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November 6, 2018 Briefings By

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Tudor Black Bay 36
The trend of watches with smaller case diameters coming back into style has given watchmakers the ability to explore popular timepieces in different sizes. In particular, it gave TUDOR the chance to introduce the Black Bay 36, which brings a more formal feel to the Black Bay line.

Retaining the general lines of models in the Black Bay collection, the Black Bay 36 reduces the case proportions while remaining both fashionable and athletic. The characteristic angular snowflake hands combine with the watch’s smooth steel bezel and glossy black or blue dial for an elegant look. Accompanied by either a steel bracelet, a leather strap with a folding clasp or a black fabric strap, the Black Bay 36 is the perfect blend of traditional aesthetics and contemporary watchmaking.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Cast-Iron Skillet Pays Tribute to Vintage Pans Prized by Collectors
This Cast-Iron Skillet Pays Tribute to Vintage Pans Prized by Collectors

Like the Griswolds, Wagners and legends of cast iron gone by, Field's signage has changed in time. Even if it's only been a year.

Nike’s New Running Jacket Looks Strange for a Reason
Nike’s New Running Jacket Looks Strange for a Reason

Nike's latest running jacket looks different, but is designed intentionally to help runners maintain their training in harsh weather.

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Is the Adventure Motorcycle We’ve Been Waiting For
The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Is the Adventure Motorcycle We’ve Been Waiting For

Yamaha finally announced the Ténéré 700 will go into production. The bad news is we have to wait until 2021.

The North Face Purple Label and Spike Jonze Just Released Some Distinctive Luggage
The North Face Purple Label and Spike Jonze Just Released Some Distinctive Luggage

Featuring original check-pattern fabric made by the Italian textile house Para.

Dollar Shave Club’s New Men’s Colognes Are Just $50 a Bottle
Dollar Shave Club’s New Men’s Colognes Are Just $50 a Bottle

Blueprint, a new line of six men's fragrances from Dollar Shave Club, was built with affordability and inclusivity in mind.


Fresh Deals

Air fresheners are a necessity for nearly every automobile. But having a cardboard pine tree hanging from your rearview mirror is not the best look. For a premium option for a better smelling car, Xeno Luxury Air Diffusers are a go-to.

Sporting minimalistic design, the circular pod attaches to air vents with a magnetic clip. It comes in four different styles and with three fragrances. And instead of a regular old air freshener that eventually gets thrown out, you get an elevated aromatherapy experience in your vehicle leaving your car smelling good and looking good, too. Gear Patrol readers can receive 35 percent off when you use the code GP35 at checkout.




Sabah Shoes
Save $40:If you vote in the US midterm elections today, you can save $40 on some of our favorite shoes made by Sabah. The brand’s shoes are a hit in our NYC office and on any given day you’ll find multiple colorways on employees’ feet. The endorsement is well-earned: these handmade Turkish shoes are simple, comfortable and unique.

Though the brand never offers discounts on its footwear, it’s making an exception today. Just email Sabah (thedealer@sabah.am) with a photo of your “I Voted” sticker — or something similar — to get a code to save on any order placed by noon on Wednesday, November 7.

So find your nearest polling place, read up on local initiatives and exercise your right to vote today — and after the polls close, you can pick up a quality pair of shoes. — John Zientek


Diefendorff Cornelius Collection Watches
Save $50: Diefendorff is a new American boutique watch brand with an interesting backstory. Founder James Reeves’s ancestor, Captain Henry Diefendorff, fought and was killed in the American Revolutionary War, and Reeves fashioned his brand and its aesthetics as an homage to this man, who died 200 years before his birth.

His first watches, called the Cornelius Collection, are available in blue, green, brown and woven carbon fiber dials and feature the Swiss-made Sellita SW200 automatic movement, a 42mm stainless steel case with a unique bezel design, sapphire crystal and case back, 100 meters of water resistance, a date wheel at 3 o’clock, lumed hands and markers and 7 different leather strap options (extra strap options are available separately, including a mesh bracelet). While the retail price on the blue, green and brown dials is normally $899 and that of the carbon fiber dial $949, Reeves is offering a special discount of $50 to GP readers by using the code GP50 at checkout. — Oren Hartov


Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save $40 If you’re traveling for the holidays, this is the duffel you need. Whether you’re heading home for Thanksgiving or crashing with a friend or S.O., you’ll want space to bring a variety of impressing outfits, your new shoes for a turkey trot and possibly, your laundry. The Patagonia Black Hole 90-liter duffel is impressive. Beyond your standard packing list, the bag will carry everything you need to go hiking, mountain biking, slalom skiing or ice climbing. The ripstop fabric holds up to airport carousels, and the internal pockets help you keep everything organized. It comes with a padded base so that you can chuck your laptop in there, too (gently, please.) as well as removable shoulder and backpack straps, so you can carry your load in a variety of ways. Right now, you can pick one up for just $105 in a variety of colors. — Meg Lappe


Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX Boot Sale
Save $70+ While not entirely ice, Iceland is one of those countries where you need a reliable pair of boots. Whether you’re driving Ring Road or just checking out Skógafoss waterfalls, keeping your feet warm and dry throughout your journey is essential. The Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX boot made the trip to Iceland with one of our photographers to shoot an adventure with Luminox. Not only did the shoes keep his feet dry throughout boating and off-roading quad adventures, but they even received compliments. From the beginning, there were no hot spots, which is quite rare with thick boots like these. The leather upper comes with a Gore-Tex performance comfort membrane, so no water seems in. The Vibram sole keeps your feet locked in place while you’re walking around everything from ice to volcanic rock. You can save up to $70 today when you buy a pair of these — and then plan your next Icelandic adventure. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

The Best Gifts for Cyclists
The Best Gifts for Cyclists

Lotion for faster muscle recovery, a refined waterbottle cage, the safest helmet available and more.

3 Northwestern Boot Makers You Should Know
3 Northwestern Boot Makers You Should Know

Boots from the American Northwest were created to survive flames and rough terrain. Here are the companies that make them best.

2018 MacBook Air Review: This Is the MacBook, Perfected
2018 MacBook Air Review: This Is the MacBook, Perfected

Two years too late, but the MacBook Air is proof that dreams do come true.

Goldwin Launches its Very Own Flagship Retail Store in Tokyo
Goldwin Launches its Very Own Flagship Retail Store in Tokyo

Goldwin is opening its first very own flagship retail store in Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan to take the next step as an outdoor lifestyle brand.

The 12 Best Grilling Gifts of 2018
The 12 Best Grilling Gifts of 2018

The best grilling gifts don't have to connect to the nearest smart device. They just solve problems and make grilling easier.

The Best Gifts for Adventurers
The Best Gifts for Adventurers

The holidays are nearly here, and Huckberry has all the best gifts for your favorite adventurer.

These are 7 of Our Favorite Watches from Windup NY 2018
These are 7 of Our Favorite Watches from Windup NY 2018

Worn & Wound's watch fair features a staggering amount of awesome timepieces from brands small and large. Here are some favorites from 2018.

Gifts for the On-The-Go Creative
Gifts for the On-The-Go Creative

Shopping for a photographer, videographer or musician? We've got you covered. These are the best gift for the on-the-go creative professional.


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