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Today in Gear: The Upgrade Your Bed’s Been Missing, NanoBond Cookware and More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
Brooklinen Hardcore Sheet Bundles
Starting at just $165, Brooklinen’s Hardcore Bundles come with all the sheets you’ll need for your bed: a fitted sheet, top sheet, four pillowcases and even a duvet cover. The classic bundle features sheets made from lightweight pascal cotton, but spring for the luxe bundle and treat yourself to a buttery-smooth 480 thread-count for an exquisite night’s sleep. You can even mix-and-match your sets from a selection of 14 different colors and patterns. Better still, order on Black Friday, and you’ll get 20 percent off your order and a free gift, to boot.
Billykirk No. 258 Dopp Kit
Billykirk’s new Dopp Kit is made from a combination of durable Thornproof Wool from famed British mill Abraham Moon & Sons and waxed black leather from Chicago tannery Horween. The inside features from water-resistant nylon that can be easily spot cleaned. — Andrew Connor
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time
TThe Overseas Dual Time adds a useful new complication to the company’s travel-inspired lineup. This model retains the collections rounded, tonneau case as well as its proprietary quick-change strap system but adds a movement with an additional red-tipped hour hand so the wearer can keep track of their home time and local time at once (there’s also an AM/PM indicator for home time). It’s available with either a blue or silver dial in steel or pink gold. — Andrew Connor
Hestan NanoBond Cookware
It’s been a long time since stainless steel experienced a revamp — over 100 years, according to the cookware aficionados at Hestan. But that’s all about to change with the introduction of molecular titanium. The innovative metal is ideal for cooking: it conducts heat 35 percent more efficiently than aluminum, is four times harder than stainless steel, and is stain and scratch resistant. (It’s also extra-shiny.) Hestan crafts its line of molecular titanium cookware in Italy with practical elements like flush rivets and ergonomic handles. — Tanner Bowden
Designed by a meteorologist with years of experience in the field covering severe weather, Weatherman umbrellas are built to stand up to nature’s worst. With Teflon-woven fabric panels and industrial-strength fiberglass ribs, the umbrellas can withstand 55-mph winds. Available in two models — collapsible and stick — the umbrellas features Bluetooth technology, so you’ll never leave your umbrella behind. It’s worth investing in an umbrella that will last, and these umbrellas offer great value for your money. — John Zientek
Filson Extra Large Rolling Duffle
Save $325: This heavy-duty bag from Filson is now 59% off. Cut from water-resistant twill, it features bridle leather handles and reinforcements, aluminum rails, rugged wheels and solid brass hardware. At 36 inches tall, it’ll hold everything you need for a long expedition. — John Zientek
Porter-Cable Power Tools
Save up to 45%: Looking to upgrade your toolkit (or someone else’s)? Amazon is marking down some of Porter-Cable’s already affordably-priced tools. Get a drill (with two batteries) for $85, a grinder for $22 or a drill and driver combo kit for just $99. — Andrew Connor
Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Pro
At the beginning of the summer, Apple rolled out some pretty substantial upgrades to its 2016 line of MacBook Pros. All models were given new Intel processors and faster SSDs. And now they’re getting cheaper — at least on eBay. You can pick up this 13.3-inch MacBook Pro (mid-2017) in space gray for $300 less than what the Apple Store is selling it at. — Tucker Bowe
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
Now in Stock at the Gear Patrol Store
Danner Light Khaki Boot
The original Danner Light was introduced in 1979, the same year Danner became the first to offer waterproof Gore-Tex waterproofing in its boots. Still made by hand in the company’s Portland, Oregon factory, the Danner Light boot combines full-grain leather with ultra-tough Cordura nylon on the upper and a Vibram Kletterlift outsole, offering top-notch traction and shock absorption. Even better, it’s one of a number of Danner models that can be sent away to Danner’s recrafting service in Portland after it’s sustained some abuse. The Danner Light is a timeless classic, so you’ll want to hang on to it as long as possible.
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