March 29, 2019

Today in Gear: Seiko’s Streetwear-Worthy New Prospex Watches, the Honda Talon 1000 SxS and More


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Seiko’s Prospex Collection has evolved over the years beyond its roots as solely professional diving instruments but has stayed focused on durable everyday sport watches. The Prospex Steet Series released at the end of last year is no different, offering the signature Prospex toughness with a mix of bold color.

The monochrome blue, green, and gray color options stand out on the wrist while featuring the details of the Prospex line: matching silicone straps, solar-powered movements, bright luminescent on the dials, unidirectional rotating bezels, and 47mm lightweight cases that are water-resistant down to 200m. Utilizing the signature “Tuna Can” case style, the three Prospex Street Series timepieces take the fabled dive watch design to new places with a comfortable and eye-catching wear.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This $50 Pappy-Like Bourbon Could Be the Best Whiskey Release of the Year
This $50 Pappy-Like Bourbon Could Be the Best Whiskey Release of the Year

Get your gloves out. The whiskey world will be fighting over the new W.L. Weller bottles from Buffalo Trace Distillery.

This Simple App Makes Dark Mode on Your Mac Even Better
This Simple App Makes Dark Mode on Your Mac Even Better

If you're a big fan of Dark Mode, there's a new Mac app that you should try.

Canada Goose and Gore-Tex Finally Join Forces to Take on the Spring
Canada Goose and Gore-Tex Finally Join Forces to Take on the Spring

Two of the most esteemed names in outerwear join forces for a killer spring collection to beat back wind and rain.

Patagonia’s Latest Product Is This New Beer
Patagonia’s Latest Product Is This New Beer

Patagonia's sustainable food company, Patagonia Provisions, just released Long Root Wit, its second ever beer.

Canon Takes Another Shot at Fujifilm with an Upgraded Instant-Print Camera
Canon Takes Another Shot at Fujifilm with an Upgraded Instant-Print Camera

Canon's new IVY Cliq+ camera lets you edit and tweak images in a companion mobile app before creating an instant print from the camera itself — a big upgrade over the original model.

It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Japanese Chukka Boot
It’s Hard to Beat the Quality of This Japanese Chukka Boot

Featuring Goodyear-welt construction, Vibram soles and French calf leather that was tanned in Japan.

Shop This Constantly Sold Out Jacket from Topo Designs Today
Shop This Constantly Sold Out Jacket from Topo Designs Today

The icy blue and red are already close to selling out again.

Score a Deal on the Snack That’s Keto-Friendly and Paleo-Approved
Score a Deal on the Snack That’s Keto-Friendly and Paleo-Approved

CHOMPS meat sticks are absent any substitute ingredients like added sugar, artificial preservatives, fillers or MSG.


Fresh Deals


Wolf Viceroy Watch Winder
Save $319: While you don’t per se need a watch winder, its a nice accessory to have if you own multiple automatic watches. The problem is that even winders on the more affordable end of the spectrum can cost a surprisingly large amount of money, which is why it’s always nice to see a Wolf winder on sale. The winder’s MSRP is $499, but right now you can get it for just $180. — Zen Love


Reebok 50% Off Sale
Save 50%: Today, you can pick up a pair of Reebok’s best-selling CrossFit Nano 8 gym shoe and the Floatride Run — both on sale for over $70 off. Each sneaker is just a tad over $50, which is a steal for a sneaker that’s a winner in our Best Gym Sneakers guide. While the Nano sneakers are built for CrossFit, they make great gym sneakers, whether you prefer lifting weights and using machines over rope climbs and handstand pushups.

The best news of all is that Reebok’s massive spring sale doesn’t just include sneakers, it’s not just sneakers — you can take an additional 50 percent off all sale items including apparel and Classics. Be sure to use code EXTRA50 at checkout. — Meg Lappe

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Mystery Ranch Backpacks
Save up to 39%: Mystery Ranch may be better known for the heavy-duty packs worn by members of the military and backcountry firefighters, but the lightweight In and Out, which is currently 18 percent off at Huckberry, meets our expectations of the company, if for different reasons.

The In and Out is collapsible, folding into itself to become the size of a small pillow (and you might use it as such on a long flight or bus ride). But, unlike many other minimalist travel backpacks, it remains full-featured with 100-denier Cordura fabric, an aerospace mesh back panel and pockets to accommodate everything from a water bottle to an ice axe. For these reasons, it’s our pick for the best minimalist daypack for hiking, but it’ll serve travelers who prefer city sidewalks to trails just as well.

Other great Mystery Ranch bags are also on sale at Huckberry, including the 21-liter Urban Assault everyday backpack and the travel-oriented Mission Duffel, both for 39 percent off. — Tanner Bowden


Repro Military Sneakers from Various Countries
Save 20%:If you’re looking for a new pair of sneakers for spring and don’t want the ubiquitous styles offered at big-box stores, consider picking up a military trainer. Japanese footwear brand Reproduction of Found specializes in reproduction military trainers from a range of different countries and for a limited time, they’re on sale at Need Supply Co. Pick up familiar silhouettes from countries like Canada and the U.S. or step out of the box with styles from Russia and China. No matter the option, you’ll get a well-made sneaker that will differentiate you from the crowd. — John Zientek


Today on Gear Patrol

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2019 Honda Talon Review: a Bold First Attempt Raises the Bar for Sport Side-by-Sides

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7 Vintage Dealers on Pieces They Wish They Never Sold
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A railroad jacket, a USARP Parka, Carhartt overalls and more.

Conquer Your Commute with This Unique Helmet
Conquer Your Commute with This Unique Helmet

The 174Hudson Stack folding helmet from Priority Bicycles shrinks to half its size when not in use, saving space when — and where — you need it most.

5 Questions with the President of the Horological Society of New York
5 Questions with the President of the Horological Society of New York

We speak with HSNY President Nicholas Manousos about spreading watchmaking knowledge, the history of the HSNY, and more.

This Modular Backpack Does Everything, but Is That a Good Thing?
This Modular Backpack Does Everything, but Is That a Good Thing?

Black Ember's WPRT backpack is waterproof, good looking, and customizable with modular pouches. But is it overbuilt?

The 5 Best Things We Drank This Month
The 5 Best Things We Drank This Month

An old-fashioned rye, a low-calorie IPA we don't hate, shochu for cocktails and more.

3 Killer ‘6B’ Military Watches Made for Britain’s RAF
3 Killer ‘6B’ Military Watches Made for Britain’s RAF

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The GMC Sierra AT4 Is a Surprisingly Agile Grunt of a Truck
The GMC Sierra AT4 Is a Surprisingly Agile Grunt of a Truck

The AT4 distinguishes itself with unique styling details, off-road shocks and tires, a locking rear differential, and a factory-installed two-inch suspension lift.


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