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Today in Gear: Amp Recovery Lotion, a Microblade EDC Knife & More


October 4, 2018 Briefings By

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Amp Human Preformance PR Lotion
When it comes to muscle fatigue, we tend to focus on the recovery side. But it’s also important to consider the pre-activity phase as well — as preparation is key to reducing muscle soreness.

Amp Human Performance’s PR Lotion buffers the acids produced during exercise, which makes it both a performance and recovery lotion in one. Delivering more of the sodium bicarbonate that our bodies naturally produce, it targets muscles and strips out acid build-up. When applied pre-workout, PR Lotion has been clinically proven to reduce muscle soreness by 53%. Helping muscles go for longer and recover quicker, PR Lotion could be that extra performance and quicker recovery edge you’ve been searching for.


New & Noteworthy Releases

You’ll Actually Use This Tiny EDC Pocket Knife
You’ll Actually Use This Tiny EDC Pocket Knife

WESN Goods' exceptionally-pocketable Microblade knife earned over $200,000 on Kickstarter. Now, it's available for purchase on Amazon.

The Nike Flyknit 4% is Available Right Now — Get it While You Can
The Nike Flyknit 4% is Available Right Now — Get it While You Can

Marathoners reach for this speedy shoe on race day, but it'll help you run everything up to a 26.2.

The Most Interesting Smartphone Camera of 2018 Isn’t on an iPhone
The Most Interesting Smartphone Camera of 2018 Isn’t on an iPhone

The neat thing with the LG V40 ThinQ is that it's easy to utilize all three rear cameras at once.

The Tie Bar Just Dropped an Affordable Collab with One of Italy’s Oldest Mills
The Tie Bar Just Dropped an Affordable Collab with One of Italy’s Oldest Mills

The Tie Bar has teamed up with Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest woolen mills in Italy, on a collection of affordable neckwear.

You Can Now Download Spotify Playlists on Your Garmin Smartwatch
You Can Now Download Spotify Playlists on Your Garmin Smartwatch

Offline running has never been more appealing.

These $350 Flannel Shirts May Be the Last Ones You Ever Buy
These $350 Flannel Shirts May Be the Last Ones You Ever Buy

Made in Japan from 12-ounce ultra-heavy flannel.

This Shimmering Blue Watch Is a Weirdly Good Value for Money
This Shimmering Blue Watch Is a Weirdly Good Value for Money

It combines a blue dial, ceramic and chronometer-grade accuracy into one package.


Fresh Deals


My New Favorite Water Bottle Is Collapsible, and on Sale
Save 29%: I’ve had the same stainless steel water bottle for ten years, and HydraPak’s collapsible Stash bottle might have just replaced it. — Tanner Bowden


Frye Products
Save up to 66% Nordstrom Rack is currently unloading, literally, scores of Frye products right now — including boots, loafers, sneakers, dress shoes and accessories — at discounts up to 66 percent off. Tons of styles are available in a variety of colors and sizes, too, meaning you don’t need to have tiny or massive feet to get a good deal. — Andrew Connor


Kuhn Rikon Peeler
Save 38%: In short, because of a swiveling blade it adjusts to the natural curves of the food you peel, and because that blade is split down the middle it acts as both its own guide (the front of the blade) and edge to remove skin. The space between both blade edges is also such that food can easily pass through, so clogging is at an all-time low. Another small but impactful difference between the Swiss Peeler and most of its competition is a very tiny elevated area around the blades which, according to Cook’s Illustrated, reduces how much of the food touches the blade, which reduces friction, which allows the blade to “glide like butter.”

A three-pack of Kuhn Rikon’s Swiss Peelers is on sale on Amazon today at a modest 38 percent discount (a couple bucks off, basically). — Will Price


Todd Snyder Clothing
Save an Extra 25%: New York designer Todd Snyder honed his craft at J.Crew and Ralph Lauren before starting his eponymous label. The brand’s clothing reflects his training: it’s a range of well-made wardrobe staples and tasteful collaborations. If you’d like to pick up some staples from the brand, you can now save an additional 25 percent on sale items. Just use the code EXTRA25 to save on button-down shirts, chinos, sneakers and more. — John Zientek


Home Appliances
Save Up to 40%: Per Consumer Reports, September and October are down months in the pricing of most major appliances. Essentially, the sales pre-empting Black Friday and the holiday season are comparable to Black Friday and holiday season sales.

The typical spots to pick up appliances all have deals, discounts and free shipping (most definitely not free installation, though) opportunities — including Lowe’s, Home Depot and Sears, which each have discounts up to 40 percent off the sticker price in all major appliance categories. Most discounts run until the middle of the month — we’ve listed out some of the best deals we found below. — Will Price


Today on Gear Patrol

Your Sous Vide Can Do More than Cook the Perfect Steak
Your Sous Vide Can Do More than Cook the Perfect Steak

Your sous vide is a hell of a lot more functional than you thought.

What’s the Best Way to Learn How to Ride Off-Road? Start Slow and Simple
What’s the Best Way to Learn How to Ride Off-Road? Start Slow and Simple

I have a three-day, off-road 500-mile ride later this month, through New Jersey's 1.1 million acres worth of dense forest, but first I'm on the edge of Wharton State Forest ready to learn dirt-riding 101.

The 6 Best Daypacks for Hiking
The 6 Best Daypacks for Hiking

These aren't the 60-liter-plus bags used for long distance trekking, but they come with all the same features that make walking in the wilderness enjoyable.

Five Forward-Thinking Watch Designs
Five Forward-Thinking Watch Designs

Here are five brands that are changing the way we think about the watch dial and the display of time.

Velomacchi’s Over-Engineered Motorcycle Gear Is Literally Military-Grade
Velomacchi’s Over-Engineered Motorcycle Gear Is Literally Military-Grade

Velomacchi has established its name in the adventure- and commuter-motorcycling community with products from its Speedway collection.

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