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Today in Gear: Citizen’s Updated Skyhawk Watch, Vintage-Inspired Motorcycle Helmets from AVG, Rolling Luggage from Filson and More


June 13, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

This High-Tech Pilot’s Watch Is as Comfortable as It Is Rugged
Even if you aren’t a pilot, Citizen’s flight-ready Promaster Skyhawk is ideal for the avid traveler. It combines a rugged case, feature-packed movement, and atomic timekeeping to create a package that’s durable, functional and mind-blowingly accurate. The watchmaker’s latest release is an improvement on a winning formula with the addition of Citizen’s proprietary, scratch-resistant Super Titanium for both the case and the fold-over bracelet.

The New Skyhawk A-T comes in at a bold and striking 47mm in diameter, but it wears comfortably thanks to the lightweight and hypoallergenic titanium design. The solar-charged quartz movement inside — which will never need a battery change — accommodates an incredible array of features in addition to the time display: a full perpetual calendar, dual-time display, a countdown timer and an alarm to name just a few. The analog-digital dial is then flanked by a slide-rule bezel, perfect for making calculations if you’re a pilot (or simply starting conversation if you aren’t).

Because it’s a limited-edition piece, only 5,000 of these watches will be made. Given that, plus the titanium construction and the breadth of functionality the Skyhawk has, the current price tag of just over $700 makes it quite the deal.


This New Line of Vintage Helmets From AGV Is Absolutely Stunning
This New Line of Vintage Helmets From AGV Is Absolutely Stunning

AGV just launched its own new line of vintage helmets, the Legends Collection and it's beautiful.

Garmin’s Affordable Smartwatch Lets You Run With Music
Garmin’s Affordable Smartwatch Lets You Run With Music

It's less expensive than the Apple Watch Series 3 and Garmin's own Forerunner 645 Music.

Filson Made a Rolling Suitcase Version of Its Legendary Twill Briefcase
Filson Made a Rolling Suitcase Version of Its Legendary Twill Briefcase

Filson's four-wheeled luggage is worth the investment.

We Want Everything from Target’s New Home Collection
We Want Everything from Target’s New Home Collection

Target's just-released home collection is many things -- minimal, useful and good-looking chief among them -- but what's most important is what it is not: expensive.

There Are Over 1.7 Miles of Thread in a Single Bentley Continental GT’s Interior – Read our Review Now
There Are Over 1.7 Miles of Thread in a Single Bentley Continental GT’s Interior – Read our Review Now

There are 300,000 stitches in each new Bentley Continental GT's sumptuous interior. The rest of the car is pretty stellar too.

This Is One of the Most Affordable Mechanical Chronographs You Can Buy
This Is One of the Most Affordable Mechanical Chronographs You Can Buy

But if you want one you'll have to hurry.

Looking For a Capable, Lightweight Adventure Motorcycle? This Is It
Looking For a Capable, Lightweight Adventure Motorcycle? This Is It

The Alta Motors EXR adopts the silhouette of the modern enduro and employs the latest, lightweight, performance-packed quick-charging electric motor technology.

Fresh Deals


Caputo & Co. O-Ring Belt
Save 39%: The most versatile casual leather belts are unadorned and durable. Their strength is in their simplicity, and they pair well most things in your closet. Caputo and Co. offers a good version cut from supple brown leather. Made in the USA, this belt features a brass O-ring adjustment and is available in sizes 30, 32, 34 and 36. And now at Need Supply, it’s on sale for $64 — that’s 39 percent off. — John Zientek


5 Things We’d Buy from This Awesome Camping Sale
Save 20%: Backcountry is running a timely sale on new camping gear, just in time for summer. Here are the five things that we’d buy. — Tanner Bowden


Zappos Sneaker Sale
Save up to $50: We test a lot of sneakers here at HQ (perks of the gig), so it’s logical that nothing makes us happier than when we can share those sneakers with you, especially when they’re all on sale. Many of the top-performing shoes found in our Best New Running Shoes of 2018 are on sale now at Zappos, and if not the exact model, likely the previous version of each sneaker is. I pulled out a few of my recent favorite running picks; all marked down. — Meg Lappe


Toms Shoes
Save up to 49%: It’s no secret Toms makes comfortable laid-back shoes that are perfect for the warmer months. As opposed to previous years when the brand just iterated on one style, Toms now offers a varied range of casual kicks for summer. Its classic slip-on style is available in various colors and patterns. The lineup also includes lightweight shoes and espadrilles in numerous colorways. For those wanting something more traditional, Toms even has a leather huarache sandal. If you’re interesting in getting a pair for yourself, Nordstrom Rack is currently offering up to 49 percent off an array of Toms shoes, and prices start at just $30. — John Zientek


Barebones Hatchet
Save 24%: The hatchet is the neglected sibling of the survival knife. Once considered essential, it often gets left behind in our current lightweight-or-nothing world. But it shouldn’t be — a solid hatchet can be indispensable. Break trail with it, chop firewood and kindling with it, hammer tent stakes with it. Hell, pack one for the pure enjoyment of sinking it into the side of a tree from 20 yards (and then bet your buddy he can’t repeat the effort).

The point is, hatchets aren’t just for firefighters and professional outdoorsmen, and even the casual user deserves one made with quality in mind. Barebones’ hatchet is made in a full-tang construction with a high-carbon steel head and a hickory handle, so it’ll take on any task effortlessly. It also comes with a waxed canvas and leather sheath that protects from accidental piercing and the whole thing weighs a scant 3.75 pounds — so why wouldn’t you pack it with you when you step into the wild?

Right now, this bad boy is 24 percent off at Huckberry. If you’ve been on the fence about adding a hatchet to your kit, now’s a good time to hop off. — Tanner Bowden

Today on Gear Patrol

These Energy Drinks Are Cleaner and More Powerful Than Gatorade
These Energy Drinks Are Cleaner and More Powerful Than Gatorade

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G-Shock DW-5600E Review: Just How Tough Is a $40 Plastic Watch?
G-Shock DW-5600E Review: Just How Tough Is a $40 Plastic Watch?

I threw it, dropped it, hit it with a hammer and ran over it with my car to find its breaking point.

The Ultimate Footwear Built for Adventure (No Matter Where You End Up)
The Ultimate Footwear Built for Adventure (No Matter Where You End Up)

As Keen's ultimate outdoor sandal turns 15, we're celebrating with a round-up of our favorite outdoor treks and the shoes we’d take along for the ride.

Jaguar XF S Sportbrake Review: This Sexy, Supercharged Wagon Makes Practicality Fun
Jaguar XF S Sportbrake Review: This Sexy, Supercharged Wagon Makes Practicality Fun

If you want fun and practicality, don't buy a crossover or SUV. Buy a wagon. Specifically this one.

Everything You Need to Take On an Adult Summer Camp
Everything You Need to Take On an Adult Summer Camp

Get outdoor, and ready for summer camp with these tips from The Pursuit founders.

The Best Thing About This Hoodie Is the Hood
The Best Thing About This Hoodie Is the Hood

A staple since 2004.

The Best Headphone Amplifiers Under $200
The Best Headphone Amplifiers Under $200

How many hours do you listen to Spotify at work per day? It's time to treat your ears.

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