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September 6, 2018 Briefings By

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Stance Cooldown Tab Training Socks
You shouldn’t have to think about your socks. They should do their job so you can do yours, without distraction. But not all socks are created equal, and not all socks handle the rigors of an intense workout. Stance’s Cooldown Tab Training socks with FEEL360 are the perfect solution.

Sporting Stance’s revolutionary FEEL360 fiber technology, these are socks that think on your feet, maximizing freshness, dryness, and durability. FEEL360 fibers are engineered to eliminate 99.995% of odor-causing bacteria, wick moisture 20% more efficiently, and be two-times more durable than any sock in its class. Featuring a tab that rises just above the heel collar of your shoe with a medium thickness, the Stance Cooldown Tab provides vented cushioning for a secure and comfortable fit. They’re also equipped with an anatomically correct, engineered arch support that fights foot fatigue during intense activity. The Stance Cooldown Tab with FEEL360 is your ideal technical training sock — the first time you try them, you’ll know.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The New Roomba Empties Dirt on its Own and Figures Out the Fastest Way to Clean Your House
The New Roomba Empties Dirt on its Own and Figures Out the Fastest Way to Clean Your House

This robot vacuum remembers your house and gets better at cleaning it over time.

Mr P.’s New Footwear Line Includes Every Shoe You’ll Ever Need
Mr P.’s New Footwear Line Includes Every Shoe You’ll Ever Need

Mr Porter's house brand just introduced a thoroughly well-designed line of sneakers, dress shoes, hiking boots and more.

Good Flannel Sheets Aren’t Just for Fall and This New Set Proves it
Good Flannel Sheets Aren’t Just for Fall and This New Set Proves it

Boll & Branch may be one of the neweset to the bedding game, but it's easily one of the best.

The Ford Ranger Raptor Gets Beaten to the Punch
The Ford Ranger Raptor Gets Beaten to the Punch

Chevrolet pulled a fast one on everybody and announced the Colorado ZR2 Bison concept is actually in production and will go on sale January 2019.

Ball Introduces Yet Another Watch That Looks Like It Could Withstand A Nuclear Strike
Ball Introduces Yet Another Watch That Looks Like It Could Withstand A Nuclear Strike

There are purpose-built tool watches, and then there are Ball watches. This is the latter.

This Everyday Tote Looks Like Leather, But Is Actually Made from Mushrooms
This Everyday Tote Looks Like Leather, But Is Actually Made from Mushrooms

Designed in collaboration with between Portland-based brand Chester Wallace and Bolt Projects.

Say Goodbye to Your Gym Membership with This New At-Home Gym Setup
Say Goodbye to Your Gym Membership with This New At-Home Gym Setup

A machine that acts as a mirror when not in use is one of the smartest workout tools we've seen.

This American-Made Denim Is Suited for Every Guy
This American-Made Denim Is Suited for Every Guy

With denim from Mt. Vernon mills.

The Hamilton Boulton Reintroduces a 1940s Classic
The Hamilton Boulton Reintroduces a 1940s Classic

A staple of the Hamilton lineup in the 1940s, the new version brings the Art Deco classic firmly into the 21st century.

This Is What Collaboration Between Fashion and Outdoor Brands Should Look Like
This Is What Collaboration Between Fashion and Outdoor Brands Should Look Like

Swedish fashion house Acne Studios and Swedish expedition brand Fjällräven have teamed up on a new collaboration collection.

This Iconic Track Jacket is Back
This Iconic Track Jacket is Back

Dating back to the 70s, New Balance has crafted a unique apparel piece that's set to last a lifetime.


Fresh Deals



Tissot Automatic Watches on Sale
Take 50% Off: If you’re looking to jump into automatic timepieces — or if you just want to add another watch to your arsenal — you could do a lot worse than a model from Tissot. Right now, the Swiss brand’s timepieces are 50 percent off thanks to a sale at Nordstrom Rack. There are a lot of different timepieces on sale, but the ones we’re spotlighting below are all elegantly sized and versatile enough to work in a lot of different settings. And, best of all, each is under $500.— Justin Fenner


This Sale Is Your Chance to Snag a Weird Pocket Knife
Save up to $75: Massdrop is currently offering a small collection of unconventional and slightly weird pocket knives for up to 45 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Mystery Ranch Street Zen Backpack
Save 16%: Mystery Ranch backpacks have a reputation. Hikers and hunters trust them for expeditions into deep wilderness; wildfire fighters carry them into roaring flames, members of the armed forces bring them into battle. To say that they’re “rugged” would be an understatement. But Mystery Ranch also makes bags for city life, and it just released a new one called the Street Zen, which Huckberry is currently offering for 16 percent off.

The same design standards used in its special-use packs apply to Mystery Ranch’s everyday commuters — things like overly-rugged materials and quick access pockets for items that are used often. The Street Zen has these things: it’s made of 500-denier Cordura nylon and features a closure called Speedzip that offers easy access to the backpack’s main compartment as well as a front pocket for essentials like pens, notebooks, and pocket knives. The Speed Zen looks damn good too, even when judged against more style-minded city bags.

A handful of other Mystery Ranch bags, including the Urban Assault pack and the 3-Way Briefcase, are also on sale at Huckberry. — Tanner Bowden


Knife Sharpeners
Save 50%: Chef’s Choice knife sharpeners are widely considered the best electric sharpeners a non-absurd amount of money can buy, particularly by folks who took the time to test out the competition (namely, Cook’s Illustrated and Wirecutter). The two most-recommended options — the electric Trizon XV and the manual, affordable ProntoPro — are both deeply discounted on Amazon today.
The gulf between the two prices stems from the inherent ease of use in the electric model (though the manual is probably the easiest-to-master manual sharpener out there) and the enhances precision the electric provides; precision that, per Wirecutter’s review, “brings the metal of the blade to an infinitesimally fine point rather than to the relatively coarse edge that [the manual version] produces.”
Both are well below their typical prices on Amazon today. — Will Price

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Today on Gear Patrol

Reebok FloatRide Run Fast Pro Review: A Speedy Racer
Reebok FloatRide Run Fast Pro Review: A Speedy Racer

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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Toyota MR2 Spyder
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Toyota MR2 Spyder

Toyota's mid-engine swansong is one of the best performance car bargains out there.

25 Grill Recipes You Should Bookmark Right Now
25 Grill Recipes You Should Bookmark Right Now

A recipe doesn't have to be complicated to be great.

Justifying the Most Expensive Subaru Ever is Actually Pretty Easy
Justifying the Most Expensive Subaru Ever is Actually Pretty Easy

The WRX STI Type RA isn't for everyone, but those who want it won't be disappointed.

Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less
Volkswagen Just Canceled the Passat GT, an Audi A4 for $7,000 Less

Based on a concept Volkswagen brought to Automobility LA in 2016, Wolfsburg gave the new sporty Passat GT the green light.

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