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New & Noteworthy Releases
It's another beautiful stereo component to put on your wishlist.
As in, it was actually made 105 years ago.
Specialized revealed its newest aero bike: the S-Works Venge Disc. Designed with the help of a supercomputer program, it's among the fastest the company has ever made.
Better HDR. Better Voice Controls. Same bespoke design.
For anybody storing hi-res photos and videos, this little SSD is capable of up to 550MB/s transfer speeds.
Gerber's new Flatiron pocket knife scales down one of the biggest blades, the cleaver, into something small enough to carry every day.
Coyuchi Bedding & Linens
Save Up to 40%: Coyuchi makes very good sheets. More than that, they’re one of a few companies in the bedding and linens business who isn’t actively trying to trick you into spending more on pure bullshit.
To put a long, confusing story way too short: great sheets, towels and anything else that’s made comes from great materials. Coyuchi’s cotton comes from is organic and long to extra-long staple. The staple of the cotton is the length of the fiber pulled from a cotton boll — a longer fiber means fewer fibers needed to make a product, which means fewer areas for pilling and wear to arise. Coyuchi uses this cotton in all of their cotton products; specifically, they use Supima cotton, a specific, certified cotton that’s of the highest quality and durability. Its linen is that of a flax grown in France and woven and extracted in Portugal, and is hardwearing and absolutely mint for hot sleepers.
These materials are typically quite expensive, resulting in more expensive bedding and towels, but right now it’s a bit less so. Coyuchi is having a bit of an unprecedented Summer clearance on its wares — up to 40 percent cotton percale and sateen bedding and towels, as well as linen and jersey products. These are products that we don’t see go on this steep of a sale often — the costs of Supima and better construction usually don’t allow for it. Highlights include bath towels marked down from $48 to $28, steep discounts on cotton sateen sheets and an exceedingly cozy throw blanket that’s almost $100 off. — Will Price
All Velomacchi Gear
Save 20%: Right now, through July 14 you can save 20 percent on all Velomacchi gear at Revzilla. The entire Velomacchi line is inspired by the CEO and designer Kevin Murray’s time spent creating gear for US special ops and the Navy SEALS. It’s essentially military grade everyday-gear so it should have no problem stnading up to your commute. — Bryan Campbell
Frye Edwin Chelsea Boots
Save 58%: Right now, leather boots are probably not on your mind when it comes to summertime footwear purchases, but every once in a while a deal comes along too good to pass up. Today, that’d be this pair of Edwin Chelsea boots from Frye. Made from a durable tumbled leather upper, a sponge rubber bottom, they’ll provide plenty of grip and comfort for years to come. Right now you can pick up a pair from Nordstrom Rack for just $139, a 58 percent discount from MSRP. Get ’em now and save them for when cooler temperatures eventually set in. — Andrew Connor
Left: Outdoor Research Uberlayer Right: Outdoor Research Ascendant Jacket
One of the Year’s Best Synthetic Jackets Is on Sale Today
Save 25%: You might be asking why we’d even bother talking about an insulated jacket in the dead of summer. Aside from the benefits of keeping one in your kit year-round, summer is also the best time to score deals on some of the year’s finest outerwear. If you’ve been eyeing up one of Outdoor Research’s award-winning jackets with active insulation, now’s your chance as the Ascendant is currently 25 percent off at Backcountry. And if you’re looking for a jacket that’s slightly heavier and a bit less breathable, Outdoor Research’s Uberlayer is also on sale and is even cheaper ($173) than the Ascendant. — AJ Powell
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