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March 21, 2018 Briefings By Photo by Bespoke Post

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Surprising yourself is fun, frankly, and that’s exactly what’s great about Bespoke Post. The monthly subscription service sends you a variety of premium goods that you’ve probably never tried before, from candles to cigars, waxed canvas bags to a new bottle of Scotch. Each box always has $70+ worth of goods, and for you it costs much less.

Here’s how it works. You “join the club” and sign up for the subscription for under $50 a month. You take a quick lifestyle quiz so that they know what you’re interested in, and then you preview what’s going to be in that monthly box. The boxes are ever-changing, and if you don’t like what’s in a certain box (you have a five-day window to decide), you can swap it for another box on their site. Or you can just skip that month. This way there are no surprises and you’re never going to feel like you wasted money. Also, if you don’t want to commit to this subscription but are still potentially interested in dabbling here and there, non-members can buy any box for $55.


New & Noteworthy Releases

First Look: This Backpack Will Replace At Least Three Other Bags In Your Closet
First Look: This Backpack Will Replace At Least Three Other Bags In Your Closet

A bag with enough features to be your briefcase, weekender and daily pack, all in one.

This Award-Winning Blender Is Quieter Than a Whisper
This Award-Winning Blender Is Quieter Than a Whisper

It also has induction heat systems and automatic overflow control.

Finally, A Suitcase with Pockets You Can’t Overstuff
Finally, A Suitcase with Pockets You Can’t Overstuff

Keep track of all your essentials pre-flight with Away's newest addition to its suitcase line.

Cadillac Is Now Using the Same Engine Design as Audi, BMW and Mercedes
Cadillac Is Now Using the Same Engine Design as Audi, BMW and Mercedes

Now, the CT6 has a fighting chance.

Samsung’s Stunning New 4K TVs Blend Right Into the Wall
Samsung’s Stunning New 4K TVs Blend Right Into the Wall

If the TV is wall mounted, you can take a photo of it and the surrounding wall, and the display will imitate the pattern of the wall.

Have an Apple Watch? Check Out These Stylish New Bands for Spring
Have an Apple Watch? Check Out These Stylish New Bands for Spring

If you just got new Nike shoes, you can get a new band to match.

Fresh Deals


Mauviel 5-Piece Cookware Set
Save $200: The French know what they’re doing when it comes to cooking and cookware. This 5-piece set of all-copper and stainless steel saute and fry pans is on sale today for $200 off, and comes from a brand born in Normandy. Originally $800, you can get this cookware set for just $600. — Meg Lappe


Myles Apparel Elements Sweatpants
Save 25%: Huckberry’s house brand Myles Apparel has given the sweatpant a much-needed refresh. The structured silhouette is cut from soft, water-resistant French terry and features a small percentage of stretch for comfort. The design includes a zippered back pocket, deep hand pockets and a drawstring waistband. Now at Huckberry, you can save 25 percent on the sweat in blue, light grey and dark grey colors. — John Zientek


Kershaw Knives
Save up to 40%: Kershaw Knives, on its own, is a globally recognized brand of blade makers. So when it collaborated with Hall of Fame knife maker Ken Onion, you know the result was always going to be something great. The Ken Onion line of Leek Knives from Kershaw is one of there most recognizable, well-designed blades and now you can get select models up to 40% off on Amazon — one of the most affordable ways to upgrade your EDC you’ll come across today. — Bryan Campbell


Lucchese Sutton Boots
Save 30%: Established in San Antonio in 1883, Lucchese makes some of the best cowboy boots available. Now at Zappos, you can save 30 percent on the Sutton style which features a leather shaft, suede foot and understated decorative stitching. The boots are lined with smooth leather, include a cushioned leather insole and have a leather outsole with a rubber heel cap. If you want quality Texan-made boots for a good price, don’t pass these up. — John Zientek


Eddie Bauer Performance Fleece
Save 50%: Winter, at least on the East Coast, is having a revival of sorts. Performance fleece is the jacket you need to stay warm. Today all clearance items are an extra 50% off with code RAINIER. Here are a few picks to get you started. — Meg Lappe


Patagonia Torrentshell Rain Jacket
Save up to 25%: Spring’s arrival signals a change in daylight hours and precipitation and with that transition comes a requisite adjustment of wardrobe: you’re going to need a rain jacket. And if you’re still wearing a heavy plastic rain slicker that causes you to overheat and sweat as soon as your heart begins to beat then take the opportunity of a new year and a new season to upgrade.

Lightweight, breathable water protection is within reach thanks to a deal that’s running right now on Patagonia’s Torrentshell Rain Jacket. The Torrentshell has been Patagonia’s staple rain shell for years and has garnered numerous awards, even earning the top spot on The Wirecutter’s list of “The Best Everyday Rain Jacket.” Patagonia constructed the Torrentshell with its proprietary H2No waterproof membrane and a 50-denier ripstop polyester face fabric to create a jacket with a final weight of 12 ounces. The Torrentshell is also equipped with hand pockets, a deep hood, and zippered underarm vents in case things get toasty.

If you’re looking to save 25% on the Torrentshell, head to Backcountry and select from the colors marked “past season.” Then again, if you’re in dire need of a rain shell and the older styles don’t pique your interest, the Torrentshell is definitely a coat worthy of its full price. — Tanner Bowden


Levi’s Heavy Cotton Canvas Trucker
Save 50%: The Levi’s Trucker is a classic jacket silhouette that’s perfect for transitional weather. If you’re looking for a denim alternative, the brand offers a version cut from durable cotton canvas. It features button-flap chest pockets, welt hand pocket and a zipper closure. It’s a hard-wearing jacket that will last you for years, and now at Zappos, it’s 50 percent off. — John Zientek


G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Guitar
Save 20%: In 1979, legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender started G&L with two former Fender executives. With his new brand, Fender improved upon his iconic designs with better pickups, bridges and construction. More recently, the brand established its Tribute series, offering affordable takes on the upgraded instruments. Now at Musician’s Friend, you can get the $500 G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT guitar for just $400. This Tele-style guitar features an ash body, G&L-designed alnico pickups, individual brass saddles and a maple neck. If you’ve been wanting the bright, crisp sound of a Telecaster, this reasonably-priced option should be at the top of your list. — John Zientek


Alchemy Equipment Top Load Daypack
Save 40%: New Zealand is one of those Goldilocks-zone places where one might ski, surf or hike in the morning and still make it to the office in time for a mid-afternoon meeting. The city to mountain trend is real because of places like New Zealand, where gear transitions between urban and backcountry environments every and perhaps multiple times per day. It’s no wonder that Alchemy Equipment, based in the largest city on the country’s South Island, has managed to create a backpack that truly adapts to any backdrop.

Alchemy Equipment’s 35-liter Top Load Daypack is built like a hiking pack with a sturdy hipbelt and shoulder straps, a lid-style top, side compression straps and heavy-duty ripstop Kodra fabric. The Daypack’s urban-oriented features include a laptop sleeve and seat belt-style straps. But the way in which Alchemy has stylized these components gives the bag a subtle, decidedly non-outdoor look (a lot of black helps, too).

Right now the Daypack can be had on Backcountry for $168, which is 40 percent less than it’s full price. — Tanner Bowden

Exclusive: This Portable Battery Is A Must-Have Travel Gadget — Save $20 on It Now
Exclusive: This Portable Battery Is A Must-Have Travel Gadget — Save $20 on It Now

This can basically charge just about everything, including your laptop. Use this exclusive code and save $20 on it today.

Want A Better Swiss Army Knife? Try This One $75 Off
Want A Better Swiss Army Knife? Try This One $75 Off

If the Number 1 is déjà vu familiar, that's because Malvaux looked directly to its Swiss compatriot, Victorinox, and its time-tested Swiss Army Knife for inspiration. It came back with a limited-edition folder that arguably...

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Baselworld 2018: Why the Small Updates to This Dive Watch Are a Big Deal
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