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Today in Gear: A Steel Navy SEAL Watch, Anker’s Ultra-Affordable Wireless Earbuds, a Unique Knife and More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
Luminox Navy SEAL Steel
If you’re looking for a tough-as-nails watch, look no further than the reintroduction of Luminox’s stainless steel Navy SEAL. Luminox (which actually equips the real Navy SEALS with watches) bestowed the new Navy SEAL with a reliable Swiss-made quartz movement, a carbon reinforced polycarbonate bezel, 200-meters of water resistance and Luminox’s self-powered illumination system. The lume utilizes gas-filled tubes that always emit light (unlike other types of lume that need to be “charged” by sunlight), always providing its wearer effortless access to the time of day with a quick glance, even in complete darkness for up to 25 years.
HEAdesigns Wingman Pocketknife
Who says a bespoke pocketknife has to look like an antique? Sam Abdelrahman, the founder of HEAdesigns, crafted his latest midsize folder with an eye to the future. “I wanted to design something that looked like it could move at the speed of light,” he says. But the Wingman’s flash isn’t all exterior; the knife’s Wharncliffe blade is forged from high-quality stainless steel and, when folded, hides flush inside its aircraft-grade titanium handle. — Tanner Bowden
Paul McCartney’s Aston Martin DB5
A 1964 Aston Martin DB5, originally owned by Paul McCartney is going up for auction at Bonham’s Bond Street Sale on December 2. The car has been painstakingly restored to near perfect condition, including an optional Philips Auto-Mignon record player McCartney had fitted. It’s expected to sell for between $1,600,000-$2,000,000. –Bryan Campbell
Lady White Co. Gym T-Shirt
Lady White Co. just launched its own website stocked with a range of great basics including tees, henleys and sweatshirts. A standout piece is the Gym T-shirt, an athletic-inspired ringer tee with a tonal collar. The mid-weight shirt is made from American cotton produced on circular knitting machines and features flatlock stitching. In short, it’s a well-made shirt that will break-in with a bit of wear, and get better with every wash. — John Zientek
Anker Zolo Liberty Wireless Earphones
The Zolo Liberty are Anker’s first pair of truly wireless earphones. They’re also, to my knowledge, the most budget-friendly truly wireless earphones you can buy, costing $50 less than what the AirPods and Google Pixel Buds both go for $159. Better still, they’ll work with the smart assistant that’s on your smartphone, and a single charge will give each earbud roughly 3.5 hours of playtime. — Tucker Bowe
Sony’s New Noise-Canceling Headphones Are Just $250 (That’s $100 Off)
About a month ago, we published a deal on Sony’s MDR-1000X wireless noise-canceling headphones; eBay was offering them for $180 each, 55-percent off the normal $399 MSRP. Today, you can still get a pretty great deal on Sony’s MDR-1000X — eBay is selling them for $200 each (here) — but you can also score a deal on Sony’s newer noise-canceling headphones, the Sony WH-1000XM2s. They usually go for $350 each, but eBay is offering them for $250.
The Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones were released in 2017 and took the place of MDR-1000X in Sony’s wireless noise-canceling lineup. Both headphones look very much alike, but the WH-1000XM2s have a slightly grippier texture and come with a few extra features, such as Sony’s Quick Attention, which allows you to instantly lower the volume of music by putting your hand over the right earcup. All-in-all, both headphones boast the same superb noise-canceling technology and audio quality, the Sony WH-1000XM2s are just a slightly newer model. (What Hi-Fi gave the Sony WH-1000XM2s 5/5 stars.)
Now’s the Time to Stock Up On Winter Cycling Essentials
From now until Nov. 27 (Cyber Monday), Competitive Cyclist is having its Big Brand Sale, a massive selection of discounted cycling gear from some of the online retailer’s “most coveted brands.” The sale includes products from Pearl Izumi, Shimano, POC, Yakima and more. Probably half of the products fall under the category of winter cycling gear — thermal jerseys, leg warmers, gloves, booties and so on. Click on the link below to check out our picks.
Big Deal: Save $200 on Dyson’s Year-Round Humidifier
Most humidifiers are one-season splurges that sit in storage most of the year. Dyson’s AM10 humidifier, however, doubles as a fan for four-season use. Though it normally costs $500 online, you can score a refurbished model on eBay for just $300 (40% off).
Black Diamond Equipment Sale
Save up to 29%: Black Diamond traces its heritage back to the advent of rock climbing in North America, but the quality gear it makes today isn’t all forged in a smithy, and it’s not just meant for climbing big walls. Its Creek Transit backpacks, available in 22 and 32 liter volumes, are built with the rugged materials required of mountain-use but include design elements — like an interior padded laptop sleeve and reflective webbing — that make them ideal for life around town. — Tanner Bowden
Outerknown Warehouse Sale
Save up to 70%: Have you been eyeing Outerknown’s stylish sustainable garments, but haven’t pulled the trigger because of the price-point? Now’s your chance to invest in some great products, because the brand is having a warehouse sale offering up to 70 percent off styles from its latest collection and previous seasons. Get T-shirts from $19, sweatshirts from $29, pants from $38 and more. Deals this ridiculously good won’t be around long, so act now or miss out. — John Zientek
Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker With Wi-Fi
Save $87: Long a staple at high-end restaurants, sous vide cooking is now invading home kitchen thanks to compact, low-cost immersion circulators. This popular model from Anova is currently marked down 44 percent, so now is the perfect time to get into sous vide cooking if you’ve been on the fence. It features wi-fi connectivity and allows you to stop, start and and monitor cooking via phone app. (A more affordable bluetooth variant is also on sale). — Andrew Connor
Tanner Goods Leather Wallets
Save 20%: You’d be hard pressed to find a better wallet than one made by Tanner Goods. Each is made in the U.S. with premium leather; each is designed to last a lifetime; each and every style and color is now 20 percent off at Tanner Goods’ website. Simply enter TGWALLET20 at checkout. — Michael Finn
Now in Stock at the Gear Patrol Store
Matador Daylite 16 Daypack
Matador Daylite16 Weatherproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials available in the outdoor industry to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Built from waterproof Cordura ® ripstop material. The Daylite16 features two water resistant zipper compartments and 2 side pockets. Interior 16 liter capacity. Perfect for travel, day trips, and hikes. Packs away to fit in the palm of your hand. Total product weight is 4.1 ounces. Now available in indigo blue.
877 Workshop × Gear Patrol Leather Keychain
We partnered with Berlin-based 877 Workshop to handcraft a keychain to hold your possessions stylishly and securely: braided rope, black leather, embossed aluminum; 5 x 1 inches.
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