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Today in Gear: Google’s New iPad Killer, Super Bowl Recipe Ideas, Innovative Outdoor Gear Releases & Much More
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New & Noteworthy Releases
For 2019/2020 K2 is overhauling its entire freeride line of skis with a collection called Mindbender that uses all-new tech.
These trail runners work just as well on the pavement as on the trail, so transitions are seamless and you don't have to buy two separate shoes.
Whether the trails near you are dusty, rocky or muddy, you can tweak this trail shoe to make it work for you.
Marmot's high alpine jacket will keep you toasty throughout hour-long belay sessions.
Mountain Hardwear's ultralight Ghost Whisperer down jacket has become a best seller, but in 2019 the company plans to make it heavier.
Under Armour's latest addition to its HOVR line was inspired by all the gritty runners out there logging miles before breakfast.
Featuring the designs of 14 Inuit seamstresses.
The Concept 300 is "the most audio advanced loudspeaker" that Q Acoustics has ever made.
Tuff Duck fabric made with hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester.
Uniqlo Cashmere Sweaters
Save 44% Cashmere was once a top-tier luxury material, mostly reserved for people who could stand to pay several hundred dollars for a sweater (or thousands of dollars for a suit).
But the cashmere market has been democratized in recent years by an increasing import volume and more sustainable (and affordable) production practices, allowing brands like Uniqlo to sell incredibly soft and well-made cashmere clothing for less. And while Uniqlo’s prices are always pretty accessible, this deal takes the brand’s amazingly soft sweaters from “reasonably priced” to “can’t pass this up.” Grab one of these and never look back. — Andy Frakes
Timex x Todd Snyder Ironman Watch
Save 40%: If you’re into throwback digital watches, don’t miss out on the Timex x Todd Snyder Ironman watch. This reissue was first developed in 1984 in partnership with the Ironman triathlon and features 200-meter water resistance, an Indiglo night light, a 100-hour chronograph, a 99-lap counter and a 24-hour countdown time. Though the contemporary model features an enlarged face and dial, it’s just as lightweight and durable as the original. Better yet, it’s nearly 40% off right now, and for a limited time you can get an additional 20 percent off of that with the code LASTCALL20. — Oren Hartov
TRX PRO Suspension Trainer System
Save $80 When arranged thoughtfully and outfitted appropriately, a home gym can be an entirely capable alternative to a pricey gym membership. It doesn’t have to call for heavy and bulky (not to mention expensive) equipment, either. TRX’s original suspension trainer was created with this type of functional minimalism in mind — it was invented by a Navy SEAL squadron commander named Randy Hetrick who was searching for a way to stay fit during deployment.
Like an as-seen-on-TV contraption, it can be adapted to various workouts and targeted exercises. Unlike that hulking machine, it can be bought in fewer than 12 installments, especially now that it’s 40 percent off — a savings of $80 — at Amazon. — Tanner Bowden
Allen Edmonds Sale
Save up to 60% Right now, a selection of Allen Edmonds’ well-made boots and shoes are on sale for up to 60 percent off at Nordstrom Rack. They’re the kinds of footwear you’ll buy now and wear for years: worthy investments at full price, but practically steals when they’re discounted like this.— Justin Fenner
Today on Gear Patrol
The Pixel Slate is Google's first tablet in years. And it's designed to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft's Surface Pro and Apple's 2018 iPad Pro. So, does it?
Easy to set up and impossible to break apart.
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BioLite's latest innovation is a total renovation of the common headlamp -- you probably didn't realize you needed a new one.
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The precurser to the modern snowboard was a backyard toy called the Snurfer. Now, the most innovative new boards are drawing from it again and going binding-less.
From Andrew Zimmern, the indomitable palate behind Bizarre Foods. (Stack of napkins not included.)
It's all a matter of fashion and engineering capability. These are the design, technology and style trends we hope to see more of in 2019.
With a slow cooker, there's no excuse to not make beans from scratch. Start here.