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New & Noteworthy Releases
Mophie’s Super-Powerful Portable Charger Is Perfect for Commuters
Mophie announced two tiny portable power banks that are designed to charge the latest iPhones and Androids smartphones as fast as possible.
A Restored Vintage Off-Roader That’s Actually Affordable
There was no shortage of undeniable craftsmanship in 2018 dedicated to breathing new life into old overlanders. But, all that fine work comes at a hefty price — this ’84 Land Cruiser does not.
A Pocket Knife Company Just Made a Blade for the Kitchen
We Knife Co. is known for its futuristic pocket knives, but its latest blade is Japanese-inspired and built for the kitchen.
These Norwegian Door Mats Blend Commercial-Grade Durability with Designer Looks
Heymat’s door mats are as beautiful as they are tough, and their newest offerings are just plain awesome.
Champion Reverse Weave Classic Tees
Save 36%:Your wardrobe basics don’t have to be stodgy. At least, that’s the stance heritage athletic brand Champion takes with its collection of Reverse Weave Classic Tees. The casual cotton style comes in a range of interesting colors including rich Bottle Green, warm Beige and washed-out Sage. And now at End, each one of these easy-wearing colors is 36 percent off. That means you can add new hues to your wardrobe for less than $30 a pop. — John Zientek
J.Crew Clothing and Accessories
Save an Extra 40%:In the mid-‘80s J.Crew laid the groundwork for its runaway success in the following decades. It started by sending catalogs to customers (the first of which mailed in 1983) showcasing a range of logo-less, heritage-inspired garments that were refreshingly affordable. According to designer Sid Mashburn, it was “a little Grateful Dead but a little Northeast Prep, too.”
By 1989, the brand opened its first retail stores with a loyal following of customers who loved wardrobe staples like rugby shirts, rollneck sweaters and barn coats. While J.Crew has expanded its offerings quite a bit since then, it still offers a range of tasteful garments appropriate for any occasion. If you’re in need of a wardrobe refresh, head over the brand’s site now because you can save an extra 40 percent on a wide range of sale items. Use the code BIGSALE to take advantage of steep discounts on clothing, shoes and accessories. — John Zientek
Adidas, New Balance, Nike and Under Armour Sales
Save up to 50% You’ve likely seen the phrase New Year, New You plastered all over billboards, Instagram ads and in the windows of your favorite stores. While it’s a bit overdone, we have to admit, with that initiative comes the uptick in discounted activewear, sneakers and gear. Whether you’re starting a new workout routine or setting out to achieve a plethora of fitness goals in 2019, new gear can be a powerful motivator. Afterall, the hardest part about starting a workout is the preparation — once you’re in a class or on a run, it’s much easier to convince yourself to keep going (most of the time). Check out these impressive sales and then crush your 2019 goals in style.
— Meg Lappe
Seiko Watches On Sale at Macy’s
Save Up to 70%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody. — Oren Hartov
Today on Gear Patrol
7 High-Proof Bourbon Whiskeys to Drink This Year
Don’t buy high-proof bourbon for high proof’s sake, but prospect carefully and you’ll unlock liquid pleasures beyond the vale.
Boll & Branch Mattress Review: How Much Should You Spend for a Good Night’s Sleep?
Boll & Branch’s handmade mattress is supportive, comfortable, sustainable and cool all at once. But should you buy it?
Driving Gloves: a History and Buying Guide
Drivers often traveled with two pairs of gloves, one for gripping the steering wheel and one for changing tires.