April 16, 2019
Today in Gear: Medical-Grade First Aid from ZipStitch, the Best New Expert-Recommended Coffee Gear & More
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Whether you’re heading into the outdoors for an excursion or just staying prepared at home, the proper essentials in a first aid kit are crucial. One addition every first aid kit could use is the ZipStitch Laceration Kit, a medical bandage that adheres with enough force allowing you to forgo stitches. This wound closure device allows anyone to effectively treat minor cuts in seconds, potentially saving you a trip to the hospital. Using four zip ties made of medical-grade polymer, ZipStitch distributes a pulling force uniformly across either side of an adhesive base for precise control of closing a wound up to 1.5 inches long. Considering a trip to the ER or the hospital for stitches can be costly, it’s a no-brainer to stock your first aid kit with a ZipStitch or two.
New & Noteworthy Releases
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Wish Ford would bring the Ranger Raptor to the US? Galpin Auto Sports now makes an off-road pickup that could satisfy your craving.
Vans launched two new warm-weather surfing products that are sure to become your new go-to summer favorites.
The new 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a compact crossover that looks an awful lot like its big brother, the Blazer. And that's a good thing.
Handsome and affordably priced, almost every part of Timex's new American Documents watch collection is made stateside.
In 1998, Subaru gave us the Impreza 2.5RS. The success of which is the reason Subaru finally brought the WRX in 2001 and the STI in 2004.
Patagonia created its new Hose-Down slicker jacket and bibs for the toughest jobs, from farming to crab fishing.
Jomers Kurabo Bull Denim Jeans
Save 27%: You can pick up a pair of jeans made with Japanese Kurabo Bull denim for just $35 today. Made by Jomers, they’re available in five colors — olive, navy, dark camel, light grey and dark grey — and in both slim and standard fits. The 10.5-ounce denim is appropriate for multi-season wear and it includes three percent stretch for added comfort. If you’ve been meaning to get a new pair of jeans, don’t sleep on these — they’re practically a steal. — John Zientek
Bulova Devil Diver Watch
Save 36%: Bulova’s been dipping (“diving?” More appropriate?) into its archives for the last couple years, a popular result of which has been the reintroduction of the famed Oceanographer “Devil Diver,” so-called for its depth rating of 666 ft. This Devil Diver is a 44mm cushion-cased, screw-back watch with matte-black dial, sword hands framed in white and automatic Miyota movement with date. You also get a box sapphire crystal with an internal magnifier and a steel bracelet. Best of all, right now you can grab the Devil Diver for only $508, a 36% savings off the list price of $795. — Oren Hartov
Jackrabbit Running Shoes Sale
Save 50%: Finding a pair of high-performing running shoes under $100 can be hard to do. The sale at Jackrabbit this week makes it easy. Right now, over 30 different styles from brands like Asics, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Salomon and more are all under $85. We picked out a few of our favorite running shoes below that we’ve tested, but there are a plethora of colors and sizes on Jackrabbit.com.
— Meg Lappe
RavPower USB-C Power Bank
Save $11: Portable chargers are a dime a dozen these days, but one of our favorite ones — the RAVPower 10000mAh USB-C Power Bank — is cheaper than ever right now. The power bank has two big selling points. One, it’s super thin and can easily fit in your pocket. And two, it charges via USB-C, meaning you can charge it with the same setup you use with most new smartphones and laptops (iPhones being the exception), as well as a Nintendo Switch. Its 10000mAh capacity essentially doubles (or more) the battery life of your current iPhone or Android smartphone.
Need Supply Friends & Family Sale
Save 30% On Everything: The good stuff doesn’t come cheap. Well, let’s say it rarely comes cheap — Need Supply is currently having a site-wide sale event, and if you’re after new shades, shorts, shirts or sneakers you’ll find the good stuff for 30 percent off right now. In case you don’t know where to start, here’s a wardrobe’s worth of options. — Andy Frakes
SOG Dark Energy 120A EDC Flashlight
Save 34%: SOG is better known for its pocket knives but the company’s EDC flashlights, like the Dark Energy 120A that’s currently 34 percent off at REI, adhere to the same quality standard. For instance, that same 120A model has five modes (full brightness, low brightness, reading mode, strobe and momentary on) has a case made of high-grade aluminum and is waterproof against immersion up to one meter for 30 minutes. It’s also 4.5 inches long, which, like many of SOG’s knives, allow it to fit in a pocket, so it’s always at hand. — Tanner Bowden
Roomba 650 (Refurb)
Save $240: Thanks to robust customer support, solid warranties, unequaled suction and continuous improvements, the Roomba has dominated the robo-vacuum market for nearly two decades. Its older models, though not as kitted-out as the ultra-powerful and smart i7+, still do the job just fine. The 650 is schedulable, adjusts suction to floor types automatically and identifies areas of your home where debris accumulates. Today on Ebay, a refurbished 650 is marked all the way down to $160 — easily the lowest price we’ve seen for Roombas (old or new). As it’s listed by a third-party seller, it’s worth messaging the seller to inquire about refurbishing specifics and warranty changes. — Will Price
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