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January 23, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Nova

New & Noteworthy Releases


Nova Ultralight LED Athletic Jacket
The NOVA athletic jacket is powered by LED, so there’s never a doubt about being seen on early mornings or late night runs. It’s lightweight and breathable and with a 450-foot range of visibility and three lighting modes (high, low and flashing), cars, cyclists and other runners are bound to keep you in sight. Powered by a small rechargeable battery that’s all filled up in just 30 minutes, the jacket stays lit for up to 8 hours. NOVA has all the essentials you need in an active jacket: it’s water and wind resistant, has thumb holes, pockets for everything from your phone to your headphones, and a hood. Plus the fabric is stretchable, comfortable and machine washable — just don’t forget to remove the battery. And, if you pre-order now, you’ll save 39%. — Gear Patrol



Acer Chromebook Spin 11
Last year, Acer announced a 2-in-1 laptop called the Chromebook Spin 11, but only school systems were able to buy it. Now, the company announced that the same laptop (with a few design tweaks) will be available for consumers this March. Starting at $349, the Chromebook Spin 11 has a 11.6-inch touchscreen display, two USB-C and two USB 3.0 ports, and boasts 10 hours of battery life. You can customize it with various RAM and storage options, along with Intel’s Pentium or Celeron quad-core processor. — Tucker Bowe



Mr. Leight Sunglasses
Years in the making, Mr. Leight is a collaboration between Garrett Leight (whose eponymous brand has ridden a wave of success in recent years) and his father Larry Leight (the founder of iconic brand Oliver Peoples). Mr. Leight offers a range of Japanese-made sunglasses that are unabashedly luxurious. The platinum plated titanium frames feature numerous tasteful acetate details and gradient lens options abound. Check out the brand’s take on the avaitor ($795) and round-lens style ($845). It’s a strong showing from eyewear’s top father-son duo. — John Zientek



Viberg Service Boot English Tan Dublin
The latest version of Viberg’s classic Service Boot is available in English Tan Dublin leather. Sourced from Horween, this unique waxed leather is made from full grain cowhide that utilizes the same extracts used to tan shell cordovan. The boot, based on the 1931 design of Edwin Viberg, features a brogue toe-cap, blind eyelets, stitchdown construction and a Dainite sole. It’s a pricey boot, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find higher quality options. — John Zientek



Roros Tweed Throws
Ahh, Norway. Know for beautiful sights and the best kind of people; the country is adding tweed throws to its repertoire. Featuring designs by multiple different artists, these throws are woven by Roros Tweed, who has been around since 1940 and uses only Norwegian sheep. — Nick Caruso


The Best Deals of the Day


Filson Dutch Harbor Watch
Save 65%: A classic dive watch with a steel bracelet is one of the most versatile watches you can own. But for first-time buyers, the Swiss icons can be prohibitively expensive and the vintage watch market can have a steep learning curve. If you’re looking for a dive watch with a relatively low price tag, the Dutch Harbor watch from Filson is a solid option. It features quartz movement, a 43mm case, a stainless steel bracelet and a sapphire crystal. And now at Nordstrom Rack, it’s 65% off and costs just over three bills. — John Zientek


Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Washed Olive Duck
Save 23%: Made from 10-ounce duck canvas from Mt. Vernon Mills, this jacket is bound to become your go-to for the foreseeable future. The Californian-made design features rounded-flap chest pockets, front welt hand-warmer pockets and custom copper YKK doughnut buttons. The collar and cuffs are lined with British corduroy from the Brisbane Moss mill, and an interior leather patch is sourced from Pennsylvania-based Wickett and Craig. You can’t argue with the materials and fit — this jacket will serve you well. — John Zientek


Raden Luggage
Save 30%: No doubt you know well the virtues of smooth-rolling hard side luggage. And you likely use a smartphone, yes? Raden’s smart luggage marries the two very well — using the Bluetooth-enabled app, track your luggage, which weighs itself via its own clever handle; moreover, the case’s built-in power bank charges devices on the go. Of special note is the perfectly-sized A22 carry-on, now down $88 to $207. The 30% discount automatically applies at checkout. — Nick Caruso


Nike Flash Sale
Save up to 50%: This one has a time limit so let’s get straight to the point: Nike is having a flash sale. Save up to 50 percent. Flyknits. Air Force 1s. Jordans. Jackets, hoodies, fleeces, tights, GO.

(Sale ends at 1am EST.) — Tanner Bowden


ABC Carpet & Home Transformation Sale
Save up to 70%: ABC Carpet & Home, one of New York’s top destinations for luxury homewares, is offering up to 70 percent off its extensive carpet collection. For some of the higher ticket items, that means thousands of dollars in savings. Thousands. Offer ends January 28th. — Jack Seemer


Fisher Space Pens
Save up to 20%: Take your protein pills, put your helmet on and buckle in for a great deal on the famous Fisher Space Pens. More dependable than a ten-year-old Golden Retriever, the FSP is engineered to write upside-down, in extreme hot and cold, on grease, underwater and in the zero gravity of GD space. Every manned NASA mission equips these pens. Presidents use these pens to sign important stuff. They’re made of brass and guaranteed for life — on this planet or the next.

There are many finishes and colors of each pen available, so be sure to poke around Huckberry’s sale. Right now, pick up a Trekker for $35; the Bullet for $20; and the granddaddy of them all, the Astronaut, which was used on the Apollo 7 mission for $85. — Nick Caruso


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