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Today in Gear: Benchmade’s Gorgeous Automatic Knife, RXBAR’s New Nut Butter Packets, a Summer Dress Watch & Much More.


May 29, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Benchmade 407 Automatic Knife: Gorgeous — and Finally Available
Benchmade 407 Automatic Knife: Gorgeous — and Finally Available

An everyday tactical knife we can't wait to test.

RX Nut Butter Is Weird, and Insanely Good
RX Nut Butter Is Weird, and Insanely Good

RXBAR, the company behind simplified, minimal-ingredient protein bars (and design-forward packaging), releases a line of snackable nut butters.

Swatch Skin Irony: The Perfect Summer Dress Watch and It Costs Less Than $200
Swatch Skin Irony: The Perfect Summer Dress Watch and It Costs Less Than $200

Its case is sleek and compact, and the design toes the line between stark minimalism and playfully colorful.

You Can Now Wear the Same Swim Trunks as Kelly Slater
You Can Now Wear the Same Swim Trunks as Kelly Slater

Four-way stretch, PFOA-free water-repellent recycled-polyester fabric, bonded seams and more.

Fresh Deals


TRX Tactical + 12-Week Conditioning Program
Save $60: The beauty of the TRX Tactical system is that you can literally workout anywhere. Workouts are created based on research and regiments from the military and are all found in the app. The TRX Tactical and 12-week conditioning program is on sale today for $60 off. — Meg Lappe


Mr Porter Sale
Save up to 50%: Online men’s clothing powerhouse Mr Porter is currently having its Spring Sale where a wide range of casual garments are up to 50 percent off. There’s a great mix of popular and hard-to-find brands represented and you can browse products from Vans, Blue Blue Japan, Filson, Garrett Leight California Optical and more. Mr Porter’s normally steep prices are far more accessible now, making this a great chance to stock up on summer wardrobe staples — but if you see something you like, act fast because sizes are limited. — John Zientek


Smith Optics Sunglasses
Save 20%: Fifty-three years ago, a practicing orthodontist named Bob Smith revolutionized winter sports by creating the first pair of ski goggles to incorporate a sealed thermal lens and a breathable foam liner. Since then, Smith (the company) has become one of the most recognized sunglasses brands in action sports.

Smith is consistently on the progressive side of the industry, innovating new technologies like interchangeable lenses for both sunglasses and goggles and improved ventilation that prevents fogging. ChromaPop is Smith’s color-boosting polarized lens technologies that create more contrast and clarity by filtering the wavelengths of light that our eyes have trouble distinguishing between. In summary: colors appear more vibrant, details are more clear.

Right now Huckberry is offering two styles of ChromaPop-enhanced lifestyle shades at 20% off. The Lowdown 2 is a Wayfarer-inspired frame while the Colson is slightly more sporty. Both look casual enough for everyday style and feature all the performance-oriented tech that has kept Smith at the top of its class for over half a decade. — Tanner Bowden


Milo Dutch Oven
Save $10: The Milo Dutch Oven exists in a category of its own in the dutch oven market — its enamel coating, lid fit and warranty far exceed that of the Lodge Dutch Oven that’s $40 cheaper, and is on par with Le Creuset’s product that’s almost four times more expensive.

Though it compares well with Le Creuset’s dominating dutch oven in its cooking prowess, it’s not a knockoff of the iconic French brand. Milo’s oven is heavy — 12 pounds to be exact — putting it more in line with the weight of Staub (another French dutch oven maker). The added weight permits it greater heat retention and evenness in heating, which essentially means it won’t lose as much heat as a Le Creuset will when you drop a load of cold veggies in it. It does borrow what may be the subtlest of Le Creuset’s design in the light-colored interior, which allows you to monitor the status of browning meats much simpler than a dark interior.

The Milo, which normally sells for $95, is $85 on Huckberry today. — Will Price


PicoBrew Model C Homebrewer
Save $205: PicoBrew’s Model C homebrewer is probably the most hands-off home beer brewer money can buy. It’s essentially a Keurig, but spits out fresh beer instead of watery almost-coffee — pop in a PicoPak (a pre-portioned mix of hops, barley, various flavor agents), load in the appropriate amount of water and press go. The machine has a built-in self-cleaning function and all ancillary parts are dishwashable. You can select PicoBrew’s in-house PicoPak brews, or from its long list of beers from various craft breweries (21st Amendment, Rogue and Coronado Brewing among them). You can also make your own beer on PicoBrew’s website.

The Model C usually sells for north of $500 — today it’s more than $200 off. — Will Price

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What is Dyneema? Everything You Need to Know
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