March 4, 2019
Today in Gear: Yema’s Updated Superman Dive Watch, Everlane’s Upgraded Everyday Chinos & More
Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New & Noteworthy Releases
Revealed ahead of this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari F8 Tributo will take up the mid-engined V8 torch from the outgoing 488 GTB.
Sole and United by Blue teamed up to create a sustainably produced shoe that includes merino wool, bison fiber, old wine corks and more.
Having a beer after a workout is a guarantee, but during one is inadvisable. This hoppy energy gel gives you the flavor sans alcohol.
Ultimate Ears just launched an online tool that lets you customize its portable Bluetooth speakers — design it to look however you like.
Omega's Seamaster dedicated to New York City captures the classic style of past eras in a modern, technical package.
Blackyak Modicana Jacket
Save $114: When we first saw Blackyak’s Modicana jacket, we were impressed. The coat is part of the South Korea-based apparel brand’s Midshell collection, which combines properties from mid-layers with those of outer layers to produce versatile pieces that can be worn as either. Blackyak exhibits this idea in the Modicana with a soft, stretchy shell that’s also waterproof yet impressively breathable. The interior is lined with merino wool for warmth and wicking; the cuffs, hem and hood include a form-fitting sticky elastic that promotes movement.
All of these details — it’s clear just by looking at it how much the designers thought about its construction — make the Modicana the type of jacket that can be worn as functionally with other pieces as it can go it alone. Right now, as part of Backcountry’s winter clearance sale, it’s 30 percent off, which amounts to a savings of over $100. The great thing is that while the Modicana is an excellent jacket for winter, it isn’t strictly a winter jacket. — Tanner Bowden
Saxx Gym Shorts Sale
Save 50%Today, you can pick up a pair of our staff-favorite Saxx Legend 2N1 gym shorts for over 50 percent off. Saxx started with underwear — all designed with the specific contours of the male body in mind — and has since expanded to include pajamas, bathing suits and these gym shorts that deserve a spot in your drawer. Usually, the shorts are $65, but when you shop on Massdrop, you can grab a pair for just $30.
Our team swears by Saxx shorts for runs and trips to the gym thanks to the sweat-wicking fabric, stretchy fit and the suggestively-named Ballpark Pouch that prevents chafing during a workout. These 9-inch shorts come in two colors, charcoal or navy camo. — Meg Lappe|
Target Threshold Percale Sheets
Save Up to 25% When you think of buying cheap, you think of tradeoffs — what am I willing to put up with in the name of saving some cash? Target’s Threshold-branded percale sheets are very cheap and make you forget tradeoffs altogether.
Marked down up to 25 percent, these sets don’t show the obvious tells of other cheap sheets — poor stitching, chemical smells, lack of crispness and so on. They’re airy and crisp out of the box. They also don’t flub thread count numbers like many other options in this category, a problem that’s stemmed from the belief that larger thread count numbers equal more comfort. “The [thread count] numbers are often lies to begin with. A higher thread count doesn’t equate to better quality. Stay within the 200- to 300-range and you’ll be good,” co-founder of Authenticity 50, Jimmy McDonald said.
At a solid 300 thread count, they’re also easily the best cheap sheets we’ve ever tested. Search your mattress size and pick from a variety of colors and patterns — they’re all on sale. —Will Price
Seiko 5 Sports SRPB1X Automatic Watch
Save $170: The Seiko 5 Sports SRPB1X Automatic is particularly awesome because at first glance, one couldn’t be blamed for mistaking it for an original reference from the 1970s. With its cushion case, day-date complication (in both English and Spanish) 1/6th second track and wide, polished steel indices, the SRPB1X is brimming with funky ’70s vibes in all the right ways. It’s only the display case back that shows off the automatic Seiko 4R36 movement, a mineral crystal and the oversized 45mm case that give away this watch as belonging to the modern era. — Oren Hartov
Save up to 50%:Founded in 2006, denim-retailer Self Edge is revered by style aficionados. The store’s mix of premium Japanese brands is second-to-none, a unique curation of world-class garments and accessories that are unusually hard to come by. That said, these aspirational products are priced accordingly.
But, for those looking to save a few bucks, Self Edge’s Warehouse Sale currently has a range of detail-oriented Japanese jackets for up to 50 percent off. Pick from brands like Strike Gold, Stevenson Overall Co., Iron Heart and more, but don’t wait — stock is limited. — John Zientek
Foehn Brise Pants
Save 15%: We have a lot of nice things to say about Foehn. Whether it be their Brise pant or their down jacket we reviewed as a part of our best down jackets of 2019 rundown, our writers have been impressed with Foehn’s ability to balance style and functionality. So, naturally, when we saw that our favorite climbing pants were marked down 15% we got a little excited.
Here is the thing with these pants, while they were originally designed for scrambling up rocks, you don’t have to be a dirtbag climber to enjoy the Brise Pant. The four-way stretch pants have articulated knees, a soft interior, a tough water repellent exterior and a tapered leg that ends at an elasticated ankle cuff. So yeah, you can take them to the rock climbing gym or out to go camping, but they look good enough to wear around for the rest of the day. And at 15% off, what’s not to like about that? — J.D. DiGiovanni
Dyson V7 & V8 Vacuums
Save Up To $150: Today at Amazon, you can find two great Dyson vacuums for some of the lowest prices we’ve seen — and they’re not refurbished, they’re brand-spanking-new.
The smaller of the pair, the V7, boasts a max suction power of 100 air watts (Dyson claims it’s the strongest of any handheld vacs) and can run for up to 30 minutes on a single charge. The V7 also comes with a special motorized head attachment for pet hair and loose debris, and the suction hose attachment will help you reach narrow spaces.
As for the larger vacuum, the V8 Absolute Cordless, you’re getting a more powerful (115 air watts) and longer-running (40 minutes) cordless machine. This model was made to deep-clean carpets and with the included motorized cleaning head, you get eight straight minutes of serious carpet-cleaning action. Yes, there are plenty of great corded vacuums out there, and yes, many of them cost less than the V8. But Dyson has a hardcore following, and this machine is part of the reason why. — Andy Frakes|
Today on Gear Patrol
The original Superman dive watch, which featured a unique bezel-locking mechanism, gets a modern update that maintains its classic lines.
The Volkswagen Atlas and Subaru Ascent exist because customers were procreating their way out of the brands' model trees.
Former pro skier Anthony Boronowski is using his brand Foehn to make climbing clothing that looks good enough to wear anywhere.