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July 3, 2018 Briefings By

We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Is McIntosh’s Most Powerful Stereo Amplifier
This Is McIntosh’s Most Powerful Stereo Amplifier

It's another beautiful stereo component to put on your wishlist.

Omega’s New Chronograph Has a Movement That’s 105 Years Old
Omega’s New Chronograph Has a Movement That’s 105 Years Old

As in, it was actually made 105 years ago.

This Is the Ferrari of Bikes, and You Can’t Have It
This Is the Ferrari of Bikes, and You Can’t Have It

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.

Home Theater Upgrade: Samsung’s Beautiful, Designed-Focused 4K TVs Just Got Better
Home Theater Upgrade: Samsung’s Beautiful, Designed-Focused 4K TVs Just Got Better

Better HDR. Better Voice Controls. Same bespoke design.

Fender Just Added 3 Essential Pedals to Its Effects Lineup
Fender Just Added 3 Essential Pedals to Its Effects Lineup

A boost, a fuzz and a distortion.

This Rugged Portable SSD Is Perfect for Adventure Photographers
This Rugged Portable SSD Is Perfect for Adventure Photographers

For anybody storing hi-res photos and videos, this little SSD is capable of up to 550MB/s transfer speeds.

For a Stronger Pocket Knife, Look to This Tiny Cleaver
For a Stronger Pocket Knife, Look to This Tiny Cleaver

Gerber's new Flatiron pocket knife scales down one of the biggest blades, the cleaver, into something small enough to carry every day.

These New Boardshorts Bring Heritage Design to 2018
These New Boardshorts Bring Heritage Design to 2018

Made from heavy Japanese nylon.

Big Adventure Motorcycles Will Soon Die Off, And For Good Reason
Big Adventure Motorcycles Will Soon Die Off, And For Good Reason

It's safe to assume KTM has a hit on its hands with the 790 Adventure R, but it might be a sign bigger ADV bikes are on the way out.


Fresh Deals


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


Today on Gear Patrol

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo Review: Who Exactly Buys an Aggressive, High-Performance Wagon?
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo Review: Who Exactly Buys an Aggressive, High-Performance Wagon?

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Your Guide to the Best Deals
Amazon Prime Day 2018: Your Guide to the Best Deals

Akin to Black Friday, Prime Day offers an opportunity to save copious amounts of money on products you've been coveting all year -- there is a massive number of deals to be had.

6 Fourth-of-July Sales You Don’t Want to Miss
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Including Taylor Stitch, Saturdays, American Trench and more.

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date: If You Only Want to Have One Nice Watch, This Could Be It
Oris Big Crown Pointer Date: If You Only Want to Have One Nice Watch, This Could Be It

It's modern, yet classic. Fancy, yet casual. Premium, but accessibly priced.

The 8 Best Belts for Casual Summer Style
The 8 Best Belts for Casual Summer Style

Prices ranging from $8 to $595.

I Found the Perfect Work Bag, and Then It Was Stolen
I Found the Perfect Work Bag, and Then It Was Stolen

I've been a fan of backpacks since before I can remember; they're my go-to bag for every type of activity. Recently I discovered a new bag though, which has highlighted the backpack's faults and shaken...

The 6 Best Grills to Buy if You Live in a Small Apartment or House
The 6 Best Grills to Buy if You Live in a Small Apartment or House

A small space shouldn't limit your capacity to grill. In this guide to small space grilling, we cover what you need to know before buying, and the six best compact grills to buy.

Best Made in America Outdoor Brands
Best Made in America Outdoor Brands

Some of the best outdoor gear is designed and hand-made right here in the USA. To save you time, we pulled together a list of the best ones.

The 5 Best Camera Accessories for iPhone X
The 5 Best Camera Accessories for iPhone X

Whether you're a vlogger, action junkie or just a world traveler, these are our favorite iPhone X accessories of 2018 (so far).

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