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Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible BMG-Tech™
Not all revolutionary innovations are discernable by the human eye — when looking at the 47mm Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 Submersible BMG-TECH™ you might not take notice, but this is the first mechanical watch whose case is made of the material.
“BMG-TECH™ is a bulk metallic glass with a disordered atomic structure,” explains Panerai, rendering it harder and lighter than steel and also corrosion-resistant, meaning it’s extremely strong while being able to preserve its appearance over time. Retaining all the special details that have made the Luminor 1950 Submersible an illustrious sports watch, the BMG-TECH™ version is one all watch lovers should all take notice of.
New & Noteworthy Releases
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The 90th anniversary Perfecto jacket.
Tan trucks that exude trend-transcendent style.
Gear Patrol Exclusive: Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag
Save 50%: Sleeping bags don’t see a lot of innovation. Beyond slight variations in shape, most of the updates come in the form of lighter, more packable and more water-resistant insulation. Kammok’s Thylacine sleeping bag does more than that though. Yes, it’s made with lightweight ripstop nylon and stuffed with either synthetic material or 750-fill water-resistant down in a mummy shape, but a handful of additional features make the Thylacine adaptable for different sleepers and situations.
These include a small stash pocket for your phone or other small essentials, a pocket for a pillow (if you use one) and cinch straps that can make the bag snugger, or less. There’s also a separate down liner that integrates smoothly with the Thylacine to increase the bag’s temperature threshold by 20 degrees. It can also be used separately in warmer weather, essentially making the Thylacine three sacks in one, and a backcountry bed that can handle any season.
This weekend only, Kammok is offering an exclusive 50 percent discount on Thylacine sleeping bags and liners through Gear Patrol, making this award-winning product more affordable than ever. Use the code GearUpForFall to apply the discount. — Tanner Bowden
Fixtures, Faucets and Other DIY Project Needs
Save Up to 70%Call it what you will — renovating, remodeling, refreshing — any serious updates to a home are not affordable, even if you’re doing it yourself. Hence the need to shave dollars off the sum cost where you can, which is precisely what this mega sale from Wayfair is for.
Between categories devoted to sinks and faucets, kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting, bathroom mirrors and more, if you’re in the midst of a home project, there’s a good chance something you need is discounted. — Will Price
The North Face Flight RKT Jacket
Save 40%: Developed in collaboration with elite ultrarunner Rob Krar, this hooded shell is meant to keep you protected — and visible — when the weather turns sour.
The jacket features a drop-tail hem to keep your backside semi-covered, a zipper pocket on the chest, and elastic banding on the hem, hood and cuffs. It also packs into its own stow pocket to take up as little space as possible when you’re not wearing it. This weather-shrugging design would be a fine value at its retail price of $160, and at a discount this steep, it deserves to be added to your running wardrobe.
Save 53%: What is this vacuum? A $250 upright, corded, bagless Dyson. What does that mean from a functional, day-to-day cleaning perspective? At a basic level, it’s the Dyson to buy if you live in a space larger than a typical apartment, are prone to allergy and asthma-related issues and want great products for less money.
Dyson’s cordless vacuums — though very effective while operating — are battery-dependent, and can’t run for more than 40 to 50 minutes on the lowest suction setting. The corded variety, though older, allow you to clean at peak suction for as long as you like (this is especially useful if you have pets that shed, as you’ll need max suction to untangle the hair from carpet and rugs). It’s also certified asthma and allergy-friendly, as the whole machine is essentially a giant HEPA filter.
On top of this being the cheapest we’ve ever seen this particular model (even on Amazon) — more than 50 percent its retail price — it’s also a bagless upright vacuum, meaning you won’t have to pay for bags ad nauseam. It’s available today (with free shipping) on Home Depot’s website. — Will Price
Filson Dry Medium Duffel Bag
Save 25%: For much of the US, September is the month when warm summer weather transitions into cooler, wetter fall weather. To prepare for months of inclement weather ahead, make sure you’ve got waterproof gear designed to handle rainy conditions. For a bag, check out Filson’s Dry Medium Duffel Bag. It features waterproof, abrasion-resistant PU-coated 840-denier nylon and has a watertight roll-and-cinch closure. Its 54L capacity is fit for either a short weekend trip or daily jaunts to the gym. And right now at East Dane, it’s 25 percent off and costs just $150. — John Zientek
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