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December 11, 2017 Briefings By Photo by Frye


New & Noteworthy Releases


Frye Logan Cap Toe Boot
The first thing you’ll notice about the Logan Cap Toe (or any Frye boot, for that matter) is the leather, which is sourced from the finest tanneries in the world. Frye sends it through a tumbler of volcanic rocks, leaving a fantastic worn-in and polished feel. That leather, along with the boot’s other ingredients — Goodyear welt construction, rugged rubber sole, stacked leather heel and more — are then hand-assembled with love in the USA.



McLaren Senna
McLaren revealed to the world the new addition to its Ultimate Series line of cars, the Mclaren Senna. The no-compromise track car that happens to be road-legal (just) makes due with a 789 horsepower 4.0-liter twin turbo V8. It’s the brand’s most advanced and capable non-hybrid supercar which carries a price tag of just over $1,000,000. But that doesn’t really matter because of the 500 examples set for production, all of them have already sold. Better luck next time. — Bryan Campbell



The North Face International Collection
Ahead of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, The North Face has launched a limited edition International Collection. The collection features a handful of the brand’s staple products in patriotic colorways. Our favorite? The star-clad Base Camp Duffel. — AJ Powell



Mission Workshop The Gannet
Mission Workshop’s latest piece, The Gannet, is the traditional sweatshirt reengineered. It’s made from an advanced fleece that’s warm and stretchy with an abrasion-resistant outside and a soft, moisture-wiling inside. The Gannet also features two zippered pockets for carrying small items and elbow patches for added protection. — Andrew Connor



REC Watches P51-04 Collection
Not only does REC Watches new P51-04 take design cues from classic Ford Mustangs, they’re made from them as well. The latest addition to the P51 family is made with metal from a salvaged 1966 Raven Black Mustang. Only 250 examples will be produced. — Bryan Campbell


Fresh Deals


GoPro’s Just-Released Action Camera Is on Sale Now
Action cameras have become ubiquitous from ski slopes to hiking trails to city centers — it seems as though everybody has one, but that hasn’t stopped GoPro from continually upping the ante on a yearly basis. Earlier this year it released its latest action camera, the HERO6 Black, and promised two times more performance across the board over its older (just over a year older) brother, the HERO5 Black.

The main improvements in the HERO6 come thanks to its new guts, the GP1 chip, which allow it to record faster framerates at higher resolutions. What does that really mean? Better-looking slow motion, for starters. The camera can also be awakened with voice controls and comes with quick video editing software built-in.

There’s no doubt that the HERO6 is a great action camera, especially when it’s marked down by $50. But let’s remember that its predecessor was considered best-in-class just one year ago — it’s still waterproof, features voice and LCD touchscreen controls, and it still packs more power than the everyday user will likely take advantage of. If you’re considering picking up either camera this holiday season, know that right now, the older HERO5 is two times better in one aspect — it’s $100 off.



Patagonia’s Revolutionary Insulated Jacket Is on Sale for 20% Off
When it launched back in 2014, Patagonia’s Nano Air was the most revolutionary insulated jacket to hit the market. It features Patagonia’s FullRange insulation that promises to breathe and let hot air escape — perfect for aerobic activities like hiking and ski touring. The Nano Air is still among the top active insulation jackets on the market today. Right now at Backcountry, you can score one for 20% off. Ditch your old down jacket and upgrade to the latest in insulating tech.



Save 25% on This Best-In-Class Portable SSD Drive
The Samsung T5 (Gen 2) is one of the best portable hard drives you can buy. Released in July 2017, it’s been praised for its compact and drop-proof design, as well as its transfer speeds (up to 540 MB/s), which are up to 4.9x faster than what most external HDDs can accomplish. And since the T5 utilizes a USB Type-C port, it’s the perfect partner for a new-age desktop or laptop setup. If there’s a knock against the T5, however, it’s the price — but that’s been slashed. You can get the T5 (500GB) for $150, which is $50 off its normal retail price. It’s available at both Best Buy and Amazon at this reduced price.

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Save on Our Favorite Luggage, Just in Time for the Holidays
Travel is a contradictory experience. It’s impossible to suppress the yearning to explore and yet uprooting oneself from the comforts of home can feel unnatural. One of the best ways to combat that peculiar unease felt between points A and B is to make travel as trouble-free as possible, and for many, that starts with luggage.

Away reimagines what a suitcase can be, and although its four-wheeled, hard-shelled travel companions may look like your average carry-on, they’re not. TSA-approved locks and USB charging ports are built into Away suitcases, and their interiors are designed with separate compartments for clothing and additional items like shoes and toiletries. On the outside: an unbreakable (and colorful, if you so choose) shell. Away does it all without a big markup because it cuts out the retailer middlemen and sells its bags directly to travelers — buy one today and save an extra $20 by entering the code WINTERAWAY at checkout. Note: This deal ends Friday, December 15.




Half Off: The One Travel Essential You Never Knew You Needed
Essential to campers and hikers, a dependable water filter should really accompany any trip to someplace where the drinking water could be an issue. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter — recently recommended by The New York Times‘ Frugal Traveler, Lucas Peterson — filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without chemicals like chlorine or iodine. It also functions without batteries or moving parts. Today, you can score one on Amazon for just $14 — that’s more than 50 percent off the normal retail price of $30.


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The PF Flyers Sterlingwear Made In USA Center Hi takes the same 22 oz military spec’d heavyweight melton wool and the same premium satin lining found in standard-issue U.S. Navy peacoats and marries them into the classic PF Flyers silhouette. Premium leather detailing adds an additional upgrade to this military heritage-inspired special edition that’s equal parts cozy and tough for the winter months.


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