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April 12, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Airstream Introduces the Nest, Its First Non-Aluminum Trailer Since the 1950s
Airstream Introduces the Nest, Its First Non-Aluminum Trailer Since the 1950s

The 16-foot fiberglass trailer smartly packs a dinette, wet bath, galley and bed into the interior, and still manages to weigh in at about 3,400 lbs, making it an easy tow for midsize SUVs.

The Best Part About These Pretty New Bluetooth Speakers? Real Knobs.
The Best Part About These Pretty New Bluetooth Speakers? Real Knobs.

UrbanEars's new wi-fi speaker kicks, is compact and looks damn good.

This Is the Stripped-Down Land Cruiser We’ve Always Wanted
This Is the Stripped-Down Land Cruiser We’ve Always Wanted

Unfortunately, it will probably never come here.

Superior Sweats Mean Excellence on the Court
Superior Sweats Mean Excellence on the Court

There's a lot of tennis-inspired green in the latest collection from Reigning Champ — and it's perfect for days at the gym.

John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars
John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky Captures the Magic of Vintage Guitars

It's a lot of guitar for the price.

This Everyday Glassware Is Made of Old Smartphone Screens
This Everyday Glassware Is Made of Old Smartphone Screens

This British-German design studio literally makes treasure from trash, and just took full advantage for the smartphone you and everyone you know trashes every year-and-a-half.


Today’s Best Deals


Il Bisonte Pencil Case
Save 23%: Need a better place to store your pens? Now at Todd Snyder, you can save 23 percent on a vegetable-tanned leather pencil case from Il Bisonte. As opposed to leaving your writing utensils on your desk in an extra cup or throwing them freely in a desk drawer, this option is both tasteful and compact. Featuring a brass zipper and understated logo, it’s now $69. — John Zientek


Vintage Style Helmets
Save Up to $200: Most modern helmets have a style either Storm Troopers or Fighter pilots can really be on board with — and they often come slathered in bright, cartoonish graphics. When it comes to safety you should never short yourself, but you shouldn’t rob your helmet of style either. These four helmets offer modern-levels of protection but come with coveted timeless looks, not to mention steep discounts. — Bryan Campbell


Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Save 50%: If you don’t have good sunglasses, it’s worth investing in a pair before the sunnier months. If you’re looking for a good deal on a respected brand, head over to Nordstrom Rack and check out the selection of Ray-Bans. Most pairs are 50 percent off and prices start as low as $58 — hard to beat that. — John Zientek


Zwilling Pro 8-Inch Smart Ridged Chef’s Knife
Save 60%: Those looking for a blade upgrade in their kitchen might want to pay attention to this sweet deal from Massdrop: for the next seven days, you can pick up a Zwilling Pro Chef’s Knife for just $80. That’s a solid 60 percent savings from its $200 MSRP. The knife is made in Germany from high-carbon steel and features a ridge etched into the right-hand side to prevent food from sticking to the blade while chopping. — Andrew Connor


Patagonia Sale
Save 50%: You can spot Patagonia’s lightweight insulating jackets on everyone from urbanites to backpackers, no matter where you’re traveling. Our writers are big fans of many of the brand’s products, and for a good reason — each functions precisely as it should. Right now, you can save up to 50 percent on all past season products — if it’s still cold by you, grab a warm coat. And if it’s already spring, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next ski season. — Meg Lappe


East Dane Spring Sale
Save at least 20%: Now is the perfect time to invest in quality wardrobe basics because East Dane is having a site-wide sale. For both full-price and sale items, you can save 20 percent on orders under $500 and 25 percent on orders over $500. While anything on the site is game, if you shop basics in the current sale section, you can get the most savings on brands like Velva Sheen, Saturdays NYC and A.P.C. To take advantage of deals, use the code EVENT18 at checkout, but don’t wait — the sale ends Sunday. — John Zientek


Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System
Save $70: In the age of limited cabinet and countertop space, all tools must make their keep and provide more than a single utility. Ninja’s Intelli-Sense Kitchen System’s powerful 1200 watt base comes with a classic Ninja crush blender, a food processor and a personal-sized, to-go blend unit. The touchscreen-operated base recognizes which attachment you’re using instantly and pulls up a list of pre-programmed work cycles. The system is powerful enough to turn ice into snow and can finesse hunks of veggies into evenly-diced bits. Ninja’s entire Intelli-Sense Kitchen System is 30 percent off right now on Wal-Mart (cheaper than it’s ever been on Amazon, too). — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

16 Tools That World-Class Chefs Can’t Cook Without
16 Tools That World-Class Chefs Can’t Cook Without

From a lava stone molcajete to a disposable thermometer to a very, very old-school pasta maker, these four professional chefs reflect on the gear they couldn't do their jobs without.

There’s Nothing Else on the Road Quite Like the Kawasaki H2 SX
There’s Nothing Else on the Road Quite Like the Kawasaki H2 SX

In an entirely counterintuitive way, Kawasaki has found a way to deliver more bike for less money.

I Wore the Same Shirt for Weeks and it Never Stank
I Wore the Same Shirt for Weeks and it Never Stank

After a long day of hauling boxes from an old apartment to a new one, I realized that my t-shirt, despite being saturated in sweat, didn't stink. So I decided to see how far I...

Review: This Home Security Camera Uses Artificial Intelligence. It’s Bold, Powerful and a Bit Terrifying
Review: This Home Security Camera Uses Artificial Intelligence. It’s Bold, Powerful and a Bit Terrifying

Lighthouse combines artificial intelligence and an easy-to-use app -- and it works wonders.

The Most Important Limited-Edition Boston Marathon Gear Released This Year
The Most Important Limited-Edition Boston Marathon Gear Released This Year

Whether you're running or watching this year, these 10 items are sure to inspire fast times.

5 Car Enthusiast Blogs You Should Be Reading Daily
5 Car Enthusiast Blogs You Should Be Reading Daily

There are a few stops any enthusiast should add to his daily beat.

The Best Outdoor and Fitness Gear We Discovered This Week
The Best Outdoor and Fitness Gear We Discovered This Week

A week's worth of outdoor and fitness product news, all in one place.

The Best Look at the 2020 Ford Bronco
The Best Look at the 2020 Ford Bronco

A clever render gives us the best guess at what the 2020 Bronco will probably look like.

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