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March 7, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Tekto

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Tekto Gear Amber
Tekto Gear built the Amber as a quick-deploy switchblade for everyday use. The knife’s 3.8-inch chrome steel blade works with a fast, automatic mechanism activated by a dual-action switch. Tekto Gear used a double-edge to create a knife that can stand up to any cutting task. The Amber also features a durable wood handle that houses a glass breaker on its butt and a clip on one side. Right now the Amber is available exclusively to Gear Patrol readers with a 25% discount when you enter the code GearPatrol25 at checkout.

Note: Owning and carrying an automatic knife isn’t legal in every state due to the Federal Switchblade Act. You can check how the law works in your state here.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Orient Triton Dive Watch
Orient Triton Dive Watch

Your new summer beater has arrived.


Twelve South BookArc Mod for MacBook Pro
Twelve South BookArc Mod for MacBook Pro

It elevates the MacBook Pro off the desk and is also pretty great for housing your laptop when it's in "closed-display" mode.


Riese & Muller 2018 E-Bikes
Riese & Muller 2018 E-Bikes

Riese & Müller's new collection of e-bikes employs the Bosch PowerTube 500 to keep designs clean and free of bulk.


Rapha Cargo Bib Short
Rapha Cargo Bib Short

It's perfect for gravel riding, adventure, century rides and all-day jaunts.


Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept
Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept

For the first time, ever, Toyota finally, publically confirmed the existence of the next Supra.


Sobro Smart Side Table
Sobro Smart Side Table

Wireless charging table, beer fridge, touch-panel control, Bluetooth speakers, LED lighting, USB outlets...


Umbra Kitchen Giardino Herb Garden
Umbra Kitchen Giardino Herb Garden

Literally just put water in the thing and let it do the rest — because you've committed enough plant abuse as is.


Fresh Deals


Blunt Umbrellas Metro Umbrella
Save 30%: Gone are the days of flimsy umbrellas that break with the slightest gust of wind. New Zealand brand Blunt Umbrellas makes the compact Metro Umbrella that can withstand winds of 55 mph. The rugged design has a push-button telescopic shaft,  a radial tensioning system and Blunt tips that distribute force. Now at East Dane, you can save 30 percent on this great little umbrella — it’s practically a no-brainer. — John Zientek


Carhartt WIP Michigan Chore Coat
Save 30%: The rugged no-nonsense designs from Carhartt WIP need no introduction. If you’re in the market for a durable chore coat, the brand makes a classic canvas example dubbed the Michigan Chore Coat that features a corduroy collar, patch pockets and a button-front closure. For a limited time, you can save $77 on it at East Dane. — John Zientek


Klipsch Heritage The Three Wireless Speaker
Save $160: Klipsch Heritage’s The Three wireless speaker normally costs $500, but today on Amazon you can pick it up just $340. Granted, it’s a certified refurbished model and it’s only available with an ebony finish. No walnut models are on sale. This is part of Amazon’s Deal of the Day, so the $160 discount won’t last long. As a refresher, The Three is made to look like Klipsch’s famed line of Heritage speakers — it’s beautiful, made with real wood, plus copper switches and knobs. It’s a small, table-top speaker that can stream multiroom audio over DTS Play-Fi, or it can function as a traditional Bluetooth speaker (it supports aptX). It also has 3.5mm, phono pre-amp, and RCA inputs, so you can connect it to a turntable, computer, CD player or smartphone. The speaker itself has two 2 1/4-inch drivers and a 5.25-inch long-throw woofer, and it’s designed to play high-res (192kHz / 24-bit) audio. — Tucker Bowe


Sony XB80BS Extra Bass Wireless Sports Headphones
Save $100: Sony’s 2017-released XB80BS Extra Bass wireless sports headphones usually cost $150, but you can get a brand new pair on eBay for just $50. The headphones have built-in ear-hooks for a secure fit, similar to those on the Beats Powerbeats3, and have an IPX5 waterproof rating so they can handle a lot more sweat than average sports headphones (which are usually only IPX4 rated). If you’re looking for a dependable pair of sports headphones on the cheap, get these. — Tucker Bowe


Outerknown Sale
Save up to 60%: California-based clothing brand Outerknown continues to challenge the stuffy stereotypes surrounding sustainably-made clothing. For the past couple years, the brand has created a range of fresh wardrobe essentials produced with a focus on responsible manufacturing and sustainability. Now on Outerknown’s site, you can save up to 60 percent on a range of understated garments including tees, overshirts, pants, jackets and more. It’s casual clothing you can feel good about buying — and you can’t beat the price. — John Zientek


Five of Our Favorite Pocket Knives Are on Sale Now
Save 20%: The best blades from Gerber, ESEE, SOG and more. — Tanner Bowden


Filson Cover Cloth Mile Marker Coat
Save 25%: Saving money on a raincoat usually ends up with you getting soaked because of one of two things. Either the ‘weatherproof’ material doesn’t actually keep out the weather or the cheap rubber shell makes you sweat to the point you’re swimming home inside your own jacket. The Filson Cover Cloth Mile Marker Coat, on the other hand, is made with a paraffin-based wax treated cotton cover cloth shell, moleskin-lined collar and hand pockets and a cotton body lining. The timeless styling and the 25% savings is just extra credit at this point. — Bryan Campbell


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The 11 Best Winter and Snow Tires You Can Buy in 2018
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