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May 31, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Yeti’s New Panga Backpack Is The Durable Luggage We’ve Been Waiting For
Yeti’s New Panga Backpack Is The Durable Luggage We’ve Been Waiting For

The new Yeti Panga Backpack is submersible, durable and ready to go on any adventure.

The One Pocket Tool Every Knife Enthusiast Should Own
The One Pocket Tool Every Knife Enthusiast Should Own

Whether you're the owner of an expanding collection of pocket knives or the favorite that you've kept for years, blades need attention from time to time. CRKT's new Knife Maintenance Tool is tiny, but it'll...

This $20 Leather Cover Brings a Little Style to Your AirPods
This $20 Leather Cover Brings a Little Style to Your AirPods

And it'll help you tell the difference between your AirPods and everybody else's.

Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskey Is Almost Bourbon
Woodford Reserve’s New Malt Whiskey Is Almost Bourbon

Woodford Reserve's latest offering is a full-run of widely available, very affordable malt whiskey – but it's virtually nothing like you'd expect.

Adidas Is Bringing Back the Original Samba Design
Adidas Is Bringing Back the Original Samba Design

Intended to have the look and feel of the original 1950s sneaker.


Fresh Deals


Alite Mantis Camp Chair
Save $50: If your summer life revolves around campfires and backcountry adventures every weekend, you need a good camp chair. That’s where the Alite Mantis Chair steps up. As one of our best camp chairs for #CampLife, this four-legged aluminum frame chair provides ample back support at just the right angle for s’more roasting. Snatch one today for up to $50 off on Massdrop. — Meg Lappe


Braun BN0231
Save $40: For every person out there willing to spend thousands on a high-end watch, there are a great deal more people just looking for a handsome, affordable piece of wristwear; for them, this quartz-and-battery-powered Braun is perfect. It has a clean, Bauhaus-derived dial design that harkens back to the brand’s early days of penning appliances and home products with ground-breaking design, and a 38mm by 9mm case that’ll look fit on pretty much anyone’s wrist without looking too big or small. Right now you can get it for just $60, making it a no-brainer if you’ve just been wanting a cheap, handsome timepiece. — Andrew Connor


Quality Sunglasses from Mr Porter
Save up o 50%: If you have yet to invest in a pair of well-made sunglasses for the summer months, nows the time. Mr Porter is offering up to 50 percent off a range of quality frames during its Spring Sale and featured brands include Oakley, Persol and Garrett Leight California Optical, among others. While there’s still a wide selection left, peruse some of our favorites under $250 for inspiration. — John Zientek


Save on Premium Athletic Gear
Save up to 50%: There’s an uncomfortable paradox that comes with premium athletic gear. It’s in the nature of those who strive for ever-increasing performance to want the best equipment available, but at the same time, it can be gut-wrenching to pony up $300 for a bike helmet you might smash, or $80 for a t-shirt you’ll soak in sweat over and over again on long runs.

High-end gear is high-end for a reason though, and it’s often the case that you forget about that extra money as you cruise through a favorite loop in total comfort. That euphoria only increases when you know that you got that gear at a substantial discount from, for instance, an online sale.

Right now Mr. Porter, an online retailer that specializes in upscale menswear, is selling gear for running, cycling, hiking, sailing, tennis, golf and more at up to 50 percent off. The sale is vast — highlights include POC’s newest cycling helmet and Nike running shoes. There’s much more than that though and sizes are becoming more limited, but it’s worth a thorough sift-through (especially if you need one or two pieces to round out your kit). — Tanner Bowden


Soludos Espadrilles
Save up to 55%: Need a lighter footwear option for the warmer months? Now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save on beach-friendly espadrilles from Soludos. Pick from solid color leather uppers or striped canvas uppers — prices start at just $25. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Globetrotter
The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Globetrotter

International chargers, true wireless earbuds, a beautiful pilot watch and more.

Does the Size of Your Watch Really Matter?
Does the Size of Your Watch Really Matter?

The industry is trending toward watches that wear on the larger side, but a growing interest in vintage pieces may suggest new love for small watches.

The Best Commuter Bags and Backpacks You Can Buy Now
The Best Commuter Bags and Backpacks You Can Buy Now

Even though your commute may only last for a small fraction of the day, its ease and success or total failure can define everything that happens afterward. Commuting, on a bike, in a car or...

The Best Travel Towel to Buy Right Now for Summer Camping
The Best Travel Towel to Buy Right Now for Summer Camping

If you're an ultralight thru-hiker, or backpacking across Europe, an ultra-light, quick-drying travel towel in an often overlooked necessity.

Can a $20 Home Security Camera Stand Up To Its $300 Rivals?
Can a $20 Home Security Camera Stand Up To Its $300 Rivals?

Same picture quality. Same smart features. Way different price. What gives?

The Used Motorcycles We’d Buy Right Now For $2,500
The Used Motorcycles We’d Buy Right Now For $2,500

Yes, there are some rust bucket motorcycles out there for $2,500, but there are also a few gems. And we believe we found them.

The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Stay-at-Home Dad
The 12 Best Father’s Day Gifts for the Stay-at-Home Dad

High-end house shoes, a premium Bluetooth speaker, a hands-free homebrewer and more.

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