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March 2, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Casio GMW-B 5000 D-1
Casio GMW-B 5000 D-1

For a brand so heavily associated with plastic, stainless steel comes as a surprise.


Native Union Smart Charger International
Native Union Smart Charger International

Charge your devices while traveling throughout the US, Canada and Europe.


Topo Designs Core Pack
Topo Designs Core Pack

The bag, made of super-tough 1,000-denier Cordura, contains a single 25-liter main compartment that opens wide with a top-to-bottom D-shaped zipper that maximizes space and allows for easy packing.


Audio Engine A5+ Powered Speakers
Audio Engine A5+ Powered Speakers

No stereo receiver or separate power amp required.


Osprey Levity Backpack
Osprey Levity Backpack

Ultralight, custom backpacks are great, but they can also be expensive. Osprey's new


Timex X Todd Snyder MK1
Timex X Todd Snyder MK1

Featuring a dose of modernization.


S'well Growlers
S'well Growlers

A growler that looks like it could have a space on your wet bar.


DSPTCH Utility Brief
DSPTCH Utility Brief

You're not going to worry about scuffing DSPTCH's new briefcase up.


Method Men's Body Wash
Method Men's Body Wash

Paraben-free and made by an environmentally-conscious company.


The Best Deals of the Day


Cole Haan Saunders Leather Duffel Bag
Save 70%: Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 70 percent on the Cole Haan Saunders leather duffel bag. The design features dual top handles, an adjustable shoulder strap and three interior pockets. It’s an understated bag that’s just the right size for a weekend trip, and now it’s just $150. If you’d rather invest in a smaller bag, the brand’s black leather messenger bag is also 70 percent off and will run you $120. — John Zientek


Allen Edmonds Surrey Chelsea Boot
Save $153: If you need a pair of good-looking boots to wear in foul weather, consider the Surrey Chelsea boot from Allen Edmonds. This style has a rugged suede upper from legendary tannery Charles F. Stead and a durable rubber sole. To stand up to mother nature’s worst, these boots feature taped seams, a split reverse welt to keep out moisture and a breathable waterproof membrane lining. Now, you can save 44 percent when you pick up a pair at the brand’s site. — John Zientek


Sony HX500 USB Turntable
Save over $200: The Sony HX500 turntable is kind of a landmark product. Before it was released in 2016, USB turntables had a reputation for being pretty terrible because, as JP Torres, Sony’s Audio Expert for Home Entertainment & Sound (HES), told me at the time, most USB turntables had pretty terrible DACs, software complications and they just didn’t have many recording capabilities. Basically, they hadn’t lived up to audiophile expectations, who wanted them to play vinyl while simultaneously copying that high-quality audio into a digital format. The Sony HX500 was one of the USB turntables that changed that perception. And you can now buy it for under $400. Get it on Amazon or Best Buy.
— Tucker Bowe


The North Face Base Camp 95L Duffel
Save 30%: Sometimes a standard weekender bag just won’t cut it. There always comes a time when you need more — a lot more — and The North Face Base Camp 95L Duffel is the bag for the job. Made from tough durable fabric, using weather-resistant zippers, the Base Camp is designed to take on more than just a weekend. — Bryan Campbell


Timex x Carhartt WIP Watch
Save 48%: Made for everyday wear, the Timex x Carhartt WIP watch is inspired by traditional military designs. The three-hand design features a Quick Date day counter, quartz movement and an Indiglo night light. The black dial and matte resin case are complimented by a durable olive nylon strap, but a black nylon strap is also included. Usually $158, this watch is now 48 percent off at Need Supply Co. and you can take it come for just $82. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

These Vintage Chronographs Sport One of Our Favorite Color Schemes
These Vintage Chronographs Sport One of Our Favorite Color Schemes

Three watches from Butex, Breitling and Zodiac.

The Best Ways to Modify a Porsche, According to a Man Famous for It
The Best Ways to Modify a Porsche, According to a Man Famous for It

If you just bought a classic, or even a newer Porsche, and want to make it your own, take some advice from Master Porsche modifier, Rod Emory.

3 Wireless Fast Chargers for 3 Different Situations
3 Wireless Fast Chargers for 3 Different Situations

Charge your new iPhone or Samsung smartphone to their fastest potential.

Review: Peloton Releases a Treadmill for People Who Hate Treadmills
Review: Peloton Releases a Treadmill for People Who Hate Treadmills

While the treadmill isn't shipping until later this year, we tested out a 22-minute class. Here's what you need to know about the workout and feel.

5 Shining Examples of Why Green Is the Best Color For a Car Ever
5 Shining Examples of Why Green Is the Best Color For a Car Ever

It's an understated color that seems classy on nearly every body panel it graces.

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