-colored orange dial, runs Seiko’s proven 4R35 automatic movement and has a chunky case to keep that movement safe at depths up to 200 meters (not to mention the occasional careless knock here or there). Best of all, it’s cheap.” — Andrew Connor

CRKT Swindle Pocket Knife

“Designed by revered knife maker Ken Onion, the Swindle won the award for “Most Innovative Imported Design” at the 2013 Blade Show and has continued in CRKT’s production line since. The blade is just over three inches long and comes in two versions — one made of high-carbon steel, and a premium version with Sandvik stainless steel and a milled handle. ” — Tanner Bowden

Dyson V6 + Cinetic Big Ball

“The newest Dyson will always be the best Dyson. The brand consistently iterates and improves on its product for future generations of vacuums. That said, newer Dysons typically costs well over $500 (at present, the current release is $700).” — Will Price

Editor’s Note: This deal is no longer live but you can still find killer mark-downs on refurbished Dyson vacuums below.

Lodge Cast Iron 4-Piece Cookware Set

“Lodge’s four-piece cast iron set is for those who’ve caught the cast iron bug but lack the wallet.” — Will Price

Sonos Playbar

“The Playbar has been around for several years and doesn’t have a built-in virtual assistant, like the Beam ($399), Sonos’s newest soundbar. Unlike the Beam, however, the Playbar is significantly bigger and better sounding. It has nine drivers (three tweeters and six mid-woofers), each individually amplified, and sounds pretty phenomenal.” — Tucker Bowe

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

“The lightweight, quilted garment boasts a weather-resistant ripstop shell, durable water-repellent finish and a nod to sustainability, thanks to the recycled fabric and partially recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It’s warm and super compressible, making it the perfect travel piece once temps start to drop.” — Steve Mazucchi

Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet

schubert c4 spark helmet motorcycle quiet

“Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone — or even start to cause causing hearing damage.” — Will Sabel Courtney

Editor’s Note: Now only available in SM and XS.

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: Patagonia’s New Bags Are Made for Wet Gear, a Sleek Travel Trailer & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Sleek Camping Trailer Wants to Help You Save the Planet

This Sleek Camping Trailer Wants to Help You Save the Planet

Safari Condo’s new travel trailer slips through the wind, making it better-suited to being towed by electric vehicles.

Patagonia’s New Bags Make Carrying Wet Surf Gear Look Good

Patagonia’s New Bags Make Carrying Wet Surf Gear Look Good

Patagonia’s new Planing Collection makes hauling your wet surf gear back from the beach a breeze.

This Is the Best Stuff from Ikea’s New Catalog

This Is the Best Stuff from Ikea’s New Catalog

Ikea’s new catalog is very long and chock-full of new products. Here’s the stuff to look out for.

This New, Affordable Automatic Watch Has a Unique Feature

This New, Affordable Automatic Watch Has a Unique Feature

Scottish brand Akura’s first watch, the Wayfarer, features a compass bezel controlled via a second crown for navigation.

The Only Surfing App You Really Need Is Here

The Only Surfing App You Really Need Is Here

The new Surfline Sessions app boasts the most comprehensive fitness and video features we’ve seen.

Triumph’s New Rocket 3 Packs the Biggest Motorcycle Engine Ever to Hit the Streets

Triumph’s New Rocket 3 Packs the Biggest Motorcycle Engine Ever to Hit the Streets

The 2020 Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT deliver 165 hp and 163 pound-feet, thanks to a 2500-cc triple.

The Perfect Wireless Earbuds for Long-Distance Runners

The Perfect Wireless Earbuds for Long-Distance Runners

These running earbuds are smaller, cheaper and better for most people than the Powerbeats Pro.

The Cheapest Smart Plugs Might Also Be the Best Smart Plugs

The Cheapest Smart Plugs Might Also Be the Best Smart Plugs

The Wyze Plug is a new smart plug that works with both Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.


Fresh Deals



Adidas Terrex Free Hiker
Save $60: Good things really do come to those who wait. And by good things, we mean “killer deals on awesome hiking shoes.” After all, earlier this year we were breathlessly admiring the Adidas Terrex Free Hiker, which effortlessly weaves in some of the brand’s outstanding running innovations, including an energy-returning Boost foam sole and a super-breathable, close-fitting Primeknit upper. Now, five months later, that very same shoe is a whopping 30 percent off, thanks to Huckberry’s summer sneaker sale. That’s right, all you’ve gotta do is enter the code “SNEAKER30” at checkout to knock $60 off the price of a game-changing shoe that’s as comfortable on the streets as it is summiting peaks. Shop the Free Hiker in three colorways — plus some other awesome shoe deals — at the link below.— Steve Mazzucchi

Garmin Watch Sale
Save $260: Garmin makes some of the most reliable GPS tracking watches around, which is why we’re so psyched to see one of its best watches on sale. We’ve run and tested a handful of them, including the Fenix 5, and were so impressed we kept it on our wrists for more than just our activity of the day. This watch works for everything from hiking to marathon training and is still the one we’re happy to wear around town. It tracked our routes seamlessly, and the battery life is pretty impressive. Right now, you can save $260 off a Garmin Fenix 5, which is the lowest we’ve seen it.

Whether you love running, hiking or adventuring, the Fenix 5 is the perfect model. It’s a hefty watch but comes with 24 hours of battery life (when running GPS/HR), a super-strong face and design and a comfortable band. Check your VO2 max, messages, steps and more after each run around the block or down the hill. The watch monitors training status as well as how long you need to recover after your logged workouts. Shop this Amazon deal while it lasts. — Meg Lappe

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R.M. Williams Chelsea Boots
Save $325: In 1932, Reginal Murray Williams founded his eponymous brand in Adelaide, South Australia, offering saddles, riding boots and other leather goods for cattlemen. The boots, in particular, were a hit. Made from a single-piece leather upper, they had a clean silhouette, a simple pull-on style and superior durability. And over the past eight decades, the design hasn’t changed much.

In recent years, however, the brand received investment from L capital — a private-equity fund sponsored by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) — along with IFM Investors and Hugh Jackman. The influx of resources and capital has allowed R.M. Williams to expand on a global scale, offering its iconic boots to a much wider audience. You can pick up a pair at East Dane, where the classic Chelsea boot style is now on sale.

Available in full-grain cognac leather, it features elastic insets, branded pull-tabs and leather soles. The current sale offers 50 percent off — that’s savings up to $325. — John Zientek

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Seiko Samurai Dive Watch
Save 25%: Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on mechanical Seiko dive watches because they are some of the best values in the watch industry. Take, for example, this Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai.” It’s has a full 200-meter depth rating (meeting ISO’s standard for divers), an in-house automatic movement, a waffle-textured dial and a case with a black ion finish. Yet you can get all of this for just $525 — except right now on Amazon, the watch is selling at a 25 percent discount, meaning you can get this hard-hitting diver for only $394. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Barbour x Engineered Garments Jackets
Save 35%: British outerwear brand Barbour has been making durable weather-resistant jackets since 1894 and has a reputation for quality. Recently, the brand teamed up with NYC-based label Engineered Garments to reimagine a number of classic silhouettes. The collab pieces — a bomber jacket, a cropped jacket, a riding coat and a smock — are made in England from lightweight, hydrocarbon-coated cotton and feature raglan-sleeve construction. And now at End, they’re priced to sell at a 35 percent discount. If you need a lightweight layer to keep you dry as summer comes to an end, these styles are definitely worth a look. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

15 Products That Will Change Your Life For Under $25

15 Products That Will Change Your Life For Under $25

Some of the best stuff can be had for a lot less. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our readers have to say.

OXO Is Making The Better Tools For Your Home

OXO Is Making The Better Tools For Your Home

Everything OXO makes is designed to be used in your hands. OXO has a loyal following among the most discerning, and for good reason.

2019 Ferrari Portofino Review: Every Bit a Ferrari In the Ways That Matter

2019 Ferrari Portofino Review: Every Bit a Ferrari In the Ways That Matter

This hardtop convertible may not be the first car you think of when you think “Ferrari,” but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of the name.

Master the Harshest Environment with the G-SHOCK MUDMASTER

Master the Harshest Environment with the G-SHOCK MUDMASTER

The Mudmaster is engineered to handle the most rugged environments on land and keep it ticking through it all.

How to Hand Wash Your Jeans

How to Hand Wash Your Jeans

You’ve invested in raw denim, so learn how to wash it.

The Trusty Travel Charger I Keep In Every Bag

The Trusty Travel Charger I Keep In Every Bag

At the apartment, during a day on the town, or during a long trip upstate, the PowerCore Fusion 5000 is my constant companion and savior several times over.

Perfect Day Hikers: The 6 Best Approach Shoes

Perfect Day Hikers: The 6 Best Approach Shoes

These special shoes will make your day hikes way more manageable.

SCUBA Diving in Bermuda with the Seiko SKX007

SCUBA Diving in Bermuda with the Seiko SKX007

The Seiko SKX007 is one of the most beloved of all modern, affordable dive watches, but how does it actually perform beneath the waves?

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Today in Gear: Rent Jimmy Chin’s Adventure Van, Unique Hydro-Dipped Watch Cases & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Citizen Has Announced a Range of New Affordable, Automatic Dive Watches

Citizen Has Announced a Range of New Affordable, Automatic Dive Watches

Citizen’s new limited-edition Promaster automatic dive watches come on steel bracelets with a range of color options and affordable prices.

Now’s the Time to Buy the Last Cheap Porsche 911

Now’s the Time to Buy the Last Cheap Porsche 911

The 996-generation Porsche 911 Carrera gets far less respect than its air-cooled ancestors or its updated descendants. Which makes it a bargain—but likely not for long.

Live #VanLife Like Jimmy Chin by Renting His Personal Camping Van

Live #VanLife Like Jimmy Chin by Renting His Personal Camping Van

Oscar-winning director and mountaineer Jimmy Chin is placing the van he lived in while making Free Solo for rent on Turo.

This Brand Is One of the Only Watch Companies to Use This Technology

This Brand Is One of the Only Watch Companies to Use This Technology

Tockr is using hydro-dipped technology to coat the cases of its Air Defender line, resulting in wild colors and unique patterns.

This Is the Best Hiking Boot You Can Buy Right Now

This Is the Best Hiking Boot You Can Buy Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the hiking boot you can buy right now is the Tecnica Forget GTX Hiking Boot.

Now You Can Own the Clothing Pro Cyclists Wish They Could Wear

Now You Can Own the Clothing Pro Cyclists Wish They Could Wear

Pro cyclists have to wear what their sponsors tell them to. So Velocio set out to make riding apparel that they can only dream of.


Fresh Deals



Todd Snyder x Timex MK1 Steel
Save 34%: Based on a watch produced by Timex to military specifications for the US Marines in 1982, Todd Snyder helped bring it back in this undeniably cool-looking modern form called the Timex MK1. In an all-steel 40mm case water-resistant to 30m and topped with a domed acrylic crystal, the dial is illuminated by Indiglo luminescence, and time-keeping is powered by a quartz movement. Right now, the Timex MK1 SST is on sale at Todd Snyder for 34% off its retail price of $119, which means you can grab it for just $79. — Zen Love grey_placeholder

Global 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
Save $121: In our testing, we found Global’s G-2 to be the best Japanese kitchen knife you can buy. It’s made from proprietary Cromova 18 steel — that mean’s it’s super durable, and it resists corrosion and staining better than other knives in its class. The company’s steak knives, meanwhile, share all of these properties. And right now, a set of four is going for 43 percent off on Amazon — good for $121 in savings.

Chaco Sandals
Save up to 50%: Sandals are made for summer, and thanks to recent reductions in the stigmatization of strappy, open-toe footwear, this particular summer seems to be the ideal season to dust off the pair at the back of your closet. Sandals aren’t just for camping and whitewater rafting anymore either: fashionistas might hate to admit it, but sandals are a common sight everywhere from Colorado to downtown Manhattan (wearing them with socks — gasp! — is also becoming a thing).

Maybe you missed this bandwagon the last time it came around, or your old pair is in need of a refresh. In either case, now is an excellent time because REI is selling Chaco sandals in a range of different styles at up to 50 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Dyson V11 Torque Drive
Save $101: Every year, Dyson charts new territory in the vacuum world with iterative improvements upon older models, usually in the form of more battery, more power. This year’s V11 Torque Drive stayed true to that trend; it also additional space in the dustbin and a novel LCD display that tells users how much juice is left in the battery. Right now, buy it for $100 off the normal retail price at Amazon. — Jack Seemer grey_placeholder

Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe Boots
Save 36%:When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save up to 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 11. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek

Dainese Chido72 Leather Jacket
Save 59%: Motorcycle jackets are one of the most important pieces of safety gear to wear when riding — but let’s face it, many of them stick out like sore thumbs in non-biker circles. Even the ones that do without space-age wicking materials and bright hi-viz colors often look a little extra, as the kids say, what with features like inflexible armor, heavy padding and offset zippers.

Well, the zipper on the Dainese Chido72 motorcycle jacket may ride a little left of center, but this leather outer layer is far from your stereotypical biker jacket. It’s a stylish throwback to the era before modern safety technology turned moto jackets into flexible armor. Of course, it’s made by Dainese, so it’s still plenty functional and safe: beneath that soft cowhide are pockets to slide back, elbow and shoulder protectors. And while it normally sells for $560, right now, you can snag it for 59% off during Revzilla’s flash sale. Click the button below and upgrade your riding style with a few strokes of your finger. — Will Sabel Courtney

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Teva Hurricane XLT 2 ALP Sandals
Save 50%: If you don’t have a great pair of sandals, head over to Need Supply Co. today. Currently, you can save 50 percent on some great options from Teva. The Hurricane XLT 2 ALP sandals — featuring water-ready web straps, an EVA midsole and a rugged rubber outsole — will save your feet in the sweltering August heat. They now start at $42, so act fast — sizes are limited. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

KEF LS50 Wireless
Save $200: The KEF LS50 Wireless are without a doubt some of the best active bookshelf speakers you can buy, and right now you can purchase a pair of them for $200 off on Amazon. When we reviewed them in 2018, we called the speaker pair a “one-stop-shop hi-fi system.” Each speaker has two built-in amplifiers, one for its tweeter and one for its woofer, and a dedicated DAC (up to 24-bit/192kHz) and DSP for each. In addition to sounding amazing, the KEF LS50 Wireless are versatile. They have built-in Wi-Fi and work seamlessly with Spotify and Tidal; you can stream to the speakers directly from those apps. The speakers also have built-in Bluetooth (aptX), making it easy for anybody to play music (not just those connected to Wi-Fi). And have a number of wired connections (optical, USB-A. RCA), meaning you can quickly and easily turn them into your TV’s or turntable’s speakers. — Tucker Bowe grey_placeholder

Wardrobe Essentials from Outerknown
Save 70%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Its laid back threads are easy to integrate into your daily wardrobe and will quickly become the first things you reach for in the morning. Now during the brand’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — deals start at just $9. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide Razor Blade Refills
Save 36%: Now at Amazon, you can save 36 percent on some annoyingly expensive Gillette Fusion5 razor blade refills. This is a great chance to stock up if you shave regularly with a Fusion5 ProGlide razor. Each cartridge features five of Gillette’s thinnest blades (for a more comfortable shave) and a precision trimmer to help groom hard-to-reach areas. Normally $36 for 8 cartridges, the package costs just $23 today. — John Zientek

Vuori Gym Shorts and Shirts Sale
Save 50%: Vuori makes some of the most comfortable sweats, shorts and tees — and today you can snag both tops and bottoms from JackRabbit for up to 50 percent off. The silky fabric upgrades your basic gym tee, so you can wear the shirt to a HIIT workout or a Saturday afternoon soccer game. Each piece features performance-enhancing add-ons, like ventilating perforations, moisture-wicking fabric and an athletic fit. Vuori gear rarely goes on sale, so we highly recommend you take advantage of this sale while it lasts. Shop all your new favorite gym gear today at JackRabbit.com. You’ll have to poke through to find what colors are on sale, but all the items below are an excellent place to start. — Meg Lappe grey_placeholder

Google Nest Hub
Save $70: The Google Nest Hub is one of the best smart displays you can buy and right now you can buy one on eBay for over half off. (Google still sells them for $129 a pop.) It works just like a Google Home smart speaker — it can play music, tell you about the news or weather, set alarms, and control your smart home devices – but the addition of its 7-inch touchscreen gives it extra abilities; you can ask “Hey Google” to show you videos on YouTube, directions on Google Maps, or live feeds from your Nest security cameras. The Google Nest Hub also integrates seamlessly with Google Photos and can work as a digital picture frame when idle. The other neat thing is that Google Nest Hub does not have a camera, so you can be comfortable placing it on your nightstand and using it as a smart alarm clock. — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

U.S. Presidents Relied on This Innovative Alarm Watch

U.S. Presidents Relied on This Innovative Alarm Watch

The Vulcain Cricket pioneered fascinating technical solutions, a mechanical alarm, and was the choice of mountain climbers and U.S. presidents.

Instant Pots Are Overrated

Instant Pots Are Overrated

All good cooks know the power of simplicity. But simple doesn’t mean brainless.

What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements

What Everyday Athletes Need to Know About Supplements

The future of supplements continues to expand, but what should you actually take?

How to Make the Only Steak Sauce You’ll Ever Need

How to Make the Only Steak Sauce You’ll Ever Need

There’s something profound, maybe even a little magical, about a good steak sauce. And chimichurri is the king of them all.

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: Patagonia’s Best New Jacket, a Vintage Land Rover with an Identity Crisis & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Gorgeous Vintage Land Rover Is Not What It Seems

This Gorgeous Vintage Land Rover Is Not What It Seems

The Kahn Automobiles’s Flying Huntsman Homage II may look like a classic Series II outside, but it’s a Defender 90 beneath the skin.

TAG Heuer’s Exotic New Watches Use an Unexpected Dial Material

TAG Heuer’s Exotic New Watches Use an Unexpected Dial Material

Unusual colors and organic patterns deriving from layers of paint from car factories form the dials of artistic new TAG Heuer watches.

This Rally-Ready BMW Could Make Your Off-Road Dreams Come True

This Rally-Ready BMW Could Make Your Off-Road Dreams Come True

This 1981 BMW R80G/S was made to go to war on the brutal Paris-Dakar rally nearly 40 years ago, and it’s still ready to ride into battle today.

What’s the Catch With Sevenhugs’s New Cheap Smart Remote?

What’s the Catch With Sevenhugs’s New Cheap Smart Remote?

The new Sevenhugs smart remote has all the same controlling capabilities as the original, but for $100 less.

Black Ember Makes the Best Packs and We Can’t Wait to Test Its Newest Convertible Carry-On

Black Ember Makes the Best Packs and We Can’t Wait to Test Its Newest Convertible Carry-On

This sleek Black Ember bag expands from 20 to 30 liters, making it the perfect bag for travel.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Get Patagonia’s Best New Jacket

Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Get Patagonia’s Best New Jacket

Patagonia quietly released the Macro Puff, a new cold-weather jacket that promises to be one of the year’s best.


Fresh Deals

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Zucklight
Save 50%: Mark Zuckerberg came up with a concept to help his wife’s sleep and shared his idea in a Facebook post — of course. Based on his idea, Zucklight was created — a sleep box designed to help you sleep through the night without distractions. The concept is simple, a small sleep box emits a faint light during specific periods of the night — all set through an intuitive smartphone app — to notify whether you can try to get some more shut-eye or it’s time to wake up. So if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, you can return to sleep without having to check the time. You can grab the Zucklight in three different models that include a wireless charging station, environmental sensors and even a sound system, so it can perfectly fit your needs. Right now, you can get up to 50% off if you pre-order through Zucklight’s Kickstarter campaign. grey_placeholder

Orient Mako XL Dive Watch
Save 55%: Japanese brands continuously offer great value for money with respect to watches. Take the Orient Mako XL Automatic dive watch as a case in point: you get an in-house, 21-jewel automatic movement with 40 hours of power reserve, a stainless steel 44.5mm case, a mineral crystal, steel bracelet, day-date display, unidirectional rotating bezel, 200m of water resistance, and the choice of 5 dial colors: black with black bezel, black with green bezel, blue with blue bezel, black with orange bezel and vaguely-yellowish-greenish-mintish with black bezel (+$15). And all this for $145 right now on Drop. — Oren Hartov

Tumi Luggage
Save 33%: Good luggage is worth investing in. Not only will it keep your possessions safe and secure, but it will also reduce stress while traveling (read: no more struggling with awkward bags). Take the Tumi V3 International Carry-On: It has an incredibly lightweight design with 360-degree swiveling wheels and an impact-resistant X-Brace 45 telescoping handle. Featuring an interior U-zip pocket and a hanger bracket, this suitcase is water-resistant and has a two-way zip closure with an integrated TSA lock. Normally $595, you can pick it up for 33 percent off today at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale — that means it’s just $398. And, if you’d rather have a bag with a cloth shell, the sale also features two great options from the Alpha 3 collection starting at $502. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07
Save 50%: A distinctive angular case and legible dial have made the Samurai is one of Seiko’s most popular watch families. This version has a popping dial in a bright orange to brighten up your wrist, and it’s capable enough for even the roughest or wettest activities this summer with 200 meters of water-resistance. A strong value at its normal retail price of $525, the Seiko “Samurai” SRPC07 is currently going for half that on Amazon. You won’t find it for much less. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Stasher Reusable Snack Bag
Save 20%: Since their debut in 2016, Stasher’s self-sealing platinum silicone bags have garnered widespread recognition, including Red Dot and Global Innovation awards. The airtight bags are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe, and they’re suitable (if not ideal) for use during sous-vide cooking. Right now, save 20 percent on the snack-sized bags — perfect for half-used lemons, overnight marinades and all the healthy snacks you wish you brought to work today. — Gear Patrol

Incredible High-End Motorcycle Helmet Sale
Save Up to 53%: Your motorcycle gear isn’t something to take for granted. What you wear when you ride can literally save your skin, so it’s worth investing a little extra money to make sure you’re protected as well as possible.
However, while the motorcycle lifestyle can have a tantalizingly low cost of entry compared to owning a car, buying the necessary protective clothing — pants, jackets and especially helmets — can quickly run up a steep tab, making the cheaper, lesser options more attractive, even if they may not be quite as good.

Right now, however, is the time to upgrade your head protection if there ever was one. Right now over at Revzilla, there’s an insane sale on top-of-the-line motorcycle helmets. You can save up to $700 on select top-tier motorcycle helmets from brands like AGV, Schuberth and Bell. If you’ve always wanted the performance and protection from one of the best motorcycle helmets available today (and really, why wouldn’t you want that?), now’s your chance to save a few hundred dollars and upgrade your lid game at the same time. — Bryan Campbell

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Classic Adidas Sneakers
Save up to 35%: If you’re a fan of classic Adidas sneakers, head over to End today. Currently, you can save up to 35 percent on the Stan Smith, the Trimm Trab and the Handball Spezial, among others. There are plenty of sizes still in stock, but don’t wait — with prices starting at $59, these will be gone soon. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Outerknown Tees
Save up to 70%: It’s never a bad time to pick up a new t-shirt. And now during Outerknown’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 70 percent on some essential options. Choose from a range of colors and styles — prices start at $15. — John Zientek

Marmot Rain Jacket Sale
Save 35%: Marmot’s PreCip jacket is one of the best rain jackets available for less than $100. And now, you can pick one up today for 35 percent off. The fully seam-sealed jacket packs up into its own pocket so you can easily toss in a hiking bag or weekender to fend off any future storms. A NanoPro membrane is Marmot’s environmentally-friendly alternative to DWR that’s still breathable. If you need a lightweight and easy to store rain jacket, now’s the best time to buy one that you’ll have for years to come. — Meg Lappe grey_placeholder

Foehn Brise Short
Save 20%: Foehn may describe itself as a rock climbing apparel company, and it may have come together when its designer-founder, Anthony Boronowski, sought a pair of pants that skillfully combined style and function. But Foehn’s products have always been for much more than scaling granite walls — its Nelson pant is stylish enough for city wear, and its Robson Down Hoody is perfect for winter commuting. The same is true for the company’s newest product, the Brise Short.

The Brise Short channels the same design philosophies that Boronowski demanded of his first pants: that they be as functional as possible while sacrificing nothing in terms of style. So he made the shorts using a four-way stretch fabric, a comfortable waistband, laser-cut, bonded hems. That taped zipper pocket on the thigh is accessible while wearing a climbing harness but also serves as a handy place to stash anything you don’t need at your side. I’ve been wearing these shorts all summer and have yet to rope up in them. Instead, I lounge in them, run in them, travel in them and wear them to work. They’ve also become my go-to for hiking. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

The 11 Best Camp Chairs of 2019

The 11 Best Camp Chairs of 2019

Lightweight seating for every type of camping out there.

The Sea Ranger Is an Affordable Field Watch and Dive Watch in One

The Sea Ranger Is an Affordable Field Watch and Dive Watch in One

The Sea Ranger, available in four colors for $850, combines the best features of divers and field watches in one attractive package.

Nike Joyride Run Review: First Impressions from Nike’s NYC HQ

Nike Joyride Run Review: First Impressions from Nike’s NYC HQ

Plus the IKEA x Sonos “Symphonic” wi-fi speaker collaboration and The North Face’s newest, majorly advanced material tech.

How to Recover from Razor Burn

How to Recover from Razor Burn

With the expertise of Jason Bauers, barber at Blind Barber in NYC.

A Look Inside Artist Nick Kuchar’s Studio

A Look Inside Artist Nick Kuchar’s Studio

Nick Kuchar turned a Hawaiian vacation into a permanent life on Oahu as an artist. Take a look at his life behind the scenes.

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Review: Odd Name, Delightful Car

2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Review: Odd Name, Delightful Car

Jaguar’s Special Vehicles division took their smallest sedan and crammed their biggest engine into it. The resulting car? Not surprisingly, quite fun.

3 Old Speakers That New Audiophiles Want

3 Old Speakers That New Audiophiles Want

JBL, Klipsch and Wharfedale are make new-age versions of their beloved classic loudspeakers.

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Today in Gear: Tapping Into FILA’s Mountaineering Roots, a New Field Watch from Seiko & 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.


While known for its distinctive sneaker styles and iconic red white and navy logo, FILA is tapping into its history in mountaineering and outdoor wear — that had world-renowned mountaineers like Reinhold Messner donning FILA gear to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1978. FILA Explore builds upon that legacy, drawing inspiration not only from the natural world but also from its extensive archives including ski, hiking, alpine and trek collections.

FILA Explore introduces a variety of footwear options, including the Trailpacer, that are broken into four categories — Canyon, Woods, Mountains and Elements. The shoe is sure to get noticed in four colorful options, all inspired by nature from desert turquoise to the oranges and yellows of fall leaves. The Trailpacer has a built-up hiking shoe silhouette complete with rope laces and a tread straight from the FILA archives in Biella, Italy. Be sure to grab a pair of the Trailpacers while you can — The Explore Collection isn’t going to be around for long.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get

Seiko Has Released a New Affordable Field Watch, But It’s Not Easy to Get

Seiko’s basic new quartz “SUS” field watch is inexpensive and stylish, but you can currently only buy it in Japan.

One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better

One of the Best Backpacks We’ve Seen Just Got Better

Mission Workshop’s Rhake WX is the pack to end all packs.

Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches

Omega Celebrates the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with Two New Ceramic Dial Watches

Omega’s new Aqua Terra and Planet Ocean watches mark the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts

These Are the Best Knives of the Year, According to Experts

These are the best knives of the year, as chosen by a select panel of judges from the cutlery industry.

This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles

This Vintage Land Rover Was Custom-Made to Carry Motorcycles

The Australian motorcycle brand Deus Ex Machina collaborated with Portuguese Land Rover restorers Coolnvintage on a magnificent resto-mod.

This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug

This Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Smart Plug

It’s also an air quality monitor and nightlight.

This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features

This Affordable, Military-Inspired Watch Is Packed With Useful Features

The Promaster Nighthawk features a world time complication with 26 time zones, a perpetual calendar and 200m of water resistance.

This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now

This Is the Best Smart Lock You Can Buy for Your Home Right Now

Our Editor’s Pick for the best smart lock you can buy for your home right now is the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect.

You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip

You Should Be Making Your Own Queso Dip

Quit your jarred queso habit and make the good stuff at home.

The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features

The Next BMW M3 Will Still Have One of Its Most Beloved Features

BMW has been leaving manual gearboxes behind in recent years, axing them from everything from the M5 to the 3 Series. But it looks as though the new M3 will be an exception.


Fresh Deals

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Seiko Samurai Dive Watch
Save 25%: Many watch enthusiasts cut their teeth on mechanical Seiko dive watches because they are some of the best values in the watch industry. Take, for example, this Prospex SRPB55 “Samurai.” It’s has a full 200-meter depth rating (meeting ISO’s standard for divers), an in-house automatic movement, a waffle-textured dial and a case with a black ion finish. Yet you can get all of this for just $525 — except right now on Amazon, the watch is selling at a 25 percent discount, meaning you can get this hard-hitting diver for only $394. — Oren Hartov

4 Beautiful Pocket Knives Are on Sale
Save up to $59: There’s no shame in buying a knife just because it’s good-looking. Luckily, these ones are also practical, and significantly discounted. — Tanner Bowden
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Wardrobe Essentials from Outerknown
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown makes some of our favorite wardrobe staples. Its laid back threads are easy to integrate into your daily wardrobe and will quickly become the first things you reach for in the morning. Now during the brand’s Summer Sale, you can save up to 60 percent on a huge selection of clothing. Pick from shirts, pants, shorts and more — deals start at just $9. — John Zientek
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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Electric Guitar
Save 40%: In 1979, legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender started a new brand called G&L with two former Fender executives. His goal was to improve upon Fender’s iconic designs with better pickups, bridges and construction. More recently, the brand established its Tribute series, offering affordable takes on the upgraded instruments.

Today at Guitar Center, you can pick up a G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Ash Body guitar for 40 percent off at Guitar Center, this $500 guitar costs just $300. It’s practically a steal, so act fast — the deal will be gone before you know it. — John Zientek



Dainese Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket
Save 48%: In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, motorcycles aren’t as safe as cars. No matter how much defensive and proactive riding we do, life on two wheels out on the open road is inherently more dangerous than driving. The best thing motorcycle riders can do to keep themselves safe, then, is wearing the right gear — an armored jacket, pants, boots and gloves — to stave off possible injury. Dainese took a giant leap forward with its top-of-the-line riding gear incorporating the D-Air system. And right now, you can get the Misano D-Air Perforated Jacket for $700 less than it normally costs.

Using a wireless airbag system, microprocessor, internal sensors and a GPS system, a D-Air equipped jacket can determine if an accident is imminent and deploy extra protection in less than 15 milliseconds to protect the riders shoulders, collarbone and body. The inflated airbags will also mitigate helmet roll in an accident, keeping your lid from making direct contact with the collarbone. It’s a technology only top-level MotoGP riders and racers had access to until recently, but now it’s available for street riding…and right now, it’s 41% off. — Bryan Campbell

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Hydro Flask Journey Series Hydration Backpack
Save $60: When Hydro Flask, the maker of some of our favorite water bottles, revealed its first hydration backpack, we were impressed. We weren’t surprised though — it’s no shocker that a company focused on providing the best ways to carry water would do a pack justice. The Journey Series Hydration Pack uses a reflective neoprene sleeve to keep a full bladder cold for hours. Hydro Flask made the bag with a tough waterproof fabric, and it’s suspended with a comfortable mesh back panel that provides lots of airflow (to help your back from getting too sweaty). The pack is brand new this year, but as part of Huckberry’s summer clearance sale, you can pick one up for 30 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Finex 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet
Save $66: Finex’s quirky, octagonal cast-iron skillets have earned the brand a larger following than any of its boutique cast-iron cookware competition. Beyond the famous eight corners, the pans are known for a perfectly smooth cooking surface, steel coil handle and above-average weight. The biggest knock against it? Steep retail prices. Today on Drop, get the 12-inch skillet (with a lid) for $66 less than its normal $275. — Will Price


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All the Gear the Most-Advanced Kitchen in the World Uses

All the Gear the Most-Advanced Kitchen in the World Uses

A look at the gear that goes into the most cutting-edge recipe research on the planet.

The 50 Best American-Made Style Brands

The 50 Best American-Made Style Brands

Made in America matters, now more than ever. We’ve collected the best footwear, apparel, denim, bags and EDC, all made here in the USA.

Three Affordable Vintage Omega Watches from the ’70s

Three Affordable Vintage Omega Watches from the ’70s

If you’re not familiar with the joys of inexpensive vintage Omega watches, here’s a great selection to start with.

With Security Cameras, What’s the 4K Difference?

With Security Cameras, What’s the 4K Difference?

The Arlo Ultra 4K is a battery-powered security camera that captures true 4K video. It offers something different from any other DIY system.

How to Import the Fantasy Foreign Car of Your Dreams

How to Import the Fantasy Foreign Car of Your Dreams

Ever dream about importing a Nissan Skyline, a right-hand-drive Supra or a never-sold-here Lotus? This is how you’d go about it.

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Today in Gear: An Utterly Cool Vintage Land Cruiser, Trying Out Nike’s New Running Shoe & 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.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Feels Unlike Anything We’ve Run in Before

Nike’s Newest Running Shoe Feels Unlike Anything We’ve Run in Before

Even those who hate running will find it hard not to love this revolutionary Joyride.

Could This Be the Coolest Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser Ever Made?

Could This Be the Coolest Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser Ever Made?

How do you make an iconic old-school Land Cruiser even better? Well, if you’re The FJ Company, you start by adding doors.

This Could Be the Most Collectible Rye Whiskey of the Year

This Could Be the Most Collectible Rye Whiskey of the Year

Get cozy with your local liquor store owner before September. You’ve been warned.

Win: These Made-in-USA Menswear Staples

Win: These Made-in-USA Menswear Staples

We’ve partnered with a few of our recommended menswear purveyors to curate a head-to-toe outfit perfect for summer.

This Iconic Chronograph Watch Is Now More Wearable and Legible than Ever

This Iconic Chronograph Watch Is Now More Wearable and Legible than Ever

The newly revamped Carrera Calibre 16 watch improves upon TAG Heuer’s longtime flagship model with better sizing and more lume.

Want a Custom Mountain Bike? Buy This Instead

Want a Custom Mountain Bike? Buy This Instead

Adam Sklar is best known for making custom steel and titanium mountain bikes. He just revealed his first stock model.

Your Favorite Boat Shoes Just Got a Wild Update

Your Favorite Boat Shoes Just Got a Wild Update

Five fresh styles.

You’re Invited: An Exclusive Night with Gear Patrol at FILA’s New NYC Pop-Up

You’re Invited: An Exclusive Night with Gear Patrol at FILA’s New NYC Pop-Up

August 7th, link up with the Gear Patrol team and FILA for an exclusive night of tastings and a limited edition watch strap.


Fresh Deals

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Shinola Canfield Watch
Save 33%: If you like the look of a blacked out timepiece but aren’t necessarily into the whole “tactical” thing, then boy, do we have the watch for you. This PVD version of the Shinola Canfield features a 43mm case, Argonite 715 quartz movement, sapphire crystal, date window, coin-edge bezel, handsome grey dial and an American-made leather strap. Best of all, you can nab one for 33% off right now on Nordstrom.com, for a price of $469. — Oren Hartov

Arai Helmets
Save Up to $88: The world of legendary high-end racing apparel isn’t cheap, for plenty of good reasons. But for a limited time, buying an Arai helmet can be a bit more affordable: Right now, Triumph Brooklyn is now offering some of their lineup of Arai helmets at sale pricing.

According to the company’s own website, in 1976, Mitch Arai decided to take his family’s helmet company from an average gear maker into, in his words, “the number one helmet manufacturer in the world.” Arai was passionate about developing the safest helmet possible for racers, because the Arai family also raced. They set out to meet this goal by dedicating development to creating consistent shell strength and shape, as well as focusing on interior lining materials and stitching to better soak up any impending impact. All of this time and dedication to quality and racing culture has cemented Arai in the annals of motorsport over the last 40 years. And now, you can cement one of the company’s DT-X, XD-4 or Signet-X helmets on your head and save up to $88 in the process. — Peter Corn

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Timex x Todd Snyder Blackjack Watch
Save Almost 30%: We were enthusiastic about the “Blackjack” watch when it first debuted, but in case you need a refresher, this is a sleek, automotive-inspired timepiece with cool “roulette wheel” dial done up in black and white, a black-finished case, 50m of water resistance, a quartz movement and a black Nato strap. The watch generally retails for only $138, but right now, you can nab it for just $99. — Oren Hartov grey_placeholder

Goruck MACV-1 Boots
Save 20%: Goruck, a company founded by former US Special Forces soldier Jason McCarthy, is best known for its military-inspired everyday backpacks (its GR1 is our top pick in the category). Last fall, it released its first piece of footwear: the MACV-1, a boot inspired by those worn army operatives during the Vietnam War, updated for modern everyday and travel use.

Goruck designed the MACV-1 to be lightweight and durable with materials like premium full-grain leather, 1000-denier Cordura and a robust footbed. McCarthy enlisted Paul Litchfield, the inventor of the Reebok Pump, and Richard Rice, a Special Forces veteran, to get the boot to the middle ground between modern and military footwear. The boot is currently on sale — for the first time that we’ve seen — for 20 percent off. — Tanner Bowden

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Laid-Back Onia Shorts
Save 85%: If you’ve been looking for some laid-back shorts to pull-on after work or wear on weekend mornings, head over to Nordstrom Rack today. Currently, some very comfy options from Onia are 85 percent off. Choose from a range of colors, but act fast — these $110 are just $17. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Save $98: In the world of sunglasses, it doesn’t get much more iconic than a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. First released in 1956, the design has hardly changed in over half a century. If you’ve been wanting the style, but the list price is more than you want to spend, Nordstrom Rack has you covered; you can get a pair of $178 Wayfarers in either black or Havana for just $80. What’s more, these Italian-made shades also come with polarized lenses to protect your eyes all summer long — hard to beat that. — John Zientek grey_placeholder

Shinola Canfield Over-Ear Headphones
Save a Helluva Lot: When Shinola released its first-ever headphones, the Canfield Over-Ear Headphones, in 2017, they were priced at a hefty $595. Since then, Shinola has gotten out of the headphone market and the only way to find its headphones is through third-party sites — and right now you can get them for pretty cheap. For instance, on Nordstrom Rack they are selling for just $85. That’s a hell of a discount. — Tucker Bowe

Patagonia Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket
Save 25%: Sure, it’s hot out now, but fall will be here before we know it. So now’s the time to pick up a premium Patagonia jacket at a discount, courtesy of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, running through August 4th. A ton of quality items are marked down, but we are most stoked about this Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket, available at a full 25 percent off. The lightweight, quilted garment boasts a weather-resistant ripstop shell, durable water-repellent finish and a nod to sustainability, thanks to recycled fabric and partially recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It warm and super compressible, making it the perfect travel piece once temps start to drop. — Steve Mazzucchi

Global G-2 Chef’s Knife
Save $36: Today on Drop, a whole lot of Global knives are on sale, including the G-2, its best all-around knife, which is marked down well below its usual price on Amazon. To access, click the “Buy” button and choose G-2 Chef’s Knife from the dropdown list. — Will Price grey_placeholder

11-inch iPad Pro with LTE (Latest Model)
Save $200: Amazon is selling the latest 11-inch iPad Pro with cellular and 256GB of storage at its lowest price ever — it costs $1,099 on Apple’s website right now, but Amazon is discounting the same model by $200. The interesting thing is that Amazon is selling the same iPad Pro without cellular for the same price ($899), while Apple is currently selling that model for $50 more. Basically, if you’re thinking about getting an iPad Pro with cellular and you’re cool with the smaller model, now’s your time to shine. — Tucker Bowe


Today on Gear Patrol

These Are the 6 Watches We’re Obsessing Over in July, 2019

These Are the 6 Watches We’re Obsessing Over in July, 2019

We’re flipping our lids over a vintage Patek Philippe Calatrava, a Casio Skywalker, a Ressence Type 1 and more.

Sorry, None of Your Groomsmen Want Mini Whiskey-Aging Barrels

Sorry, None of Your Groomsmen Want Mini Whiskey-Aging Barrels

You’re better off buying everybody a bottle of something half-decent than spending a dime on mini barrels.

Photographer Michael Muller Shoots Sharks and People in the Same Light

Photographer Michael Muller Shoots Sharks and People in the Same Light

Michael Muller has defined his personal style, shooting celebrities and sharks, in one word: bold. Michael Muller has defined his personal style, shooting celebrities and sharks, in one word: bold. Here’s a look behind the…

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: A Truck for the People

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review: A Truck for the People

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator combines the looks, practicality and fun of a Wrangler with the utility and convenience of a pickup truck.

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