May 10, 2019

Today In Gear: Kaenon’s New Sport Sunglasses, The Most-Hyped Breweries in America & More


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Since 2001, Kaenon has strived to create the ideal sunglasses for any outdoor adventure. Designed in California and made in Italy, the brand’s sunglasses utilize proprietary SR-91 and SR-91ULTRA polarized lenses, delivering clarity, featherweight construction and serious impact resistance. Its flagship Arcata Polarized Sunglasses represent what Kaenon does best: providing the ultimate utility in a full-wrap performance package. The new Arcata SR takes that performance even further by cutting down on weight with semi-rimless frames. It also features removable nose pads for a better fit, and rubberized temple tips for grip in all scenarios. Expanded downward vision and peripheral coverage round out this pair of sunglasses, providing an extra edge wherever your pursuits take you next.

New & Noteworthy Releases

Rapha’s Aero Cycling Kit Might Just Be the Fastest Yet
Rapha’s Aero Cycling Kit Might Just Be the Fastest Yet

Rapha has worked on these aerodynamic pieces for years. Today you can pick up the new bibs and jerseys.

It Won’t Be Easy to Get These Ultra-Stylish Hiking Boots
It Won’t Be Easy to Get These Ultra-Stylish Hiking Boots

Danner and Snow Peak recently teamed up to create a stylish version of the Mountain Light hiking boot.

Forget the New Bronco, This Is the Two-Door Off-Roader You Want
Forget the New Bronco, This Is the Two-Door Off-Roader You Want

With a rig like this imported 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser LJ70 popping up for sale, it's easy to get distracted and forget the pending two-door off-roader from Dearborn, Michigan is on the way.

This New Badass G-Shock Watch Is Made of Solid Carbon
This New Badass G-Shock Watch Is Made of Solid Carbon

The newest Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster is tough as nails, with a fully carbon case, sapphire crystal, and Tough Solar charging.

This Affordable Travel Blazer Is Perfect for Summertime Wear
This Affordable Travel Blazer Is Perfect for Summertime Wear

Designed with comfort in mind, this blazer is purpose-built to keep you cool and comfortable without compromise this summer.

Get 20% off the Best Gear, Only at the Gear Patrol Store
Get 20% off the Best Gear, Only at the Gear Patrol Store

From adventure gear, tech, accessories and grooming products, the Gear Patrol Store is brimming with the best products, tried and tested by our team of product journalists. For a limited time, get 20% your entire...


Fresh Deals


Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Save $80: Bose’s QuietComfort 35 IIs are some of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy. Even with stiff competition from the likes of Sony, Bowers & Wilkins and Sennheiser, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II stand out: they’re lighter and more comfortable than any other headphones in their class. The noise-canceling abilities are pretty damn good, too. And today, they’re $80 off.

The headphones are refurbished, but this is the best deal we’ve seen on the Bose QuietComfort 35 IIs in a long time. According to the eBay seller, the pair has “been tested and restored to full function, factory standard condition” and they come with free, 30-day returns. The discount only applies to black models. — Tucker Bowe


Seiko 5 SNK615k1
Save 77%: Who can argue with a $70 mechanical watch? You get a perfectly sized 38mm case, 30m of water resistance, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal and a beautiful blue dial with lumed hands and a combination of slim indices and Arabic hour markers. An automatic Seiko 7S26 movement gives you 40 hours of power reserve and a day-date complication, and you also get a matching steel bracelet.
— Oren Hartov


Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe Boots
Save 36%: When you’re presented with the chance to save on Red Wing Heritage boots, you’d be foolish to pass it up. The brand’s boots are rarely on sale and when they are, sizes are often limited. But now at Nordstrom Rack, you can save 36 percent on a pair of classic Red Wing Heritage Moc-Toe boots available in sizes 7 to 13. This American-made style features Brown Boomer leather from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Minnesota and a non-marking outsole. What are you waiting for? — John Zientek


Italian-Made 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


Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi-Tool
Save 21%: After months of testing and evaluation, we recently published an updated version of our guide to the best multi-tools available. Our list includes one significant change in that our new Editor’s Pick is Leatherman’s Free P2, which unseated Gerber’s Center-Drive. Both tools rank highly because they’re incredibly easy to use with one hand, making them practical for a wide variety of jobs and tasks, but the Free P2 edged out the Center-Drive because each one of its tools deploys with one hand, not just the pliers.

The newest iteration of the Center-Drive, the Center-Drive Plus, comes equipped with scissors and a premium leather sheath. It’s 21 percent off at The Drop right now, bringing its price down to $100. — Tanner Bowden


Costa Farms Houseplants
Save 25%+: Thanks to a host of enormous horticulture companies enrolling as sellers, buying live plants on Amazon has become commonplace. One of the largest live plant operations in the world, Costa Farms sells a rotating stock of its 1,500-plus varieties on Amazon — some of which are on sale today.

The lot includes the flowering peace lily, a classic queen fern, succulents or, if you’re up for taking care of it, a bonsai tree. It’s worth noting that neither Costa Farms or Amazon is guaranteeing a Mother’s Day delivery, so tread carefully. All are at least 25 percent off and come pre-potted. — Will Price


Yamaha TT-S303 Turntable
Save $70: The Yamaha TT-S303 is a manual belt-drive turntable that sells for $450, but you can nab it for $380 at World Wide Stereo using the code GEAR at checkout. Aside from its good looks, the TT-S303 is a solid turntable for both vinyl lovers and those just getting into analog audio. The turntable has a built-in phono preamp, meaning you can hook it up directly to some bookshelf speakers and play; or you can turn off the built-in preamp and hook the TT-S303 up to your own amp or receiver, which caters it to more serious listeners. The turntable also comes with a pre-mounted cartridge so there’s no complicated installation process.


Arai Moptorcycle Helmets
Save up to $520: There’s a massive sale on Arai Helmets going on over at Revzilla where you can save up to $520 on certain models and sizes. Whether you’re preferred style is full-face helmets, three-quarter shell, or you prefer dirt, there’s an opportunity to save hundreds of dollars with most of the helmets upwards of 40% off. If you haven’t picked up a new lid for the 2019 riding season, now would be a good time to think about taking a look. — Bryan Campbell


United By Blue Warehouse Sale
Save 80%: Today starting at noon, you can shop United by Blue’s Warehouse sale where everything is over 50 percent off. The responsible brand will pick up one pound of trash from waterways for each product sold. Beyond buying a product, you can join the team on cleanups year round. And in the meantime, you can shop tees, jackets, boardshorts, hoodies and more at a seriously discounted price today. — Meg Lappe


Today on Gear Patrol

The 18 Most-Hyped Breweries in America Right Now
The 18 Most-Hyped Breweries in America Right Now

For good and for bad, some breweries garner a level of hype once reserved for overpriced shoes and underaged boy bands.

19 Of the Greatest Cars For Sale Under $50,000
19 Of the Greatest Cars For Sale Under $50,000

The new car market is crammed with vehicles these days. Instead of wasting your time, trust us: These are the best ones you'll find for less than $50K.

Three Colorful Vintage Calendar Watches from Popular Brands
Three Colorful Vintage Calendar Watches from Popular Brands

Three complicated calendar watches from Omega, Vulcain, and Universal Genève.

The 10 Best Multi-Tools of 2019
The 10 Best Multi-Tools of 2019

We did the research and testing in order to find the 10 best multi-tools available from Leatherman, Gerber, Victorinox and more.

The Essential Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Motorcycle-Riding Moms
The Essential Mother’s Day Gift Guide For Motorcycle-Riding Moms

Women are one of the fastest growing demographics of motorcycle riders and the options for high-quality, stylish riding gear is on an equally meteoric rise. So if your mom rides, getting her a great gift...

The 5 Best Portable Hi-Fi Music Players Under $1,000
The 5 Best Portable Hi-Fi Music Players Under $1,000

There is more to mobile music than your smartphone. These portable MP3 players are like an iPhone on steroids.


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