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Today in Gear: RhinoBand’s Protective Apple Watch Band, Filson’s Affordable New Workwear Line and More


August 7, 2018 Briefings By

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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

Like Outdoor Gear? You’ll Love This Tiny Japanese Brand.
Like Outdoor Gear? You’ll Love This Tiny Japanese Brand.

The discovery of this tiny, slightly-beguiling Japanese outdoor company is the result of one of my latest Instagram binges.

Meet a Modern, Italian-Made Answer to the Classic Running Sneaker
Meet a Modern, Italian-Made Answer to the Classic Running Sneaker

Perforated suede and a lightweight sole make this shoe perfect for the dog days of summer.

Filson Takes a Shot at Carhartt with an Affordable New Workwear Line
Filson Takes a Shot at Carhartt with an Affordable New Workwear Line

This exciting move from Filson demonstrates that the made-in-America premium brand hasn't forgotten about its hard-working roots.

Ray-Ban Introduces Japanese-Made Versions of Its Iconic Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Introduces Japanese-Made Versions of Its Iconic Sunglasses

The Aviator, Round and Caravan now feature beautifully-finished titanium frames.

One of the Best Hiking Boots of the Year Just Got an Update
One of the Best Hiking Boots of the Year Just Got an Update

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.

Did Logitech Make the Perfect Wireless Charger for iPhone?
Did Logitech Make the Perfect Wireless Charger for iPhone?

Logitech's first wireless charger ticks all the boxes.

These Stylish Sweats Deserve a Place in Your Closet
These Stylish Sweats Deserve a Place in Your Closet

Soft French terry made from hemp and organic cotton.


Fresh Deals


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


Hamilton Shirts
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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The 8 Best Shampoos You Can Buy in 2018
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Why Mountain Bikes are Leading Road Bike Innovation
Why Mountain Bikes are Leading Road Bike Innovation

It took 20 years, but road bikes are finally adopting mountain bike trends. Has road cycling lost its innovative way?

Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Review: Balanced to Favor Comfort and Luxury
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Mercedes’ propensity to make sure there’s a car to suit every need makes it hard for cars like the CLS to stand out.

Screw Charcoal Briquettes. Grill with These Fuels Instead.
Screw Charcoal Briquettes. Grill with These Fuels Instead.

These alternatives cook hotter, last longer and harbor way, way less chemicals.

The Best Home Security Cameras of 2018
The Best Home Security Cameras of 2018

The new generation of smart surveillance cameras are perfect for a modern family smart-home, and these smart cameras make home security both more inviting and more powerful.

Sweepstakes: Win Excellent Outdoor Gear, Plus Get 10% off Entry to the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival
Sweepstakes: Win Excellent Outdoor Gear, Plus Get 10% off Entry to the Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

To celebrate our sponsorship of this year’s Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival, ?we’re giving Gear Patrol readers a chance to win a ton of overland gear -- and a chance to join us next month.

If You Love Watches Follow These Instagram Accounts
If You Love Watches Follow These Instagram Accounts

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This Innovative Material You’ve Never Heard of Will Keep Your Skin Cool
This Innovative Material You’ve Never Heard of Will Keep Your Skin Cool

Looking to get faster and stronger? It's time to upgrade your workout gear.

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