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New & Noteworthy Releases
7 New Bike Products You Should Definitely Know About
The Tour de France isn’t the only cycling event happening at the moment. Eurobike is the world’s largest annual bike industry tradeshow, and it’s a place where new products are revealed to the public. Impress…
2018 Polaris Slingshot Review: A Dedicated Canyon Carver, But Not Much Else
You’ve ridden a motorcycle and driven a car before, but your brain is still trying to figure out what’s about to happen. Then you get in and it starts to make more sense.
Internet Bag Experts Helped Make an Absurdly Theft-Proof Bag Even Better
Yes, internet bag experts are real and they’re doing wonders.
If You Want a Vintage Defender, Make Sure It’s Upgraded Like This
Admittedly, to make day-to-day life more manageable with a Defender a couple of modifications are necessary.
This Is the Ideal Vinyl Accessory for Large Record Collections
Don’t lose track of your favorite records.
This Sale Makes Arc’teryx Gear More Affordable Than Ever
Save up to 50%: Arc’teryx is a brand well-known for the quality of the gear it produces, but not for having always-approachable prices. Right now though, you can snag some great items for up to 50 percent off. — Tanner Bowden
Orvis Dog Bed Sale
Save 50%: Let’s face it, the reason Fido sleeps with you is that your mattress topper is likely better than his. But what if you flipped that? Today, you can save up to 50 percent on a better dog bed, specifically one that’s filled with ComfortFill or Memory Foam, so your pooch will learn to love his or her bed.– Meg Lappe
Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum
Save $50: Dyson is so sure the V10 is the future of vacuuming that it bet its entire future on it, as the company ceased further R&D work on its upright corded vacuums with its launch.
When we tested it we found the performance exceptional, but the price exorbitant. The fully-strapped V10 retails for $700, with its most affordable variant at $500. The the Motorhead is $50 off today and, to the surprise of some, is the exact same machine as the super premium model (called the Absolute).
The only difference between the Motorhead and the Absolute is a few bonus vacuum heads — namely a dusting brush, a mini-vacuum head and the “Soft Roller” head, which is meant for carpets and high pile rugs. So long as you don’t have a need for an ultra-powerful duster (this vacuum is complete overkill for dusting) and don’t have too much cushy carpet and rug space, it will function the same as its $250 more expensive big brother.
Save Up to 40%: Perhaps spurred on by Prime Day’s imminent arrival, Macy’s is having a “Black Friday in July” event. While it encompasses pretty much everything online, some of the most choice savings are watches — specifically, Seiko watches. In fact, there are just over 100 watches available, ranging from some standard quartz pieces to some of the watchmaker’s mechanical cult hits. — Andrew Connor
TCL 55-Inch 4K TV
Save $215: TCL might make the most value-priced TV on the market.
The 6-Series, the Chinese brand’s 2018 line, supports 4K, multiple popular HDR formats (Dolby Vision, HDR10) and sport a more efficient processor than the brand’s previous models.
The 55-inch, which comes with sturdy legs, 3 HDMI inputs and Roku Smart TV functions built-in, MSRPs for $800. Today on Amazon it’s $585, the lowest price we’ve seen it at. — Will Price
Allen Edmonds Clearance Sale
Save Up To 50%We’d like to think we know a few things about great shoes, and Allen Edmonds is a big name in men’s footwear. The brand’s timeless styles and high-quality construction are ever-appealing, but those factors also tend to put these shoes at the top end of what’s affordable for most guys. This is where we have some good news.
Thanks to this big sale, you can get a lot of their classic silhouettes at a steep discount. Pick from penny loafers and horse-bit slip-ons (deal sleds, in the modern parlance) as well as chelsea boots, in both rugged and dressed-up styles, and know you’re investing in a pair of shoes or boots that can last you through the next decade. — Andy Frakes
Anker Charging Cables and Portable Power Banks
Save up to 45%: Every few weeks Amazon posts some pretty good deals on Anker’s line of wireless chargers, portable power banks and other smartphone accessories. Today’s that day. As part of its “Deal of the Day,” Amazon is selling a variety of Anker’s accessories, from fabric-wrapped Lightning cables to portable power banks for your smartphone or laptop, at up to 45-percent off. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to get the best out of these deals, so if you haven’t signed up, you can do there here.
Today on Gear Patrol
Shinola Bookshelf Speaker Review: Our New Favorite Lifestyle Speaker System
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These Are the Worst Cities for Cyclists, and Here’s What You Need to Stay Safe
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