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New & Noteworthy Releases
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
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 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
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
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
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
Breitling announces a partnership with the Ironman triathlon and a limited-edition Superocean dive watch to go along with it.
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
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
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
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 |
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
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
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
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
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
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
Benrus, a defunct American brand best known for its serious military watches and divers, also produced some affordable wares.