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June 26, 2018 Briefings By

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James Allen Engagement Rings
Shopping for an engagement ring can be difficult (and daunting). JamesAllen.com aims to make it easy by allowing you to design the perfect ring yourself. The website lets you scroll through over 150,000 certified conflict-free diamonds, plus hundreds of settings, to create something one-of-a-kind. Thanks to JamesAllen.com’s Diamond Display Technology, you can view all of their diamonds in 360° HD to get an up-close look at each stone before you buy. And after selecting the diamond, there are several other ways to customize the ring including the style of the setting, the metal and free engraving. Each ring comes with a lifetime warranty and if you buy online, you could save up to 50-percent rather than going to a traditional store.


New & Noteworthy Releases

Why Hibiki’s New Blend Is a Bad Omen for Japanese Whisky
Why Hibiki’s New Blend Is a Bad Omen for Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky may have gotten too hot.

The Most Versatile Home Security Camera You Can Buy?
The Most Versatile Home Security Camera You Can Buy?

It comes integrated with Alexa so you can ask it questions and stream music the same way you would with an Amazon Echo.

The Most Iconic Triumph of All Time Is Coming Out of Hiding
The Most Iconic Triumph of All Time Is Coming Out of Hiding

You have the rare chance to see one of the actual 1962 Triumph 650cc TR6Rs from The Great Escape.

This Beautiful Pocket Knife Is Invisibly Innovative
This Beautiful Pocket Knife Is Invisibly Innovative

Grovemade's new Titanium Minimalist Knife is inspired by traditional Japanese blades. At its core is a unique and innovative feature that will go unseen by the untrained eye, and that's by design.

This Super Pretty Headphone Amp Is Perfect for Audiophiles
This Super Pretty Headphone Amp Is Perfect for Audiophiles

The 3ES is compatible with high-end electrostatic headphones, by the likes of HiFiMan, Stax and MrSpeakers.

Toyota’s Alternative to Rolls-Royce Has the Best Seats In the Industry. Here’s Why
Toyota’s Alternative to Rolls-Royce Has the Best Seats In the Industry. Here’s Why

Unfortunately, you can't get in the US, but we've got a solution.

This Titanium Chronograph Celebrates 70 Years of an Iconic Carmaker
This Titanium Chronograph Celebrates 70 Years of an Iconic Carmaker

It'll be super limited, though, with just 70 pieces coming to the US.

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Is Hyper-Aggressive, Will Scare Supercars and Take Their Lunch Money
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Is Hyper-Aggressive, Will Scare Supercars and Take Their Lunch Money

The 5.5-liter unit conjures 715 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, which is capable of sending the DBS Superleggera maxes out at a somewhat nutty 211 mph. It'll hit 62 mph/100 kmh in 3.4 seconds.


Fresh Deals


Solo Stove Fire Pit
Save $100: Though there is a degree of majesty and satisfaction in a fire you build piece-by-piece, sometimes it’s best to let engineers figure the most efficient, safest and overall best way to do something. That is the gap Solo Stove’s portable fire pit fills.

It’s as tall as your forearm and as wide as your computer monitor and as heavy as a beagle, and it saves you time spent clearing a space for a fire, tending to a fire and cleaning up that space the following morning. It also isn’t gaudy, unlike many home fire pits out there, making it perfectly capable to throw down in your backyard. Holes in the base and top of the pit allow air to reach the fire and feed a hotter, more consistent blaze. The higher heat and superior ventilation also cuts down on smoke, so you’re less likely to have your neighbors call the cops on you.

The Solo Stove fire pit is on sale now at $250, $100 off its usual price. — Will Price


Clarks Desert Welt Boot
Save $76: Sold since the early 50s, the Clarks Desert Boot has graced the feet of style icons for more than half a century. It’s famously known for its soft suede upper and casual crepe sole, but those who find the look to be somewhat unsophisticated might like to learn the company makes a high-end version of the classic boot, one with a Goodyear-welted leather outsole and luxury suede upper.

Of course, the upgrade will demand a pretty penny — 38,000 of them, actually — but East Dane slashed more than $70 off the asking price. Can’t find your size? Clarks is also running a sale on clarksusa.com. — Jack Seemer


Zeal Draper Sunglasses
Save 65%:
Right now, you can get a pair of Draper Sunglasses for 65% off. And not only will you be saving $150 on a pair of seriously stylish shades — the Japanese cypress wood accents knock it out of the park — the E-llume polarized lenses are the world’s first to use plant-based materials instead of petroleum. It’s hard to beat environmentally friendly fashion that actually looks good. — Bryan Campbell


TRX Slam Balls
Save up to 40%: A functional home gym doesn’t have to require setting aside a spare bedroom and filling it with heavy and bulky, not to mention expensive, equipment. Actually, it can be small enough to pack into a suitcase or backpack and set up virtually anywhere. This was the hypothesis that lead Randy Hetrick, a Navy SEAL Squad Commander, to use a jiu-jitsu belt and parachute webbing to create a set-up-anywhere suspension trainer while on deployment. Twenty years later and Hetrick has refined that into a brand called TRX that creates products trusted by fitness buffs to professional athletes.

In addition to the all-in-one strap system, TRX makes a range of items designed to build out a minimal home gym and complement your weight-bearing routine. Among the expanded collection are Slam Balls — durable medicine balls covered in textured rubber for maximum grip. These fitness tools are a simple way to enhance a workout, and they’ll do it for much less than the cost of a gym membership. Right now, 10-, 15- and 20-pound Slam Balls are on sale at Huckberry for 37-40 percent off, which drops them down into the $20 range. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

This Is My Favorite Travel Sneaker (And It’s On Sale Today)
This Is My Favorite Travel Sneaker (And It’s On Sale Today)

The Apollo Moc is an excellent travel sneaker for many reasons. And for a limited time, it's also available at a fantastic price.

How We’d Spend a Day Cruising on the Pacific Coast Highway
How We’d Spend a Day Cruising on the Pacific Coast Highway

Given southern California’s penchant for round-the-clock sunshine, Malibu one of the most idyllic locations for a springtime motorcycle ride.

Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?
Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?

Bolt Threads is the biotech company behind Microsilk, a synthetic spider silk that's engineered from water, yeast and spider DNA.

The Cars We Love — Even Though Everyone Else Hates Them
The Cars We Love — Even Though Everyone Else Hates Them

When the whole world is hurling hate at the terrible car you love, stand your ground.

What Burton Athlete Kimmy Fasani Packs for Summer Snowboard Trips
What Burton Athlete Kimmy Fasani Packs for Summer Snowboard Trips

As a travel and snow-expert, Fasani shares her top gym bag picks to stay in shape, no matter where her job takes her.

8 White Sneakers to Wear All Summer Long
8 White Sneakers to Wear All Summer Long

Temperatures are rising, leisure levels are increasing. If there was ever a time for some great summer sneakers, it's now.

The 6 Most Stylish Cycling Socks of 2018
The 6 Most Stylish Cycling Socks of 2018

Whether you're a weekend warrior or a die hard road cyclist, these six socks are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

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