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New & Noteworthy Releases
Black Diamond’s New Down Jacket Is Its Warmest and Most Durable Ever
Say it with us: li-quid cry-stal poly-mer.
Audi Performance Might Find Its Way to the New VW Golf
According to reports, the next Golf GTI will have an all-new performance trim hinting and even more powerful Golf model on top of that, powered by the engine from an Audi RS3.
Skechers Adds Its New Lightweight Foam to a Max Cushioned Shoe
Long distance runners will be excited about Skechers’ Performance newest running shoe.
One of the Best Motorcycles of 2018 Is Getting a Follow Up
Today, Cake announced a street-legal version of the original Cake electric motorcycle which landed on the GP100, and it’s coming to the US.
This Is an Exact Replica of a U.S. Gov’t Issued Jacket from the ‘30s
Painstakingly produced by The Real McCoy’s Americana-focused brand Joe McCoy.
Hydro Flask Expands Launches Sleek Hydration Packs, Expanding Their Soft Goods Line
The Journey Series will become your new go-to backpack for hiking, biking and more.
An All-New Tacoma Is Coming. Here’s What Toyota Should Fix
The Tacoma is charming. But, it’s far from perfect.
Vizio 2018 P-Series 4K HDR TV
Save $150: Last year it was one of the best 4K HDR TVs under $1,000 that you could buy. Now, with the advent of the 2019 Vizio P-Series, which promises to be a little brighter, faster and smarter, the prices of these 2018 models are dropping. Best Buy is selling a 55-inch model for $650, which is $150 off what it normally costs, and it’s actually about the same cost of its mid-range M-Series. For real though: the 2018 Vizio P-Series is a seriously good 4K HDR TV. It supports Dolby Vision HDR so, beyond its many dimming zones and great contrast, this TV looks terrific. And Vizio announced that sometime in 2019 it’ll be updated to support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, which is just another reason why there’s no shame in buying an “older” TV.
Save up to 53%:If you’ve been meaning to invest in a new pair of boots but haven’t found the right pair, Nordstrom Rack is currently making a compelling case for Wolverine. The retailer is now offering well over 50 percent off a bunch of boots from the Michigan-based brand. Choose from American-made lace-up styles including the iconic 1000 Mile boot and the go-anywhere Duvall Boot boot. Many sizes are currently available, but with discounts up to 53 percent, they won’t be for long. — John Zientek
Protect Your Neck
Save Up to 70% on Warm, Stylish Scarves Right now, it’s easier (read: less expensive) than ever to buy a designer scarf thanks to Mr Porter’s massive end-of-season sale. Some options from traditionally pricey brands like Giorgio Armani are up to 70 percent off. — Justin Fenner
Today on Gear Patrol
The Essentials Every Man Needs in His Medicine Cabinet
The GENESIS Razor by OneBlade is precision engineered to deliver the ultimate shave, making it a staple of any man’s medicine cabinet.
How to Take Care of Your Normal Skin
Normal skin isn’t blemish free or even all that common. It’s its own category altogether. Here’s how to recognize, and care for, normal skin.
Opinion: Forget Every Other Soundbar And Just Buy This
If you’re in the market for a soundbar, don’t think too hard about it. Just read this and hit the “Buy Now” button at the end.
The 6 Watches We’re Obsessing Over Right Now
A Panerai Submersible, an oversized vintage Omega and a Grand Seiko are some of the watches we’re flipping our lids over right now.
10 Used Foreign Cars You Can Finally Import in 2019
If you’re a car enthusiast, arguably the best part of rolling into a new year is the opportunity to purchase cars that were once forbidden fruit.
12 Foolproof Food Ideas to Win Super Bowl Sunday
Don’t settle for the same old Super Bowl food. This year, try things like duck fat and parmesan covered potatoes, mail-order meat and lots more.
The 30 Best Wallets for Men – Top Picks of 2018
From Tanner Goods, Pioneer Carry, Red Wing Heritage and more.
The 8 Best Gym Shoes for Every Type of Workout
Whether you hit the CrossFit Box or lift weights at the gym, there’s a gym sneaker in here for you.