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New & Noteworthy Releases


All-New 2019 Audi A7
As part of the brand’s big lineup refresh, Audi introduced the all-new A7 at NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan. The second generation coupe-styled sedan gets more aggressive styling pulled right from Audi’s new prologue design language and a host of technology and interior design cues from the incredibly advanced A8. — Bryan Campbell



The James Brand x ROAM The County Knife
In collabortion with professional snowboarder Travis Rice, The James Brand has launched a new version of its County knife. The collaboration is limited to only 100 pieces, and ten percent of all profits will be donated to Adventure Scientists in an effort to reduce ocean plastic. — AJ Powell



PB Apartment
Earlier this week, Pottery Barn released a new line called PB Apartment, comprised of multi-use furniture for small spaces. Standouts here include the Mission Modular System — a collection that can function as a workspace, dining area or kitchen prep island — and the Juno collection, which combines iron and reclaimed wood for a strong industrial aesthetic. — Jack Seemer



Samuel Adams Sam ’76
American craft beer, guided by a spirit of innovation and experimentation, is in its heyday. It may seem like a fairly recent trend but it goes back over 30 years to when Jim Koch began peddling Boston Lager as an alternative to the watery pilsners available at the time. And Sam Adams hasn’t ceased its beer exploration; its latest release, Sam ’76, combines fermentations from lager and ale yeast strains in a single brew. The result is a flavorful and drinkable blend of both. — Tanner Bowden



Killspencer Weighted Medicine Ball
If you’re in the market for a medicine ball that you might never want to sweat on, the new line from Killspencer has you covered. Known for its all-black everything lifestyle and its luxury products, the LA-based brand offers everything from boxing bags to basketball hoops to battle ropes. While they might set you back a couple grand, they sure will look great in your home. Offered in 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12-pound balls, each med ball is made from full grain black leather. — Meg Lappe



Beaux Biens 100% Wool Knit Watch Cap
This minimal knit cap is made in America from domestically sourced wool and is produced to military specs. It doesn’t have in-your-face branding or loud colors. Just what you need for winter, it’s a well-made thick wool hat that you can wear with anything. — John Zientek

Fresh Deals


Rag and Bone Pants, Shirts and More
Save 40%: Rag and Bone’s sale section is stocked with everything from denim jeans and button downs to t-shirts and synthetic jackets. Right now, when you enter the code EXTRA40 at checkout you’ll receive another 40 percent off the already marked down price. — Tanner Bowden



Reigning Champ Terry Sweats, Tees and More
Save 30-50%: Canadian brand Reigning Champ’s Vancouver factory churns out ultra stylish staples, from terry sweats to shorts and tees. Now’s your chance to snag some at super great prices — Nick Caruso



Samsung Convertible Fast Charge Wireless Pad
Save $50: Stand it up, lay it down, go nuts. Charge your wirelessly-juiced devices in style and with ease using this refurbished charging pad. — Nick Caruso



L.L.Bean Boots and Apparel
Save 25%: Heritage New England outdoor brand L.L.Bean has been in business for over 100 years. Its first-ever product? The sort-of ugly, undeniably-iconic Bean Boot. Leon Leonwood Bean (yeah, that’s what the L.L. stands for) designed them as a solution to prevent wet feet while hunting in Maine’s damp conditions. The design of the boot hasn’t changed much since: it features a stout rubber bottom and a hardy leather upper, which makes them ideal for winter’s inclement conditions. The boots have spread beyond hunting though, and now come in different heights with various linings for different temperatures and uses. Right now, there’s an extensive collection of Bean Boot models (as well as apparel) up for sale on L.L.Bean’s website — just use the code WINTER at checkout. — Tanner Bowden



Club Monaco Grant Wool Suit Coat
Save $127: A grey blazer is one of the smartest pieces you can add to your professional wardrobe. Incredibly versatile, it’s a timeless style that you’ll wear for years. Now at East Dane, you can save 30% on a classic two-button wool suit jacket from Club Monaco. Priced under $300, this deal is a no-brainer if you’re in the market to spruce up your professional garb. And, if you want to make it a complete suit, the suit trousers ($225) are available as well. — John Zientek



Todd Snyder Wardrobe Essentials
Save 20%+: Todd Snyder is the go-to shop for well-made wardrobe essentials. If you shop its sale section now, you can save an additional 20% with the code OHYEAH! at checkout. Check out the Flannel Camp Pocket Shirt ($79), the Long Tech Topcoat ($287), the New Balance 520 ($63) and the Timex M2 watch ($79). There’s a wealth of quality products on sale, but don’t wait long because sizes are limited. — John Zientek



Lodge 10-3/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
Save 53%: Thanks to their unmatched heat retention and durability, cast iron skillets are essentials for the kitchen, perfectly suited for cooking meals that require high heat. Lodge is a stalwart brand that offers quality skillets at reasonable prices. They’re made in the U.S. and come pre-seasoned, so you can start cooking with it right out of the box. Other Lodge pieces — like its 9-inch skillet and single-burner griddle — have also been marked down. — Andrew Connor



PicoBrew PICO Model C Beer Brewer
Save $99: PicoBrew found success on KickStarter and is ready to do its diligent work in your home. You’ll get 12 bottles of beer from each pre-made Pico Pak ingredient kit (or create your own pak, you go-getter, you): just set your desired ABV and bitterness level, then enjoy your not-so-hard work two weeks later. — Nick Caruso



Dansk Four-Quart Casserole Pot with Lid
Save $34: Designed by Jens Quistgaard, Kobenstyle is an icon of mid-century design introduced by Dansk Designs in 1955. Recently revived, and now manufactured by Lenox, the enameled steel cookware collection is both practical and good-looking. Save $34 on the blue four-quart casserole pot, the lid of which doubles as a trivet. — Jack Seemer



Vitamix 7500 Blender
Save $124: Equipped with a 2.2 HP motor, the Vitamix 7500 is the brand’s most powerful household blender. It weighs slightly more than the popular 5200 model, but it’s shorter and wider and thus best suited for kitchens with a lot of counter space or those crippled by low-hanging cabinets. Because of this design, it’s more stable (read: quieter) than other Vitamix models, too. While the 7500 normally retails for $530, it’s going for just $406 on Amazon — that’s more than $120 in savings. — Jack Seemer



Clarks’ Classic Bushacre Chukka Boots
Save $50: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 46% on Clarks’ Bushacre Chukka boot. Easy wearing and versatile, the Bushacre Chukka features the same silhouette as Clarks’ iconic desert boot, but it features a lightweight rubber sole and cushioned insole for comfort. This leather boot will run you less than a pair of canvas sneakers and is available in sizes between 7 and 13. At $60, it’s a deal that’s hard to pass up. — John Zientek

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Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph
Save $199: While the Omega Speedmaster is considered the preeminent moon watch, there have been many timepieces that have ventured into space, including a Bulova chronograph worn by Commander David Scott on the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. Bulova makes a tribute that remains visually faithful to the original but features a high-frequency quartz movement in place of a mechanical one. Given its quartz-regulated guts, the reissue retails relatively cheap, at $550, but right now, Amazon is offering the watch with a 36 percent markdown, making this already-affordable tribute to space exploration even more accessible. — Andrew Connor



Basin and Range Outdoor Apparel
Save 30%: Park City, Utah-based Backcountry is a gear retailer giant. Its virtual shelves are stocked with every imaginable piece of outdoor gear from over 1,000 brands, and its team of dedicated “Gearheads” are regularly testing new items in the Wasatch Mountains and beyond. All that gear knowledge goes directly toward stellar customer service, but it also means that Backcountry knows more than a thing or two about what makes gear good. And it makes perfect sense that Backcountry would create its own brand.

Basin and Range is that brand. Each piece contains both practical and stylish elements and is designed with mountain town living in mind. A pile fleece-lined work jacket, a tech fleece mid-layer and casual chino pants are just some of the items Basin and Range offers. But there’s much more than that, and right now it’s all 30% off. — Tanner Bowden



TRX Suspension Trainers
Save 24%: A good home gym doesn’t have to entail heavy and bulky, not to mention expensive, equipment. In fact, it can be portable, something that you can carry on an airplane and set up in a hotel room. It’s been proven by TRX, a suspension training system designed by a Navy SEAL. TRX takes mere seconds to set up, works indoors and out, and facilitates training programs sourced from the military and professional athletes.

For a limited time, you can purchase the TRX Tactical Suspension Trainer or the Rip Trainer for over 20% off, which is guaranteed to be less than that gym membership you’re about to start considering. — Tanner Bowden



Allen Edmonds Footwear
Save up to $200: Looking for a deal on quality American-made leather footwear? Now at Allen Edmonds, you can save hundreds on factory seconds. The options span the breadth of the brand’s catalog and offer the same quality you’ve come to expect. A prime example is the Higgins Mill boot ($199), which normally retails for $350. It features Horween Chromexcel leather, a Dainite all-weather sole, Goodyear welt construction and a stacked leather heel. All of the factory seconds offered last just as long as any other Allen Edmonds products and they’re also resoleable — they just have an inconsequential blemish incurred in the handmade process. — John Zientek



Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21L Pack
Save 22%: Mystery Ranch has deep roots in the outdoor industry — in 1985 its founder, Dana Gleason, invented a revolutionary internal frame design called ArcFlex that permanently changed how pack makers think about load bearing. But Gleason and co-founder Renee Sippel-Baker hit their stride when Navy SEALs approached them in search of custom packs. Now they craft bags for the military, backcountry firefighters and US Forest Service, as well as the everyday outdoorsman.

The Urban Assault pack (currently 22 percent off at Huckberry in select colorways) utilizes the same technical design features that make Mystery Ranch bags suitable for the most rigorous users but includes features that make it ideal for the urban inhabitant. It’s made with 500-denier Cordura nylon and has a unique three-zipper opening system, two internal accessory pockets, a laptop sleeve and a quick-access lid pouch. It also employs a fixed-harness frame system, which allows the commuter-friendly pack to perform like a high-end expedition backpack. — Tanner Bowden



Battenwear Sale
Save 40%: Gear designed with the big city in mind, but still well equipped enough for the great outdoors is what Battenwear does best. All of their fall and winter apparel is up to 40% off online right now. Of particular note are the Utility Jackets made of military Nyco fabric (a mix of cotton and nylon), and the Northfield Parka, that’s water- and wind-resistant and also lined with shearling. It’s warm enough to spend the rest of winter in. — Meg Lappe



Anker Premium 5-Port USB Wall Charger
Save 29%: You have more USB and USC-C cables and devices than you know what to do with — with this little fella, what you can do is charge up to five. Quickly. All at once. — Nick Caruso



Iron and Resin Post-Holiday Sale
Save up to 70%: Iron and Resin is having a Post-Holiday Sale to start off the new year. Select items, from hats and sweaters, to denim shirts and board shorts are up to 70% off, including the timeless Tide Tee which is now 50% off. — Bryan Campbell



Jaybird Freedom F5 Headphones
Save 67%: When Jaybird, one of the leading manufacturers of sports headphones, released the Freedom line in 2016, David Carnoy at CNET called it the “the best Jaybird headphone yet.” Michael Calore at Wired also had nice things to say; he scored the Freedom a 9/10, noting just one flaw: the $200 price tag. “For a wireless sports headset as stable, nice-sounding, and long-lasting as the Freedom,” he wrote, “they’re worth it, if you can afford them.”

Jaybird’s released other headphones since — perhaps most notably the X3 — but the first-generation Freedom is still a solid set of Bluetooth headphones for light workouts, daily commutes, etc. And it doesn’t cost $200 anymore. Right now on Amazon, the Freedom F5 (in black) is just $50. — Jack Seemer



Greats Sneaker and Boot Sale
Save up to 60%: If you aren’t the type to geek out over the newest collaborations and colorways or have strong opinions about which brand is currently “killing the game” (or whatever), Greats makes some excellent everyday shoes. The brand is known for its affordability, clean unbranded designs and comfortable styles. Right now, Greats is offering up to 60 percent off select footwear styles, making them even more of a no-brainer buy. Prices range from $25 sneakers to $129 leather chukkas, but in any case, they offer some amazing value for the money. — Andrew Connor



Timex x Redwing Field Watch
Save 25%: The classic field watch design of the Timex Waterbury is based on a vintage model from the company’s archive. In collaboration with Red Wing, the watch features a beautiful leather strap from the iconic Minnesota boot maker. Today, the 38mm version is on sale for just $75. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better watch for that price — it’s a steal. — John Zientek



Philips Wake-Up Light
Save 22%: While smartphone alarms have become an exceedingly common way to wake up, research shows that having a smartphone in your bedroom has an overall negative impact on the quality of your sleep. While there are plenty of traditional analog and digital alternatives, Phillips’ unique Wake-Up Light promises to offer a gentler end to slumber. You still set a designated wake-up time, and an alarm does sound, but 30 minutes before you’re set to rise, the Wake-Up Light will gradually turn on and brighten, mimicking the natural waking ability of the sunrise. Right now, the clock is marked down to $88 — the lowest price ever offered on Amazon — when you clip the $25 coupon. — Andrew Connor



Rotring 800 Retractable Mechanical Pencil
Save 25%: As much as I’d like to mix metaphors and puns with phrases like “get the lead out” and “full metal jacket,” this pencil speaks for itself: a thoroughly over-built mechanical writing implement that will likely outlast whatever life-ending apocalypse finally destroys humankind. Our robot overlords will be drawing razor-sharp graphite lines and jotting notes well into the next epoch. Meantime, allow yourself a little new year splurge and enjoy showing off your new old-school tool.

The knurled grip, “brass mechanism for precision lead advancement” and “fixed lead guidance sleeve” are enough to warrant this pencil’s premium, but it’s the two-year limited warranty that really speaks to its quality. When’s the last time you sent in your pencil for service? Besides, we covered this guy’s legit little brother in our roundup of Best Mechanical Pencils a few years back. — Nick Caruso



Filson Tote Bag
Save 30%: If you’re in need of a rugged tote bag that will stand up to years of use check out this simple option from Filson. It’s built from heavy 22-ounce paraffin treated cotton twill and features bridle leather handles. For storage, the design includes four external pocket and an internal pocket with a key clip. It’s got everything you need and nothing you don’t. — John Zientek



RXBAR Sample Pack
Save 25%: The ingredient list on a lot of snack bars in the market typically has a lot of unpronounceable words. RXBAR set out to change that by incorporating the ingredients in the design of the label. As soon as you pick up one of the bars, you know exactly what’s in it. Each bar comes packed with protein — 12 grams, which is ideal for a snack — thanks to all the egg whites and nuts in them. They’re perfect to keep at your desk or in your gym bag.

Down from $27 for 12 bars, this sample pack is only $20 with the code DUMBBELLS. Stock up on their six best-selling flavors including chocolate sea salt, peanut butter, blueberry, coconut chocolate, mixed berry and peanut butter chocolate. Did we mention they actually taste good? — Meg Lappe



Frye Logan Leather Card Holder
Save 50%: Downsize your wallet this year with a slim leather card holder. This reliable option from Frye is made from black leather and features two cards slots on each side. — John Zientek



Miele Compact C1 Turbo Team
Save 20%: Miele makes an excellent vacuum, and its entry-level C1 canister vac is ideal for individuals with both hard floor and low-pile carpet in their homes. It uses a HEPA filter and has received praise from reviewers for its quiet operation and lightweight build. The C1 Turbo Team usually sells on Amazon for its $400 MSRP, but right now, thanks to a 20 percent discount, it’s at its lowest price yet. — Andrew Connor



Stuart & Lau Regimen Gym Bag
Save $95: Even though gym bags come in all shapes and sizes, most of them still look like gym bags — meaning, sporty and splashed with logos. Stuart and Lau’s Regimen is not. Constructed from waterproof DuraLite fabric with leather accents, the Regimen more closely resembles a suave carry-on than an everyday hauler for sweaty gear. But it does do that, and it does it exceptionally well thanks to a ventilated shoe compartment, multiple water bottle sheaths and a range of organizational sleeves for anything else you might be carrying, like a laptop or tablet. — Tanner Bowden



Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L
Save 10%: Now at Huckberry you can save 10 percent off the Peak Design Everyday Backpack. At its core, it is a compartmentalized camera pack, but with endlessly customizable FlexFold dividers, internal storage can be designed to carry anything. Boasting a 20-liter capacity, dedicated laptop storage, a magnetic closure system and constructed from waterproof materials, the Everyday Backpack is so much more than a simple camera bag — it’s the EDC backpack to end all backpacks. — Bryan Campbell



Belstaff Trailmaster Jacket
Save $199: Now at East Dane, you can save $199 on the iconic Belstaff Trialmaster jacket. This motorcycle jacket is made from six-ounce waxed cotton and features four front pockets, a buckle-tab collar, snap cuffs and an inset drawstring at the waist. It’s a weather-resistant jacket that will serve you well for years to come — on or off the bike. — John Zientek



Rains Tote Bag
Save 36%: If you need a go-everywhere tote that can stand up to winter’s worst, check out this understated bag from the Danish brand Rains. The bag is made from water-resistant fabric and features a taped-zip closure. It’s big enough to handle whatever your carry is for the day, and is neutral enough to go from the office to they gym without seeming out of place. — John Zientek



Outerknown Playa Chinos
Save 64%: This timeless chino pant from Outerknown is made from organic cotton and features a button-fly and back patch pocket. The relaxed cut is flattering on a range of body types, and the Sand color is easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. If you buy now, you’ll save $105 — what are you waiting for? — John Zientek



Uniqlo Light Down Vest
Save 15%: Uniqlo does basics right. Their clean design with practical materials makes them a go-to shopping spot. This ultra-light vest is filled with down to keep you toasty through the next snow storm. The two-layer ripstop material prevents tears, and the fleece-lined pockets are a no-brainer. Buy it now in gray, dark green, or navy. It’s selling fast, so get it while you can. — Meg Lappe



SPRI Deluxe Rubber Dumbbells
Save up to 37%: One of the easiest ways to start your home gym is with a pair of dumbbells. Today you can save up to 37% on pairs and single dumbbells ranging from 3lbs-50lbs SPRI wieghts. The hexagonal shape and black rubber coating prevent the weights from rolling around and mitigates floor damage which make them ideal for indoor workouts. — Bryan Campbell



Dyson AM10 Humidifier
Save 50%: 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 $250 (50% off). — Jack Seemer



Filson Journeyman Jacket
Save 60%: Filson’s winter sale is in full swing, with up to 60% off wardrobe staples, luggage, bags, and home goods. Of particular note is the Lightweight Dry Cloth Journeyman Jacket, which is fully water-repellent and lined with a soft feather fabric. Its seven pockets offer ample storage for all sorts of items, and it comes in a great olive color that will match most anything you already have in your closet. — Meg Lappe



Bonobos Menswear
Save up to 60%: Now at Bonobos, you can get an additional 30% off all sale items with the code SNOWJOKE. It’s a great chance to stock up on wardrobe basics without breaking the bank. Look for button-downs ($48), casual chinos ($55) and versatile suits ($245). The styles are easy to wear and the prices are hard to beat — it’s a no-brainer sale. — John Zientek

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