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July 13, 2018 Briefings By


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Not many sofa makers claim to do direct-to-consumer in an affordable and relevant way, but Burrow is leading the charge in that category. These sleek, modular sofas ship fast and free, and that’s just the beginning. Burrow’s made in the U.S. couches are easy to put together — give or take 10 minutes with zero tools — and they come with features like a built-in USB charger. Not to mention, with completely stain-resistant fabrics, you can look forward to never having to turn over a couch cushion again. A Burrow sofa is the game-changer your Netflix binges are currently lacking.

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New & Noteworthy Releases

3 New Whiskeys to Look for This Summer
3 New Whiskeys to Look for This Summer

Three new bottles from three of the best brands out there.

These Are the Quintessential Adventure Sunglasses
These Are the Quintessential Adventure Sunglasses

Handmade in Japan.


Fresh Deals

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Brooks Brothers Wardrobe Staples
Save up to 50%: Founded in 1818, Brooks Brothers established a reputation as a premier men’s clothing retailer and two centuries later, that reputation still stands. While the brand’s range of products has expanded considerably since its start, it hasn’t strayed from a healthy mix of classic wardrobe staples. If you’re looking to invest in a few new pieces, check out the Summer Clearance where you can save up to 50 percent on sweaters, blazers, chinos and more. Prices are surprisingly affordable and there are still many sizes available — check out a few of our favorites below.
— John Zientek

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Forcefield
Save 35%: As far as technology is concerned, motorcycles are notoriously years behind the automotive industry. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and even digital displays were on cars long before the two-wheeled world enjoyed them. But it’s always nice to see motorcycles catch up and the Jarvish X-AR is poised to be that next step. An integrated Heads-Up Display, Alexa compatibility and built-in front and rear 360-degree cameras bring the Jarvish on par with any modern dashboard. And if you sign up now for a pre-order, you’ll get 35 percent off the full $1,320. — Bryan Campbell

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Huckberry Summer Shirts Sale
Save 50%: If your summer weekends are peppered with backyard barbecues, road trips up north and lazy days by the nearest body of water, you’re going to need a proper wardrobe. Short-sleeve button-downs are making a name for themselves as a stylish alternative to your go-to weekend tee. The color and design options range from stripes to dots to palm prints, and everything in between. Thanks to Huckberry’s summer sale, you can pick up enough of these to last you all summer long. A variety of styles are on sale now for up to 50 percent off. Get ready to be the most stylish guy at the soiree. — Meg Lappe


Todd Snyder X PF Flyers Rambler Lo
Save up to $60: The PF Flyers Rambler is a classic sneaker and an American footwear icon if there ever were one. But Todd Snyder saw fit to update the retro lo-top version with a soft suede upper and a lambskin ling giving the traditional athletic look some high-end styling while retaining PF Flyer’s plush footbed. The shoe retails for $150, but right now you can grab a pair either in grey or beige for $109 and $89, respectively. — Andrew Connor

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H by Hudson Footwear
Save up to 68%: If your current footwear rotation is in need of a refresh, Nordstrom Rack has a great sale on shoes for every season. You can save up to 68 percent on styles from H by Hudson including Chelsea boots, espadrilles, derbies and more. Prices start at just $30, so if you see something you like, don’t wait — it won’t be around long. — John Zientek

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A Bunch of Awesome Pocket Knives Are Very Cheap Right Now
Save up to 40%: Whether you’re looking to add to your collection of everyday folders or in need of a fixed blade to take on heavy-duty tasks, Cabela’s current sale on pocket knives likely has the blade for you. — Tanner Bowden

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Dyson Upright Multifloor Vacuum
Save 50%: Dyson’s classic upright vacuum is $150 right now on Amazon. That is the cheapest we’ve seen it.

According to Dyson, upright, corded vacuums are things of the past — as was the brand’s declaration upon releasing the V10 earlier this year. For everyone else, Dyson’s older upright vacuums are still most likely the best vacuum we’ll ever own. These models are refurbished by the manufacturer, who cleans them up, replaces any defective parts and pressure tests them more than you ever will before re-selling. To me, they’re the best way to buy a Dyson at a high value. Plus, there’s a six-month warranty if you feel yours isn’t working as it should.

The Upright Multifloor models have bigger heads, larger debris canisters and pack plenty of consistent suction. If you have a larger living space, this one will probably do you better than a cordless — the cordless vacuums we’ve tried (including the brand new V10) are depleted of battery depressingly fast. The Uprights are stocked with HEPA filters and Dyson’s classic swiveling ball tech.

The refurbished Dyson Upright Multifloor, which usually sells for $300 or more, is $150 right now. — Will Price

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Askov Finlayson Vermilion Pant
Save $78: What makes a quality pair of travel pants? It’s tough to say, and likely that the answer will vary widely even amongst tight-knit groups of wanderers. Here’s a hypothesis though: how about pants that are comfortable in transit, look right at dinner and are sturdy enough to stand up to a spur-of-the-moment hike to the local lookout point? Maybe it’s too much to ask. There are indeed pants that can do one or two of these things but sacrifice on the third. Not Askov Finlayson’s Vermilion Pant though

The Vermilion Pant is made of 10.4-ounce unwashed cotton canvas, which is a material often used to create workwear. Additionally, the knees and seat are reinforced. Combined, these features impart the durability we like when packing light for a trip that might involve unexpected outings (which are the best kinds of trips anyway). Don’t let that tough construction fool you though; these pants don’t look more like a pair of J.Crew Chinos than Carhartt Dungarees. Oh, and yes, they’re comfortable too. Snag a pair now for $78 off their full price of $178 (that’s 44 percent) at Huckberry’s Summer Sale. — Tanner Bowden


Today on Gear Patrol

The World’s Best-Selling Tableware Collection Is Even Better Today
The World’s Best-Selling Tableware Collection Is Even Better Today

Between 1939 and 1959, 250 million pieces of Russel Wright’s American Modern dinnerware collection were sold. And yet most people haven’t heard of it.

The 10 Best Beach Chairs You Can Buy in 2018
The 10 Best Beach Chairs You Can Buy in 2018

The best of beach chairs in 2018 is all about portability, durability and affordability.

The 32 Best Car Features Ever: Exposed Gear Levers, $160K Clocks and More
The 32 Best Car Features Ever: Exposed Gear Levers, $160K Clocks and More

Some of the best automotive details come from form following function or vice versa, from exercises in excess and/or minimalism. Some serve no purpose whatsoever, but the car wouldn’t be the same without.

My Favorite Soap Has a Super-Weird Backstory
My Favorite Soap Has a Super-Weird Backstory

After a lengthy search, I discovered the perfect soap. Beyond using it in the shower, I keep it in my kitchen and always take it camping. Then I discovered the wild history that brought it...

3 Overlooked Pieces of Gear That’ll Make Your Run More Enjoyable
3 Overlooked Pieces of Gear That’ll Make Your Run More Enjoyable

Whether you're running a mile or fifteen, these overlooked gear accessories can make or break your stride.

Review: Should You Buy a BlackBerry in 2018?
Review: Should You Buy a BlackBerry in 2018?

Would you buy a Blackberry in 2018? The Key2 does a good job of trying to convince us that a smartphone with a physical keyboard is a still a good idea.

Found: Three Bold Chronographs You Can Get For Under $2,000
Found: Three Bold Chronographs You Can Get For Under $2,000

Three vintage timepieces from Wakmann, Seiko and Croton.

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