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New & Noteworthy Releases
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
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
You can now get the Nike Killshot 2 sneaker in either blue or sail green.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Bell’s Brewery will release a low-calorie version of its much-loved Two Hearted Ale in 2020 dubbed Light Hearted Ale.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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)
Butter, wine, bread and beans — what could be bad?
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.