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New & Noteworthy Releases
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
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
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
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
Vasque revives the glorious Clarion GTX, a technical hiking shoe from 1988 that might be even more rad in 2019.
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
Finding all 54 bottles in Ichiro’s Malt Card Series is among the most difficult challenges in all of whiskey collection.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Today on Gear Patrol
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This $1 Product on Amazon Is All You Need to Travel with Whiskey
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These Are The Crazy Things Watch Dials Have Been Made Of
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The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now
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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
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
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
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