April 10, 2019

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New & Noteworthy Releases

New Seiko Watches Fuse the Best of Japanese Pop Culture & Watchmaking
New Seiko Watches Fuse the Best of Japanese Pop Culture & Watchmaking

The new Seiko Prospex watches hold nothing back to mark the 40-year anniversary of the Japanese classic "Mobile Gundam Suit" animated series.

Amazon’s $300 Amplifier Adds Alexa to Your Home Theater
Amazon’s $300 Amplifier Adds Alexa to Your Home Theater

The Echo Link Amp works as a stereo receiver. It also can function as 2.1 home theater receiver.

This Super-Sexy Porsche 911 Speedster Is About to Hit the Streets
This Super-Sexy Porsche 911 Speedster Is About to Hit the Streets

An inside tip reveals that the production version of the Porsche 911 Speedster concept is set to make its formal debut at—or very close to—the New York International Show next week.

Is an All-Electric Off-Roader On Its Way From Honda?
Is an All-Electric Off-Roader On Its Way From Honda?

There's no denying the future of motorcycles is all-electric and Honda is the latest big name in the business to tease its electric intentions with the CR-E MX.

This Is the Last Work Hoodie You’ll Ever Need
This Is the Last Work Hoodie You’ll Ever Need

1620's Work Hoodie isn't cheap, but it is rugged enough for years of work and offers a surprising level of customization.

Canon Unveils the Most Compact Rebel DSLR Camera Ever. Oh, and It Shoots 4K Video
Canon Unveils the Most Compact Rebel DSLR Camera Ever. Oh, and It Shoots 4K Video

Canon's upcoming EOS Rebel SL3 is lighter, smaller and more powerful than previous Rebel DSLRs.

These Affordable, Automatic Watches Feature Unique, Kinetic Art
These Affordable, Automatic Watches Feature Unique, Kinetic Art

Humism began as a successful Kickstarter project and now sells automatic watches with dials that "bloom" on thw wrist.

This Might Be the Ultimate Custom Defender
This Might Be the Ultimate Custom Defender

Barring any unexpected aggressive bidding wars, you could be looking at a hell of a deal for a custom restomodded Defender.


Fresh Deals


Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Sale
Save $39: If you’re a Patagonia fan, you’ve likely heard about the fantastic stuff sack-duffel-carry-on known as the Black Hole Duffel. Our staffers turn to this bag when they’re heading to Vermont for a ski weekend, out to Denver for a big convention, moving to a new apartment in the city and even on a month-long trip to Ecuador. The weather-resistant and sturdy bags are built to last a lifetime. The lightweight version is one of our best adventure duffels of 2018, and the 30-liter is our best adventure travel weekenders.

We love the rubberized nylon ripstop fabric and how it holds up to airport carousels as well as in the under-carriage bus storage. The internal compression straps rope everything into place, as do the pockets. The removable shoulder straps allow you to carry it as a backpack or as a duffel. Right now, you can pick up a 60-liter bag for just $90.30 in a variety of colors. — Meg Lappe


Tons of Home Goods
Save Up to 80%: Live at noon today, Way Day is Wayfair’s version of Prime Day. This is to say that, other than Prime Day, it’s one of the largest sales on the internet.

Wayfair is set to mark down huge tracts of inventory (Curbed reported more than 100,000 items) on its site and across its range of other home goods stores — AllModern, Birch Lane and Joss & Main. Expect up to 80 percent off rugs, cheap outdoor furniture, lighting, mirrors and, best of all, free shipping. Wayfair also stocks a selection of kitchen gear from brands like Kitchenaid, Lodge, Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach.

Way Day sales will run now until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 11. Happy hunting. — Will Price


Seiko Recraft Solar Chronograph
Save 30%: This colorful and, frankly, awesome-looking chronograph watch seems straight out of the 1970s and, with its matching NATO strap, it will wear boldly with short sleeves. Best of all, it’s on sale now for $252 by using the promo code “SHINE” at checkout, which is about $100 off its full retail price of $350. — Zen Love


Tojiro DP Gyutou Knife
Save $10: Brandt Cox is a former professional chef and cofounder of New Orleans’ Coutelier NOLA knife shop. When we asked him to name the best bang-for-your-buck Japanese chef’s knife, he didn’t hesitate. “[The Tojiro DP Series] is one of the best price-to-performance value knives we’ve tested or stocked,” he said.

The blade Brandt described as a “gateway drug” into Japanese knives, is on sale today — shoppers can save a modest $10 on the 8.2-inch Tojiro DP Gyutou. The DP series Gyutou is made with hardwearing, wear-resistant VG10 knife steel and the classically thin bevels of a Japanese kitchen knife, but it also sports a western ergonomic-focused handle most Japanese knife newbs are familiar with. Don’t forget to sharpen it. — Will Price


END Clothing Nike Sale
Save up to 50%: Retro-inspired windbreakers and fleeces are a great way to ward off the chill during your early-morning jogs, and few athletic brands do retro-inspired activewear as well as Nike. Today at END Clothing you can find a massive range of Nike spring essentials — most notably these windbreakers and fleeces — for 30 to 50 percent off list price. Choose from color-blocked windbreakers and fleeces, discounted trainers and sneakers, comfy sweats and throwback hoodies for all the blustery, half-rainy days coming your way, not to mention cool summer nights further down the road. — Andy Frakes


Today on Gear Patrol

The 2019 Ram Power Wagon Is the Most Capable Pickup You Can Buy
The 2019 Ram Power Wagon Is the Most Capable Pickup You Can Buy

With exceptional off-road prowess, an excellent re-design inside and out and fit with the "Tradesman" option and the new Power Wagon is king of pickup truck mountain.

This Japanese Brand Perfected the Button-Down Shirt
This Japanese Brand Perfected the Button-Down Shirt

An interview with co-founder Yoshio Sadasue.

The 10 Non-Camera Essentials for Your Camera Kit
The 10 Non-Camera Essentials for Your Camera Kit

These are the things that will make a difference in getting the shot.

The Type 20 Military Pilot’s Chronograph Watch
The Type 20 Military Pilot’s Chronograph Watch

Some of the coolest military chronograph watches ever were made for the French air force after WW2, and some are still being produced today.

The Complete Buying Guide to Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets and Cookware
The Complete Buying Guide to Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets and Cookware

From skillets that go for $10 to vintage pieces from 100 years ago, this is everything you need to know about Lodge's enormous catalog of cast-iron cookware.


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