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Today in Gear: RhinoBand’s Protective Apple Watch Band, Filson’s Affordable New Workwear Line and More
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The Apple Watch has convinced a larger set of people to wear watches. But similar to smartphones, it’s probably a good idea to have some sort of protective case.
The RhinoBand Stealth Apple Watch band is a low-profile answer that’s compatible with 42mm Series 1, 2 and 3 Apple Watches. A three-layer construction offers optimal shock absorption by way of a polyurethane blend that still allows full access to every Apple Watch feature. The snap-in installation ensures the watch stays secure, while a military-grade glass screen protects against scratches. Much more than a watch band, the RhinoBand Stealth eases Apple Watch delicacy concerns to help fortify your investment.
New & Noteworthy Releases
The discovery of this tiny, slightly-beguiling Japanese outdoor company is the result of one of my latest Instagram binges.
Perforated suede and a lightweight sole make this shoe perfect for the dog days of summer.
This exciting move from Filson demonstrates that the made-in-America premium brand hasn't forgotten about its hard-working roots.
The Aviator, Round and Caravan now feature beautifully-finished titanium frames.
Of the over 20 hiking boots that we reviewed this year we rated Vasque's Saga GTX at the top of the list. Now, it's getting a welcome update.
Logitech's first wireless charger ticks all the boxes.
Staub 7-Quart Cocotte
Save $150:Beyond the chef’s knife, and maybe a cast-iron skillet, a Dutch oven is the most important (read: versatile) tool in your kitchen. It’s great for soups, stews or even frying up a chicken. Right now, you can save $150 on an enameled, seven-quart version of Staub’s round cocotte, which we named the superior cooking vessel to Le Creuset’s famously striking Dutch oven. Read the full review here. — Jack Seemer
AGV Helmet Sale
Save 50%: Get a special edition Pista GP R Carbon Gran Premio Helme a 50% off, or snag the standard Pista GP R Carbon Gran Premio for the same price and save $600. The rest of the helmets on sale will save you around $200 each, like AGV’s AX-8 adventure line and the GT Veloce street-oriented models all closing in on 50% off. — Bryan Campbell
Nike Summer Sale
Save 20%: No news flash here, but it’s hot outside. Getting outdoors to run or train can be pretty brutal this time of year, but not as bad if you have the right gear. Right now you can stock up on a variety of Nike tops, shorts and sneakers to help ease the heat while upping your cool factor. We’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite items that we’re currently coveting or already wearing all over town to help you out — But there are lots options online. Enter code HOT20 at checkout for an extra 20 percent off. — Meg Lappe
TCL 32-Inch Roku Smart TV (2017)
Save $70 (35%): This little Roku TV won’t blow you away with specs. It’s 32-inches, which is tiny. And it lacks 4K resolution, only producing a 720p picture. However, if you’re looking to connect your old cable box or retro gaming console, this is a fine TV to consider. It has several HDMI ports, which is rare for a TV so small, and Wirecutter named it as the best LCD/LED TV for small rooms. — Tucker Bowe
Armor-Luxe Breton Shirt
Save Nearly 50%: Even if you don’t recognize it by name, you’re likely familiar with the Breton shirt – blue horizontal stripes against a white background that instantly calls to mind sailing and the sea. Celebrities such as Jeames Dean, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Audrey Hepburn all wore the Breton shirt, and the style is timeless and elegant.
Armor-Lux is a French brand that has been producing the Breton shirt in Quimper, France since 1938 and has even outfitted the French military (though numerous clones of the style have been made over the years, the Armor-Lux is the original). Right now you can pick up the t-shirt version in two different styles for $29 on Huckbery, a full $26 off the MSRP of $55. You know the drill – when a style staple goes on sale, stock up and your wallet will thank you later. — Oren Hartov
Save up to 69%: Hamilton Shirt Co. is an American institution. For over 135 years, the fourth-generation family-run business has crafted some of the best shirts money can buy. Based in Houston, Texas, the brand offers a range of custom and ready-to-wear shirts, as well as collaborations with musicians like Lyle Lovett and designers like Todd Snyder.
Currently at Todd Snyder, you can save up to 69 percent on a range of dress shirts from Hamilton Shirt Co. and Todd Snyder. Available in a range of fabrics, the shirts cost as little as $89 if you use the code HANGTEN at checkout. While you definitely shouldn’t skimp on quality dress shirts, this sale lets you get top-quality for bargain prices. — John Zientek
Bosch PS31-2A Power Drill
Save 39%: The Bosch PS31-2A is quite possibly the best drill you can get. It’s The Wirecutter’s top pick not just for providing exceptional power and battery life but for doing so in a relatively compact and lightweight package. It also does so at a fairly low price: just $129. But right now, Amazon is offering the PS31-2A (along with two batteries) at a 39 percent discount, meaning you can get it at just under $80 right now, its lowest price ever. If you don’t have a power drill (or desperately need an upgrade) now’s the time to pounce. — Andrew Connor
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