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Today in Gear: The Return of a Cult Classic Pocket Knife, New Boots From Red Wing Heritage and Much More


July 20, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.
This Cult Classic Pocket Knife Is Back. And We’re Impressed.

Featuring a new hybrid of a drop point and spear point, it's an impressive blade.

Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot
Red Wing Heritage Just Dropped a Sharp Limited Edition Boot

Two different leathers combined in one sharp boot.

Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways
Muir Way’s New Print Series Showcases the Beauty of Each State’s Waterways

Maps show each river, lake and stream in high-contrast detail; the thickness of individual waterways is based on the Strahler Order Number.

The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug
The HomePod (and Siri) Can Now Control My Favorite Smart Plug

The Wemo Mini Smart Plug is the first device to gain HomeKit support via a software update.

These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim
These Jeans Are Like Khakis for Guys Who Only Wear Denim

Made from 11-ounce garment-dyed denim.

Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage
Zodiac’s Super Sea Wolf 68 Is A Celebration Of Dive Watch Heritage

This new watch from Zodiac brings a classic 1960s diver firmly into the 21st century.

These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World
These Coffee Cups Won One of the Most Prestigious Design Awards in the World

These coffee cups are made out of coffee.



Fresh Deals


Herschel Supply Co. Backpack Sale
Save 25%+: Herschel Supply Co. makes backpacks that hit all the right notes. Each bag comes with just the right amount of pockets, lined with an easy-to-see everything fabric and the metallic or leather zippers and buckles are beautiful accent sprinkles. Today, thanks to Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale, you can pick up a variety of backpacks on sale, starting at 25 percent off. Whether your style veers into minimalist or is slightly louder there’s a backpack here for you. We picked a few of our favorites to help get you started. — Meg Lappe


Uniqlo X Tomas Maier Supima T-Shirt
Save $5: If you want a quality t-shirt at a reasonable price, you won’t do much better than one of Uniqlo’s accessibly-priced Supima options. Supima, which makes up about one percent of the cotton grown worldwide, and is an extra-long staple cotton that’s both exceptionally durable and soft. Earlier this summer, Uniqlo partnered with Tomas Maier to improve the basic Uniqlo Supima t-shirt, adding (most importantly) a front pocket, as well as a v-insert below the collar and ribbing around the sleeves and neck. Now, Uniqlo has the shirt marked down $5 from its retail price, making it an even better deal than before. — Andrew Connor


Vault by Vans Twisted Leather Sneakers
Save 29%: Now at Need Supply, you can pick up a pair of uncommon Vans sneakers for a serious deal. The shoes are a part of the Vault by Vans premium sub-brand which reimagines classic Vans styles in limited-edition makeups. This collection features a unique upper that has twisted leather vents at lateral and medial sides. To balance the unorthodox upper, other details are classic Vans: each style includes the iconic side stripe and omnipresent waffle sole. Available in black and natural colorways, these sneakers are now 29 percent off and start at $85. If you like Vans, but want something a little unconventional, these are worth checking out. — John Zientek


JackRabbit Sneaker Sale
Save 50%: With sneaker deals this steep, we urge to run, don’t walk, to your nearest JackRabbit and stock up on kicks for the fall. With race season upon us, it’s necessary to start logging miles, which means you’re going to need a good rotation of shoes. While that’s typically not feasible for everyone, with deals this steep, you can grab two pairs of shoes for the price of one. Whether you’re running in the gym or lifting weight, these sneakers will look great and perform in all conditions. There are too many to choose from, so we pulled out a few of our favorites. — Meg Lappe


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Save on a wide range of products: The Seattle-based retailer just put some of its choicest merchandise on sale, including things that rarely get discounted, like luggage from Tumi, shirts from the iconic Swedish brand Eton and denim from Levi’s higher-end Made and Crafted brand. — Justin Fenner


Today on Gear Patrol

The Next Act for G-SHOCK’s Premium Line
The Next Act for G-SHOCK’s Premium Line

G-SHOCK's MTGB1000-1A unveiled at Baseworld earlier this year marks a next phase for the MT-G men's luxury line of watches from the watch stalwart.

These Are the 5 Best American Whiskeys, According to More Than 50 Experts
These Are the 5 Best American Whiskeys, According to More Than 50 Experts

Only five American whiskeys won gold at the International Spirits Challenge, and almost all of them can be found fairly easily.

Summer Road Trip? Here’s All the Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed
Summer Road Trip? Here’s All the Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

You don't need a tricked-out Sprinter van to live on the road, but you should consider a few additional items. In this guide, you'll find everything that you should take with you on your cross-country...

Why You Should Try Selling and Buying Your Watch on Instagram, According to an Expert
Why You Should Try Selling and Buying Your Watch on Instagram, According to an Expert

Paul Robertson, who runs a vintage Seiko business on Instagram, shares his insights.

If You’re Looking for the Ultimate Sleeper Porsche, This Is It
If You’re Looking for the Ultimate Sleeper Porsche, This Is It

With a flat-six and running gear from a 911, flared arches and a remastered interior, think of this used Porsche 914 as a baby Singer.

How to Use Your Sous-Vide Tool to Save Money and Time
How to Use Your Sous-Vide Tool to Save Money and Time

Using a sous-vide isn't just for steaks – this is how you use it to save serious money.

The 4 Best Hydration Packs of 2018
The 4 Best Hydration Packs of 2018

The key to peak performance is hydration.

You Can Get These Three Vintage Dive Watches Under $1,000
You Can Get These Three Vintage Dive Watches Under $1,000

Three watches from Wittnauer, Rado and Bulova.

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