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New & Noteworthy Releases
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?
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?
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
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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 Explore is tapping into the brand’s deep archive of ski, hiking, alpine, and trek collections dating back to the 1970s and 80s.
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
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
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
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
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
Elegant, athletic and luxurious in equal measure, the Bentley Continental GT is the sort of vehicle that defines what a luxury car should be.