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New & Noteworthy Releases
With the iPhone Pro, Apple Is Finally Justifying the Price of Its Most Expensive Phones
Apple just announced its new iPhones. Here’s everything you need to know.
Why Titanium Is the Best Premium Material for an Apple Watch Yet
The already popular tool watch material makes so much sense for smartwatches.
Apple Just Made the Best Deal on a Series 3 Watch Permanent
The launch of Apple’s Series 5 watch means a huge price slash for the Series 3.
Apple’s New iPad Is Taking Laptops Head-On At Just $329
The newest tablet from Apple may be powerful enough to take on laptops.
Apple’s New Streaming Service is Game-Changingly-Cheap
Apple announced the release date of its streaming service Apple TV+ during its big event.
The iPad Is More of a Laptop Than Ever Before. Here’s Why
Apple is making big changes to the way we use iPads.
This Is the Perfect Storage Solution for a Small Watch Collection
Shinola’s new watch collector’s box is made of oak, has space for four of your prized watches, and is customizable with your initials.
Under Armour’s Insane New Street-to-Summit Sneakers Are Surprisingly Affordable
The brand’s latest fusion of style and performance is built to tackle tough trails, look good doing it and not (totally) break the bank.
This All-Black Dive Watch Is Helping to Save Manta Rays
Highlighting ocean conservancy, the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi ScubaTec Black Manta Special Edition is a hardcore dive watch with a heart.
Why Would a Car Company Wait 50 Years to Release a Convertible This Perfect?
Ferrari’s new V12-powered roadster, the 812 GTS, is its first regular-production front-engined 12-cylinder droptop in half a century. We went to Maranello to find out why they waited so long.
This Cold Brew Coffee Gives You a Different Kind of Buzz
A specialty coffee roaster and one of the biggest beer makers in the world walk into a bar…
Mercedes-Benz’s New Electric Concept Car Heralds the Future of the Brand
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS is both a broad look into Daimler’s plans…and a sneak preview of an S-Class-sized electric car.
Audi’s New Electric Overlanding Concept Uses a Fleet of Drones for Headlights
A technical innovation that would eliminate headlights altogether.
Marathon Military Watches
Save 25%: Marathon is a Canadian company making some badass military watches, many of which have seen action with Canadian, U.S. and other armed forces over the years. Right now three of their watches are on sale on Huckberry, including the Medium Divers Quartz (TSAR) in 36mm; the General Purpose Quartz in 39mm; and the Search and Rescue Medium Diver’s Automatic (GSAR) in 36mm. If you’re looking for a medium-sized dive watch, both the quartz and automatic models are serious tools and highly comfortable, and if a simple field watch will do the trick, the General Purpose Quartz is all you need. — Oren Hartov
These Super-Tough Motorcycle Gloves Are 40% Off Right Now
Save 40%: The apparel company known as Saint has an affinity for working in denim. Their more brand-loyal customers may run the risk of winding up sporting the fabled Canadian tuxedo — head-to-toe blue denim, from jeans to jacket. Luckily for fans of Saint, head-to-toe denim alone is a sexy look — at least, this writer thinks so — but even if it weren’t, the advantages of their gear would still make it worthwhile to go all Jay Leno.
After all, this ain’t no ordinary denim they’re working with.
The Saint Unbreakable gloves you see here, like the brand’s famed riding jeans, are made from tough, rugged, heavy-stitched denim incorporates the strongest fiber in the world: Dyneema. Their Dyneema-infused denim is rated to withstand up to four seconds of sliding before the fabric fails.
Saint calls this a three-season glove; its Merino wool lining making summer riding a bit sweaty. The palm side of the glove is made with tanned and stained deer hide, providing flexibility and grip.
Tough. Stylish. Denim. Now on sale at RevZilla at 40% off, which makes these hard-to-kill gloves a mere $78 — down from the normal $130. –Peter Corn
D’Angelico Premier Series Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
Save 53%: Today only at Guitar Center, you can save 53 percent on a D’Angelico Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody guitar. That means the iconic 15-inch archtop now costs just $350. If you’ve wanted to invest in a quality semi-hollowbody guitar and have been waiting for the right opportunity, don’t sleep on this.
The Premier Series SS Semi-Hollowbody is an entry-level instrument packed with player-focused features. The 15-inch body has a single cutaway, a laminated maple top, a C-shape neck and maple back and sides. It has a rosewood fretboard with 22 medium frets, two D’Angelico humbuckers and a Tune-o-matic bridge with an iconic stopbar tailpiece.
For the price, this instrument is incredibly versatile and can go seamlessly between jazz, rock, funk and soul styles. Normally listed at $750, it costs just $350 today. So if you like this model, don’t wait — the sale ends tonight. — John Zientek
Wild Bunch Classic Boots
Save 36%: The young British brand Wild Bunch makes rugged everyday footwear for a fair price. For example: the brand’s Classic boot, a handsome suede chukka, is made in Spain and only costs around $245. The four-eyelet boot has a chunky natural-crepe or Vibram sole, topstitch detailing and tonal laces.
And now at End, you can save 36 percent on a pair of these versatile boots — that means they’ll run you $145. There’s no reason these chukkas shouldn’t find their way into your closet this season. — John Zientek
Nemo Equipment Stargaze Luxury Camp Chair
Save $61: The Stargaze, unlike most other outdoor chairs that keep sitters close to the ground, has its seat suspended between a set of lightweight aluminum poles. The construction creates an experiential cross between a hammock and a rocking chair and maintains essential features including an integrated pocket (for a book, phone or keys) and a cup holder (what’s a camp chair without one?).
The Stargaze Luxury weighs seven pounds, so it’s not the ideal choice for backpacking, but is more than suitable for car camping and boating. Nobody would blame you for giving the chair a semi-permanent spot in your backyard either. You can pick one up right now for 28 percent off at Mountain Steals for a savings of $61.
— Tanner Bowden
Humanscale Freedom Desk Chair
Save $810: Designed by the legendary industrial designer Niels Diffrient, the Freedom chair was the first passively ergonomic task seating ever made. In office chair speak, that makes it the first seat to automatically adjust to the person sitting in it, rather than have the person alter the chair to their liking manually.
While it was released in 1999, it shares more with office chairs of the last two years than of its era (companies like Herman Miller and Knoll have since released their own passive ergonomic task seating). Right now on Ebay, you can grab the mid-back version of the chair in fabric or leather upholstery for nearly 80 percent off. It’s worth noting these models are open-box returns from a third-party seller, meaning you’re not buying direct from the manufacturer in this instance. — Will Price
Today on Gear Patrol
The All-New Land Rover Defender, Revealed At Last
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The 10 Best Travel Running Shoes of 2019
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The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2019
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This Is the Best Enamel Dial Watch You Can Buy Right Now
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These Professional Dive Watches Are Completely Underrated
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The Essentials You Need to Tackle a Damp Fall Weekend
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Aston Martin’s CEO Talks “The Most Important Car In the History Of the Company”
Andy Palmer opens up the book on Aston Martin’s future.