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Today in Gear: August 3, 2018


August 3, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

The New Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Copies a 120-Year-Old Recipe. But You Can Only Find It at Airports.
The New Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Copies a 120-Year-Old Recipe. But You Can Only Find It at Airports.

The latest bottle of Lynchburg's finest is readily available in one very frustrating place.

Patagonia’s Best New Products Aren’t for Climbing Mountains
Patagonia’s Best New Products Aren’t for Climbing Mountains

This fall Patagonia is expanding its workwear collection with new denim products that are more rugged than your Wranglers.

This Beast of a Portable Power Bank Has Everything a World Traveler Needs
This Beast of a Portable Power Bank Has Everything a World Traveler Needs

It comes with all the necessary charging cables, too, which is very rare.

This Versatile J. Crew Blazer Looks Sharp and Won’t Break the Bank
This Versatile J. Crew Blazer Looks Sharp and Won’t Break the Bank

Need a casual blazer that you can wear to the office or out to dinner that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Look no further.

Your New Favorite Tee Is Sewn in LA
Your New Favorite Tee Is Sewn in LA

Three styles and 15 colors.


Fresh Deals


Eddie Bauer EverTherm Down Jacket
Save $120: Last year, Eddie Bauer released its EverTherm Down Jacket and changed our perception of what down can look like. Rather than a horde of tiny feathers stuffed into horizontal baffles, EverTherm’s insulation is arranged in fabric-like sheets called Thindown. The construction prevents the need for that quilted look but also eliminates cold spots created by stitching, producing more warmth for less weight.

The EverTherm’s innovation was undeniable on paper, and when we put the jacket to the test last fall and winter, we found that it wasn’t all marketing jargon. The coat is impressive, and it’s certainly worthy of use in the mountains and around town too (the lack of baffles makes it look less technical than most down jackets, which could be a boon to city-dwellers). For these reasons, we named it one of the best of the year included it in our guide to the Best Down Jackets.

The EverTherm is only in its second season, but with Eddie Bauer’s current weekend sale you can snag it for 40 percent — that’s $120 — less than full price. If you need a down jacket for the inevitable cold of late fall and winter, the EverTherm is a great option to consider. And if you like the baffled look, check out Eddie Bauer’s MicroTherm jacket ($149 with the discount).

To activate the discount, enter the code STINE at checkout. — Tanner Bowden


Bose QC35 (Series I) Wireless ANC Headphones
Save $50: The Bose QC35 IIs are the company’s flagship wireless ANC headphones. They’re comfortable. They sound superb. And they offer arguably the best noise-canceling of any ANC headphones on the market. They’re also almost virtually identical to the company’s previous wireless ANC headphones, the Bose QC35 (Series I). The only real difference is the older QC35 headphones lack the QC 35’s “action” button, which is located on its left ear cup and used to initiate Google Assistant. If you can survive without this, and I’m guessing most people can, you can save $50 on the Bose QC35 (Series I). It’s discounted on both Amazon’s and Best Buy’s websites, but only in the silver model. — Tucker Bowe

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High-End Lighting
Save Up to 70%>YLighting is a website you’d typically go to for drool-worthy lighting fixtures, lamps and pendants. The webstore stocks lighting from legendary lightmakers like Anglepoise, George Nelson, FLOS and Tom Dixon, and as such places its wares at mostly unattainable price points. Its warehouse sale, going on right now, may be the cheapest you’ll ever see these brands.

The sale sees 1,200 high-end lights marked down up to 60 percent, all with additional 10 percent off thanks to code 10MORE (and free shipping). The catch? The products are all open box returns and the sales are final. The items are new quality but were sent back to the company. The sale is going on through the weekend and stocks are very limited. — Will Price


Brooks Brothers Sale
Save an Additional 25%: The dog days of summer are one of the best times to shop clothing sales as many brands use the time to offload extra inventory. If you’re looking to upgrade your professional wardrobe for less, Brooks Brothers has a sale worth shopping. Currently, you can save an additional 25 percent on sale items including suits, trousers, belts, shoes and more. The reputable brand has been offering tasteful clothing for two centuries, so you can trust that you’ll get a quality, timeless product. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

Audi RS4 Avant Review: Possibly the Best All-Around Car in the World
Audi RS4 Avant Review: Possibly the Best All-Around Car in the World

Known as “Avant” in Audi speak, these wagons are fast, functional, and accelerate insanely quick -- but we’ve never had an Audi RS4 Avant here, not even in the fever dream of the 90s.

Three Vintage Watches That Look Fantastic on Stainless Steel Bracelets
Three Vintage Watches That Look Fantastic on Stainless Steel Bracelets

Three Vintage Watches from Tissot, Rolex and Doxa.

8 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Old Ride
8 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Old Ride

Save yourself the cash and separation anxiety. Refresh your old ride with a few affordable -- and relatively easy -- upgrades.

What It Really Means if Your Watch Is Water-Resistant
What It Really Means if Your Watch Is Water-Resistant

Can you really take your 30-meter watch 30 meters below the ocean surface?

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down
5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change.

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