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March 30, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Hiby R3 Portable HiFi Player
Hiby R3 Portable HiFi Player

And it only costs $189 for early backers.


Rogue Fitness Wagon Wheel Deadlift Weight
Rogue Fitness Wagon Wheel Deadlift Weight

Rogue Fitness's new Wagon Wheel weights solves two issues with one fix.


Hoka One x Engineered Garments EG Hupana Running Shoe
Hoka One x Engineered Garments EG Hupana Running Shoe

The newest launch from Hoka One One is seriously fashion forward.


North St. Bags Weekender Collection
North St. Bags Weekender Collection

Portland-based North St. Bags uses USA-made components to build durable and weatherproof bags for every aspect of life. Its latest collection is designed specifically for and covers all aspects of travel.


Symbol Audio Unison Record Stand
Symbol Audio Unison Record Stand

When all decked out and flanked by two-floor standing speakers, this stand could be the centerpiece of any audiophile's home.


Alpina AplinerX Hybrid Smartwatch
Alpina AplinerX Hybrid Smartwatch

And if you pre-order now you can save hundreds.


The Best Deals of the Day


Frank and Oak Spring Sale
Save 25%: Frank And Oak is not a place for the fad-chasing hypebeasts of the world — it’s a no bullshit brand who makes no bullshit clothes. The five-year-old company aims to make clothes you’ll be able to wear for more than just a few seasons and do so at prices that aren’t eye-watering. This goal is tended to be a focus on modern cuts of bonafide classics like the Oxford button-down and slim (but not skinny) stretch jeans. Ethically-sourced material and a commitment to total sustainability (they recently released denim that wastes 80 percent less water than traditional manufacturing techniques) by the end of the year is the icing on the cake. Stocked with pocket tees, joggers, blazers and underwear, Frank And Oak offers a simple, no-hassle alternative to scraping the entire internet for decent pick-ups — and from March 29 through April 3, those pick-ups are getting even more affordable.

Get 15 percent off when you spend over $100 with the code SPRING15
Get 20 percent off when you spend over $200 with the code SPRING20
Get 25 percent off when you spend over $300 with the code SPRING25


Beoplay H8 Wireless ANC Headphones
Save $200: The Beoplay H8 are Bang & Olufsen’s lavish and wireless active noise-canceling headphones. Released in 2015, the on-ear headphones are made of metal and leather and they sound like you’d expect from a Bang & Olufsen pair of headphones — excellent. However, the company recently released the next-gen version of the Beoplay H8, the Beoplay H8i, which come with a few new features and USB-C charging, and they’ve taken the place of the Beoplay H8 in the Bang & Olufsen lineup. All this means is that you can now find some pretty great deals on the Beoplay H8. Originally $500, you can now snag them on Amazon for as low as $299, depending on the color.


Incase Travel Essentials
Save at Least 50%: Incase makes a range of well-designed, functional packing essentials for the modern traveler. Now at Nordstrom Rack, a good selection of its products are at least 50 percent off. Choose from cases for your electronics, backpacks and luggage, among other things. With prices starting at $9, these products won’t be around long, so act fast if you see something you need. — John Zientek


Cole Haan Sale
Save 50%: Cole Haan keeps re-working the menswear shoe world to make everyday and dress shoes more flexible and lightweight. These suede chukkas are a prime example. The casual yet elegant shoes come in three colors — black, brown and navy — and are now over 50% off. While you’re shopping, check out the variety of other sneakers, wingtips and loafers that are all up to 70% off. — Meg Lappe


Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro
Save $340: Hamilton’s Jazzmaster lineup is full of great, Americana-infused dress watches. Take this Maestro model, for example, which blends rose-gold, old-school Arabic numerals with a classy, brushed dial. The sculpted lugs and small seconds sub-dial also look like they were ripped from a ’50s dress watch. The 40mm case ensconces an ETA 2895-based automatic movement inside. Thanks to some solid markdowns from Macy’s, you can get all this mid-century magnificence for well under a grand. — Andrew Connor


Pendleton Board Shirt
Save 33%: Before neoprene wetsuits were available, surfers in California would slather themselves in petroleum jelly and wear a wool shirt from Pendleton to fight off the Pacific’s cold. The technique was so popular that the Beach Boys, originally called the Pendletones, can be seen wearing the shirt on the cover of Surfin’ Safari, their 1962 debut album.

Though a lot has changed in wetsuit technology in the past half-century, Pendleton’s design remains unchanged. No longer a necessity for battling cold-water, the Board Shirt is now Pendleton’s best selling shirt. Cut from machine-washable wool from Umatilla County, Oregon, the shirt has two chest flap pockets, a button closure and straight back yoke with side pleats. If this classic American shirt resonates with you, Zappos is now offering 33 percent off of the Blue Beach Boys Plaid colorway. — John Zientek


Timex Weekender With Horween Strap
Save 50%: If you want to buy a watch strap made from Horween leather, be prepared to put down, at least, around $50. For the same amount of money, you could go out and buy a Timex Weekender, a simple (but handsome) vintage-style analog wristwatch. Or you can take advantage of this fifty-percent markdown from Huckberry and get both a Form•Function•Form Horween leather strap and a Timex Weekender in the same package for the same amount of money. Whether or not you want to look at like you’re getting the strap or the watch for free, there’s no doubting that’s an incredible amount of wrist candy for the money. — Andrew Connor


Common Projects Achilles Low-Tops
Save 30%: The forefather of the low-profile, minimalist sneaker movement, a pair of Common Projects’s Achilles — sporting the trademark gold-lettered serial number and size — remain at the top of the list for most-wanted luxury kicks. A spring and summer staple, a limited size run of Achilles Lows in white, black, beige, rose and taupe are 30 percent off at Wrong Weather — cutting more than $100 off the usual price. The Italian-made sneakers also feature a rubber sole, padded tongue and a 100 percent Italian leather upper. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

11 Watches from Baselworld You Can Actually Afford
11 Watches from Baselworld You Can Actually Afford

It would be a mistake to call Baselworld a show about accessible timepieces, but affordable watches always elbow their way in.

5 Best Motorcycles For Navigating City Streets in 2018
5 Best Motorcycles For Navigating City Streets in 2018

Navigating any concrete jungle can be hell -- especially if you call the asphalt wilds your commute. These five bikes make riding through the city much easier for any kind of rider.

Tumi’s Brand-New Latitude Packing Case Is Large and Mighty
Tumi’s Brand-New Latitude Packing Case Is Large and Mighty

On a recent 10-day European trip through multiple countries, I hauled along the largest of Tumi's new Latitude collection, the Extended Trip Packing Case, to see how well it performed in the wild.

The Best Performance Running Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
The Best Performance Running Sunglasses for Every Face Shape

Whether you only wear your performance sunglasses when running or all the time, there's a shape in here that's bound to bring you joy.

3 Gadgets We’re Testing This Week: Sony’s Rugged Speaker, Sonos Soundskins and a Smart Hub Bridge for Your Desk
3 Gadgets We’re Testing This Week: Sony’s Rugged Speaker, Sonos Soundskins and a Smart Hub Bridge for Your Desk

Rounding up the cool tech gear that we're testing this week.

5 Affordable Vintage Cars Perfect For City Life
5 Affordable Vintage Cars Perfect For City Life

Choosing to own a car in the city is as big of a lifestyle choice as living in the city itself.

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