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Today in Gear: Engagement Rings from James Allen, a Rimowa x Off-White Suitcase & More


October 18, 2018 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


Engagement Rings from James Allen
The magnitude of buying an engagement ring can be stress-inducing. But the shopping itself shouldn’t be. JamesAllen.com is a one-stop-shop where you can easily personalize and order engagement rings without the pressure of a salesperson looming. Advanced display features give James Allen an edge over the outdated and overwhelming hassle of in-store shopping.

The augmented reality Ring Try-On lets you see what each of its 200,000+ conflict-free diamonds looks like on-hand right from your phone. And the Diamond Display Technology gives HD views of each stone from every angle in 40x superzoom. This technology allows for a better view than in-store with a jeweler’s loupe. These tools, along with above-and-beyond customer service, are what makes James Allen a less stressful approach to engagement ring shopping.

From now until October 21, all engagement ring settings, fine jewelry and wedding bands are 25% off.


New & Noteworthy Releases

These Coffee Mugs Can Track Your Caffeine Consumption via Apple Health
These Coffee Mugs Can Track Your Caffeine Consumption via Apple Health

Ember now makes its sleek temperature controlled travel mugs in Apple white.

Off-White and Virgil Abloh’s Latest Collab Is an Aluminum Suitcase
Off-White and Virgil Abloh’s Latest Collab Is an Aluminum Suitcase

Off-White x Rimowa released its latest piece of luggage today and, unsurprisingly, it sold out instantly.

J.Crew Finally Made a Suit You Can Throw in the Washing Machine
J.Crew Finally Made a Suit You Can Throw in the Washing Machine

J.Crew's newest suit, the Destination Performance Stretch Suit, comes in a Ludlow fit and a variety of classic colors.

The Ultra Comfortable Sneakers Adidas Has Been Talking About for Months Are Finally Here
The Ultra Comfortable Sneakers Adidas Has Been Talking About for Months Are Finally Here

With a three-piece sole, these POD sneakers from adidas will have you harking about the past.

The Future of Porsche Will Be Priced to Fight Tesla
The Future of Porsche Will Be Priced to Fight Tesla

The All-electric Porsche Taycan will be priced to be more affordable than the Panamera Sedan, putting it in the same ring as the Tesla Model S.

Sony’s Awesome New Travel Camera Is Tiny and Can Zoom Big
Sony’s Awesome New Travel Camera Is Tiny and Can Zoom Big

The HX99 has a 24-720mm fixed lens, a 35mm equivalent, with 28x optical zoom and it's capable of shooting 4K video.


Fresh Deals


Mystery Ranch Backpacks
Save 20%: The scope of Mystery Ranch’s backpack collection has grown. The brand is still young — it was founded in 2000 — but the time since it’s expanded from its roots in mountaineering, hunting, wildfire fighting and the military to embrace world travelers and urban dwellers too. The common thread running through all of these categories is durability; even Mystery Ranch’s commuter-oriented Urban Assault uses rugged 500-denier Cordura fabric.

Huckberry is currently selling a full range of Mystery Ranch bags for roughly 20 percent off. The sale includes the new Mission Rover, which is a 43-liter clamshell-style travel backpack that’s built with features like a separate compartment for dirty shoes and small mesh pockets for documents and passports. It’s a bag like this that goes to show that Mystery Ranch isn’t just thinking about its base of hardcore users. — Tanner Bowden


The Old School Motorcycle Jacket You Want is $240 Off
Save 36%: Very few things in the fashion world are as timeless as a leather jacket, especially the bomber. Rev’It’s Pilot Jacket not only captures that old-school style and cool factor, but it’s also a legitimate motorcycle jacket. Elbow, shoulder and back protection is hidden under abrasion-resistant leather to maintain style but provide protection in the event of a fall while riding. The detachable thermal liner and fur collar gives this ageless jacket multi-season functionality too. — Bryan Campbell


ELAC Debut B6 Bookshelf Speakers
Save $50: About two months ago we ran a deal on the ELAC Debut B5 passive speakers – great, Andrew Jones designed bookshelf speakers that are normally $250, but were selling for $200. This time around, there’s a deal on ELAC Debut B6 passive speakers. They’re nearly identical to those other Debut speakers, but the B6 speakers are just a little bigger and a little nicer. They have a significantly larger woofer so you’re gonna get punchier bass. Normally $300, Amazon dropped the price to $250, which is actually now the same price as the smaller B5 speakers. If you’re looking to get a great pair of Andrew Jones-designed passive speakers, here’s your chance. It’s also worth noting that if you want to build out a larger sound system, a handful of the other Debut series speakers are on sale, too. You can get a center console and a subwoofer, both which are $50 off their normal MSRP.


5 Great Pocket Knives Are on Sale Right Now
Save up to 48%: The best knife is the one that you have on you, and right now Massdrop has a vareity of them available at a significant discount. — Tanner Bowden


Z Zegna Dress Shirts
Save 48%:In 1910, Ermenegildo Zegna founded the Lanificio Zegna wool mill in Trivero Italy. Over the past century, the mill garnered a reputation for producing some of the best fabrics available and started its own luxury menswear brand. The family-owned Ermenegildo Zenga brand launched a made-to-measure service in the ‘70s and expanded through the global market in the ‘80s. To appeal to a younger client, the brand created the Z Zegna line in the early aughts.

Though Z Zegna may be more slim-fit and conspicuous, the line still utilizes top-tier fabrics and time-tested construction methods. While the brand’s dress shirts normally retail for over $250, you can save up to 48 percent on a range of them at Nordstrom Rack. Available with a range of collar types and fabrics, prices start at just $127. — John Zientek


Mondaine Railways Tube Desk Clock
Save 25%: While your iPhone is a perfectly adequate time-telling device, those design-obsessed among us tend to gravitate toward something a bit more refined to do the same job. Since the 1980s, Mondaine has held the license from the Swiss Federal Railways to produce clocks and watches based on the Official Swiss Railway Clock, designed in 1944 by engineer Hans Hifiker. Over the years, they’ve produced numerous iterations of the classic Swiss model, which can often be found for sale in design boutiques such as the MoMA Design Store.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your desk, right now you can pick up a Mondaine Railways Tube Desk Clock for $75, a $25 savings off the common Amazon price. Available in either black or white, the clock features a simple, Bauhaus-inspired dial, stainless steel case with a mineral crystal and quartz movement that includes day and date functions. Additionally, the clock itself is even removable from the tube-shaped case and can be used as a travel clock. — Oren Hartov


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This Is the Best Trashcan Ever Designed, and You Were Never Supposed to Buy It
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These Are 15 of the Best Value-Driven Watches Available in 2018
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