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Today in Gear: Airstream’s Smallest Trailer, Special Edition Wallabees and More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
Airstream, the builders of some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic travel trailers, now make it even easier to explore and haul along the comfort of home. The all-new Basecamp is the brand’s smallest trailer at just 16-feet long and tipping the scales at 2,585-lbs, making it the perfect option for those with smaller crossovers and compact SUVs. There’s room to sleep two, a kitchenette and still enough room to carry along your gear for an extended weekend adventure. Think of it as your average Manhattan apartment on wheels. — Bryan Campbell
Anyway One MagSafe-to-USB-C Adapter
I miss the Apple’s old-school MagSafe adapter like I miss my childhood. Childhood seemed idyllic perhaps because I didn’t know better, but also because it was actually idyllic: no bills, no work, no existential dread. Same with the MagSafe: no face plants after tripping over a taut cord, no dread of toppling a potentially used-car-expensive laptop. Bring the magic back with this little guy — and charge more than just your laptop while you’re at it.
BNY Sole Series Wallabee Boots
Barneys New York teamed up with Clarks to whip up a special edition of the British footwear brand’s iconic and comfortable Wallabee boots. The silhouette remains unchanged, but the boot does feature a new upper made from Kudu antelope leather from tannery CF Stead, and uses natural oils in lieu of synthetic materials to enhance imperfections, making each pair a little unique.— Andrew Connor
Neptune Convertible Art Lens Set
Compact, lightweight and interchangable, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System gives you all the best a prime lense has to offer and nearly none of the draw backs. Three interchangeable lenses — 35mm, 50mm and 80mm — give you incredible versitility in the field while maintaining image quality and perfromance, whether you’re shooting portaits, architecture or action shots with digital or film. And all for a fraction of what similar individual lenses would cost separately. — Bryan Campbell
Chevy says it gives customers "more choices, more capability and more functionality," than any truck they've made before.
Save 25% On This Adidas x Wings+Horns Primeknit Sneaker Collab
Now at Need Supply Co., you can get 25% off the Adidas x Wings+Horns NMD R2 Primeknit sneakers in Core Black. This understated shoe features a wool Primeknit upper in a black/grey gradient that sits on a Boost midsole. It also has a leather heel patch, leather lining and flat woven laces. If you’re in the market for a comfortable sneaker that will pair with most items in your closet, don’t pass this up.
Bose’s Excellent and Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Is 30% Off
Bose makes a number of portable Bluetooth speakers that we love. Released in late 2016, its SoundLink Color II is a small-yet-big-sounding speaker that’s available in several “fun” colors (blue, red, black, white). It’s splash resistant (IPX4-rated) and has a built-in mic so you can answer calls without having to pick up your phone. It’s a solid speaker whether you want to listen to music while camping or even in the shower. Bose currently sells the SoundLink Color II for $130, which is a pretty good deal as it is, but if you act fast you can save an extra $40 by getting the speaker on eBay. The eBay deal applies only to the black colorway.
Yes, it’s manufacturer refurbished, but eBay offers a 30-day return policy.|
Save $50 on One of the Year’s Best Wireless Headphones for Runners
Running headphones can be pretty expensive. No, let me rephrase that. Quality running headphones can be pretty expensive. I’ve tested a lot of sweat-resistant wireless headphones in the past year, and some of my favorites by Bose, Beats and Jabra go for between $130 and $200. The Jaybird X3s, which I also like, usually cost $130, but you can buy them now on Amazon or Best Buy for $80 — that’s $50 off. (Best Buy edges Amazon out by offering the X3s in more colors.) | |
These Classic Red Wing Heritage Shoes Are Half Off
Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can get the Red Wing Heritage Postman Oxford for half off. Available in charcoal leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the shoe features a Goodyear welt, a leather insole and an Atlas Tred sole. Ideal for everyday wear, it’s a classic silhouette that you can dress up or down.
Sony’s Best Noise Cancelling Headphones Are $52 off on Amazon
When they launched in September, the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones replaced the popular MDR-1000X in Sony’s wireless noise-canceling lineup. They look almost identical but the WH-1000XM2s boast a slightly grippier texture and come with a few extra features, including Sony’s Quick Attention — it allows users to lower the volume of music by putting their hand over the right earcup. Though the WH-1000XM2 headphones normally retail for $350, they’re currently 15% off on Amazon for a $52 discount. If you’re shopping for Christmas, note that the black pair is out of stock until December 21, 2017.
These Legendary Affordable Bookshelf Speakers Are Even Cheaper than Usual
When it comes to well-respected, affordable, high-performance bookshelf speakers, Andrew Jones is king. He’s best known for his work with Pioneer, but his designs for ELAC are equally impressive. The Jones-designed B5 Debut Series speakers are perfect to pair with an entry-level vinyl kit or even a home theatre system. They feature custom drivers and woven aramid fiber woofers. Right now, they are available on Amazon for their lowest price ever.
Save $150 on These American-Made Dress Shoes
Allen Edmonds’ McAllister Wingtips are made out of high-quality leather, in Allen Edmonds’ Wisconsin factory, by skilled shoemakers utilizing classic machinery and techniques. It should be no surprise, then, that they retail for a fairly hefty $395. That said, Allen Edmonds is currently offering a solid $150 discount on the shoes in a rich and versatile “bourbon” colorway. Given that Allen Edmonds’ shoes are known for exceptional durability and longevity, the far more palatable $245 price tag is a worthy investment for a pair of dress shoes that may very well last you a lifetime.
This Ultra Short Throw Projector Can Produce a 100-Inch Screen — Save $400 On It Today
When building your own home theater, a projector has several key advantages over a television. You can have a much larger screen, for one, and the image is actually easier on your eyes — the light that reflects off a white or gray screen is less intense than the light that’s beamed directly at you as on an LED and OLED TV. That said, setting up a projector can be more complicated as you need to consider things like the room’s size, wall space and brightness, as well the projector’s throw distance.
If you’re set on buying a projector, LG’s Minibeam Ultra Short Throw Projector (PF1000U) is a very good one to consider. It’s an ultra-short throw projector, meaning it only needs a few inches of space to throw a really big screen — it can project up to a 100-inch screen from 15 inches away. It produces a full HD 1080p picture and also acts as a smart TV, via WebOS, so you can stream apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube or HBO Now. It also has built-in wi-fi for easy installation.
The LG PF1000U normally costs $1,400, which is fairly expensive, considering it was released in 2015 and isn’t capable of 4K. However, you can get it on Amazon for $997, which is $400 off its normal MSRP.
This Smart Zojirushi Rice Cooker Is Currently the Cheapest It Has Ever Been on Amazon
Zojirushi makes some damn fine rice cookers, and though it’s a more entry-level model in the brand’s lineup, this NS-LGC05XB should be enough for most casual home cooks. It will make three cups of rice at a time and has settings for long grain rice, brown rice and steel-cut oatmeal. It even features a microcomputer that can make human-like judgments and adjustment cooking time and temperature based on imperfect conditions (this is known as fuzzy logic) to produce perfect rice every time. Normally, the NS-LGC05XB retails for $150, but right now Amazon has given the cooker its biggest markdown to date, so you can snag it right now for just under $100.
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Ezra Arthur Cash Fold
A better money clip: Our cash fold wallet will help you carry a good amount of cash while staying slim and comfortable in your pocket. There are no metal parts, so it won’t cut through your clothes like most conventional money clips. Easily holds up to 30 bills and pairs very well with our No. 2 Card Wallet for everyday carry.
Candylab Pioneer Wooden Car
Candylab Toys was born out of a desire to revive the glamorous ’60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs. Made up of artists, designers and parents, Candlylab draws on many influences, especially a deep love of classic American cars and the spirit of mid-century artisan furniture designers. The Pioneer Wooden Car features the iconic surf wagon shape and a magnetic canoe on top. Everything screams adventure, camping and the good ol’days.
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