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Today in Gear: Life After Denim’s Great Lounge Pants, New Outerwear from Best Made Co. & More


November 21, 2018 Briefings By

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With the holiday vacation season nearly here, it’s important to have your lounge wardrobe dialed-in. An elevated pair of lounge pants should certainly be in your rotation these coming weeks. And the Camo Jacquard Slim Pants from Life After Denim offer a different take on loungers.

Made from 100 percent Japanese cotton jacquard, they feature an elasticized waist with drawcord. The jacquard uses variegated stitching to elevate the pattern, giving the camo pattern a rich texture and depth. The pants also have a tapered ankle for a modern fit. Comfy and stylish, these lounge pants might be difficult to take off over the holidays.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Baltic Aquascaphe Dive Watch Melds 1960s Looks with Modern Tech
The Baltic Aquascaphe Dive Watch Melds 1960s Looks with Modern Tech

Baltic's latest creation is a diver that melds 1960s charm with modern materials, resulting in a timeless design that's also affordable.

These New Down Jackets Are Made for the Worst Weather
These New Down Jackets Are Made for the Worst Weather

In a dedicated expansion of its line of apparel, Best Made Co. has released two down jackets built to handle any condition.

Mido’s Ocean Star 600 is its Most Hardcore Dive Watch Yet
Mido’s Ocean Star 600 is its Most Hardcore Dive Watch Yet

Mido's latest dive watch conforms to ISO 6425 certification, meaning its made for just about anything the ocean can throw at it.

This Is the Ultimate Defender. It Has Every Essential You’ll Need. Honestly
This Is the Ultimate Defender. It Has Every Essential You’ll Need. Honestly

You won't find a more idyllic Land Rover Defender for $30,000.

Unimatic Has Released its First Chronograph, and It’s Dope
Unimatic Has Released its First Chronograph, and It’s Dope

Unimatic continues making awesome, minimalist tool watches with the introduction of their first chronograph, the Modello Tre.

The Secret Behind This Wine Club’s Success
The Secret Behind This Wine Club’s Success

Gold Medal Wine Club has thrived in the wine club industry for over 26 years by delivering high-quality wine from authentic wineries.


Fresh Deals


Garmin Fenix 5 Sale
Save $150 Garmin makes some of the most reliable GPS tracking watches around. We’ve run with the Forerunner 235, the Vivoactive 3 and the Fenix 5S. Beyond marathon training, one of our favorite ways to use the Fenix 5S is for hiking. We awarded it one of the Best Hiking Watches this year and are still wearing it around town. It tracked our routes seamlessly, and the battery life is pretty impressive. Right now, you can save $150 off a variety of Garmin Fenix 5 models.

Whether you love running, hiking or adventuring, the Fenix 5 is the perfect model. It’s a hefty watch but comes with 20 hours of battery life, a super strong face and design, and a comfortable band. Check your VO2 max, messages, steps and more after each run around the block or down the hill. The watch monitors training status as well as how long you need to recover after your logged workouts. The Fenix 5 Plus and 5X Plus are all on sale today through Monday, November 26. — Meg Lappe


Weiss Automatic Issue Field Watches
Save 35%: Weiss’s American-designed, hand-finished and hand-assembled Automatic Issue Field Watches are some of our favorites to come out of the American microbrand movement, and for Black Friday, the company is running an incredible deal: you can take 35% off the watches’ MSRP of $1,850 (white or black dial) or $1,995 (blue dial).

The Automatic Issue Field Watch is 38mm, features the Caliber 2100 automatic movement assembled with over 150 Swiss parts along with Weiss’s American-made components — it features automatic winding, a beat rate of 28,800 bph, a 65-hour power reserve, hacking, and Incabloc shock protection. It uses a sapphire crystal for both the front and display back, black oxide-treated steel hands with Super-LumiNova lume and hand-painted, naval brass dials. The watches are also waterproof down to 100m and ship on olive green Cordura canvas straps with 2-Year Weiss Watch Company Warranties.

A deal this good isn’t likely to present itself again, so if you’ve been considering a Weiss watch, pull that trigger now! — Oren Hartov



Billy Reid’s Sale Has Already Started
Buy More, Save More For Black Friday, Billy Reid is offering increasing discounts the more you spend. Take 20 percent off purchases over $250, 30 percent off purchases over $500 and 40 percent off orders that cross the $1,000 line. — Justin Fenner


Competitive Cyclist Santa Cruz and Yeti Sale
Save Up to 30%: A full-suspension mountain bike is a big investment. The best trail bikes often run upwards of $6,000, which puts them out of reach for most. But every once in a blue moon, the deal of a lifetime will pop up on some of the best mountain bikes on the market. Such is the case with Competitive Cyclist’s Yeti and Santa Cruz Black Friday sale. 30-percent off may not seem like much, but when applied to big ticket items like Yeti’s SB5, that amounts to over $2,100 in savings. Some of the best bikes we’ve ever ridden are included in the sale, like Yeti’s SB4.5. Even if you weren’t in the market for a new mountain bike, this sale puts a new trail steed tantalizingly close to affordability. — AJ Powell


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Citroen 2CV: A Classic Exercise in Profound Minimalism
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This Is the Smartwatch to Handle Any Outdoor Pursuit
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16 Awesome Gifts for Guys Who Have Everything
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These 11 Military-Issued Items Are Also Available to Civilians
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13 Best Gifts for Vinyl Lovers
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The 10 Best Bar Carts You Can Buy in 2018
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How to Easily Remove Scratches from Your Watch Crystal
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