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Today in Gear: October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Roark Revival Missing Link Backpack
Each season, the wandering minds behind Roark Revival release a new collection of travel-inspired graphic tees, technical garments and practical tools. It’s latest adventure, dubbed “Runaway Club,” was inspired by a journey to the arctic. Among the goods Roark brought back from that trip is this 25 liter wet/dry backpack, which is a smart choice for those trips where the unexpected is well, expected.— Tanner Bowden

Shure’s First Wireless Earphones
Announced in mid-September, Shure’s first two models of wireless earphones are now available for purchase. The SE112 ($99) and SE215 ($149) are both neckbuds, not truly wireless like AirPods, and promise great noise isolating and solid bass. If you’re a fan of the look and sound of Shure’s high-end earbuds, this is your chance to go wireless.

Green Jay Single Carrier
Green Jay is a new cannabis accessories brand based in Portland, Oregon. Its first product, the Single Carrier, is a durable, water-resistant pre-roll case made from high-grade aluminum. Available in three colors: rose gold, gloss white and matte black. — Jack Seemer

Tissot’s Latest Release Should Be On Your Affordable Watch Shortlist
Using a new iteration of Swatch’s acclaimed Sistem51 movement, Tissot created a compelling, yet cheap, timepiece.

Amazon’s New Kindle Finally Solves a Major Travel Gripe
Reading in the pool is now an option.

Fresh Deals

This Respected Budget Tube Headphone Amp Is An Even Better Value Right Now
Last year, Gear Patrol contributing staff writer Eric Adams reviewed the Monoprice Stereo Hybrid Tube Amp that comes bundled two 50-watt speakers and 10-foot cables. His conclusion: “I had to keep reminding myself that the entire system costs just $190 — an unbelievable bargain for such a classic experience.”

Basically, Monoprice makes pretty high-quality headphone tube amps for a fraction of the cost of higher-end name brands. If you’re looking for a new desk-side companion, Monoprice is offering its Stereo Tube Headphone Amp for 40-percent off; normally $100, you can get it today for $60.

Save More Than $500 on Dyson’s Most Expensive Upright Vacuum
Starting today, Dyson is offering 25 percent off a number of already-discounted uprights, with savings in the hundreds on select models. The Cinetic Big Ball Animal+Allergy Upright is available for $188 ($515 in savings), while the popular Multi Floor Upright, normally $400, costs just $135 ($265 in savings). It’s worth noting that these are refurbished models, but they’re sold directly by the Dyson Outlet store on eBay, which claims they’re tested to meet like-new performance standards. Apply the the code “P25DYSONOUTLET” at checkout to receive the full discount. Sale runs until Monday, October 16th.

Upgrade to One of the Year’s Best New Running Shoes For Less
Earlier this year, Competitor chose the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 as one of its favorite running shoes of the year for its versatility, sock-like fit and easygoing ride (by the way, we firmly agree). Now, as a part of a larger flash sale at Nike, you can get as much as $40 off on select colorways of the shoe. Not quite your bag? Nike is also offering 40 percent off scores of other shoes and pieces of exercise gear in case you need to upgrade your workout wardrobe.

These Packable Chairs are Great for Camping & Events and Now Just $40
Right now at Huckberry, Kawartha Outdoor’s lightweight folding chair is over 50% off. Normally, it’s $90 (a steep price, when stacked up to similar camp chairs); now it’s $41. It weighs just under two pounds, packs down to about the size of a trucker’s thermos, repels water, and allows fresh air to circulate around your lower back. Alluding to its backcountry spirit, Kawartha calls it a camp chair, but this do-it-all compact folding chair is equally well-suited for the frontcountry, too: think music festivals, tailgates, your kids’ soccer games, waiting in line for the new iPhone X, and so on.

Today on Gear Patrol

Join Our Team an Evening with Arc’teryx and American Forests in Soho
If you’re in the New York City area Saturday October 21, come join us for drinks and light bites at the Arc’teryx SoHo flagship for Art Night. The pop-up gallery, Celebrate Wild Places, will be showing images from Arc’teryx photographer Angela Percival and local photographer Brian Kelley alongside the brand’s fall collection. All images will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to American Forests, the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the country, which has planted more than 50 million trees in all 50 states and in 43 countries since 1990.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM EDT

169 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
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The Audi Q5 Represents a Standard We Should Expect From All Our Cars and SUVs
It isn’t a standout example of excellence, nor is it the bare minimum of automotive expectations, but it is a damn fine vehicle.

How to Buy a Military-Grade Humvee For Less Than $5,000 (Seriously)
Thank Uncle Sam.

Essential Sweaters That Prove You Don’t Have to Overspend For Cashmere
Soft, warm and relatively inexpensive.

REI Just Opened the Biggest Online Used Gear Shop Ever
Great outdoor equipment doesn’t have to be brand new.

The One Hair Product You Need to Add to Your Grooming Regimen
Great outdoor equipment doesn’t have to be brand new.

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