May 2, 2019
Today in Gear: The Perfect Old Toyota Supra, an Inside Look at Jaeger-LeCoultre & 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
Quiet Carry, a brand we love for its key-sized EDC tools, recently revealed its first fixed-blade pocket knife, The Current.
Bulgari's flaghsip model is incredibly thin and modern, and new versions in black ceramic only add to its appeal.
Danner launches a 3D knitted sneaker perfect for the urban explorer.
The MkI Camper Aluminum gets a special treatment in this collaboration between Timex and Mr Porter, and of course, it's perfectly affordable.
Between its gorgeous red paint, its six-speed manual gearbox, and a handful of very subtle modifications, it's hard to imagine a better Supra of this generation for your driveway.
Orient Ray II Dive Watch
Save Over 60%: Japanese brand Orient offers some of the best value in mechanical watches. The Orient Ray II Automatic’s retail price of $335 is a pretty good value to begin with. But right now, you can get it on a bracelet with choices of dial colors for just $130. There are also options on a rubber strap for $5 less and a very cool all-black version for just $35 more. — Oren Hartov
Herman Miller Furniture
Save 15%: Michigan-based furniture maker Herman Miller may very well be the keepers of the most treasured furniture designs of the mid-century modern era. The brand houses original works by names long cemented in design history: Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, George Nelson and more. Starting today, almost all of it is on sale.
The Herman Miller Spring Sale is the largest markdown on the company’s archival and recent work — a cool 15 percent off. Everything from the Eameses Lounge chair to Nelson’s Bubble lamps to the brand new Cosm office chair are on sale and ship for free. Happy shopping. — Will Price
Save 40%: Right now, you can save 40 percent on a pair of the Clarks Wallabee, a moc-toe shoe with a suede upper and an easy-wearing crepe sole.
While the Wallabee is a staple of the Clarks portfolio, it’s also the darling of a number of style experts and streetwear brands. In recent years, collaborations that riff on the Wallabee silhouette include OVO (Drake’s collective), Concepts and Supreme. If you want to pick up this iconic shoe for a solid deal, don’t miss this sale. — John Zientek
Adidas Ultraboost 19 Sale
Save $55: The Adidas Ultraboost 19 is down from $180 to $126 at Jackrabbit today in the white and red color. Back in December, Adidas launched the updated model of the ever-popular Ultraboost. We reviewed the shoe here and loved it for long runs. If you’re in the market for a shoe with plush cushion and a flexible and breathable upper, this shoe is for you. While there are limited sizes available, this is the first time we’ve seen the re-designed Ultraboost 19 on sale. Pick up a pair today at Jackrabbit. — Meg Lappe
Apple Watch Series 4
Save $50: New Apple products rarely discounted, so when they do it’s exciting. Take the Apple Watch Series 4. It was released this past fall and the cheapest model on Apple’s website still costs $399 — see here. You can occasionally find the same Series 4 on Amazon for $384, but it’s selling for well below that right now. At $349, it’s the cheapest that Amazon has ever discounted the Apple Watch Series 4. (This deal only applies to the 40mm model with a black sports loop band.) |
Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
Save 30%:If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new pair of quality sunglasses, this is your chance. East Dane is currently offering 30 percent off a range of Italian-made shades from Oliver Peoples. At the sale, you can pick up both acetate and metal framed styles from the cult-favorite LA brand for as little as $266 — but sizes are selling quickly. — John Zientek
Evergoods CPL 24 Backpack
Save $69: A good everyday backpack is simple, durable and understated, and you’ll find few better examples than the Evergoods Civic Panel Loader 24, which is currently $69 off at Huckberry (the best deal we’ve seen on this bag). Evergoods — a relatively young company started by an ex-Patagonia engineer and one of GORUCK’s original co-founders — makes its backpacks in small-batches at its headquarters in Bozeman, Montana.
Since the CPL 24’s debut in 2017, multiple Gear Patrol staff members have adopted it as their daily driver for getting to and from the office. That says a lot, given how many backpacks we test out for reviews and buying guides. But the CPL 24 stands out because it balances a minimal look with a full set of features; a 500D nylon shell fabric treated with a water-resistant coating, a curved back panel that’s both comfortable and breathable and a side-access laptop compartment that fits computers up to 15 inches are just a few. Plus, while the CPL 24 is the ideal around-town pack, it’s capable enough to handle an impromptu hike too (the backpack includes pass-throughs for hydration hoses on both shoulders). — Tanner Bowden
LG B8 55-Inch OLED TV (2018)
Save Over $500: The LG B8 is the company’s entry-level OLED TV, but its picture quality is just as good as the company’s higher-end model, like the LG C8. If you’re looking to get an OLED TV, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. The deal is on a 55-inch model, which is rare because it’s a really popular-sized TV. (Most homes don’t need or can’t fit, a TV that’s larger than 55-inches.) And it’s going for a little over $1,000, which is a lot less expensive than what LG is currently selling its 55-inch LG B8 OLED TVs. |
Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet
Save 53%: Riding a motorcycle is a delight for the senses, but it can grow a little weary on the ears after a while. Between the roar of the wind rushing past and the drone of the engine, it doesn’t take long for the sounds of a ride to push into the irritation zone—or even encroach on causing hearing damage.
Of course, a good helmet can help offset those potentially-deafening noises. And right now, one of the quietest helmets on the market today—the Schuberth C4 Spark Helmet—is on sale for a massive 53 percent off at RevZilla.
This sleek, compact helmet’s Direct Fiber Processing construction (it’s like carbon fiber, but with glass) means it weighs in at just a little over four pounds, but thanks to its German engineering—a process that included hours and hours of testing and aerodynamic optimization—your ears will think they’re encased in far more mass. Should the silence grow too off-putting, the Schuberth C4 Spark also comes with a speaker, microphone, and integral cell phone antenna pre-installed, as well as everything needed to plug the company’s SC1 communication system—which brings mobile phone integration, intercom functionality, and FM radio reception to the table—into the helmet. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a new lid now that riding season has picked back up and you’re a fan of this German helmet’s style, there’s no reason to wait.
— Will Sabel Courtney
Save 25%: Hamilton is always easy to recommend for fun and high-quality, Swiss entry-level luxury watches at affordable prices. It’s even easier when we find them discounted, and right now Macy’s is offering 25% off a wide range of great watches from Hamilton with the promo code FRIEND at checkout. — Zen Love
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