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August 1, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

Harley-Davidson Announces It Will Build an Adventure Bike
Harley-Davidson Announces It Will Build an Adventure Bike

But is it too little too late to pull the brand from its slump?

A Hiking Company Just Made Awesome City Backpacks
A Hiking Company Just Made Awesome City Backpacks

Osprey is well-loved by long-distance trekkers, but its new Arcane backpacks are built to please city dwellers.

Did Yeti Just Make the Toughest Dog Bowl Ever?
Did Yeti Just Make the Toughest Dog Bowl Ever?

Yeti has proven that its willing to over-engineer more than just coolers. Its new product collection includes a dog bowl and a picnic blanket.

This Is a Stylish, Leather Carrying Case for Your AirPods
This Is a Stylish, Leather Carrying Case for Your AirPods

It has a carabiner-style clip, so you can snap it onto any keychain, bag or backpack.

AllBirds Just Dropped a Truly Sustainable Flip Flop
AllBirds Just Dropped a Truly Sustainable Flip Flop

The new Sugar Zeffer sandals are made primarily from sugar cane, making them better for the environment.

My Absolute Favorite Rugged Pants (That Aren’t Jeans) Are Back in Stock With New Colors
My Absolute Favorite Rugged Pants (That Aren’t Jeans) Are Back in Stock With New Colors

I tend to bring them up as often as, say, a watch enthusiast might recall his inherited Rolex, or a proud father might discuss his favorite child.

J. Crew and New Balance’s Latest Sneaker Is Based on an Archival Design
J. Crew and New Balance’s Latest Sneaker Is Based on an Archival Design

Oh, and it just so happens that J. Crew is having a sweet sale right now.

This iPad Pro-Rival Aims to Replace Your Laptop
This iPad Pro-Rival Aims to Replace Your Laptop

The stylus is included in the box. Take that, Apple.

Ikea’s New Furniture Collection Includes Hits Dating Back to the ’50 and ’60s
Ikea’s New Furniture Collection Includes Hits Dating Back to the ’50 and ’60s

Ikea decided to celebrate 75 years of making furniture with the release of vintage designs and products from its past.

Strava Launches New Tiered Subscription Service With More Options Than Ever for Athletes
Strava Launches New Tiered Subscription Service With More Options Than Ever for Athletes

The fan-favorite app launches three new programs for fitness fanatics.

Baboon Launches Go Bags for the Everyday Adventurer
Baboon Launches Go Bags for the Everyday Adventurer

Adventure is calling — but first, you need a heavy-duty bag that's not too serious.



Fresh Deals


Coach’s Big Sale
Take 50% off great fall outerwear Most guys haven’t even started thinking about buying a jacket for fall yet. But maybe that’s because most guys don’t yet know about Coach’s awesome 50% off sale, which is discounting everything from leather jackets to sharp M65s.— Justin Fenner


Boot Up for Fall
Take 50% off Sorel’s sharp boots Sorel’s sharp boots are half off their original prices, thanks to a great sale from Nordstrom Rack. We love the look of its waterproof leather boots, which are a durable option for rainy fall days. And — in a pinch, with the right pair of socks — they can carry you well into winter, too.— Justin Fenner


Mophie Wireless Charging Base
Save $20: You just bought an iPhone X — or iPhone 8/8 Plus — and you’re looking for jump on the new wave of wireless charging. Using your iPhone’s Lightning port is so dated, after all. One of the best wireless chargers is Mophie’s Wireless Charging Base. It supports 7.5-watt fast-charging speeds and comes with wall adapter in the box (not all do). Apple even trusts the wireless charger enough to sell it, but on Apple.com they’re going for $50 a pop. If you’re looking for a better deal, you can find the same one on Amazon for just under $40.


All the Outdoor Gear You Could Ever Want Is on Sale Now
Save up to 50%: Summer is coming to its slow close, but thanks to Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale there isn’t a better time to get outside with new gear. — Tanner Bowden


Dyson Animal Ball Vacuum
Save $75:With its latest cordless vacuum, Dyson declared itself done with vacuums of the corded variety. Other than the obvious fact that the brand sees cordless vacuums as the way into the future, it also means cheaper corded vacuums. Cheaper corded vacuums like this four-year-old Animal Ball vacuum, that’s at its lowest price ever.

The Ball vacuum is corded, it’s heavier than the wireless vacuums (just over 15 pounds) and it’s more difficult to store in most situations as well. But, functionally, it’s on-par with any wireless vacuum they’ve made. It’s got a wider head, won’t need charging (the V10 requires multiple hours to fully charge) and sports enough suction to pull hair, grime, dirt and coins from virtually any surface. This model is a manufacturer refurbished piece, meaning it was sent back to Dyson and they ran performance tests to ensure it still performs up to standard. Today this beast of a vacuum is $200, $75 off its usual price. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Summer Cycling Kits for Men
The Best Summer Cycling Kits for Men

There's a reason why cyclists kit up in stretchy skin tight fabrics, and it's not just to look good. Here's the best new apparel for warm weather riding.

Spoked vs Alloy: Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Your Motorcycle Wheels
Spoked vs Alloy: Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of Your Motorcycle Wheels

Both spoke and alloy wheel solutions have their advantages and drawbacks. Which one is better depends on what and where you're riding.

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Review: Aston Gets Wild and Crazy With a 715-Horsepower Brute
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Review: Aston Gets Wild and Crazy With a 715-Horsepower Brute

The 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera is Aston Martin's direct replacement for the outgoing Vanquish S, its previous high-performance grand touring car.

The 7 Watches Our Staffers Are Obsessing Over Now
The 7 Watches Our Staffers Are Obsessing Over Now

Right now we're flipping our lids over a Unimatic, a Tudor, a quartz Rolex, a gold Speedmaster and more.

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