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Today in Gear: Trask’s Luxurious Leather Slippers, the Best Winter Cycling Kits of the Season & More


December 19, 2018 Briefings By

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During the holidays, you’re likely to spend cozy days indoors — and that means you need a nice pair of slippers. Trask has you covered with its elevated Polson slippers. They’re made from Horween American Bison leather, printed Italian suede and Norwegian elk. The handsewn moccasin construction offers contrast stitching for that classic winter slipper style. A genuine shearling lining keeps feet plenty warm while a rubber outsole allows for running outside to get the newspaper or take the dog for a walk. They’re finished off with an Ortholite-cushioned footbed and feel comfortable from the first wear. These slippers will make your holidays (and entire winter) a pleasure to spend time indoors.


New & Noteworthy Releases

The Best Car In the Porsche Lineup Is the New 718 T
The Best Car In the Porsche Lineup Is the New 718 T

Porsche just took its entry-level mid-engine sports car and gave it the 'Touring' treatment.

This $150 Box of Socks Makes a Surprisingly Perfect Gift
This $150 Box of Socks Makes a Surprisingly Perfect Gift

Consider this a yuletide slam dunk.

Hoka One One’s Outdoor Boot is Urban Winter Approved
Hoka One One’s Outdoor Boot is Urban Winter Approved

These blacked out Hoka One One boots deserve a spot in everyone's closet.

This iMac Stand Solves the Problem of Hard-to-Reach Ports
This iMac Stand Solves the Problem of Hard-to-Reach Ports

Satechi is calling this stand the "perfect 2-in-1 solution" that both adds ports and elevates your desktop workstation.

The Nike Tailwind is Back Again in Two New Colors
The Nike Tailwind is Back Again in Two New Colors

The Tailwind OG popped back up in October, and this month they're back in two new colors.

This Is the First Waterproof AirPod Case That Apple Actually Endorses
This Is the First Waterproof AirPod Case That Apple Actually Endorses

Order for the Apple Store now. Get it before Christmas.


Fresh Deals


Urban Outfitters’ Home Gear
Save Up to 60% The home of weird t-shirt collaborations and multi-colored Vans is also a surprisingly good spot for relatively cheap furniture and home gear. Though Urban’s home section will require sifting through — boho-inspired baskets and oddly colored twists on mid-century-modern furniture make up a large part — there’s a lot of nice, simple and good-looking stuff to dig up.

Right now, more than 250 pieces from its collection are discounted up to 60 percent off in its home decor sale. This includes the aforementioned wicker baskets and other weirdness, but the gems are there too. We rounded up a few we like below. —Will Price


Roland Sands Dalton Jeans
Save 20%On average, motorcycle jeans tend to be oddly cut to maximize space for knee and hip armor protection and are overly stiff for abrasion resistance. The Roland Sands Dalton Jeans are 70 percent cotton and 30 percent kevlar construction and are low rise with a slim-straight fit. The Dalton Jeans might not have the extra reinforcement of armor at the knees and hips, but the kevlar infused denim claws back some of the protection to make them more road worthy than a regular pair of Levi’s. —Bryan Campbell


Anglepoise Type 1227 Lamp
Save 40% Anglepoise has been making its classic spring-balanced lamps since the 1930s, and between its inception and today it’s found itself in museums, on postage stamps and, most importantly, on the desks and floors of homes across the globe.

Today, during YLighting’s Warehouse sale, the British company’s original model — the Type 1227 — can be had for way under its regular price. Usually just about $300, it’s just $186 today with code 10MORE applied at checkout. It’s worth noting that these deals come courtesty of open box returns, but are in new conditions, according to YLighting (plus, shipping is free). —Will Price


Yeti Panga Duffel
Save 30%: In 2018, Yeti made its most significant departure from the cooler that made the brand a cult-favorite with the introduction of a soft-sided everyday backpack called the Tocayo. The pack represents a slow expansion of the company’s products beyond insulated coolers and drinkware that started over a year ago with the introduction of the Panga Duffel. At that time, the Panga felt incremental — it drew on the success of Yeti’s soft-sided coolers, removing the insulation but keeping the abrasion-resistant laminated nylon shell and waterproof construction. The Panga is as burly as duffels get — and it’s currently 30 percent off at Huckberry until midnight tonight.
Yeti products are rarely marked down this much, so if the Panga is on your wishlist, act fast. The duffel is available in 50- and 75-liter capacities. Huckberry’s discount extends to bags from other brands including Goruck, Topo Designs, Hydro Flask and more. The discount is applied at checkout. — Tanner Bowden


AmazonBasics Enamel Kettlebells
Save up to 26%: You know this: in less than two weeks one year will end, and another will begin, and you’ll consider all the goals you’d like to accomplish in the 12 months that follow. Getting in shape is a common one. As an alternative to a pricey gym membership, consider upgrading your home gym setup. Sure, this can be expensive too, but it doesn’t have to be. Essential fitness tools can be affordable, like AmazonBasics’ kettlebells, which are currently on sale for up to 26 percent off.

Crossfit has helped bolster kettlebells’ reputation as a must-have gym item and a dynamic alternative to dumbbells. They can be used to increase the results of rows, deadlifts and squats, and a properly-executed kettlebell swing can increase strength, speed and explosiveness. All this from a hunk of iron with a handle attached. AmazonBasics makes its kettlebells from cast iron and coats them in enamel for a smooth feel and appearance. Given that some kettlebells can cost as much as $200, it’s a considerable deal — Amazon’s kettlebells range from ten to 60 pounds and cost as little as $15 — and one that could have you looking at a productive 2019 starting on day one. — Tanner Bowden


Watches on Huckberry
Save 30%: Huckberry consistently offerings a curation of cool, outdoorsy watches fit for all your adventuring needs, many of which are already eminently affordable. Lucky for us, however, that right now they’re running a 30%-off sale on every timepiece in their inventory, so whether you’re looking to gift a friend his or her first field watch or, say, pick up a mechanical dive watch for your next vacation, now you can grab something at a truly incredible value. — Oren Hartov


Today on Gear Patrol

The 3 Best Winter Cycling Kits of 2019
The 3 Best Winter Cycling Kits of 2019

Three full-on kits from three premium cycling brands: Rapha, Pas Normal Studios and Velocio.

Why You Should Never Buy a Three-in-One Jacket
Why You Should Never Buy a Three-in-One Jacket

It may seem like smart design and a great deal - but it isn't. And here's why.

Essential Winter Motorcycle Gear for Cold Weather Rides
Essential Winter Motorcycle Gear for Cold Weather Rides

From the helmet and top layers to toasty heated base layers, these are some of the essentials you'll want when you ride through the coldest months of the year.

A Fitness Watch Built to G-SHOCK’s Standards for Less Than $100
A Fitness Watch Built to G-SHOCK’s Standards for Less Than $100

The GBD800-1 from G-SHOCK is a combination of G-SHOCK's legendary toughness and style mixed with fitness tracking capabilities.

15 Tools Every Home Bar Should Have on Hand
15 Tools Every Home Bar Should Have on Hand

The ideal home bar is outfitted with the gear to make any cocktail happen. The best part? Most of that gear is dirt cheap.


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