May 15, 2019

Today In Gear: Monta’s Oceanking Dive Watch, the World’s Best New Rye Whiskey & More


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Classic dive watches from the 1950s and 1960s are still the mark by which all others are judged. They were supreme tool watches with crisp styling, mounted on sturdy bracelets that could stand up to everyday use. This is the ideal MONTA’s Oceanking is built after, except with some key comfort and technical updates that help set it apart in a sea of dive watches.

Firstly, the steel bracelet consists of curved and fully articulating links that wrap around the wrist for a more comfortable fit. This is further enhanced by a proprietary quick-adjust clasp and is capped off nicely with a beveled edge on every outer link. Utility is elevated in the Oceanking with Swiss-made fully luminescent hands, indices and ceramic bezel to provide legibility in any conditions. And at 40.7mm in diameter, its case proportions hit the sweet spot for a versatile modern dive watch.


New & Noteworthy Releases

This Bottle Was Named the World’s Best Rye Whiskey. But It Won’t Last Long
This Bottle Was Named the World’s Best Rye Whiskey. But It Won’t Last Long

San Francisco World Spirits Competition's pick for best rye whiskey gets re-released just in time for Father's Day.

This Cult-Favorite Sneaker Is Back in a New Color
This Cult-Favorite Sneaker Is Back in a New Color

You can now get the Nike Killshot 2 sneaker in white, gum and sail green.

If You’re Looking for an Affordable Bike For Your Commute, This Is It
If You’re Looking for an Affordable Bike For Your Commute, This Is It

Since 2009, State Bicycles has been making beautiful commuter-specific bikes. This new geared model is ideal for the road.

Everlane’s Summer-Weight Chinos Are Hard to Beat
Everlane’s Summer-Weight Chinos Are Hard to Beat

Get prepared for the muggy months with these incredibly lightweight travel pants from one of our favorite brands.

This New Sports Car Just Became the Best Car for Road Trips
This New Sports Car Just Became the Best Car for Road Trips

With a comfortable interior made for long journeys, more luggage space than a Honda Accord, and a 612-horsepower engine, the new McLaren GT is ready for that epic cross-country drive you've always dreamed of doing....

The King of Drones’ First Foray Into Action Cams is Damn Impressive
The King of Drones’ First Foray Into Action Cams is Damn Impressive

The DJI Osmo Action takes the company's expertise in action videography in a smart new direction.

The Most Dangerous States For Riding Motorcycles
The Most Dangerous States For Riding Motorcycles

There's a reason an entire industry revolves around gear designed to keep motorcycle riders protected head to toe.

One of the Most Iconic Backpacks Ever Is Getting a Reissue
One of the Most Iconic Backpacks Ever Is Getting a Reissue

You might not recognize the Wilderness Experience name, but its classic Klettersack has often been imitated — and now the original is coming back.

Your Favorite Electric Skateboard Company Just Made a Super-Cool Scooter
Your Favorite Electric Skateboard Company Just Made a Super-Cool Scooter

Boosted is moving beyond skateboards.


Fresh Deals


Smith Sunglasses Sale
Save 60%:If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, today is the day to add one to your cart. Right now, over 30 different styles are on sale for up to 60 percent off at Backcountry.com. Whether you bike, run, CrossFit or weightlift outdoors, the megol nose pads on these lightweight frames mean your sunglasses aren’t going anywhere — even if it’s 100 degrees. Smith’s ChromaPop lenses sharpen your vision so you can catch every rock, bump and divet in the trail ahead. We picked out a few options below, but recommend you head to the site to check out the plethora of options to find the perfect shape for your face. — Meg Lappe


End Clothing Sale on Adidas Sneakers
Save up to 50%: Whenever End Clothing has a big sale event, you’re sure to find piles of good stuff for extremely reasonable prices. And this time around, some of the best items we’ve found on the site’s mid-season sale happen to be great sneakers from Adidas. Be sure to check out the entire sale event if you’re looking to freshen up your warm-weather wardrobe or score off-season winter garb at clearance prices, but if you’re specifically in the market for new kicks, we recommend starting with these.
— Andy Frakes


Cotopaxi Fuego LT Down jacket
Save 50%: It might seem imprudent, foolhardy or even irresponsible to buy a down jacket when we’re a mere month away from the summer solstice — your cash is better spent on a bathing suit or a new hiking pack, right? Most will agree here, and both brands and retailers respond with discounts to move their insulating layers off the shelves. Cotopaxi is doing just that; it’s lightweight Fuego Down Jacket is currently 50 percent off, along with other items like windbreakers and fleeces.

Cotopaxi made the jacket with premium 950-fill water-resistant down that provides excellent warmth but is still slim and packable. The designers also included a touch of Polartec’s breathable synthetic Alpha insulation underneath the arms, and it has two interior and two exterior pockets. As far as down jackets go its regular price of $230 makes it notably affordable, but at $115, it’s the cheapest you’re likely to see a coat of this quality. For those with an adequate balance of foresight and patience, this deal is one not to miss. Plus, there are plenty of uses for down jackets in the summer too: hikes to higher elevations, chilly mornings and evenings and trips to the Southern Hemisphere are just a few. — Tanner Bowden


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The Best Modern Pocket Watches & How to Wear Them
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Here’s How You Make One of the Best Sports Cars of the 1990s Even Better
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How to Find the Right Hair Products for Men
How to Find the Right Hair Products for Men

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This Father’s Day, Introduce Your Dad to Athleisure
This Father’s Day, Introduce Your Dad to Athleisure

School your dad on athleisure, then help him upgrade his active apparel to something that's both stylish and comfy.

Some of the Best New Motorcycle Boots of 2019
Some of the Best New Motorcycle Boots of 2019

Since there really isn't one motorcycle boot fit for every situation, we picked out a few of our favorites new for this year.

5 Old Whiskeys to Share with Your Old Man This Father’s Day
5 Old Whiskeys to Share with Your Old Man This Father’s Day

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Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong
Everything You Know About Running Shoes Is Wrong

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