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Today in Gear: Roark Revival’s Winter-Ready Jacket, Thousand-Dollar Jeans Worth Buying & More


December 4, 2018 Briefings By

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With the colder months beginning to settle in, having a jacket that can withstand the elements while still offering up a stylish look is a top priority. Roark Revival’s Axeman Jacket is designed to go from trail to bar without missing a beat.

This elevated field coat is lined with a buffalo check flannel and has a 100 percent nylon water-repellent shell to defy both cold days and fairweather trends — the unique copper-colored clasps and Sherpa collar of the Axeman standout in any barren landscape. And the Sherpa-lined pockets ensure warmth for your hands at all times. The Axeman achieves superior warmth without sacrificing style.


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Why this Pair of Jeans Costs Close to $1,000
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Fresh Deals


Therm-a-Rest Ridge Rest SOLite Sleeping Pad
Save 53%: There are three main types of sleeping pad: air pads, self-inflating pads and closed cell pads. Air pads, which are like packable, miniaturized versions of the full-sized inflatable beds you might buy to accommodate guests in your home, have quickly become popular because they’re the lightest and the most comfortable option. But closed-cell sleeping pads — the old school type made of foam that look like ridged yoga mats — shouldn’t be disregarded, and here’s why.

The main reason to opt for a closed-cell pad over an air mattress is durability. These pads will never puncture, and you’ll never wake up in the middle of the night to find that a tiny, indiscernible hole has brought you down to the cold ground. In this same vein, closed-cell pads are weatherproof. This is why you’ll often see long distance thru-hikers with these pads strapped to the outside of their backpacks — during multi-day treks through remote terrain a deflated sleeping pad isn’t an option. (Foam pads also make for handy seats when picnic tables aren’t available.)

Closed-cell pads gain that durability without adding too much additional weight, and they’re plenty warm also (they’re ideal for winter camping). What’s the downside then? They’re bulky, and not as comfortable as air pads. In the end, choosing the right sleeping pad will depend on the type of trip you’re setting out on, but there is one more factor to consider: price. Closed-cell pads are far and away the cheapest available — even the best of them can cost as little as $40, but there are great options available for even less.

Like Therm-a-Rest’s Ridge Rest SOLite, which is currently down 40 percent from its original price of $30 to $18 at Mountain Steals. Enter the code CYBER20 at checkout, and you can knock another 20 percent off that and bring it to $14. It’s as affordable as sleeping pads get. — Tanner Bowden


Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Set
Save 26%: I had a friend growing up who, when we went to summer camp, would show up with all of his clothing for the week carefully folded and contained in separate, labeled Ziploc bags. We were at that merciless age of adolescence during which something like this was worthy of ridicule — caring too much about anything was decidedly uncool — and he was routinely gibed every morning as we prepped for each day. But year over year he stuck to his system, and I know why: packing organizers make life out of a suitcase so much easier.

In multi-day backpacking trips and full-on expeditions, separating different items into individual containers is essential for not only for knowing where particular things are in a pinch but also for keeping clothing dry; organizers aren’t a matter of debate, they’re necessary. The consequences during casual trips are less dire but the benefits are the same: everything is easy to find, space inside luggage is maximized and clean clothing can be kept separate from the dirty.

One of our favorite collections of packing organizers, Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter Cubes, comes in a variety of sizes for varying needs and is ultralight so as not to take up any additional space inside a bag. Currently, a three-piece set is on sale at Amazon for 26 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


J.Crew x Red Wing Boots
Save $135 Back in 2007, also known as the year that featured T-Pain’s “Buy U a Drank” cracking the top five of the Billboard Hot 100, J. Crew and Red Wing came together to make a boot. That boot, known as the Roughneck, is (like all Red Wing’s) made in the US, features a leather upper and liner, a hardwearing Vibram rubber sole and Goodyear welt construction.

As we speak, the Roughneck is marked down 48 percent during J.Crew’s 48-hour sale — cutting the $280 price tag to $145. Use code 48HOURS at checkout for the discount. —Will Price


Common Projects Sneakers
Save up to 40%:In the world of luxury sneakers, Common Projects has set the bar in terms of style, quality and price-point. The brand’s elevated versions of iconic silhouettes are made in Italy from top-tier leather and feature gold-stamped serial number on the heels. The list prices are a hard sell for many people and the sneakers rarely go on sale, so when they do, you’d best act fast. Now at Need Supply Co., you can save up to 40 percent on two of the brand’s newer models. The Skate Low and New Track styles are available in various colors and EU sizes 40 to 45. Sure, they’re still expensive, but if you’ve had your eye on a pair, this is your chance! — John Zientek


Adidas Adizero Sale
Save 50% Every year, the marathon majors bucket list re-starts. Six grand marathons span the globe from London to Boston to Chicago to Tokyo. While the location and dates change and the weather varies immensely, one thing that you can always count on is seeing the same shoes. You’re going to spot the Nike 4%, a version of the Reebok Floatride, likely many variations of Brooks sneakers and the Adidas Adizero. The Adizero is Adidas’ race day sneaker. It’s lightweight so you can feel fast from the start line to the end of your 26.2 miles. Right now you can save 50 percent on a pair of Adidas Adizeros. — Meg Lappe


Amazon’s Furniture
Save 20% Near the end of 2018, Amazon announced the arrival of two of its own in-house furniture collections — Rivet and Stone & Beam. The prices are slightly higher than what’s typical of Amazon’s own brands (AmazonBasics in particular), but the collections are surprisingly, well, decent-looking. Rivet dons the mid-century modern cape and carries loads of more inexpensive versions of classic items, while Stone & Beam leans more into the faux-rustic farmhouse look.

Today, a few pages worth of Amazon furniture brands (there are a couple smaller lines, too) are marked 20 percent off. It should be noted that we haven’t tested these items out ourselves, but for the prices some of these items are going for, it’s worth a look. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from the sale below. —Will Price


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