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May 16, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Google’s Intelligent ‘Google News’ App Is Now Available on iPhone and iPad
Google’s Intelligent ‘Google News’ App Is Now Available on iPhone and iPad

A fresh way to read the news. Fast, simple and specifically curated for you.

This New Self-Chilling Can Is Amazing, But It Could (and Should) Be Much Better
This New Self-Chilling Can Is Amazing, But It Could (and Should) Be Much Better

This new can chills drinks very, very fast and it's finally getting a test-run. Is it great? Yes. Is it perfect? Absolutely not.

Incase’s Smart Carry-On Can Charge All Your Devices
Incase’s Smart Carry-On Can Charge All Your Devices

This Is the Incase ProConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Roller.

Bell & Ross Perfects Its Vintage-Inspired GMT
Bell & Ross Perfects Its Vintage-Inspired GMT

A few small touches can make a big impact.

This Swedish Watch Company Is Bringing Back A Forgotten Pilot’s Chronograph
This Swedish Watch Company Is Bringing Back A Forgotten Pilot’s Chronograph

And it's very well-priced.

These Merino Base Layers Are Your New Travel Essentials
These Merino Base Layers Are Your New Travel Essentials

Socks, boxers and a tee.


Fresh Deals


Clarks Footwear
Save 50%+: Now at Zappos, you can save at least 50 percent on a range of classic style from Clarks. While the English brand was founded in 1825, it didn’t gain international popularity until the mid-20th century when styles like the Desert Boot, the Wallabee and the Desert Trek became widely available. If you’re looking to get a pair of comfortable crepe-sole shoes, this is a sale you won’t want to miss. From the Wallabee Boot to the Desert Peak Chelsea boot, you won’t spend more than $70 on a new pair of footwear. — John Zientek


My Favorite Patagonia Gear Is on Sale Now
Save 30%: I’ve been wearing Patagonia since I was a toddler, and I’m always on the alert when anything from the outdoor company goes on sale. Right now some of my favorite items are 30 percent off at Backcountry. — Tanner Bowden


Backcountry Sale
Save 15%+: It’s National Bike to Work week during National Bike Month, which means there are a load of sales on all the gear you’ll need. After biking to work for over a month on the Priority Classic Never Flat, and learned there are a few key things I needed to make my commute easier. Here are a few more accessories (lights, storage, reflectivity) that will get you from point A to point B in a breeze. — Meg Lappe


Grills and Smokers
Save up to 70%: Turkey on Thanksgiving, candy during Halloween, ham at Christmas and grilling on Memorial Day. The most precious long weekend of the summer is within spitting distance, and you’re in need of a grill — like, now.

On this day the internet shines on you, as eBay has a treasure trove of solid choices for every lifestyle and price range with prices cut way down. A classic oval charcoal grill? Yes. A lightweight, portable grill for parking lot tailgating? Check. A fun-sized charcoal grill for those bound to the small apartment lifestyle? Sure. A full-size, no bullshit, 4-burner gas grill from one of the most respected names in grilling that is nearly $1,000 off? Of course.

These (mostly) cheap grills are cheaper right now, and all ship to your house well in time for the only day you’re civically required to get outside and burn some meat. — Will Price


Orca 40-Quart Cooler
Save $40: Memorial Day is just around the corner, and the corner just beyond that is the Fourth of July — if you don’t have a cooler ready, you’re upcoming cookout has one arm tied behind its back. We know you likely have your eye on a Yeti, but there are plenty of comparable options that’ll keep your beverages chilled for the duration of your party, and beyond.

Orca coolers are equally impressive. Designed by a team of dedicated outdoorsman and made in the USA, Orca’s coolers use a roto-molded construction and enough insulation to boast ten days of claimed ice retention. Ten days. You’ll get plenty of use out of these burly ice boxes between holidays too because Orca made sure that they were tough enough to toss into a boat or drag over rocks on the way to the campsite. In fact, Orca challenges its users to take its coolers anywhere and everywhere.

Right now you can get Orca’s 40-quart cooler on eBay and save 15 percent, which is still a solid deal considering that discounts on top-tier hard-sided coolers are quite rare. — Tanner Bowden


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