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August 6, 2018 Briefings By

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New & Noteworthy Releases

These Two New Knives Are Designed to Keep You Alive in the Wilderness
These Two New Knives Are Designed to Keep You Alive in the Wilderness

Gerber released two new fixed-blade knives that are designed to be light and strong, which is exactly what an outdoorsman needs.

This Thin Bronze Diver Is an Incredible Value for the Money
This Thin Bronze Diver Is an Incredible Value for the Money

It even features a chronometer-grade movement with a 5-day power reserve.

Pre-Order a Flannel for Fall and Save 23%
Pre-Order a Flannel for Fall and Save 23%

Made from 9-ounce brushed cotton twill flannel.

This New Travel Pack Has Us Booking Last Minute Trips
This New Travel Pack Has Us Booking Last Minute Trips

The Aer Travel Pack 2 has just the right amount of space, whether you're gone for a weekend or need a daily commuting bag.



Fresh Deals


Patagonia’s Best Products Are Rarely This Affordable
You know Patagonia as the longtime maker of some of the finest outdoor gear available. You know it as the champion of environmentalism, sustainability and fair business practices too, and as the provider of a lifetime repair-or-replace warranty program, which bridges both of these ideas in tangible practice.

You are likely also familiar with the prices of Patagonia’s clothing and equipment, as these superlative attributes don’t exist without that cost. Every once in a while though, the patient and tenacious are rewarded with a sale, such as the one currently happening at Mountain Steals. The gear discount site has an extensive collection of Patagonia gear marked down by up to 50 percent, and it’s not the typical dregs of limited sizes and unfavorable colors. The sale includes classics like Baggies shorts and Synchilla fleece, but also new and innovative pieces like the ultralight Micro Puff Jacket and the Stretch Rainshadow Pullover — check out these and our other top picks below. There’s something for every season, so stock up before it’s gone.


The Best 4K OLED TV Of 2018 Is Over $500 Off
LG’s 2018 C8 series of 4K OLED TVs are expensive. When they were released this past spring, a 65-inch model was going for $3,500. A few months later, however, that price has dropped over to around $2,997 — that’s over $500 off. Yes, it’s still expensive, but it’s not that bad considering that we’re talking about LG’s top-of-the-line 4K OLED TV. And LG makes the best 4K OLED TVs.

As far as breaking down the television itself — well, it’s fantastic. It boasts phenomenal picture quality and delivers perfect black levels. The design of the TV is beautiful. It supports both Dolby Vision and HDR 10. And it handles motion very well, too, making it ideal for watching sports or action movies. Basically, everything you’d want in a 4K TV, the LG C8 has it.



Get These Military-Proven Watches at a Discount Right Now
Marathon is a Canadian company that makes affordable, durable tool watches that have been worn by military servicemen and women, from the U.S. Army to the Canadian Coast Guard; in fact, they’re still making quartz field watches to the US Military’s specifications today. Huckberry has a couple of the watchmaker’s mil-spec watches (as well as both the automatic and quartz versions of its compact “Tritium Search and Rescue” dive watch) and right now, you can get all of them at a 10% discount.



Upgrade Your Shower Experience with These Towels — and Save 15% Today
Inspired by the Japanese onsens, these bath towels provide a simple solution to an age-old problem. You typically use a bath towel for an extended period, hang it to dry and hope it doesn’t stink by the time laundry day comes around. Thanks to a waffle design, Onsen bath towels dry quickly, yet feel and look luxurious. The brand exceeded it’s $25,000 goal on Kickstarter by raising $747,000, and successfully launched the towels to consumers just about a year ago. It makes sense that people are passionate about towels — we have to use them every day, and if they stink, it’s not a great look.

Onsen’s bath towels can’t be beaten — the super soft Supima cotton resists pilling and gets softer with every wash, so you don’t have to throw out your nice towels after a year. These large bath towels come in body, hand and face-sized versions and three colors: grey, white or blue. Pick from a bath bundle or sets of two large towels, all of which are on sale today at Huckberry. Stock up now, and you’ll likely never have to buy new ones again.


Amazon Has a Great Deal on the Upgraded Version of Weber’s Classic Kettle Grill
Weber kettles, iconic in their simplicity, have been fixtures to American backyards for the better part of a century. The Original Kettle Premium builds upon the classic with some added functionality. Modern features include a built-in thermometer, a heat shield on the lid handle, double hinged cooking grates (allowing users to quickly add more charcoal or wood during cooking) and a high-capacity ash-catching system for easy cleanup. Normally $149, the 22-inch Original Kettle Premium is on sale right now for just $127.


These Versatile Chelsea Boots Only Cost $70
For daily wear around town, the Chelsea boot is hard to beat. It has a slim, unadorned silhouette that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and its pull-on style lends itself to hours of comfortable wear. If you’re looking for an affordable pair for yourself, head over to Nordstrom Rack. Currently, you can save up to 67 percent on Chelsea boots from H by Hudson — that means the go-anywhere style costs just $70 for a limited time.


Sony’s Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones Are $50 Off
The Sony WH-1000XM2s are one of the best wireless noise-canceling headphones you can buy in 2018. In fact, they are the best. Released in fall 2017, we’ve seen the normally $349 headphones go for as low as $250, and while Walmart’s current deal isn’t that good, it does come with an extra perk. It’s currently selling the Sony WH-1000XM2s for $300, so $48 off, but Walmart is also throwing in a free rugged Bluetooth speaker, which Amazon sells for $50. Essentially, you’re saving a grand total of $100.


Today on Gear Patrol

The 25 Tools Every Home Needs
The 25 Tools Every Home Needs

Embrace your inner Tim Allen.

The Sport Sunglasses Our Staff Swear By
The Sport Sunglasses Our Staff Swear By

We all have that one pair of sunnies we don for vacation — the sporty ones that perform well, yet still look cool.

6 Essential Overlanding Mods for My 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
6 Essential Overlanding Mods for My 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser

Bone stock, the truck is supremely capable and effortless to drive. Still, the desire to build on the Cruiser’s OEM platform is strong.

The 10 Best Flasks You Can Buy Right Now
The 10 Best Flasks You Can Buy Right Now

From $15 to $250, there's a tiny bottle of joy for everyone.

Meet The Woman Making Instagram’s Favorite Watch Straps
Meet The Woman Making Instagram’s Favorite Watch Straps

What started as a hobby turned into a cult hit in the online watch community.

The Sailor’s Chronograph: The Rolex Yacht Master II In Action
The Sailor’s Chronograph: The Rolex Yacht Master II In Action

Find out how a Rolex Yach Master II is actually used to time a countdown in a regatta.

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