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Today in Gear: OXO’s Convenient Pour-Over Coffee Setup, the Best Cold-Weather Tires & More


November 5, 2018 Briefings By

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Pour-over coffee is a delight, and many coffee enthusiasts praise it for producing a better-tasting cup of joe. But not everyone has the time in the mornings to go through the traditional pour-over process. Thankfully, OXO’s Adjustable Temperature Kettle and Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank offer a different morning combination.

You can set the temperature on the kettle and it stays there for up to 30 minutes, helping save time. Instead of pouring water directly over the grounds, just place the water tank on the dripper, add grounds, fill it up with hot water and the Pour-Over Coffee Maker takes it from there. The snug-fitting lid retains heat as the coffee brews and doubles as a drip tray once you’re done. The result: an easier take on pour-over for the mornings.

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This Might Be the Best Instant Coffee You Can Buy
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Ducati Unveils Its All-New 2019 Lineup
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Fresh Deals

The United States Army has a high standard for the gear it supplies to its soldiers, hence “military-grade” being commonly used to describe goods of the highest durability. While most standard-issue goods are incredible for their durability, they don’t always have the best functionality or aesthetic, which is why US Army veteran Chris Elfering created BOND Travel Gear to meet a higher level of aesthetics. “My friends and I wanted gear that was organized, functional and would last forever,” says Elfering.

BOND Travel Gear uses military-grade materials and construction to create modern day carry goods that come with a lifetime guarantee. Pieces like the Attache 13 and the Escapade Pouch are made with rugged nylon to stand up to any travel demands. And the Venture Pouch is a versatile bag that can handle just about anything. What’s more, use the code GEARPATROL at checkout for 10-percent off all items until the end of November.





Why Wait?
Save 40% on Fall Staples at J.Crew If your wardrobe is in need of a fall refresh, head to J.Crew. Right now, the uniquely American brand is offering 40 percent off the kinds of clothes this season calls for. All you have to do to take advantage of the deal is use code WHYWAIT at checkout.— Justin Fenner


Patagonia Nano Puff Sale
Save 30% We’re not shy about our love for Patagonia jackets — and for a good reason. The coats are warm, well-ventilated and work for just about everything from backcountry skiing to bar hopping. The Nano Puff is ultralightweight, stuffs into its own pocket and protected with ripstop fabric. The Primaloft Gold Eco insulation stays warm, even when wet and the majority of the jacket is made with recycled materials and insulation. Today you can pick up one of the hooded jackets for just $175, a solid $70 off its original price. The toughest decision you’ll make is what color to get: there are six different options. — Meg Lappe


Seiko Watch Sale
Save 40%: Seiko consistently offers some of the best value for money in watches, even before the sales start. That being said, we all relish the opportunity to save even more, and right now Macy’s is offering deep discounts on tons of popular models, from the Presage dress watch line to the professional Prospex diver models. With such variety on offer, there’s truly something for everybody.
— Oren Hartov


JBL Everest 100 Elite
Save $170: The JBL Everest 100 Elite ($200 $30) are noise-canceling in-ear headphones that were released in 2016. JBL appears to be phasing out them in favor of the newer JBL Everest 150NC ($200), however, so you really can’t buy “brand new” Everest 100 Elite headphones anywhere. You can, although, get a pair for wicked cheap if you shop refurbished. Both eBay and JBL are selling refurbished models of the Everest 100 Elite headphones for just $30. That’s $170 off what they were going less than two years ago. (Full disclosure – I haven’t tested the Everest 100 Elite headphones, so I can’t speak to exactly how they perform. Judging by other sites, however, the Everest 100 Elite have gotten mixed reviews. Morgan Despot of Major Hi-Fi wrote highly of the JBL Everest 100 Elite: “This sounds like a JBL Everest headphone, they all have similar sonic footprints. For being an in-ear active noise-canceling headphone JBL has engineered a pretty decent piece of technology. With the market also being pretty slim in this area I wouldn’t be surprised to see this being one of the better selling models out there in time.” Also, the average review score on JBL’s product page is 3/5 stars.)

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Chef’s Choice Trizon XV Knife Sharpener
Save 62% It’s pretty much agreed upon that Chef’sChoice knife sharpeners are the best electric sharpeners you can buy for a dollar amount that isn’t physically painful. This consensus is reached from the likes of Cook’s Illustrated,
Wirecutter and a hundred other kitchen gear review sites. The most recommended option — the electric Trizon XV — is deeply discounted on Woot today.

Normally $210, the Trizon XV is more than 60 percent off today — that’s cheaper than it’s ever been on Amazon.


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